US Airways Dividend Miles members can now try out Preferred Status for a fee. To upgrade to Preferred status, regular Dividend Miles members can upgrade to Silver for $200, Gold for $400 and Platinum for $600; Silver members can upgrade to Gold for $200 and Platinum for $400; Gold members can upgrade to Platinum for $200. After purchasing Preferred status, elite members will receive all the benefits of the status level they’ve purchased for the following 90 days. And to retain status through Feb. 28, 2009, Silver members are required to fly 7,500 miles or 10 segments; Gold, 15,000 miles or 20 segments and Platinum, 22,500 miles or 30 segments. Only elite qualifying flights and bonuses earned on flights operated by US Airways, US Airways Express, America West and America West Express can be used towards the required miles to retain status. Members can enroll in the program only once in a consecutive 24-month period. For more information, visit http://www.insideflyer.com/link/?514 — This promotion is similar to “challenges” that programs occasionally offer to entice members to fly toward the next status level.
Fly first class on US Airways and you can enjoy free access to the US Airways Club lounge for a day until Aug. 31, 2007. Entry into the club is offered to customers who present an A or F class boarding pass to the club agent on the date of travel. Pass cannot be transferred and guests of passenger are not eligible for entry. Plus, if you haven’t been a Club member in the past three months, stop by the Club and you will earn 2,500 Preferred-qualifying miles when you sign up for a new Club membership. Mention promo code BFC25. If you want to sign up for an annual Club membership and earn the bonus miles without flying first class, you can sign up online and use promotion code CLB25 to receive 2,500 Preferred-qualifying miles. Visit http://www.insideflyer.com/link/?521