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How to get United Club lounge access and all locations

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With a string of recent renovations to its lounges, United Airlines appears committed to providing a top lounge experience for United passengers and other eligible travelers.

Here’s what you can expect when it comes to amenities, locations and more.

How to get in and pricing

There are several ways to gain access to United Club lounges. Here are your primary options:

  • Purchasing a United Club membership
  • Purchasing a one-time pass
  • Getting a United Airlines cobranded credit card

Purchasing a United Club membership

The price of an annual United Club membership depends on whether you wish to include a spouse and your current MileagePlus elite tier status.

MileagePlus statusAnnual membership
General member$650 or 85,000 miles
Premier® Silver$650 or 85,000 miles
Premier Gold$650 or 85,000 miles
Premier Platinum$600 or 80,000 miles
Premier 1K®$550 or 75,000 miles

Purchase a one-time pass

If you’re not ready to commit to an annual membership, you can purchase a United Club one-time pass for $59 at club locations or through the United app.

If you become a United Club member within 30 days of purchasing a one-time pass, United will waive your initiation fee.

Where can I purchase United Club membership?

You can purchase United Club membership:

  • Online at United.com
  • By calling the United Club at 866-822-5827
  • By visiting any United Club location

United cobranded cards

United offers three cobranded credit cards that give you access to United Club lounges. Most notable is the United Infinite Club Card. This card comes with complimentary United Club membership worth up to $650 each year, along with several other United travel benefits.

The United Explorer Card and the UnitedSM Business Card, on the other hand, offer two one-time passes each account anniversary.

Depending on how often you travel with United Airlines, you might find one of these cards more valuable than the other.

Name Product Filter values Rewards Purchase APR Annual fee
United℠ Explorer Card
2x miles at restaurants, hotels and United and 1x miles on all other purchases
16.49% to 23.49% variable
$0 intro annual fee for the first year ($95 thereafter)
60,000 bonus miles after you spend $3,000 on purchases in the first 3 months from account opening.
United Club℠ Infinite Card
4x miles on United purchases, 2x miles on travel and dining and 1x miles on all other purchases
16.49% to 23.49% variable
$525
Get United Club membership with access for you and two guests at any United Club or Star Alliance lounge -- a value of up to $650 annually.
United℠ Business Card
2x miles on United, transit and rideshares, and at gas stations, office supply stores and restaurants, and 1x miles on all other purchases
16.49% to 23.49% variable
$0 intro annual fee for the first year ($99 thereafter)
Earn 60,000 miles once after spending $3,000 in your first 3 months.
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Other ways to get in

In addition to becoming a member or purchasing a one-time pass, you can also get into United Club lounges in a few other ways. You can gain access to lounges if you:

  • Fly premium cabin.
    This includes United Polaris business class, United Business, First class on a Star Alliance member airline or business class on a Star Alliance member airline.
  • Hold a Star Alliance Gold status. You can reach Star Alliance Gold status automatically once you reach MileagePlus Premier Gold tier.
  • Have status as active US military personnel.
    Active duty members with a valid military ID, a boarding pass for travel within 24 hours on a United or United Express flight and leave orders, rest and recuperation papers or uniform may gain access to the lounge.
  • Hold Amtrak Guest Rewards Select Plus or are a Select Executive member.
  • Hold an Air Canada Maple Leaf Club membership.

Note for United Club entry

All United Club customers and one-time pass holders must provide a same-day boarding pass for travel on United, Star Alliance or a partner airline to enter any of the United Club locations.

United lounge benefits and amenities

Like many airline lounges, the exact amenities you can expect will depend on the lounge. Here are a few of the more common perks you can expect to see during your stay:

  • Complimentary beverages and light snacks
  • Complimentary bar service
  • Flight assistance with seating, reservations and more
  • High-speed wireless Internet access
  • Assistance with local dining and entertainment options
  • Private phone booths with speakerphones

Can I bring guests with my United Club pass?

This largely depends on what kind of United Club pass you have. You can find the details in the table below.

United Club passGuests
United Club membership2 adults

OR

1 adult and dependent children under 21 years of age

United credit card membership2 adults

OR

1 adult and dependent children under 21 years of age

United Club one-time pass0
United Polaris business and United business class0
First class on a Star Alliance partner airline1
Business class on a Star Alliance partner airline0
Star Alliance Gold status1

The guest must also be traveling on a flight operated by a Star Alliance member airline and departing from the same airport

Active U.S. military personnelFamily members with gate passes or traveling on the same flight as the military member
Amtrak Guest Rewards® Select Plus and Select ExecutiveOne adult and dependent children under 21 years of age
Air Canada Maple Leaf™ Club membershipGuests allowed for Air Canada Maple Leaf Club North America members: 0

Guests allowed for Air Canada Maple Leaf Club Worldwide members: 1

Service pets are accepted in most United Club locations, but all other pets must remain in a kennel while in the Club.

United Club lounge locations

United offers lounge access in more than 45 locations. Here’s a quick list of where you can find them and their operating hours. Note, due to the coronavirus pandemic, some United Club locations may be temporarily closed.

AirportLocationHours
Atlanta, GA, US (ATL)Located in Terminal T, between gates 11 and 12Monday – Sunday 04:45 a.m. – 08:45 p.m.
Austin, TX, US (AUS)West Concourse, mezzanine level, across from Gate 22Monday – Sunday 4:30 a.m. – 8:15 p.m.
Boston, MA, US (BOS)Terminal B, Level 3, near Gate 24Monday – Sunday 4:30 a.m. – 8:00p.m.
Chicago, IL, US (ORD)Terminal 1, C concourse, near Gate C18Monday – Sunday 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Chicago, IL, US (ORD)Terminal 1, Concourse B, near Gate B18
Terminal 1, Concourse B, near Gate B6
Terminal 1, Concourse C, near Gate C16. *Note: This location offers a selection of beer and wine
Terminal 2, Concourse F, across from Gate F8
Monday – Sunday 5:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Monday – Sunday 4:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Monday – Sunday 4:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Monday – Sunday 4:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Cleveland, OH, US (CLE)Between Gates C14 and C16Monday – Sunday 4:45 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Dallas/Fort Worth, TX, US (DFW)Terminal E, between Gates E6 and E7Monday – Sunday 4:30 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Denver, CO, US (DEN)West – Near Gate B32
East – Near Gate B44
Monday – Sunday 5:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Monday – Sunday 5:30 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Fort Lauderdale, FL, US (FLL)Terminal 1, next to the escalators near Gate C1Monday – Sunday 5:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Guam, GU, US (GUM)Concourse level, between Gates 10 and 11Monday – Sunday 4:30 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
Hong Kong (HKG)West Concourse-Airside, Level 7, Room 7W504 (Take escalator located just before gate 61)Monday – Sunday 6:00 a.m. – 11:59 p.m.
Honolulu, HI, US (HNL)Diamond Head Concourse, third level, above Gates G2 and G3Monday – Sunday 5:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Houston, TX, US (IAH)Terminal E, between Gates E11 and E12
Terminal C, South Concourse, toward Gate C33
Terminal B, South Mezzanine, above the United Express ticket counter
Terminal A, across from Gate A9
Terminal C, near Gate C1
Monday – Sunday 5:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Monday – Sunday 5:30 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Monday – Sunday 7:30 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Monday – Sunday 5:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Houston, TX, US (IAH)Terminal E, between the United Club location and Gate E12Monday – Sunday 5:30 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Las Vegas, NV, US (LAS)Concourse D Location: between Gates 33 and 35. Use elevator to access third floor.Monday – Sunday 4:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
London, GB (LHR)Terminal 2 opposite Gate B46Monday – Sunday 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Los Angeles, CA, US (LAX)Terminal 7, adjacent to gate 71AMonday – Sunday 4:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
Los Angeles, CA, US (LAX)Terminal 7, between Gates 73 and 75AMonday – Sunday 6:45 a.m. – 10:15 p.m.
Mexico City, MX (MEX)Airside, Mezzanine Level, Terminal 1 near Gate HMonday – Sunday 4:00 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Minneapolis/St. Paul, MN, US (MSP)Concourse E, between Gates E6 and E8Monday – Sunday 4:30 a.m. – 7:45 p.m.
New York, NY, US (LGA)Terminal B, Level 3, near the entrance of Gates 40-59Monday – Sunday 4:45 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
New York/Newark, NJ, US (EWR)Terminal C, upper level near Gate 74
Terminal A, Concourse A2
Pop-up location – Terminal C, near Gate C93
Pop-up location – Terminal C, near Gate C124
Monday – Sunday 4:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Monday – Sunday 5:00 a.m. – 9:15 p.m.
Monday – Sunday 3:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Monday – Sunday 5:00 a.m. – 10:10 p.m.
New York/Newark, NJ, US (EWR)Terminal C, following security screening between Gates C102 and C120Monday – Sunday 4:30 a.m. – 10:30 p.m.
Orange County, CA, US (SNA)Next to elevator across from Gate 9Monday – Sunday 5:15 a.m. – 8:45 p.m.
Orlando, FL, US (MCO)Concourse B, near Gate 43Monday – Sunday 5:15 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Philadelphia, PA, US (PHL)Second level, between Concourses C and DMonday – Sunday 4:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m.
Phoenix, AZ, US (PHX)Terminal 2, Past Gate 7Monday – Sunday 4:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Phoenix, AZ, US (PHX)Terminal 2, Past Gate 7Monday – Sunday 4:00 a.m. – 11:30 p.m.
Portland, OR, US (PDX)Concourse E, across from Gate E1Monday – Sunday 4:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.
San Antonio, TX, US (SAT)Terminal BMonday – Sunday 4:30 a.m. – 06:45 p.m.
San Diego, CA, US (SAN)Terminal 2 West, Mezzanine Level above Sunset Cove between Gates 47 and 48Monday – Sunday 5:15 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
San Francisco, CA, US (SFO)International terminal between gates G98 and G100
Terminal 3, Concourse F, Rotunda near Gate 80
Terminal 3, Boarding Area E near Gate 60
Terminal 3, Mezzanine Level across from Gate 71A
Monday – Sunday 6:30 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
Monday – Sunday 4:30 a.m. – 12:00 a.m.
Monday – Sunday 5:00 a.m. – 11:00 p.m.
Monday – Sunday 6:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
San Francisco, CA, US (SFO)International Terminal across from the G Terminal security checkpointMonday – Sunday 6:00 a.m. – 1:00 a.m.
San Francisco, CA, US (SFO)Terminal 3, baggage levelMonday – Sunday 6:00 a.m. – 12:30 a.m.
Seattle, WA, US (SEA)Concourse A, across from Gate A10 on the mezzanine levelMonday – Sunday 4:30 a.m. – 12:15 a.m.
Tokyo, JP (NRT)Airside, Satellite 3Monday – Sunday 7:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.
Washington, DC, US (DCA)Terminal B, opposite Gate 11Monday – Sunday 5:15 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Washington, DC, US (DCA)Terminal B, opposite Gate 11Monday – Sunday 5:15 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Washington, DC, US (IAD)Midfield Terminal, near Gate C4
Midfield Terminal, Concourse C, near Gate C7
Midfield Terminal, Concourse D, near Gate D8
Midfield Terminal, Concourse C, near Gate C17
Monday – Sunday 11:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m.
Monday – Sunday 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Monday – Sunday 5:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Partner lounges

United Airlines also has a variety of partnered lounges you may be eligible to visit depending on your membership type or flight ticket.

As part of the Star Alliance, United also offers access to a variety of Star Alliance-affiliated lounges. Check out the Star Alliance site for more information.

Bottom line

United Club lounges offer a great mix of accessibility and amenities. And given their recent renovation work, United lounges are likely to continue to receive support as airport lounges become more ubiquitous.

If United isn’t your airline of choice, compare credit cards that offer lounge access to find one that works for you.

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