To whoever thinks that IBERIA
is the worst (European) airline, I wonder if they ever flew Shabbytalia... Oops! Sorry! Typing error! I meant that thing some people call 'alitalia', yeah, that toy-airline called something like that, or whatever
A friend flies JFK-MAD three to four times a year in Y, and from his experience, he'll take IBERIA
any time over any US airline.
Lufthansa, for one, also does not permit the use of CD players on board.
And when I was in Madrid and Barcelona, the IBERIA
ground staff did an excellent job and they were truly nice, competent, corteous and smiling all the way, unlike the aggressive psychopathic maniacs hagging around the ugghhlitalia desks at Fiumicino and Malpensa, apparently paid to just yell at people throughout their shifts!!
Finally, I've been to almost every European country (excluding those in the Caucasus region), and the friendliest and cheerest people I have encountered were Spaniards, plus that Spain is well-known for its rich history and culture, and its very pleasant climate.
GoingBoeing, I am really happy for you. I have been to Spain three times in the beginning of this year alone (each time in different regions of the country). Can't wait to go back! I am now looking forward to and planning my next trip which will take me to the Canaries. Enjoy it!