Review: Iberia Business Class Madrid to Chicago A340-600

Introduction
Iberia Business Class Chicago (ORD) to Madrid (MAD) A340-600
Westin Palace Madrid
Around Madrid
Dining in Madrid
Hotel Arts Barcelona (A Ritz-Carlton hotel)
Enoteca Paco Perez (Two- Michelin Star Restaurant)
Around Barcelona
Park Hyatt Mallorca
Around Mallorca
Rafa Nadal Academy and Museum
Dining in Mallorca
Iberia Business Class Lounge Madrid (International terminal satellite lounge)
Iberia Business Class Madrid (MAD) to Chicago (ORD) A340-600


Iberia Business Class Madrid (MAD) to Chicago (ORD) A340-600


Iberia A340-600

We were shipped out to a remote station to board via bus.  One passenger had some sort of medical emergency on the tarmac and was laying down getting medical attention.  Not quite sure what happened there but our plane was not at all delayed.


Closeup of the engine

We boarded through door 2L and made a familiar turn left into the business class cabin.


Boarding Iberia A340-600

I will not touch much on the hard product as I covered that in the first installment of this post. However I was still excited to fly the product again after having a pretty nice flight to Madrid.  I was also curious to see if there were any major differences flying out of Madrid. Continue reading

Review: Iberia Business Class Lounge Madrid

Introduction
Iberia Business Class Chicago (ORD) to Madrid (MAD) A340-600
Westin Palace Madrid
Around Madrid
Dining in Madrid
Hotel Arts Barcelona (A Ritz-Carlton hotel)
Enoteca Paco Perez (Two- Michelin Star Restaurant)
Around Barcelona
Park Hyatt Mallorca
Around Mallorca
Rafa Nadal Academy and Museum
Dining in Mallorca
Iberia Business Class Lounge Madrid (International terminal satellite lounge)
Iberia Business Class Madrid (MAD) to Chicago (ORD) A340-600


Iberia Business Class Lounge Madrid (International Terminal Satellite Lounge)


Iberia business class lounge entrance

We were invited to use Iberia’s business class lounge over in the international departures terminal thus i like to call it a “satellite lounge”.  There is another very nice lounge for domestic flights but the lounges appear to be similar.

We were greeted at the reception desk in the lounge where the lounge attendant checked our boarding passes and allowed us entrance. Once inside I thought the lounge was pretty large and the decor was nice.


Iberia business class lounge


Iberia business class lounge

When we first arrived there were plenty of chairs and different seating areas.  Each area had its own charging station to keep our electronics charged up. After about an hour in the lounge the attendance picked up substantially and it started to get really crowded.
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Dining in Mallorca

Introduction
Iberia Business Class Chicago (ORD) to Madrid (MAD) A340-600
Westin Palace Madrid
Around Madrid
Dining in Madrid
Hotel Arts Barcelona (A Ritz-Carlton hotel)
Enoteca Paco Perez (Two- Michelin Star Restaurant)
Around Barcelona
Park Hyatt Mallorca
Around Mallorca
Rafa Nadal Academy and Museum
Dining in Mallorca
Iberia Business Class Lounge Madrid (International terminal satellite lounge)
Iberia Business Class Madrid (MAD) to Chicago (ORD) A340-600


Dining in Mallorca

We were tired of eating in our resort hotel so on several occasions we ventured out to get something to eat!  Below were some of our favorites!

Del Mar

We ate at Del Mar on our last evening in Mallorca.  We just kind of randomly found it on google and it had good ratings.  We had to park far away as the area it is located in is very busy and right on the sea.  This gives the restaurant a nice sea view!

We had a really high quality meal here!  What a nice place to eat.  The waiter was really friendly and did good with recommendations.   We had some appetizers and then we both had a different fish entree.  From the outside patio seating there are great views across the street into the sea.  We had a really pleasant and delicious meal here and would love to return! (See the photo of our receipt for what we actually ordered)

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Around Mallorca

Introduction
Iberia Business Class Chicago (ORD) to Madrid (MAD) A340-600
Westin Palace Madrid
Around Madrid
Dining in Madrid
Hotel Arts Barcelona (A Ritz-Carlton hotel)
Enoteca Paco Perez (Two- Michelin Star Restaurant)
Around Barcelona
Park Hyatt Mallorca
Around Mallorca
Rafa Nadal Academy and Museum
Dining in Mallorca
Iberia Business Class Lounge Madrid (International terminal satellite lounge)
Iberia Business Class Madrid (MAD) to Chicago (ORD) A340-600


Around Mallorca

Aside from checking out the Rafa Nadal Academy and visiting a few restaurants, the primary thing we did in Mallorca is beach hop!  We checked out a few of the nicer beaches on the northeastern part of Mallorca.  I have to say I am really a fan of the beaches for the most part and it makes me want to check out more European beach destinations!

The beaches had small waves which is important for our son as he doesn’t like big waves or choppy water.

Platja Son Serveta

The first beach on the list is Platja Son Serveta.  This is a more low key natural beach.  The sand is a bit more course and you generally need to bring your own beach towels and umbrella here. Our hotel put together some towels and umbrella for us and we set it up and relaxed on the beach and went in the water.  The water is really warm and nice. There is actually a really good restaurant here that I will review in the next installment, Bar Playa.

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Rafa Nadal Academy and Museum

Introduction
Iberia Business Class Chicago (ORD) to Madrid (MAD) A340-600
Westin Palace Madrid
Around Madrid
Dining in Madrid
Hotel Arts Barcelona (A Ritz-Carlton hotel)
Enoteca Paco Perez (Two- Michelin Star Restaurant)
Around Barcelona
Park Hyatt Mallorca
Around Mallorca
Rafa Nadal Academy and Museum
Dining in Mallorca
Iberia Business Class Lounge Madrid (International terminal satellite lounge)
Iberia Business Class Madrid (MAD) to Chicago (ORD) A340-600


Rafa Nadal Academy and Museum

Rafa Nadal Museum

One of the cool things to do while in Mallorca is visit the Rafa Nadal Museum!  This was actually a must do for me being a big tennis fan and huge Rafa fan!

Once inside you get to see a ton of Rafa Nadal memorabilia.


Rafa’s flag bearer outfit for the Olympics


Entrance to the Rafa Nadal Museum

What surprised me was there was so much more than just tennis entertainment.  There were other things like full F1 race car simulators, bike simulators, actual full on VR head set games. My wife an I tried that for the first time and it was wild!! Felt really realistic! Continue reading