As we all know, air Berlin is in more than a bit of a state, with the airline in the process of terminating long haul flying out of Berlin Tegel, and its frequent flyer programme in receivership.
Well, it seems British Airways is cutting its losses with any hope of getting money out of air Berlin for Avios and Tier Points earned.
British Airways has published a guide for those who are interested, but in bullet points:
- The frequent flyer partnership Air Berlin and BA was suspended on the 31st August.
- Redemption bookings made up until 31st August will be honoured.
- BA Executive Club Members will no longer be able to collect Avios or Tier Points on bookings made on Air Berlin for travel from 2 September
- Points earned before 2nd September will be honoured.
- If you booked an air Berlin flight under British Airways codes, you will get Avios and Tier points.
In the mean time, all other oneworld status benefits will remain in-situ (such as luggage allowances, priority boarding and lounge access).
But otherwise, we’re waiting on further changes. So far, Virgin Australia and Qantas have cut their ties – and I’m sure other oneworld airlines will follow in British Airways footsteps
As the situation becomes clearer about air Berlin’s future, I’m sure airlines will react in the way we expect them to.
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