With Delta increasing it’s prices on 1 March 2013, and the USAirways / American Airlines merger announced, I thought I would have a look at comparison of costs for membership of their airport clubs.
Many elite members of non-US based airlines get in to the clubs either when they are travelling internationally the same day, or because their airline has less restrictions on entry than the US carrier does. Having sold these memberships for years before Star Alliance was a twinkle in anyone’s eye, they provide important revenue streams. Prices, however have gone up significantly in recent years, with Delta announcing a $50 increase from 1 March 2013.
The new prices are shown above.
Some clubs offer tester packages – notably USAirways who offer a $120 90-day trial, Delta who offers a 30-day pass for $90, and American who offers 30-days for $99. These can often be off-set against a full membership.
Many clubs offer $50 pay-on-the-door admissions.