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Comparative Review of Five Different Star Alliance Lounges at Heathrow T2

Arrival Lounge Hours 5 AM - 2 PM (open as of June 13, 2022)
United Club Hours 5:00 a.m. Ė 9:00 p.m. daily
Global First Class GS / VIP lounge (newly open May 2022)

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Old Jun 24, 22, 9:14 am
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Originally Posted by Silver Fox View Post
My money would be on LH.
Indeed. If the UA lounge is empty itís great; otherwise I personally go for SQ and then AC.
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Old Jun 24, 22, 9:21 am
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Originally Posted by mpiotrow View Post
Thanks for the update...good to know! I'm flying out or LHR tomorrow, and have been wondering how early I needed to get there. I'm shooing for 3ish hours (mainly to give myself some time to hop around to the misc lounges...I'm flying out of T2A, so will have to make the walk back from T2B at some point).
You'll probably need more time than that if you're aiming to do some lounge hopping. I have never been to T2 before so I don't know how things are. At T3, it's been a mess. I don't know if anything have changed in the past week, but T3 got so busy that they had reps forcing people to line up to get the security screening area. Even flying business doesn't get me any advantages as everyone had to line up to use the escalators to get to the second floor at T3. It was only after lining up for 30-40 minutes before I got to the second floor was I able to use fast track. The other time I was at T3, the longest part was lining up to check-in as the Delta app said they needed to manually review my documentations.

Originally Posted by lhrsfo View Post
VS is outstanding at LHR and really can’t be beat. But BA is more on a par with UA. At T5, top tier and First get a unique security lane but an indifferent lounge. Biz class and other elites get two very poor lounges and one adequate one. UA get only a *G security privilege (personally the longest wait I have experienced in over a hundred flights was 4 minutes), but a choice of 3 very good lounges.
BA at T3 benefits from the CX lounge which is excellent. But, generally, the key difference between BA and UA is that BA offers First whereas UA doesn’t.
I totally agree with you about VS. I was there last week and it was fantastic! I read that CX F is good, but I'm not OWE so I wasn't able to try it. My only regret was not getting to LHR even earlier so I can spend more time at the VS lounge. Truly fantastic and I was surprised a lounge of that quality even exist in Europe. I would have expected something of that caliber in Asia like Hong Kong or Singapore.
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Old Jun 24, 22, 12:49 pm
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Let's stick to T2 and UA in this thread /forum, There are better forums for discussing T3 and/or other non *A carriers

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Old Jun 27, 22, 1:18 pm
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Was surprised to be pointed to the GS lounge on entry today. I am a 1K traveling on a very expensive ticket (nearly $12K LHR-EWR r/t). Was it the ticket price? Was it crowding in the lounge and pointing 1Ks that way? Or is this a standard 1K benefit now?
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Old Jun 27, 22, 1:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Stopwatch430 View Post
Was surprised to be pointed to the GS lounge on entry today. I am a 1K traveling on a very expensive ticket (nearly $12K LHR-EWR r/t). Was it the ticket price? Was it crowding in the lounge and pointing 1Ks that way? Or is this a standard 1K benefit now?
Agent discretion.. They donít see ticket price unless they open and delve into the ticket details. Not a 1K benefit - probably more of a profiling. Iím thinking single 1K traveler, in Polaris, not to shabbily dressed. And, yes, to relieve UC crowding.
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Old Jun 27, 22, 5:35 pm
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Originally Posted by Stopwatch430 View Post
Was surprised to be pointed to the GS lounge on entry today. I am a 1K traveling on a very expensive ticket (nearly $12K LHR-EWR r/t). Was it the ticket price? Was it crowding in the lounge and pointing 1Ks that way? Or is this a standard 1K benefit now?
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Agent discretion.. They donít see ticket price unless they open and delve into the ticket details. Not a 1K benefit - probably more of a profiling. Iím thinking single 1K traveler, in Polaris, not to shabbily dressed. And, yes, to relieve UC crowding.
Consider that to be a win then.
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Old Jun 28, 22, 6:17 am
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Originally Posted by Stopwatch430 View Post
Was surprised to be pointed to the GS lounge on entry today. I am a 1K traveling on a very expensive ticket (nearly $12K LHR-EWR r/t). Was it the ticket price? Was it crowding in the lounge and pointing 1Ks that way? Or is this a standard 1K benefit now?
Seems to be very common right now. 1K in Polaris is invited to the 'GS' lounge. Will be interesting to hear from someone who did not get the invite
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Old Jun 28, 22, 6:35 am
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Seems to be very common right now. 1K in Polaris is invited to the 'GS' lounge. Will be interesting to hear from someone who did not get the invite
Many do not get the invite (including myself last month). There are a LOT of 1Ks that go thru LHR every day, not all of them are getting into the "GS lounge".
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Old Jun 28, 22, 7:37 am
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Many do not get the invite (including myself last month). There are a LOT of 1Ks that go thru LHR every day, not all of them are getting into the "GS lounge".
May be it is dependent on how crowded the main lounge is, and the agents have discretion to send 1Ks (traveling in Polaris Cabin) to the GS Lounge to relieve the crowding?
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Old Jun 28, 22, 7:42 am
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May be it is dependent on how crowded the main lounge is, and the agents have discretion to send 1Ks (traveling in Polaris Cabin) to the GS Lounge to relieve the crowding?
Yeah, I think so. Not sure what the criteria is...if any. I have been invited into the HKG equivalent a couple of time (pre-Covid) but haven't been into the LHR version, even when travelling solo in Polaris.

Be nice to try it once just to check it out, but I enjoy the regular UC at LHR quite a bit anyway, so not a huge deal.
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Old Jun 29, 22, 3:57 pm
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Any news on the United lounge at Heathrow getting the "Polaris" treatment?

I saw that it was on the cards pre pandemic, wondering if it was going to happen at all.
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Old Jun 30, 22, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by goodeats21 View Post
Many do not get the invite (including myself last month). There are a LOT of 1Ks that go thru LHR every day, not all of them are getting into the "GS lounge".
Flying J or Y?
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Old Jun 30, 22, 3:13 pm
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Flying J or Y?
Both.
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Old Jul 4, 22, 6:19 am
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UC in LHR today (Fourth of July)







There was also mac'n'cheese and cornbread. And lots of US flags.
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Old Jul 4, 22, 7:07 am
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Now that's a touch of class above and beyond -- and solidifies the LHR UC as the best "United Club" in the system -- and better than many / most Polaris lounges (if they bring back the menu service in the GS/FC lounge it's a no brainer).....
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