Berlin Airlift cartoonDecember 19, 2016 – 04:37 pm

Berlin Airlift cartoon

Red Stars Over Berlin Fifty years ago, a massive airlift into Berlin showed the Soviets that a post-WWII blockade would not work By C.V. Glines The morning of June 25, 1948, in Berlin was unseasonably warm, and a low ceiling of dark clouds hung ominously over the divided city. During the night, news editors in West Berlin had been busy remaking the front pages of their morning papers because of a flash from the Soviet-sponsored ADN news agency in…

Air Berlin SFODecember 16, 2016 – 04:30 pm

Air Berlin SFO

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…

Air Berlin route mapDecember 1, 2016 – 03:25 pm

Air Berlin route map

The Boeing 737 short-haul and medium-haul aircraft is the most environmentally friendly model in its class in terms of fuel consumption and noise control. The aircraft are equipped with winglets to provide additional fuel savings. Thanks to its ultramodern computer technology and GPS, this model of aircraft can be steered with great precision and fuel economy. airberlin has been operating the Boeing 737-800 (Next-Generation) in its route network since…

Berlin Airlift Cold WarNovember 22, 2016 – 02:57 pm

Berlin Airlift Cold War

Berliners watching a C-54 land at Tempelhof Airport in 1948. US Air Force Berlin Airlift - Background: With the conclusion of World War II in Europe, Germany was divided into four occupation zones as had been discussed at the Yalta Conference. The Soviet zone was in eastern Germany while the Americans were in the south, the British the northwest, and the French the southwest. Administration of these zones was to be conducted through the Four Power…

Berlin Airport (TXL)November 16, 2016 – 02:44 pm

Berlin Airport (TXL)

– © Guenter Wicker Berliner Flughaefen Berlin s Tegel airport in the north-west of the city is just five kilometres from the City West district. The shortest routes from the airport to the underground network are via the 109 and 128 buses to Kurt-Schumacher-Platz (U6) or Jakob-Kaiser-Platz (U7) stations. There is also a bus service to the suburban railway and underground station at Jungfernheide (S4/U7). In addition to the regular bus services, the…

Air Berlin partner AirlinesNovember 1, 2016 – 01:56 pm

Air Berlin partner Airlines

Etihad Airways Partners is a unique and exciting new development. Participating airlines – airberlin, Air Serbia, Air Seychelles, Etihad Regional and Jet Airways – have joined together to give you more choice. A combined network of over 250 destinations across 6 continents gives you the ease of one booking / one ticket and the flexibility to find the most convenient times for your journey. With high standards of comfort and hospitality on the ground…

Reviews of Air BerlinOctober 20, 2016 – 01:17 pm

Reviews of Air Berlin

However, we were also looking forward to trying the Economy Class on long haul flights as well as most people don’t want to pay huge sums to fly in Business Class. Airplane: Airbus A330-200 Cabin Class: Economy Daytime: Noon Food: Lunch / Pre-Arrival Snack Seat Pitch: 30 Inch (76 Centimeter) Seat Width: 18 Inch (46 Centimeter) Our experience on a transatlantic flight from Berlin to Chicago was a good one as well. Sure, the Economy Class was not close…

Air Berlin milesOctober 17, 2016 – 01:16 pm

Air Berlin miles

Earn status and award miles when flying with airberlin and the topbonus partner airlines. You receive additional award miles from topbonus hotel and car hire partners, further partners and whenever you pay with the airberlin VISA Card or the airberlin ec/girocard. Please choose the respective partner in the categories below to find out the number of miles you can collect. Your award miles remain valid for 36 months, expiring at the end of the quarter…

Air Berlin flights mapSeptember 29, 2016 – 12:44 pm

Air Berlin flights map

L.A. (w. Miami stopover): from EUR717 / DKK4657 / NOK5511 / SEK6741 Search flight NEW YORK: from EUR575 / DKK4661 / NOK4745 / SEK5053 Search flight Example fares only - please check actual fare when searching and booking flights with KILROY and airberlin. airberlin Route Network Click to enlarge airberline route map airberlin fleet The airberlin group has one of the youngest fleets in Europe. They regularly replace their aircraft, which means that…

Air Berlin first ClassSeptember 20, 2016 – 11:58 am

Air Berlin first Class

I headed towards gate E10 at around 3PM, which is where my flight would be departing from. Miami Airport terminal The “E” concourse at Miami Airport is pretty drab, without many good concessions or seating options. The plane was at the gate and seemed to be in the final stages of preparation for the flight. Airberlin A330 I stood near the podium, where I swear every other passenger came up to the podium to try and talk their way into an upgrade. In…