Air Berlin: A330 – Business Class

I recently had a chance to check out the Business Class on Air Berlin’s A330-200, for two flights, MIA-TXL and TXL-AUH. The configuration was 1-2-1, with alternating flush-window/aisle-window seats, and ‘honeymoon’ and ‘stranger’ aisle access seats in the middle. I was grateful to have flush-window seats for both flights, providing the most privacy.

MIA-TXL Seat, Amenities and Food
Outbound, I had seat 2K, which was bulkhead, and the proximity to the galley was bothersome. (The seat map on SeatGuru.com is misaligned, as the right side of the plane began with row K.)

Seat 2K - snuggly.

Seat 2K – snuggly.

Great for traveling solo, this window seat provided the most privacy. I had to maneuver a little to get in and out of the seat, but I rarely heard or saw any of my fellow passengers.
The seat itself was comfortable for one petite/slender person. I am tall and slender with curves and this seat felt okay for short-haul, while I was sitting up. Lie-flat, it is not, especially if you are 5’10” or taller. I did not sleep much on these flights.

Amenities: Headphones, amenity kit, blanket, slippers.

Amenities: Headphones, amenity kit, comforter, slippers.

Amenity kit included: toothbrush, ear plugs, lip balm, hand lotion, eye mask, socks.

Amenity kit included: toothbrush, ear plugs, lip balm, hand lotion, eye mask, socks.

Seat and in-flight entertainment controls.

Seat and in-flight entertainment controls.

The food was quite tasty on my flights.

Beef Fillet Slices with a Delicate Quinoa-Fig Salad and Pomegranate Syrup

Beef Fillet Slices with a Delicate Quinoa-Fig Salad and Pomegranate Syrup

Dessert: Cheese!

Dessert: Cheese!

Breakfast before landing in Berlin.

Breakfast before landing in Berlin.

After a long nine-hour flight, we finally arrived to a cloudy and cold morning in Berlin. Unfortunately, there was no jetway bridge, so I put on my gloves and jacket and disembarked to a crisp Berlin welcome.

A cloudy arrival to TXL

A cloudy arrival to TXL

TXL-AUH Seat and Food

Configuration 1-2-1

Configuration 1-2-1

Seat 5A

Fillets of Tilapia with roasted Potatoes, Truffle-flavored Creamed Leeks and Carrot Slices - YUM!

Fillets of Tilapia with roasted Potatoes, Truffle-flavored Creamed Leeks and Carrot Slices – YUM! This was delicious!

Chocolate Nougat dessert, also YUM!

Chocolate Nougat dessert, also YUM!

Overall, for a short-haul flight (six hours) this was satisfactory. For long-haul, if you are tall, or even big-boned, you might be uncomfortable, as the seat is only 20 inches wide. I liked that there was a direct flight from Miami, and the ticket was relatively inexpensive for Business class. The service by both cabin crews was excellent as well.

So, if you are of petite stature, I highly recommend Air Berlin A330 for all your long-haul destinations to and from Berlin. For my long-legged friends, be prepared or fly another airline.

Until next time, thanks for reading and Happy Travels!

 

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