Get Pseudo Lounge Access Just for Joining a oneworld Frequent Flyer Program

Frequent Flyer Bonuses highlights an interesting offer offer for joining airberlin’s topbonus program: sign up by November 15 receive and receive a voucher to use one of the airline’s “Exclusive Waiting Areas”

Topbonus elites and full fare passengers receive access to these pseudo-lounge areas that feature beverages, newspapers, and charging stations to power electronic devices.

  • Berlin-Tegel: Terminal C (security area for Gates 38–50)
  • Dusseldorf: Terminal B (Level 1)
  • Cologne: Terminal 2 (after the security check on the left)
  • Munich: Terminal 1 (Module A North, Level 4, next to Gate A9)
  • Hamburg: at Sky Walk (above Gate 08)
  • Nuremberg: departure area (near Gates 13/14)
  • Stuttgart: Terminal 3 (Level 3, Gate 310)
  • Vienna: West Pier (before Gate C32/C33

If you’re going to fly airberlin, and don’t otherwise have lounge access, it would seem worth joining their program to receive this voucher (some might have family and friends join as well to receive multiple vouchers) even if you plan to credit the miles from the trip to another program like American AAdvantage or Etihad Guest. I do not know whether the voucher will come with names printed on it or any restrictions on use.

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Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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  1. Would you need to be flying airberlin to use this? Or can you just turn in the voucher without having to show what airline you are flying?

  2. Well, from what I have heard and read, AirBerlin does everyone a favor of maintaining expectations, calling it an exclusive waiting area but not raising expectations as UA does with their janky-ass United Club, or their equally disappointing, pitiful, Global First Lounges.

    I find AB to be refreshingly honest in this niche.

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