I am an American expat now living with my family in Barcelona. We moved from Seattle to become “global citizens.” Now we’ve begun exploring Spain and Europe by air and it has been both a positive and horrible experience. We had been warned about Ryanair, cheap flights but absolute Nazi’s about rules, and trying to […]


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In 1990, I flew from JFK to Málaga, Spain. I picked Iberia over TWA because the Iberia flight did not require a change of planes in Madrid, just a stop. Since I do not speak Spanish, I was worried about encountering problems at Madrid airport. However, when I arrived at JFK, I learned that Iberia […]


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What was I to do, just one seat left in all of “Business Class” on Iberia’s flight 6824, non-stop Sao Paolo to Madrid? Of course, without any hesitation, I told my dear Marcia she must be the one sit up front and I will join my fellow passengers in second class, or “economy” as it […]


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