I live in NYC. I need to fly R-T to Madrid in October. But I have noticed that a R-T flight to Barcelona, with a stop in Madrid, has a less expensive fare than a direct NY-Madrid R-T flight.
1). If I were to buy the NY-Barcelona ticket with the Madrid stopover, could I deplane in Madrid with my carry on luggage? 2) On the return, could I board the Barcelona-NY flight in Madrid? 3). On the return, How could I insure that there would be a seat for me since I would have never “checked in” on the flight in Barcelona? Thanx. Richard