Blog posts tagged: UA

In Memoriam: LHR Terminal 1 and The Great British Lounge

In just a week, London Heathrow Terminal 1 will close, permanently. On June 29th, British Airways flight 970 to Hannover, Germany (HAJ) is scheduled to depart at 9:15 p.m., after which Terminal 1 will officially be off limits to the public. It’s likely to be an eerie experience for BA 970 passengers, as Terminal 1 is […]

United Club news: Melbourne and JFK closures; EWR upgrades

United is making waves this month. Shortly after announcing a price hike on United Club memberships, the airline unveiled its plan to consolidate all New York traffic at their Newark Liberty Airport hub (EWR), effectively terminating service to JFK. And, with no announcement besides a sign on the door, the United Club at Melbourne airport, Australia, […]

United Club membership prices increase, effective immediately

Today, United quietly announced a price hike on United Club memberships – the announcement is nowhere to be found on united.com, although the relevant section on pricing has already been updated. It was a foregone conclusion. United has embarked on an ambitious program to refurbish existing United Clubs worldwide and build new lounges, to the […]

Priority Pass members lose access to United Clubs

United is rescinding their partnership with the popular airport lounge access program Priority Pass. Effective May 15th, 2015, Priority Pass members will lose access to United Club lounges. It is worth noting that, while unfortunate, this change does not impact Priority Pass memberships that are bundled with premium credit cards such as the American Express Platinum card. […]

United is enhancing the United Club complimentary food selection

On the heel of the renovations that United announced last month, the airline has unveiled an expanded complimentary food selection, which will be rolled out throughout the domestic United Club network through 2015. Exit the carrot sticks, cheese and crackers, and awkward trail mix with candy – the airline wishes to offer a fresh and […]

February lounge updates – GRU, LAX, HKG, United

Here’s a brief recap of what happened in the lounge universe in February: Emirates opened a new lounge in Los Angeles, Cathay Pacific’s The Pier First Class lounge in Hong Kong is reopening soon, American closed its lounge in Sao Paulo, and United announced investments in their lounge network.

New United Club and United Global First Lounge to open at London Heathrow

Almost four years after the United/Continental merger, the combined airline still operates out of two distinct terminals in London Heathrow. At smaller airports, this is not a huge deal. But at a monster airport like Heathrow, the split operations are costly and cause unnecessary customer confusion. Relief is in sight — in June 2014, United […]