Ontario, California is a quiet, backwater airport these days. Many vacancies line the concourse and the employees get to go home early on most days. Long term parking is about 100 yards farther away from the terminal than the short term parking.
Still, the easiness beats the hectic pace of LAX and, for once, the price is actually a little lower, a rarity around here.
The American 777 pushes back a little early but runway construction puts us at 27th in line for takeoff and suddenly we’re delayed an hour and a half, spending it all on the taxiway in tiny, economy seats. That's all before the nine hours until we land again in London.
A mad rush at Heathrow and a last minute gate change put our last leg on British Airways in doubt but somehow we make it and we’re at Berlin’s Tegel Airport a little over an hour later.