Get Oneworld Status Absolutely Free Through Air Berlin

Nov 22, 2016

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Planning to fly American Airlines this holiday season? Get priority check-in, priority boarding, preferred seats and a free checked bag thanks to this offer from Air BerlinNow through November 30, register to get free Air Berlin Silver (Oneworld Ruby) status for four months.

The offer page is only in German. If you aren’t fluent, use an in-browser translate feature or Google Translate to understand the offer.

Get benefits on all Oneworld airlines.
Get priority check-in, preferred seats and standby priority on Oneworld airlines.

Air Berlin is a partner of American Airlines, British Airways, Cathay Pacific and around a dozen more Oneworld airlines. For the four months your Air Berlin Silver status is active, you’ll get a handful of benefits on all of these airlines — including priority check-in, preferred seating and standby priority.

In addition, American Airlines will also grant Oneworld Ruby members one free checked bag on all AA flights. Unfortunately, you can’t stack this benefit with the first free checked bag benefit from the Citi / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Elite Mastercard, CitiBusiness / AAdvantage Platinum Select World Mastercard and Citi / AAdvantage Executive World Elite Mastercard credit cards to get two (or more) free checked bags.

This is a much cheaper way of getting Ruby status than paying American Airlines for AA Gold status. And, American Airlines Gold status doesn’t get you much more in benefits — just upgrade perks (at least in theory) and bonus miles when crediting flights to American Airlines. For the casual Oneworld flyer, the free perks from this Air Berlin offer should be enough to avoid some extra costs and save time in the airport.

Bottom Line

This is a no-brainer offer for those without American Airlines status who are planning to fly AA — or another Oneworld airline — over the next few months. The carrier could pull this offer at any time, so jump on it while it’s still available.

H/T: View From The Wing

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