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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 10, 13, 9:42 am
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Pinot Grigio
Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Valdadige, IT $12
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ $14
Groth Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley $12
Rutherford Hill Chardonnay Napa Valley $14
Franciscan Estate Chardonnay, Napa Valley $12

Mark West Pinot Noir, Napa Valley $13
Rutherford Hill Merlot, Napa Valley $14
Terrazas 'Las Compuertas Vineyard' Malbec, Mendoza, AR $15
Dona Paula Estate Malbec, Mendoza, AR $13
Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, CA $15
Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon, CA $13

Prosecco Mionetto Brut Prosecco D.O.C. Valdobliadene, IT $12
Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label, Champagne, FR $14

You get a $3 discount if you pay with your MileagePlus Club Card or Presidential Plus Card -- discount not valid on the champagne or prosecco.

Originally Posted by jbm326 View Post
Does $3 get you a full size glass? Or the same tiny ones they used for the complimentary offerings?
I don't drink on or before getting on a plane. Just posting the price list and info I gleaned from talking to the bartender.

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Old Sep 10, 13, 9:44 am
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Thanks for posting these, appreciate it. Have a Lifetime Membership so I guess there is not much recourse for me!
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Old Sep 10, 13, 9:49 am
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Originally Posted by MrColdShower View Post
Pinot Grigio
Santa Margherita Pinot Grigio Valdadige, IT $12
Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, NZ $14
Groth Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley $12
Rutherford Hill Chardonnay Napa Valley $14
Franciscan Estate Chardonnay, Napa Valley $12

Mark West Pinot Noir, Napa Valley $13
Rutherford Hill Merlot, Napa Valley $14
Terrazas 'Las Compuertas Vineyard' Malbec, Mendoza, AR $15
Dona Paula Estate Malbec, Mendoza, AR $13
Jordan Cabernet Sauvignon, Alexander Valley, CA $15
Joel Gott 815 Cabernet Sauvignon, CA $13

Prosecco Mionetto Brut Prosecco D.O.C. Valdobliadene, IT $12
Veuve Clicquot Brut Yellow Label, Champagne, FR $14

You get a $3 discount if you pay with your MileagePlus Club Card or Presidential Plus Card -- discount not valid on the champagne or prosecco.
I figured there would still be some Chase discount to further sell Chase cards.

Any comp'd wine?
I am not a wine snob, but these prices seem high, are they really high quality wines that can command these prices by the glass?
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Old Sep 10, 13, 9:50 am
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Charging nominally would be one thing. $9 for Jim Beam is criminal.
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Old Sep 10, 13, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by nova08 View Post
I figured there would still be some Chase discount to further sell Chase cards.

Any comp'd wine?
I am not a wine snob, but these prices seem high, are they really high quality wines that can command these prices by the glass?
No.
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Old Sep 10, 13, 9:53 am
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Bacardi is $9??? Compared to the other premium liquors this is a joke. You can buy Bacardi for $15.99 per 1.75L in CA/AZ/NV.. probably even less elsewhere. Hardly premium.

Anyone know what the new comp rum is? They had Cruzan before they changed to Bacardi.. I hope they bring it back. I like Cruzan.
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Old Sep 10, 13, 9:56 am
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Was at ORD yest (which looked like Grand Central Station w/ the evening int'l flights - jampacked - I spent all my time in the business cubicles & just avoided the crowds). I did walk by the bar to see if I could see a list/pricing but didn't see any signage, but it looks like others have posted - at least the premium stuff.

I was afraid the free wine would be 2 Buck Chuck, so I decided to wait until I got on my int'l flight. But does anyone know what the free wine will be?

Also, at ORD they said no code needed for wifi so not sure when that's supposed to start.

Cheers.
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Old Sep 10, 13, 9:58 am
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Appalling.. looks worse than we thought. Thanks for the pay list, I'd be interested in seeing the full comp list.
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Old Sep 10, 13, 10:00 am
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$9 for Jim Beam and no comped whiskey?? I know to some the loss of legit alcohol seems trivial but seriously when you step into a UC at least 3-4 times a week I consider it to be another elite benefit that has been taken away.

This may be the one that finally breaks me. May just stick with Platinum and spend the rest of the year on another airline, an AA Ex Plat matching offer would be nice right about now.
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Old Sep 10, 13, 10:05 am
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Originally Posted by nova08 View Post
I figured there would still be some Chase discount to further sell Chase cards.

Any comp'd wine?
I am not a wine snob, but these prices seem high, are they really high quality wines that can command these prices by the glass?
The comp'd wine is unsuitable for anyone with even a decent palette.

There's a thread dissecting these price points (unchanged). Some are almost at cost - some a bit higher.
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Old Sep 10, 13, 10:07 am
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I used to enjoy a glass of Honker's Ale in ORD, wonder what that costs now? The premium wines listed by MrColdShower are not very premium, I just looked up the Joel Gott 815 on BevMo... $12.99 bottle. IIRC the Jordan cab was one of the old premium reds, it's a decent cab.
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Old Sep 10, 13, 10:10 am
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MODS ... I'd suggest the title be changed to something like: United Club drink price increases and Wifi changes (effective Sept 2013)
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Old Sep 10, 13, 10:11 am
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Originally Posted by aacharya View Post
The comp'd wine is unsuitable for anyone with even a decent palette.

There's a thread dissecting these price points (unchanged). Some are almost at cost - some a bit higher.
Here's the old thread on the former premium wine offerings...
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...ium-wines.html
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Old Sep 10, 13, 10:26 am
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Originally Posted by trekwars2000 View Post
@ LAS Club this morning, the comped whiskey was 7, there was no comped canadian whiskey. The comped scotch was House of Stuart. Funny you can get a Titos Vodka screwdriver for free onboard but that'll cost $9.

Oh, and to the person that just reuped the membership. If paid via CC, I'd do a charge back and claim that the product is not what was paid for. I think there may be a decent chance you can win.
Good suggestion. I just turned up the flames in my response to them and suggested that I would file a credit card dispute. I will post the response (if any).
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Old Sep 10, 13, 10:36 am
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For the PMUA guys, how does this compare to when the RCC was a "cash" bar? Are these prices significantly higher? Are the options significantly less?

If they are going to jack up the prices like this at least let us use the drink coupons.
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