UNITED Airlines have a secret club for their highest spending flyers – but you have to be invited to be part of it.
From free upgrades to chauffeur service, we reveal some of the top services you can get if you're one of the lucky few.
The only catch is how much you have to spend with the airline to get invited, with some suggesting it costs upwards of $30,000 (£22,800).
The status is called the United Global Services, and comes with perks that other passengers remain blissfully unaware of.
One of the fanciest parts of the service is a personal transfer from the plane to the airport in a Mercedes Benz.
According to Flyertalk, this is only at certain airports and if you have a tight connection.
However, airports in Chicago, LA, San Francisco and Houston all come with this luxury service.
Priority free upgrades
If there are seats going in the cabin above you, such as in business class or first class, then you are the first one to be able to book them.
United Global Services passengers are alerted to them 120 hours before the flight, instead of just 24 hours with other frequent flyers.
Don't worry about getting bumped off flights or left stranded if they are cancelled either – Global Service travellers get the highest priority of re-accommodation or sold out flights.
Personal customer service
Need to speak to someone? The phone line for customer service goes directly for help.
The best customer service extends to being on the plane as well, with United Global Services passengers served their meals first if in business or first class.
They will even track your flights to make sure you make your connections.
Priority boarding and lounges
Passengers who have spent thousands with the airline aren't expected to be left waiting.
Both priority boarding and access to the United Club lounge, as well as at VIP lounges at certain airports including London Heathrow and Hong Kong, are included.
First class passengers have bragged about their fancy plane food, showing of the finest dining options.
One first class passenger was kicked off a flight for trying to send six alcoholic shots to some of his friends sitting in economy.
Frequent flyer Tom Stuker, who is a "mega-VIP" has revealed the perks he gets from free cocktails to exclusive lounges.
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