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Eight A330-343X ordered (and 8 options) will replace a like number of A340-300s in service and will use GE CF6-80-E1; 15% fuel savings expected. All A330-343Xs have been delivered:

MSN 1377, 17 Jan 2013: EC-LUB
MSN 1385, 11 Feb 2013: EC-LUK
MSN 1405, 4 Apr 2013: EC-LUX
MSN 1426, 13 Jun 2013: EC-LXK
MSN 1437, 17 Jul 2013: EC-LYF
MSN 1490, 24 Jan 2014: EC-LZJ
MSN 1507, 17 Mar 2014 : EC-LZX
MSN 1515, 22 April 2014 : EC-MAA


Seventeen A340-642s remaining in service will be refurbished between 2013 and 2015.
Plan is 6 in 2013 and 11 in 2014/2015 (source http://phx.corporate-ir.net/External...F8VHlwZT0z&t=1 / Page 99)


Those refitted include (11/17):

MSN 1079: EC-LEV(click for flight history)
MSN 0960: EC-LEU (click for flight history)
MSN 0341: EC-INO (click for flight history)
MSN 1122: EC-LFS (click for flight history)
MSN 0440: EC-IOB (click for flight history)
MSN 0720: EC-JLE (click for flight history)
MSN 0460: EC-IQR (click for flight history)
MSN 0744: EC-JPU (click for flight history)
MSN 0993: EC-LCZ (click for flight history)
MSN 0661: EC-IZX (click for flight history)
MSN 0606: EC-JBA (click for flight history)

The retrofitted aircrafts have in the booking system the code A340-500

Possibly 12th airplane to retrofit?
http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/EC-IZY

Possibly the 13th airplane to retrofit
http://www.flightradar24.com/data/airplanes/EC-JCZ



A330 seat map

Keep in mind that rows 8&9 are in a mini-cabin.


All flights to North America (expect LAX) and Angola are operated by A330

A340/600 Seat Map

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Old Feb 9, 14, 11:09 am   #136
 
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Hi everyone, just booked business class on the A346 from São Paulo to Madrid, you can tell if you are flying the new business class as Iberia designates the aircraft as A345 (Iberia doesn't have any 500 series just uses it to identify the new refurbished A346). Does anyone know if all of business class is in one cabin or if there is a mini cabin on the new configuration A346?

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Hi,

I have not been in the new biz class yet but from some pictures I saw of the lay out, there will be only one cabin.
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Old Feb 9, 14, 11:16 pm   #137
 
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My wife are flying from JFK to MAD (same route back) this summer (6251/6252). We just received a notification that our seats were changed to 4E and 4G.. I looked on seatguru (map)and the picture above, but I don't see a 4E/4G... do we get a lay-flat place on the floor?

Seriously, anybody have a link to seat map with that layout? Thanks!
I have recently flow the reverse route MAD-JFK my seat was a lie flat, I do not remmember the seat number though.
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Old Feb 9, 14, 11:48 pm   #138
 
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Iberia's own website doesn't show a layout for my flight either.
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Old Feb 10, 14, 5:40 pm   #139
 
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I'm amazed how little information Iberia has on their website, or their call center. I'm trying to find out if our LAX-MAD flight on May 14 is going to be the refurbished, new style of business class ('business club') with lay-flat seats, or the old style. Looks like on the way back - MAD-LAX - it's the new one, but since I spent so much time booking the reward trip, and can't seem to find confirmation of it.

Guess it will be even more of an adventure than I bargained for! A SURPRISE when we get on the plane!
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Old Feb 10, 14, 7:26 pm   #140
 
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I have a trip MAD-MIA in September. I am on the morning flight arriving around 3pm with onward flights with AA at 8pm so approx 5 hrs in Miami.

I was wondering will 2A be better as its close to front of aircraft so close to immigration or 8A in the mini cabin but farther back the aircraft meaning longer at immigration ?
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Old Feb 15, 14, 1:23 pm   #141
 
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My wife are flying from JFK to MAD (same route back) this summer (6251/6252). We just received a notification that our seats were changed to 4E and 4G.. I looked on seatguru (map)and the picture above, but I don't see a 4E/4G... do we get a lay-flat place on the floor?

Seriously, anybody have a link to seat map with that layout? Thanks!
Check the seatmap again. The column alphabets are marked at the top on row 1/2 and they apply down the line for all rows.
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Old Feb 15, 14, 6:54 pm   #142
 
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Check the seatmap again. The column alphabets are marked at the top on row 1/2 and they apply down the line for all rows.
I must be blind. I see that rows three and five have E & G seats, but row four has D & H.
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Old Feb 22, 14, 9:48 am   #143
 
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I looks like they call the refurbished ones A340-500

eg.

IB 6833
Operated by Iberia
Airbus Industrie A340-500
Please help a poor American Airlines guy... I found the above comment in post 117, and it's the only post in this thread that mentions the A340-500.

I have 2 J class seats LAX to MAD on Aug 25. I made this reservation using my AA miles quite a long time ago. When I made the res, the flight was on an Iberia 340. Although I wasn't thrilled about it, we were assigned seats 1J and 1L.

I was checking all of my AA reservations today, and now this flight is showing a 345. And my seats were changed to 10G and 10E.

Seatguru does not have a seat map for an Iberia 345.

So is this a refurbished 340-300? Can anyone help me find a seat map? If I check the Iberia website (using a dummy booking) and Seatguru, it appears that seating on the 345 is configured similar to the 330-300.

Any recommendations about seating? Looks like I may need to phone AA and try to change my seats?

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Old Feb 22, 14, 12:13 pm   #144
 
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Please help a poor American Airlines guy... I found the above comment in post 117, and it's the only post in this thread that mentions the A340-500.

I have 2 J class seats LAX to MAD on Aug 25. I made this reservation using my AA miles quite a long time ago. When I made the res, the flight was on an Iberia 340. Although I wasn't thrilled about it, we were assigned seats 1J and 1L.

I was checking all of my AA reservations today, and now this flight is showing a 345. And my seats were changed to 10G and 10E.

Seatguru does not have a seat map for an Iberia 345.

So is this a refurbished 340-300? Can anyone help me find a seat map? If I check the Iberia website (using a dummy booking) and Seatguru, it appears that seating on the 345 is configured similar to the 330-300.

Any recommendations about seating? Looks like I may need to phone AA and try to change my seats?
the seatmap is in this thread in the wikipost !!!!!!!??
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Old Feb 24, 14, 6:20 am   #145
 
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According to this article they have ordered Another 2 A330 which will be
delivered in 2014, so 10 in total instead of 8.

http://fly-news.es/aerolineas/iberia...n-sus-pilotos/
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Old Feb 24, 14, 9:17 am   #146
 
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According to this article they have ordered Another 2 A330 which will be
delivered in 2014, so 10 in total instead of 8.

http://fly-news.es/aerolineas/iberia...n-sus-pilotos/
I wonder if they are planning on opening any new routes. A lot of the Caribbean destinations might start to look better, even with a weak recovery in Spain.
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Old Feb 24, 14, 9:39 am   #147
 
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Please help a poor American Airlines guy...

Seatguru does not have a seat map for an Iberia 345.
It's refurbished A340-600. So yes, the same type of seat like the A330.

IB owns and operates only A340-300, -600. All other A340 subvariant codes are used to identify specific seat configurations.
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Old Feb 26, 14, 3:42 pm   #148
 
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Hi, does anyone know if the route MEX-MAD flight 6400 will have the refurbished 340-600 around April? Thanks
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Old Feb 26, 14, 4:09 pm   #149
 
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I must be blind. I see that rows three and five have E & G seats, but row four has D & H.
I recently subscribed to ExpertFlyer and it showed my seats as being in the middle.
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Old Feb 26, 14, 6:43 pm   #150
 
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Hi, does anyone know if the route MEX-MAD flight 6400 will have the refurbished 340-600 around April? Thanks
If it says A345 it will be a refurbished on
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