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United Club changes (drinks and Wifi) - Sept/Oct. 2013

United Club changes (drinks and Wifi) - Sept/Oct. 2013

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Old Dec 12, 13, 7:19 am
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At EWR, asked for Bud Lite and got it. My wife then went to get it and was told they don't carry Bud Lite. Said, "But my husband just got it." The other bartender said, "Bud Lite costs $3. The only free beer is Miller Lite."
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Old Dec 13, 13, 9:55 am
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I haven't seen any screenshots but this is what the UC authentication for WiFi looks like:



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Old Dec 14, 13, 3:42 pm
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Originally Posted by edcho View Post
I haven't seen any screenshots but this is what the UC authentication for WiFi looks like:
I wouldn't hold my breath.
Less than two weeks ago I sat outside the club @ lax and
could utilize their wifi with no authorization whatsoever (as
it used to be for quite a while).

Also, given the well-known competence and efficiency of
the ua it department I'd be surprised if we heard anything
new about this any time soon...
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Old Dec 17, 13, 3:43 pm
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What's the point anymore?

I'm a touch late to this party because I haven't popped into a club since these changes.

Went to grab my wife a Bailey's and the barkeep tells me that will be $6. I said what? He says all premium drinks cost $$. I asked him what's the non-premium alternative to bailey's? Apparently they don't even stock the rock-guy cordials like they do at all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean.

Oh but I got half off for paying with my United MC. Now I feel special!!

Every tom, dick and Harry can get into the club and there's never any room.
Only the rot-gut alcohol is free.
Food and snacks are still below par compared to most other airline clubs

Unless you are a college kid that wants to get wasted on rot-gut whiskey and scotch, I don't see the point in posting up at the United Club. It's time for me to review my membership.
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Old Dec 19, 13, 4:53 pm
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Booze in the UC

Good evening all. Just a question, for the first time in about 8 months I was in the ORD UC by C18. 8 months ago it seemed that the free selection was fairly good, baileys, Jack etc. Again respectable liquor for free. The premium spirits were $6 as I remember loading up on Glenlivet 15YO at $6 a glass. Last night just about everything was $8+ with things even jack daniels being $11. The free stuff was well booze. Am I going crazy or did they suddenly really tighten the belt on the liquor in the UC, and how long has it been that way.
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Old Dec 19, 13, 5:08 pm
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Originally Posted by millsdale View Post
Good evening all. Just a question, for the first time in about 8 months I was in the ORD UC by C18. 8 months ago it seemed that the free selection was fairly good, baileys, Jack etc. Again respectable liquor for free. The premium spirits were $6 as I remember loading up on Glenlivet 15YO at $6 a glass. Last night just about everything was $8+ with things even jack daniels being $11. The free stuff was well booze. Am I going crazy or did they suddenly really tighten the belt on the liquor in the UC, and how long has it been that way.
Yes, they did. In September/October this year, they started to charge for any of the decent beers as well. It caused a fairly big uproar on FT: http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...2013-a-12.html
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Old Dec 25, 13, 11:27 pm
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Has anybody ordered Hennessy XO for $11? If so, assuming it's a normal liquor pour, I might actually have a reason to enter a UC again...
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Old Dec 28, 13, 9:22 am
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What ever happened to the wifi upgrades/authentication. Most of the clubs I've been to since these "enhancements" haven't seen any uptick in wifi speed and I've certainly seen no authentication. Just another "milestone" COdbaUA can't meet I guess.
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Old Dec 28, 13, 12:58 pm
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Originally Posted by nevansm View Post
.... Just another "milestone" COdbaUA can't meet I guess.
or hopefully reconsidered??
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Old Jan 10, 14, 1:00 pm
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In going thru my "stuff" I found about 40 RCC drink coupons with no expiration date.

Are these valid for the upsell drinks? Valid for anything?
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Old Jan 10, 14, 2:34 pm
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Originally Posted by Bill Brasky View Post
What's the point anymore?

I'm a touch late to this party because I haven't popped into a club since these changes.

Went to grab my wife a Bailey's and the barkeep tells me that will be $6. I said what? He says all premium drinks cost $$. I asked him what's the non-premium alternative to bailey's? Apparently they don't even stock the rock-guy cordials like they do at all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean.

Oh but I got half off for paying with my United MC. Now I feel special!!

Every tom, dick and Harry can get into the club and there's never any room.
Only the rot-gut alcohol is free.
Food and snacks are still below par compared to most other airline clubs

Unless you are a college kid that wants to get wasted on rot-gut whiskey and scotch, I don't see the point in posting up at the United Club. It's time for me to review my membership.
You sum up my feelings exactly. I just cancelled by Chase UA Club Card. I'm looking forward to being a terminal-dweller once again with some real choice rather than feeling like I've been ripped off every time I visit the lounge.

Paying $3 for a 10oz Sierra Nevada at the SFO lounge was the last straw... screw United and their race to the bottom.
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Old Jan 10, 14, 3:19 pm
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Originally Posted by sheepherder View Post
In going thru my "stuff" I found about 40 RCC drink coupons with no expiration date.

Are these valid for the upsell drinks? Valid for anything?
Certainly worth a try! UC recently admitted my friend who had found an ancient CO President's Club pass with no expiry!
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Old Jan 28, 14, 9:30 am
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