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Discussion in 'United Airlines | MileagePlus' started by Jett Rink, Nov 28, 2012.
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The towers of Kibble must be costing them too much incremental revenue. I for one won't purchase a membership with the current offerings in place when competitors have a superior product in their Lounges in comparison.
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I renewed this year, but won't next year.
The only way I will renew next year, given what offerings the UA Club currently has is if they officially re-instate the miles option. And even then, it's a "maybe".
Their food offerings never change and are not very good. The WIFI is often overloaded where I can't do anything and much of the furniture needs refurbishment.
For all that, they want to raise the price?
US Airways charges 325.00 for a year membership if you are Chairman's. UA charges 1k 375.00 (and then next year 400.00). Doesn't add up as a good value to me.
Now if UA said they were going to start serving real food in the club, like sandwiches, do a WIFI infrastructure overhaul and replace all the old furniture next year, maybe I would re-consider.
Tilamook cheese stock down 5% on the news.
I am only going to pay this price increase if you promise these things:
There must still be ChexMix. After a long day of meetings and grinding out business deals I am usually starving, and nothing hits the spot like ChexMix.
The lounges must continue to be standing room only... If I am going to eat all of that ChexMix, I should burn calories by having to stand for an hour or two.
Please make sure the only alcohol worth drinking is still a $6 upgrade.
Lastly, no furniture updates please. Have you been in some of the other lounges by other airlines with that clean modern furniture? Yuck! I like the furniture I sit in after a long day of travel to remind me of my grandmother's house.
This, including the old news that the UC membership fee is going up, is a recurrent topic that has now spread over several threads. See for example here.
Those who followed those threads will know that the way to get a UC membership these days it to apply for the Chase United Club visa card because you get the UC membership AND the option to pay for it with miles. This post has the goods.
Clearly their business plan is to drive everyone to the credit card option. UA can off-load certain membership expenses on Chase while receiving a fairly predictable cash flow. Chase gets very high quality, low default rate credit card customers.
That's awfully generous of you to call it "cheese".