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Old May 10, 03, 3:14 pm
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Quick CRC Question

I'm thinking of buying (with 10K miles) my GM wife a CRC membership. It seems like a pretty good deal. I was wondering if I apply now, is it valid just for this year or one year from the activation date? Also, just confirming that when the CRC house rules talk about kids under 21 not having access that means when they're travelling alone, correct? Thanks.

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Old May 10, 03, 3:21 pm
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The 12 months ends at the end of the month 12 months after your membership is processed. You will have no problem at all bringing your minor children in with you. They will not be able to enter alone (but when would that happen, anyway?).

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Old May 10, 03, 3:22 pm
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Thanks for the quick informative response as usual.
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Old May 10, 03, 4:07 pm
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Consider buying her an AMEX Platinum card instead... good for CRCs and more.
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Old May 10, 03, 4:11 pm
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by RobertS975:
Consider buying her an AMEX Platinum card instead... good for CRCs and more.</font>
Its also good for the clubs at CO & NW.

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Old May 10, 03, 4:13 pm
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A CRC card will get you access to United Red Carpet clubs when flying on United.

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Old May 10, 03, 9:58 pm
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I found an interesting glitch in the DL computers a while back regarding spouse memberships.

I was PM, but at the end of the year, it was clear I would only be GM the following year. In December (while I was still PM), I signed my wife up for the $[100] one year PM spouse membership.

We got her membership card in the mail a few weeks later just as my CRC membership should have lapsed due to losing PM status. But, because they link the spouse accounts to the primary member's account (her card said showed my SM# with an S at the end - 2xxxxxxxxxS) - my SM account still showed CRC member for another full year. "CRC" showed up on my BPs and on the website. So - for $[100], we got membership for two for another year. Not my intent - but not a bad deal.

I didn't have a card with my name on it - so getting into RCCs was a little tricky - but I was able to pull that off by calling DL on my cellphone from the RCC lobby. RCC staff aren't allowed to call DL to verify membership - but via my cellphone, they ultimately always got there.

My current (and fully paid) GM CRC membership lapses this month. Thanks to Amex Plat - it will not be renewed!

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I used the brackets around the dollar figure - not 100% sure what it was - perhaps it was $150?
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Old May 10, 03, 11:11 pm
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Getting a spouse card was an interesting (and seemingly unintended) way to extend your membership. Back was I was PM, I tried to find out from Delta if as PM I could pay to extend my CRC membership, and if so, what would be the rate (like NYBanker I knew the following year I wouldn't be PM). I never did get an answer from them.

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Old May 11, 03, 6:51 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by NYBanker:
I didn't have a card with my name on it - so getting into RCCs was a little tricky - but I was able to pull that off by calling DL on my cellphone from the RCC lobby. RCC staff aren't allowed to call DL to verify membership - but via my cellphone, they ultimately always got there.</font>
I can't remember the last time I showed any kind of card to get into a CRC. My normal routine is to show my boarding pass (which indicates PM status) and ID. Nobody has ever asked me for anything else -- although I do carry it in case anyone ever does.

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Old May 11, 03, 9:16 am
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My experience is similar to Bruce's - Boarding pass and photo ID is all that is needed.

I remember from the time when you could get through security without a boarding pass and you were either escorting or picking somebody up that you could get in by providing your FF# without showing anything.

The Bottom line is, that if you are a CRC member and have a phot ID, there is no reason for not getting in without having to call Delta.
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Old May 11, 03, 10:20 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by bdschobel:
I can't remember the last time I showed any kind of card to get into a CRC. My normal routine is to show my boarding pass (which indicates PM status) and ID. Nobody has ever asked me for anything else -- although I do carry it in case anyone ever does.

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Bruce - I was talking about the UA RCC - not the CRC. For CRC, all you need is the BP and photo ID. CRC doesn't print out on UA BPs - so without a membership card, it's tough, but not impossible, to get in to the RCC.
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Old May 11, 03, 11:13 am
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Oops! I didn't read carefully enough. Sorry.

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Old May 12, 03, 9:42 am
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by RobertS975:
Consider buying her an AMEX Platinum card instead... good for CRCs and more.</font>
My AMEX Platinum card is good for a CRC? How so? Must I be GM or PM to qualify? How did I miss this?
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<font face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif" size="2">Originally posted by woody125:
My AMEX Platinum card is good for a CRC? How so? Must I be GM or PM to qualify? How did I miss this?</font>
This was announced on FT several months ago....probably before you started monitoring the forum. The CRC admittance is for day of travel and you don't even have to belong to the DL SM's program. Just show your ticket and your Platinum AMEX card and you're in.
Note this is for the "real" AMEX Platinum card and not the DL Skymiles Platinum.

Edited to correct typo....



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