This is the time of year when every traveler wishes for a magic button to turn the chaos down just a bit. The lines are long, the weather delays are longer, people are tired and every second of peace is a big win. Thanks to a very generous (and limited time) offer, one airline is offering a free elite frequent flyer status trial to anyone, even if you've never ever flown on a plane before. This is a no brainer, and one you should get on .... fast. 

The FREE Airberlin Elite Status Trial + Why You Care...

Airberlin is a German airline which is a member of the OneWorld Alliance. That means if you have benefits with Airberlin, you also get similar benefits with American, British Airways, Cathay Pacific, Iberia and many others. 15 in total. For a limited time, they want travelers to see how much of a difference a little bit of status can make in your travel and how much time and stress it can save, and are offering it free for 4 months, no strings attached. 

What Benefits Can I Expect, How Does It Work?

Airberlin are granting anyone who registers "Silver" status in their "Topbonus" frequent flyer program. Silver with Airberlin gives you OneWorld Ruby status with all 15 OneWorld Airlines. You'll then be able to use business class or priority check in desks, even when flying economy, you'll get complimentary access to those frustrating paid seats in the front of economy (even on American) and in the event of a delay or cancellation, you'll be among the most important people they look after. This is free, this is easy and can only help your upcoming travel. Just look for any sign that says Priority and has a red dot on it (Red for Ruby).

Wow, Amazing, Sign Me Up!

Think of all the lines, time and money you'll save! The offer, which is in German can be found HERE. You can use Google Chrome to translate. You literally don't need to have ever flown on an airline before to register. This is for you, whoever you are, wherever you are. Follow the instructions, give it a few days and then be sure to use your Airberlin frequent flyer number when making your reservation on a OneWorld Airline so that proper benefits are granted. This is as great taste of the improvements that can come from elite status. As a OneWorld Emerald, the highest offering, we are able to use not even business class, but first class lounges every time we fly, even flying economy and receive additional bags and a higher chance of upgrade.

Once signed up it can take a few days to reflect on your account. Check back every day, and if in doubt after a couple days, press the "I'm already a Topbonus member" button on the right.