I visited the United Club Lounge At San Francisco Airport before my flight on Swiss Airlines’ Boeing 777-300ER in Business Class from San Francisco to Zurich.
SWISS does not have its own lounge at San Francisco Airport. Instead, its Premium Class passengers have access to the lounges of its Star Alliance partner United, which uses San Francisco airport as one of its major hubs.
United has one lounge in San Francisco’s international terminal, called United Club Lounge, which caters to all Business Class passengers booked on an international Star Alliance flight.
I can be very short in my review of this lounge since the lounge has shut down since my visit and is currently under renovation to reopen later this year as a Polaris branded lounge (Polaris is United’s new Business Class concept). The lounge itself was a rather unattractive and overcrowded rectangular space with a bar and a few dining tables on one side and a mediocre buffet station on the other side (serving salads, cold cuts, breads, cheese cubes, soup, fruits, and mixed nuts). The lounge’s highlight was the fantastic view of the apron wrapped around San Francisco’s international and domestic terminal (pictured above).
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