Want to breeze through the airport using first and business class check in counters, fast track your way through expedited security lanes and then unwind with a tipple or two in a relaxing airport VIP lounge before some priority boarding? That's an easy question. The much harder question is often - how? Thanks to an extremely generous promotion the "how" is now as easy as taking one flight. Seriously...

Ok, Let's Get To The Details...

Etihad Guest is a very rewarding airline loyalty program. All the things that make travel feel fantastic, such as the perks mentioned above are complimentary, even when flying economy for elite frequent flyers and those benefits will extend to a growing number of partner airlines. Speaking of partners, Etihad has partnered with The Times of London newspaper to offer a fast track to elite frequent flyer status, requiring just one paid flight to achieve silver or gold status. Since Gold status generally requires flying 50,000 miles or 40 flights in a year, that's incredible.

Silver Or Gold? 

UPDATE 11/15: The offer now states that flights must originate the UK and must be round trip. No mention of a new booking requirement...

The offer is simple and it offers something for every budget. If you take an economy flight within three months after registering for the offer you'll get Silver status. If you take a first or business class flight you'll get Gold status. Gold status gets access to all Etihad lounges around the world, whatever cabin the flight is booked in, Silver's get lounge access in Abu Dhabi and both receive perks like upgrades, extra miles, priority check in counters and so forth. 

How Do I Register And Get My Frequent Flyer Status?

As usual, it's easy. Just head to this site and register for an Etihad Guest account. If you already have one, I highly suggest using a different email address and creating a new one. Current members are ineligible for the offer. Be sure to screenshot the offer itself, then screenshot your information once filled in for safekeeping. From there you'll just need to book a flight from anywhere in the world that Etihad flies to anywhere in the world that Etihad flies within three months of registering for the offer. We've seen amazing deals in business and economy lately, so Gold may be more attainable than you might think...