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United Club membership now $650 effective 8/13/19

United Club membership now $650 effective 8/13/19

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Old Jun 21, 19, 6:50 pm
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Perhaps raising the price means UA can more from Chase for the lounge access privileges.
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Old Jun 21, 19, 6:53 pm
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Originally Posted by onthesam View Post
What would whomever you correspond with at Chase know at this point?
My card is up for renewal so I guess I will know soon. Perhaps I will at least get one more year at $450. If indeed it does jump to $650 I will dump it.
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Old Jun 21, 19, 7:04 pm
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Well if the effective date is mid August the release of info would be well known. I talked to Chass mgt that the Club Card fee isn’t being increased next month or in the near future. It appears the increase is when u purchase the membership directly from UA.... not from Chase
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Old Jun 21, 19, 7:08 pm
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To be clear:

Fact: UA has announced that membership (purchased from UA) will increase to $650 effective 8/13/19.

Speculation on this board (based in part on historic experience): The club card annual fee will increase soon.

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Old Jun 21, 19, 7:11 pm
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Originally Posted by sanfran8080 View Post
Well if the effective date is mid August the release of info would be well known. I talked to Chass mgt that the Club Card fee isn’t being increased next month or in the near future. It appears the increase is when u purchase the membership directly from UA.... not from Chase
If so great, I'll ride it for another year.
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Old Jun 21, 19, 7:51 pm
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Where’s ur proof??? I called chase mgt and they are saying something different
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Old Jun 21, 19, 11:41 pm
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Originally Posted by onthesam View Post
Fact: UA has announced that membership (purchased from UA) will increase to $650 effective 8/13/19.

Speculation on this board (based in part on historic experience): The club card annual fee will increase soon.
Originally Posted by sanfran8080 View Post
Where’s ur proof??? I called chase mgt and they are saying something different
We are speculating, based on past experience. No proof.
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Old Jun 21, 19, 11:48 pm
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Originally Posted by sanfran8080 View Post
Where’s ur proof??? I called chase mgt and they are saying something different
who in chase management do you call? Like the head of chase card services?
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Old Jun 22, 19, 5:06 am
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It’s hard to justify paying this amount out of BOS. This morning, I arrive for my yogurt/granola and I get styrofoam bowls and plastic utensils?? Really? Cheapens the whole experience, and not inspiring to re-up.
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Old Jun 22, 19, 6:32 am
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I used to pay for the club membership then my company gave me one as I traveled a lot. I found very little value in it. Can't imagine paying $650 a year for it.
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Old Jun 22, 19, 7:58 am
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I'm sure it has been said upthread, but the value is really troublesome in most locations that I would use - EWR and IAD.

IAD last week flying in Polaris, so access to the club by C8: very limited choice of house drinks, food was slightly improved (but nothing that made me want to eat it). And the place was packed, humid and like something out of a 70s airplane movie.

Slightly off topic, but I think if you have to suffer a normal club and are flying Polaris, you should at least get your choice of any of the booze without having to pay..that's the case in the Polaris lounges, so why not in this case? It could be policed by either a piece of paper handed out at check in to the club, or bar tender review of bp, which would be less efficient I guess.
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Old Jun 22, 19, 8:09 am
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I got my news from the chase ceo last night in bed
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Old Jun 22, 19, 8:18 am
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Originally Posted by LimeyFlyer View Post
Slightly off topic, but I think if you have to suffer a normal club and are flying Polaris, you should at least get your choice of any of the booze without having to pay..that's the case in the Polaris lounges, so why not in this case? It could be policed by either a piece of paper handed out at check in to the club, or bar tender review of bp, which would be less efficient I guess.
AA does this. If you are in an Admiral Club but flying a Flagship-eligible itinerary you get drink chits for premium drinks.
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Old Jun 22, 19, 8:43 am
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Originally Posted by LimeyFlyer View Post
Slightly off topic, but I think if you have to suffer a normal club and are flying Polaris, you should at least get your choice of any of the booze without having to pay..that's the case in the Polaris lounges, so why not in this case? It could be policed by either a piece of paper handed out at check in to the club, or bar tender review of bp, which would be less efficient I guess.
Oh great, then we'd have a massive thread on FT about whether or not to tip the bartender when using the free drink coupons...
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Old Jun 22, 19, 9:12 am
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Originally Posted by threeoh View Post
AA does this. If you are in an Admiral Club but flying a Flagship-eligible itinerary you get drink chits for premium drinks.
Thx.. good to know, and we live in hope that will eventually be implemented by UA.

Originally Posted by jgreen1024 View Post
Oh great, then we'd have a massive thread on FT about whether or not to tip the bartender when using the free drink coupons...
Lol.. now that is one of the easier questions to answer: with another free drink coupon of course! :-)

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