A Guide To Flying Iberia Airlines

If you are looking to fly from Europe to South America, then Iberia Airlines are one of the primary airlines who provide that route.

You’ll likely come across them on searches like this but also a variety of wider destination, using their Madrid base as a hub.

As part of IAG with BA and American Airlines, their reach is virtually unrivalled. As such, here is our guide to flying with Iberian and how best to book flights with them.

Our Guide to Flying Iberia

To get the best from Iberian in terms of service, we recommend booking directly on the Iberian website. This ensures that you get the highest level of customer service.

If you book through a third-party website, then you have to contact that third party if there are any time changes, you want help or need to make changes. Third party fees are often much more too, so be careful not to get caught out.

Iberia Airlines Quality:

Iberia is currently rated as a 4 star airline with the independent ratings body, Skytrax. Customer feedback rates as 3.5/5 on TripAdvisor.

Iberia Airlines Review GuideSeats:

Iberia have a very average 31 inch seat pitch and 18.1 inch width as standard in the economy cabin. Online check in opens 24 hours before your flight, so seats can be selected for free at that point. Seats costs from £15 upwards, depending how long your flight is, if you want to book them in advance.


You are allowed to take 23kg of checked luggage and 7kg of hand luggage on-board your Iberian flight in saver economy. Luggage is more for premium economy and business class cabins – double at 2 X 23kg etc.

Iberia Airlines Cabins:

Iberia Seat Business Class Premium Economy

Premium Economy (Turista Premium):

The premium service on offer from Iberia comes with an upgraded service in terms of check in and meals also.

Business Class:

In business class, you can expect upgraded meals containing fresh Spanish seasonal produce and locally sourced wines.

Read More: We have a host of airline guide to help you understand airline like German airline Lufthansa, Spanish airline Iberia & the excellent Air France.

Low Cost Iberia:

Iberia also operate lots of low cost flights within Europe. Be careful to check the baggage allowance when you are booking these, as some come with hand-luggage-only. This is always clear on the Iberia website but not always on third-party sites.


You will need at least 50 minutes to make any connecting flights through the airport, if you are using the Iberia hub, Madrid. This is reasonably easy for most passengers but older or less able people may wish to allow a little more time.

Air Miles (Iberia Plus):

Iberia operates its own air miles program called Iberia Plus. As Iberia is also a member of One World and IAG, you can earn miles from any other airline in those alliances and vice versa. If you’d like to see all participating airlines head here.

As an official partner of Iberia, we are happy to answer any questions you might have. Leave a comment in the box below, if so. Alternatively, click the banner above to book your flight now.

4 thoughts on “A Guide To Flying Iberia Airlines

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  1. I’ve never heard of this airline before, so thanks for opening my eyes to other options. And thanks for the clarification on the luggage standards. I think this is one of the areas where travelers find themselves in a little bit of trouble!


  2. Iberia Airlines seems to be a great way to travel. The service looks awesome and the prices are quite reasonable. Nice to know about the program to earn miles. Thanks for the detailed information about the flight.


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