To get to Germany for my latest visit to Berlin, and my first time ever in Leipzig, I had to fly from New York City and while on the ground, needed to take a train between the two cities.
It was my first time flying Air Berlin and my first time ever using a RailEurope pass so I wanted to share my experiences with each.
Air Berlin treated us (Carol, Matt and myself) well from the beginning by giving us complimentary lounge access even though we were flying in economy. Once onboard, I was really pleased to find that every single seat (again, even in economy) featured USB charging ports and a free entertainment system. We were also given pillows, blankets and an amenity kit. Not all of these things are standard on international flights but I was glad to see that they are on Air Berlin. Once we deplaned, we were also gifted with a chocolate in the shape of a heart. It turns out, that’s a little thing that Air Berlin always does as a small way to show their gratitude for guests. It might be small, but it meant a lot to me. They could have simply shoved us off board without a word as so many other airlines do these days.
My favorite way to see Europe is by train because I love watching the countryside change as you fly from city to city. Unlike American trains, European trains are fast, clean, well maintained and always on time. It’s a mode of transportation I highly recommend no matter the experience level of a traveler.
My thanks to Air Berlin and RailEurope for hosting us during this trip. As always, all opinions are my own and I did not guarantee coverage in exchange for services or products. // All images in this post captured with my Samsung NX30 camera through their #Imagelogger program.
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