Review: UA SFO GlobalFirst Lounge

This was my second time in the United SFO GlobalFirst (read: PolarisFirst) lounge. You can read my initial write up here. While the GlobalFirst lounges are much nicer compared to domestic United Clubs, I would say they are just on par with the American Express Centurion lounges. While the American Express Centurion lounges have slightly better food, they tend to be very crowded at times. This is where the GlobalFirst lounges really shine. These lounges are only available to international first class customers on United or Star Alliance flights. While the new Polaris lounge in ORD seems to have much better amenities, they are open to all business class customers and also have reports of being crowded as well.

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Review: UA SFO-PHL DomesticFirst

Date: Sunday January 8
Flight: 267
Aircraft: A319
Origin: SFO
Destination: PHL
Seat: 1A DomesticFirst
Scheduled Push Back: 10:55 AM
Actual Push Back: 12:34 PM

I’ve been doing a lot of flying, but nothing different than what has been previously posted on this blog. Since I’m not doing this for website traffic, just for sharing new experiences, I decided not to discuss the same flights over and over (you’re welcome).

With that said, let’s start this post off with something interesting.

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Review: UA SFO-NRT GlobalFirst

Date: Friday September 23
Flight: 837
Aircraft: B747-400
Origin: SFO
Destination: NRT
Seat: 2K GlobalFirst
Scheduled Push Back: 11:20 AM
Actual Push Back: 11:20 AM

This is my first time in international first class so I was pretty excited. After reading so many blogs say how first class on US Airlines is a joke, my expectations were lowered which let United surpass them! Continue reading “Review: UA SFO-NRT GlobalFirst”

Review: SFO Centurion Lounge

American Express has a handful of lounges available for their platinum and centurion card members. Luckily one of these is in SFO and even better it’s in terminal 3 where United operates. Unlike DFW not all terminals at SFO are connected air side. So if you’re not departing from terminal 3 or international terminal G this lounge would be pretty inconvenient.  Continue reading “Review: SFO Centurion Lounge”

Review: UA SFO-EWR BusinessFirst

Date: Saturday August 6
Flight: 213
Aircraft: B757-200
Origin: SFO
Destination: EWR
Seat: 1E BusinessFirst
Scheduled Push Back: 3:50 PM
Actual Push Back: 3:51 PM

After two nights in my own bed I figure it’s time to fly out again. Unlike my inbound flight which was on a internationally configured 777, I’m on the traditional PS 757. I booked seat 1E as I’ve read the foot well is one of the larger ones. I’ve noticed some seats have narrow footwells which don’t even fit both my feet side-by-side.  Continue reading “Review: UA SFO-EWR BusinessFirst”

Review: UA EWR-SFO BusinessFirst

Date: Thursday August 4
Flight: 1885
Aircraft: B777-200
Origin: EWR
Destination: SFO
Seat: 9J BusinessFirst
Scheduled Push Back: 3:59 PM
Actual Push Back: 4:38 PM

As a corporate traveler you’re pretty much guaranteed to be flying the same routes consistently for a set period of time. Not only are the routes the same but even the departure time, and flight numbers are the same. Pretty exciting, right? Continue reading “Review: UA EWR-SFO BusinessFirst”

Review: EWR Terminal C Gate 74 United Club

There are two United Clubs in Terminal C. One near gate 74 and the other near gate 120. The club near gate 120 tends to be more crowded during peaks times in my experience. The club near gate 74 is basically a large circle with windows in the middle looking down on the concourse.  Continue reading “Review: EWR Terminal C Gate 74 United Club”