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United Club Lounge Access for 17 year old passenger

United Club Lounge Access for 17 year old passenger

  1. Rohit Deshpande

    Hi guys so my son will be traveling out of LAX to Chicago in under 2 weeks on July 28th and I told him I’d get him a United club lounge one day pass to go before his flight since he did very very well on his SAT and this is our kind of “gift” to him. But terms and conditions say you have to be 18 to access. Is that only for membership people or everyone? He is 17 years and less than half a year from turning 18. Is there any way any exception can be made to this? I really don’t want to let him down on my promise and it’s my fault for not reading first but still. Thanks, guys.

  2. David W

    It’s probably going to be up to the agent at the entrance to the lounge

  3. Rohit Deshpande

    [QUOTE=”David W, post: 34631, member: 29″]It’s probably going to be up to the agent at the entrance to the lounge[/QUOTE]
    But then I would have to gamble now whether to buy the pass or not. Because I won’t be airside with him so I can’t do anything there. Also, these are nonrefundable so if the lounge agent says no, then that’s $59 gone down the drain. Would it help to call United or email the United club lounge team? Being loyal to United I can certainly say I am uncertain about whether I’d get the nicest person on the planet to talk to or the most brutal of all.

  4. rickyw

    Kind of tough since it is nonrefundable. I’ve seen reports that you can resell them on eBay and at least recoup some of the money. Or just hold on to, I’m sure your son will travel again once he is 18?

    I’ve definitely been asked for ID before when entering a lounge (not for age, but for identification). If that happens, most lounge agents would probably have to not let him in once they see his license or passport.

  5. Rohit Deshpande

    [QUOTE=”rickyw, post: 34657, member: 1436″]Kind of tough since it is nonrefundable. I’ve seen reports that you can resell them on eBay and at least recoup some of the money. Or just hold on to, I’m sure your son will travel again once he is 18?

    I’ve definitely been asked for ID before when entering a lounge (not for age, but for identification). If that happens, most lounge agents would probably have to not let him in once they see his license or passport.[/QUOTE]
    Hi Ricky, yes the frequent traveling will always be there. He turns 18 in January and this would have just been a treat for doing well on his SAT. Now whenever he travels with me we can always access the United clubs if they are there because I am Star Alliance gold so buying the club pass now and not being able to use it is a waste, but the LAX one I have not been to since its renovation and I wanted to let him have a good time by himself since it looks much better than any other club lounge I’ve been to. But if access is a no no for him by himself, then I’ll just hold off on buying it. I’ll let him know, he won’t mind things like that at all.

  6. rickyw

    Actually, now that I think about it. Instead of buying and then reselling if you can’t use it, why not just buy one that is already being re-sold? That way if he is denied access, it’s not as bad?

    This one is available for less than $30…

    [URL]http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-or-more-United-Club-One-Time-Pass-E-DELIVERY-available-Expiring-5-31-2018-/152590194425?hash=item23871596f9:g:RcwAAOSwbtVZQ-Uh[/URL]

    Tiffany/Lucky, no idea if buying/selling lounge passes is allowed so sorry in advance for posting if it’s a no-no. Please feel free to remove 🙂

  7. Rohit Deshpande

    [QUOTE=”rickyw, post: 34662, member: 1436″]Actually, now that I think about it. Instead of buying and then reselling if you can’t use it, why not just buy one that is already being re-sold? That way if he is denied access, it’s not as bad?

    This one is available for less than $30…

    [URL]http://www.ebay.com/itm/1-or-more-United-Club-One-Time-Pass-E-DELIVERY-available-Expiring-5-31-2018-/152590194425?hash=item23871596f9:g:RcwAAOSwbtVZQ-Uh[/URL]

    Tiffany/Lucky, no idea if buying/selling lounge passes is allowed so sorry in advance for posting if it’s a no-no. Please feel free to remove :)[/QUOTE]
    Hey Ricky, thanks for your reply again. Actually between your last reply and now, United Lounge services responded to my email. In short, they said no. Also they did mention that they “like to accommodate customers’ request but are unable to do so in this instance”. Which is a complete lie coming from UA but that’s not important right now. Also it is against UA policy to sell lounge passes so the eBay link person is doing so illegally as per UA’s policy. Anyways whenever he’s with me we can always use the lounges from my status. One time is alright not a big deal and he’s perfectly fine with that, which I can’t appreciate much more from that. Thanks for your help Ricky.

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