I’m pretty sure most of us were shaking our heads in January when United raised Red Carpet Club membership fees substantially in the middle of a recession. Well, they’ve just lowered them back down, in some cases close to the cost of earlier in the year and in some cases even lower. You can find the breakdown here.
While the 1K membership fee is $25 higher than it was in January, membership is either the same price as it previously was or cheaper for other membership levels. Not surprisingly the membership costs are now in line with Continental.
The one thing that’s ridiculous is the cost of spousal membership fees. It used to be a minimal premium, while it’s now $175-225. Insane!
Oh, and still no sign of free alcohol, it seems….