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: BA launches airberlin match, 1200 Avios with £20 NOW TV box, Ski and Snowboard Show

News in brief: British Airways status match for airberlin Topbonus members If you had airberlin status, British Airways has joined the list of airlines offering a status match. The BA offer is poor.  Anyone who was oneworld Sapphire or Emerald equivalent with airberlin should take […]

Get an Iberia Plus status match for Miles & More and Topbonus members

Finally some good news for airberlin Topbonus members – and an interesting opportunity for any reader with a Lufthansa Miles & More status card. After airberlin’s filing for insolvency there was a period when Topbonus was frozen with no miles collecting and spending at all.  […]

Bits: Atlantis The Palm Avios promo, all food now free at Escape lounges, airberlin closing

News in brief: Up to 25% off and quadruple Avios at Atlantis The Palm Dubai British Airways has launched another Avios promotion in association with Atlantis The Palm resort in Dubai. Atlantis The Palm is one of the major resorts in Dubai with a huge […]

Bits: Virgin and BA sales ends today, airberlin bidding, 50% off mytaxi in London

News in brief: Virgin Atlantic and British Airways sales end today Today, Tuesday, is the final day for the current Virgin Atlantic and British Airways sales. I won’t go through the deals again in detail. The Virgin Atlantic pricing – which is more aggressive than […]

Bits: new SLH scheme with free Amex upgrade, who buys Air Berlin?, currency converter app

News in brief: Small Luxury Hotels launches new INVITED loyalty scheme I mentioned back in May that hotel marketing consortium Small Luxury Hotels of the World was scrapping its loyalty scheme, The Club. Small Luxury Hotels of the World is a consortium of 520 luxury […]

Bits: Club World £1060 Dubai fares, BA stops awarding Avios and tier points for airberlin flights

News in brief: £1,060 British Airways Club World fares to Dubai About 10 years ago, for no logical reason, Lisbon was the holy grail of cheap British Airways Club World tickets.  You could be pretty certain that, wherever you wanted to go, the cheapest route […]

Bits: bizarre new easyJet service, hidden IHG Accelerate goals, airberlin cancellations

News in brief: easyJet launches new ‘check in your hand baggage’ service No, 1st April has not come early.  easyJet really did launch a new service yesterday called ‘Hands Free’. Apparently, many people who travel with just hand baggage – in order to avoid queuing […]

Bits: Etihad closes Heathrow spa, airberlin Topbonus suspended

News in brief: Etihad closes the Six Senses Spa in its Heathrow lounge Etihad has announced that the Six Senses Spa in its lounge at Heathrow Terminal 4 will close on 31st August.  This is very short notice for anyone with a premium cabin flight […]

Air Berlin files for insolvency – what happens next?

Yesterday’s news was dominated by Air Berlin’s insolvency. As I’m currently in Germany I got to read about it from all sides. Things haven’t been great for the German airline in recent years, partly due to the delays in opening the new Berlin Brandenburg airport […]

Bits: new low tax Toronto Avios redemptions on airberlin, Pine Cliffs with SPG Moments

News in brief: airberlin launches new Toronto service As I wrote in this long article, airberlin offers an excellent way to fly to North America with Avios without paying much in the way of taxes and charges. When Anika flew from New York to Berlin […]

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 […]