As we all know by now, airberlin is ceasing operations on October 28. Other than their employees, the greatest impact will obviously be on their frequent flyers, and I can’t imagine how frustrating it must be to have a bunch of airberlin miles stored that can’t be used.
Well, through November 17, topbonus is allowing members to use their miles for award bookings on Etihad. They’re even offering reduced redemption rates as follows:
Redeem your miles and fly with Etihad Airways from Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, and Munich or Zurich and Geneva to heavenly travel destinations in the Middle East, Africa, Asia or Australia. Benefit now from the reduced mile offers:
- For 25,000 miles you can fly to the Gulf states, to South and Central Asia
- For 30,000 miles you can fly to Africa and the Middle East
- For 35,000 miles you can fly to South East Asia and the Far East
- For 50,000 miles you can fly to Australia
The prices listed above are for economy class, and redemptions in business and first class aren’t possible. If you have any topbonus miles left, this is probably the best chance you’ll have to get decent value from them, since the only other real option is to use miles in their “pop-up shop.” Note that you need to travel between October 19, 2017 and March 28, 2018.
To book you’ll need to contact the topbonus service center at +49 69 15 32 53 484 during central European office hours.
I hope some you of find value from this!