AirBerlin and Etihad Combine FF Programs
AirBerlin and Etihad Airways, the national airline of the UAE, will integrate their frequent flyer programs starting January 15, 2012, as they continue with their strategic partnership.
AirBerlin topbonus and Etihad Guest frequent flyer program members will earn award and status miles on both AirBerlin and Ethiad Airways flights.
Topbonus Silver and Gold cardholders will enjoy additional status benefits such as use of Etihad Airways priority check-in and increased baggage allowances. Topbonus Gold Card holders will also be provided access to the exclusive Etihad Airways lounges in Abu Dhabi (AUH), Dublin (DUB), Frankfurt (FRA), London (LHR), and Manchester (MAN). Likewise, Etihad Guest Silver, Gold, and Gold Elite members traveling with AirBerlin will also be able to enjoy the exclusive benefit of access to AirBerlin’s Exclusive Waiting Areas.
Paul Gregorowitsch, Chief Commercial Officer AirBerlin, said, “Extending our strategic partnership with Etihad Airways to include our topbonus frequent flyer program is a further key step towards making AirBerlin topbonus even more attractive. Status benefits such as using our new partner’s exclusive lounges and the option of earning topbonus miles on Etihad Airways’ flights are ways of adding real value.”
Lounge access is a perk frequent travelers are always on the lookout for and are of value to regular travelers. The more a lounge has to offer, the better known it becomes among travelers.
Etihad Airways Chief Commercial Officer Peter Baumgartner said, “This is another tangible step in the roll-out and integration of our extensive partnership with AirBerlin. Across our combined network of 239 destinations, this frequent flyer deal amounts to a fantastic proposition for AirBerlin’s topbonus frequent flyer members and our own Etihad Guest members.”
Celebrate with Double Award Miles
To celebrate AirBerlin’s partnership with Etihad Airways and the new non-stop flight from Berlin to Abu Dhabi, AirBerlin is giving double award miles to all topbonus members on flights marketed and operated by Etihad Airways. Topbonus members can sign up for this campaign from now on to February 19, 2012 at airberlin.com/etihadmiles. Customers registering as new members of the frequent flyer program topbonus via this site are also entitled to take part in the campaign.
Over the same period, AirBerlin is also giving away double award miles on tickets booked for their new connection from Berlin to Abu Dhabi.
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