No more local & now no more papers in UC?

Old Jun 5, 18, 6:19 am
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No more local & now no more papers in UC?

Apologies if posted already but I didn't see it anywhere.

Stopped in Cleveland UC today and there were no local papers or USA Today. Was told by the front desk that this was a quiet announcement to eliminate the local papers and USA Todays and only offer Wall Street Journal. This started on June 1.

Anyone else noticing this at other clubs? Yes, I know many people don't read a physical paper but I find them very convenient while traveling and this would be a definite loss for my membership.
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Old Jun 5, 18, 6:41 am
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Originally Posted by DawgmanOH View Post
Apologies if posted already but I didn't see it anywhere.

Stopped in Cleveland UC today and there were no local papers or USA Today. Was told by the front desk that this was a quiet announcement to eliminate the local papers and USA Todays and only offer Wall Street Journal. This started on June 1.

Anyone else noticing this at other clubs? Yes, I know many people don't read a physical paper but I find them very convenient while traveling and this would be a definite loss for my membership.
I haven’t heard of or seen any reduction in hard copy of newspapers(?) in UCs. I will be checking out a couple of UCs (PHL IAH) today and report back.
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Old Jun 5, 18, 6:52 am
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Originally Posted by Dublin_rfk View Post

I haven’t heard of or seen any reduction in hard copy of newspapers(?) in UCs. I will be checking out a couple of UCs (PHL IAH) today and report back.
Curious what you find out. I heard someone else in the UC ask the front desk and got same response. Effective June 1, no more local papers or USA Today.
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Old Jun 5, 18, 7:11 am
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Originally Posted by DawgmanOH View Post
Curious what you find out. I heard someone else in the UC ask the front desk and got same response. Effective June 1, no more local papers or USA Today.
The only thing I know is that, on May 15th, the papers were in short supply. My wife had to go to 3 UC at ORD to get the full supply: the local one, the USA Today, the Wall Street Journal and the Financial Times.
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Old Jun 5, 18, 7:37 am
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Delta recently did away with all newspapers, but there was enough negative feedback that they brought them back. Here's the thread over in the DL forum: No More Newspapers in SC
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Two weeks ago, as I posted previously, I noted no newspapers in the new SFO Polaris Lounge. So I went to the international UC and picked up a WSJ and returned to the Polaris Lounge. This was in May. Like the OP, I enjoy reading a physical newspaper and taking it onto the plane with me. I hope this hasn't changed come June 1.
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Old Jun 5, 18, 9:26 am
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I just love the term “quiet announcement.”
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I was in a couple of the IAH UCs at the end of May and they did not have any local papers. We had just moved away and I was looking forward to picking up a Sunday Chronicle to browse. I asked and they said they stop carrying the Sunday Paper a couple of weeks ago. I did not think to ask about weekdays. As it was a Sunday, I did not even look for the weekend USA Today, as thats always very stale by Sunday.
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The UC in PHL has the WSJ only.
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Old Jun 5, 18, 11:08 am
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The UC in PHL has the WSJ only.
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Old Jun 5, 18, 11:11 am
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This is an annoyance, if true. I like getting some Sudokus, crosswords, and reading material for planes.
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SFO UC (main one) had only WSJ when I came through Saturday (6/2). Attendant said "only WSJ today", which I simply assumed they had some sourcing issue. Guess she meant "new policy going forward".
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Old Jun 5, 18, 11:50 am
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In LAX now, only WSJ
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Old Jun 5, 18, 11:53 am
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None @ IAH C on 5/30.
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Old Jun 5, 18, 11:56 am
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Wait, people take the papers away with them? I always assumed that they should stay in the club for everyone to enjoy. What about magazines like the Economist, would you take those away also?

While I think that's it poor form for UA to remove things that people are using in the clubs, I also think its not their place to provide in-flight reading material. That should be on the flyer, not on the club.
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