Saturday, May 26, 2012
It's Memorial Day weekend in the USA, and that marks the beginning of the summer travel season. Flight schedules are getting beefed up, and part-time carriers are reappearing at LAX. Air Berlin is one of these, and they resumed operations at LAX earlier this month. Resumed and expanded actually, as in addition to three weekly flights to Dusseldorf, Air Berlin now offers direct service between LAX and Berlin's Tegel airport three days a week. Flight destinations alternate: Berlin on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays; Dusseldorf on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays. Flight times are about ten hours, with Berlin flights running about twenty minutes longer. At LAX, Air Berlin appears in Airbus 330-200s with a passenger capacity of 303, and usually parks at the Tom Bradley International Terminal.