As I mentioned a few days ago, I somehow wound up in first class on my Washington, DC to Frankfurt United flight last week. An international first class boarding pass granted me access to UA’s International First Class Lounge, located near the end of the C-Concourse at UA’s aging Dulles hub. I spent most of the afternoon in the lounge and provide the following picture report to demonstrate that UA does offer a decent lounge product for their first class guests.
Upon entering, I was warmly greeted by an agent and my name was checked off a list at the matron’s desk. At 12:45p, I was the only customer in the lounge and the food selection was untouched. I had just had a large breakfast and was looking forward to the dinner on my flight, so I didn’t try much during the afternoon, but I did have a plate of fruit and veggies, a couple ramekins of mixed nuts (not warmed), and five bottles of San Pellegrino.
The food selection, as you can see, was nothing to scoff at. Fruits, veggies, shrimp, sandwiches and wraps, hot soup, plenty of sweets, cheese and crackers, sliced meat, sushi, and a full self-serve bar.
In the months to come, I will provide reviews of UA’s International First Class lounges at San Francisco, Los Angeles, Chicago, and New York Kennedy.