FLY. Heading from Miami International Airport (MIA) to Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD), there are quite a few different paths you can take. A direct flight there takes about a 9 hour flight. Our journey? It was an adventure getting there for sure!
With two connecting flights (Miami to JFK New York, JFK to London Heathrow, London to Madrid), the irony that we missed both of those was pretty much a yoga practice in it-self. But, that’s the beauty of travel! There’s a lot you can’t control, and you learn to go with the flow, or get angry and you still have missed your flight and need to rebook.
Luckily, the direct flight home was smooth sailing and with over 10 hours in the air, we had plenty of opportunities to stretch, move, and “yoga” throughout the cabin.
TIPS. Check the weather ahead of time when you’re packing. While it was mid 80’s in Miami, it actually snowed (abnormally) while we were in Madrid. And, the flights are always colder than we prepare for.
Also, give your self plenty of time between connecting flights. 50 minutes was way too short for us stopping off in JFK New York Airport (which is known for delays).