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BoardingArea reports that AirBerlin has added flights to its New York / JFK – Dusseldorf and Los Angeles – Dusseldorf routes for next summer, starting in May of 2015.
This is great news if you’re looking to use American AAdvantage miles or British Airways Avios with no fuel surcharges during the peak summer months, something that sadly has become very hard to do.
While there is little availability on the Los Angeles – Dusseldorf route, the New York – Dusseldorf route now has outstanding availability in both Economy and Business Class when searching for 2 seats:
So this route is a great option for couples looking for Business Class seats to Europe with no fuel surcharges, as well as big families trying to fly in Economy Class.
Getting to New York is easy from all over the U.S., and you can fly American’s flights into either JFK or American’s La Guardia hub as part of your ticket.
Air Berlin is bigger than you think.
From its Dusseldorf hub you have access to Air Berlin’s network of 160 cities in Europe and the Middle East, so it’s a great convenient hub for your summer vacation.
And if you have British Airways Avios, Air Berlin is one of the only ways to get to Europe without paying big fuel surcharges at all.
You can fly the New York to Dusseldorf segment for 20,000 Avios points one-way in Economy Class and 40,000 in Business Class.
It’s sad that finding good award space to Europe over the summer with no fuel surcharges is something remarkable for AAdvantage and Avios members, but that is the reality.
Delta SkyMiles is a strong alternative to Europe with no fuel surcharges on any of its partners for flights originating in the U.S., even on partner Virgin Atlantic.
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