For a few years, I have gone back and forth trying to decide whether or not to join United’s Red Carpet Club. I fly frequently enough to make it worthwhile, but I have hesitated because I tend to get to the airport later than I used to and the benefits may not entirely outweigh the cost.
Well, tonight, I finally joined. What pushed me over the edge was a special offer that included 5,000 bonus miles for joining. That, plus the fact that I can use the clubs in both Dulles and London/Heathrow. That means I can get to the airport earlier, not rush, and then relax in the clubs until my flights are ready to board, which is nice.
I have my temporary membership card and should be receiving my permanent one in a few weeks.