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Old May 25, 2017, 11:51 am
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Originally Posted by Bohemiana
We flew business class April 26 LAX-MAD. The food was horrible. I take that back, the starter salad was fine but nothing special. I had the cod--the fish was actually good but the tomato sauce on top was from a can and the vegetables were tasteless. Husband had the mushroom risotto WITH MANGO sauce...yes, risotto with a mango smoothie poured on top! Horrible. Dessert was ice cream that had very little taste, if that's even possible. Breakfast was nothing special--yogurt and something. We flew coach return and the food was no better but no worse.
I think IB has issues with J food from outstations. It's as if they make a contract with a caterer but never actually see or taste it and don't exert any control over it. Have you flown back yet and compared MAD prepared food?

You can tell it is "of the same ilk" or trying to follow a similar formula but often it is rubbish. Still there's the same three shrimp, a grape, a side salad, some wishywashy consomme.

They have a lunch out of MAD which resembles your cod dish and it is one of the best things I've ever tasted on a flight. So authentically Spanish tasting. Your version looks like they have tried to have something similar made in LAX and failed.

I think they fall flat across the board with desserts.

I don't know if I mentioned in this thread or elsewhere on the IB forum but IB back caters for the crew on the BOG MAD route. So J victims have to eat the utter gash that is Gate Gourmet BOG whilst the crew have nice fat pork chops with delicious grilled vegetables.
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Old Jun 11, 2017, 3:34 pm
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Originally Posted by JohnnyColombia
I think IB has issues with J food from outstations. It's as if they make a contract with a caterer but never actually see or taste it and don't exert any control over it. Have you flown back yet and compared MAD prepared food?

You can tell it is "of the same ilk" or trying to follow a similar formula but often it is rubbish. Still there's the same three shrimp, a grape, a side salad, some wishywashy consomme.

They have a lunch out of MAD which resembles your cod dish and it is one of the best things I've ever tasted on a flight. So authentically Spanish tasting. Your version looks like they have tried to have something similar made in LAX and failed.

I think they fall flat across the board with desserts.

I don't know if I mentioned in this thread or elsewhere on the IB forum but IB back caters for the crew on the BOG MAD route. So J victims have to eat the utter gash that is Gate Gourmet BOG whilst the crew have nice fat pork chops with delicious grilled vegetables.
We flew IB MAD-LAX but in coach. The food was the same quality but it didn't bother me as much in coach because I didn't have the high expectations I had in J. Actually, the coach experience was one of the best I've had in a long time in terms of the comfort of seats, leg space and entertainment options.

One interesting thing in both biz and coach, they were certainly stingy with the alcohol. In coach, they came around after serving dinner with the beverage cart and because I didn't see any wine I asked if they had some. The flight attendant secretly reached under the cart to hand it to me so nobody else would see. Of course, the people around me did see and wanted some also. The same was also true in biz--I had to hunt the flight attendant down to get a refill.
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Old Jun 13, 2017, 5:57 pm
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Originally Posted by Bohemiana
We flew IB MAD-LAX but in coach. The food was the same quality but it didn't bother me as much in coach because I didn't have the high expectations I had in J. Actually, the coach experience was one of the best I've had in a long time in terms of the comfort of seats, leg space and entertainment options.
Which aircraft were you on? Or would you say that IB's coach experience across all aircraft pretty good?
(just wondering -- trying to plan a trip)
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Old Jun 13, 2017, 6:05 pm
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Very little difference. The A330-200 have newer seats (I like them a little better than the older ones, but this is not a unanimous opinion) and slightly improved IFE. All have a 2-4-2 layout.
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Old Sep 16, 2017, 4:43 am
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IBERIA EXPRESS MAD-DUB J CLASS

Meal was quite nice. Service was 10/10 lovely crew ^


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Old Jan 2, 2018, 4:03 pm
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No menu on this flight but I was told it was chicken or seafood pasta

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Old Jan 2, 2018, 4:04 pm
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Same chicken option as the last flight so I went with the pasta which was pretty decent.
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Old Feb 16, 2018, 5:05 pm
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IB J BRU MAD (lunch)

​​​​​​This is a gluten free meal, I suspect its also the low fat, low calorie, low sodium, nut free, soy free, mustard free, bland meal, and perhaps even the diabetic kosher meal.

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Old Feb 16, 2018, 5:23 pm
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It looks truly awful...!
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Old Feb 16, 2018, 11:28 pm
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It looks truly awful...!
Indeed depressing!
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Old Feb 17, 2018, 1:38 am
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Yeaterdays menu as a reference


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Old Feb 17, 2018, 2:58 pm
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Originally Posted by JohnnyColombia

IB J BRU MAD (lunch)

​​​​​​This is a gluten free meal, I suspect its also the low fat, low calorie, low sodium, nut free, soy free, mustard free, bland meal, and perhaps even the diabetic kosher meal.

IB's answer to Weightwatchers
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Old Apr 1, 2018, 1:05 am
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IB3175 LHR-MAD Business

As this flight had a scheduled departure time of 10:40am, the meal in business class was rather nicely formed hot breakfast. The picture of the omelette really doesnt do it justice. It was actually pretty tasty.
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Old Oct 3, 2018, 2:11 pm
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Iberia Express DUB-MAD J Class.



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Nice meal braised beef with gratin potatoes.
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Old Oct 15, 2018, 12:39 am
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Anyone know if Iberia serves breakfast on
MAD-BCN, 730AM departure?
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