Iberia Short Haul Business Class | A319-100 | Frankfurt – Madrid

Hi, let me share my thoughts on my flight in the Iberia Short Haul Business Class from Frankfurt to Madrid. As always, you can see the most important aspects in my Youtube video:

Iberia | Business Class | A319-100 | Frankfurt - Madrid | Trip report 2017

I came from the Hilton Garden Inn at the Squaire, so to reach T2 at Frankfurt airport I had to take the shuttle bus. After completing the check-in and security procedure, I went straight to the Iberia lounge. It was early in the morning, so I was the first passenger there. The lounge has a livingroom feel to it, it’s just one room, not very big. Even though the selection of food and beverages is limited, everything was well arranged and it was enough for a quick breakfast.

Boarding: A bus brought everybody to the airplane. There was no priority boarding. Nobody was sitting next to me anyway, but I want to mention that the middle seat usually remains free in business class. There seats offered suffiecient legroom, even for me as a tall person.

Shortly after takeoff the crew started the onboard service with some breakfast. The plate included a tasty omelette, different sorts of bread and some yogurt. The crew worked friendly and efficiently. After 2 hours and 30 minutes, we landed in Madrid-Barajas right on time.


I enjoyed my flight in the Iberia Short Haul Business Class. The lounge in Frankfurt certainly wasn’t huge, but for a short flight it was absolutely ok. There was no passenger bridge for boarding, but rather a bus driving all passengers to the plane, no priority boarding. As it was a short haul flight, I think you can’t expect a separate bus for business class passengers, like Etihad offers on their long haul flights from Abu Dhabi. The seat was alright as well, while the service provided by the crew was flawless. My expectations, which were limited on a short flight like this, were met. It was a pleasant flight and the whole experience was good. However, business class on a long haul flight is a totally different thing 🙂.