I understand that the $9 club is not part of the new credit card. I have a flight booked in Sept. using points from my Barclay card (their old credit card) and also using $9 club. I have read and read on their website and spoken to three people but no one can tell me if i do not have the 'new' card and do not join their overpriced $9 club will that jeopardize my booking? like paying for luggage or something and not using their card when the original flight was pretty much paid for with points and a credit. does anyone know? i really just don't want another credit card or to pay $59 for the club when i rarely fly.