Our best guess here at Mighty Travels was that TopBonus would end up as a part of Etihad Guest after the bankruptcy since Etihad was already the majority holder of the program and loyalty programs are usually a dependable money maker.
The loyalty program of Air Berlin shut down during the bankruptcy but this message was posted today:
Good news for mile collectors:
From 20 September miles collected on Etihad Airways flights and at further non-airline partners wile be credited to your mileage account again. Furthermore, you can redeem miles in our new topbonus Pop-up Shop.
Collecting miles at Etihad Airways
Collecting miles at non-airline partners
Redeem miles at the topbonus Pop-up Shop
Find our current press release here
The website is still in pretty bad shape but there is a PDF now with more details.
Those are the most important takeaways:
– you can only earn miles flying Etihad including retro credits but NOT anymore with airberlin
– all non-airline partners are back at their full earning level
– the airberlin VISA cards earn miles
– you can ONLY redeem at the Top Bonus shop which is down (and only members in Germany can in effect order anything) starting at 10,000 miles
– existing award tickets are not being touched by anyone
What an interesting development in the airberlin saga. There is so much drama and uncertainty – it’s more like a South American soap opera than something akin to German efficiency. Well I have 280,000 miles with topboonus – I hoep something good will come out of it!
Recommended for you:
- Amazing Qatar sale from Europe, Lufthansa almost ready to buy Air Berlin, Emirates stopped growing?, CVS stops sales of Paypal cards, $75 off Bloomingdales, 50% off Spotify, cheap Hyatt points with Daily Getaways
- 50,000 miles US Airways Premier World MasterCard signup
- Which airlines fly the A380 in First Class – and how you can book yourself a ticket using miles
- Which frequent flyer programs will get you on the world’s longest flights?
- My Favorite Flights and Award Redemptions for 2017
- Etihad Guest double award miles in economy, business and first class and double tier miles in business and first class
- My current favorite awards (mileage redemptions)
- Expedia $50 off, Discover cashback shower, Etihad crazy about Air Berlin, state of US hotel industry, movie locations to travel to, $11,000 for volunteering your seat come true
- Qatar appeases US airlines, Virgin now uses airberlin A330s, Citi 50,000 AA card, how much did Niki Lauda really pay?, easyjet on a roll in Berlin
- Delta’s buying spree, Etihad conquers Lufthansa, 50k Lufthansa card, topBonus 1,500 miles redemptions, Remitly $40 promo & 35% Bonus Avios
Questions, corrections, ideas about this article? Catch us on Twitter @mightytravels
See how to save $190 on ANY airfare ticket with Mighty Travels Premium
. Plus get 95% off Business and First Class fares with Real-Time Mistake Fare Alerts
Start your 30 Day FREE TRIAL now.
Want free upgrades, free breakfasts, free hotel credit & VIP gifts on ANY luxury hotel stay? Get these free benefits when you book with luxury travel concierge
for the same price as the hotel’s own website. Use code MT19 for an extra 10% off
your first booking.
About the author: Torsten is a serial entrepreneur who started almost a dozen ventures on four continents.
Torsten's love for travel has brought him to 130+ countries and travel with most of the world's airlines.
You can reach Torsten at [email protected]
This post has been tagged with: airberlin | airline | Airways | american | bankruptcy | Berlin | bonus | credits | Earn | earn miles | Etihad | Etihad Airways | flights | Germany | miles | Redeem Miles | travels | VISA cards
Don't miss - more topics from Mighty TravelsAAdvantage | Aegean Airlines | Aeromexico | Aeroplan | Air Canada | Air China | Air France | Air France/KLM Flying Blue | Air India | Air New Zealand | AirAsia | AirBnB | Airline Reviews | Alaska Airlines | Alaska Mileage Plan | Alitalia | American Airlines | American Express | American Express Membership Rewards | ANA | Asia Miles | Asiana Airlines | Avianca | Avios | Avis | Award Booking | Bank Bonuses | Best coffee | Best Rate Guarantee | Best Western | British Airways (BA) | Capital One | Cash Back Deals | Cathay Pacific Reviews | Chase Sapphire Reserve | Chase Ultimate Rewards | Cheap flights | Cheap Passport Photos | Cheap Visas | Checking Accounts/ Bank Bonuses | China Airlines Review | Choice Hotels | Choice Privileges | Citibank | Club Carlson / Radisson | Credit Card Deals | Currency Arbitrage | Delta Airlines | Delta Skymiles | Destinations & Inspiration | Emirates Reviews & Skywards | Error Fares / Mistake Fares | Etihad Reviews & Etihad Guest | Expedia Coupons | Fare Monitoring Service | Frequent Flyer Programs | Fuel surcharges | Getaround | Google ITA Matrix | Hainan Airlines | Hawaiian Airlines | HHonors | Hilton Honors | Hilton Hotels | Hotel Corporate Codes | Hotel Deals | Hotel Friends & Family Discounts | Hotel Loyalty Programs | Hotel Reviews | Hyatt | Iberia | IHG Rewards Club | Immigration & Airport Security | Immunization | Japan Airlines | Jetblue TrueBlue | Krisflyer | Lifemiles | Lounge Reviews | Low Cost Airlines | Lufthansa Miles and More | Malaysia Airlines | Manufactured Spend | Marriott Hotels | Mighty Travels Premium | Mileage Plus | Mistake Fares | Mountain Gorillas | Norwegian | Online Shopping Mall Deals | Orbitz Coupons & Deals | Priority Pass Lounges | Qantas | Qatar Airways | Radisson Rewards | Rapid Rewards | Ryanair | Saudia | Singapore Airlines | South African Airways | Southwest Rapid Rewards | Sri Lankan | StarHOT | StarwoodONE | ThankYou Points | Things to Do (City Guides) | TOP Travel Destinations | Travel Agent Rate | Travel Deals | Travel Insurance | Travel News | Travel Tech | Turkish Airlines Review | Uber | United Airlines | United Mileage Plus | World of Hyatt | Wyndham Hotels | Wyndham Rewards |