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Iberia has confirmed that it will be increasing the number of flights that it offers on its route between Madrid and Dallas and that it has now followed in the footsteps of British Airways by moving its New York JFK operations into Terminal 8 alongside American Airlines.
Iberia’s Dallas route
Iberia was originally scheduled to launch its new service to Dallas in April but it wasn’t until 1 June 2022 that the first flight took to the skies. The route was served 4x/week during the 2022 summer season and originally, was not scheduled to operate during the Northern Hemisphere winter.
Despite this, however, a winter service between Madsris and Dallas is currently operating a 3x/week (Mon, Wed, & Fri) and with plans now being made for next year, Iberia has confirmed that it plans to add more flights to this route so that by 1 June next year, it is offering a daily service.
Here’s the schedule that Iberia has filed for June 2023:
IB6149 MAD 15:55 – 20:10 DFW (Daily)
IB6148 DFW 21:40 – 14:15+1 day MAD (Daily)
The schedules continue to show the route being operated by an Airbus A330 aircraft and they also show the route continuing to be offered in winter 2023/24 (albeit only 4x/week).
Note: Iberia is a considerably more economical option than British Airways when it comes to redeeming Avios for long-haul premium cabin bookings.
Iberia has moved into JFK Terminal 8
As of 1 December 2022, Iberia is now using JFK Terminal 8 as its New York Base.
The big news regarding JFK T8 this week has surrounded the fact that British Airways has now moved in and opened up a couple of new lounges in conjunction with American Airlines, so the news that Iberia has also moved in has gone under the radar.
Nevertheless, with the lounge options in JFK T8 looking considerably nicer than what was on offer in T7 and with oneworld connections from JFK now considerably simpler, this is very good news for Iberia’s frequent flyers and for those of us who like to burn our Avios balances on the (comparatively) low-fee transatlantic premium cabin redemptions that Iberia offers.
I’ll be passing through JFK T8 early next year, so I’ll take that opportunity to take a good look at what the oneworld airlines now offer there and report back when I can.
As of Thursday, 1 December 2022, Iberia is operating out of New York JFK Terminal 8 where it’s cohabiting with British Airways and American Airlines. Also, as of 1 June 2023, Iberia’s Madrid – Dallas service will be going to a daily schedule and we can expect to see that service continue through winter 2023/24 (albeit with fewer flights).
While I’m glad to see other Iberia options, the timing of the flight from MAD could be better. I guess it’s fine if you’re heading west from DFW after landing but if you’re trying to get to the southeast US you may not land in time to make any connections and if you do you will be very late arriving at your destination. I love that the MAD-ORD flight lands early afternoon meaning I can make connections and get home before 8 PM, even though if I’m elsewhere in Europe to begin the day it means a very early first flight leg.
Agreed. The late arrival into DFW is an issue (even if, like me, you’re trying to get to LAX). I’m still holding out hope that IB will try to get an earlier departure out of MAD.
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