If you regularly travel with Air New Zealand or Singapore Airlines, but more often in economy than business class, here's a great deal available for a very limited time.
US Airways is offering membership to its US Airways Club for just $US259 for one year (plus a one-off US$50 joining fee). And because US Airways is part of the Star Alliance, alongside Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines, your US Airways Club card will also provide access to AirNZ's Koru and Singapore Airline's SilverKris lounges.
On top of that, you'll also enjoy entry to any of the 970 airport lounges operated by Star Alliance member airlines all over the world.
Given the Aussie dollar's current parity against the US dollar, that means you can get access to these lounges for around $309. It's a privilege for which Air New Zealand charges $761. Singapore Airlines doesn't even sell access to its lounges – entry is restricted to business or first class passengers and those at an appropriate membership level in its KrisFlyer programme.
US Airways is running this special promotion for just two days – the offer expires at the close of business on April 7th in the US, or April 8th Australian time. To get the deal, you have to buy the membership via this link.
If you're planning an international trip with Star Alliance member airlines in the next three months, there's also a 90 day membership for $120 which will get you into all the Star Alliance airport lounges.
Tip of the hat to Boarding Area, which spotted this great deal.