Madrid to DC

Dan Spain (2010)

The delayed flight finally boarded and took off after 1pm – more than two hours later than scheduled.  I fell asleep relatively quickly, but woke up for some lunch.  Of course, since I was sitting in seat 21D, the two carts starting at the front and rear of the aircraft would meet right by my seat – which means both of them would run out of food just before servicing my row.  Urgh.  Luckily the other aisle had some extra …

Heading to the Airport

Dan Spain (2010)

I got up at 6:30am, cleaned up, packed, and headed down to breakfast at 7am.  It was pretty quiet in the hotel, but Randy Edelman showed up (apparently he had a flight near the time I did as well) so we chatted a bit over coffee before I headed to my taxi to the airport.  It was an uneventful ride; I checked in with Aer Lingus around 8:15am, and then was at my gate by 8:50am, with just under two …

Traveling from LA to Madrid

Dan Spain (2010)

I’m heading to Ubeda, Spain, to attend the 6th Annual Film Music Festival. While I had gone three years ago as a journalist covering the event for SoundtrackNet, this time I’m going as a panelist, and will be speaking about my work producing soundtracks with La-La Land Records. I’ll also be making some pretty big announcements there, about some of our upcoming releases! The two-leg flight started from LA and took me to Washington Dulles International Airport, and starting bright …

Tenerife to Madrid to Chicago

Dan Spain (2009)

We got to the Tenerife Norte airport just before 6am, and there was a large crowd gathered outside – apparently the terminal didn’t even open until 6!  When it did open, there was a bit of a mad rush to get in line at the various counters, and we then had to wait for the Iberia counter to open.  Finally I got my luggage checked through to Los Angeles, and my boarding passes. Unfortunately it looked like I was going …

Chicago to Madrid to Tenerife

Dan Spain (2009)

After a relaxed break in Chicago, I flew on Iberia Airlines to Madrid. It’s an 8 hour long flight, and for the most part it was fine – I just relaxed with my iPod, and even got some sleep. However, apparently in the last month or so, they have an additional in-flight beverage service added to the schedule….. 1 hour before breakfast.  Which means, at the crack of dawn, the lights suddenly came up just to offer me a drink. …