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Old Apr 20, 19, 9:38 am
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Not enough time in either case.
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Old Apr 20, 19, 4:29 pm
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If you arrive on time, then you would be able to make it if travelling hand baggage only. Perhaps you could sustain a delayed arrival until 20:45 or so.

If you're checking bags, forget it.
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Old Apr 20, 19, 8:37 pm
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Originally Posted by LupineChemist View Post
Not enough time in either case.
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If you arrive on time, then you would be able to make it if travelling hand baggage only. Perhaps you could sustain a delayed arrival until 20:45 or so.If you're checking bags, forget it.
Thank you for the advice. I will stay near the airport and fly in the early morning.
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Old May 8, 19, 8:17 am
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Yesterday I was able to put OMA-ORD-MAD AA award J seats on a 5 day hold, we want to fly to FCO. I checked MAD-FCO and every day was available through March 28, we arrive April 1 - so I thought I would see March 29 available today but it wasn’t. I have until May 12 to add this last leg does anyone know when IB will post seats?
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Old May 8, 19, 11:53 am
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The Iberia calendar opens up 361 days before the flight. If there are no seats, chances are they've been snapped up by someone already.
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Old May 8, 19, 8:49 pm
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The last clickable date that I get now, considering it to be May 9 in Spain, is April 2, which my calculator shows as 329 days away.

The last weekend in March is when summer (daylight saving) time takes effect in Europe, and is typically a time of airline schedule changes. I'd say that IB hasn't set that new schedule yet.
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Old May 9, 19, 7:47 am
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That cutoff would be 28 March. The calendar on iberia.com is currently showing as 3 April (i.e. one day more than your post) for Avios tickets and 3 May for cash tickets, on my side.
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Old May 9, 19, 9:12 am
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Going on the U.S. site, it was still late on May 8 when I posted, so that may have changed after midnight here. As of now, MAD-FCO (or ROM as they want it) stops showing after March 28. I find JFK-MAD and MAD-LHR until April 2.
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Old May 9, 19, 10:56 am
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On AA’s site it still stops at March 28, I have until this Saturday at midnight to add April 1 MAD-FCO to my award reservation.
I’ll check it each day, I guess I don’t understand why IB doesn’t just add a day at midnight like AA does?
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Old May 13, 19, 12:44 pm
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Going on the U.S. site, it was still late on May 8 when I posted, so that may have changed after midnight here. As of now, MAD-FCO (or ROM as they want it) stops showing after March 28. I find JFK-MAD and MAD-LHR until April 2.
Actually the only MAD-LON flights that show at this writing for early April are MAD-LGW on IB Express. I think no mainline IB intra-Europe is showing after the spring 2020 schedule change.
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Old May 23, 19, 8:35 pm
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There's been talk about it on other threads, but MAD-FCO flights are showing for April 2020 now.
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Old May 27, 19, 3:59 am
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Does Iberia release any more award seats in J after the initial 2 are taken? Looking at MAD-RIO and it seems most they have are 2 per flight.
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Old May 27, 19, 8:48 am
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Never say never, but IME no. Also, I believe MAD-GIG is still operated by a 332, which only has 19 seats in J. So, quite unlikely I'd say.
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Old May 27, 19, 9:50 am
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I booked a "Basic Economy" ticket on IB ORD-MAD-GVA, with the first leg supposedly on an A350-900. The booking code is N and the ticket stock is 075.

Expedia says "Pay to choose your seat" (normally I book direct, but it was $400 cheaper on Expedia than the IB website so I made an exception).

On the Iberia website when I manage by booking, there is a link to "Why not choose your seat now? You’ll feel like you’re at home. Get in early and book the best seat. Early seat booking ->", but when I click it shows all my flight segments as "This flight does not permit seat selection".

I also tried the BA website (my return is on BA). It wants me to click through to ibera.com to select my seats on the IB segments. Makes sense. I click through and it shows me a similar page, but it shows me having already been assigned seats on my two IB legs (39D, 28D) but no link to change them or see a seatmap or anything. And then for the two BA flights it says "This flight does not permit seat selection" (that part makes sense, at least).

Is it possible to select a seat for a fee on the IB flights? How?
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Old May 29, 19, 1:53 pm
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I'd just try calling. Sorry I don't have much experience with basic economy without status.
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