Posted February 4, 2009 by Carl Unger
United's Premier Line offering of add-on perks allows regular passengers to enjoy some of the benefits usually reserved for elite-level frequent flyers. For a cool $25, United will let you breeze through security, check-in, and boarding while the rest of the coach-flying hoi polloi wait in line.
While $25 is nothing to shake a stick at, it's not an exorbitant amount of money either, especially if you manage to score cheap airfare for your flight. And if you're the type of person who is always running a little late, or if you simply don't like airports, these perks will give you some peace of mind leading up to your flight.
Premier Line is available at 14 cities overall, including Chicago, Washington (Reagan and Dulles), Boston, New York (LaGuardia and Newark), and Los Angeles. United will sell only a limited number of Premier Line slots per hour in order to keep the express lines moving at actual express speeds.
Of course, elite-level frequent flyers, who log tens of thousands of miles each year to earn their benefits, aren't exactly singing United's praises following this decision. And who can blame them? After all that time spent in planes, at airports, and so on, shouldn't elite-level perks be set aside for elite-level passengers?
United says no. And for average Joes like us, that's the right answer.
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