United Polaris network of lounges are hands down the best lounges in America. You can currently find United Polaris lounges in New York – Newark (EWR), San Francisco (SFO), Chicago (ORD), and Houston (IAH). As of today, United officially opens up its 2nd to last US-based lounge in Los Angeles (LAX). With no additional lounges currently under construction, it might be a while before the remaining lounges open in Washington – Dulles (IAD), Hong Kong (HKG), London – Heathrow (LHR), and Tokyo – Narita (NRT).
United Polaris lounges are great because they are large comfortable spaces with lots of charging ports, a variety of seating options, buffet and sit down dining options, a bar with bartender, day beds with Saks Fifth Avenue bedding, and shower suites. United Airlines published a time-lapse of the LAX construction.
WOW! What an amazing looking space.
The United Polaris Lounge Los Angeles will be located in Terminal 7 between gates 73 and 75A, and will be open daily from 6:45AM until 10:15PM. The lounge is said to have
- 12,000+ square feet
- 140 seats
- 272 power outlets
- 120 USB ports
- Private daybeds outfitted with Saks Fifth Avenue bedding
- Shower suites, featuring rainfall showers and Soho House & Co’s Cowshed Spa products
- Personal valet services, including steaming garments
- A private dining with eight tables, including table service
Each United Polaris lounge does have some local flair. At the LAX lounge, United is highlighting almond-crusted fish and chips, chilaquiles, Korean bulgogi arancini, fresh crafted sandwiches on La Brea Bakery bread, flavorful street tacos, and house-made cinnamon churros for food.
Signature LAX cocktails include, the “Let’s Rumble,” made from Cruso Spiced Rum, fresh lemon, prickly pear puree, and house-made simple syrup, and the “On Sunset,” a playful take on the tequila sunrise, made from Casa Noble Tequila, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, and agave nectar
In order to access United’s Polaris Lounge you need to be flying United Polaris on the same day or be traveling on a Star Alliance carrier long haul directly from Los Angeles. Passengers connecting from a Star Alliance flight in long haul business class to a domestic United flight will not get access.
United’s flies long haul flights from Los Angeles to London, Melbourne, Shanghai, Sydney, and Tokyo Narita. United business class passengers can use the lounge as long as they have a same day Polaris ticket and an outbound boarding pass, so you can use the lounge if flying business class from Los Angeles to San Francisco to Sydney.
Sam recently got the chance to visit the San Francisco (SFO) lounge, and you can check that out here.
Are you planning on visiting a Polaris Lounge soon?