American Airlines has announced that it has signed an agreement with Air Berlin outlining a comprehensive codeshare and frequent flyer relationship that will allow customers of each airline to book and travel on the others network and earn frequent flyer miles as well. American and Air Berlin expect to implement the codeshare as soon as all government approvals are received.
The codeshare agreement with Air Berlin, the second largest carrier in Germany and the fifth largest in Europe, not only adds more cities to Americans network throughout Europe but will also offer customers a smoother, more convenient travel experience. American, a founding member of the oneworld® alliance, currently serves Germany with service to Frankfurt from its Dallas/Fort Worth and Chicago gateways. With hubs in Berlin and Dusseldorf, Air Berlin offers service to more than 160 cities in Europe, Russia and the Middle East as well as to six cities in North America - New York, Miami, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Fort Myers, Fla. and Vancouver.
Additionally, the agreement allows customers travelling on codeshare flights to earn mileage credits in American's AAdvantage® or Air Berlin's topbonus frequent flyer programs. American and Air Berlin are exploring a more comprehensive agreement that would include mileage redemption in addition to accrual across each carrier's networks.
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