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Iberia is launching a new long-haul A350 aircraft this summer with their new and improved Business Class seat (pictured above). Before the plane starts it’s long-haul flights, the new aircraft are going to be tested on the Heathrow to Madrid route.

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From 20th July to 3rd August and from 17th August to 31st August, an A350 is due to fly IB3166 and IB3167. IB3167 (BA522 as a codeshare) leaves Heathrow at 18.50, landing in Madrid at 22.15. IB3166 (BA7058 as a codeshare) leaves Madrid at 15.55, landing in Heathrow at 17.20.

What is really great about this flight is that for 15,000 Avios + £45.30, you will get to try out the new Iberia flat-bed Business Class seat. The catch is, of course, that you will only be flying short haul in this seat. That said, you won’t find a cheaper way to fly in this much luxury this summer. You can read about what you might experience in my other Iberia Business Class flight reviews.

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Details of this routing are thanks to this article on headforpoints.

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