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Spanair to Iberia connection MAD 1:35 enought time?

Spanair to Iberia connection MAD 1:35 enought time?

Old Feb 17, 11, 7:46 am
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Spanair to Iberia connection MAD 1:35 enought time?

I arrive BCN-MAD at 8:15...depart MAD-LHR 9:50

No bags

Is 1:35 enough time?

Any suggestions? will I need to change terminals, etc.?
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Old Feb 19, 11, 11:33 am
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Is 9:50 the time of departure or last boarding? If there's no delay on the first flight, you should be able to make it, however it's a bit risky.

Madrid Barajas is a huge airport, with 4 terminals. Spanair flights operate on terminal 2, and Iberia operates on T4, so unfortunately you'll need to take bus to change terminals. It should not take you more than 20 minutes. The airport is quite easy to navigate, terminals and routes are well signed, but be prepared you'll need to hurry, as the distances are quite long.

Have you considered staying in Madrid overnight and taking Iberia to LHR on the next day? You can reach the city by underground from Terminal 2, in just 20-30minutes. (2 euros)
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Old Feb 19, 11, 12:00 pm
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Old Feb 20, 11, 4:56 am
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Is 9:50 the time of departure or last boarding? If there's no delay on the first flight, you should be able to make it, however it's a bit risky.

Madrid Barajas is a huge airport, with 4 terminals. Spanair flights operate on terminal 2, and Iberia operates on T4, so unfortunately you'll need to take bus to change terminals. It should not take you more than 20 minutes. The airport is quite easy to navigate, terminals and routes are well signed, but be prepared you'll need to hurry, as the distances are quite long.

Have you considered staying in Madrid overnight and taking Iberia to LHR on the next day? You can reach the city by underground from Terminal 2, in just 20-30minutes. (2 euros)
Thanks...I ended up buying a ticket on Iberia BCN-MAD...

From talking to the agents in MAD I could have made it or I might have not made it.
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Old Feb 20, 11, 7:20 am
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Good move.

You've made it a heck of a lot easier, and also IB are far more likely to help or look sympathetically on a problem if you do IB>IB unofficial connection than a JK>IB unofficial one.

Unless you've got one of the one or two BCN IB flights each day that go to/from the MAD T4 sattelite terminal, then you should be arriving into exactly the same area of T4 (main) that you need to depart from.

However, the T4 terminals are longer in length than you think. So I'd get yourself to your gate straight away, then if you want to go look elsewhere in that area of the terminal you will know the time it takes to get back!
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