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iwc Jan 18, 19 3:10 am

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UA_Flyer Jan 18, 19 6:40 am


Originally Posted by iwc (Post 30669753)

I went by yesterday after landing at FLL. It does
not seem there will be any windows based on the anticipated location unless the lounge extends to the back of the escalators not just on the side.

UA_Flyer Jan 19, 19 6:35 am

Just walked into FLL UC this morning and spoke to the nice agent at the desk, and she confirmed there are no windows in the new lounge.

joe_miami Jan 19, 19 10:08 am

Judging from the OP, this was a 29-month closure. I’ve seen high-rises built faster than that.

bocastephen Jan 19, 19 10:53 pm


Originally Posted by joe_miami (Post 30674692)
Judging from the OP, this was a 29-month closure. Iíve seen high-rises built faster than that.

This is Florida - 29 months is fast given all the pockets that need extra "lining".

UA_Flyer Jan 20, 19 3:33 am


Originally Posted by bocastephen (Post 30676806)
This is Florida - 29 months is fast given all the pockets that need extra "lining".

29 months is indeed fast by Florida standard, but not as bad as Washington DC.

LarryU Jan 29, 19 8:38 am

I'm at FLL now (1/29) and the new club hasn't opened yet. :( I was told that the new opening date is Friday, 2/1.

ROCUAflyer Feb 1, 19 6:24 am

At FLL today and the temporary club is closed today, the new club will open tomorrow 2/2.

bocastephen Feb 2, 19 11:00 pm

Did the new club open on 2/2 as planned?

Is anyone headed to FLL today that can confirm the lounge is open? I don't want to go to the airport early and end up sitting in the terminal.

bocastephen Feb 3, 19 4:11 pm

FLL is NOT open today and did not open on-time.

The temporary club is closed, apparently due to an "order from the Fire Marshall" and the new club is not going to open potentially until Tuesday, possibly later in the week, as they are now waiting for a final building inspection that should have happened last week, but from what I was able to gather from a brief interaction with staff, I assume Broward County as usual just blew it off.

So, the temporary club is permanently closed, and the new club will not open until the Broward inspector shows up and does the inspection - which in "Florida time" could be days, or weeks from now, or when someone puts cash in his or his manager's pocket.

If you are coming to the airport early with an expectation to use the lounge - don't bother. Security lines are not bad, especially with pre-check, so just get in the terminal about 60-80 minutes before your planned departure time,

iwc Feb 4, 19 8:25 am

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FLLUAFlyer Feb 4, 19 12:42 pm

At the new club. I guess it just opened. Pretty nice. However WiFi not good. Near the entrance you can connect to the FLL Airport Free WiFi, but in the back you cannot connect. Also, my AT&T phone has low signal in back, as well as my Verizon MiFi.

Bar is very large and nice!!! :-)

Update: Just spoke with the manager, and they will be installing their own WiFi network by "one of the week", and also swapping out the current clear glass doors for the blue-stained doors.

goldelite8 Feb 4, 19 3:01 pm


Originally Posted by FLLUAFlyer (Post 30738604)
At the new club. I guess it just opened. Pretty nice. However WiFi not good. Near the entrance you can connect to the FLL Airport Free WiFi, but in the back you cannot connect. Also, my AT&T phone has low signal in back, as well as my Verizon MiFi.

Bar is very large and nice!!! :-)

Update: Just spoke with the manager, and they will be installing their own WiFi network by "one of the week", and also swapping out the current clear glass doors for the blue-stained doors.

Did they upgrade the food offerings at all?

seanp7 Feb 4, 19 3:54 pm

Pics please!

EWR764 Feb 7, 19 11:31 am

From Gavin Molloy, VP Corporate Real Estate (@gavinmolloy on Twitter)

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PsiFighter37 Feb 9, 19 8:25 pm

I visited the new FLL club today for about 20 minutes before boarding my flight. When coming down the escalators to the C gates, go LEFT (not to the right, which is what the old sign saying 'Airline Club' still says). The new UC is a vast improvement over the old one, although it doesn't have any natural light (I think the old club had some windows facing the gates - been a really long time). The one tricky thing is that the food is in a separate room that you turn to the right, before the bar shown in the above post. I missed that initially, and given I was dead tired, I didn't bother retracing. The main area has an assortment of the new-style chairs you would find in the revamped Terminal A club at EWR or the B clubs in ORD - on balance a better experience and definitely more access to power outlets. I didn't check out the bathrooms, but I have to assume it's got to be better than the dreadful situation in the old club (which was a single bathroom for everyone, IIRC).

Overall, definitely a step up from the old club and the temporary club, and worth the tradeoff of not having any window views. YMMV.

seanp7 Mar 25, 19 2:35 pm

In the FLL Club now. They've fixed the 'Airline Club' direction arrow at the bottom of the C escalators.

Club is quiet today and lots of staff (too many?) cleaning and assisting.

The food area is off to the right as you walk in, turn just before the bar. I missed that initially too (as noted above).

Coke machine is currently broken.

Overall the club is nice; no views but it reminds me of a windowless EWR Terminal A UC...

mmike_319 Jan 6, 20 3:16 pm

FLL United Club
 
Anybody have experience using the United Club in Ft. Lauderdale? Flying AC metal back to YYZ, lounge is in T1, flight departs from T2. Will I be able to access the lounge? And if allowed, is the extra time required worthwhile? Some newer UC's are worth a visit, although most are mediocre in my experience.

Plumber Jan 6, 20 3:48 pm


Originally Posted by mmike_319 (Post 31916367)
Anybody have experience using the United Club in Ft. Lauderdale? Flying AC metal back to YYZ, lounge is in T1, flight departs from T2. Will I be able to access the lounge? And if allowed, is the extra time required worthwhile? Some newer UC's are worth a visit, although most are mediocre in my experience.

I just did this last Saturday.

No problem at all- just that you need to clear Security in T1 and then again in T2 for AC flight. I had TSA-PRE so it was quick.

About a 5-10 minute walk.

It is a newer UA so we thought it was worth the effort.

khkchan Jan 27, 20 6:10 pm

I concur.

It's about 10 mins walk from AC counter to the lounge including security (if you have pre-check). Very quiet lounge and plenty of seating. Food is typical United Club offering at dinner time.

Well worth the walk.


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