Aug 11, 2007
Aug 21, 2007
OK, this is just a short entry, mainly to give Terry a map pin for her arrival point. (Like me, she likes maps.) But I will also take this opportunity to praise the design of the Tegel airport, which is parallel-distributed-processing in action. There is separate security, baggage claim, and customs for each gate, so you have the now-unheard-of luxury of meeting someone at their gate of arrival. The system also seemed fast and efficient. Too bad the airport (which was built during the Cold War to service West Berlin) will close in 2011 when the new Berlin-Brandenburg International Airport goes on-line.