Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy

Flight
IB8750
Registration
EC-MJO
Class
Economy
Seat
08F
Date
26/09/2021
Flight time
01:20

  Trip to Madrid

Iberia Regional Madrid (MAD)  →  Marseille (MRS) CRJ-1000 Economy Class 26/09/2021 Current review

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  Trip to Madrid

Iberia Regional Madrid (MAD)  →  Marseille (MRS) CRJ-1000 Economy Class 26/09/2021 Current review

Introduction

Hello, today we meet at Madrid Airport (Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas) after a nice 2-day weekend in a very Madrid-like atmosphere.


Madrid Airport

On Sunday, September 26th, I arrived at Terminal 4 (T4) of the airport around 1:30 PM after taking the metro (Line 10) and the Cercanias (C10). I was greeted by the iconic architecture of T4, which I always appreciate and find impressive.

Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy

The airport was bustling with people.

Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy

I headed towards the self-check-in kiosks for Iberia.

Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy

After printing my boarding pass, I proceeded to the security checkpoint.

Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy

The T4 offers numerous restaurants and shops, making the travel experience more enjoyable compared to MRS, where there is nothing to do. I decided to have a meal at McDonald's and later realized that my boarding gate was at the opposite end of T4 (while McDonald's was at the other end). For your information, T4 is approximately 1.5 km long!

Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy

Finally finding my boarding gate, I observed a lot of Iberia aircraft around me, mainly A320 (Iberia Express) and A321neo, as well as CRJ-1000 (Iberia Regional). I could also spot the T4S in the distance, where the A330 and A359 of Iberia were parked.

Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy

Boarding

Boarding began around 3:30 PM, starting with the passengers seated at the back.

Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy

As expected, since the CRJ does not have overhead cabin storage, my luggage was placed in the forward cargo hold.

Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy

Cabin and seat

The cabin looked a bit dated, but the seats were comfortable, and there was sufficient legroom. I apologize for not taking a photo of the entire seat!

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Taxi and takeoff

We started taxiing towards the runway, and I caught sight of the British Airways A380 parked nearby.

Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy

We took off at around 4:00 PM.

Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy

Onboard service

During the flight, they offered some snacks for purchase, but I mostly enjoyed the view from the window. However, there were quite a few turbulence spots.

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Descent and landing

After 1 hour and 10 minutes of flying, we began our approach to MRS and landed at 5:16 PM, completing a 1 hour and 20-minute flight.

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Marseille Airport.

After deboarding, I retrieved my luggage from the plane and headed outside the airport to catch my train at the Aéroport Marseille Provence-Vitrolles station.

Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy Flight review: Iberia Regional from Madrid to Marseille in Economy

Conclusion

Overall, it was a very good flight on Iberia Regional's CRJ-1000 between MAD and MRS. The T4 at MAD is stunning and enjoyable, offering a wide range of services to keep passengers entertained, unlike MRS.

Despite the cabin cleanliness needing some improvement, the flight was comfortable.

Note: It's surprising that no one checked my health pass or ID from my arrival at Madrid Airport until my exit at MRS.


Ratings

Cleanliness
4/5
Accessibility and orientation
4.5/5
Efficiency
5/5
Services
5/5
Cabin and comfort
3.2/5
Entertainment
1.3/5
Food and beverages
2.9/5
Crew
4/5
4.3/5
Cleanliness
4/5
Accessibility and orientation
4.5/5
Efficiency
N/A
Services
N/A

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