Earn Double American Miles for Airberlin Flights

Airberlin, Germany's second-largest airline after Lufthansa, is the newest member of the oneworld global airline alliance, co-anchored by American and British Airways, and including Cathay Pacific, Finnair, Iberia, Japan Airlines, LAN, Qantas, Royal Jordanian, and S7 Airlines.

As is standard marketing procedure with such tie-ups, there's a frequent-flyer promotion in place to publicize the new partnership, and, more broadly, to highlight the frequent-flyer program links among the alliance members.

Members of all oneworld airlines will earn double miles when flying on Airberlin through May 15. And reciprocally, members of Airberlin's Topbonus program will earn double miles when flying on oneworld airlines.

Full details of the promotion as it applies to members of American's AAdvantage program are below.

Offer Details

Beween March 20 and May 15, American AAdvantage members can earn double miles when flying Airberlin on eligible fares (J, C, D, I, Y, B, H, K, M, L, V, N).

Registration is required.

Deal or No Deal

Double miles always beat the alternative.

The bigger story here is the growth of oneworld, which has lagged behind Star Alliance, co-anchored by United and Lufthansa, in both number and quality of member airlines.

The addition of Airberlin isn't a game changer, but it's a step in the right direction.

Reader Reality Check

Do airline alliances play a part in your choice of a preferred carrier?

How would you rate the three competing alliances: oneworld, SkyTeam, Star?

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