I just qualified for Star Gold for the first time, and I'm not sure I understand lounge access properly. Can you help? One of the benefits is "Airport Lounge Access - available worldwide for you and a friend when you travel with any Star Alliance member airline, regardless of your class of travel." If I get lounge access with my card, is there any purpose in renewing my United Club membership when it's up? It seems Star Gold gives me this benefit for free?