Here are some answers to the main questions about the takeover
of the TUIfly City route network by Air Berlin
Under the agreement signed between TUIfly and Air Berlin, which has now been approved by the German Federal Cartel Office, the City flights previously operated by TUIfly will become the commercial responsibility of Air Berlin when the 2009/10 winter flight schedule begins on 25 October 2009. Flights which have already been booked with TUIfly for these destinations will be handled under the Air Berlin flight number and product standard. The changes will not affect flights with a travel date up to and including 24 October 2009.
If you have booked a flight with TUIfly on a route which will be operated by Air Berlin as from 25 October 2009 (e.g. inside Germany, or to Italy, Austria or Croatia) we shall get in touch with you soon. Your flight booking, of course, remains valid. The changes will not affect bookings for flights with a travel date up to and including 24 October 2009.
Members of our bluemiles loyalty programme will be informed by e-mail in due course about the future of our loyalty programme. Further information will also be available soon under the heading "Service" on our website tuifly.com/bluemiles.
Of course it will! TUIfly will continue to fly to holiday destinations, such as the Balearic Islands, the Canaries and Turkey, as an independent holiday airline with its own brand and with the usual high TUIfly product standard. These flights can still be booked at www.tuifly.com or at any travel agency.
For the time being, you can still book the entire TUIfly route network at tuifly.com. In future, our website will additionally offer routes operated by other airlines to many interesting destinations in Europe and beyond. Watch this space!
All flight bookings can be changed to a different flight for the booked passenger or to a different passenger within the valid flight schedule on payment of a re-booking fee of EUR 25.00/GBP 20.00 per person and flight segment on international flights and EUR 29.75 on domestic routes by calling the TUIfly Service Centre during opening hours up to 2 hours before the scheduled departure time. Flex-Rate: Changes to, or cancellation of, booked flights can be made free of charge on the Internet or via the TUIfly Service Centre up to 30 minutes prior to departure.
If you have registered with myTUIfly and were logged on when you made the booking, you can also change the date online. Whether you book the same passenger onto a different flight or book a different passenger onto the same flight, you are obliged to pay the difference in price to any higher fare at the time of re-booking (flight fare on the date of re-booking). No refunds will be made if you re-book to a cheaper fare.
If you have recently married and changed your surname, please present your marriage certificate at the check-in desk as proof of identity.
If you are unable to make the flight you have booked, your ticket can be transferred to another person who makes the flight instead of you. A non-refundable processing fee of EUR 25.00/GBP 15.00 on international and EUR 29.75 on domestic routes per flight and person will be charged for the additional processing work required. If the total price for the new booking is higher than the total sum you originally paid, you are obliged to pay the difference. We regret that we cannot refund the difference if the new total price is lower than the sum you originally paid.
The booking data (first and surname) must be identical with the data in the passport or ID card presented at the check-in desk. This means that the ticket cannot be transferred without changing the booking as described above.
Passengers who fail to appear at the check-in desk 45 minutes before departure, together with all necessary travel documents, lose their right to carriage but remain obliged to pay the price of the flight. This also applies if the passenger has advised us beforehand that he will not be making the flight.
FLEX Rate: Changes to, or cancellation of, booked flights can be made free of charge on the Internet or via the TUIfly Service Centre up to 30 minutes prior to departure.
If you do not appear punctually for departure, you forfeit your right to carriage, but are nevertheless obliged to pay the flight price. In such cases, we regret that we are unable to change or cancel your booking free of charge. We recommend that you leave home in good time to ensure that you reach the airport at least 2 hours before the scheduled departure time.
You can make bookings through our website, via the TUIfly Service Center or at the airport desk and in your travel agent's. However, you may find that not every travel agent offers our flights.
The cheapest way is to make bookings through our website.
You can book all flights from our flight timetable.
We release all flights for taking bookings as soon as possible. You will automatically be informed once you have registered for our Newsletter on our homepage.
We take bookings on the website or by phone up to 2 hours before the scheduled take-off time.
Later bookings are only possible at the airport. Please make sure that you have checked in at the latest 30 minutes before departure, because the check-in desk for every flight is closed 30 minutes before departure.
To give you greater flexibility, the stated TUIfly fares refer to the one-way flight only. Passengers who want to book a return flight show this when entering the booking, and will then see the corresponding TUIfly fare for each one-way flight. TUIfly fares are exclusive of taxes and duties, which are charged according to flight destination and flight route. These taxes and duties are the sums which TUIfly.com has to pay to local authorities, airports and insurance companies.
The applicable security regulations/requirements for clear identification when purchasing online tickets stipulate that you need an official identity document with photo (identity card*, passport) when checking in for a domestic flight.
*Only identity cards issued in a Schengen country are accepted (e.g. Spain, Portugal, France, Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Iceland, Italy, the Netherlands, Greece, Austria, Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden).
Whether you need a visa or not depends on your nationality and destination. Please enquire at the corresponding tourist office or consulate of your destination country.
Our aim is to offer our passengers a wide range of destination airports and departure times. Take a look at our online timetable. Keep in touch and subscribe to our "Newsletter" on our website.
After you have made a booking, you will receive a booking confirmation with your booking number by email, fax or verbally (when booking through our TUIfly Service Center). Please take careful note of your booking number because you need it to check in and for any queries.
When checking in, all you need is a valid identity document (passport or identity card) with photograph and your booking number. We also recommend that you bring your booking confirmation too. For international flights you may also need a visa, vaccination certificate etc.
If you haven't received any confirmation, please call the TUIfly Service Center or email the Center under “missing confirmation”; they will then send you another email or fax confirmation.
If you lose your booking number, please call the TUIfly Service Center, or email the Center under “missing confirmation”; they will be happy to send you another email or fax confirmation.
All passengers must pay the total price straight away when making a booking.
You can reserve a seat up to 48 hours before departure on payment of a non-refundable processing fee of EUR 9 (GBP 7,00/USD 14,00), either online when you book your flight or afterwards by phoning the Service Centre. Customers who book with a TUI Card/Flex-Rate can reserve a seat free of charge. On many flights, you can book an XL seat at the emergency exit for a charge of EUR 30.00 (GBP 20,00/USD 40,00) per person and flight segment. Please note that the following passengers are not permitted to sit in the row of seats at the emergency exit owing to security regulations imposed by the authorities:
- babies and children (aged 11 or under)
- passengers carrying pets in the cabin
- pregnant women
- passengers with restricted mobility owing to size, illness or age.
On reserving a seat at the emergency exit, you confirm that none of the above criteria applies to you or to any other passengers for whom you have booked. If that should be the case, we are entitled to assign the passenger(s) concerned to a different seat without refunding the reservation charges. In case of doubt, the TUIfly cabin crew is entitled to decide. Click here to see our seating plans and the technical data of our aircraft
TUIfly.com is a "ticket-free" airline so you are not issued a ticket. We want to offer our customers best service at low prices, so we are forced to keep costs low. Issuing tickets is an expensive and unnecessary procedure.
We also gladly accept bookings through a travel agent. But you cannot book TUIfly flights from every travel agent. Bookings through a travel agent cost EUR 7,50 / CHF 12,00 / GBP 5,00 more per flight than the corresponding internet prices.
You can also book your flight at our airport desk, depending on availability.
The TUIfly Service Center is staffed from 7.30 to 22.30 h Monday to Friday and from 10.00 to 19.00 h on Saturdays, Sundays and public holidays all year round. You can dial a local phone number for all destination countries and the call is charged at the standard national rate (these differ in Germany and Austria). The calls are forwarded to our TUIfly Service Center at no additional cost to the caller. Bookings which are made through the TUIfly Service Center cost EUR 7.50 / GBP 5.00 (international routes) and EUR 8.93 (inner-German routes) more per flight segment than the internet fare for the corresponding flight.
The staff at our TUIfly Service Center will gladly answer your questions in German, English and Italian. The information on our website is also available in all the languages of our destination countries.
Please click here to see our Conditions.
TUIfly Airline Allgemeine Beförderungsbedingungen (ABB).
You have to confirm that you have read and accepted our Conditions before you complete your internet booking.
All TUIfly flights have only one category and do not distinguish between different classes. However, you have the option of booking an XL seat at the emergency exit or ordering a special Sky Menu before your flight. For further details, please refer to “Seat reservations” or “Catering on board.”
We offer a free assistance service for passengers needing assistance at the airport. Please inform our TUIfly Service Center if you want to use this service. If you forget to inform us in advance, we cannot guarantee that this service will be available.
We only sell the individual flight. It is then up to you to put your journey together individually. You cannot have your luggage checked through automatically to your final destination. Please be aware that you possess your boarding card at least 30 minutes before departure. You will have to check your luggage in again there in good time. So you need to plan your journey carefully allowing for the time required to check in your luggage. If you miss the flight, your ticket becomes void and is not refunded.
Of course! You can book flights on all our routes, no matter where you start.
We advise you to check your booked flight on the internet under flight schedule 1-3 days before departure.
However, we recommend all our customers to re-confirm flight times within 48 hours of departure by calling the Service Center, or to check your booked flight on the internet under “flight schedule”. If you miss your flight, TUIfly.com reserves the right to refuse travel and you are not entitled to a refund of the fare.
No, but you can travel on the return flight even if you did not make the outward flight.
Binter Lineas Aereas de Canarias operates primarily in the Canary Islands, providing direct links between almost all the 7 islands and 8 airports in the Canaries. The airline’s registered office and main hub is Las Palmas de Gran Canaria airport, which is located near Telde. The airline was founded in 1989 and was voted Regional Airline of the Year in 2006. Binter operates a total fleet of 16 ATR and Boeing 737 aircraft.
You remain flexible! Our new FLEX fare allows you to exchange or cancel your ticket free of charge up to 30 minutes before departure. You can also reserve the seat of your choice free of charge (does not apply for XL seats) and are entitled to an extra 10 kg free baggage allowance.
Other benefits: You receive an extra 1000 premium miles for your flight as well as a voucher worth € 8 for on-board sales and the on-board shop, even on short-haul flights.
You can book a domestic German one-way flight from as little as € 199 (international flights begin at € 249) plus taxes and duties. If you book by phone or through a travel agency, a service charge of € 7.50 is payable for international flights and € 8.93 for domestic German flights.
No, we do not offer any special group discounts. As a rule, our lowest fares are only available for individual bookings. Group prices depend on the size of the group or availability on the flight you require.
We look carefully at all areas to ensure that we offer good service efficiently. We then pass on the savings we make to you in the form of lower fares.
This means you don't have to pay for something you don't want or need. We make sure our aircraft spend more time in the air than on the ground, and we keep everything as simple as possible to avoid costly, time-consuming processes.
As a rule, the longer the time until your flight, the cheaper the ticket, in other words, it pays to book early. You have a greater chance of obtaining a cheap ticket if you fly outside the main travel seasons (holidays) and midweek. Our website regularly features a list of “Bargain flights”. We also recommend that you watch out for special offers on certain routes and at certain times: these are published in our newsletter or through other communication channels.
When you book a flight, we first show you the TUIfly fare, which includes taxes, passenger-based charges and fuel surcharge. These charges depend on the destination/flight route. We are obliged to pass on these taxes and duties, which frequently amount to a substantial sum, to the public authorities, airports and insurance companies.
Exact details of the taxes, passenger-based charges and fuel surcharge which are included in the total price are stated in your booking confirmation or are available from our Service Centre. Amongst other things, these charges include the air travel security charge, airport/air travel tax which is demanded at airports in some other countries, passenger-based airport charges and insurance premiums. There are also some other taxes payable in other countries, such as a customs fee for passengers at British airports.
A processing fee of EUR 6 (GBP 4 / USD 8,50) is charged per booking on international routes, EUR 7.14 on domestic routes, for payments by credit or debit card.
Stay flexible: with our new Flex-Rate you can change or cancel bookings free of charge up to 30 minutes prior to departure. You can also reserve the seat of your choice free of charge and take up to 10 kilos more free baggage. Other benefits: you are credited with an additional 1,000 bonus miles for your flight and, even on short-haul flights, you will receive a € 8 voucher for in-flight sales.
No, it is not cheaper to book a return flight. The prices we charge for our flights are all calculated individually in order to ensure competitive fares at all times.
At the moment, we accept VISA, MasterCard/Eurocard, Diners Club, AirPlus and American Express credit cards. If you have a bank account in Germany and do not have one of the above credit cards, you can also pay by ELV direct debit. However, payment by direct debit is only possible if there are at least 6 days between the date of booking and the date of your flight.
Payment by ELV direct debit is not possible from a savings account. If you cannot use any of the payment methods stated above, we recommend that you book through a travel agency which accepts cash payments. A transaction fee of EUR 6 (GBP 5,00/USD 9,00) is charged per booking on international routes, EUR 7.14 on domestic routes, for payments by credit or debit card.
Yes. To make sure your credit card data is safe (when you book a flight via TUIfly), we use the latest Secure Socket Layer technology (SSL with 128 bit encryption). SSL is currently regarded as one of the most secure methods of transmitting credit card information and other sensitive data through the Internet.
If your browser supports SSL, please select that security mode when making your booking and your credit card data and personal information will be protected with the help of that technology. If your browser does not support SSL, you can use the unsecured transmission mode. However, we recommend that you update your browser to the latest version to ensure secure handling of future transactions. Common browsers such as Internet Explorer, version 5.5 and higher, and Netscape Navigator, version 7.0.1 offer all the features you need.
Together with our partner, “BCX Global Currency Exchange”, we offer you the possibility to exchange the currency between US dollars, Swiss francs, Swedish crowns, British pounds and euros at a low exchange rate in the final booking step upon payment with credit card and the air fare in foreign currency.
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