United Club – PHL

  • United Club - PHL

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  • United Club - PHL

    © loungereview.com

  • United Club - PHL

    © loungereview.com

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  • Ah, the United Club at Philadelphia Airport. Ring the bell to enter, and then prepare to experience a blast from the past. Old furniture, wooden panels, lamps that were probably designed in the 70s, and old-style CRT information screens. Some will find the space charming; most will probably find it depressing, especially when the club is crowded, which tends to happen on a regular basis due to the small size of the space. The insufficient or inoperative air conditioning adds a special touch to the overall experience.

    The few amenities include a recently renovated bathroom, an old-fashioned wooden bar (which may fit better in a pub than in an airport lounge), and a few work cubicles. The food and drink selection are in line with the standard domestic United Club offer: continental breakfast and limited basic snacks.

    The bottom line on the United Club at Philadelphia Airport: if you’re a United Club member or are flying on a premium fare, this is merely a place to sit with complimentary coffee and Wi-Fi. We wish there were alternative options, but unfortunately there are none at this time. If you’re thinking of purchasing access, don’t.

    The pluses
    • The charming old fashioned bar.
    The minuses
    • The dated facility and furniture.
    • The lack of power outlets.
    • The crowds.
  • All food items are complimentary. Soft drinks, house wines and well drinks are complimentary, while premium are available for purchase. All selections and pricing are subject to change.

    Breakfast (until approximately 10am)

    • Banana nut breakfast bread, mini corn muffin, selection of bagels, sliced whole wheat bread, rye bread and white bread, served with butter, cream cheese and preserves.
    • Fresh cut honeydew and cantaloupe.
    • Rotating: fresh blackberries, fresh cut pineapple, orange segments, minted grapefruit segments.
    • Whole apples and bananas.
    • Greek vanilla yoghurt.
    • Granola.
    • Selection of cereals: Raisin Bran, Cheerios, Special K and Corn Flakes; whole milk, semi-skimmed milk.
    • Orange juice, grapefruit juice, cranberry juice.
    • Assorted teas with steeping ingredients: honey, lemon, fresh mint, sliced ginger
    • Citrus infused water (lemon, orange, lime)
    • Rotating infused waters: Cucumber mint; Mango and ginger; Strawberry basil; Watermelon; Apple and mint; Cranberry lime.

    Lunch menu

    • Rotating soup 1: Chicken corn chowder with sweet peppers, mushroom onion bisque; Cheddar cheese and beer; Chicken noodle; Beef pot roast; Butternut squash; Beef barley.
    • Rotating soup 2: Mushroom onion bisque; Roasted vegetable; Southwestern vegetarian chili; Broccoli and cheddar; Italian wedding; Roasted tomato and red pepper.
    • Fresh chopped herbs, chopped green onions, croutons, baked tortilla strips, whole wheat crackers, whole wheat roll, and seeded parker house roll.
    • Salads: Spring, romaine, kale mixed green; Chopped tomatoes; Sliced red onions; Sliced cucumbers; Shredded carrots, served with LF ranch, honey mustard, olive oil and balsamic vinegar.
    • Rotating signature composed salads: Tuscan bean; Honey bean barley; Wheat berry crunch; Cranberry quinoa and pumpkin; Tri‐color chickpea; Pad Thai.
    • Rotating desserts: Lemon bars, Toffee brownie bites; Oreo brownie bites; Blondie bites; Melt-a-way bar; Carrot cake bars.
    • Double chocolate chip cookies.
    • Whole apples and bananas.

    Afternoon menu

    • Cheeses: Swiss, Cheddar.
    • Rotating artisanal feature item: Wheel of parmesan; Chandoka; Smoked gouda; Fontina; Brie; Ementhaler.
    • Crudites: carrot sticks, celery sticks, cucumber slices, ranch dressing, blue cheese dressing.
    • Mediterranean board: prosciutto, chorizo, salami, mortadella, served with capers, gherkins, whole grain Pomery mustard, sliced baguettes.
    • Mediterranean board rotating options: Sopressata, Capicola; Bresaola; Pate or terrine.
    • Snack mix: 4 hour power trail mix (cashews, pumpkin seeds, golden raisons, dried blueberries.)
    • Hydration station: citrus infused water (lemon, orange, lime.)
    • Rotating infused waters: Cucumber mint; Mango and ginger; Strawberry basil; Watermelon; Apple and mint; Cranberry lime.

    Complimentary drinks

    • Water, soft drinks and juices.
    • Red Bull and Red Bull sugar free.
    • Coffee, espresso, latte, cappuccino, tea, hot chocolate.
    • House red and white wines.
    • Prosecco: Mionetto.
    • Vodka: Smirnoff.
    • Red Gin: Beefeater.
    • Rum: Don Q.
    • Whiskey: Evan Williams, Black Label.
    • Scotch: Cutty Sark.
    • Beer: Miller Lite or Coors Lite, Budweiser.

    Premium cocktails

    • That Toddlin’ Town: Chicago distilled Koval Four Grain Whiskey, Rare Tea Cellar Sicilian Blood Orange Tea, Balsam American Amaro, Strawberry, Citrus and Mint: $10
    • The Hanky Panky: A modern twist on the classic 1903 cocktail first introduced at London’s Savoy Hotel American Bar Hendrick’s Gin, Blood Orange, Sweet Vermouth, Fernet Branca, and Rosemary: $10
    • Basil Raspberry Margarita: Delightfully refreshing with a hint of the unexpected Patron Reposado, Lemon, Lime, Cointreau, Pure Agave, Raspberry Puree, fresh Basil & Salt Schmear on the side: $10
    • Mule Cocktails: A delicious combination of house-made ginger beer, juicy lime and any spirt of your choice topped with aromatic bitters: $10
    • Texas Mule: Tito’s Handmade Vodka and Angostura Bitters: $3
    • Spicy & Stormy: Captain Morgan Rum and Dale DeGroff Aromatic Bitters: $3
    • Orange Ginger: Veuve Cliquot Champagne and Regan’s Orange Bitters: $3
    • London Buck: Bombay Sapphire Gin and Regan’s Orange Bitters: $3
    • Presbyterian: The Duke Whiskey and Angostura Bitters: $3
    • Moscow Mule: Grey Goose and Angostura Bitters Grand Marnier Float: $3

    Premium beers and wines

    White wines
    Red wine

    Premium spirits

    Bourbon, Whiskey & Rye
    Scotch & Cognac

  • You may have access to United Club as a premium customer of one of the following airlines, or as an elite member of their frequent flyer program. Check the Access rules tab for more details.

    Star Alliance

    Access for eligible customers traveling on any Star Alliance member airline.

    ANA (NH)ANA (NH)Adria Airways (JP)Adria Airways (JP)Aegean (A3)Aegean (A3)
    Air Canada (AC)Air Canada (AC)Air China (CA)Air China (CA)Air India (AI)Air India (AI)
    Air New Zealand (NZ)Air New Zealand (NZ)Asiana (OZ)Asiana (OZ)Austrian (OS)Austrian (OS)
    Avianca (AV)Avianca (AV)Brussels Airlines (SN)Brussels Airlines (SN)Copa Airlines (CM)Copa Airlines (CM)
    Croatia Airlines (OU)Croatia Airlines (OU)EVA Air (BR)EVA Air (BR)Egyptair (MS)Egyptair (MS)
    Ethiopian Airlines (ET)Ethiopian Airlines (ET)LOT Polish Airlines (LO)LOT Polish Airlines (LO)Lufthansa (LH)Lufthansa (LH)
    SAS (SK)SAS (SK)SWISS (LX)SWISS (LX)Shenzhen Airlines (ZH)Shenzhen Airlines (ZH)
    Singapore Airlines (SQ)Singapore Airlines (SQ)South African Air (SA)South African Air (SA)TAP Air Portugal (TP)TAP Air Portugal (TP)
    Thai Airways (TG)Thai Airways (TG)Turkish Airlines (TK)Turkish Airlines (TK)United (UA)United (UA)

    Other airlines

    Alaska Airlines (AS)Alaska Airlines (AS)    
  • United Club at Philadelphia, PA (PHL) welcomes:

    • United Club members (+2 guests, or the member’s spouse and children under the age of 21.)
    • United Polaris first class passengers departing on an international flight (+1 guest)
    • United Polaris business class passengers departing on an international or p.s. flight (no guests)
    • Business Class passengers departing on an international Star Alliance flight (no guests)
    • First Class passengers departing on an international Star Alliance flight (+1 guest)
    • United Premier Gold, Premium Platinum, Premier 1K, and Global Services members departing on an international Star Alliance flight in any class of service (+1 guest)
    • Star Alliance Gold Members (except United Premier members) departing on a domestic or international Star Alliance flight in any class of service (+1 guest)
    • United Club one-time pass holders (paper or electronic passes) (no guests)
    • Active U.S. military personnel departing on a same day United flight (no guests)
    • Amtrak Guest Rewards Select Plus members departing on a same day United flight (+1 guest and children under the age of 21.)
    • Air Canada Maple Leaf Club members departing on a Star Alliance flight (no guests)
    • Passengers in domestic Business of First class (US including Hawaii, Canada) do not have access, unless flying on p.s. (Premium Service) between San Francisco or Los Angeles and New York JFK.
    • A government-issued photo ID (such as a driver's license, passport or military ID) is required.
    View detailed access rules at united.com

    Cards accepted

    United Club membership accepted
    Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge membership accepted

    When flying Star Alliance. NA and WW memberships only.

    Alaska Airlines Board Room membership accepted

    When flying Alaska

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