US Airways just launched an offer for 5000 Premier Qualifying Miles (PQM’s) and waiving the initiation fee for joining or renewing the US Airways Club membership. This offer is valid from November 12 to November 18, 2012.
You need to use promotional code 5KPQM when singing up online or at the Club location. The price depends of the Preferred status that you have with US Airways. The email that I received references a price of $400, but there doesn’t seem to be such an option.
If you are close to making Gold, Platinum, or Chairman’s status and buying the Club membership would make it happen, I would certainly do it.
You could consider this as Buy up to preferred-program at 5K level that would have the lounge access thrown in for free.
The US Airways Club membership also gives you an access to all United and Star Alliance lounge when flying on a Star Alliance carrier. Note that Gold, Platinum, and Chairman’s members do have Star Alliance lounge access on international itineraries based on the Star Alliance Gold status.
TIP: If you have a favorite US Airways Club location, try to do the renewal or sign up there. Most of the airline clubs have a goal for membership sign ups and it might help them.
Delta just launched a similar offer for their Sky Club membership, although for only 1500 Delta MQM’s. This US Airways offer is quite nice. If you fly a lot on any US airlines, it is essential to have a lounge access for (sometimes) quiet space and irregular operations handling (special agents at clubs).
Here are the Terms and conditions of this offer:
Terms & conditions apply. Offer valid November 12 – November 18, 2012. Offer available for new US Airways Club annual memberships and US Airways Club memberships that are eligible for renewal. Promotion code 5KPQM must be mentioned or entered when enrolling or renewing the membership in the US Airways Club to receive the bonus miles and price discount. New club members and club members renewing that use promotion code 5KPQM will receive 5,000 bonus Preferred-qualifying miles. For new club member enrollments, the $50 initiation fee will be waived. This offer cannot be combined with any other offer. If buying online, please allow up to 7 days for processing. All US Airways Club and Dividend Miles terms and conditions apply.