Partnership ending October 28

As of October 28, 2017, airberlin will no longer be in operation. The last day to earn or redeem miles on airberlin and Niki is October 27, 2017. For help with award travel booked or other questions, contact AAdvantage customer service.


Earn and redeem miles with airberlin


Earn and redeem AAdvantage® miles for travel on airberlin within Europe, and between Europe and:

  • Africa
  • Caribbean
  • Mexico
  • Middle East
  • U.S.

Affiliate airlines


Earn miles

To earn AAdvantage® miles when you fly on airberlin marketed and operated flights as well as airberlin codeshare flights operated by American Airlines:

  • Buy an eligible published fare ticket in an eligible booking code
  • Fly an eligible route

Specific flights, routes or cities that are excluded from earning miles or award travel are listed as exceptions if applicable.

Details for earning miles

For travel August 1, 2016 - October 27, 2017 This content can be expanded
Cabin Purchased fares booked in Base miles Cabin bonus EQMs per mile flown EQDs per mile flown*
Business J 100% 50% 1.50 30%
Business C, D, I 100% 25% 1.50 25%
Business T 100% 10% 1.50 22%
Economy Y, B 100% Not available 1.00 20%
Economy H, K, M 50% Not available 0.50 10%
Economy L, V, S, N, Q, O,
G, P, E, W, Z
25% Not available 0.50 5%

*EQDs will only count toward elite status qualification for travel beginning January 1, 2017 and beyond.

If a purchased fare booking code is not listed in the tables, no Elite Qualifying Credits or award miles are earned. EQMs and EQDs are calculated based on a percentage of the distance flown as determined by the booking code. Elite bonuses do not apply to EQMs or EQDs.

Travel ticketed as an American Airlines marketed flight (booked as an AA flight number) and operated by airberlin will earn AAdvantage® award miles, Elite Qualifying Miles (EQMs), Elite Qualifying Segments (EQSs) and Elite Qualifying Dollars (EQDs) according to the American mileage accrual chart.

American Airlines


Flights to and from Cuba are not currently eligible for Elite Qualifying Credits or award mileage accrual or redemption.

Travel embargo dates

There are currently no travel embargo dates on airberlin.

Redeem miles

Use AAdvantage® miles to book award travel on airberlin with oneworld® and partner airline awards which allow you to travel to and from your desired destination using any combination of our airline participants.

Flight award chart for oneworld®and partner airlines

Book award travel

AAdvantage® elite status member benefits

Travel on airberlin and its eligible affiliate airline counts toward qualifying for AAdvantage® elite status membership. AAdvantage® elite status members receive additional benefits when traveling on airberlin.

Missing mileage credit

Please allow up to 30 days for AAdvantage® mileage to automatically post to your account.

To request missing mileage credit for flights flown on airberlin, complete the mileage request form.

Request missing flight miles

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