Roll out the Red Carpet

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.

About Jamie Todd Rubin

Jamie Todd Rubin writes fiction and nonfiction for a variety of publications including Analog, Clarkesworld, The Daily Beast, 99U, Daily Science Fiction, Lightspeed, InterGalactic Medicine Show, and several anthologies. He was featured in Lifehacker’s How I Work series. He has been blogging since 2005. By day, he manages software projects and occasionally writes code. He lives in Arlington, Virginia with his wife and three children. Find him on Twitter at @jamietr.