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Originally Posted by 757FO View Post
This is correct for both my airline (UA) and my finace's (AA). We can access the lounge, provided we have membership, but not in uniform.



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Old Oct 18, 19, 10:42 am
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Originally Posted by JimInOhio View Post
Not too many years ago, a UA employee told me they can join UC but can't enter when wearing their uniform. TIFWIW
This is correct for both my airline (UA) and my finace's (AA). We can access the lounge, provided we have membership, but not in uniform.
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Old Oct 18, 19, 9:44 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
There was a time back in history when most airline rules said that employees could not join the clubs,......
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Well United definitely wasn't one of them. When I started with United (many years ago), I could have gotten the Lifetime Membership for less than $300. (yes, Lifetime).... I didn't take it and I've been grieving over declining that offer ever since.

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Old Jan 23, 20, 10:19 am
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Originally Posted by FlyingNone View Post
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Well United definitely wasn't one of them. When I started with United (many years ago), I could have gotten the Lifetime Membership for less than $300. (yes, Lifetime).... I didn't take it and I've been grieving over declining that offer ever since.
Had a few friends at United who bought lifetime cards for $100. I got mine for $2,500 on the last day they were sold (31 Dec 1995), still angry I did not buy it when it was $400.
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Old Dec 12, 20, 11:58 am
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United Primary Friend access to UC / *A lounges

My new partner is a 27 year United Flight Attendant Veteran and has added me as her Prmiary Friend for UA benefit flying next year.. As I have flown over two million miles with UA and as a current 1K member my question is would I still be able to use the UA International Lounge using such a pass? If so could I still take a guest?
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Old Dec 12, 20, 12:01 pm
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AFAICT - *A policy is to allow (regardless of fare classes). But I never experience that before.

I would say don't fight it if not allowed.
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Old Dec 12, 20, 12:16 pm
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No - you won't have a boarding pass. You need a same day boarding pass to enter the club - you won't get your boarding pass until you are cleared at the gate shortly before the flight.
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Old Dec 12, 20, 12:18 pm
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I would need a boarding pass to clear security so would have one even if it said standby?
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Old Dec 12, 20, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Trappy View Post
I would need a boarding pass to clear security?
You won't get a boarding pass - you'll get a standby pass to get you past TSA - it will look similar to a boarding pass but it is not a boarding pass.
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Old Dec 12, 20, 12:29 pm
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Originally Posted by HNLbasedFlyer View Post
You won't get a boarding pass - you'll get a standby pass to get you past TSA - it will look similar to a boarding pass but it is not a boarding pass.
As I said I am asking about International Travel mainly from LHR, would the same apply? Also would they give you a boarding pass at check in if the flight was wide open?
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Old Dec 12, 20, 12:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Trappy View Post
As I said I asking about International Travel mainly from LHR, would the same apply? Also would they give you a boarding pass at check in if the flight was wide open?
No. You will clear as a standby at the gate. They will not issue you a boarding pass at check-in.

And I'll add - you'll be one of the last to clear standby, after revenue standby, employee standby, employee family members, retirees - then they'll get to you.
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Old Dec 12, 20, 12:38 pm
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Originally Posted by HNLbasedFlyer View Post
No. You will clear as a standby at the gate. They will not issue you a boarding pass at check-in.

And I'll add - you'll be one of the last to clear standby, after revenue standby, employee standby, employee family members, retirees - then they'll get to you.
My understanding from her is I will clear based on her 27 years serivce as Primary Friend, therefore at top of Emplyee standy and family, is this wrong? Appreciate your help
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Old Dec 12, 20, 12:43 pm
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Originally Posted by Trappy View Post
My understanding from her is I will clear based on her 27 years serivce as Primary Friend, therefore at top of Emplyee standy and family, is this wrong? Appreciate your help
Looks like you do

SA0V: Employees, retirees, and their accompanied pass riders if using VACATION passes;
Includes an unaccompanied spouse, domestic partner or primary friend* when using a vacation pass.

Regardless, it doesn't change the narrative of you will get your boarding pass at the gate when they clear the standby list
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Old Dec 12, 20, 1:00 pm
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Originally Posted by Trappy View Post
My new partner is a 27 year United Flight Attendant Veteran and has added me as her Prmiary Friend for UA benefit flying next year.. As I have flown over two million miles with UA and as a current 1K member my question is would I still be able to use the UA International Lounge using such a pass? If so could I still take a guest?
Thanks and take care
Your 1K status and a genuine boarding pass is all that matters to get into the United Club with 1 guest. You need to get the boarding pass. I've seen United clearing NRSAs fairly early nowadays once the gate is staffed and if flight load light - might have to gently prod GA, mentioning you're a 1K on waitlist. No reason to board ASAP if load light, so may have time to enjoy lounge if they clear early and you wait until last minute to board. Just note distance/time from UC to gate and don't play it too close. And hope elevator doesn't malfunction while you're in it
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Old Dec 12, 20, 1:00 pm
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Originally Posted by HNLbasedFlyer View Post
Looks like you do

SA0V: Employees, retirees, and their accompanied pass riders if using VACATION passes;
Includes an unaccompanied spouse, domestic partner or primary friend* when using a vacation pass.

Regardless, it doesn't change the narrative of you will get your boarding pass at the gate when they clear the standby list
You'll clear as SAOV if using a vacation pass and traveling with your employee sponsor or SA3V if traveling alone on a vacation pass. If using a personal pass, you'll be at SA3P, meaning behind any active duty employees using a vacation (SA0V) or leisure (SA1P) pass or retirees using vacation passes. Years ago when I did a couple buddy pass flights, I was able to use my Star Gold (UA) card to access the United Club in LHR. However, this was an exception, it seems, since if you are traveling as a pass rider, you are not a status passenger. I tried it in LAX once and was denied. But this was years ago. You certainly do not have access to the Polaris Lounges. FWIW, I've found that you do have access to Lufthansa Lounges if listed for business class, even before your seat has been cleared...LHR T2 does have a LH club in the other pier. You'll have to report back how it works at the AC and SQ lounges...Good luck. Enjoy the pass. Wish I had one!
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Old Dec 12, 20, 1:04 pm
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Originally Posted by Trappy View Post
As I said I am asking about International Travel mainly from LHR
Also worth noting - the LHR UC is closed.

So clearing a list early is moot.
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