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LA's Newest Star: The United Polaris Lounge Opens at Los Angeles International Airport

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 10, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning January 12, United customers traveling in United Polaris® business class, the airline's international premium cabin travel experience, will now be able to relax and dine before their travels in the new United Polaris lounge at Los Angeles International Airport.

The award-winning Polaris lounge experience builds on the airline's concept to be uniquely United while embracing the energy and distinct culture of Southern California and the exciting destinations United serves from here. This Polaris lounge features Southern California-style throughout, including works by local, Los Angeles-based artists, Rema Ghuloum, Chris Trueman and Ruth Pastine, and a food and beverage program inspired by the City of Angels. It is conveniently located in Terminal 7 between Gates 73 and 75A and faces west to capture the city's vibrant sunset skies.

The United Polaris lounge is the most recent investment United has made at LAX, where the airline recently completed a $573 million renovation of Terminal 7. Customers also can now take advantage of the recently completed cut-through, a new road that provides a shortcut to avoid the LAX "horseshoe" road around the terminals to help ease their travels. In addition to the Polaris lounge, United recently opened a new United Club in Terminal 7, and offers customers who want a more upscale experience access to The Private Suite. These latest improvements and amenities help give United customers the best possible airport experience at LAX.

The airline is also committed to the greater Los Angeles community, having announced last year a $1 million grant to Southern California-based First Place for Youth.

"Los Angeles is one of United's most important gateways, particularly to Asia and Australia, and this lounge provides our customers with a best-in-class experience before they board their flights, especially for those customers with late-night departures and early-morning arrivals," said Janet Lamkin, United's California President. "We continue to expand our presence in Los Angeles, connecting customers from all over California and the U.S. to our global network. The addition of the United Polaris lounge is yet another way we provide customers with the best possible travel experience at LAX."

United Polaris Lounge at LAX Facts & Highlights
  • More than 12,000 square feet
  • 140 seats, with a variety of seating areas for productivity, privacy and dining
  • 272 power outlets and 120 USB ports
  • Luxurious shower suites, featuring rainfall showerheads and Soho House & Co's Cowshed Spa products
  • Private daybeds outfitted with Saks Fifth Avenue bedding
  • Customers are invited to enjoy a full restaurant-quality experience in The Dining Room before their flights. With a menu that blends international comfort foods developed by Los Angeles native Chef Tritia Gestuvo, highlights include: almond-crusted fish and chips, chilaquiles, Korean bulgogi arancini, fresh crafted sandwiches on La Brea Bakery® bread, flavorful street tacos and house-made cinnamon churros.
  • In a nod to the innovative cocktail culture of Los Angeles, the lounge features signature cocktails inspired by the City of Stars, including the Let's Rumble, made from Cruso Spiced Rum, fresh lemon, prickly pear puree and house-made simple syrup and the On Sunset, a playful take on the tequila sunrise, made from Casa Noble Tequila, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal and agave nectar.
The United Polaris lounge at Los Angeles International Airport is the fifth Polaris lounge to open. Other United Polaris lounge locations include: Chicago O'Hare International Airport, George Bush Intercontinental in Houston, Newark Liberty International Airport and San Francisco International Airport.

The focus behind the United Polaris experience has always been to provide long-haul travelers with what they've asked for: the best sleep in the sky. On average, United continues to add one aircraft with the new United Polaris business class seat every 10 days from now through 2020. On Monday, the airline's newest aircraft, the Boeing 787-10 Dreamliner, officially entered service, featuring the Polaris business class seat as well as the airline's new United Premium Plus seat. United in the first North American carrier to operate the 787-10 and the only airline in the world to operate all three models of the Dreamliner.

For more photos of the United Polaris lounge at Los Angeles International Airport, visit the United Newsroom.
Access to Polaris lounges (source):


update 29 Sept 2017, effective 1 Oct 2017
Trans-border flights (Canada, Mexico, ..) for UA and partner flights do not qualify

Departure: The airport you are leaving on an international J/F flight* from, i.e. SFO-TPE
Connecting: The airport to or from which you have a short-haul flight to connect to a longer flight, i.e. LAX-SFO-NRT or NRT-SFO-LAX
Arrival: The airport you arrive at after your long-haul flight, i.e. NRT-SFO

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LAX Polaris Preview Day -- January 11, 2019
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08:00 am - 10:00 am:
10:00 am - 12:00 pm: anc-ord772, rodjune + Mrs. rodjune, segiddins
12:00 pm - 02:00 pm:
02:00 pm - 04:00 pm: SS255, tstauck
04:00 pm - 06:00 pm: DELee + Mrs. DELee, pushmyredbutton, HkCaGu + mom


LAX Polaris Opening Day -- January 12, 2019
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Old Dec 20, 18, 12:05 pm
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Great. I've been waiting for this to be available at LAX. Signed up for the 10-12 slot. Hopefully they will have food at that hour. I don't fly UA intl much anymore so have yet to be in a Polaris lounge.
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Also reserved a 10-12 slot.
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Only 8-10am and 2-4pm were left just now. I snagged the 2-4pm slot.
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Originally Posted by tstauck View Post
Only 8-10am and 2-4pm were left just now. I snagged the 2-4pm slot.
There is a different quota for each category, so if you qualify for another category (Chase MP credit card, MP members, Premiers) you may find more time slots.
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Bought 2 tix for 4-6 PM. Will ask Mrs. DELee if she wants to go. May follow up here if she declines.

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Originally Posted by tstauck View Post
Only 8-10am and 2-4pm were left just now. I snagged the 2-4pm slot.
I think I snagged 2-4. I didn't receive any form of confirmation.
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Bought 2 tix for 4-6 PM. Will ask Mrs. DELee if she wants to go. May follow up here if she declines.

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Mrs. DELee has confirmed and will be attending with me on Friday, January 11, 2019 from 4 to 6 PM!

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I think I snagged 2-4. I didn't receive any form of confirmation.
Hmm. Here's the "payment" confirmation screen I got:



And here's one of three separate confirmation e-mails received (across 2 different accounts):



You may want to a) re-purchase/confirm at least 1 purchase and b) contact MileagePlus Exclusives as shown in the e-mail above.

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I'm not sure what happened the first time around, but I tried it again and got the confirmation screen, which I screen-shotted. So, I guess I'm "in."
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Added a wiki to the thread for both Preview Day and Opening Day - please add your handle and number attending if you'll be at either (or both!).

FWIW, numbers and slots dwindling for Preview Day:



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Added a wiki to the thread for both Preview Day and Opening Day - please add your handle and number attending if you'll be at either (or both!).
FWIW, numbers and slots dwindling for Preview Day:
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Thanks for your links in the wiki.
While MP & Premier are sold out, there are still a few slots open thru the Cardmembers link!
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Thanks for your links in the wiki.
While MP & Premier are sold out, there are still a few slots open thru the Cardmembers link!
Thank you! cesco.g for the personal heads up! I’m in for the 2:00-4:00 pm slot.. Taking Uber, so I surely hope the bar will be well stocked
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I’ll be flying down from SF for the day, K fare RT! Girlfriend got me the 10-12 as a present since she has an explorer card.
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Thanks for your links in the wiki.
Credits for the links to WineCountryUA as our ever present and omniscient moderator!

Originally Posted by cesco.g View Post
While MP & Premier are sold out, there are still a few slots open thru the Cardmembers link!
Yah - I see that too - currently only 2:00-4:00 pm so far sold out on Cardmembers.

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The media preview of the LAX Polaris Lounge is today, accompanied by a UAL press release:

https://hub.united.com/united-polari...625649773.html

United Polaris Lounge at LAX Facts & Highlights
  • More than 12,000 square feet
  • 140 seats, with a variety of seating areas for productivity, privacy and dining
  • 272 power outlets and 120 USB ports
  • Luxurious shower suites, featuring rainfall showerheads and Soho House & Co's Cowshed Spa products
  • Private daybeds outfitted with Saks Fifth Avenue bedding
  • Customers are invited to enjoy a full restaurant-quality experience in The Dining Room before their flights. With a menu that blends international comfort foods developed by Los Angeles native Chef Tritia Gestuvo, highlights include: almond-crusted fish and chips, chilaquiles, Korean bulgogi arancini, fresh crafted sandwiches on La Brea Bakery® bread, flavorful street tacos and house-made cinnamon churros.
  • In a nod to the innovative cocktail culture of Los Angeles, the lounge features signature cocktails inspired by the City of Stars, including the Let's Rumble, made from Cruso Spiced Rum, fresh lemon, prickly pear puree and house-made simple syrup and the On Sunset, a playful take on the tequila sunrise, made from Casa Noble Tequila, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal and agave nectar.
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From the looks of it, the lounge should not disappoint...
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