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Old Nov 28, 2016, 9:54 pm
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Did anyone who attend today's event ask about what will happen to the two current UCs in Terminal 7 now that the new facility will open next week?

(Personally, my bet is that one of the two will become the new Polaris Lounge.)
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Old Nov 28, 2016, 10:15 pm
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Originally Posted by GSBEWR
Did anyone who attend today's event ask about what will happen to the two current UCs in Terminal 7 now that the new facility will open next week?

(Personally, my bet is that one of the two will become the new Polaris Lounge.)
Polaris Lounge will be in the former IFL.
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Old Nov 28, 2016, 10:19 pm
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Originally Posted by GSBEWR
Did anyone who attend today's event ask about what will happen to the two current UCs in Terminal 7 now that the new facility will open next week?

(Personally, my bet is that one of the two will become the new Polaris Lounge.)
Current concourse-level UC will probably be gutted/opened up and turned into waiting area and retail.
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Old Nov 28, 2016, 10:22 pm
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Originally Posted by IAH-OIL-TRASH
Current concourse-level UC will probably be gutted/opened up and turned into waiting area and retail.
The current concourse UC is clearly eating into the gate space (forget that gate #). I'm assuming after it is gutted, the gate area will have plenty of more room.
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Old Nov 28, 2016, 10:22 pm
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Originally Posted by MatthewLAX
Polaris Lounge will be in the former IFL.
I think the space occupied by former IFL lounge will contribute to a much larger footprint for the Polaris lounge.
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Old Nov 29, 2016, 3:15 am
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It's 2am here in LA so I am going to bed, but someone is free to paste the pictures directly into FT if you don't want to click on my blog -- over 60 pictures of the new lounge here:

http://upgrd.com/matthew/new-united-club-at-lax.html

(link to my blog)

Lounge is really nice and we should see Chicago UC-style food. No showers, but Polaris Lounge will be going into former IFL at LAX and will have showers.

Future Polaris lounges at hubs (except DEN and GUM) and eventually in Mainland China...many UA people, including Oscar, were hyping the Polaris lounge opening in ORD so my expectations are obviously very high for that one, because I thought the new LAX club is great.
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Old Nov 29, 2016, 4:09 am
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Does anyone know when the new IFC/Polaris lounge opens in ORD?
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Old Nov 29, 2016, 5:57 am
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Originally Posted by chinatraderjmr
Does anyone know when the new IFC/Polaris lounge opens in ORD?
Last I heard, it was scheduled to be the flagship lounge and would re-open the Polaris part of the lounge on 01 Dec 2016. It's the lounge in Terminal C near Gate C17, where the GFL used to be. They're expanding what used to be the GFL into some space formerly used by the UC there. I believe the Terminal C UC isn't scheduled to re-open until April 2017.

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Old Nov 29, 2016, 6:08 am
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Originally Posted by MatthewLAX
Not open till 06 Dec...

Here's some Picts:

http://travelskills.com/2016/11/28/w...lax-slideshow/

Not my blog but my pictures. I'll post more later.
Great photos Matthew! Thanks for posting. Looks very nice. Look forward to enjoying the outdoor patio. Perfect location for that type of amenity.
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Old Nov 29, 2016, 6:27 am
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Originally Posted by MatthewLAX
It's 2am here in LA so I am going to bed, but someone is free to paste the pictures directly into FT if you don't want to click on my blog -- over 60 pictures of the new lounge here:

http://upgrd.com/matthew/new-united-club-at-lax.html

(link to my blog)

Lounge is really nice and we should see Chicago UC-style food. No showers, but Polaris Lounge will be going into former IFL at LAX and will have showers.

Future Polaris lounges at hubs (except DEN and GUM) and eventually in Mainland China...many UA people, including Oscar, were hyping the Polaris lounge opening in ORD so my expectations are obviously very high for that one, because I thought the new LAX club is great.
First off, Thank You very much for all of the photos and the comments.

One interesting thing in your photos and review is that there does not appear to be any conference rooms (except for one small one). Good. I would rather space like that be used for other purposes, such as more open space and seating.

What I most liked about your comments was the quotes by Scott and Kirby, stating they are determined fight the competition, unlike Jeff who seemed to run away from any kind of fight. When Oscar says He wants to make UA a better airline, I believe he will do everything he can to do just that. I don't think any of us believed Jeff about anything, especially in the last couple of years.

One odd thing, though: the new lounge closes at 10 p.m. That took me by surprise that it will close that early, especially considering one of the current lounges closes at 10:30 p.m. and the other at 12:45 a.m. Why so early?

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Old Nov 29, 2016, 7:01 am
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Originally Posted by MatthewLAX
It's 2am here in LA so I am going to bed, but someone is free to paste the pictures directly into FT if you don't want to click on my blog -- over 60 pictures of the new lounge here:

http://upgrd.com/matthew/new-united-club-at-lax.html

(link to my blog)

Lounge is really nice and we should see Chicago UC-style food. No showers, but Polaris Lounge will be going into former IFL at LAX and will have showers.

Future Polaris lounges at hubs (except DEN and GUM) and eventually in Mainland China...many UA people, including Oscar, were hyping the Polaris lounge opening in ORD so my expectations are obviously very high for that one, because I thought the new LAX club is great.
So basically for about a year the club will be more crowded than designed, as the Polaris lounge is being constructed which will reduce the influx of intl J pax.

Surprised they're not using the old UClub space below for Polaris, but I guess the old IFL had the kitchen.

In fact, don't remember Polaris at LAX being part of the initial announcement - was added at some point.
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Old Nov 29, 2016, 8:27 am
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WOW.. Food looks amazing.. and Espresso drinks?? Color me impressed..
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Old Nov 29, 2016, 8:28 am
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I'm heading to T7 in a few hours. Will I be able to tour this new lounge?

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Old Nov 29, 2016, 8:56 am
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Originally Posted by cyclogenesis
WOW.. Food looks amazing.. and Espresso drinks?? Color me impressed..
I imagine some of that was catered just for the opening.
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Old Nov 29, 2016, 9:22 am
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Originally Posted by cyclogenesis
WOW.. Food looks amazing.. and Espresso drinks?? Color me impressed..
Sadly that was just for the event. There will be machines like ORD.
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