Talk:Iberia (airline)

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Focus Cities[edit]

Don't know about the others but BCN is not a focus city for them at all. They only fly to Madrid and Heathrow form BCN and if two flights make it a focus city... I've removed it. --62.57.161.79 (talk) 22:01, 15 June 2009 (UTC)

BCN is a operational focus city for the Iberia brand due to the Iberia Regional services operated by Air Nostrum. --84.156.68.95 (talk) 21:13, 26 February 2011 (UTC)

Incidents[edit]

I have removed:

  • An Airbus 320 en route Madrid-Dublin reported a fire in the back of the aircraft and made an emergency landing on May 03, 2006 late afternoon. Passenger were evacuated using the emergency chutes

This kind of thing is relatively common and does not need to be reported here I feel. Anyone disagree just leave me a message! --GoAround 19:57, 19 June 2006 (UTC)

I agree, go around. I think the Madrid-Dublin fire was an incident and not an accident. —Preceding unsigned comment added by Karljoos (talkcontribs) 22:18, 23 December 2008 (UTC)

I think it is important to state or determine the cause of the fire. If it is the result of passenger action I agree. If it is the result of aircraft maintenance, failures in protocol etc that potentially affect the lives of passsngers, it should remain. I have already lived luckily through 1 aircraft fire. I was lucky. Many are not. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 41.244.251.194 (talk) 12:13, 30 December 2008 (UTC)

History sub-articled[edit]

The history section has been spun-out into "History of Iberia Airlines" to help with readability and concentrate the main article onto the current aspects of the company. This "history" page also includes significant incidents and accidents. Please help out by expanding the article and feel free to raise any recommendations, omissions or objections → friedfish 11:52, 1 November 2006 (UTC)

I think you to show a photo of an Iberia B-747, because this aircraft is very interesting, and I think that if Iberia has 4 of these, you should show them. —Preceding unsigned comment added by 213.60.133.117 (talkcontribs)

New Destinations[edit]

That list currently included in the article looks to be a little far-fetched. I'm pretty sure none of those routes have been announced or confirmed; it's all speculation, or possibly a wishlist. I think it should go! Jasepl (talk) 09:53, 19 August 2008 (UTC)

So do I. Deus Caritas Est (talk) 23:48, 2 October 2008 (UTC)

Former fleet-(helicopters???)[edit]

Hi! I need to ask why doesn't this article has a former fleet section like many other airline articles do?

Because, looking through Ebay for Iberia collectibles for my own collection, I found this: [1] and tried to look up here to see if Iberia actually ever flew helicopters, and so that's how I came to find out there is no former fleet section here. And anyways I know that new rules here specify no questions about the subject itself, only about the article on wikipedia pages but, if anybody who knows the history of Iberia here can help, did Iberia ever actually have helicopters?

Thanks and God bless you!

Sincerely yours, Dildo Hispano hable 05:08, 23 November, 2009 (UTC)


Why does the article say that Iberia has the worst service and that Spanish passport holders have preference on queues? It is an opinion and it has to be proved and no airlines quality issues ranking shows what the page says.

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Industry Ratings[edit]

I believe that the 'Industry Ratings' section needs to be carefully amended, as it is beneath the standards of encyclopedic writing. It's a bunch of opinions that are either unsourced, or that brazenly distort the facts to reflect bias against Iberia. I welcome other people's opinions. Here's what I disagree with:

Suffering from more customer complaints than any other full-service carrier in Europe..." Can you provide proof of this? What is your source? Surely not what you go on to mention below.

Iberia has developed a negative overall brand image from the general public and a reputation for poor customer service. You cannot make such a claim, period. You just don't have proper sources and this is biased opinion.

In 2011, reflecting very low customer satisfaction ratings, Iberia was ranked #10 in a Business Insider poll for The 10 Worst Airlines in the World.[16]" This very survey states that Iberia's overall rating, according to Zagat, falls between the 10-15 mark described as 'fair to good'. You do not ONCE mention Iberia's 'industry rating' as you call it with such adjectives, instead using words like 'poor' which are in the lowest descriptor (and which Iberia in not in). It is, additionally, utter rubish to depict Iberia as the world's 10th worst airline.

Also, passengers rated Iberia a mere 3.3 out of 10 on Skytrax's website, depicting its services as poor.[17] " I see a 4/10 overall score under passengers' comments, I don't know here you got the 3.3 number from. But the personal rating of 696 English speaking customers in a UK website hardly counts to depict an major airline's services as poor, given that millions have flown Iberia. I would accept something like 'passengers on the UK airline review site Skytrax' or something that quantifies your statement better.

It is also not a Skytrax Quality Approved airline " Again very biased writing, especially since Skytrax has given Iberia a 3-star ranking, awarded to 'airlines delivering a fair Quality performance, but with greater levels of inconsistency'. So again you would need to use words as 'fair' and not 'poor' quality to make this part of the article reflect reputable sources. Your descriptions rather match 2 or 1 star rated airlines, as a 3 star airline is not a bad rating at all, more middle of the line. I do not see a 3 star rating spun as a badge of shame for other other 3-star airlines such as Air Canada, Icelandair, American Airlines, etc which to me suggests a personal unbiased attack on Iberia.

especially given that between 2007 and 2012, Skytrax's rating for Iberia's cabin crews has fluctuated between two and three stars, well below the ratings of other European airlines' cabin crews. What's your source? What's the rating for 'other' European airlines cabin crew? Again biased unsourced opinions.

Please amend this section, or I will reword it. Iberia actually holds a solid reputation with many people, as one of the world's oldest operating airlines and the market leader between Latin America and Europe. I have had excellent experiences w them always, including a snow-in at JFK where Iberia set us up in a hotel for the night and the next morning I saw the same American Airlines passengers who were were stranded overnight and slept at the airport. Of course this doesn't mean anything so I wouldn't put this as general facts in Wikpiedia. I ask you to do the same and remove opinions that are baseless, or based on altered facts. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Emanuel Kingsley (talkcontribs) 09:44, 15 December 2012

I have removed the Skytrax stuff, it is not a particularly reliable source for opinions and ratings per old discussions at the airlines project. MilborneOne (talk) 09:58, 15 December 2012 (UTC)