Lounge in Papeete - access for Star Gold

Old Jan 27, 19, 12:23 am
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Lounge in Papeete - access for Star Gold

Hello all, flew into PPT on Air NZ and we are flying out on United (separate ticket) to SFO. My partner and I are both Star Gold. Will we get access to the Star partner lounge in PPT airport? Have quite a long wait between ferry ride from Moorea and flight out. We are not in Polaris/business just Economy Plus.
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Old Jan 27, 19, 4:18 am
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According to https://www.united.com/web/en-US/con...ations/bf.aspx, no - only Polaris customers have lounge access, not Star Gold.
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Old Jan 27, 19, 4:53 am
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Itís been YEARS since I flew out of PPT in economy, but last time I did (2012?) it was on NZ to AKL in Y, and I asked for, and received, a pass for the lounge including my wife and two children. It was a contact lounge and not very impressive. But better than no lounge!

That was a long time ago but YMMV.
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Old Jan 27, 19, 8:28 am
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The TN lounge is a Priority Pass lounge if UA won't give you passes based on *G.

I'm not sure the current *A rules on lounge access, there was a time not too long ago that I thought the airline was required to give *G (in Y) passes to contract lounges if they used one for their business passengers? Certainly at other locations flying Y at airports with contract lounges only, I've always had passes given. Maybe it's just a UA issue, which wouldn't surprise me. I do recall they don't give passes to the lounge at CUN even for C passengers, we had to enter that one on Priority Pass.
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Old Jan 27, 19, 2:31 pm
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Originally Posted by newtestleper View Post
Hello all, flew into PPT on Air NZ and we are flying out on United (separate ticket) to SFO. My partner and I are both Star Gold. Will we get access to the Star partner lounge in PPT airport? Have quite a long wait between ferry ride from Moorea and flight out. We are not in Polaris/business just Economy Plus.
When I went through a couple months ago (https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/30394077-post228.html) they were *not* giving *Gs in coach lounge invites, but I was still able to access it via Priority Pass.
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