Flying NH ORD-Tokyo in J lounge access

Old Mar 23, 19, 12:09 am
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Flying NH ORD-Tokyo in J lounge access

What lounge access do J passengers on NH get in ORD?
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Old Mar 23, 19, 1:09 am
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I believe your best accessible lounge would be the UA Polaris lounge (which is quite nice).
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Old Mar 24, 19, 8:01 pm
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Originally Posted by Red259 View Post
What lounge access do J passengers on NH get in ORD?
Polaris. Which is very close to the gate.

That lounge is awesome, recommend taking a couple of hours to enjoy it.
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Old Mar 25, 19, 1:58 pm
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Originally Posted by sodaisei View Post
Polaris. Which is very close to the gate.

That lounge is awesome, recommend taking a couple of hours to enjoy it.
Oh! Does this extend to all *A J international flights?
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Old Mar 25, 19, 2:39 pm
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You might enjoy the photos I took on my last visit

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30301976-post825.html


Just keep in mind that many or most international flights depart T5. The UA Polaris is in T1. I had to walk all the way from T1 to T3 and take the airside bus to catch my flight. You should be fine with ANA of course as they depart T1. (I'm guessing this is partly because UA/NH have a TPAC JV, but no matter....)
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Old Mar 25, 19, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
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You might enjoy the photos I took on my last visit

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30301976-post825.html


Just keep in mind that many or most international flights depart T5. The UA Polaris is in T1. I had to walk all the way from T1 to T3 and take the airside bus to catch my flight. You should be fine with ANA of course as they depart T1. (I'm guessing this is partly because UA/NH have a TPAC JV, but no matter....)
You are able to order things like burgers when flying J or were you in F?
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Old Mar 25, 19, 3:07 pm
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Originally Posted by Red259 View Post
You are able to order things like burgers when flying J or were you in F?
I love the Polaris burger and well, food porn was awesome, so I went with what I craved. LOL

BTW, the Polaris burger is a bit customized by location, slightly different variation in ORD, SFO and so on. J or F, the UA Polaris was the best lounge I was in at ORD for various *A International departures. Staff were significantly better there than at SFO Polaris.

FYI
My June 2018 SFO Polaris adventure

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/29891763-post327.html

And my Nov 2018 adventure

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30409440-post502.html
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Old Mar 26, 19, 7:12 am
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Originally Posted by 24left View Post
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You might enjoy the photos I took on my last visit

https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30301976-post825.html


Just keep in mind that many or most international flights depart T5. The UA Polaris is in T1. I had to walk all the way from T1 to T3 and take the airside bus to catch my flight. You should be fine with ANA of course as they depart T1. (I'm guessing this is partly because UA/NH have a TPAC JV, but no matter....)
My departure time puts me at just getting breakfast in the lounge. Your dessert photo really makes me regret that.
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Old Mar 26, 19, 10:25 am
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Polaris is great, my favorite lounge in the US. It's about 100 yards or so from the usual ANA boarding gate, so it's very convenient. Had a great lunch and shower there prior to ORD-HND. The ORD Polaris lounge is better than ANA's "Suites" lounge at NRT by a good margin.
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Old Mar 26, 19, 8:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Leoj View Post
My departure time puts me at just getting breakfast in the lounge. Your dessert photo really makes me regret that.
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Can you believe those desserts? And I tipped the ORD Polaris server as she was just awesome. She recommended the main meal items - and of those, I chose the burger. She refilled my bubbles and I said I would leave it to her for dessert. Then she shows up with that plate of dessert porn. OMG.
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Old Mar 27, 19, 9:21 am
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Can you believe those desserts? And I tipped the ORD Polaris server as she was just awesome. She recommended the main meal items - and of those, I chose the burger. She refilled my bubbles and I said I would leave it to her for dessert. Then she shows up with that plate of dessert porn. OMG.
Maybe if I start begging really nicely around 10:30am they could do something for me haha.
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