what lounge does EVA use at SFO?

Old Feb 17, 2023, 9:41 pm
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what lounge does EVA use at SFO?

According to the SFO website they use BA but it closes long before my midnight flight. Anyone know?
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Old Feb 18, 2023, 1:33 am
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Star Alliance business and first use the United Polaris lounge.
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Old Feb 18, 2023, 4:27 am
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But the Polaris Lounge closes at 10:30pm (as does the lesser United Club in the international terminal), which leaves about an hour's gap between lounge closure and boarding time for BR27. In addition, embarrassingly and unacceptably, many of the Polaris Lounge's amenities (sit-down dining and showers) start closing 1-2 hours before posted time, and staff have been known to start kicking pax out around 10pm.
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Old Feb 18, 2023, 8:21 am
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Originally Posted by estnet
According to the SFO website they use BA but it closes long before my midnight flight. Anyone know?
I believe this was true when they used to have the afternoon flight which departed out of A gates. Otherwise the midnight flights (BR17/27) depart out of the G gates and use the Polaris lounge.
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Old Feb 18, 2023, 8:23 am
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Originally Posted by dkc192
But the Polaris Lounge closes at 10:30pm (as does the lesser United Club in the international terminal), which leaves about an hour's gap between lounge closure and boarding time for BR27. In addition, embarrassingly and unacceptably, many of the Polaris Lounge's amenities (sit-down dining and showers) start closing 1-2 hours before posted time, and staff have been known to start kicking pax out around 10pm.
The United Club in the F gates is still open until midnight.

I used to stay in the Polaris lounge until boarding time but that was before the pandemic...
Haven't been back since.
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Old Feb 18, 2023, 3:58 pm
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Originally Posted by BR787
The United Club in the F gates is still open until midnight.

I used to stay in the Polaris lounge until boarding time but that was before the pandemic...
Haven't been back since.
Thanks - so it sounds like I can't count on the Polaris for food unless I get there really early (and the check in desk is open). At least I know what to plan for.
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Thanks - so it sounds like I can't count on the Polaris for food unless I get there really early (and the check in desk is open). At least I know what to plan for.
The check-in desk will be open early enough. I used to always check-in early to make it to the Polaris sit down dining before it closed.
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Any ideas what's the lounge arrangement for BR7 since it departs from A gates?
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Old May 30, 2023, 8:09 pm
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What time does the EVA check in open? Specially in the winter when departure shift from 1AM to midnight.
I'm on B17 (00:05 Departure) in November and would like to maximize Polaris lounge time
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Old May 31, 2023, 1:41 am
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Originally Posted by Fes426
What time does the EVA check in open? Specially in the winter when departure shift from 1AM to midnight.
I'm on B17 (00:05 Departure) in November and would like to maximize Polaris lounge time
https://www.evaair.com/en-tw/fly-pre...ountryCode=SFO
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Any ideas what's the lounge arrangement for BR7 since it departs from A gates?
They're providing access to the BA lounge for BR 7 since the Polaris lounge is so far away.
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Old Jun 1, 2023, 5:24 pm
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BA SFO lounge opens at 1:30 pm daily, that's 30 minutes after BR 7 departure.

Originally Posted by artvandalay
They're providing access to the BA lounge for BR 7 since the Polaris lounge is so far away.
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Old Jun 2, 2023, 9:33 am
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Originally Posted by rdchen
BA SFO lounge opens at 1:30 pm daily, that's 30 minutes after BR 7 departure.



The BA Lounge was indeed open Sunday, May 14, 2023, hours before the departure of BR 07.
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Either the website hasn't been updated, or the first few hours could be exclusive to BR, hence the unchanged official opening time of 1330.

I recall the BA lounge in SEA being closed to everyone but BR pax after the last BA flight departs, even eligible OW pax, but this was a while ago.
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The check-in counter gave me a $30 Napa Farm voucher last month on flight BR27 departing SFO 1:20am. Napa Farm
closes at midnight IIRC. Food and drink items but no alcohol berages!
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