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Air Berlin questions
« on: April 04, 2013, 11:53:01 AM »
1) What is the baggage allowance for JFK-TXL-TLV per person? I'm getting conflicting info from their site, CheckMyTrip.com, and other sources. Can someone who has personal experience please chime in?

2) If the above-mentioned flights are preceded by CLE-JFK on AA with a three hour stop in JFK, will AA check the bags all the way through from CLE to TLV, since they are part of the same alliance as Air Berlin?

3) Is there any way to add frequent flyer numbers to an Air Berlin reservation online, or only by phone? What about requesting kosher meals?

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Re: Air Berlin questions
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2013, 11:58:44 AM »
1) What is the baggage allowance for JFK-TXL-TLV per person? I'm getting conflicting info from their site, CheckMyTrip.com, and other sources. Can someone who has personal experience please chime in?

2) If the above-mentioned flights are preceded by CLE-JFK on AA with a three hour stop in JFK, will AA check the bags all the way through from CLE to TLV, since they are part of the same alliance as Air Berlin?

3) Is there any way to add frequent flyer numbers to an Air Berlin reservation online, or only by phone? What about requesting kosher meals?

Thanks!
I flew them in August 2011 with a stopover in DUS. I also found that conflicting information but I was allowed 2 bags for both of us. YMMV.
I called them to request kosher food but they forgot it on our first leg. Definitely bring your own. 

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Re: Air Berlin questions
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2013, 05:20:29 PM »
1) What is the baggage allowance for JFK-TXL-TLV per person? I'm getting conflicting info from their site, CheckMyTrip.com, and other sources. Can someone who has personal experience please chime in?

2) If the above-mentioned flights are preceded by CLE-JFK on AA with a three hour stop in JFK, will AA check the bags all the way through from CLE to TLV, since they are part of the same alliance as Air Berlin?

3) Is there any way to add frequent flyer numbers to an Air Berlin reservation online, or only by phone? What about requesting kosher meals?

Thanks!
1) IME (flew more than once, this year) the regular one bag like everyone else.

KSML - you can request on the phone, but IIRC it must be with at least 48 hr notice.
IME, when I did order (i.e. when the flight was booked in advance), I sometimes got, and sometimes didn't.  While another time that I didn't order (read: flight booked ~ the same day), they happenned to have an extra.  But FYI their KSML are not necessarily reliable (TLV-TXL), i.e. possibly even no hechsher(!), YMMV.

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Re: Air Berlin questions
« Reply #3 on: September 12, 2013, 07:25:25 PM »
anyone know what their baggage allowance is for an AA exec plat (oneworld emerald)? and if two people on itinerary only one is emerald, does the other one get any benefits?
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Re: Air Berlin questions
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2014, 11:09:42 AM »
I have a 13 hour stop over in TXL, is there a close cheep hotel to go to? any lounge that I could pay to go into?

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Re: Air Berlin questions
« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2014, 11:25:03 AM »
I have a 13 hour stop over in TXL, is there a close cheep hotel to go to? any lounge that I could pay to go into?

There a plenty of hotels nearby. Also, I got a BRG at the Holiday Inn near TXL that you can try as well.
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Re: Air Berlin questions
« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2014, 12:52:07 PM »
if the airberlin ticket was booked with mileage can i add a ff number from another carrier?

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Re: Air Berlin questions
« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2014, 02:15:43 PM »
flew in oct. my confirmation from BA said 2 bags but AB.com said only one bag    so I printed out the BA paper, argued with them at the airport for 2 minutes and they let me take both bags     good luck
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Re: Air Berlin questions
« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2014, 05:14:49 PM »
Anybody previous experience with air berlin business class?  I wanna fly txl to nyc.
How good are they?

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Re: Air Berlin questions
« Reply #9 on: July 06, 2014, 05:17:39 PM »
Anybody previous experience with air berlin business class?  I wanna fly txl to nyc.
How good are they?

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Re: Air Berlin questions
« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2014, 05:40:49 PM »
No need to cross post. Thanks
sorry, after posting there I found this thread I thought it's more appropriate & more current.

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Re: Air Berlin questions
« Reply #11 on: December 17, 2014, 04:31:00 PM »
if going jfk-dus-tlv, first leg in business and second in coach, all on same itinerary which was booked with avios, is it safe to assume can take 2 bags 70lbs each?

it seems from air berlins website that all business class gets that i didnt find explicit even if its award seat, although didnt think that should matter... any clear source or personal experience very much appreciated.

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Re: Air Berlin questions
« Reply #12 on: December 17, 2014, 04:40:46 PM »


if going jfk-dus-tlv, first leg in business and second in coach, all on same itinerary which was booked with avios, is it safe to assume can take 2 bags 70lbs each?

it seems from air berlins website that all business class gets that i didnt find explicit even if its award seat, although didnt think that should matter... any clear source or personal experience very much appreciated.
was curious about that, would love to know.
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Re: Air Berlin questions
« Reply #13 on: December 17, 2014, 07:00:10 PM »
If it's one ticket, it should go by MSC (most significant carrier), which - in this case - would be Air Berlin business.

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Re: Air Berlin questions
« Reply #14 on: December 17, 2014, 11:42:31 PM »
Has anyone booked Etihad through AB?