Four United Polaris Lounges Opening This Year

United failed to open a single Polaris business class lounge in 2017. As American opened four of its own business lounges between June and December, United was left only with its first Chicago outpost.

At the end of the year the airline even removed the timetable for Polaris lounge openings. The airline did say, however, that three Polaris lounges would open in 2018.

United Polaris Lounge Chicago

United Polaris Lounge Chicago

United is now telling employees, according to Skift‘s perspicacious Brian Sumers, that “lounges in San Francisco, Newark, and Houston will open this summer, with Los Angeles coming this fall.”

There’s no guarantee that the airline will hit this schedule, but it’s more aggressive than they had been willing to announce recently.

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  1. I hope this comes to pass! Being LA-based, transiting through O’Hare on Star Alliance flights was never very practical.

  2. I’ll believ it when I see it. Was told SFO would open in fall, then spring – now delayed again. UA clearly has no clue when it comes to construction contracting. If it is this bad in usA we will never see these lounges overseas

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