Airberlin Lounge Berlin Airport – 21

Last Day To Submit Airberlin Topbonus Compensation Claim

As part of the bankruptcy process for airberlin, the topbonus program is being liquidated. Those with miles in the program are potentially eligible for compensation, though the final amount per mile hasn't been determined. I have a handful of airberlin…

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American Flagship Lounge Chicago – 8

Airberlin Is Leaving Oneworld On October 28, 2017

This shouldn't come as much of a surprise, but is probably worth specifically pointing out nonetheless. We know that airberlin will be ceasing all operations by October 28, 2017 (they've already discontinued their longhaul routes), at which point Lufthansa…

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Airberlin Lounge Berlin Airport – 23

Airberlin Ceasing Operations As Of November 1, 2017?

A few days ago we learned that airberlin will be ceasing all longhaul routes as of October 15, 2017. We knew the day would come eventually, though the timing here seems impacted by them having to return their fleet of A330s to their lessors. The A330s…

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Etihad Lounge Melbourne – 36

Malaysia Airlines Will Lease 6 Former Airberlin A330s

Man oh man, this airberlin saga keeps getting more interesting. Airberlin used to have a fleet of 17 Airbus A330 aircraft, all of which were leased. With airberlin going out of business, those planes are being returned to the leasing companies. The good…

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Filed Under: Airberlin, Malaysia
Etihad A380

Airberlin’s Topbonus Program Is Making A Bizarre Comeback

On August 15, 2017, airberlin filed for insolvency, and then a bit over a week later, airberlin's spun off loyalty program, topbonus, filed for insolvency. Even though topbonus is technically a separate company, they more or less closed up shop, as it…

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Airberlin 737

The Bids Are In: Who Is Interested In Taking Over Airberlin?

Germany's second largest airline, airberlin, filed for insolvency a month ago, on August 15, 2017. As we've known all along, the German government provided a loan of 150 million EUR so the airline could continue to operate while interested parties submitted…

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Airberlin Lounge Berlin Airport – 23

Airberlin Pilots Call In Sick, Cause Mass Cancelations

Sometimes airline unions call for official strikes, and sometimes we see "unofficial" strikes, where enough people will call in sick to disrupt operations. Airberlin is on its last leg, as the airline has filed for insolvency, is canceling routes, etc.…

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Airberlin 1

It’s Official: Airberlin Cancels Flights To The Caribbean

In light of airberlin's insolvency filing several weeks ago, the airline is slowly starting to cancel their routes. They have a temporary loan from the German government, but will run out of money soon enough, so are now having to cut their routes. A…

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Airberlin Lounge Berlin Airport – 23

A Oneworld Airline Cuts Airberlin Mileage Earning

Airberlin is likely operating its last few weeks as an independent airline, before various assets are sold off to the highest bidder. This comes after airberlin filed for insolvency a couple of weeks ago, and then airberlin's spun off topbonus frequent…

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Filed Under: Airberlin, Qantas
Airberlin

Airberlin Topbonus Is Disintegrating Rapidly

Airberlin is screwed. Airberlin's spun off topbonus program is screwed. And things are getting much worse by the minute. We've seen a lot of airline bankruptcies, restructuring, etc., though I've never seen an airline and loyalty program fall apart in…

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Qatar A350

Hah: Qatar Airways Is Trying To Poach Airberlin Pilots

A few days ago airberlin filed for insolvency, after Etihad withdrew financial support for the airline. The German government is giving the airline an emergency loan that's expected to allow them to continue operations for the next few months, though…

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Filed Under: Airberlin, Qatar
Airberlin Lounge Berlin Airport – 23

Ouch: Airberlin Files For Insolvency

Bloomberg is reporting that airberlin today filed for insolvency in a Berlin court, after Etihad has withdrawn its financial support. The details of this are still very much developing, so I imagine we'll find out more details soon. For now the German…

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