Very solid reports coming in that airberlin is dropping out of oneworld by March 2017. How do we know this? Try redeeming a flight on airberlin using AAdvantage for a date after March 2017 it will be denied by the agents even if the space is available.
There have been reports that Etihad is trying to sell the money loosing enterprise to Lufthansa about a week ago. It seems likely now that Lufthansa is taking over or that Etihad is imply trying a new approach to fill the ‘core’ airberlin with the Etihad Equity Partnership.
Now it seems American Airlines knows much more than we do about this development. Let’s look out for news!