Has Anybody Flown Iberia Airlines?

Ihave a flight reserved Bilbao to LHR (Heathrow) and can't tell from the printout whether I need to print a ticket or what. It says to call the airline the day before flight, but I don't see anything about printing a ticket or boarding pass.

Posted by Nancy
Dallas, TX, USA
144 posts

Iberia is now a part of American Airlines. I have flown on Iberia from Munich to Madrid with no problems. Unfortunately, I don't have any advice about printing your ticket. I would call the airline the day before the flight for further instructions.

Posted by Nigel
East Midlands, England
8760 posts

Iberia is now a part of American Airlines That's news to me. In fact, when IAG was formed which owns both Iberia and BA (British Airways), BA bought out the remaining AA (American Airlines) stake. Both IAG, Iberia and BA, and AA are part of the OneWorld marketing alliance. I'm not aware of any AA/Iberia codeshares. You might find it interesting that Iberia own about half of Veuling, the discount airline.

Posted by Roberto
Fremont, CA, USA
3351 posts

Iberia is not part of AA. Iberia is part of IAG, the parent company of Iberia and British Airways. There are Iberia code share flights with American Airlines (such as: MAD-ORD, MAD-LHR, MAD-MIA, MAD-JFK). The flight from Bilbao (BIO) to LHR is operated by Vueling, in codeshare with Iberia. I would print the reservation paper just in case. Also you can probably do the online boarding.

Posted by Marco
Oxford, United Kingdom
781 posts

Iberia doesn't own Vueling; IAG does, from the end of last month. A subtle difference, but the intention is for it to remain a separate airline, although schedules will be cooperative. It also remains outside, for the moment at least from OneWorld.

Posted by Don
Vallejo, CA, USA
4 posts

Hi, Swan! I can't tell you whether you NOW need a printed ticket to fly on Iberia Airlines. I THINK I had two tickets I printed in 2008. I'd say, print your Iberia tickets if you can. By the way, I did fly Iberia from London (LHR) to Madrid and then from Marrakech, Morocco back to London (LHR). I was making connecting flights (Air Canada) from/to San Francisco (SFO). It was June when I left, I had about a six hour layover at 1 a.m. in London, and the waiting area was COLD! in fact, a bunch of us were waiting in a nice, heated area until about 2:15 a.m. when the airport staff kicked us out, forcing us to wait in an unheated waiting area! Ugh! I wish I had had a warmer jacket for the waiting at LHR. Waiting at LHR in July was OK: it was night, but not so cold. Oh, yeh, one other thing: Iberia gave us absolutely NOTHING to eat, not even peanuts! We could buy drinks (beer, wine, soft drinks) for 4 Euros (about $6.57 then) or a sandwich (bocadillo) for 6 Euros (about $10.00 then). Needless to say, I passed on the food and drink. Have a GOOD TRIP! Europe is still fun, though not as cheap as it once was!

Posted by Swan
Napa, CA
2858 posts

Surely those super-cheap intra-European flights have disappeared. Enter the nickel and dime charges for anything beyond a seat on a plane! I'll call the airline if I can. I don't expect to need a meal between Bilboa and London unless a Gilligan's Island situation arises. Thanks all for your responses.