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United lifetime club membership going away notice (is this UC or United.con Club?)

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Old Jun 10, 19, 9:23 am
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United lifetime club membership going away notice (is this UC or United.con Club?)

Any other lifetime United club members get an email today that they will no longer honor the membership ?
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Old Jun 10, 19, 9:25 am
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I sense a class action coming from this. If true, I don't get United would go this route. They don't sell those memberships anymore. Just wait it out.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 9:47 am
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We appreciate you being lifetime member of the United Club. However, weve decided to discontinue the program as of April 1st, 2021.

Your current membership expires in 30 days and we wont charge your credit card for renewal.

We hope you enjoyed your membership in the United Club and we look forward to seeing you on board soon
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Old Jun 10, 19, 9:48 am
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I've nt gotten email yet. Someone else who did said the message they received included this:

We appreciate you being lifetime member of the United Club. However, we’ve decided to discontinue the program as of April 1st, 2021.
Your current membership expires in 30 days and we won’t charge your credit card for renewal.
We hope you enjoyed your membership in the United Club and we look forward to seeing you on board soon



That doesn't make much sense to me -- that the program is over in about 2 years but lifetime memberships expire in 30 days...

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Old Jun 10, 19, 9:52 am
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Are you sure this is real? Aside from the grammatical error, ("you being [a} lifetime member"), why wouldn't they offer you a renewal? Smells like a spam or phishing email.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 9:52 am
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Originally Posted by Xyzzy View Post
I've nt gotten email yet. Someone else who did said the message they received included this:

We appreciate you being lifetime member of the United Club. However, weve decided to discontinue the program as of April 1st, 2021.
Your current membership expires in 30 days and we wont charge your credit card for renewal.
We hope you enjoyed your membership in the United Club and we look forward to seeing you on board soon


That doesn't make much sense to me -- that the program is over in about 2 years but lifetime memberships expire in 30 days...
Why would a lifetime membership include a renewal?

This sounds more like the United.com Club, not the United Club. The United Club definitely isnt going away, although they are making changes to the program even members need a same-day *A boarding pass (as detailed extensively in another thread).
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Old Jun 10, 19, 9:58 am
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Did anyone notice the date.......April 1st.

I have a lifetime membership purchased in the 90's. I haven't received the email cited by OP.

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Old Jun 10, 19, 10:02 am
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I hope its the United 25 dollar a year membership not the United club lounge .Its the lifetime part that makes the email confusing .
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Old Jun 10, 19, 10:10 am
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I agree -- the message seems more in line with the united.com club (which we know is going away) and less in line with the United Club. I was nt aware, though, that there ever were lifetime memberships to the united.com club. Did that come with the TravelBankl credit card? That's just another bit of weirdness.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 10:25 am
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Awkwardly-written, almost seems to me like spam. But the United.com Club explanation makes more sense.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 10:27 am
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My guess this is more likely
"TravelBank"- United.com Club & Gift Registry Q&A - No new/renewals as of 23 Apr 2019
but exceptionally poorly worded ( & lifetime?) and ending April 2020

and not related to UC membership and
Club member/one-time pass access changes Nov 1, 2019 (same day BP on UA or partner)

if it was phishing there would be links.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 10:40 am
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My guess this is more likely
"TravelBank"- United.com Club & Gift Registry Q&A - No new/renewals as of 23 Apr 2019
but exceptionally poorly worded ( & lifetime?) and ending April 2020

and not related to UC membership and
Club member/one-time pass access changes Nov 1, 2019 (same day BP on UA or partner)

if it was phishing there would be links.
Correct, this is NOT the lounge. It's the $25/year program that allows you to accrue $5 per booking into your TravelBank.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 10:55 am
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I bet the phone agents have been fielding irate phone calls all morning from lifetime United Club members.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 11:07 am
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Correct, this is NOT the lounge. It's the $25/year program that allows you to accrue $5 per booking into your TravelBank.
But we've known that was dead for a month r two... and to my knowledge there were no lifetime memberships associated with that. Still, that's really the only way this makes some semblance of sense.
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Old Jun 10, 19, 11:13 am
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But we've known that was dead for a month r two. ...
UA may be notifying those whose United.com Club membership is expiring this month

Hopefully they clean up the message before next month

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.. and to my knowledge there were no lifetime memberships associated with that. ....
yeah, that makes no sense
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