Business Class Upgrade


You can use your award miles to upgrade from Economy to Business Class – and enjoy even more comfort. You’ll love the luxury, space and several other convenient services at no extra charge. Simply upgrade with your award miles.

You can book a Business Class upgrade by calling our topbonus Service-Team at 0049 (0)30 - 3434 3433 up to 12 hours before departure (German area code. International long distance rates for calls from outside Germany apply.).

With this table you can see how many miles you need for a Business Class Upgrade:

from/ to
Middle East / North Africa
North AmericaCentral America / CaribbeanSouth & Central Asia / The Gulf StatesSoutheast Asia

For a Business Class Upgrade from South & Central Asia / The Gulf States to Southeast Asia 20.000 award miles are required.

For an upgrade to Business Class it is necessary to redeem award miles as per the chart displayed (subject to seat availability and upon presentation of an existing confirmed flight or award ticket in Economy Class). The mileage amounts apply per person and per one-way flight respectively (outbound or return flight). Double the mileage amount is required for an upgrade on both the outbound and return flight.

Middle East / North Africa: flights from Europe to: Egypt, Israel, Morocco, Tunisia
North America: flights from Europe to: USA
Central America / Caribbean: flights from Europe to: Cuba, Dominican Republic, Mexico, the Netherlands Antilles
South & Central Asia / The Gulf States: flights from Europe to: United Arab Emirates
Southeast Asia: flights from Europe to: Thailand


  • The passenger must have a fully-paid Economy Ticket (FlyClassic, FlyFlex or FlyDeal fare) or a confirmed topbonus award ticket in Economy Class. All taxes, charges and fuel surcharges must be paid at the time of booking the upgrade. Mileage may not be used for an Upgrade on bookings made through a tour operator or those made in the JustFly fare category.
  • A Business Class Upgrade does not entitle the passenger to have miles credited to their account. Mileage is credited according to the eligibility of the Economy Ticket, as set out in the table showing the mileage earned on Economy Tickets.
  • If a confirmed upgrade is cancelled or not utilised, the mileage used for the upgrade will not be re-credited to the member’s account.
  • Only available on flights operated by airberlin or NIKI and booked under airberlin or NIKI flight numbers.
  • Business Class Upgrades are not transferable, but they can be booked for a third party via a member’s own topbonus mileage account.
  • The availability of Business Class Upgrades is limited and may not correspond to the availability of seats in Business Class shown on our website for the flight in question.
  • If your journey includes a feeder or connecting flight operated by a codeshare partner, the Economy free baggage allowance limits of the airline in question will apply. Please bear this in mind for the flight as a whole.
  • A Business Class Upgrade is not available for the following tickets/fares:
    • Economy Tickets booked in the JustFly fare category
    • Economy Tickets booked through tour operators
    • Topdeal Tickets and award flights at reduced mileage values
    • Award flights on the "business points" bonus program
    • Codeshare flights with airberlin flight numbers which are operated by partner airlines