I had about two hours between my inbound flight from New York to Düsseldorf and my connecting flight to Barcelona. This was my first time flying through Düsseldorf and I was somewhat confused at first. Usually when arriving in Europe, I'm ushered through narrow hallways and sent to a long immigration line where I then have to reclear security. Instead, I was deposited into the large gatehouse, where I could go up … [Read more...]
Posts about "Air Berlin"
As I mentioned in an earlier post, I redeemed 50,000 American Airlines miles to fly one-way from the U.S. to Europe in business class. The main flight of the itinerary was this one, New York to Düsseldorf on AirBerlin, which allowed me to use my American Airlines miles without any fuel surcharges and be guaranteed a flat-bed seat. When I think of flying a German airline, I usually think about flying Lufthansa … [Read more...]
I recently found myself with a couple weeks free to take a trip somewhere. I decided to go to Europe since it had been a while since I’d spent some time on the continent (not to mention the US Dollar is currently pretty strong compared to the Euro, so it seemed like a great time to go). That’s one thing I love about airline miles – even though I was planning a trip within a week of departure, I could try to find … [Read more...]
Airberlin is offering a very open-ended status match offer to its Topbonus Gold tier, as I first learned from Head for Points. This includes Sapphire status with the oneworld Alliance, of which American Airlines is a member. And among the many benefits of Sapphire status are access to preferred seating, extra baggage allowance, and access to business class airport clubs (basically any lounge that isn't specifically … [Read more...]
Award space to Germany is generally pretty good with Lufthansa flying from nearly everywhere in the US to both Frankfurt and Munich. Dusseldorf, on the other hand, is not the most popular location to visit in Europe (though I have heard good things about it), but the airport is a strategic location for miles/points aficionados like ourselves. Air Berlin is an airline that is seldom discussed, but is worth looking … [Read more...]