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Club access

Customers ticketed with other Star Alliance® carriers should consult the policy from each member airline or the Star Alliance lounge policy regarding lounge access.

United ClubSM members

United Club members have access to United Club locations and select partner lounges. Access privileges and credentials vary by club type. Refer to the chart below for more details.

Clubs or lounges Access Guests allowedc Credentials required

United Club

Check mark 2 or familya
  • United Club card
  • Valid ID
Star Alliance Lounge Logo

Star Alliance branded loungesb
and Business Class lounges owned by Star Alliance member airlines

Check mark 1
  • United Club card
  • Boarding pass for same-day travel on a Star Alliance flight departing from the airport in which the lounge is located

a. Family is defined as the member’s spouse and children under the age of 21.

b. The Star Alliance operates branded lounges in London, Los Angeles, Nagoya, Paris, and Buenos Aires.

c. Guest must meet the same Star Alliance itinerary requirements as the member and access the designated lounge with the eligible member.

United Star Alliance Gold members

United Star Alliance Gold members may visit Star Alliance Gold lounges. (Look for the Star Alliance Gold logo at the entrance.)

Access privileges and credentials vary by club type. Refer to the chart below for more details.

Clubs or lounges Access Guests allowedc Credentials required

United Club

Check mark 1
  • Star Alliance Gold card
  • Boarding pass for travel in conjunction with a Star Alliance international flight
Star Alliance Lounge Logo
All Other Star Alliance Gold Loungesd
(look for the Star Alliance Gold logo at the entrance)
Check mark 1
  • Star Alliance Gold card
  • Boarding pass for same-day travel on a Star Alliance flight departing from the airport in which the lounge is located

c. Guest must meet the same Star Alliance itinerary requirements as the member and access the designated lounge with the eligible member.

d. At some departing airports, a contract lounge may be available. Invitation to access the lounge will be presented to the customer during check-in.

United Global FirstSM, United BusinessFirst®, United First® and United Business® customers

Customers traveling internationally in United Global First, United BusinessFirst, United First and United Business may access United Club locations and select partner lounges. Travel within the U.S. (including Hawaii) is not eligible.

Access privileges and credentials vary by lounge type. Refer to the chart below for more details.

Clubs or lounges Access Guests alloweda Credentials required

United Club

Check mark United Global First and United First: 1

United BusinessFirst and United Business: Not permitted
  • Boarding pass for international travel in United Global First, United BusinessFirst, United First or United Business
Star Alliance Lounge Logo
Star Alliance branded loungesd
and Business Class lounges owned by Star Alliance member airlinesb
Check mark United Global First and United First: 1

United BusinessFirst and United Business: Not permitted
  • Boarding pass for same-day international travel in United Global First, United BusinessFirst, United First or United Business departure from the airport in which the lounge is located

a. Guest must meet the same Star Alliance itinerary requirements as the member and access the designated lounge with the eligible member.

b. The Star Alliance operates branded lounges in London, Los Angeles, Nagoya and Paris.

d. At some departing airports, a contract lounge may be available. Invitation to access the lounge will be presented to the customer during check-in.

Review information about United Club membership rules to make your visit as enjoyable as possible.