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Travel experts review three classes at the same time on an Iberia A330 between Madrid and London

It only takes two and a half hours to fly from Madrid to London, but on certain services, Iberia uses wide-body aircraft for this short-haul route.

On paper, it’s a great option, especially since travelers can use Avios points with Iberia to keep costs low. But The Points Guy United Kingdom decided to find out how good it really is, top to bottom, by reviewing all three classes from front to back.

Three team members boarded an A330-300 bound for Heathrow in Madrid and filmed their experiences.

Liam Spencer, pictured, tried Iberia's business class and loved his 'very spacious, private and comfortable' seat

Liam Spencer, pictured, tried Iberia’s business class and loved his ‘very spacious, private and comfortable’ seat

Thumbs up: Liam said he liked Iberia's 'sleek, modern cabin'

Thumbs up: Liam said he liked Iberia's 'sleek, modern cabin'

Thumbs up: Liam said he liked Iberia’s ‘sleek, modern cabin’

Liam Spencer pulled out the longest straw for him. video review trip, paying £ 210 for a business class seat.

His trip got off to a great start at the airport. He said: ‘The Velázquez Premium Lounge is the best business class lounge I have ever been to. It had amazing views of the asphalt, a huge bar, and good food. ”

He also liked his seat on board the plane, describing it as “very spacious, private and comfortable.” You could ‘adjust each part to your liking and turn it into a completely flat bed if you wanted to take a nap.’

Other good points? The “sleek, modern cockpit”, the noise-canceling headphones and the 18.5-inch entertainment screen, which meant “you could really immerse yourself in a movie.”

Business class food (pictured) was 'tasty', but options were 'quite limited for a business class offering'

Business class food (pictured) was 'tasty', but options were 'quite limited for a business class offering'

Business class food (pictured) was ‘tasty’, but options were ‘quite limited for a business class offering’

The cabin crew, however, “weren’t particularly friendly” and Liam said they didn’t make him feel welcome.

And while the food was “tasty”, the options were “quite limited for a business class offering.”

The final negative point was the temperature during the flight: “The cabin felt extremely hot during parts of the flight,” added Liam.

As Liam stretched business class, Ben Smithson put premium economy to the test, paying £ 93 and £ 20 more to select a seat.

He liked the royal seat, describing it as “very comfortable” with “plenty of room to recline and for legs.”

Ben Smithson, pictured, put the premium economy to the test

Ben Smithson, pictured, put the premium economy to the test

Ben Smithson, pictured, put the premium economy to the test

Ben liked his 'delicious and colorful seafood meal' (pictured)

Ben liked his 'delicious and colorful seafood meal' (pictured)

Ben liked his ‘delicious and colorful seafood meal’ (pictured)

HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?

For UK travelers, as part of the Oneworld alliance, Iberia is “a brilliant option for those who want to use their Avios,” said The Points Guy UK.

The site said that from Madrid to London, using Avios through Iberia Plus, you will pay from 7,500 Avios in economy class and 15,000 in business class.

Using Avios from British Airways, travelers could pay as little as 7,250 or 13,500 points with one-way tax capped at £ 17.50 and £ 25 for economy and business class, respectively.

However, for the trip to Madrid, The Points Guy UK determined that, after looking at the prices of their travel dates, it made sense to pay in cash through the Iberia website, without spending points, as the number of points required for each ticket had a greater value than the cash amount of each ticket. So it is better to save them for another trip.

The breakdown:

Liam paid £ 210 for your business class ticket.

Ben paid £ 113 for your premium economy ticket. (There is no cost of points in the premium economy because Iberia does not officially sell the premium economy on the Madrid-London route).

Nicky paid £ 27 for its economic seat.

The food was also a winner. He devoured a ‘pre-ordered delicious and colorful seafood meal’.

The list of perks also included Wi-Fi connection and “good entertainment options.”

On the downside, as with Liam later on the plane, there was the service. Ben said the crew “were quite unfriendly.”

In the back during the flight was Nicky Kelvin, director of The Points Guy UK.

Nicky Kelvin said his seat was 'incredibly comfortable' and that he could stretch

Nicky Kelvin said his seat was 'incredibly comfortable' and that he could stretch

Nicky Kelvin said his seat was ‘incredibly comfortable’ and that he could stretch

Nicky lamented the non-existent menu options (water bar) in economics

Nicky lamented the non-existent menu options (water bar) in economics

Nicky lamented the non-existent menu options (water bar) in economics

He paid £ 27 for his economy seat, which he said was “incredibly comfortable with great recline”.

He continued: ‘A large plane meant there were plenty of seats available to stretch out and I had no one in the seat next to me (neither in front nor behind). The fare was very cheap for the duration of the flight and the plane you could fly on.

On the not-so-great side was the menu – ‘aside from water, there was no food or drink available, not even to buy’ – and the lack of headphones. He said: “While this was really a short haul flight, having inflight entertainment screens without a way to enjoy them was a real joke.”

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It only takes two and a half hours to fly from Madrid to London, but on certain services, Iberia uses wide-body aircraft for this short-haul route.  The photo shows the type of aircraft The Points Guy UK flew on: an Airbus A330

It only takes two and a half hours to fly from Madrid to London, but on certain services, Iberia uses wide-body aircraft for this short-haul route.  The photo shows the type of aircraft The Points Guy UK flew on: an Airbus A330

It only takes two and a half hours to fly from Madrid to London, but on certain services, Iberia uses wide-body aircraft for this short-haul route. The photo shows the type of aircraft The Points Guy UK flew on: an Airbus A330

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