Air Berlin Topbonus: Up To 5 Times The Miles For Many European Routes Until December 31st 2016

Merry Christmas from Air Berlin Topbonus: The airline just announced a new promotion that will give registered customers up to 500% the normal miles for many routes within Europe until December 31st.

ab-xmas-promoThe promotion is good for 5x the miles in Economy (Economy Light Fare excluded) and 3x in Business Class which is a little strange.

In the wake of yet another Lufthansa pilot strike that sends customers over the edge Air Berlin has taken the opportunity at hand to throw out some candy to their customers which is a very smart idea.

You can access Air Berlins landing page for promo description and registration here.

topbonus is giving you an early Christmas present!

Book and take flights within Europe by 31st December and collect incredible

  • 5 times more award miles with Economy Classic and Flex fares and
  • 3 times more award miles in Business Class.

Treat yourself to a leisurely shopping weekend during Advent or visit family and friends over Christmas. The promotion applies to many domestic German routes, e.g. Hamburg, Munich, Stuttgart, Berlin and Dusseldorf, and within Europe.

The routes available under this promotion are actually covering most of Air Berlins continental network and customers should be able to take good advantage of it.

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Here are some of the key conditions of the promotion you should consider:

  • To be eligible for this promotion you have to be a member of the topbonus program and you have to be registered for this promotion via the link in the “promotion details” area. Only members contacted by topbonus via email or „promotion overview” can participate in the promotion.
  • The promotion is valid for the booking period beginning on 14 November 2016, 0:00h and ends on 31 December 2016, 23:59h.
  • Registered topbonus members will earn five times award miles in Economy Class (except in the Economy Light tariff) and three times award miles in Business Class
  • Only additional award miles will be credited. Status miles will be credited in regular amounts.

This suggests that existing tickets booked prior to November 14th are not eligible to earn the extra promotional miles bonus.

Conclusion

It’s a good time for Air Berlin to stir the pot even though some of the conditions don’t make much sense. I don’t think it’s a wise decision to only credit newly booked tickets and leave other loyal customers out.

On top of it all they will give a higher bonus to Economy Classic passengers than those booked in Business Class which doesn’t really encourage those premium customers either.

In any case passengers who plan on booking Air Berlin flights on these routes should register for the promotion to earn the additional award miles.

 

These are the entire Terms & Conditions for the promotion at the time of this article:

Registration:

  • To be eligible for this promotion you have to be a member of the topbonus program and you have to be registered for this promotion via the link in the “promotion details” area. Only members contacted by topbonus via email or „promotion overview” can participate in the promotion.
  • Both membership of the topbonus program and participation in this promotion are free of charge.
  • Customers who are already topbonus members also need to register once to qualify for this promotion.

Registration period:

  • The registration period begins on 14 November 2016, 0:00h and ends on 31 December 2016, 23:59h.

Booking period:

  • The promotion is valid for the booking period beginning on 14 November 2016, 0:00h and ends on 31 December 2016, 23:59h.

Travel period:

  • The booked flights have to be performed in the given travel period. The travel period begins on 14 November 2016, 0:00h and ends on 31 December 2016, 23:59h.
  • On a return flight booking your return flight has to be on 31 December 2016, 23:59h the latest, in order to receive extra miles for the return flight, too.

Details:

  • Registered topbonus members will earn five times award miles in Economy Class (except in the Economy Light tariff) and three times award miles in Business Class on the following flights (both directions) marketed and operated by the airberlin group in the mentioned promotion period:
    • All German domestic flights
    • On the listed routes within Europe (respectively in both directions)
  • Only additional award miles will be credited. Status miles will be credited in regular amounts.
  • The additional miles will be credited to your topbonus mileage account after the flight.
  • If you selected the “My Route” benefit on a route during the promotional period, you will receive up to five times the award miles as part of the promotion. At the end of the promotional period, you will again receive the usual double miles for “My Route” flights.
  • Cancelled or unused promotion flights, promotion flights which are rebooked for a date outside the time period of the promotion, and flights which were booked before registration for the promotion are excluded from the promotion. Award and charter flights (incl. airberlin Holidays) are also excluded.

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