airberlin: Earn Quadruple topbonus Miles


It’s wunderbar! You have the opportunity to earn up to quadruple topbonus miles on certain airberlin flights to and from Germany. airberlin is a member of the oneworld alliance and the second largest carrier in Germany.

Quadruple topbonus Miles on airberlin

but the lack of capitalized letters drives me crazy

airberlin is known for having a somewhat complicated program that gives away a lot of miles and offers frequent cheap redemptions. And now, you can take advantage of bonus miles on key flights. If you are not a topbonus member yet, you can sign up and receive 500 free miles.

Terms And Conditions

There is not a lot of fine print in this offer. You do, of course, have to register and must do so by October 31. You also need to book by that date, so get ready to plan your trip and move quickly. In addition, you actually need to fly by December 15. Sorry, no extra miles on transatlantic Christmas trips.

  • You’ll get quadruple points for Business Class and triple in Economy.
  • You’ll only get the bonus on redeemable miles. Status miles are awarded normally.
  • Achtung! Economy Saver and Business Saver fares are excluded.

Where You Can Fly

The promotion focuses on their biggest cities going forward, Berlin and Dusseldorf. You can fly either direction on the following routes:

Berlin flights to/from Chicago, New York, Los Angeles and Miami
Dusseldorf flights will take you to/from Fort Myers, Los Angeles, Miami, New York and San Francisco.

And that’s it.

Oh, One Other Thing…

Solvency is a constant issue for airlines, and this one is no exception. Being the second largest airline in Germany doesn’t have a lot going for it, especially when you have a “tweener” model (i.e., not quite LCC, not quite legacy) like airberlin. The company has sold its airplanes and now leases them back. It may be getting a cash infusion from Lufthansa and it is laying off people, as well as concentrating on its focus cities of Berlin and Dusseldorf. Airlines spend a lot of time in and out of bankruptcy, but they do liquidate occasionally, as well. Somebody would likely swoop in for airberlin travelers, but it could be tense for a while.

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