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Bits: Iberia running BA Madrid flights this Summer, free entertainment downloads in T5

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News in brief:

Iberia taking over some British Airways Madrid services this Summer

In order to free up aircraft for other routes, British Airways has announced that Iberia will operate two of the BA Madrid flights between 15th July and 4th September.

These will be BA 458 / 459 and 460 / 461.

Whilst flown on an Iberia plane using Iberia cabin crew in Iberia uniform, it seems that standard British Airways food will be served.  This now means you three options to fly to Madrid:

Fly BA, get BA

Fly Iberia, get Iberia

Fly BA, get an Iberia plane but BA service!

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Heathrow kiosk

New film, TV, newspaper and magazine download systems in Terminal 5

Meanwhile, in Terminal 5, the airport is trialling new kiosk that will offer iPhone and iPad users downloads of movies, TV programmes, newspapers and magazines.  To quote:

Two Heathrow EntertainMe kiosks offering a mixture of free and paid content will be located at gate level in each of Terminal 5’s satellites as part of the initial trial. Alongside local and international newspapers and magazines, recent movie blockbuster releases and classic titles will also be ready for quick download. Passengers can simply select their content on an interactive screen and pay via ApplePay or with their contactless credit or debit card. Once the passenger has downloaded their content, they will be able to enjoy it during their trip without having to access Wi-Fi or data services.

This seems to be a solution in search of a problem to my mind, but let’s see.  You can find out more on the Heathrow website here.

Comments (33)

  • Graeme says:

    OT – I see Supercard are sending out update emails thanking for downloading the app and are processing registration details, further updates to follow once this has been done..

  • Scallder says:

    Harry this has been there for a while, however it often gets booked up quite far in advance for popular events.

    Whilst I haven’t used this one, I have used the Sky backstage lounge before (available to I believe all sky customers) which whilst fairly busy was certainly a much nicer place to have a drink/food in than the main bit of the o2 itself.