Just in time for the holidays, you can have free checked bags on American Airlines. You can have Priority Boarding, too, which means you’ll get on the plane early enough that there’s still overhead bin space available. And forget long check-in lines, if you have to check in with a person rather than online or at a kiosk you get to use Priority Check-in.
American’s struggling oneworld partner airline airberlin will give out their Silver status — which is oneworld ruby — free for four months just for signup. You do not need to ‘match’ status, you don’t need status with another airline already to get this benefit.
The offer is in German:
But Google Chrome will translate the details for you.
When you sign up for this 4 months of status, it takes a few days to reflect in your account, so for Thanksgiving travel sign up now. The offer expires November 30 however it could be pulled if you wait (although it’s been bouncing around German sites for quite some time).