SFO welcomes new European airline

December 16, 2016 – 04:30 pm

An Air Berlin Airbus A330-200 at SFO. (Photo courtesy: San Francisco International Airport)Air Berlin Airbus A330-200 arrives at SFO. (Photo courtesy: San Francisco International Airport)

I have not had a chance to fly Air Berlin so here’s what I have been able to pick up from a few online sources.

Air Berlin is the second largest airline in Germany (after Lufthansa) and is considered Germany’s “low-cost” airline.

Ironically, Air Berlin’s SFO flights don’t fly to/from Berlin. Instead, they fly to/from Dusseldorf, a wealthy and fashionable city on Germany’s western edge.

Roundtrip coach fares for summer travel between SFO and Dusseldorf are running in the $1300 range according to a quick scan on Kayak.com. Round trip in business class is about $3400.

Nonstop roundtrips between SFO and Dusseldorf (DUS) run just twice a week– on Wednesdays and Fridays– using an Airbus A330-200. The flight arrives SFO at about 1:20 pm and departs at about 3:20 pm (arriving in Dusseldorf at about 11:20 am the following day.)

Coach seating on Air Berlin is tight. According to Seatguru.com, Air Berlin’s seat pitch in coach on the A330 is just 30 inches. (For comparison, Delta’s A330’s offer 31-33 inches. United’s long-haul 767s and 777s have 31 inches.) There is no in-seat video entertainment. Movies play on overhead screens.

Business class seats recline, but do not lie-flat.


Source: blog.sfgate.com


 

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