It's not a secret that airberlin topbonus program runs everlasting status match program, matching existing customers status to their Top Bonus Silver (oneWorld Ruby) or Gold (oneWorld Sapphire) card.
However, I was surprised how fast and smooth the status matching process is. I was forced to book a flight with Royal Jordanian airlines, as my beloved Aegean isn't operating any flights to Amman on required date. With the only option left being Royal Jordanian, which is in the same oneWorld alliance as airberlin, I decided to status match my SAS EuroBonus Gold status to airberlin topbonus program.
How topbonus Status Match works
Email to firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following information:
- Your topbonus number
- A legible scan/photo/copy of your other valid frequent flyer card (I sent an iPhone screenshot of my SAS EuroBonus status)
- Your application will be reviewed and processed by our Service-Team.
In addition, I was asked to provide a photo of passport, national ID or any other proof of my Swedish residency. All in all, my status was matched within one day, which is really impressive. When few years ago I tried status match SAS EuroBonus to Turkish Airlines Miles and More, followed by Alitalia MilleMiglia program, it took me 2 weeks at least.
With airberlin topbonus it took just 2 emails and less than 24 hours. Impressive German efficiency!
I received airberlin topbonus Gold status that is valid for 12 months, mostly for the sake of fast track and lounge access. Here are the full benefits:
- 50 % more status and award miles on flights (Executive Bonus)
- free seat and XL/preferred seat reservations
- free access to more than 650 Business Class and Frequent Flyer Lounges at airberlin and oneworld® worlwide
- free adjacent seat
- priority boarding
- security fast lane
In order to be able to use status match, you need to be a resident in one of the following countries: Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland or Norway. You can also match to airberlin topbonus Silver status, but the benefits are quite negligible if you travel on oneworld partners.
Airberlin topbonus gold card
My card has arrived within a week by priority mail. The package included one topbonus gold card valid until 08/2018 and two luggage tags.
And I completely agree with "Gold suits you perfectly!"… indeed it does!