We left Miami in anticipation. Ever heard of 'airberlin'? No? Keep it that way. Seat packed a regulation 8", nose to screen on back of seat ahead, except when seat ahead reclines their allowed 4". Little sleep, oh yeah bring snacks and skip the served meals, bland and starchy at best.
On arrival in Tegel airport, Berlin, we quickly located bus transit to out overnight hotel. Puppy eyes did well and a vacant room appeared many hours ahead of scheduled check in. A few hour nap, first sleep in a day, and a brisk walk about town landed us in seats, beer steins at the ready, for people watching in whatever town this might be.
Perhaps an evening nibble and toast to come, to be followed by a short night's rest before Wednesday's 6AM flight to Paris before a final leg to Marseille.
So far all is well, we've made to the continent, negotiated transit, a hotel, and our first rounds of German beers. Tomorrow a croissant and cafe.