United Introduces Lounge Access for Business Class and Top Elites Flying p.s. Flights

Lucky reports that United is now offering lounge access to Business Class passengers flying “p.s.” routes between JFK and San Francisco/Los Angeles, as well as to Global Services and 1Ks.

They already provided lounge access (and international first access, no less) to First Class passengers.

It’s about time they ‘enhanced’ the p.s. offering, it’s been so degraded since its introduction, and especially since they still consider it to be ‘special’ and won’t be providing complimentary upgrades to elites flying p.s. next year when they abolish 500-mile e-certificates and confirmed regionals.

Now, if only the Red Carpet Club was a better lounge…

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  1. Absolutely right about crappy UA lounges. I just paid for a 1-day pass in SFO. WIth CO in star, I’m thinking of doing more UA flights as I really like E+. The lounge was a serious waste of money.

    8:00 AM Sunday, weak coffee, rubbery bagels, tasteless “rye” bread, cereal with half-half as only milk choice.

    Chairs were uncomfortably small and when I put my briefcase on the empty one next to me a staffer scolded me.

    Then I took the flight. SFO-EWR in F. I swapped seats with the guy across the aisle so he could sit with his wife. The attendants insisted on calling me by his name to the point I stopped correcting them. Late in the flight I asked if they happened to have a muffin or roll left over. They said no. Half an hour later I was waiting for the loo and watched them throw several muffins into the trash. (If they’re not allowed to give them out [?] then say so, don’t LIE to me.)

    If this is representative of Star Alliance, I am not impressed with the CO change.

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