United Airlines Re-Opening More Clubs, Discounting Days Passes

United Airlines is re-opening more United Clubs.

  • Denver (B32 lounge actually re-opened November 1, B44 was already open)
  • Houston (Gate C1 opens November 10, R11 is already open)
  • Washington Dulles (Gate D8 November 18, C7 is already open)
  • Honolulu (November 21)

This will give United 11 open clubs. They’ll also be offering “more pre-packaged fresh food items” at Denver, Chicago and Honolulu “including breakfast partfaits, sandwiches, wraps, salads, desserts…”

One time passes valid for a year are currently discounted to $39 rather than $59. In the Before Times hub clubs were sometimes too busy to even accept pay-in guests, but club members are disproportionately business travelers and frequent flyers are are underrepresented among flyers today compared to once a year customers.

As with other airline clubs, United is taking distancing and other precautions in their clubs.

I give tremendous credit to United for running aircraft auxiliary power units during boarding and deplaning in order to circulate fresh air and take advantage of superior air filtration during the pandemic. I also like utilizing airline clubs. The airport doesn’t have the same air handling as most aircraft, and crowded indoor areas are undesirable. So if a club has plenty of space that’s a better place to wait. As a general matter being in separate indoor spaces rather than contiguous spaces seems to be prophylactic.

About Gary Leff

Gary Leff is one of the foremost experts in the field of miles, points, and frequent business travel - a topic he has covered since 2002. Co-founder of frequent flyer community InsideFlyer.com, emcee of the Freddie Awards, and named one of the "World's Top Travel Experts" by Conde' Nast Traveler (2010-Present) Gary has been a guest on most major news media, profiled in several top print publications, and published broadly on the topic of consumer loyalty. More About Gary »

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Comments

  1. Now they just need to restore the Lifetime benefits that I paid big money for in the 1990’s. Namely access whenever I want, not only when I have a United or Star boarding pass. Loyalty is a two-way street.

  2. Was there something awhile back about day passes being extended past their expiration date? I have a couple which expire soon, and before I’ll be on a plane. Just wondering.

  3. Amen to circulating the air while boarding. Pissed me off while loading 2 delta mainline flights displaying the accolades of circulation in as little as 2 minutes all the while they elected to coat case and not run the circulation. F that. Putting profits before passengers. Bad bad bad

  4. I don’t see anywhere on the United website or United app with the new, lower United Club day pass of $39 dollars and only see $59. Was this discount only for a short period or has not been implemented yet? Thank you.

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