Update: Confirmed. Effective 02/10/12 Kingfisher Silver will have OneWorld Ruby benefits!
My Hilton Gold template just works too well for this…sorry for being lazy!
Kingfisher Airlines has a promotion for Silver status through 05/31/13 with a World Mastercard. It doesn’t seem to work with any of my World Mastercards, but AJ points out 549852 works like a charm. I created a new account and instantly received Silver status and 250 miles.
After entering the number, select that you are not yet a member a registration form will pop-up. Register with that form to get the Silver status. If nothing pops up you’ll need to turn off your pop-up blocker and refresh the page.
Of course they’ll probably shut this down once they realize once they’ve done and may even revoke the Silver status of those that register, time will tell! Just don’t come whining to me when they do revoke your silver status as you’ve been warned…
Why should you care about Kingfisher Silver status? They will enter the Oneworld alliance in February. They have 2 elite levels higher than Silver, Gold and Platinum. Odds are that Platinum will earn Oneworld Emerald, Gold will earn Oneworld Sapphire, and Silver will earn OneWorld Ruby. Why should you care? Because American gives 2 free bags to all Oneworld Emerald, Sapphire, and Ruby members! Plus you should be able to get other bennies like preferred and exit row seating, and priority checkin/security/boarding.
In addition you may be able to status match the status to other airlines to get elite status benefits on airlines from other alliances!