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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. IAD-LHR
Connecting: The airport to or from which you have a short-haul flight to connect to a longer flight, i.e. SFO-IAD-LHR or LHR-IAD-SFO
Arrival: The airport you arrive at after your long-haul flight, i.e. LHR-IAD

Hours - 5:30 AM- 10PM


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Old Oct 23, 21, 3:21 pm
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Originally Posted by tcdtcd View Post
😂 That was the worst, most disgusting ORD UC dish EVER! The only food Ive ever immediately spit out on my plate (since early childhood).
Thanks for the pre-Covid nostalgia!
Aaand back to IAD PL content - and not bad Asian food takes elsewhere in the US 😉
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Old Oct 23, 21, 3:43 pm
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"Then I asked a server for private dining area. Eventually, an assistant manager guided us in."
Is the dining area that hard to find? How big is this lounge?!
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Old Oct 23, 21, 4:08 pm
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Really lovely lounge! The bartenders need a lot of training, but everything else was top notch!














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Old Oct 23, 21, 4:12 pm
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Thanks for the photos!
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Old Oct 23, 21, 4:16 pm
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Beer shower?

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Old Oct 23, 21, 4:44 pm
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Originally Posted by chrisny2 View Post
Really lovely lounge! The bartenders need a lot of training, but everything else was top notch!

Wow, that buffet spread definitely took a hit from what it used to be pre covid. Will be interesting to see what the other lounges buffet will look like as well. In either case, still a decent spread. Thanks for the pics.
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Old Oct 23, 21, 5:19 pm
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Beer shower?

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absolutely!

Originally Posted by flyingrohit View Post
Wow, that buffet spread definitely took a hit from what it used to be pre covid. Will be interesting to see what the other lounges buffet will look like as well. In either case, still a decent spread. Thanks for the pics.
I only grabbed a photo of the salad bar. There was another row of really nice hot food that I didn't try because I ate in the dining room. This is definitely just a little part of the food!
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Old Oct 23, 21, 7:03 pm
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Originally Posted by chrisny2 View Post
absolutely!

I only grabbed a photo of the salad bar. There was another row of really nice hot food that I didn't try because I ate in the dining room. This is definitely just a little part of the food!
Glad to hear that. Excited to make a visit there in January for sure then!
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Old Oct 23, 21, 8:51 pm
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Speaking of which, what brews are on offer?
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Old Oct 23, 21, 9:04 pm
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Speaking of which, what brews are on offer?
They had 7 I think. I only remember Old Ox (local) and Peroni. I know the other options looked nice but I can't remember them!
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Old Oct 23, 21, 9:34 pm
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Originally Posted by chrisny2 View Post
They had 7 I think. I only remember Old Ox (local) and Peroni. I know the other options looked nice but I can't remember them!
Thanks. Sounds like a big improvement over the UC. As long as they have options without "Lite" in the name. Also glad to hear they are supporting the local microbreweries like Old Ox.
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Old Oct 24, 21, 4:16 am
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Curious: do the toilet doors have red/green LED indicators la EWR PL lounge?
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Old Oct 24, 21, 10:04 am
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Curious: do the toilet doors have red/green LED indicators la EWR PL lounge?
Yes.
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Old Oct 24, 21, 4:22 pm
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Well, now I don’t feel quite as annoyed by my domestic-to-Polaris to Europe itinerary next week changing from a 1-hour connection to a 4+ hour connection…
I’m sure I’ll find a way to pass the time. 😉
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Old Oct 24, 21, 4:32 pm
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Well, now I don’t quite as annoyed by my domestic-to-Polaris to Europe itinerary next week changing from a 1-hour connection to a 4+ hour connection…
I’m sure I’ll find a way to pass the time. 😉
Indeed. I am just looking at rerouting my next TATL trip in a couple of weeks thru IAD as well - hoping a 3hrs inbound connection (incl. customs clearance) will still be sufficient and allow some quality time at the PL.
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