Question on lounge access

Old Sep 15, 22, 7:23 pm
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Question on lounge access

Hi, I just recently acquired United gold status, and I know I get access to star alliance airline lounges internationally when flying partners. I have a trip coming up, and Im wondering at which airports I get access to. All these legs are economy, and are all part of one itinerary.

DEN to IAH United 2 hour layover

IAH to BOG United 18 hour layover

BOG to EZE Avianca

So I suspect I dont get access in IAH. Now do I get access in BOG two times? We are planning on arriving, visiting the lounge to freshen up and wait until sunrise (we get in at 3 am), and go into town. Then coming back to the airport before our flight and hitting lounge again. Is this permitted?
Then when we arrive in EZE, do we get lounge access there?

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Old Sep 22, 22, 5:45 pm
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Hi, I just recently acquired United gold status, and I know I get access to star alliance airline lounges internationally when flying partners. I have a trip coming up, and Im wondering at which airports I get access to. All these legs are economy, and are all part of one itinerary.

DEN to IAH United 2 hour layover
IAH to BOG United 18 hour layover
BOG to EZE Avianca

So I suspect I don't get access in IAH. Now do I get access in BOG two times? We are planning on arriving, visiting the lounge to freshen up and wait until sunrise (we get in at 3 am), and go into town. Then coming back to the airport before our flight and hitting lounge again. Is this permitted?
Then when we arrive in EZE, do we get lounge access there?
Have you researched the border entry/passport/visa for Colombia?
Lounges are generally for departure and not arrival
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Old Sep 23, 22, 12:40 am
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Originally Posted by Brianguy11 View Post
Hi, I just recently acquired United gold status, and I know I get access to star alliance airline lounges internationally when flying partners. I have a trip coming up, and Im wondering at which airports I get access to. All these legs are economy, and are all part of one itinerary.

DEN to IAH United 2 hour layover

IAH to BOG United 18 hour layover

BOG to EZE Avianca

So I suspect I dont get access in IAH. Now do I get access in BOG two times? We are planning on arriving, visiting the lounge to freshen up and wait until sunrise (we get in at 3 am), and go into town. Then coming back to the airport before our flight and hitting lounge again. Is this permitted?
Then when we arrive in EZE, do we get lounge access there?

Thanks
DEN, IAH on departure, UC Yes
BOG AV lounge on Arrival -- This is tricky , INTL AV lounge is open (2:30AM) but can you get to it if you plan to exit -- exiting as a transit passenger varies at airports
BOG AV Lounge on Departure Yes
EZE on Arrival No

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Old Sep 23, 22, 12:52 am
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US citizens do not need a visa for stays of 90 days or less. I thought Bogota was quite interesting with good museums and sights. Are you going to visit the old town?
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Originally Posted by Brianguy11 View Post
Hi, I just recently acquired United gold status, and I know I get access to star alliance airline lounges internationally when flying partners. I have a trip coming up, and Im wondering at which airports I get access to. All these legs are economy, and are all part of one itinerary.

DEN to IAH United 2 hour layover

IAH to BOG United 18 hour layover

BOG to EZE Avianca

So I suspect I dont get access in IAH. Now do I get access in BOG two times? We are planning on arriving, visiting the lounge to freshen up and wait until sunrise (we get in at 3 am), and go into town. Then coming back to the airport before our flight and hitting lounge again. Is this permitted?
Then when we arrive in EZE, do we get lounge access there?

Thanks
When you check in at DEN, it might be a good idea to try to change IAH-BOG-EZE to nonstop IAH-EZE This may save you a whole day.
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Old Sep 24, 22, 11:11 pm
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA View Post
DEN, IAH on departure, UC Yes
BOG AV lounge on Arrival -- This is tricky , INTL AV lounge is open (2:30AM) but can you get to it if you plan to exit -- exiting as a transit passenger varies at airports
BOG AV Lounge on Departure Yes
EZE on Arrival No
Thanks!

Thats what I wonder about the avianca lounge also. I've only been to bogota once, and i cant remember where the lounge was in relationship to customs and immigration, since I wasnt allowed in. I assume the issue is if we get pushed out to outside security when we land, then they dont let us back into secure area since we are like 18 hours early for flight.
From what Ive gathered, I can hit it both arrival and departure, as long I dont tell them thats what Im doing? Just treat it as one visit, with a very long food court break in between my entries?

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US citizens do not need a visa for stays of 90 days or less. I thought Bogota was quite interesting with good museums and sights. Are you going to visit the old town?
We are going to hit as much as we can. Ive actually done the layover trip there before, my partner has not. I agree, it is super interesting city.

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