I hate to sound cynical, but I’ve always assumed that most of United’s “Travel Options” are a big hoax. Who the heck is going to pay to have their bag shipped with Fedex, pay a substantial amount to use the elite security line and get priority boarding, and “accelerate” their miles while accelerating their debt? The only reasonable travel option is the Economy Plus upgrade, in my opinion, and even that is usually overpriced.
Well, today in the elite security line at SFO, the lady in front of me was holding her boarding pass in such a way that I could plainly see it. My vision sucks, so I read it as “Premier Life.” That didn’t make any sense to me. Million Miler would be Premier Executive for life, and it’s not noted on boarding passes like that. Of course I misread, and it really said “Premier Line.”
So there you have it folks. Someone actually paid $25+ for priority check-in (which is worthless), priority security (which was worthless today since both lines were long), and priority boarding, which couldn’t have been all that tempting given that she was in a middle seat in coach.