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United reopens Polaris lounges in San Francisco and Houston

Singapore Airlines' Business Class passengers departing from San Francisco and Houston once again have access to United's best global lounges.

If you’re flying SIA in Business Class to Singapore or Hong Kong from San Francisco, or to either Singapore or Manchester from Houston for that matter, there’s good news for the pre-flight experience with United Airlines reopening its flagship Polaris lounges in both U.S. locations.


These top-notch facilities replace the more lacklustre United Club lounges, but you’ll have to be ticketed in Business Class to benefit, with Star Alliance Gold members including PPS Club and KrisFlyer Gold status holders travelling in Economy or Premium Economy still relegated to these poorer options.

United Polaris lounges

United revealed its first Polaris lounge at Chicago O’Hare Airport back in December 2016, but it took a while before others popped up on the network, with new lounges eventually opened at the airline’s five other major U.S. hubs.

Bar at the United Polaris San Francisco lounge. (Photo: MainlyMiles)

The shutters were sadly pulled down on these lounges in March 2020 as the COVID-19 pandemic took hold, decimating international travel, however in the last few months we’ve happily seen some Polaris lounge re-openings.

  • Washington: 21st October 2021