5 Reasons Why I’ll Miss airBerlin

The end is near for airBerlin. The airline filed for insolvency after Etihad Airways withdrew their financial support and now it is official – all airBerlin flights will terminate on 28 October. Over the past few months the airline has been slowly dying – and I’m sad about it. I really love airBerlin and I think they are a decent European airline with a great route… Read More

Some airberlin Flights No Longer Bookable Using Avios

airberlin is dying a slow and painful death – and it is an ugly one. Firstly the airline filed for insolvency after Etihad Airways withdrew their financial support, then they informed the members of their frequent flyer programme, topbonus, that “they can’t promise” that miles will be credited, and then the bank that issues the German topbonus credit card informed cardmembers the card would no… Read More

airBerlin Exclusive Waiting Area (Terminal C) Berlin

10 Days – England, Scotland, and Iceland – Introduction Oy, airBerlin, I mean really? We had two hours to kill in Berlin and therefore decided to visit the airBerlin Exclusive Waiting Area in Terminal C, we did have other lounge options but we were just too tired to go landside to visit other lounges and then have to clear security again. The airBerlin Exclusive Waiting… Read More

airBerlin Economy Class B737 Reykjavík to Berlin

10 Days – England, Scotland, and Iceland – Introduction airBerlin 3547 Reykjavík-Keflavík (KEF) – Berlin-Tegel (TXL) Boeing 737-800 30 July 2015 After spending five hours in the Blue Lagoon (which is close to the airport), we slowly made our way to Keflavík Airport. We returned the rental car and made it to the airport at about 20:15, which was super early for our 00:50 flight to… Read More

Free and Easy oneworld Status Match

One of oneworld’s airlines, airBerlin, is currently holding a status match whereby if you have elite status on an non-oneworld airline, they can match you to either topbonus Silver or Gold (oneworld Ruby or Sapphire). It seems like all Star Alliance Gold/Silver and SkyTeam Elite Plus/Elite members are eligible. Per the statistics on the StatusMatcher website, it looks like people from all airlines might be… Read More