Airberlin sent out an email blast today to its Topbonus members about change to what flights earns segment credits towards Silver and Gold status.
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.
You can access Airberlin’s website for Topbonus here.
Here’s the Airberlin Topbonus earnings table:
Here are the qualification requirements:
Note that you can earn the Platinum status only by status miles. Silver and Gold status can both be earned based on the number of qualifying flights taken.
Considering that Airberlin’s own route structure is going to shrink considerably due to leasing 38 planes with crews to Lufthansa (read more here) and ditching most of the European leisure routes to NIKI (read more here), not sure how much is soon left of this airline?
The airline has been bleeding financially and there has been discussions reported by the German press that Lufthansa and Etihad may be close to a deal where the German airline would take over Airberlin.