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Germany’s Lufthansa is in negotiations with Air Berlin majority shareholder Etihad to purchase 40 aircraft and all routes that don’t touch Air Berlin’s Duesseldorf and Tegel hubs according to Reuters.

Air Berlin A321Air Berlin has been bleeding cash ever since and even after Etihad purchased 29.21% of Air Berlin they constantly had to provide capital in one form or another to keep the airline afloat. [click to continue…]

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Air Berlin Topbonus has sent out emails to their members last night announcing changes to their fare structure and the way that customers can collect miles on Air Berlin flights.

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Air Berlin shuffled the names of their booking classes around, for example they introduced a new Economy Class called Economy Light that earns 25% of miles. [click to continue…]

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Choice Privileges has launched quintuple miles promotion for Airberlin Topbonus member stays May 15 – August 15, 2016.

Choice Hotels Airberlin Topbonus Quintuple Miles May 15 - August 15, 2016

You can earn double miles on your first stay (500 base + 500 bonus, triple miles on your second stay (500 base + 1,000 bonus), quadruple miles on your third stay (500 base + 1,500 bonus), and quintuple miles on your fourth (500 base + 2,000 bonus) and all subsequent stays during the offer period. [click to continue…]

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German carrier Air Berlin sees itself confronted with yet another year of record losses, incurring a 447 Million Euro loss for their 2015 financial year as it was revealed yesterday.

Air Berlin A321 copyThis comes after the airline already reported a 377 Million loss in 2014 during which they were able to partner up with Etihad Airlines who is now Air Berlins major shareholder, pretty much keeping them alive. [click to continue…]

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Airberlin has discounted award tickets under its Topbonus Topdeals and has now released rather long list (1200+) of routes that are valid for travel between April 4 – June 30 & November 1 – March 23, 2017.

Airberlin Topbonus Topdeal Tickets March 2016

These start at just 1,500 miles one-way and need to be ticketed by March 29, 2016. The valid discounted travel dates are route dependent. [click to continue…]

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Heinemann, German tax free retailer that has branches around the Europe, launched a new promotion to get members to sign up for their frequent buyer program that a LoyaltyLobby reader just forwarded to me.

Heinemann Etihad Guest Airberlin Topbonus

Etihad Guest members can get 1,000 free miles (nothing but sign up required) + Silver status for a year after economy roundtrip or one-way business flight. Airberlin Topbonus members are eligible for 1,000 free miles and 50% off award redemption (no paid flight activity required). [click to continue…]