We're flying into Madrid (from the US) next week on our way to Rome. The Madrid flight lands at 8:55am through Delta and our connecting flight leaves at 11:25am through Alitalia.
Since the tickets were purchased as separate flights I'm worried that we may miss the connection based on some reviews/knowledge I read about in the last few days. Many people recommend 3+ hours to make a flight! So...
- Is 2.5 hours enough time to do a transfer? Will the timeline be shorter since we're already in Madrid?
- What's the process of getting off the plane/getting on to the new one? I don't THINK we need to do customs but I think we'll need to get bags from baggage claim...and then go through security AGAIN.
- Any advice on how to make this transfer? I don't think we can change flight times so close to the trip and I'm running out of ideas. Maybe ask the flight attendant?
Thanks for any and all advice!