Lifetime Red Carpet Club Membership: Now is Your Chance!

Do you have a membership at the club away from the hubbub (yes... that was actually UA's marketing line for a some time)? If you're a member of the Red Carpet Club, and plan to be for the rest of your life, you can buy a lifetime membership again for a limited time. United did away with their lifetime memberships many years ago, but Continental has kept their President's Club memberships alive. The prices are listed here and pasted below.

Once the merger with Continental is complete, your lifetime membership at the President's Club will transfer over to the Red Carpet Club, so says the FAQ.

Personally, I'm not going to pay the $4k+ to get a lifetime membership. While that's a pretty good deal, I'm already at a half million miles. Once you hit 2 million, you get free red carpet club access for life. I think I'll get there...


I'm kicking my younger self for not taking advantage of a lifetime membership that was offered to UA employees in the 1990s. It was something like $700, and should have jumped on it when I worked there!

I'm definitely passing on $4600, though.

HNLH1K March 16, 2011 at 04:10 pm

I bought my RCC lifetime membership from the HNL RCC in 1984 for approx. $1200, because United gave 15,000 MP miles and 2 Lifetime RCC luggage tags (gold colored).

tom September 26, 2011 at 10:05 pm

United announced today that 2 million mile flyers will now be lifetime United Premier Platinums, a new category of people that fly between 75,000 and 99,999 miles a year. They will NO LONGER receive lifetime Red Carpet Club Membership. The ONLY way to get a lifetime RCC membership is to buy a lifetime CO PC membership as you suggested but it must be done by THIS FRIDAY 30 September 2011. Also, On 31 December, United will adjust lifetime mileage status for United flyers to include ALL bonus miles ever received meaning many people with 500,000 or more miles will instantly become lifetime United Premier Gold Million Mile Flyers (Premier Gold will be the new name for Premier Executive next year).

Mrs Koljonen Sukhan April 2, 2013 at 03:32 am

My husband has been a lifetime member of Red Carpet Club already. Can he apply a spouse lifetime member for me ? He had married many times and he has outdate marriage record.

Charles June 22, 2013 at 02:12 pm

I have moved out of the United Airlines Red Carpet area, and would like to trade my United Airlines lifetime + spouse for an American or USairways the same

Karen Benson March 29, 2014 at 01:40 am

Can a membership be purchased with miles?

albert parks June 9, 2014 at 09:42 pm

is a life time member card that was purchased in 1977 still valid

Charles House June 27, 2014 at 10:33 am

When USAirways merged with American I can no longer use my Lifetime Red Carpet Club I purchased me and my wife. I do not live close to a United Club. I would like to swap for American Club cars??

Charles House March 1, 2015 at 12:46 pm

I am looking to swap my Lifetime(spouse included) for like AA Admirals since I no longer live in a United club area???

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