October 4, 2017
United’s Polaris Lounge Expansion is Delayed Again
United first announced an all new Polaris Business Class product last year. Polaris would include enhanced onboard meals, improved service, and nine new Polaris lounges. The first Polaris lounge opened in Chicago in December 2016. I was able to visit in June and loved the experience. Unfortunately, United announced back in July that its next lounge openings would be delayed till ‘Early 2018’. They’ve now updated this to ‘Starting in 2018’.
United plans to open Polaris lounges in San Francisco (SFO), Newark (EWR), and London (LHR) next. It’s these lounge openings that have been pushed back to sometime in 2018. Hopefully they’ll be operational sooner rather than later. The current United Clubs are unimpressive, to say the least, compared the Polaris lounge.