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mphall Jan 22, 18 4:52 pm

Any super flights from US to Madrid
 
In my quest to go from Nashville to Madrid, I see that some airlines have lousy in -seat entertainment, terrible service or horrible seats or combination of all three. In light of all that, is there a specific airline anyone would recommend to go in some comfort to Madrid? I see that American had a 2-3-2 configuration but the Seat Guru website really didn't like the old planes. Many thanks for any input.

LupineChemist Jan 23, 18 8:13 am

This question is way too general.

What class are you flying in (American only does 2-3-2 on their premium economy class)?

What city are you flying from?

Very few airlines have a consistent product across their entire fleet (though Iberia is actually pretty good about this, there are still some clear differences) so which specific airplane type and in which class matter a lot.

The airlines that serve the US from Madrid are American, Iberia, Air Europa, United, and Delta. Norwegian will be starting service this summer.

So yeah...lots more info needed, also seatguru isn't that great of a reference point, Personally I think the new AA cabins are some of the best crossing the Atlantic from Madrid.

mphall Jan 23, 18 8:30 am

In my original post, I said I was flying from Nashville to Madrid. I see that American tends to use older planes on the dates in April that I would like to travel. Probably not first class but some sort of premium economy. Seat guru was not very flattering for Delta or American and I was trying to find alternatives. I am a lousy passenger and I wanted to be comfortable.

LupineChemist Jan 23, 18 9:07 am

Seeing as how there is no direct flight from BNA to MAD, the routing is important.

Regardless, just do a search for Premium Economy class as any of those (particularly on American) are going to be quite new. As a passenger the age of the plane doesn't matter, what you mostly notice is the age of the interior which can be refreshed. Note that premium economy is a completely separate class compared to the Economy+ packages the US airlines provide.

Regardless, the American planes flying this route are generally updated interiors.

monvoyage Jan 23, 18 5:57 pm

If you can connect via DFW on AA, you will almost certainly get a newly retrofitted 777 of some kind or a new 787. The DFW-MAD route was one of the first to get the 787 with PE, although I can't swear they use it all year round.

keisari Mar 3, 18 4:36 pm

I usually start my search at this website
you can put in premium economy or business.
If you are picky about the seat or the plane then I would recommend upgrading to business since premium economy is also hit or miss depending on the airline.
look for a lie flat seat
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TWA884 Mar 6, 18 12:01 pm


Originally Posted by mphall (Post 29328477)
I see that American tends to use older planes on the dates in April that I would like to travel. Probably not first class but some sort of premium economy. Seat guru was not very flattering for Delta or American and I was trying to find alternatives.

SeatGuru is hopelessly out of date.

Catbert10 Mar 12, 18 4:24 pm

MIA-MAD on the 777-200 typically has the B/E Aerospace seats, which are the good ones.


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