A major point of discussion given the upcoming Continental and United partnership/alliance has been lounge access, since Continental’s Presidents Clubs are far superior to United’s Red Carpet Clubs.
While Continental and Northwest have liberal lounge access rules when it comes to accessing partner lounges, I speculated that it would be a bit different with United, since Continental’s lounges are superior in every way to United’s, while that wasn’t the case with Continental and Northwest.
Well, maybe I was wrong. Check this out. Basically Red Carpet Club members and United international first and business class passengers will now be able to access the Presidents Club in Las Vegas. While this is only one location, it seems to suggest that we might see more of this in the future.
This could mean that once the alliance is finalized, Red Carpet Club members could have access to the Presidents Clubs, even when traveling on United, as opposed to just when traveling on Continental.
That would be great news!