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Old Jun 12, 17, 8:02 am
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Insurance to re-credit miles after cancellation of award flight?

Topbonus does not recredit a single mile if one has to cancel an award flight. But I have once seen that they offer an insurance to cover that risk. Now I can not find anything on their website any more. Does anyone know if this product still exists and where I can find details please?
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Old Jun 12, 17, 8:36 am
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This insurance is no longer offered from TB.
As far as I know it was discontinued in 2016.

But you can sue them to get the miles back.
In Germany it has already been done succesfully.
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Old Jun 22, 17, 7:27 am
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I do actually see this one on the AB website:

https://topbonus.airberlin.com/web/t...r?locale=en_DE

Isn't that what you were talking about?
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Old Jun 22, 17, 8:25 am
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That's it. Thanks.
Quite expensive though and the only cover 80% of the used miles and re-credit them only after 2 months which can be tricky.
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Old Jun 23, 17, 10:43 am
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Well, if the flight is cancelled, you are supposed to get at least 250 EUR in compensation. That's around 75-80k miles, i.e., about the amount you would expend for that flight, anyway.

Lufthansa and British Airways do credit miles for cancelled flights automatically. (Fortunately) I have not had the experience of cancelled award flights with airberlin (yet). They should do the same. If not, file a complaint here: https://www.airberlin.com/en/feedback/complaint

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Old Jun 23, 17, 12:45 pm
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Thanks but I am sorry I think I have not been clear enough: I meant to say an insurance that protects the loss of miles if I have to cancel the trip (i.e. because of illness).
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