I’ve got one last United Club pass that expires later this month and I want to find the right person to give it to.
No, I’m not going to have a contest or sweepstakes on the blog…at least not for this particular lounge pass. Instead, I want to make someone’s day a little brighter at LAX before my next flight.
While Chase has done away with paper club passes (they are instead affixed to your account on the United app), World of Hyatt still sent out two paper club passes earlier this year when I re-qualified for Globalist status. I used one, but still have one remaining that expires on 12/31. Thus, I can easily hand it to the right person.
But who is a worthy contender? A young student traveling home for the holidays? A stressed business traveler? Or maybe a mother with a baby? The difficulty will be in finding a solo traveler who has a layover long enough to justify visiting the lounge.
I’ve given away passes before and tend to give them to senior citizens. That’s easier when done in pairs, because it is rare to see an elderly person traveling alone…unless she is trying to defraud American Airlines.
I know airport lounges are supposed to be sanctuaries of solitude, but I cannot discount how helpful lounges are when we travel with little Augustine. Thus, I like the idea of finding a mother with child.
But we sadly in live in a trust-deficit world. Suspicions are easily aroused and I don’t want to be seen as the creeper inviting a young woman to a lounge when I will be there myself.
So I’m facing a bit of a quandary. What do you think?