Iberia Airlines: Flying Affordably and Comfortably

Viajar na Iberia Airlines.
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2024-04-04

Iberia Airlines, also known as Líneas Aéreas de España, is Spain’s primary airline, operating flights to over 300 destinations with 166 aircraft, spanning 46 countries across Europe, Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and the Americas.

Headquarters are in Madrid, with operations centered at Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD).

It’s a key carrier bridging Europe and Latin America. Also, it’s part of the IAG – International Airlines Group and Oneworld alliance.

With competitive prices, it’s a preferred choice for many travelers, including our family. So, in this article, I share essential information for planning your trips. Hope this helps you!

Where does Iberia Airlines fly to from the United Kingdom?

Aeroporto de Londres - Stansted, Reino Unido.
United Kingdom, London Stansted Airport.

Iberia operates flights from the major airports in the United Kingdom.

Therefore, Heathrow Airport (LHR), London Gatwick Airport (LGW), Manchester Airport (MAN), and Edinburgh Airport (EDI) have direct flights to Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD).

Information about Iberia Airlines’ online check-in

Iberia Airlines
Iberia Airlines self-check-in machine at Madrid Airport.

The rules for online check-in with Iberia Airlines depend on the type of ticket you purchase.

We almost always opt for the most economical fare available and check in online at home the day before.

We don’t worry about doing it too far in advance because we’ve installed the Iberia app on both our phones, allowing us to handle everything comfortably up to 1 hour before boarding.

Please note that if you have special needs, are traveling with pets, or have unaccompanied minors, you will be required to check in at the airport.

Rules for carry-on luggage

Aviões da Iberia Airlines.
Iberia Airlines airplane.

Just like in the situation described above, the baggage rules depend on the type of ticket you purchase.

Therefore, if you’re traveling in economy class, you can carry one carry-on bag (56 cm X 45 cm X 25 cm) and one personal item, such as a purse, but it must not exceed the following dimensions: 40 cm X 30 cm X 15 cm.

How does the Iberia’s Hola Madrid stopover work?

Aeroporto de Madrid-Barajas (MAD).
Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD).

The Iberia’s Hola Madrid stopover is a promotion that allows you to add up to nine nights in Madrid without paying extra for your airplane ticket.

Moreover, those who opt for this stopover can benefit from discounts on accommodation, museums, and activities in Madrid.

So, how does it work? Typically, the Hola Madrid stopover is available on international flights operated by this airline. If you’re interested, check if you’re eligible on the Iberia website.

Contact information for Iberia Airlines in the United Kingdom

Aeroporto de Malta.
Malta Airport.
Chegadas do Aeroporto de Ponta Delgada João Paulo II (PDL).
Azores, Ponta Delgada João Paulo II Airport (PDL).
Aeroporto da Madeira.
Funchal, Madeira Airport (FNC).
Aeroporto de Lisboa
Lisbon – Portugal: Humberto Delgado Airport (LIS).
Aeroporto Francisco Sá Carneiro (OPO), Porto.
Porto, Portugal – Francisco Sá Carneiro Airport (OPO).
Aeroporto de Faro.
Algarve, Portugal – Faro Airport.
Aeroporto de Bordéus, França.
France, Bordeaux – Mérignac Airport.
Aeroporto de Bari, Itália.
Italy, Bari International Airport-Karol Wojtyla.
Aeroporto de Zagrebe, Croácia.
Croatia, Franjo Tuđman Airport Zagreb.

You can go to the counters available at airports with flights operated by Iberia Airlines. If your issue is related to sales, you can use Iberia’s phone number: 020 3684 3774.

Extra tip: If you have an urgent matter, try leaving a comment on Iberia’s social media channels!

Final considerations about Iberia Airlines

Viajar na Iberia Airlines.
Traveling with Iberia Airlines

We’ve always had a good experience with Iberia Airlines, and that applies to all the flights we’ve taken with this airline.

However, what really attracts me to this low-cost carrier is the affordable prices they offer.

Of course, finding good deals requires dedicating some time to monitoring fares, but as a general rule, the earlier you purchase your ticket, the better chance you have of finding a good deal!

*What we’ve written here reflects our experience as passengers with Iberia. However, considering that rules can change at any time, I recommend confirming any information you deem relevant.

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