Ahead of the holidays, United Airlines will reopen four additional airport lounges. It will also discount the price of one-time club passes.
United Airlines Reopens More Airport Lounges
In late March, United Airlines shuttered most of its United Club lounges and all of its Polaris lounges for longhaul business class travelers. For months, United has maintained one lounge at its U.S. hubs.
But starting this month additional lounges will begin to open. United to plans to re-open the following four lounges:
- Denver – Gate B32 – November 1 (now open)
- Houston – Gate C1 – November 10 (now open)
- Washington Dulles – Gate D8 – November 18
- Honolulu – Diamond Head Concourse – November 21
Depending upon holiday traffic, United is preparing to open up additional lounges.
United Discounts Price Of United Club One-Time Pass
I’ve now been in several United lounges and they are simply not crowded; everyone has room to space out. Recognizing the reduced service available and lack of crowding, United is slashing the price of one-time passes from $59 to $39. Passes are available for purchase on the United mobile app or directly at the lounge.
What To Expect In United Club
As my recent review of the United Club in Los Angeles demonstrates, expect plenty of room to spread out but a much more limited selection of food and drink. Food and snack items are currently pre-packaged and available in accordance with local health guidelines. In Los Angeles and San Francisco, all food items are located in the bar and handed to passengers (versus a self-service buffet).
Bathrooms remain operational and United Clubs no longer have showers.
The most important benefit to an airline lounge has been for the assistance available during irregular operations like delays or cancellations. With a much more limited flight schedule, that plays a far less important role these days.
United is re-opening more airport lounges and has reduced the price of a one-time pass by $20 from $59 to $39. Remember, if you have a Chase United Explorer Card you receive two electronic lounge passes each year which will be attached to your MileagePlus account on the United mobile app.
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