Call me crazy but I do too love flying with United. I don’t have Global Service status but with my 1K, I get treated very well already.

The “little” perks from having Economy Plus, getting on board earlier (which usually means getting off the plane earlier too), having a dedicated phone line plus people that “seem to know you” are for me what makes it.

I even go as far to pay the yearly fee for the United Clubs. Sure the US lounges are not as good as the European or Asian ones, but it is a nice “getaway” from the hustle and bustle of a busy airport.