Site Scramble: Air Berlin
What we're most digging about European LCC's? Maps. Many of these carriers, which tend to serve slightly odd destinations in the first place, choose to place flash maps of their routes on the front door of their site. If it's not on the front door, they do make them easy to find and play with, which we appreciate. It's much more fun to imagine flying these carriers when you can see how extensive (or not) their network is.
Air Berlin does indeed have an extensive network, with flights from quite a few different hubs in Europe (London Stansted and Amsterdam included) to destinations in South and Western Europe. Fares are relatively simple to search for; the lowest available price is marked with a four leaf clover. Nearby days are also displayed, as is the full cost of the ticket and the number of remaining seats on the flight, making it the most open search process of any LCC we've seen so far. The big carriers in the U.S. could learn something from Air Berlin, if you ask us.
· Site Scramble [Jaunted]