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Welcome to this thread to ask your basic, simple questions about United Airlines, its operations, or the MileagePlus program. We know that the airline is complex and weíve created this thread for new and veteran members to ask those basic questions about United Airlines that you think must have an easy answer but just canít find it or arenít sure where to look.

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Old Apr 3, 19, 10:34 am
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I'm a lifetime United Club member. Over the years they send out a new membership card whenever there is a branding change. Just out of curiosity does anyone know if annual members still receive physical cards? I know UA Golds no longer receive cards.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 10:37 am
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
No
The OP is asking about waitlisting on the LAX-YYZ leg operated by AC and then continuing to ADD on ET.
Thanks. I realized that when I re-read the post, but the damage was done
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Old Apr 3, 19, 10:40 am
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Originally Posted by worldwidedreamer View Post
I'm a lifetime United Club member. Over the years they send out a new membership card whenever there is a branding change. Just out of curiosity does anyone know if annual members still receive physical cards? I know UA Golds no longer receive cards.
Yes, I received mine yesterday.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 10:40 am
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Originally Posted by worldwidedreamer View Post
I'm a lifetime United Club member. Over the years they send out a new membership card whenever there is a branding change. Just out of curiosity does anyone know if annual members still receive physical cards? I know UA Golds no longer receive cards.
UC members are presently provided a UC card. As it is the only way to get admission to partner clubs -- UC membership is not reflected in the PNR or BP.
There is a UC membership virtual card in the app, so perhaps in the future, this could change.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 12:06 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
UC members are presently provided a UC card. As it is the only way to get admission to partner clubs -- UC membership is not reflected in the PNR or BP.
There is a UC membership virtual card in the app, so perhaps in the future, this could change.
Did not know UC membership was not reflected in the PNR. You'd think that adding *A Lounge would be a reasonable change to the database along with adding *G.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 12:14 pm
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Originally Posted by worldwidedreamer View Post
Did not know UC membership was not reflected in the PNR. You'd think that adding *A Lounge would be a reasonable change to the database along with adding *G.
PNR and BP information content are an industry-wide standard form (although there are some free field areas), so would not expect any change in these for this corner case situation. If UA decided to go cardless, the virtual card or reporting via *A system based on your MP account would be more likely approaches.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
PNR and BP information content are an industry-wide standard form (although there are some free field areas), so would not expect any change in these for this corner case situation. If UA decided to go cardless, the virtual card or reporting via *A system based on your MP account would be more likely approaches.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 12:27 pm
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Originally Posted by worldwidedreamer View Post
Did not know UC membership was not reflected in the PNR. You'd think that adding *A Lounge would be a reasonable change to the database along with adding *G.
Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
PNR and BP information content are an industry-wide standard form (although there are some free field areas), so would not expect any change in these for this corner case situation. If UA decided to go cardless, the virtual card or reporting via *A system based on your MP account would be more likely approaches.
Worth noting that in all *A, there are only two carriers (UA and AC) which offer paid lounge access subscriptions that grant *A lounge access. So I can see why it's not risen to the level of alliance-wide BP coding.
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Old Apr 3, 19, 5:18 pm
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Hey,

I'm not sure if this belongs in this thread, but does UA have any specific restrictions against using wireless headsets during an international or domestic flight?
The headsets arnt bluetooth, but use a Logitech USB adapter for its wireless functionality.

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Old Apr 3, 19, 5:41 pm
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Originally Posted by CyberiumShadow View Post
Hey,

I'm not sure if this belongs in this thread, but does UA have any specific restrictions against using wireless headsets during an international or domestic flight?
The headsets arnt bluetooth, but use a Logitech USB adapter for its wireless functionality.

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BT and Wifi are allowed. There is a general statement that other receivers and /or transmitters are not allowed.
The Logitech USA/Headset are in the same general frequency range as BT / Wifi and about the same radiated power. I doubt you will be challenged.

See the inflight Hemispheres magazine -- April issue, page 122 - Use of personal electronic devices
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Old Apr 3, 19, 5:57 pm
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I play my Nintendo switch using the pro controller (which is wireless). I've never had anyone say anything. Better to ask forgiveness than permission.

Best travel gadget I ever bought. I put on some noise cancelling headphones, prop the switch up on the tray table, fire up a game, and a 6-12 hr flight is over before I know it. I may start mileage running just to get some game time in
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Old Apr 3, 19, 6:48 pm
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FAs may ask you to not use during safety demonstration, but otherwise you should be okay.
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Old Apr 4, 19, 3:11 am
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I have a biz saver itinerary - three segment flight. I selected a seat duirng booking for the long haul AU-LAX but since yesterday the seat map is completely greyed out for this flight. If I do a new search (paid ticket) the 'seats' display is wide open, but through my booking only my seat shows. I have conformed there have been no scheudle changes.

Never seen this before.
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Old Apr 4, 19, 4:29 pm
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Originally Posted by VegasGambler View Post
I play my Nintendo switch using the pro controller (which is wireless). I've never had anyone say anything. Better to ask forgiveness than permission.

Best travel gadget I ever bought. I put on some noise cancelling headphones, prop the switch up on the tray table, fire up a game, and a 6-12 hr flight is over before I know it. I may start mileage running just to get some game time in
If I saw anyone using a switch, my question would be what they're playing, not if they can turn off the wireless controller.

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Old Apr 4, 19, 4:29 pm
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Anywho, does anyone know how to find when UA starts/stops their seasonal service? I don't see it on the routemap like I used to.

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