New United Club lounge opens in SFO

9 Jun 2014 by Clement Huang

United Airlines has opened a new United Club lounge at San Francisco International Airport.

The new facility is located near Boarding Area E in Terminal 3, on the mezzanine level. It is 464 sqm in size and offers complimentary snacks, beverages and wifi to all customers. There are also over 100 seats available, including the signature Arne Jacobsen “Egg” chair. Power outlets are readily available for guests to charge their mobile devices.

Seating area

The San Francisco lounge will feature the new United Club design concept, which first debuted in Chicago O’Hare terminal 2 last year (see here), and has already been introduced to the airline’s other facilities in Seattle, San Diego, Boston and London.

Work stations with power outlets for charging

“San Francisco is important to United Airlines as our gateway to the Pacific and as a key hub in our network. Our continued investments reinforce our commitment to this valuable market,” said Jimmy Samartzis, United vice-president of customer experience.

Star Alliance Gold cardholders, as well as passengers travelling internationally in United Global First, United Business First and United business can also access these lounges for free, but other passengers may also pay for the privilege. A one-time pass can be purchased at the door or via the United app for US$50.

Mileage Plus members also have the option of paying an annual fee to access these lounges. For a basic member, it costs US$500/65,000 miles a year but those of higher tiers enjoy discounts. The fee for Premier 1k members, for example, is US$400/50,000 miles. There are 45 United Club lounges worldwide.

The basic joining fee of Mileage Plus is US$50.

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Clement Huang

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