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Air Berlin is having a Black Friday sale.
Round-trip flights from Chicago (ORD) to Berlin (TXL) are $485, NONSTOP. It’s possible to re-position into Chicago from Dallas (DFW) for $81 round-trip on most Wednesdays in January and February via United or American Airlines. If you combine these two separate round-trip tickets, you can get from Dallas (DFW) to Berlin (TXL) for $566 with a connection in Chicago (ORD). Sale ends at Midnight on Tuesday, December 01. See the Flight Details section of this post for example booking dates.
Air Berlin is a Oneworld member. You can credit miles back to your American Airline account. Note, W fares only earn 25% accrual.
IMPORTANT: This deal involves re-positioning into and out-of Chicago (ORD) by using United or American Airlines to get you there. Understand that you’ll be using two round-trip tickets on two different carriers. This means that you should give yourself ample layover time to make your connection; I suggest more than 3-hours if you’re not familiar with the airports involved. If you buy travel insurance, make sure that the policy has a “Missed Connections” benefit that covers missed flights due to delays over 3-hours.
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So just to recap…
- Fly from Dallas (DFW) to Chicago (ORD) for about $81 round-trip on American, or United. They have midweek flights in January and February at a discount right now.
- Use the Black Friday deal on being offered by Air Berlin to get from Chicago (ORD) to Berlin (TXL) for $486.
- $485 + $81 = $566.
- Remember to give yourself enough time to make your connections.
- Consider buying insurance that covers a missed connection due to a delay of your earlier flight.
- Have a fun trip! 🙂
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I was able to book this through Priceline. Other booking sites should also have the deal if they sell Air Berlin flights. Screenshot taken at 12:25 PM on 11/27/15.
- Availability: You’ll need to re-position yourself in Chicago, and then the round-trip from Chicago to Berlin. Involves two round-trip tickets stacked end-to-end. Most availability is in January and February.
- Documentation: Passport Required.
- Departure and Destination Airports: DFW > ORD > TXL
- Example Dates: (Priceline / Orbitz) Feb 17 – Feb 24 / Feb 03 – Feb 10 / Jan 20 – Jan 27 / Jan 13 – Feb 03 / Other dates: Use the +/- 3-day search tool on Orbitz.
- Carrier: Air Berlin + either United or American Airlines.
- Fare Basis Code: WTNNBUS
- Fare Class: W
- Mile Accrual: 25%
- Stopover component: none.
- CPM: 5.43 (10428 miles)
- Full Route: DFW-ORD-TXL-ORD-DFW
- Previous Lowest Price Average: $947
- Open this itinerary on: Priceline, Orbitz, CheapTickets, Travelocity, Expedia, Hotwire, BookingBuddy.
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