Next spring, airberlin will be heading from Dallas–Fort Worth to Dusseldorf, an art and fashion mecca in the heart of Germany. Dusseldorf has a lot to offer, including elegant shops, gorgeous gardens and lovely river walks.
The new routes is set to start on May 6, 2016, with four weekly flights heading out on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday.
Airberlin is part of the oneworld alliance, so you can use your miles from any member to snag a seat or two. The airline also has its own frequent flyer program, topbonus, which you should consider joining, particularly if you plan to fly to Germany often.
Lets Talk About Miles
Whether its the art scene that grabs you, or the idea of exploring Castle Tower along the Rhine and seeing some really amazing architecture, including the Neuer Zollhof buildings designed by Frank Gehry, Dusseldorf is a great city to visit.
Since airberlin is a oneworld member, you can purchase an award ticket with miles from any number of carriers, including American Airlines. Economy seats on this route go for 40,000 AAdvantage miles, but if you want to upgrade, business is 100,000 and first is 125,000.
Booking With Topbonus
If you use airberlin topbonus miles, you can pick up an economy seat for 60,000 miles. In this case, you’ll pay less using AAdvantage miles.
Airberlin also has partnerships with carriers that are not a part of the oneworld family, such as Virgin Australia, Niki, Alitalia and Etihad. This can be a big draw for some travelers, making topbonus more attractive.
Topbonus members can also book one companion fare a year on airberlin or Niki at 50 percent off. Niki is a low cost Austrian carrier owned by airberlin.
If you’re a careful shopper, you might be able to snag one of airberlin’s fantastic special member-only offers, which can include flights within Europe for only 3,000 miles.