Thanks to Etihad Airways’ investment, OneWorld member Air Berlin is now expanding its intercontinental route network to North America and the Caribbean. RASK flew business class on the airline’s flagship route from Berlin to New York JFK, departing Berlin at 1300 and arriving to JFK at 1545.
We were offered bread and drinks throughout. Red wine choices included: a 2006 Vincola Requense ”Palacio” Crianza (Spain)); a 2007 Tenuta Monteti Giganti Buono (Italy) and a 2010 Chateau de Capitoul Syrah (France). The white wine selection was more extensive, with a 2011 Sauvignon Blanc ”Stablemate” from the Excelsior Estate in South Africa and a 2011 San Simone Pinot Grigio.
The dessert option was a mouth-watering Strawberry Crumble Cake – and less inspiringly, some cheeses. A second meal, consisting of Baked Chicken Breast; Potato Salad and Apple Strudel with Cinnamon Cream was served five hours later. This also passed the taste test with flying colours.