Air Berlin (AB) is one of Europe's leading airlines. The airline offers its services to 147 destinations worldwide and is the primary choice for more than 30.2 million travelers. Air Berlin was founded in 1978 as Air Berlin USA and commenced its operation in 1979. Air Berlin is Germany's second largest airline and seventh largest in Europe in terms of passengers carried. The company has its hub in Berlin Tegel Airport and Düsseldorf Airport and has headquarters in Charlottenburg-Wilmersdorf, Berlin. Air Berlin pampers the economy class with two main meals and beverages like aperitifs, wines, sparkling wine, beers, digestifs, and spirits, on long-haul flights for free.
Air Berlin serves Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, The Americas and The Middle East. Some of the top destinations of Air Berlin are San Francisco, Vienna, Cuba, New York, Hamburg, Chicago, Miami, Munich, Boston, Mallorca, Dusseldorf, Los Angeles, Zurich, and Curacao.
The number of free checked baggage items largely depend on the fare booked. The free baggage allowance includes one bag with weight limited to 23 kg and up to 32 kg in Business class. As carry-on baggage passengers can take a bag with dimensions limited to 55 cm x 40 cm x 23 cm and weight not exceeding 8 kg; and an additional personal bag which can be a laptop case or handbag with dimensions limited to 40 cm x 30 cm x 10 cm and weight under 2 kg.
Air Berlin has a fleet size of 129 aircraft which comprises of Airbus A319-100, Airbus A320-200, Airbus A321-200, Airbus A330-200, Boeing 737-700, Boeing 737-800 and Bombardier Dash 8 Q400.
The seat map of AirBerlin offers its passengers to reserve their preferred seat four hours prior departure for which either they can pay some bucks or use miles gained in top bonus – the frequent flyer programme. Passengers can choose from the categories: XL Seat - 19 - 29 €/ from 4000 award miles, Preferred Seat - 15 - 29 €/ from 4000 award miles and Standard Seat - Category A 11 - 25 € and Category B 7 - 16 €.
With Air Berlin either you can check-in at the airport counter or do online/mobile app check-in 30 hours or 24 hours (depending on the route) before the departure which closes three hours before departure.