If Spanair sucks, I can't say same of Iberia.
I had my flight to Sao Paulo on last tuesday and I got again upgrade to business class, and if you know what is flying 10 hours, You really know how to appreciate it.
I have got upgrade from Iberia basically for every second trans-atlantic fligh I have made with it and that's something I call as a service.
I don't even have Iberia gold card, I'm using my American Airlines card since that gives best value for my miles.
With AA card, I get free european flight with 20 000 miles, with Finnair card I would need 30 000 miles for that and more or less same with Iberia when comparing their points to miles.
This was also first time when I was able to test the seat which goes totally vertical position and that really is sweet :)
I had a connection from Sao Paulo to La Paz with LAB, hmm... That's maybe the worst airline I have ever used.
I need to use that when getting out from here, but that's definetely last time I'm going to use it.
The airplanes are old I mean very old Boeing 727-200 models and as soon as You get in, You start feeling bad.
The seats were broken and some of them were re-painted not so well. People were using mobiles during the flight, on take-off and landing people had seats in rest-position.
I needed to change plane in the Santa Cruz, but what a surprise the airplane was the same I was using to get there from Sao Paulo.
The ramp guys had a huge hurry to get cargo loaded and there was several dangerous situations during the load.