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Club member/one-time pass access changes Nov 1, 2019 (same day BP on UA or partner)

Club member/one-time pass access changes Nov 1, 2019 (same day BP on UA or partner)

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Old Nov 3, 18, 4:37 pm
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Originally Posted by MSPeconomist View Post
I wonder how many lifetime UC members will be impacted.
Likely an exceedingly, almost immeasurable percentage of overall membership, but likely be an exceedingly vocal and overly miffed group of folks on FT.

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Old Nov 3, 18, 5:07 pm
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I actually think this will hurt a lot of one-time pass holders who get their access twice a year from the United Explorer Card.
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Old Nov 3, 18, 6:02 pm
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Originally Posted by scubadu View Post
Likely an exceedingly, almost immeasurable percentage of overall membership, but likely be an exceedingly vocal and overly miffed group of folks on FT.

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Old Nov 3, 18, 6:03 pm
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Originally Posted by docbert View Post
They did the exact same thing when they started requiring a boarding pass (from any airline, at that time) to enter. By giving 1+ years notice they avoid any complaints from people that that purchased a membership on the basis that they could access when not flying (previously), or flying on a non UA/*A/partner airline (this change).
Compare this with the reduction of P fare PQM announcements. A one year lead time is a GOOD thing.
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Old Nov 3, 18, 6:25 pm
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I paid for a lifetime CO Club membership based on being able to access it regardless of what airline (or even if) I was flying. I would not have paid if it was this limited.

Sounds like it's time for a class action if UA doesn't carve out an exception for lifetime members.
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Old Nov 3, 18, 6:29 pm
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Originally Posted by ctownflyer View Post
I paid for a lifetime CO Club membership based on being able to access it regardless of what airline (or even if) I was flying. I would not have paid if it was this limited.

Sounds like it's time for a class action if UA doesn't carve out an exception for lifetime members.
Do you srilll have the T&Cs at original purchase? Be interesting to see if CO has an out.
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Old Nov 3, 18, 8:13 pm
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH View Post


Do you srilll have the T&Cs at original purchase? Be interesting to see if CO has an out.
I checked to see if I still had my original CO PC lifetime membership agreement, but I guess I tossed it. I'm banging my head against the wall, cursing whatever spring cleaning year resulted in that purge.
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Old Nov 3, 18, 8:49 pm
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This isn't new. Thing went into effect over a year ago, no?
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Old Nov 3, 18, 8:56 pm
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Originally Posted by JerseyCityS View Post
This isn't new. Thing went into effect over a year ago, no?
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No.
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Old Nov 3, 18, 9:00 pm
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Originally Posted by JerseyCityS View Post
This isn't new. Thing went into effect over a year ago, no?
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two years, UA started requiring a same day BP but from any airlines (including non-partners)
Starting 18 Aug 2016: United Club Access (including members) Only w/ Same-Day BP

This latest announcement as changed it to a UA or partner same day BP.
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Old Nov 3, 18, 9:13 pm
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Originally Posted by SS255 View Post


I checked to see if I still had my original CO PC lifetime membership agreement, but I guess I tossed it. I'm banging my head against the wall, cursing whatever spring cleaning year resulted in that purge.
I have a receipt in my email for the purchase, but there are no terms.

I've emailed GS CS, United Club CS, and Oscar. I'm sure they'll say too bad, but let's see where this goes
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Old Nov 3, 18, 9:19 pm
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Originally Posted by ChinaShrek View Post
I actually think this will hurt a lot of one-time pass holders who get their access twice a year from the United Explorer Card.
I would have thought that most United Explorer cardholders (such as myself) fly enough on UA for this change to have minimal affect. Or do you think a large percentage of people obtained a $95 AF credit card to get 2 passes (worth $100)?
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Old Nov 3, 18, 9:53 pm
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Originally Posted by tarheelnj View Post
Here's the rule it's replacing: "All United Club customers, including members, are eligible to access United Club locations only when they have a flight arriving or departing on any airline the same day, and must show a boarding pass for entry."

Maybe this was aimed at non-flying Members that wanted Club access by purchasing, then refunding, a non-UA flight (to avoid UA excessive cancellation tracking).
If UA lounges are anything like AA or DL, I wouldn't think anyone is trying to get through security to use them (maybe for a Polaris or Centurion). This is just cost savings by the clubs, rather than raise the membership prices. Or maybe Chase is tired of reimbursing UA. But most likely, it's because United has no reason to be better than their competitors.
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Old Nov 3, 18, 9:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Gig103 View Post
...Or maybe Chase is tired of reimbursing UA...
I donít think it works that way. Chase doesnít pay per use. This is United, not Chase, restricting access.
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Old Nov 3, 18, 10:19 pm
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Originally Posted by Gig103 View Post
This is just cost savings by the clubs
They could also be trying to address overcrowding issues.
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