Reader Question: Are Airberlin Topbonus Miles Worthless Now?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader dropped me an email earlier today regarding the issue with Airberlin Topbonus that is no longer able to issue award tickets and he wanted to know if the miles are now worthless.

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Air Berlin Files For Insolvency Proceedings After Etihad Withdraws Financial Support

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Embattled German airline Air Berlin has filed for insolvency after Etihad has declared there would be no further financial support for the money burning carrier which ended up being a cash grave for them in recent years.

Travelers, especially those who are still missing baggage, should prepare themselves for thing getting even more turbulent in the weeks ahead even though flights will continue to operate (for now).

Reader Question: Airberlin & Broken Guitar

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A LoyaltyLobby reader sent us (yet another) Airberlin related question this time by Facebook message regarding broken guitar that was lost and later delivered as broken.

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Reader Question: Airberlin Delayed Luggage, Handling Agent & Wrong Information!

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LoyaltyLobby readers continue to send emails about delayed baggage issues they are having with Airberlin. This is a topic that we have previously covered here on LoyaltyLobby several times.

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Airberlin & NIKI Schedule Falling Apart? Apology Email From The Company!

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Seems that the troubled German airline airberlin has had some operational issues as of late including NIKI that was supposedly to be offloaded to TUI.

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Airberlin sent out an email today to its Topbonus members trying to explain the very bad operational performance as of late…..

Airberlin Topbonus Topdeal Discounted Award Tickets For July 1 – March 22, 2018 (Book By June 18)

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Airberlin has discounted award tickets under its Topbonus Topdeal and has now released a new list of routes that are valid for travel between July 1 – March 22, 2018.

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These start at just 1,500 miles one-way and need to be ticketed by June 18, 2017. The valid discounted travel dates are route dependent.

Airberlin Topbonus Gold Status (Oneworld Sapphire) For Transferring 100,000 American Express Points By June 5, 2018

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Airberlin Topbonus has launched an interesting promotion for getting Gold status with the program that maps to Oneworld Sapphire status.

Airberlin Topbonus Gold Status (Oneworld Sapphire) 100,000 Amex Transfer

All you need to do is to transfer 100,000 American Express Membership Rewards points during the promotional period of June 6, 2017 – June 5, 2018 (can be several transfers during the promotional period).

Best Western Rewards Airberlin Topbonus Triple Miles (500 Base + 1,000 Bonus) Central Europe May 16 – August 31, 2017

Best Western Rewards has launched new bonus miles campaign for Airberlin Topbonus member stays in Central Europe.

Best Western Rewards Airberlin Topbonus Triple Miles May 16 - August 31 2017

Topbonus members can earn triple miles (500 base + 1,000 bonus) for up to three stays during the promotional period May 16 – August 31, 2017.

Air Berlin TopBonus Award Redemption Level And Surcharge Changes Effective September 1st 2017

Air Berlin Topbonus has informed their members via email that effective September 1st 2017 there will be changes to their award redemption rates as well as the associated fees for mileage awards.

The surcharges for award redemptions will be reduced across the board while some of the award levels go up, requiring more miles than before to issue an award ticket.

Le Club AccorHotels Airberlin Topbonus 1,000 Miles For A Stay May 22 – August 31, 2017

Le Club AccorHotels has launched a new bonus miles promotion for Airberlin Topbonus members.

Le Club AccorHotels Airberlin Topbonus 1000 Bonus Miles

The offer is for 1,000 bonus Topbonus miles for first stay between May 22 – August 31, 2017.

Given Up: What On Earth Is Going On With Air Berlin And Lost Baggage Cases?

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We at LoyaltyLobby receive many emails every day and readers keep writing us most frequently about issues they have with Air Berlin losing their luggage and remain silent how to reimburse the customer.

Air Berlin has had tremendous issues with it’s customer service in many fields, especially the response time and at times simply ignored certain requests entirely.

Airberlin Topbonus Silver Qualification Changes: 30 Flights Instead Of 24

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Airberlin has changed the number of flights required for Topbonus Silver status that maps to Oneworld Ruby from 24 to 30.

Airberlin Topbonus Silver Qualification Changes

Topbonus recently expanded the fare types that qualify towards the status by including Light-fares effective March 1, 2017 (read more here).

Airberlin Topbonus Topdeal Discounted Award Tickets For April 1 – December 17, 2017 (Book By March 19)

Airberlin has discounted award tickets under its Topbonus Topdeal and has now released a new list of routes that are valid for travel between April 1 – December 17, 2017.

Airberlin Topbonus Topdeal Tickets March 2017

These start at just 1,500 miles one-way and need to be ticketed by March 19, 2017. The valid discounted travel dates are route dependent.

Airberlin Light Fare Segments Now Count Towards Topbonus Silver & Gold Status Effective March 1, 2017

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Airberlin sent out an email blast today to its Topbonus members about change to what flights earns segment credits towards Silver and Gold status.

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Airberlin has played with the fare groups as of late and the LIGHT fare was excluded earning the segment credit that has been changed effective March 1, 2017.

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