FlyerTalk Forums - View Single Post - Lifetime Member Edition: UC access changes Nov 1, 2019 (same day BP on UA or partner)
Old Feb 18, 20, 7:05 am
Join Date: Feb 2015
Programs: united
Posts: 1,229
Originally Posted by SPN Lifer View Post
Previously members could receive gate passes for admission through TSA solely to access the lounge.

There are entire FT threads discussing the procedure, including quotations from the internal UA system instructing check-in agents how to do this.

When we spent our thousands of dollars on these lifetime memberships, there were literally no limitations on when we could go in during opening hours.

It was advertized to us as a good place to do business with travelling colleagues, a place to meet travelling friends and family during stopovers, an airport oasis, a home away from home.

Only after UA sold numerous discounted quasi-"memberships" through credit card companies, resulting in overcrowded conditions, did UA restrict the access of its annual and three-year members.

In applying those same limitations to life members, UA flagrantly breached our membership contracts.

In presenting our potential case to class action counsel, perhaps the possibility of adding Chase as a codefendant might be mentioned.
This isn't a good argument, because nobody sued when they took away the TSA passes.

Because the actual right you folks are asserting here is not to use the club as an oasis, a home away from home, but a place to use when flying United's competitors.

So that's the sort of rhetoric you need from UA or CO- saying you can use the club even when flying a competitor airline.
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