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Air Berlin

Airline tickets with Air Berlin

After Lufthansa, Air Berlin is Germany's second largest airline and seventh in Europe in terms of passengers carried. The airline was founded in 1978, registered as Air Berlin USA as a subsidiary Lelco, an American agricultural enterprise. During the peaceful revolutions in Germany in the late eighties, the airline in 1991 was bought, reconstructed and registered in Germany as Air Berlin GmbH & Co. Luftverkehrs KG.

Air Berlin concentrates on serving major German and European cities to attract business traffic. A total of 25 German cities are served, more than any other airline. Its hubs are Berlin-Tegel Airport[3] and Düsseldorf Airport.

Air Berlin is based at the Airport Bureau Center in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin. Today Air Berlin employs more than 8,000 people and as a Group carried over 31.5 million passengers in 2013.

Air Berlin Flight tickets

Before booking your flight, for information on baggage allowance, check-in conditions and eventual fees applied by the airline when changing or cancelling a booking, please consult our airline information page. Kindly recall that changes to flight tickets are only accepted by telephone.

Air Berlin luggage allowance

Depending on which Fare you choose, Air Berlin has different types of baggage allowance.

Hand Luggage

For any Fare chosen, whether it is the JustFly, FlyDeal, FlyClassic or the FlyFlex+, the Cabin Baggage has a set of dimensions and weight allowed.

JustFly, FLyDeal, FlyClassic

  • Number of items: One
  • Maximum size: 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm (approx. 22 x 16 x 9 inches)
  • Maximum weight: 8kg (17.6 lb)

FlyFlex+

  • Number of items: Two
  • Maximum size: 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm (approx. 22 x 16 x 9 inches)
  • Maximum weight: 8kg Each (17.6 lb)

Air Berlin also offer a Business class option for Long-Haul Flights.

FlyDeal Business, FlyClassic Business, FlyFlex Business

  • Number of items: Two
  • Maximum size: 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm (approx. 22 x 16 x 9 inches)
  • Maximum weight: 8kg Each (17.6 lb)

In addition to these, Air Berlin allows for an additional 2kgs of baggage (max. 40 cm x 30 cm x 10 cm) to be carried along. The sort of baggage allowed are items such as:

  • Laptop Case
  • Handbag, Purse or a Gentlemen’s Handbag

Checked Luggage

Checked Luggage dimensions, weight and total number of luggage allowed depend on the Fare chosen. With the JustFly Fare, checked baggage is optional, and can be added at an extra cost. As for the FlyDeal and FlyClassic Fares, the amount of baggage allowed is 1, weighing at 23kgs and is included in the price of the fare. The FlyFlex+ Fare includes an allowance of total baggage of 2 at 23kgs each.

In the Long-Haul Economy Class deals, Air Berlin offer the FlyDeal and FlyClassic with 1 baggage allowance, weighing at 23kgs. Whereas the FlyFlex is allowed a total of 2 baggage with 32kgs each. The Long-Haul Business Class deals allow for all offers to have a total of 2 baggage, with the FlyDeal Business and FlyClassic Business having a weight allowance of 23kgs for each baggage. FlyFlex Business has a weight limit of 32kgs per baggage.

Air Berlin News

Air Berlin are always updating their offers and destination list. Stay up to date with the latest news about one of the best German Airlines.

March 2015

Prague and Billund to be added to Air Berlin’s destination list

As from 13th April 2015, Air Berlin will start offering flights from Berlin to Prague and Billund, and therefore expanding their route network. In addition, Air Berlin will also increase the flights between Berlin and Graz, Warsaw and Gdansk.

Starting April, Air Berlin will incorporate 20 flights per week, Monday to Friday, and 5 extra flights during the weekend to Prague into their route network. A daily service from Berlin to Billund will also be incorporated into the schedule, which would also allow travellers to have more options of connecting flights to and from several countries.

Air Berlin introduce new seats with greater legroom and more USB ports

Starting Spring 2015, Air Berlin will be launching new seating for short and medium-haul flights. They have stated that with the new ergonomically designed seat, travellers can now enjoy 3 extra centimetres of legroom.Furthermore, Air Berlin also incorporated perforated leather into the seats to ensure air circulation.

The new seats are also equipped with USB ports. With this instalment, travellers can now plug in and charge their smartphones and tablets. Air Berlin stated that one of the main reasons for installing this feature is to further enhance their internet enabled airlines, making them the first German Airline to provide WI-FI on routes from and to Germany.

In addition, these seats are also lighter, allowing for less fuel consumption and life cycle assessment.

Check in procedures

Check in desks open 120 minutes before the scheduled departure for any flight, except flight TO the USA and Canada, which open 180 minutes before the scheduled departure time. Flights FROM the USA and Canada open 240 minutes before the departure time.

The counters may close 30, 45, 60 or 90 minutes before the scheduled departure time, depending on the outbound airport. To see your exact check in deadline Click Here.

Regardless of the outbound airport, Long-Haul Flight travellers must be in possession of their boarding pass and at the check-in desk at least 90 minutes before the scheduled departure time.

Travellers that miss their check-in deadline are not allowed in and will lose all rights to their seat on the plane. Furthermore, these travellers are not granted any reimbursement or any sort of free booking.

Air Berlin also provide a Web-Check in Feature on their website. This feature can be used by everyone, except for:

  • Travellers that have booked their tickets as part of a Holiday Package
  • Group booking of over 11 people who do not know their ticket numbers
  • Flights which are operated by Air Berlin’s codeshare partners, Web-Check-in must be carried out on the partner's website and regular Check-in at the partner's desk at the airport.

To check-in online with Air Berlin, all you need is a booking number and Surname. After the check-in, the boarding passes will be sent via E-Mail.

Web Check-in is available from 30hours (24 hours for flights to and from the USA, including connecting flights) before the scheduled departure time till 3hours before the scheduled departure time.

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