Blog posts tagged: SFO

FIRST LOOK: United’s stunning new Polaris Lounge at San Francisco airport

San Francisco airport has a new shining star. Today, United unveiled the widely-anticipated and long-awaited Polaris Lounge, an exclusive haven for passengers traveling on the carrier’s long-haul transcontinental premium service. The lounge also welcomes Business and First Class customers departing on flights operated by Star Alliance partners, including Lufthansa, Singapore Airlines, EVA Air, and ANA. At […]

Another United Club bites the dust: a recap of United’s lounge closures and renovations

The main United Club at New York-Newark airport closed its doors permanently today, as the airline prepares to turn the venerable space into a posh United Polaris Lounge exclusively for international Business class passengers. Competition in the ground services arena for premium passengers is heating up, with American and United rolling out upgraded amenities and […]

United, EVA, Singapore Airlines close their lounges at San Francisco airport in preparation for Polaris

United’s Polaris business class service took off to much hype over a year ago—the airline touted new private seats with all-aisle access and exclusive Polaris lounges at major hubs—but landing hasn’t been smooth. Despite notable improvements to the in-flight “soft product” including excellent bedding, enhanced meals, new china and silverware, and a myriad of small […]

Three delayed airport lounges worth the wait

When it comes to airport construction projects, nothing can be said to be certain, except high costs and delays. We take a look at three highly anticipated lounges which were due to open around mid-2017 or earlier, for which we’ll need to wait a little longer—or much longer. The Qantas Lounge at London Heathrow Construction […]

The Definitive Guide to Star Alliance Arrivals Lounges

Once a haven for the lucky few, airport lounges are gaining in popularity, and are more accessible than ever thanks to a flurry of premium credit cards, affordable membership schemes such as Priority Pass, and an ever-increasing number of pay-in clubs available to all travelers for a fee. Lounges typically offer comfortable seating away from […]

The Definitive Guide To The SFO Airport Lounge Scene

Updated November 2018 San Francisco, CA is both a major leisure destination and a key business hub. Despite geographical and geological boundaries, the city’s growth, fueled by the sun and the software industry, seems unstoppable. With over 800,000 residents, the city by the Bay is the most densely populated city in the US after New […]

Cathay Pacific is doubling the size of their San Francisco lounge

The Cathay Pacific Business and First Class Lounge at San Francisco airport (SFO) Terminal A has built a reputation as a gorgeous facility. The décor designed by firm Foster & Partners boasts high-end finishes, elegant furniture, and a relaxing, upper-scale vibe. But the club, built in 2011, has far outgrown its intended target customer base and suffers from […]