7 hours in SFO with United Club pass?

Old Feb 2, 19, 5:16 pm
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7 hours in SFO with United Club pass?

I'm flying AKL to SFO to BNA and have a 7 hour layover in SFO on Monday the 18th. I have Priority Pass, and 2 United Club lounge passes so I'm thinking of using one of the UC passes up. I get in at 630am and leave at 130pm. Global Entry so I won't waste time there. No desire to venture into into SF.

Recommendation on how to spend the time?

Are any of the UC lounges and/or PP lounges better than others? I don't drink so alcohol selection is a non-issue. A shower would be great but it doesn't look like they have showers. I'm flying E+ so guessing I can't get into a Polaris lounge.

Thanks!
Justin

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Old Feb 2, 19, 5:24 pm
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You mean AKL? AUK is an airport in the US.

There is Freshen Up (before security but you would have to go landside anyway) where you can get a shower for $25.

I would still try to get out of the airport. Maybe In-N-Out in Milbrae or Bayfront Park (for plane spotting).
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Old Feb 2, 19, 5:30 pm
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The UC at gate 76 is larger and Iíve found it to be less crowded than the other UC. Itís also not a cookie cutter design so more interesting to me. Lots of windows. Donít miss the changing exhibits in the museum between gates 72 and 76 between the moving walkways. Always something interesting to peruse.
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Old Feb 2, 19, 5:32 pm
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Yes AKL. My mistake.

Nice that's awesome about Freshen Up. Definitely worth a look!
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Old Feb 2, 19, 6:19 pm
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Originally Posted by AirbusFan2B View Post
The UC at gate 76 is larger and Iíve found it to be less crowded than the other UC. Itís also not a cookie cutter design so more interesting to me. Lots of windows. Donít miss the changing exhibits in the museum between gates 72 and 76 between the moving walkways. Always something interesting to peruse.
I agree the Routunda Club is my favorite, and also that getting out of the airport is a great idea.
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Old Feb 2, 19, 7:39 pm
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With PriorityPass, skip the food in the United lounge and grab breakfast at YankeePier with the $28 credit you’ll get with your PP card.
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Old Feb 2, 19, 7:45 pm
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With PriorityPass, skip the food in the United lounge and grab breakfast at YankeePier with the $28 credit youíll get with your PP credit.
I might use quotation marks there . . . i.e., skip the "food" in the United Club
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Old Feb 2, 19, 7:52 pm
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Originally Posted by Kacee View Post
I might use quotation marks there . . . i.e., skip the "food" in the United Club
I will say, when I flew SFO-TPE in December, I was impressed by the breakfast ďfoodĒ they had out in the club. The contract staff, not so much, but the fresh fruit was pretty decent. Still, not a replacement for a proper meal
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Old Feb 2, 19, 7:53 pm
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You can also grab lunch (or something to bring aboard) at SF Giants Clubhouse restaurant in T3, near the 80s gates. They had an ahi tuna burger that I thought was pretty good. I believe you can use PP at the same airport once every 3 hours or something like that.
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Old Feb 2, 19, 10:46 pm
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With PriorityPass, skip the food in the United lounge and grab breakfast at YankeePier with the $28 credit youíll get with your PP card.
Originally Posted by STS-134 View Post
You can also grab lunch (or something to bring aboard) at SF Giants Clubhouse restaurant in T3, near the 80s gates. They had an ahi tuna burger that I thought was pretty good. I believe you can use PP at the same airport once every 3 hours or something like that.
Or visit both Giants Clubhouse does breakfast too FWIW.

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Old Feb 3, 19, 12:23 am
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If you donít mind dropping a couple bucks the new Mustards Grill (of Napa game) in the intl terminal (donít have to exit security) is actually good. The best UA Club, as others have mentioned, is the rotunda club near the 70ís/80ís gates. agree with what others have said though. Take either the Marriott of Westin shuttle and go walk around bayfront park and have lunch at New England lobster on Cowan rd (walking distance).
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Old Feb 3, 19, 2:46 am
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With PriorityPass, skip the food in the United lounge and grab breakfast at YankeePier with the $28 credit youíll get with your PP card.
To me, Yankee Pier is overpriced with mediocre food and service. For $28, if there is no restriction on the restaurant, I would try some of the other ones.
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To me, Yankee Pier is overpriced with mediocre food and service. For $28, if there is no restriction on the restaurant, I would try some of the other ones.
Priority Pass doesn't give a credit at any restaurant just the one that is in their program
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If flying from AKL, you will effectively be landside when exiting Customs, so all the landside facilities will be available at no inconvenience. My favorite is the Samovar Tea Room in the International Terminal, about 2/3 of the way to the A gates.
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Old Feb 3, 19, 10:36 am
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Originally Posted by STS-134 View Post
You can also grab lunch (or something to bring aboard) at SF Giants Clubhouse restaurant in T3, near the 80s gates. They had an ahi tuna burger that I thought was pretty good. I believe you can use PP at the same airport once every 3 hours or something like that.
2 different PP from the same card au and main card holder can be used at different places back to back? I use my at YP and au uses theirs at SFgiants
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