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World Cup Football: Airbus A350 aircraft from Australia to the World Cup

World Cup Football: Airbus A350 aircraft from Australia to the World Cup

Iberia took on the Spanish national football team in Sydney. The Airbus A350 has a special service. World Champions also receive special frequent flyer status.

The baptismal name is very appropriate. Talento a bordo (English: talent on board) is the name of the Airbus A350 from Iberia, which took off from Madrid to Sydney last Friday. Now he’s traveling in the opposite direction — with multiple talents.

Apart from fans, sponsors and family members, the players of the Spanish national team who won the trophy in the final of the 2023 World Cup on Sunday sat on an Airbus A350 from Iberia with registration EC-NIS. They departed Kingsford Smith International Airport on Monday morning (August 21) at 7:28am local time on special flight IB2813 from Iberia, an hour and a half behind schedule.

Cava and cake on an Airbus A350 flight

From Australia, the Airbus A350-900 first flies to Doha. Refuel there before heading to Madrid. The Iberia flight is expected to arrive in the Spanish capital at 10pm local time. The soccer world champions were given a triumphant welcome at the Aeroporto Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas.

But scorer Olga Carmona and the rest of the players and the other 250 guests on board must be spoiled. Everyone has keva and cake, Iberia says. Athletes will also get an Iberia Plus Singler Card.

Special frequent flyer status

This card is a badge of special status in the Spanish airline’s frequent flyer program, awarded only to individuals who have achieved special achievements. It offers benefits such as VIP parking at Madrid and Barcelona airports, higher baggage allowance, check-in at business desks, fast track through security controls, access to more than 650 lounges worldwide and priority boarding.