US Airways is running a ‘3-day sale’ on lounge membership, lasting through Wednesday September 29. The price is $249 and the $50 new member initiation fee is waived. (The ‘normal’ price is $450, or $375 for most US Airways elite members and $325 for Chairmans Preferred members.)
They’re also offering 3000 elite qualifying miles for joining using promo code CEB3K (that offer runs through September 30). These appear to me to be combinable.
It will even count as a ‘hit’ in the grand slam promo.
Of course, the US Airways clubs in Philadelphia and Pittsburgh still charge a buck for alcoholic drinks based on state law, and the Boston club has no liquor license if I understand correctly. But it’s still a great deal.
Now, I already get US Airways lounge access via my American Express Platinum card and via my non-US Star Alliance airline status. But if I were considering buying lounge membership, this is an outstanding offer. It’s the best price on paid lounge membership I’ve seen in a long long time.
In fact, if I had been considering buying Continental or United lounge membership, I’d likely buy this instead as it comes with access to their lounges.