United Restricts Access to Partner Lounges
United has made a negative change to partner lounge access. You can no longer access these lounges, even if you have Gold status, unless you are flying in United Polaris® business class.
Beginning January 1, 2020, you’ll only be able to visit most of our partner lounges if you’re traveling in United Polaris® business class. Use the tool below to see where these lounges are located and if you can visit them on an upcoming trip.
The change was first reported on FlyerTalk. You can see this notice posted on the United Club and lounge page here. It affects partner lounges, which can be found in that same page under the “Partner lounges” tab. Each individual lounge will also have an eligibility warning noting “United Polaris® business class customer” only. This does not affect Star Alliance lounges.