Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
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Spain will not allow entry to inbound travelers that have been in the UK, Brazil or South Africa until at least March 16, with the exception of nationals and residents of Andorra and Spain.
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Travelers will also undergo a temperature check and visual health assessment.
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Regional authorities in the Balearic Islands (Mallorca, Menorca, Ibiza, Formentera) have introduced three stages of control for domestic arrivals by sea or air to the islands, in addition to those for international arrivals to Spain.
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Travelers arriving from Brazil or South Africa are subject to quarantine.
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Restrictions introduced by Spain on passenger travel from the UK from December 22 until January 19 may also apply to those transiting through Spain to other international destinations.
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There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 12h 13m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest round-trip tickets were found on American Airlines ($1,015) and Multiple Airlines ($1,199)
For Birmingham to Barcelona, Sunday is the cheapest day to fly on average and Thursday is the most expensive. Flying from Barcelona back to Birmingham, the best deals are generally found on Friday, with Sunday being the most expensive.
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Pros: "The crew was friendly"
Cons: "I paid extra to pick seats for my fiance and I and when we arrived at the gate, they had changed my seat without any advance notification"
Pros: "Great price!"
Cons: "More food."
Cons: "This is my second time bad experience with ticketing desk crew. The lady (Her name is Maria) at issuing boarding passes was real rude. First of all she doesn’t know how to enter India OCI (Overseas Citizen of India) information. She was keep saying I do not have a visa to go to India. Which I do not"
Pros: "Not much except that it was a smooth ride once we were up in the air."
Cons: "Space is AWFUL, Boarding waa AWFUL. Airlines consider customers cattle and don’t give a damn."
Cons: "Not lost my bag!"
Cons: "We made reservations on Premium economy which was overbooked so we did not get a seat assignment until reaching the gate. However they upgraded us to business class so we were delighted."
Cons: "The female staff at the desk where the luggage is dropped and boarding passes are issued was very rude. A little smile makes a difference vs being rude to customers. Apparently she needed to know that she is getting paid because customers like us choose to fly AA or BA"
Pros: "the food was great, and they served dinner right away so passengers could get some sleep before arrival"
Cons: "Poor service, horror food, and terrible check in attention. On top of this, they lost my suitcase!!!!"
Pros: "Food was great! Service was excellent."
Cons: "It was a long flight. I personally do not like to use washrooms on a plane but with all those hours you just have to. That's not their fault....it is me But they made your flight to be the best that can be"
Pros: "Confort and good treatment."
Cons: "I didn’t have the opportunity to chiíes seats."
Cons: "Kept the lights on for too long serving dinner. Forgot to serve the middle section beverages during breakfast."
Pros: "Aircraft was comfortable and spacious"
Cons: "It was super cold, not even with 2 blankets made it"
Pros: "Staff was cheerful and nice"
Pros: "Upgrade to economy premium was well worth the extra fee."
Cons: "Coffee could have been better."
Pros: "The new plane!"
Cons: "Hmmm, everything. First we didn’t get the seats we selected, then we had to pay an extra 800 for my family to sit together. Took about an hour waiting on the tarmac. Then to top it off American Airlines broke my stroller and NO apology. Never again with a third party site or American Airlines"
Pros: "Great service and clean airplane."
Pros: "The entertaining, the aircraft"
Cons: "The food"
Cons: "The cabin crew on the flight to Barcelona acted like they really didn't want to be there. From telling me that they'd serve everyone when they had the chance when I asked for water to shouting down the aisles to each other while passengers tried to sleep and having an overall feeling of being incredibly stressed out by basic requests (a bottle of water, help operating the entertainment screen, etc), they made the flight decidedly less enjoyable than an intercontinental flight in economy class already is. They were not rude to me personally, more just disinterested and apathetic, but I did witness one of the flight attendants being downright rude to another passenger. This was not a British Airways crew, but an American Airlines crew, and they treated us like they were doing us a favor by paying us any attention rather than treating us like it is their job to serve passengers courteously."
Pros: "Plentiful wine. On time departure and arrival."
Cons: "Food. Pasta was un-eatable. Cutlery flimsy. Napkin like a kleenex."
Cons: "Cabin temperature was cold and food could have been better."
Pros: "Nice staff!"
Cons: "A bit bumpy!"
Pros: "Not much."
Cons: "Plane malfunction resulted in delay, and missed connection. Rebooked connection flight was canceled. Now in day 2 of eaitingto get home."
Pros: "They announce in the local language."
Pros: "The confort seat, and service"
Pros: "The flight was a quick 39 minutes from Chicago, the staff was friendly. Good flight."
Cons: "It's snowing!"
Cons: "Crew didn't walk around to offer wanter/drinks except during meal time and it would have been nice if they did."
Pros: "The airplane was nice and comfortable"
Pros: "The seats were comfortable and the food was very good!we left over two hours after the scheduled departure time."
Cons: "I did not like having to wait to depart."
Cons: "They broke a wheel on my luggage."
Cons: "Domestic flights with American are atrocious. The plans cram too many people into such a small space. Leg room is non-existent."
Cons: "Nickel and diming people for every little thing. I didn't mean to select a paid seat upon making my reservation on-line, and I couldn't get it to come off. Had to pay anyway."
Pros: "I liked the entertainment, crew was very nice, I had no problems when boarding and dinner was fine."
Cons: "Breakfast was lacking, I did not enjoy anything I was given. A hot breakfast would be very nice or even bread with butter would have been a nice option."
Cons: "Passengers too crammed in closer together."
Pros: "The staff was very pleasant and helpful. I was able to change my seat to sit with my husband because there were empty seats."
Cons: "I didn't like the fact that children sitting behind us weren't told to stop kicking the chair. They also spoke loudly when it was quiet and thus woke me up from my sleep. We were delayed leaving due to unforeseen circumstances, but our arrival time was only 15 minutes later. There was a lot of turbulence during this flight."
Cons: "In January, we booked a 5:40pm fight through Kayak to Barcelona. July 7th, the day before our flight kayak sent us an email with a different time. Apparently, this flight had been dropped and completely changed to 5 hours later on February 2nd. Kayak didn't care to tell us until the day before. We ended up having to book a new connecting flight which cost us $250. Ive always booked with kayak and now I fear I will never again. I would like a refund for the $250 or a flight stipend. My name is sarah chambers"
Cons: "Pretty much everything"
Cons: "The flight company's got changed to AA from Iberia but didn't get any email from Kayak. Send an email next time please."
Pros: "Great staff. Decent food. Great entertainment selection"
Cons: "Boarding process was a bit messy"
Pros: "Clean equipment and good food"
Pros: "The meals were good and the flight attendants were very pleasant."
Cons: "The space and seats were uncomfortable. The seat my husband was sitting in (30A window seat), the touch screen seemed to have some technical issues, for it did not recognize when you touch the screen. It was a bit frustrating trying to select entertainment. Also, when checking in from our original departure location, MCO, we were not provided our boarding pass or luggage tags for our final destination, Barcelona, only to our connecting flight, Philadelphia. The connecting flight was delayed in MCO for an 1 hour and a half, after we have boarded the plane, therefore almost cost us to be late for our final flight to Barcelona. Since we were not given our boarding passes for PHL to BCL it caused confusion when trying to board our plane in PHL to Barcelona, and also caused for our baggage to not arrive with the flight. After landing, we spent an additional 2 hours at the Airport going through customs, and waiting on line for the lost and found desk for baggage in Barcelona. The lost and found desk had three agents available to assist, however we can only talk to one which was designated specifically for American Airlines. This caused a very long wait time of 1 hour. We were advised the bags stayed in Phildelaphia since they did not have the additional luggage tags, and will not arrive till the next day. Overall the experience within the Airport service desks and baggage check in' s was not a pleasant experience. I believe many of these issues could have been avoided if the American Airlines agents were more knowledgeable and attentive."
Pros: "I could not sleep comfortably at all. I have slept on airline beds that were extremely comfortable. This seat left me having to shift constantly to avoid discomfort. I also found the crew to be disorganized."
Cons: "It didn't happen"
Cons: "Didn't happen"
Pros: "Everything. I had no problems at all when coming to Barcelona last week!!"
Pros: "Crew was very courteous."
Cons: "Delayed departure."
Pros: "Crew was helpful and provided sufficient food and drinks. Plane was late."
Cons: "The plane was late. Took a long time to turn over and the seats were not very comfortable. This was a flight operated by American Airlines"
Cons: "All. The worst airline in the world"
Cons: "Very old plane. Seats uncomfortable. Miserable. Would never fly them again. This was an American Airlines flight through British Airlines."
Pros: "On time Easy and no issues"
Pros: "The entertainment was nice!"
Cons: "The seats were not comfortable"
Pros: "La atención del crew en el avión"
Cons: "Aunque Sean viajes cortos ofrecer almenos bebidas"
Pros: "Not much. There was one flight attendant that seemed pleasant but I wouldn’t know for sure since the attendants ignored all passengers except for those who had preordered their meals."
Cons: "It was extremely frustrating that there was no kiosk available when checking in. I did not have a bag to check, yet I waited on a ridiculously long line to check in for my flight. The people working the desk at the gate were slow and unpleasant. Service on plane was terrible."
Pros: "One crew guy was really nice. I had bruised my leg and he gave me ice and checked in on me."
Cons: "Vueling/Iberia lost my luggage."
Pros: "Fine flight once we were in the air."
Cons: "There were NO SIGNS saying it was a level flight, not Iberia. No one at Iberia check in desk etc. We eventually figured it out after a while. In general Iberia and level are short staffed and unorganized. If you're willing to deal with this, it's an affordable option and they'll get you from A to B."
Pros: "Smooth flight"
Cons: "It was delayed"
Cons: "I checked in online and paid for a checked piece of baggage, never received the boarding pass, so when I arrived to the airport to drop off the luggage and wait for boarding, the machines didn't recognize my ticket locator and I had to stand in line for almost 2 hours (missed my flight)…"
Cons: "They had problem with plane and had to change it. Then we havd the proper allowed carry on and they had no space.... short thrip of a little over an hour but the getting to leave was the worse...."
Cons: "Crew was friendly to some people and completely ignored others, or at least me. Not sure if they knew Passenger status or what."
Pros: "Entertainment was ok, had holl rodarte options and good variety"
Cons: "Seats are hard, no leg space, no elbow space, the upright is 90degrees. The crew is not helpful, to the point and act like they are doing you a favor by being there. In one instance the attendant told a passenger "you can move your bag, or I will move it for you." To another passenger, without prev"
Pros: "The crew was nice."
Cons: "There was a terrible stench, like that of a dead animal, near where we sat that did not let us enjoy the flight. The seats were too crowded."
Cons: "It should have departed on time. It departed 50 minutes later than the original time."
Cons: "to be able to be on that flight, A delay from Malaga threw everything off."
Pros: "Arrived at destination"
Cons: "Left an hour and a half late due to mechanical problems. This also disrupted in flight entertainment system. Got to destination"
Cons: "The crew is not nice and rude. The checkin counter didnt allow me to have overweight of 300 grams. Ridiculous. At some areas of the plan the air conditioning doesn't work well"
Pros: "Clean and fairly new aircraft. Good flight"
Cons: "Ground staff more helpful"
Pros: "Don’t feel fully informed of what is going on. Had overhead bin opened and seat reclined during takeoff."
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Pros: "It was a direct flight"
Cons: "Ticket had no info on baggage allowance. Got charged $55 for one piece. Website has glitches that would not save passport info. Flight attendant did nothing. Did not ask people to have their seats upright during landing. No food or even water for a 7 hour flight unless you pay. Seat uncomfortable. Horrible experience."
Pros: "On time, clean airplane, smooth, good flight overall"
Cons: "No entertainment or food on board. Not even drinking water"
Pros: "Iberia airlines is a disaster"
Cons: "Delayed flight from Milan to Barcelona caused us to miss the connecting flight and we were stuck in Spain for the night. Will not get back to US for another 2 days."
Pros: "Nothing -- though seat was okay. No leg room, but it reclined a little, and had those foldable headrests."
Cons: "The boarding was supposed to be by zone, but was just a mad rush. They served no food, not even for money. There was an onscreen ordering option, but for the entire flight it said "this service is temporarily closed". They didn't have a beverage cart. Not even water or coffee. I couldn't even get a cup of water to swallow some ibuprofen and an allergy pill (somebody brought a companion cat, I suspect, quite near to me). No food or water on an international flight across the Atlantic??? You've got to be kidding me -- that's gotta be close to illegal, not providing any means of hydration. But it's certainly cheap, mean, and unacceptable. Pathetic, too."
Cons: "Delays an chaos"
Cons: "We had to walk onto the tarmac and climb up stairs to board the plane carrying our luggage and small child."
Pros: "Once I understood how it worked it was a breeze"
Cons: "Made more than four different lines before 1 understanding Iberia worker helped us out. Was told that that wasn’t the correct line and sent to another. The next place the same for more than 3 times. Then finally, Raquel, LISTENED, and away we went."
Cons: "This is my second time flying with this airline and it’s 40 mins late leaving again! Poor reliability and flying at night with my young son. I did not want to arrive an additional 45mins later in a city that can be dangerous"
Pros: "Some good films to watch"
Cons: "Terrible seats mediocre food our tickets said Iberia but it was actually its low-cost version Level"
Cons: "Layovers are what makes the flight bad."
Cons: "The plan was too small."
Pros: "The cool thing about this airline is that it’s dirt cheap to get from Oakland to Barcelona!! I will say tho, you do get what you pay. We purchased the most basic flight and that’s really what it was. Tight leg room and lots of people. If you’re over 5’5 I HIGHLY RECOMMEND getting extra leg room if it’s available. Aside from that. The flight was cool and the staff was nice!"
Pros: "Good organization and time on flight."
Cons: "In 10 hours never offered water."
Pros: "Airport was spacious and gate area/aircraft clean"
Cons: "Captain made. Or announcement other than twice very loudly to announce take off/landing to crew. Woke people up."
Cons: "Disorganized boarding"
Cons: "Airline personnel were not helpful and seemed annoyed when asked questions about a very tight connection I was trying to make in Madrid. They brushed off my questions with one word answers and then it turned out that we were 10 minutes late arriving and I missed my connection. The customer service people who were supposed to re-book me, actually tried to blame me for missing the connection! Overall, not a great experience -- very inefficient process with no one at the airline taking responsibility. Won't fly again if I have the choice."
Cons: "Extremely uncomfortable and no food or drinks with basic fares (have to wait for separate paid cart). Watched a sick woman be told to go away when she asked for water."
Pros: "Our flight was subcontracted through another airline, Level, so my comments are related to Level."
Cons: "I called the airline a week before our departure regarding the baggage fee. I was assured the fee was included in the price. However, at the time of check in, I was charged a $55 checked bag fee."
Cons: "Flight from Iberia, operated by AA and finaly no flight!!!!!"
Pros: "We flew like we were on a business class service, excellent crew, nice offer of meals, comfortable seats and flawless journey. If you are given the chance to upgrade to Premium, do it."
Cons: "Short selection of subtitles for videos. Catalogue not bad but could be improved"
Cons: "Slow service by the flight attendants; poorly stocked food options. perhaps it’s a European thing with budget airlines but to pay for water is unacceptable."
Pros: "Quick boarding."
Cons: "No movies or videos. Children crying and screaming."
Cons: "I got to airport and it wasn't operated by iberia as I had been told. Instead one part was operated by American Airlines in the second part of my flight is operated by British Airways which involved a 30 minute walk and train ride through the airport"
Pros: "Professional kind and helpfull crew Punctual departure and arrival on time"
Cons: "No free headphones available and no games on personal tablets No vegi dishes and no choice of meals for allergic passengers Very little space for legs"
Pros: "Great in flight experience! Cabin crew were very friendly and kind. Entertainment was awesome!"
Cons: "Food was delicious compared to most American airlines. However, portions were smaller. Seating is more narrow compared to standard non low-cost laung-haul airlines. You will not have a pleasant flight if you're a tall and/or a big person."
Pros: "Extremely punctual Friendly staff Comfortable seat design Outstanding entertainment options"
Cons: "No complimentary drinks, not even a glass of water. Check in was horrendous. I pre purchased luggage Check in but when I arrived in airport the automated system doesn't like to that piece of data. Didn't know that so was in a long line to use automated check in when I was supposed to be in an even longer line to have service personnel check me in. So finally after standing in both lines I did get checked in......."
Pros: "Cheap fare"
Cons: "Disorganized boarding and didn't even offer water for free on flight."
Airlines flying from Birmingham to Barcelona have enacted additional safety measures and adjusted policies to better accommodate travelers. Policies vary by airline.
Daily cleaning, installation of cabin HEPA filters on flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Masks required on board, masks provided on flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Social distancing seating
Middle seats unavailable to book on flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
Testing for antibodies, testing for symptoms for flights from Birmingham to Barcelona
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