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Old Jun 17, 19, 8:29 pm
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LegalTender
 
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Originally Posted by worldwidedreamer View Post
I'm fine with airlines choosing not to sell lounge memberships, or adding conditions to people who have not yet joined (or for members past their current term), or just providing free/paid access to elite members while flying...but feel that changing terms post-sale is unethical.
No more unethical than increasing the cost of a membership while restricting the circumstances under which you can use the lounge in the same year.

UA/AA/DL argue that improvements/upgrades to lounges cost money and limiting crowds is part of the cost benefit. The new premium international lounges have in many cases taken away from existing space for their membership lounges.

That said, if I had a lifetime membership, I'd be red-faced too.
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