Is pricing for United Lounge dynamic? Does it ever sell out?

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AA turns people down consistently for day passes during meltdowns or even busy times at a hum. Pricing is not dynamic over there, and I cannot imagine it is for UA. If your new flight is already confirmed, just go spend the money at an airport restaurant, unless you have to work. If you’re still on standby or hoping to go that route, lounge agents are much better equipped than anyone else in the airport to solve problems

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Lounges do sell out but more for people with like priority pass or something who wont be allowed in to let united pass holders in. If they are reallyyy at capacity, they’ll turn you away if you just have a pass but ive rarely seen that. It is also a flat rate- no dynamic pricing.

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Booked a connecting flight, with 1hr layover. United canceled the 2nd leg, and now I have a 4-hr layover. United couldn’t give me access to lounge, but gave me some $$ as a comp.

I will likely buy the lounge, but see it’s non-refundable.

Holding out hope original flight may return (in which case I won’t need lounge).

So questions… #1 - does lounge ever sell out? #2 - any dynamic pricing?

Otherwise, I think I will wait til week before flight to book

It does sell out/they stop selling day passes once it gets to a certain occupancy percentage. People with a United card get preference over those who do not have one, but people flying business or first reign supreme.

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There have always been capacity limits. Members get priority, and if there’s weather causing delays they usually put out a sign saying that anyone with a 1x pass is just out of luck.

Most of the time you’ll be fine though.

I have star alliance gold with Turkish airlines so that gets in me. Never been denied entry regardless of how full the lounge was, though sometimes there are no seats available at all.

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