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EWR United Club Status as of February 2022
Terminal A - A2 concourse, 5:15 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. daily
C1 - Near gate C74, upper level, 5:15 a.m. Ė 9:45 p.m. daily (under renovation)
C2 - Pop-up location near C93 - , 2:00 p.m. Ė 7:30 p.m. daily, no hot food
C3- New club C123

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Old Sep 2, 21, 2:45 pm
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Both the c74 and pop up clubs look open. But at capacity - for the first time, couldnít even get into c74. (Itís one in one out). I could have waited but itís bad enough finding a seat during normal busy periods. Went to the pop up instead - no Polaris premium drinks for me.

They really need to do something about the Polaris lounge.
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Old Sep 2, 21, 3:24 pm
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Originally Posted by villox View Post
....They really need to do something about the Polaris lounge.
More than a handful of intl business flyers are needed and that data does not look good for the near-term
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Old Sep 2, 21, 3:28 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
More than a handful of intl business flyers are needed and that data does not look good for the near-term
I wonder if an interim solution would be to use the PL as an interim United Club: No premium services (big buffet, showers, etc.) but just UC amenities. At least there are chairs, lavatories, and a place for agents to help UC-eligible customers.
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Old Sep 2, 21, 3:30 pm
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I wonder if an interim solution would be to use the PL as an interim United Club: No premium services (big buffet, showers, etc.) but just UC amenities. At least there are chairs, lavatories, and a place for agents to help UC-eligible customers.
I like that idea. The PL is also more convenient for the C101-138 gates.
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Old Sep 2, 21, 4:57 pm
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They wont open the existing A club and they limit the pop-up to only afternoon hours.

They don't care enough to try and improve the experience.
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Old Sep 2, 21, 6:44 pm
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Originally Posted by wxguy View Post
I wonder if an interim solution would be to use the PL as an interim United Club: No premium services (big buffet, showers, etc.) but just UC amenities. At least there are chairs, lavatories, and a place for agents to help UC-eligible customers.
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I like that idea. The PL is also more convenient for the C101-138 gates.
Or perhaps only admit Premier Gold and above and *Gold. Leave the “unwashed” ones at regular UCs.

Edit: Looping up a section for Polaris passengers with better amenities should kill two birds with one stone.
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Old Sep 3, 21, 5:20 am
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At main EWR UC - completely full, with people standing. The back section is still closed off. Second picture is a peek behind the curtain. Didn't see anyone working in there - they could have opened part of it for some of the overflow crowd.


Behind the curtain
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Old Sep 3, 21, 8:50 pm
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Originally Posted by tarheelnj View Post
At main EWR UC - completely full, with people standing. The back section is still closed off. Second picture is a peek behind the curtain. Didn't see anyone working in there - they could have opened part of it for some of the overflow crowd.


Behind the curtain
I was there late morning today. Poor experience, as always. Pop up still closed until 3PM. Terminal A still not open.
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Old Sep 5, 21, 12:14 pm
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Originally Posted by goodeats21 View Post
I was there late morning today. Poor experience, as always. Pop up still closed until 3PM. Terminal A still not open.
And yet all of the UC posters in Terminal C proclaim the Terminal A Club to be open. It would be nice if they replaced those signs if they are not going to reopen that UC.
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
More than a handful of intl business flyers are needed and that data does not look good for the near-term
I am a "geek", and look at Polaris seat maps daily out of EWR, Outside of multiple LHR flights which are only one right now, almost all Polaris seats are full daily out of EWR. Does is make a differnece of they are on "business", or "Leisure", and what difference does it make, as long as they are buying Polaris tickets. I'm not understanding this.
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Old Sep 5, 21, 11:51 pm
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Originally Posted by JerseyCityS View Post
...Does is make a differnece of they are on "business", or "Leisure", and what difference does it make, as long as they are buying Polaris tickets. ....
Average ticket price?
are these $1,500 RT tickets or under $3K or preCOVID $4K/$5K and higher? And what is the flight frequency vs preCOVID?
How many are upgrades / awards / NRSA / ....
A full cabin is never a guarantee of strong revenues / profits.

Reports are, for the airline industry. international ticket prices (unfortunately not separate by cabin) are down 40-50% and the volume of tickets are down a similar 40-50%, so international revenues are down 60-70%

So such significantly lower revenues do not support the expense for a small group of passengers, yet. What that point is I don't know and all projections are leisure travel is going to cut back in September and business, once hoped to return in September, is probably still 2-3-4 months out if then.
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Old Sep 6, 21, 10:16 am
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Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
There's a secure-side bus between C and A. Land at B, reclear security at C, spend some time in the lounge, and ~20 min before boarding out of A, get on the bus.

Keep in mind that lots of UAX flights are still using Terminal C. UA gave up a few gates at A-2 which are now being used by JetBlue.
So the airside C to A bus is running again?
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Old Sep 6, 21, 10:19 am
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So the airside C to A bus is running again?
Yes, that's correct.
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Old Sep 6, 21, 10:29 am
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(I didn't ask as I only had about 20 minutes and just wanted a prosecco and EWR Club offers no premium bubbly.)
EWR had champagne when we were there in June and in July. Did that change? Did you ask?
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Old Sep 6, 21, 12:13 pm
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Originally Posted by iplaybass View Post
So the airside C to A bus is running again?
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Yes, that's correct.
Yes, though not going as frequently, so plan plenty of time.

Another trip thru Terminal A for me today. At this point, can United update their info for the Terminal A club from "Temporarily Closed" to "We don't care about Newark passengers" ?
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