Does United Club ask for ID to verify age before entering?

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  1. rob01

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    I recently received a couple United Club passes from an Explorer card sign up bonus. Apparently one must be 21 or older to redeem which is an issue for me. Do United Clubs ask for ID to check age? Does this also apply for United Clubs outside the US where the drinking age is under under 21?
     
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    all airline clubs will usually ask for id just to confirm that the person entering is the one entitled to. if you are traveling with someone over 21, perhaps they can use the pass and bring you in as a guest. I always took my kids into the clubs when they were underage as my guests.
     
  3. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    No guests allowed with those one-time passes. One per person.
     
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    So in the commercial, is that dude giving his other pass to his buddy? Generous...
     
  5. davef139

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    I am not always asked, and sometimes a bp works. They seem to only look at name anyways
     
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    BTW... welcome to MP. Hope you enjoy your time here.
     
  7. HaveMilesWillTravel
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    He should have gotten two. So he can do that once per year. I think the commercial is a bit misleading because if I didn't know any better, I'd think the Explorer card gets you into the Club whenever you want.
     
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    Oh right, where are my manners. Welcome to MP, rob01!
     
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    It's a stupid commercial.
     
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    They might check an ID for name verification, so the age might be caught there. However, if you have a normal membership, I don't think it would be an issue unless you looked very young. I haven't been asked for an ID on a plane except on one occasion, and never in a club.
     
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  11. rob01

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    Thanks everyone :) I guess it can't hurt to give it a try.
     
  12. Photonerd71

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    You could always upgrade the card to the Presidential Plus card (i know it has a new name, but I'm too lazy to look it up. Plus mine is the old one with flex eqms) and comes with an annual united club membership. (Along with a higher annual fee).
     
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    I don't know what would happen with the passes, but, IME they only ask for an ID if you check-in with a membership card. If they scan your boarding pass, they haven't asked for an ID in a while. I assume the thinking is that if you have the BP inside security you must have shown your ID to the TSA. The flipside being that the membership card is rather portable and sharable.
     
  14. Wandering Aramean
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    Rules say you have to be 21 to have a membership, CC or otherwise. Just because you get the CC doesn't mean they'll honor the membership.
    There is a difference between the legacy UA and CO clubs in this regard. I wouldn't bet on things going particularly well consistently.
     
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    They actually implemented this rule relatively recently when they combined the PC and RCC (October 1, 2011).

    "The age requirement for membership is 21. For the fewer than 30 members that this impacts, membership will continue to be honored, but, will not be renewable (yes, it really is fewer than 30)."

    For now, it seems like there are still a few people under 21 that are still able to access the clubs.
     
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    OK, didn't know this. Then again i passed that milepost a "while" ago. :)
     

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