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Polaris’ New Lounge at Newark Airport Opens Today

Polaris’ New Lounge at Newark Airport Opens Today
Joe Cortez

United Airlines is adding a new premium-class lounge to their network, adding to their high-class stops for luxury flyers. The third United Polaris lounge will open June 4 at Newark Liberty International Airport, complimenting spaces already open in Chicago and San Francisco.

Flyers of United Airlines’ premium Polaris cabin will have a new stopover before or after their trans-Atlantic flight via Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR). The carrier announced the third Polaris lounge will open on Monday, June 4, 2018, between gates C102 and C120.

As with the previously opened lounges at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and San Francisco International Airport (SFO), the 27,000-square-foot space will showcase local flavor inspirations. The bar will offer craft cocktails, including a special Old Fashioned complete with bitters from local bartending legend Dale DeGroff and artisanal J. Rieger & Co. Kansas City Whiskey.

The dining menu is created by New York’s John Glowacki, who chose to feature international comfort foods. In addition to the Polaris Burger and bagel bar, flyers can dine on potato latkes, polenta fries and a bistro buffet. Additional dining features include a Moroccan-spiced braised lamb and curried salmon salad.

Finding a power outlet won’t be a problem in the Polaris lounge. 570 power outlets and 450 USB ports will accompany the 455 seats spread across the lounge. Flyers can also select between 15 types of seating, or find a different kind of comfort in the 10 private daybeds or the 10 shower suites.

“More United customers begin their journey in the New York/New Jersey region than in any other of our hub cities,” Jill Kaplan, regional president for United, said in a press release. “We are thrilled to now offer our customers traveling in United Polaris business class a best-in-class lounge experience.”

The lounge at EWR is the second of four planned to open in 2018. In the summer, United will open a new space at Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH), followed by Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) in the fall. According to the carrier, they will add the Polaris cabin to their fleet at a pace of one aircraft every 10 days through 2020.

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  1. eidt

    June 4, 2018 at 5:27 pm

    Joe, can you get United to comment on the fact this beautiful Polaris lounge replaced the largest United Club in Newark. So all the members who pay to escape the nightmare that is terminal C are given the option of going to an older club in C1 that United stuffed with chairs to handle the crowds OR a “Pop Up” club in C3 that is tiny and has NO amenities. Both of which are full at the busiest times of the day!!!!!

    United says they are building a new club, but why wasn’t that done before the closed their largest club? As a United 1K member, I surprised no one has called them on the mat for this disaster. Help us!!!!

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