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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 Sep 5, 13, 3:10 pm
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Was in the UC at F in ORD today and decided to try the Bellows just to see if it was that bad. It is. Words cannot describe how horrid it is. If United is trying to lower its membership ranks, this is a great way to do it.
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Old Sep 5, 13, 3:13 pm
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One more reason I won't be renewing my 1K or my RCC member status with UA this year. No thank you.
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Old Sep 5, 13, 8:37 pm
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Originally Posted by Red_Rob View Post
Sitting at a club that just got the news. Bartender was informing several regulars. Only Bud Light will be free. Current spirits to become premium, and current premium to become super premium. There will be a small well selection (cheaper stuff than current), and apparently a "really impressive" upgraded wine selection.
I call shenanigans. There's no way they're that stupid.
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Old Sep 5, 13, 8:44 pm
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Originally Posted by fastfxr View Post
I call shenanigans. There's no way they're that stupid.
Sure about that? Plenty of evidence to the contrary.

Plus, they're just following DL's lead, as usual (but even worse actually IIRC)
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Old Sep 5, 13, 8:45 pm
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Originally Posted by fastfxr View Post
I call shenanigans. There's no way they're that stupid.
Never say never... only time will tell.
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Old Sep 5, 13, 8:49 pm
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Originally Posted by fastfxr View Post
I call shenanigans. There's no way they're that stupid.
Very possible this will happen. The only comp beers at the Skyclub now are Bud and Miller Lite.
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Old Sep 5, 13, 9:02 pm
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from the airline that brings you sub-7-11/taco bell kwality food in "First class", I have no delusions that they won't continue to drop the quality and selection of beverages in the clubs.
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Old Sep 5, 13, 9:08 pm
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Is Bailey's still comped with United or is that now a premium drink like with Delta?

My wife loves Baileys and something she has noticed lately on Delta is they run out of it on board now on quite a few of her flights now that the SkyClub is no longer comping it. That will probably be the next downgrade with airlines, cater less alcohol.
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Old Sep 5, 13, 9:31 pm
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Wow, if that's true about Bud Light being the only free booze, I'm not renewing. That's garbage.
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Old Sep 5, 13, 11:03 pm
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Originally Posted by controller1 View Post
If it's more than $5/gallon, it will be classified as PREMIUM!
http://www.indexmundi.com/commoditie...odity=jet-fuel

With all this down-gauging they probably have extra... line em up!
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Old Sep 5, 13, 11:32 pm
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If it is true about the cerveza then that will just squash any doubts or remorse I might have for letting my UC membership expire.

Great job UA! ^
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Old Sep 6, 13, 6:28 am
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Originally Posted by CrazyInteg View Post
PG is a boutique airline. You're paying for that in your ticket. BTW, which airport? I love PG's Samui and Sukhothai
Sorry, this was in BKK before my flight to KBV which I paid a whopping ~$65

USM is considerably more as PG has established a monopoly in a niche market and rightfully so. I have herd great things about what they did over at USM.
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Old Sep 6, 13, 7:35 am
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Thumbs down

I always liked the Sierra Nevada and other local beer at LAX and SFO, hope they keep it comped. I suppose the UC is now an open bar at a dumpy banquet hall, serving cheap spirits that taste like rubbing alcohol.
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Old Sep 6, 13, 10:40 am
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UA downgrades even worse than DL?

Some of us have expressed worry that UA would follow DL into the bottom shelf of the liquor cabinet. It may actually be worse than we feared.

The Gordon's vodka that's now the DL house pour is available online for anywhere from $12 to $16 a liter. The Bellows vodka that's now turning up at the UC costs $8.99 a liter. If price is an indication of quality, we're looking at drinks that will be crappier, and by a healthy margin, than what even DL serves.

Never let it be said that United is slavishly following the Delta playbook. When it comes to degrading the quality of the services it offers, the UC takes a back seat to no one.
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Old Sep 6, 13, 11:30 am
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Originally Posted by salesna View Post
The Bellows vodka that's now turning up at the UC costs $8.99 a liter.
After trying Bellows yesterday at ORD, it is even worse than I imagined. Horrific vodka. Even in a bloody mary, there is a "paint thinner" aspect to it.
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