We woke up fairly early, around 8:30am to get to the airport at least 3 hours early for our 1:10pm flight home.
I called for a cab to get me to the airport. Remember, the ride should not cost you more than 40 Euros.
Good thing we got to the airport as early as I did because in order for you to get to your flight, the Madrid airport would have you go through two security checks and wind you back, up and around the airport to your gate for about 25 minutes. I think a lot of people didn’t know this because my wife and I saw a bunch of travelers running past us to catch their flight.
So, a word to the wise, get to the airport EARLY!