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Multi-day international itinerary - arrival lounge access?

Old Jan 25, 23, 3:19 pm
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Multi-day international itinerary - arrival lounge access?

Am arriving into IAH on a Saturday in terminal C and leaving for MX on a Sunday out of terminal E (same PNR and ticket.) I am a 1K/*Gold.

I know I will have lounge access leaving on Sunday, but can I get into the UC on Saturday? Thanks in advance.
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Old Jan 25, 23, 7:26 pm
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Originally Posted by AsiaTravel2019
Am arriving into IAH on a Saturday in terminal C and leaving for MX on a Sunday out of terminal E (same PNR and ticket.) I am a 1K/*Gold.

I know I will have lounge access leaving on Sunday, but can I get into the UC on Saturday? Thanks in advance.
No, you will not be able to get into the UC on Saturday.
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Old Jan 25, 23, 10:07 pm
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Originally Posted by AsiaTravel2019
Am arriving into IAH on a Saturday in terminal C and leaving for MX on a Sunday out of terminal E (same PNR and ticket.) I am a 1K/*Gold.

I know I will have lounge access leaving on Sunday, but can I get into the UC on Saturday? Thanks in advance.
Yes, UA would allow access if you could get to the UC.
BUT after clearing USA immigration / customs, you will be outside of security and would need a same day BP to re-enter the secure area where the UC is located.
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Old Jan 25, 23, 10:08 pm
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Yes, but...

sannmann is correct if you are arriving IAH on an international flight, as you would need to go landside and your connecting flight BP will not get you through TSA security as it is for a next day flight. But if you are arriving from a domestic origin you can indeed acccess the united Club as you would not have to leave the airside secure area.
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Old Jan 25, 23, 10:55 pm
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Just book a refundable flight on another airline to get airside, cancel it right after clearing TSA
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Old Jan 26, 23, 12:06 am
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Originally Posted by nd2010
Just book a refundable flight on another airline to get airside, cancel it right after clearing TSA
Is it worth trying this to get into an average (below average) airlines lounge? 😝
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Old Jan 26, 23, 7:37 am
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Originally Posted by nd2010
Just book a refundable flight on another airline to get airside, cancel it right after clearing TSA
UA scans the departing BP for access to UC. No access without a UA onward BP.
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Old Jan 26, 23, 8:14 am
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Originally Posted by nd2010
Just book a refundable flight on another airline to get airside, cancel it right after clearing TSA
One needs a UA or *A ticket to pursue this ethically challenged suggestion.
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Old Jan 26, 23, 8:30 am
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Originally Posted by WineCountryUA
Yes, UA would allow access if you could get to the UC.
BUT after clearing USA immigration / customs, you will be outside of security and would need a same day BP to re-enter the secure area where the UC is located.
arriving in IAH in terminal C per the OP to me means that its a domestic/precleared arrival and dont need to clear security.
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Old Jan 26, 23, 8:58 am
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Originally Posted by Ilove2fly
UA scans the departing BP for access to UC. No access without a UA onward BP.
Not quite complete, for UA *A on internal itin
A valid Star Alliance Gold membership card and a same-day boarding pass for travel on an international footnote1 flight operated by a Star Alliance member airline are needed to access United Club locations at departure, during connections and upon arrival footnote3 along the eligible same-day itinerary

OR

A same-day boarding pass showing Star Alliance Gold status, for travel on an international footnote1 flight operated by a Star Alliance member airline is needed to access United Club locations at departure, during connections and upon arrival footnote3 along the eligible same-day itinerary
Some of the confusion in answers has been due to incomplete info on the arrival flight -- is it domestic or international?

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