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.

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 […]

Avios Redemption University – Lesson 13 – Lowering taxes by redeeming on airberlin

The “Avios Redemption University” series is a good starting point for beginners, although I hope everyone will learn something from them.  Click here to see the other articles. IMPORTANT:  Since this article was published, airberlin has announced a number of new US routes which will launch […]

Hilton offering free Gold status after three stays – open to everyone

Hilton HHonors has launched a new ‘fast track to Gold’ promotion in association with airberlin. Unlike many similar promotions run by Hilton, this one is open to everyone.  It is even being openly promoted on airberlin.com – click on ‘topbonus’ and ‘news and special offers’.. (In […]

airberlin status match offers you another route to BA lounge access!

The Qantas status match ended on the 16th.  This was a tricky one to get, since you needed a New Zealand mailing address to take part, but if that was not a problem then you could have obtained a year of British Airways lounge access […]

Earn American Airlines miles (plus Etihad, Lufthansa) writing reviews for HolidayCheck

American Airlines is the latest airline to partner with HolidayCheck to offer 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. You will […]

Avios changes 9: what will happen to partner airline earning rates?

Executive summary:  BA has not yet released its new partner earning rates but we know that changes – for the worst – are coming to certain airlines Key link: ‘Club Changes’ page on ba.com, ‘Club Changes’ page on iberia.com (If you are new to Head for Points, […]

Which 37 airlines can I use my Avios points on?

I occasionally get asked for a full list of Avios airlines, or whether there is somewhere online that has a full list of Avios redemption partners. The bottom line is that there isn’t one, because each of the three main Avios programmes has their own […]

New airberlin options for low-tax Avios redemptions

German airline airberlin offers one of the best options for spending your Avios points without incurring high taxes. Whilst little known, airberlin is a full member of the oneworld alliance alongside BA, Qatar, Cathay, Qantas etc.  All of its long-haul aircraft now offer fully flat beds […]

StatusMatcher – what match can you get from your existing airline and hotel cards?

If you read Head for Points via the website, you may have seen the link to statusmatcher.com in the ‘I Also Recommend ….’ box.  I thought it was worth giving this site a bit more publicity as it does offer a useful service to regular travellers. […]