You can enjoy a 90 day upgrade to US Airway's Frequent Flier scheme Preferred Customer Silver Status. Ever wonder why others get upgraded, but not you?
This gives you opportunity for upgrades incl Unlimited upgrades in the US, 25% bonus miles etc, if you're planning to fly with them, or another Star Alliance airline member in the next 3 months, including the UK's BMI, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines,Austrian, EGYPTAIR,LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa. Scandinavian Airlines, Shanghai Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African, Spanair, SWISS, TAP Portugal, THAI, Turkish Airlines, United, US Airways.
If you fly enough trips, you keep the status afterwards, otherwise you revert back to standard membership level. You can save money too, as members get free baggage on certain flights! Silver members get 25% more frequent fliers per flight too, and these will be retained once the status prom ends, so you'll earn free flights more quickly too. So, join their frequent flier club, 'Preferred Customer' and then upgrade your membership for free to Silver, and wait for your bonus miles, upgrades, private check-in and security queue options etc.
Takes around 14 days for their admin to complete it. Terms and Conditions don't exclude members from UK, must join and apply before end of August 2009. So, membership, say, from early Sept through December this year.
For more info on all the benefits of this status, see here- http://www.usairways.com/awa/content/dividendmiles/preferred/benefits.aspx
Star Alliance airline group info here- http://www.staralliance.com/en/meta/airlines/