A little late on the post, but yes we have made it to Madrid! The travels here were a breeze with no troubles at all, except the whole jet lag thing that I think we have both finally gotten over after two nights of 12+ hours of sleep.
Firsts off, international flights rule! We flew on IBERIA Air and it was great. It was a direct flight from Chicago and took about 8 hours. The flight had all the necessities that our flights used to have; free food, more space, free movies, pillows, blankets, and even free wine. It was a smooth flight with minimal turbublance, we slept the majority of the way, watched a couple of movies, and played a little bejeweled on our individual screens. Once we landed it was a quick jaunt through customs with absolutely no hassle at, a quick wait for our bags, and we were ready to go.
We had made it to Madrid!