I recently flew Air Berlin from Paris to Berlin
Here is the Aeroplane
My German is not good but I don’t think this reads “Air Berlin”!
Well yes I was surprised. When I booked I saw no suggestion the flight was to be operated by Alitalia
I wasn’t even aware of the partnership with Air Berlin when I booked.
Don’t get me wrong I have no real issue with this airline. It was over an hour late and was not very clean and was generally quite worn but that could be said of many airlines from budget to National carriers particularly when they are in a rush to turn a delayed flight around.
So weirdly I booked through Air Berlin, which has links to British Airways so received miles and tier points to fly an Italian plane.
I realise many companies codeshare and so you can fly a different carrier but I always thought this was announced on the booking site. Clearly not. Anyway it allows me to tick off the airlines I have flown!