US Airways Discounting Lounge Membership for 3 Days Only

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.

(HT: Adam)

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  1. I’ve been working on the Aegean method for lounge access (crediting 20k to them gets you Star Alliance Gold) but it’s trickier than I’d like. As of a month ago, Aegean isn’t listed on United’s check in kiosks, agents don’t know what you’re talking about, and a flight with my Aegean number on the boarding pass wasn’t credited to my Aegean account from two months back. Yeah, I’ve contacted Aegean and scanned my BP and sent them copies, etc.

    Anyway, this would certainly shortcut all of that nonsense.

  2. I didn’t see where it said the initiation fee is waived. In fact, after you click on the usairways.com link that takes you to the purchase page, it specifically says there is a $50 initiation fee. I would love it if someone could correct me. 🙂

  3. 3,000 EQM for joining is ONLY on regularly priced memberships NOT on the 3 day discounted memberships they’re offering through Wednesday.

  4. Just signed up for this. I called in on the 800 number (800-828-8522) and waited for about mins.

    They waive the $50 fee if you call in (I don’t know if the waive the fee if you do this over the internet, didn’t ask).

    The 3K bonus promo is NOT combinable with the $249.00 offer, according to the lady on the phone. I asked if I -were to fill out the on-line application, would the promo go through, she said that all the on-line applications are entered by hand after they are submitted (this is US Air, remember), and that the promo wouldn’t count if you sign up on-line, either.

    So, call in, get the $50 initiation fee waived, and forget about the 3k bonus.

  5. this looks good
    just to confirm can you still use this to access united lounges even if you are on a usair dom tkt?

    thanks

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