Frequent Business Traveler yesterday covered Air Berlin’s announcement of their new business class A330 long-haul product. Air Berlin, 29% owned by Etihad Airways, confirmed rumors that they are indeed installing the same seat used in Etihad’s business class cabins, a fully-flat direct-aisle access product. Check out the Frequent Business Traveler article for full details.

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oliver2002 January 7, 2013 - 10:37 am

Don’t get too excited: this was first announced at the ITB 11 months back, and its not fleetwide, just to 3-4 A330s that will ply on Germany-AUH to feed EYs network. The other routes will stay on the recently retrofitted seats that were second hand recliners from Swiss.

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adam January 7, 2013 - 11:04 am

@Oliver – thanks for the info, that really changes the value of the upgrade for AA and BA North American redemptions.

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Bits ‘n Pieces for January 7, 2013 - View from the Wing January 7, 2013 - 12:57 pm

[…] (which is cuddling up to Air France and Skyteam even though Air Berlin is a part of oneworld), will be installing the same flat bed, aisle access business class seats that Etihad uses. This is great news as it’ll be another lie flat business product to Europe. And for British […]

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sb January 22, 2013 - 4:19 pm

So when will Air Berlin have real lay flat business class seats on all long haul flights?

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