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United raises lounge memberships rates for individuals and couples

@denschaal

Dec 27, 2012 12:03 am

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United plans on hitting up its loyal customer an additional amount for airport lounge access in 2013. The squeeze is on.

— Dennis Schaal

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It will become more expensive to take refuge in United Club lounges next year as the airline raised annual rates $25 for individuals and $100 for member-and-spouse packages.

For example, an annual membership for general members and Premium Platinum members would jump $25 to $475 and $400, respectively. That doesn’t include across-the-board $50 “initiation fees.”

Annual rates for members with spouses increase $100 in 2013 to $700 for general members and $650 for Premier Gold members, for example.

United is also discontinuing discounted three-year memberships, although current three-year memberships can run their course, the airline says.

Here’s a chart from United.com detailing the 2013 rates:

Membership Type General member Premier Silver Premier Gold Premier Platinum Premier 1K
New Member Initiation* $50 $50 $50 $50 $50
Annual $475 $450 $425 $400 $375
Annual with spouse $700 $675 $650 $600 $550
Three-Year $1,175 $1,100 $1,025 $950 $875
Three-Year with spouse $1,950 $1,850 $1,750 $1,650 $1,550

*There is a $50 initiation fee for all new or expired (more than 30 days past expiration) United Club memberships.

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