Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > United Airlines | MileagePlus
Reload this Page >

SFO G UC closed, reopens as Polaris Lounge 30 Apr 2018, old GFL is now the intl UC

SFO G UC closed, reopens as Polaris Lounge 30 Apr 2018, old GFL is now the intl UC

    Hide Wikipost
Old Jun 24, 18, 11:04 am   -   Wikipost
Please read: This is a community-maintained wiki post containing the most important information from this thread. You may edit the Wiki once you have been on FT for 90 days and have made 90 posts.
 
Last edit by: WineCountryUA
Wiki Link
UA has announced that the SFO Polaris lounge is opening 30 April 2018

Summary
The International UC is closed for renovation to a Polaris Club. The SQ & BR lounges have been closed and will be integrated into the new facility. Polaris lounge open 30 April 2018.
SFO Polaris Lounge opens 30 April 2018 (Previews - Press 25th, MP 27th)

The old GFL (near G99) has been converted into a premium cabin international lounge (not an UC). Eventually, it will be converted into a UC for the non-premium cabin international passengers (*G in economy). Now operating as an United Club

The F and E concourse UCs plus again the temporary mezzanine UC lounge (across from Gate 71) are options for those not eligible for the temporary G premium cabin international lounge.

sign

Previous Updates

1 Oct 2017 on united.com
On October 1, the United Club location in the International Terminal will be closed to launch its transition into a United Polaris lounge. An additional United Club location will open across from Gate 71A on the mezzanine level at the end of September. Customers departing out of the International Terminal should allow 10-15 minutes to walk to their gate from the United Club location in Gate 71A or Concourse F.
posted 23 Sept 2017
Originally Posted by Oregonflyer View Post
Bummer - was just in GF lounge and was told that in two weeks it will be a United Club - no showers, no open bar, etc. Was also told that "Polaris" is just a marketing term and that until the actual Polaris lounge opens in 8 months, it's United Clubs for everyone. .....
posted 28 Sept 2017
Originally Posted by geclub1 View Post
EVA just sent out an email announcement that its SFO lounge is closed as of 1OCT17.
Originally Posted by findark View Post
.... in the F club at SFO right now and there are signs announcing that the G club will close (entirely!) as of 01-Oct-17 for Polaris renovations. Possibly replaced by the decommissioned GFL?
Closure of San Francisco SilverKris Lounge for renovations

The Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge in San Francisco will be closed for renovations starting from 01 October 2017. As part of the renovations, Singapore Airlines will begin a transition to a newly constructed, shared lounge facility operated by our Star Alliance partner, United Airlines. It is scheduled to open in early 2018.
Earlier thread summary
Summary of posts suggest the present SFO Global First Lounge will be available for much of first half of 2017. Reports are that the current Global First Lounge will become a "regular" UC, while the current international (G Terminal) UC will become a Polaris club (which will integrate the space currently housing the SQ & BR lounges). UA is also constructing a new UC, either in Terminal G or E (or both). Construction has begun in the G Terminal United Club, a large portion of which is now boarded off. Latest info from UA suggests "summer 2018" for the SFO Polaris lounge opening.

{Similar Threads:
Polaris Lounge Roadmap 2017-2018 (wiki) (thread) --- UA Polaris lounge update site
Polaris lounge ORD - opened 01 Dec 2016 (wiki) (thread)
SFO Lounge changes? Which will become Polaris? Shower options?(wiki) (thread)
United Polaris-New Business Class seats & inflight service and new Polaris Lounges(wiki) (thread)}
Print Wikipost

Old Jun 21, 18, 7:19 pm
  #811  
Moderator: United Airlines; FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SFO
Programs: UA Plat 1.85MM, Hyatt Discoverist, Marriott Plat/LT Gold, Hilton Silver, IHG Gold
Posts: 49,840
Originally Posted by Smiley90 View Post
Basically, my question is if I land in/connect at SFO, as *G travelling in Y, is there a place for me to a) eat and/or b) shower? .....
a) UCs will have a light meal - yes; a sit down ull meal, no. As Y *G, you will not have access to the Polaris Lounge which does offer a full meal. The next best is the AMEX Centurion Lounge.
The domestic UCs operate primarily as domestic lounges. The LHR, NRT, HKG, ... UCs are very different The Polaris lounges are more on par (or exceed) most international *A lounges.

b) No UC has showers. Polaris and AMEX Centurion Lounge has showers
WineCountryUA is offline  
Old Jun 21, 18, 7:40 pm
  #812  
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 452
UA SFO does have an Arrivals lounge with showers and a light buffet breakfast. Not sure what the access rules are.
glbltvlr is offline  
Old Jun 21, 18, 7:54 pm
  #813  
 
Join Date: May 2001
Location: RNO, NV, USA.
Programs: UA 1K 2MM
Posts: 4,143
Originally Posted by glbltvlr View Post
UA SFO does have an Arrivals lounge with showers and a light buffet breakfast. Not sure what the access rules are.
You must be arriving on an International Polaris flight (in C) before noon (actual hours 0600-1230).

Last edited by restlessinRNO; Jun 21, 18 at 8:03 pm
restlessinRNO is offline  
Old Jun 23, 18, 2:00 am
  #814  
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: SFO/SJC/OAK
Programs: OZ Diamond (*G), AAdvantage Gold, HHonors Gold, SkyPesos
Posts: 1,107
Originally Posted by Smiley90 View Post
Basically, my question is if I land in/connect at SFO, as *G travelling in Y, is there a place for me to a) eat and/or b) shower? I've never been to a UC that actually had those things, whereas most *A lounges elsewhere (e.g. LAX) have them.
Unfortunately you're SOL. No domestic UC has showers, and the food is bird feed. No other *A lounges other than Polaris which you won't have access to.

It really is embarrassing that the *G lounge situation is so AWFUL in SFO, a major *A hub.
zeer0 is online now  
Old Jun 23, 18, 9:54 am
  #815  
A FlyerTalk Posting Legend
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: SFO
Programs: AA EXP; AS 75K; UA 1K 1MM; Marriott Ambassador; Hilton Diamond (Aspire); Hyatt Explorist
Posts: 43,859
Originally Posted by zeer0 View Post
the food is bird feed
lol that is so true.

Note that you can pay for a shower at SFO after you exit customs into the international arrivals area. Freshen Up
Kacee is online now  
Old Jun 23, 18, 6:37 pm
  #816  
FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: SFO/SJC, BWI
Programs: :rolleyes:, DL DM, Mlife Plat, TR 7*, Marriott Tit, UA Gold
Posts: 11,472
Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
Note that you can pay for a shower at SFO after you exit customs into the international arrivals area. Freshen Up
From the site: "Shower facilities, nap rooms, toiletries, ironing facilities and undergarments."

I don't know why I find "and undergarments" funny -- I suppose you're just as apt to forget to pack them as toiletries -- but I do
Zorak is online now  
Old Jun 24, 18, 6:57 pm
  #817  
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Pismo Beach, CA
Programs: Marriott Titanium Elite, AS MVP Gold 75, UA Prem Plat, LH Silver
Posts: 1,541
Horrible United Club Service

Today our little local flight to SBP was out of Gate 93 in the international terminal. We came out of terminal 3 and headed toward the gate. I misssd the United club to which we had been many times so I checked the map and saw it was prior to the walkway we had taken. I went back and they said it was not a United Club but a Polaris Club. I remembered reading about this. The gentleman was very dismissive. I just wanted some sparkling water as we were boarding in 15 minutes. I rushed to the old international First Class Lounge and found it closed. Really!!! I generally like United despite horrible publicity. But the treatment I received as a United Club member was not ok.
Nobbi is offline  
Old Jun 24, 18, 7:10 pm
  #818  
Moderator: United Airlines; FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: SFO
Programs: UA Plat 1.85MM, Hyatt Discoverist, Marriott Plat/LT Gold, Hilton Silver, IHG Gold
Posts: 49,840
Originally Posted by Nobbi View Post
Today our little local flight to SBP was out of Gate 93 in the international terminal. We came out of terminal 3 and headed toward the gate. I misssd the United club to which we had been many times so I checked the map and saw it was prior to the walkway we had taken. I went back and they said it was not a United Club but a Polaris Club. I remembered reading about this. The gentleman was very dismissive. I just wanted some sparkling water as we were boarding in 15 minutes. I rushed to the old international First Class Lounge and found it closed. Really!!! I generally like United despite the horrible publicity. But the treatment I received as a United Club member was not ok.
The lounge situation has just recently changed and the Polaris Lounge agents at SFO and other new Polaris probably spend most of their day explaining the Polaris Lounge has different access but that is no reason to be rude. But no matter the rush, you were not going to get access.

The G98/99 (old GFL) should have been open as an UC -- it may still be shut down from the recent water main rupture.
WineCountryUA is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: