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: Want a job redeeming miles?; airberlin adds cheap US Avios routes; Curve raises $10m

News in brief: Want a job redeeming miles?! John from the Nightly.travel hotel booking site sent me an interesting job ad that came across his desk. Seedstars World, an established start-up investor, is looking for a remote working ‘travel hacker’ to book travel for its staff using […]

Bits: I’m flying a Boeing 747-8i today, Lufthansa UK deals to Japan and India, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and miles

News in brief: The future of the Boeing 747-8i Today I will be flying a Boeing 747-8i via Lufthansa for the first and possibly last time, on my way to New York. The 747-8i – a stretched version of the 747-4 with a longer upper deck […]

Bits: UK laptop ban, Hilton Flash Sale, new airberlin business class seat

News in brief: UK laptop ban on flights to / from certain countries This story was covered extensively in the news yesterday so I don’t want to dwell on it here.  However, if you missed it, the UK Government has banned all electronic equipment larger […]

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

We have run a few ‘the end is nigh’ stories about airberlin recently.  All of the short haul routes which do not touch Dusseldorf or Berlin are being transferred to a TUI-controlled joint venture, and there are rumours that the German Government is encouraging a […]

More Avios / airberlin weirdness – Etihad taking over Dusseldorf, AB launching Hong Kong!

It seems there are no end to the odd stories coming out airberlin at the moment.  The reason we cover them on Head for Points is that airberlin, as a oneworld alliance member, allows you to use Avios for its flights.  And airberlin long haul flights […]

Bits: €100 status credit for an Avis rental, Qatar sale extended, airberlin restructuring

News in brief: €100 status credit with any Avis rental A reader sent me a link to this new Avis offer.  If you are signed up to Avis Preferred and make a booking in the current Avis sale, for collection at any point up to 6th […]

Cheap Avios deals on airberlin may be over as the end beckons …..

Ever since it joined the oneworld alliance, airberlin has offered some exceptional bargains for Avios collectors. As I wrote in this article, you have been able to fly to the USA and Abu Dhabi paying only minimal taxes.  Since that article was published, airberlin has […]

Eight Avios earning and spending tips you might not know about

Don’t panic, we are not switching to clickbait headlines for 2017!  However I was struggling to find something more suitable to describe the article today. I was updating the ‘Welcome’ page on Head for Points over Christmas.  This is a page which 80% of regular […]

How to get FREE BA Bronze status (equivalent) for four months!

airberlin is a partner with British Airways in the oneworld alliance.  This means that anyone who has status with airberlin will receive reciprocal status benefits with BA, and vice versa. Why does this matter?  Because airberlin is currently offering four months of free Silver status […]

Etihad, Alitalia etc aligning loyalty schemes + airberlin (oneworld) status match

Etihad announced on Tuesday that it is launching the long-awaited alignment of the frequent flyer schemes of eight of the Etihad Airways Parners airlines:  Etihad Airways, airberlin, Alitalia, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Etihad Regional, Jet Airways and NIKI. Virgin Australia is not included, at least […]

Bits: last day for Tesco ink deals, my Hertz President’s Circle card arrives, Lufthansa to take over airberlin short-haul

News in brief: Last day for Tesco ink deals If you have a Canon, Epson or HP printer, today is the last day to earn 240 Avios or 250 Virgin miles with every ink cartridge you buy from Tesco Direct. Full details are in todays […]

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 […]