airberlin

As a member of the oneworld alliance, you can use your British Airways Avios points for airberlin flights. Because airberlin does not add fuel surcharges, these flights are exceptionally good value.

Our main article explaining how to use your Avios points on airberlin is here. You will find reviews of my long-haul flights on airberlin among the stories below.

Fewer Avios options: Lufthansa to take over 1/3rd of airberlin routes

Whilst nothing is signed yet, the noises coming out of Germany suggest that Lufthansa is on the verge of taking over a third of the airberlin route network. This will not be a long and drawn out affair.  Lufthansa would acquire the aircraft leases and […]

My review of airberlin short-haul from Palma to Innsbruck – my best Avios redemption!

Regular readers may remember that, back in May, I wrote about an Avios redemption I had booked which was – by a large margin – the most lucrative I have ever done. I thought it only fair that I conclude the story with a review […]

Review of my airberlin ‘super low tax’ New York – Berlin Avios redemption

This is my review of airberlin business class on the New York to Berlin service. As I did have to leave New York eventually, despite my best attempts to avoid it, I decided to try out airberlin‘s New York JFK to Berlin Tegel service. Rob […]

My review of the (temporary) AA Admirals Club lounge, New York JFK Terminal 8

And the award for worst lounge goes to …… I was heading back to Europe on airberlin, flying business class from New York JFK to Berlin Tegel for the attractive price of 60,000 Avios and just £3 of tax.  I will write about that flight […]

Bits: cheap Dragonpass lounge access, 750 Avios with No 1 Lounges, airberlin new short-haul business

News in brief: Daily Telegraph / Dragonpass offer returns – or earn 750 Avios with No 1 Lounges The Daily Telegraph has brought back its occasional airport lounge access promotion with lounge network Dragonpass. Via this link (ignore the April date!), you can buy passes to […]

Big airberlin US expansion means LOTS of new low-tax Avios redemptions

airberlin, a British Airways partner in the oneworld alliance, announced a big increase in its US flight schedule yesterday. This is excellent news for Avios collectors.  The taxes and charges on airberlin flights booked using Avios points are very low.   A one-way from the US […]

Why airberlin status is, thanks to Etihad, arguably the most valuable in oneworld

It is now almost two years since Abu Dhabi airline Etihad launched ‘Etihad Airways Partners‘, a pseudo alliance aimed at bringing together some of the various national airlines in which Etihad had invested. The strangest thing to have happened over the last two years is that […]

Bits: 500 free Marriott Rewards points, €20 off an airberlin flight

News in brief: 500 free Marriott Rewards points for following them on Instagram Marriott is offering 500 free Marriott Rewards points if you follow them on Instagram before 21st June. The good news is that you don’t need to have a smartphone to do this. […]

Sometimes the oddest Avios redemptions can be the best value!

There are many articles on Head for Points about how to get the best value for your Avios points.  This article on ‘what is an Avios point worth?’ is the one I link to most often. Sometimes, though, you can get great value in very […]

How to fly to the Middle East in Business Class for 75,000 Avios and £49 tax

Since the Avios devaluation last year, flights from the UK to the Middle East have cost 120,000 Avios in Business Class on either Qatar Airways or British Airways. You can reduce this to 100,000 Avios if you fly off-peak but, as I wrote the other […]

What to do with the miles from your £1,275 Etihad Australia ticket? BA Bronze benefits for a start

Yesterday I wrote about the amazing Etihad business class fares currently available. These include business class to Australia on an A380 from as little as £1,275 (starting in Istanbul) or £1,400 from Dusseldorf.  There are also some excellent fares out of London such as £1,100 […]

1,000 free Etihad Guest miles for everyone – and an upgrade to Silver after one flight

Heinemann is the German equivalent of World Duty Free.   It has its own loyalty programme, Heinemann & Me, and at present is offering all new and existing members 1,000 Etihad Guest or airberlin topbonus miles. If you have an Etihad flight planned but are […]

Earn FREE Etihad Guest and Lufthansa Miles & More miles writing reviews for HolidayCheck

Etihad and Lufthansa have both partnered with HolidayCheck to offer FREE Etihad Guest and Miles & More airline miles in return for reviewing hotels on their website. It seems that, in an attempt to compete with TripAdvisor, HolidayCheck needs to offer generous incentives to get you to review. […]

Sneaky cheap ways to fly to the USA using Avios for minimal taxes

In May, I am heading off to New York to test-drive Upper Class on the Virgin Atlantic 787-9 Dreamliner.  It’s tough work but someone has to do it. I wanted to find a cheap way to get home.  Virgin had no availability on my preferred […]

Bits: 2400 Avios on £39 printer, airberlin (BA!) status match, Iberia sale, new Hilton Bournemouth pics

News in brief: Tesco glitch offering 2,400 Avios on a £39 Brother laser printer Over at Shopper Points today, I have covered a glitch on a £39 Brother laser printer.  Tesco is currently selling it with 1,000 Clubcard points instead of the advertised 500 – […]

3,000 bonus miles with Avios, Virgin and 7 other airlines with Rocketmiles

I mentioned hotel booking site Rocketmiles recently when I touched on their Thanksgiving promotion.  The company has now sent me details of all of its current offers, which give you the chance to earn 3,000 bonus miles in one of seven different frequent flyer schemes. The only […]

New ‘no tax’ US and Cuba Avios redemptions in big airberlin expansion

I have had a soft spot for airberlin since they joined oneworld three years ago, and I have probably done more than anyone else in the UK to promote them.  This is ironic as the airline does not even fly to the UK! The reasons […]