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corporate-wage-slave Oct 26, 17 5:14 am


Originally Posted by rockflyertalk (Post 28978744)
Just to clarify and it may help newbies to FT, is this an Iberia or BA or 3rd party lounge?

These are Iberia's lounges, which is open to oneworld frequent flyers in the usual way. The main thread is to be found here:

Iberia lounges at Madrid Barajas (T4/T4S)

Ldnn1 Oct 26, 17 5:15 am


Originally Posted by rockflyertalk (Post 28978744)
Just to clarify and it may help newbies to FT, is this an Iberia or BA or 3rd party lounge?

I assume its not a BA Lounge outright.

Looks great. Thanks.

It is an Iberia lounge. Standard oneworld business lounge access rules apply, including guests for those with BAEC or other oneworld status.

GadgetGal Oct 26, 17 5:15 am


Originally Posted by rockflyertalk (Post 28978744)
Just to clarify and it may help newbies to FT, is this an Iberia or BA or 3rd party lounge?

I assume its not a BA Lounge outright.

Looks great. Thanks.

It is an Iberia lounge

rhivolution Oct 26, 17 7:16 am

Oooo. We are flying from T4S to Guatemala City in less than 2 weeks, so I'll look forward to checking it out!

mclachlan4321 Oct 26, 17 11:56 am


Originally Posted by Finavia (Post 28977084)
I guessed that would be the case but would like to know if the Dalì Lounge has already been closed.

The Dali lounge was open yesterday (Wednesday) when I visited mid afternoon.

BlackSkyuk Oct 26, 17 1:28 pm

Flying to MAD next weekend so will get to try it out.

aviator33 Oct 26, 17 8:57 pm


Originally Posted by NeilP (Post 28975868)
The new refurbished lounge in Madrid T4S is now open, and what a wonderful place... Admittedly its late so nice and quiet, but the facilities look great - showers, 2 x bar areas, reasonable selection of food and ample seating with power sockets. The beer fridge has a great selection too.

I went thru last week. I had no idea it had been closed. We had been to the lounge a number of times before on previous trips thru Madrid. We were there in the morning before our flight to ORD. Reasonable selection of items for breakfast: omelette, salmon, turkey, various sandwiches, cereals, and coffees. Didn't look at the alcoholic selections.

Hannibal Lecter Oct 27, 17 1:43 am


Originally Posted by Greenpen (Post 28976060)
I do get muddled by MAD lounges; is this one the very nice Velasquez or the dull Dali?


Dalí = bright spacious modern design

Velázquez = dark, grotty, low ceiling, garage style
(planespotters like it though)

Hannibal Lecter Oct 27, 17 1:55 am


Originally Posted by NeilP (Post 28975868)
The new refurbished lounge in Madrid T4S is now open, and what a wonderful place... Admittedly its late so nice and quiet, but the facilities look great - showers, 2 x bar areas, reasonable selection of food and ample seating with power sockets. The beer fridge has a great selection too.

I have to admit i like LHR T5 first lounge, but food aside this bests it hands down.


Looks like Air France's CDG lounges.



Good that they have replaced the worn out 70s style furniture
but it looks like they have reduced the food and drink selection a lot...

Pascoe Oct 27, 17 6:27 am

Iberia. No BA outstation at MAD that I am aware of.

HIDDY Oct 27, 17 12:00 pm

Not sure I like it or not. Those chairs don't look very comfortable compared to the old leather ones and the modern colour scheme is a bit on the bright side.

Maybe I'm just old fashioned. :D

deco105 Oct 28, 17 5:00 am

I'm a bit confused now, I'm flying from Mad to LHR on IB3180 mid November, it says T4, so I'm assuming I won't be able to go to T4s for the lounge, do they offer any alternative? Is it worth contacting BA (the flight was booked with a BA codeshare number) and change the flights? I have a 3 hour layover there.
Thanks

corporate-wage-slave Oct 28, 17 5:07 am


Originally Posted by deco105 (Post 28986774)
I'm a bit confused now, I'm flying from Mad to LHR on IB3180 mid November, it says T4, so I'm assuming I won't be able to go to T4s for the lounge, do they offer any alternative? Is it worth contacting BA (the flight was booked with a BA codeshare number) and change the flights? I have a 3 hour layover there.
Thanks

I think we are still waiting for a definitive timeframe for the closure of Dalí but that is the lounge for your flight, in the main terminal building, and the indications are that for your flight you will be given a refreshment voucher and a wifi code instead of lounge access. And you won't be able to get to T4S, nor frankly is it practical, it could easily add 30 minutes to your trip just getting there and back. If you moved to a BA metal flight then you do get lounge access, but perhaps that has to be balanced against the fact that depending on your tastes the IB flight should offer better food catering during the flight.

You could try moving to a BA flight, depending on how flexible your ticket is, but that normally comes at a cost. One possibility: has your flight timings been moved by even 1 minute since you first booked it? That is one reason which would allow an agent to change to BA metal.

South London Bon Viveur Oct 28, 17 8:39 am

I was in the Velasquez lounge on Friday during its busy late morning period and it was very busy indeed and me and my colleague struggled to find a free space. I then went to the toilet and it appears they have gotten rid of the urinals, and no cubicles were free and people were queueing for cubicles, so I just went in the main terminal building. It was my least pleasant experience of the lounge to date. Decor is nice but it was fine before.

BA6501 Oct 28, 17 5:05 pm

Was this last Friday (20th) rather than yesterday? That was before the second half had reopened.


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