United Airlines Opens Polaris Lounge in Los Angeles

By Anna Breuer on 10 January 2019
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IMG_9783 (1)United Airlines announced a soft opening of its fifth Polaris Lounge, this one at Los Angeles International Airport. The lounge will open to the public on Saturday.

The Chicago-based airline opened its second Polaris Lounge, that one at San Francisco International Airport, last April, and its third, at Newark Liberty International, last May. In June, United opened a fourth Polaris Lounge in Houston.

Similar to the airline’s other Polaris Lounges, the LAX lounge is open only to passengers ticked in the Polaris business-class cabin. United says that the new lounge’s décor and menu embraces “the energy and distinct culture of Southern California.”

In addition, the airline has placed art by three Los Angeles-based artists, Rema Ghuloum, Chris Trueman, and Ruth Pastine, on exhibit there. The lounge faces west, allowing visitors to view the city’s vibrant sunsets.

The menu at the Los Angeles Polaris lounge was inspired by the City of Angels and will also include the United Polaris Burger, which is available at all United Polaris lounges. Drinks are Hollywood inspired and include On Sunset, a variation of a tequila sunrise, made with Casa Noble Tequila, Del Maguey Single Village Mezcal, and agave nectar.

The Polaris Lounge is intended to bridge the in-lounge and in-flight experiences. Passengers are invited to sit down for a complete dinner prior to the flight in order to maximize sleep time once on board.

The lounge features 140 seats, 272 electric outlets, and 140 USB ports. Seating ranges from the very private, where the seats resemble an international first-class suite, to more open banquettes and a dining area with tables and chairs. There are several private daybeds equipped with Saks Fifth Avenue bedding, and the shower suites feature Cowshed Spa products.

The new lounge is located in Terminal 7 between Gate 73 and Gate 75A.

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