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Re-Entry to lounge: faux pas?

Old May 13, 19, 5:01 pm
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Re-Entry to lounge: faux pas?

Is it bad form to enter a lounge multiple times?
Say you leave the lounge and find out your flight is delayed. Or you simply decide you want another drink. The lounge receptionists would recognize you since you’d just left.

I suppose this question might be more salient in the case of partner lounges. I’m UA elite; when I use the LH lounge, does UA pay LH every time I scan my boarding pass at the entrance?
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I don't think it's usually a big deal unless you're dealing with overcrowding.
I sometimes step out for a few minutes and just let the attendant know. I've never had a problem returning and don't recall being asked to present credentials a second time.
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Old May 17, 19, 9:49 am
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Even if there are multiple lounges, e.g. LH at FRA, and you visit several of them, UA will only pay LH once.
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If you are entitled to use a lounge, no one is going to spend precious brain cells trying to figure out why you might have left for ten minutes. Why do I always fall for the bait?
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I think some lounges might have a problem with this during really busy times... but generally speaking, not a big deal. Just be courteous, let the folks at the desk know.

I do this often at the LH lounge in LHR. It was necessary in EWR for the SAS lounge during renovations due to lack of toilets.
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Not at all
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Old May 21, 19, 12:07 pm
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In some lounges during IROPs, I'll mention that I'm going to try to go to the gate for my flight, but might be back.

There are lounges where you must leave the lounge to use a lavatory. Of course you can come back in.
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Old May 27, 19, 12:42 pm
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In my experience, I just let the receptionist know that I'm leaving and plan to be back. They don't check me out or back in. I just walk back in.
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Originally Posted by g289t View Post
In my experience, I just let the receptionist know that I'm leaving and plan to be back. They don't check me out or back in. I just walk back in.
Same. Sometimes, they’ll add a re-entry stamp on the boarding pass.
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Old May 28, 19, 11:17 pm
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I guess it isn't possible to overthink nearly everything in life.
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