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Both lounges open at 1 PM (as of 9/2/18), TSA at Terminal B is not open until 12:30 at the earliest.

SAS Lounge: After Security Gate/Area: B60

Lufthansa Lounge: After Security Gate/Area: B68

Both are located at satellite B3:

Going to LH or SAS lounge from various points:
From Terminal B International arrivals: walk to B3 security;
From Terminal B's United Gates: walk out of B1 security and enter B3 security;
From Terminal A: United airside shuttle or outside AirTrain train to Terminal B;
From Terminal C: United airside shuttle or outside AirTrain train to Terminal B;
(Note: there are two shuttles; only taking the shuttle to Terminal B and ask the driver to drop off at B3's LH lounge entry; not the United gates at B1).

Return to Terminal A or C: Airtrain train only.

The following was copied from west_end_NYC post.

I made my first visit trip to the EWR Termimal B Senators lounge last Friday as I had an extra hour to burn (notes: calculate your total journey time from different entry points; too risky with short layover time at EWR) before an 8:35PM flight out of Terminal C. I found the process of acccessing the lounge and getting over to Terminal C quite seamless:

- TSA at Terminal B scanned my UA paper boarding pass and reviewed my ID - no questions asked and was immediately let through.

- Note there is no TSA Pre-Check at Terminal B for the international gates so had to remove shoes, etc, and clear through the full body scanner. There was only a short line so only took ~10 minutes to clear through security.

- Proceeded to the LH lounge and showed my MP Gold card and UA BP at the check-in desk and again, no questions asked, and was invited to head into the Senators lounge to the left of the desk.

- Nice food spread including two entree choices, sandwich choices, and self-serve wine, beer and liquor with several varieties. Not quite the quality of the new Amex Centurion lounges I have visited but far better than anything available at the EWR UC, particularly noting it was all complimentary.

- The journey over to Terminal C was much easier than I anticpated and considerably faster than the 1 hour transit time referenced in earlier posts. I took the Airtrain one stop to Terminal C. Door-to-door from the LH lounge to the UC right past security took just 15 minutes (the C-3 Pre-Check line was not very long).

Notes: allow plenty of time for your return journey because time for passing security at Terminals A and C varies greatly, depending upon the time of day. Terminal A does not have a full PreCheck.

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Old Mar 3, 17, 8:02 pm
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Originally Posted by br2k View Post
UA still have not sent me a card this year (and by the looks of it - never will). So, got to use something else.
in 10+ visits @ the EWR lounge I was never asked for my physical card.
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UA still have not sent me a card this year (and by the looks of it - never will). So, got to use something else.
I received a *G card this year - I think you should call in and ask UA to send you one
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I received a *G card this year - I think you should call in and ask UA to send you one
I called so many times I lost count.

They presumably "reordered it" on February 14 (their system prevented them from reordering earlier) but "it will take 4-6 weeks to arrive". I called a few times in between, but since it is marked as "reordered" I am instructed to wait. Once 6 weeks pass, and the card is still not here (as I fully expect it not to be), I'll call again, and it will all be repeated. MP "premier" service is absolutely useless.

Last time I called to check (yesterday), I got a rude CS who was chewing and mumbling while talking to me. Hung up, called again, and got another one who spent 30 minutes (!!) trying to log into her system, occasionally waking up to ask "you want to do WHAT with your membership". It's less than a joke.
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Actually never had any issues with the card on the app;^ provided I got battery power left .
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Old Mar 4, 17, 4:41 pm
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By way of report:
- Terminal C precheck was almost empty today - took less than 10 minutes to go through. I really like their new segmented Xray machine belt access, btw.
- Got to shuttle bus around 12 noon.. At the top of the stairs attendant asked where I am going, but slight sleigh of hand convinced her that it's ok to let me go to B3. As there is no communication between attendant at the top and driver below, you might probably get through with a bp for terminal A and change destination below. Shuttle seems to take you whetever you need to go anytime (and not after 2pm as some reported previously)
- Both LH and Sas lounges open at 1pm (again, contrary to loungefinder that shows LH open at 2pm, but Sas open all day).
- No issues accessing either with just the boarding pass - if it scans and the box beeps and flashes green, all good. Sas lounge has explicit *A sign, and a list of every possible alliance airline, so seems to welcome all eligible passengers.
- LH has slightly better food, though both would be ok and vastly better than UC
- UC in terminal C is a disgraceful zoo

Overall, Newark isn't half bad on a Saturday and seems to have improved somewhat since I flew out of there last about a year ago
YMMV
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Does the LH lounge at EWR have those wet hand wipes in the bowl at the entrance like lounges in FRA? Those are the best...I keep a bunch in my briefcase.
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Am I right to assume that the LH lounge (or the SAS one) in Terminal B accepts pax with *A Gold status on LOT flights from EWR?
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Hmmm.... I forgot about these lounges, but was very surprised to arrive in B at EWR last week on a domestic UA flight (B40). Apparently, UA has taken over some of the DL gates there. Too bad there are no airside connections between the B "branches" (at least not that I'm aware of...).
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Originally Posted by Innocent Abroad View Post
Am I right to assume that the LH lounge (or the SAS one) in Terminal B accepts pax with *A Gold status on LOT flights from EWR?
LOT uses the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse as their contract lounge at EWR, but *G status should give you access to the SK and LH lounges as well.

http://www.staralliance.com/en/loung...?filter=expand
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Originally Posted by GBadger View Post
Hmmm.... I forgot about these lounges, but was very surprised to arrive in B at EWR last week on a domestic UA flight (B40). Apparently, UA has taken over some of the DL gates there. Too bad there are no airside connections between the B "branches" (at least not that I'm aware of...).
Same exact thing happened to me last week! Pretty disorienting -- especially because none of the UA employees at the arrival gate knew about the airside shuttle between B and A/C. I only found out about it after the fact.

I had to take the AirTrain then reclear security at A. Whole ordeal took over an hour because they don't offer PreCheck.
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Originally Posted by DoTheBartMan View Post
LOT uses the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse as their contract lounge at EWR, but *G status should give you access to the SK and LH lounges as well.

http://www.staralliance.com/en/loung...?filter=expand
Thanks. So I should also be able to use the Clubhouse when flying LO in Premium Economy based on my *A Gold status?

And also (long time since I was in Terminal B) - are the three B concourses are connected airside?

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Originally Posted by Innocent Abroad View Post
Thanks. So I should also be able to use the Clubhouse when flying LO in Premium Economy based on my *A Gold status?
Access to the Clubhouse based on travel class alone depends on if LO has a contract with VS for its Premium Economy travelers.
The LOT website seems to indicate that traveling in Premium Economy doesn't give lounge access at EWR:
EXECUTIVE LOUNGES:
Travelling in LOT Premium Economy, you can use LOT Business Lounge at Warsaw Chopin Airport for a fee.

http://www.lot.com/cn/en/lot-premium-economy
The *A lounge finder doesn't have Premium Economy as an option, so that site doesn't help either when deciding access rights.

According to the A* lounge finder, *G gives you access to the Clubhouse as well as the SK, LH, UA, and AC lounges.

And also (long time since I was in Terminal B) - are the three B concourses are connected airside?
No
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Originally Posted by DoTheBartMan View Post
Access to the Clubhouse based on travel class alone depends on if LO has a contract with VS for its Premium Economy travelers.
The LOT website seems to indicate that traveling in Premium Economy doesn't give lounge access at EWR:


The *A lounge finder doesn't have Premium Economy as an option, so that site doesn't help either when deciding access rights.

According to the A* lounge finder, *G gives you access to the Clubhouse as well as the SK, LH, UA, and AC lounges.

No
As a *A Gold I'm eligible to enter *A lounges regardless of class of service. What I cannot understand after spending time on the *A website and some other webpages is where the lounges are located and whether I could go to an *A lounge even if it isn't on the same concourse LO uses.

Thanks anyway ^

but each concourse has its own security will I be able t
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What I cannot understand after spending time on the *A website and some other webpages is where the lounges are located
Information available in the lounge finder:
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge
Location
A
Departure Level,just after security
immediately after security check point
Opening hours
From 04:30-20:30

Lufthansa Business Lounge
Location
Terminal B
departure satellite 3,next to gate 60
Opening hours
2:00 pm - 9:45 pm

Lufthansa Senator Lounge
Location
Terminal 3
Departure Area B,Gate 60
Opening hours
2:00 pm - 9:45 pm

SAS Business Lounge
Location
Terminal B
Depature level,.xx
Near the Lufthansa and SAS flight gates, on the right handside just after the security checks
Opening hours
..


United Club
Location
Terminal C1
Concourse Level Entry, Upper Level Club,across from Gate C74
Opening hours
Monday-Thursday 5:00-22:30, Friday-Sunday 5:00-23:15

United Club
Location
Terminal C
Departure Level,near Gate C120
Opening hours
4:30-22:30

United Club
Location
Terminal A2
Departures level,Past security
Opening hours
5:30-22:00

United Club
Location
C
Departures level,C124
Opening hours
5:30-22:00

Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse
Location
Terminal B2
Departure Level,close to entrance to B51-B57 pier
before security and passport control
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Originally Posted by DoTheBartMan View Post
Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse
Location
Terminal B2
Departure Level,close to entrance to B51-B57 pier
before security and passport control
Just to give an example how this site is unreliable see the attached photo that has conflicting data concerning the location of the Clubhouse (airside or not airside - this is the question ) and anyway the opening hours are incorrect (LO departure is at 22:35).


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