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Paid Airline Lounge Memberships requiring flights on operator airline/partners.

Old Nov 5, 18, 10:38 am
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Paid Airline Lounge Memberships requiring flights on operator airline/partners.

American, Delta and United operate the major paid airline lounge programs. (Air Canada and Qantas are much smaller airlines.) All three of the big US carriers have announced rule changes that will effectively restrict access when flying outside their partners. Customers, especially those of Delta and United who purchased memberships from airlines after bankruptcy, are incredibly upset.

While some FlyerTalkers contemplate class action lawsuits, I really wonder if there is a more effective venue. Should we reach out to our Congresspeople, or the DOT, or the DOJ or someone else? Would love guidance.
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Old Nov 5, 18, 10:48 am
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I'm not based in the US and just came across this via the blogs.

What seems to be the problem? My understanding is these changes have been announced at least twelve months before coming into effect.

So if you don't like it, I'd consider not renewing my membership. Seems like the most straightforward solution.
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Old Nov 5, 18, 11:25 am
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Originally Posted by 1flyer View Post
....if you don't like it, I'd consider not renewing my membership. Seems like the most straightforward solution.
Agreed, unless you purchased a multiyear or lifetime membership.
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