If you were considering making the switch to US Airways from another carrier, there’s a great deal on a US Airways Club Membership. Right now, when you purchase a US Airways Club Membership, you get a silver preferred trial for free. That is a savings of $200. (promotion code CLBTR).
When I went for status on US Airways, I did a silver preferred trial (because it is the cheapest, and you can achieve as high status as you can fly, no matter what initial status you choose). I also purchased a US Airways Club Membership because I would be in and out of airports so much. Even though you can get into clubs using certain credit cards, I do not like the restrictions of having to fly the same carrier. I like being able to pop into the United, or even Lufthansa Clubs, while waiting for my US Airways flight.
And for those US Airways elites, don’t forget to register for double EQMs. With this promotion and my already planned travel, I’m going to decimate Chairman status this year.