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Old Mar 11, 13, 12:28 pm
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Showers Are Available at ORD C16 & GRU For All

I cannot find this in previous threads and thought it warranted its own post/thread. (Watch, someone will post the link to where this was before. Apologies in advance.)

There are showers available to all at the ORD C16 Club.

These are the (IFL) showers referenced in this thread. The rep working the shower room said they were opened up to all in January.
http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/unite...-ord-gone.html

We are regular United Club members and I was checking the united.com website on our layover on Saturday and saw the shower icon for the C16 club. We were sitting in the B18 club, so I asked there to confirm and they said yes.

When we got to C16, we asked how to access them at the big service desk and the rep said first that we had to have a paper boarding pass. (We have not used a shower at a United Club before, so we do not know if that is procedure, but it seemed odd.) She then called back to see if showers were available. They were, so I am not sure how it is managed when there is a wait.

Other than the showers being accessible to more people, I assume nothing is different. My boyfriend wondered if the amenity kits would eventually be downgraded.

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Originally Posted by UA Insider View Post
Hi everyone,

The OP and others are correct: ORD and GRU showers are no longer restricted to arriving pax only. A bit of background--as you know, our shower facilities at certain airports are either physically within or directly adjacent to the respective United Clubs and/or Global First Lounges. However, up until recently our facilities at ORD (and GRU) were branded separately, as Arrivals Lounges, with a more limited access policy.

As of January 1, the ORD and GRU shower facilities are now fully integrated with the adjacent lounges, bringing the shower access policy in line with NRT, HKG, IAH and EWR. In short, if you have access to the UC/GFL at these airports, you can also use the showers, no matter if you are arriving (connecting) or departing.

We do still have dedicated Arrivals Lounges at SFO and LHR, which at present are only open for eligible arriving customers. However, its worth noting that there are also several showers available at the SFO Global First Lounge, for any customer eligible to use that lounge.

I don't have any information at this time on shower facilities at additional domestic clubs, however I can confirm that our new lounge facilities at LHR will have showers.



Hi goodeats21, the ORD showers will have the same opening hours as the UC/GFL.


Aaron Goldberg (I'm back)
Sr. Manager Customer Experience Planning
United Airlines

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Old Mar 11, 13, 12:30 pm
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Now there's a welcome change..and it should be that way. I wonder why no announcement..
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Old Mar 11, 13, 12:36 pm
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Originally Posted by SEA1K4EVR View Post
Now there's a welcome change..and it should be that way. I wonder why no announcement..
Because it is a positive change.
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Old Mar 11, 13, 12:49 pm
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Great!

Bringing showers to hubs in clubs brings UA closer to parity with AA.
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Old Mar 11, 13, 1:27 pm
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"...open to all" is a bit of a misleading thread title. Access to UC is a stipulation, of course....
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH View Post
"...open to all" is a bit of a misleading thread title. Access to UC is a stipulation, of course....
That's what I thought from the title too! Gives new meaning to the "unwashed masses".
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Old Mar 11, 13, 1:41 pm
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH View Post
"...open to all" is a bit of a misleading thread title. Access to UC is a stipulation, of course....
I thought it was in reference to the leaks with buckets below them.
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Excellent. Thanks for the update.
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Good news.

I wonder if there are any plans in the works for SFO or IAD, the two other big int'l gateways.
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In deed good news and makes me want to route through ORD instead of IAD.
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Old Mar 11, 13, 2:48 pm
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for having shower in ORD RCC ... oops UC. Now only hope it won't be too crowded.
Any idea how many rooms do they have?
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Old Mar 11, 13, 2:53 pm
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Excellent. But I'm not sure how they'll deal with the crowds. Also, expect a decrease in service--the current facilities are pretty nice, and stocked with a lovely UA shower kit, puff, and extras. I can't see this being sustainable.

Hopefully they'll give F passengers priority and still provide them with shower amenities.
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Old Mar 11, 13, 3:14 pm
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I wonder if there are any plans in the works for SFO or IAD, the two other big int'l gateways.
I wonder whether they're explicitly leaning on LH at IAD? The Senator lounge hours are good-but-not-great, totally reasonable after a redeye transcon.

I always feel a tiny bit ripped off at the $15 landside showers at SFO, but "clean" beats "ripped off".
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Old Mar 11, 13, 3:19 pm
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Excellent. But I'm not sure how they'll deal with the crowds. Also, expect a decrease in service--the current facilities are pretty nice, and stocked with a lovely UA shower kit, puff, and extras. I can't see this being sustainable.
Agree!
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Originally Posted by mherdeg View Post
I wonder whether they're explicitly leaning on LH at IAD? The Senator lounge hours are good-but-not-great, totally reasonable after a redeye transcon.

I always feel a tiny bit ripped off at the $15 landside showers at SFO, but "clean" beats "ripped off".
Last time I was through IAD, the desk clerk at IGF lounge specifically referred me to LH SEN club when I asked about a shower. Not exactly convenient.

Anyone know if the showers at ORD are open the same hours as the United Club?
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