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1 hr stop over in MAD enough time?

ny
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1 hr stop over in MAD enough time?

We will be flying from LIS to Malaga, stop over in MAD using Iberia. My concern is ONLY 1 hr in MAD to catch Malaga flt. Do you think 1 hr is enough time?

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1. Re: 1 hr stop over in MAD enough time?

There shouldn't be too many problems.

Are both flights through T4? Airside is like one big shopping mall with flight gates directly off each side, no long corridors to walk through etc. Passengers queue/wait in open plan areas around the gates, you aren't called to specific waiting rooms etc. My experience is that they don't open boarding until very close to the departure time as well.

If both flights are with Iberia, the cabin crew on your first flight will usually read out gate numbers for connecting flights while you are on the plane, so you know where you're heading as soon as you disembark.

I had 1 hr 15 mins transfer time at Barajas last year and managed to fit in a cafe lunch.

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2. Re: 1 hr stop over in MAD enough time?

The flight to Malaga departs from T4. Since you're booked through on Iberia you will already have your boarding pass so there shouldn't be any problem in making the flight. If there is, then Iberia will put you on the next available flight since they are responsible in this case.

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3. Re: 1 hr stop over in MAD enough time?

The T4 Terminal is 1.13 km long, so you should go to your Malaga gate as soon as possible.

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