During a recent mileage run through Las Vegas, I had a chance to visit the United Club both in the morning and evening, a club with kind staff and plenty of space to spread out.
United Club Las Vegas (LAS) Review
I have access to United Airlines’ network of airport lounges, called United Clubs, thanks to my Air Canada 75K status (which itself was matched from United). That gives me access each time I fly on United, no matter the destination or class of service. I hope this year to review every United Club in the system.
Location + Hours + Access
This LAS United Club is located in Terminal 3, Concourse D, between Gates 33 and 35. It is open daily from 4:30am to 10:30pm. From the concourse, you can take either an elevator or stairs up to the lounge, located on the third floor, which is six flights up!
Access is reserved for United Club members, Chase United Club Visa holders, Star Alliance Gold travelers, and international business or first class passengers traveling on any Star Alliance flight.
Furthermore, one-time passes are accepted. These are distributed to Chase MileagePlus Explorer credit card holders or can be purchased at the door for $59. Note that if you hold a Star Alliance Gold card from United Airlines (Premier Gold or higher), you can only access the lounge when traveling in conjunction with an international itinerary.
Those who have a Star Gold card from other programs (like me) can use the lounge when traveling on any Star Alliance flight in any class of service. Also note that from LAS, United does not give premium cabin passengers access on domestic flights without status.
After checking your credentials, you’ll find the lounge is one large room, with a food and bar area on the left side and seating on the right. This is a former Continental Airlines lounge but has been refreshed with new furniture and more power and USB-A ports.
Food + Drink
Complimentary self-service food is available from a buffet. Breakfast selections included:
- Freshly-cut fruit
- Hardboiled eggs
- Sandwiches (eggs, sausage)
Lunch and dinner selections included:
- Soup (broccoli cheese)
- String cheese
- Freshly-cut fruit
- Cake (chocolate)
Soft drinks, juice, water, tea, and coffee are complimentary, as are select beer, wine, and spirits. You can review the liquor menu here:
The staff here were very friendly, welcoming me as if I was family (even though I cannot recall ever seeing them before). When I was there in the evening and had the lounge to myself, the bartender walked up to me and asked if I wanted anything to do drink (I declined, but appreciated the proactive service!).
The lounge has clean restrooms, but no showers (no United Clubs currently have showers in the USA).
I appreciate United Clubs at outstations like Las Vegas and found this a better alternative than The Club, though the American Express Centurion Lounge is the superior lounge (in terms of food and drinks, though the downside is it is often far more crowded). I look forward to returning to this lounge.