I am considering a 7 day stay in Calpe and I am weighing different options for leaving Spain and going back to Chicago. I see there is a flight from Alicante to Madrid to O'hare, but there is not a frequent flyer seat available on it. A train ride to Barcelona might also be fun and of course Barcelona is scenic. Is there a train faster than the 4 hour journey I found? I prefer Barcelona to Madrid because I have already spent more time in Madrid. Most of the other flight options from Alicante have stops (some of them overnight- not so fun to be that sleepless!) in London, Dusseldorf, etc. I did find a flight from nearby Murcia but again there were no FF seats on it. Is there some obvious solution that someone more local would see? Thanks so much!