United.com lists the following notice on the United Club page:
Effective January 1, 2013, United Club annual membership rates will increase by $25 and membership-with-spouse rates will increase by up to $100. Additionally, the three-year membership options will be discontinued. Current three-year memberships will be honored through their existing membership period.
The current rates are as follows:
That means the new costs for a one person membership will range from $400 for Premier 1Ks to $500 for general members.
United will also be discontinuing three year memberships, which represent a $250 savings over three years compared to buying them individually.
Anyway, if your United Club membership is expiring soon, this would be a good time to renew it. These price increases aren’t unreasonable, though why pay an extra $25 if you don’t have to…
(Tip of the hat to Frequently Flying)