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Full List of U.S. Star Alliance Lounges – Locations, Hours & More [Includes Map]

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Airport lounges provide travelers with an enhanced travel experience by allowing them to relax in a quiet place, away from the hustle and bustle of airport terminals, while enjoying complimentary food and drinks.

There is no shortage of airport lounge networks out there, from Priority Pass lounges to Amex Centurion Lounges, but in this post, we will be focusing our attention on Star Alliance lounges — including how you can access them, where you will find them, and what they offer to travelers.

How To Access Star Alliance Lounges

Like all airport lounge networks, there are requirements that you must meet in order to visit them. While there are ways to get into select Star Alliance lounges, like having a United Club membership, there are really only 3 ways to access every U.S. Star Alliance lounge:

  1. Flying long-haul first class with a Star Alliance airline
  2. Flying long-haul business class with a Star Alliance airline
  3. Having Star Alliance Gold status

Further, if you have Star Alliance Gold status you are able to bring 1 guest that is traveling on your same flight.

How To Get Star Alliance Gold Status

The Star Alliance
Image Credit: Star Alliance

There are currently 26 Star Alliance member airlines, and each offers its own loyalty program that can get you Star Alliance Gold status. In the table below, you can see what status level you need to reach with any Star Alliance member airline in order to receive Star Alliance Gold.

Status Needed for Star Alliance Gold

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Member Airline

Status for Star Alliance Gold

Member Airline

Status for Star Alliance Gold

Member Airline

Status for Star Alliance Gold

Aegean Airlines

Miles+Bonus Gold

Brussels Airlines

Miles & More Senator/HON Circle

Shenzhen Airlines

PhoenixMiles Gold/Platinum

Air Canada

Aeroplan Elite 50K

Copa Airlines

ConnectMiles Gold/Platinum

Singapore Airlines

KrisFlyer Gold

Air China 

PhoenixMiles Gold/Platinum

Croatia Airlines

Miles & More Senator/HON Circle

South African Airways

Star Alliance Gold/Platinum

Air India

Golden Edge Club/ The Maharajah Club

Egypt Air

Plus Gold/Elite/Platinum

Swiss Airlines

Miles & More Senator/HON Circle

Air New Zealand

Airpoints Gold/Elite

Ethiopian Airlines

ShebaMiles Gold/Platinum

TAP Air Portugal

Miles&Go Gold

ANA

Mileage Club Platinum/Diamond

EVA Air

Infinity MileageLands Gold/Platinum

Thai Airways

Royal Orchid Plus Gold/Platinum

Asiana Airlines

Asiana Club Diamond/Platinum

LOT Polish Airlines

Miles & More Senator/HON Circle

Turkish Airlines

Miles&Smiles Elite/Elite Plus

Austrian Airlines

Miles & More Senator/HON Circle

Lufthansa

Miles & More Senator/HON Circle

United Airlines

MileagePlus Gold/Platinum/1K

Avianca

LifeMiles Gold/Diamond

Scandinavian Airlines

EuroBonus Gold/Diamond/Pandion

 

 

Hot Tip: If you reach Star Alliance Gold status through the United MileagePlus program, you may only access United Clubs within the U.S. when departing from that airport on an international Star Alliance flight, not when departing on a domestic flight with United.

Full List of U.S. Star Alliance Lounges

Austin-Bergstrom International (AUS)

United Club

Location: West Concourse, mezzanine level, across from gate 22
Hours: Daily from 4:30 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)

Lufthansa Business Lounge

Location: Terminal E, level 4, across from gate E11
Hours: Daily from 12:15 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drinks

United Club

Location: Terminal B, level 3, near gate 24
Hours: Daily from 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD)

United Club Chicago
United Club at Terminal 2 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport. Image Credit: United

SAS International Lounge

Location: Terminal 5, near gate M15
Hours: Opens 1 hour before first scheduled SAS flight and closes 30 minutes before last scheduled SAS flight.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drinks

SWISSport Lounge (Contract Lounge)

Location: Terminal 5, Concourse M, near gate M8
Hours: Daily from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drinks, business services

United Club — B6

Location: Terminal 1, Concourse B, near gate B6
Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

United Club — B18

Location: Terminal 1, Concourse B, near gate B18
Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

United Club — C16

Location: Terminal 1, Concourse C, near gate C16
Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

United Club — F9

Location: Terminal 2, Concourse F, near gate F9
Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

United Polaris Lounge

Location: Terminal 1, Concourse C, near gate C18
Hours: Daily from 6 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Guest Access: Must be traveling in long-haul international first or business class on a Star Alliance member airline. First class passengers may bring 1 guest.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program, shower facilities, sleeping suites, buffet

Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)

United Club

Location: Between gates C14 and C16
Hours: Daily: 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program, family room

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

United Club

Location: Terminal E, between gates E6 and E7
Hours: Daily: 4:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

Daniel K. Inouye Honolulu International Airport (HNL)

ANA Suite Lounge

Location: Directly next to boarding gates
Hours: Monday and Tuesday from 10:25 a.m. until the departure of the final ANA-operated flight of the day; all other days from 8:30 a.m. until the departure of the final ANA-operated flight of the day
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drink options, business center

ANA Lounge

Location: Directly next to boarding gates
Hours: Monday and Tuesday from 10:25 a.m. until the departure of the final ANA-operated flight of the day; all other days from 8:30 a.m. until the departure of the final ANA-operated flight of the day
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drink options, business center

United Club

Location: Diamond Head Concourse, Level 3, above gates G2 and G3
Hours: Daily from 6 a.m. to 11:15 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

Denver International Airport (DEN)

United Club — East

Location: Near gate B44
Hours: Daily from 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

United Club — West

Location: Near gate B32
Hours: Daily from 4:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport (DTW)

Lufthansa Business Lounge

Location: North Terminal, departure level
Hours: Monday to Saturday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Sunday from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Guest Access: Priority Pass members, Star Alliance Gold, or Star Alliance business class tickets. Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge.
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drinks, business services

Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport (FLL)

United Club

Location: Terminal 1, between gates C1 and C3
Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

George Bush Intercontinental Airport — Houston (IAH)

United Club — Terminal A

Location: Terminal A, across from gate A9
Hours: Daily from 7:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

United Club — Terminal B

Location: Terminal B, South Mezzanine, above United Express ticket counter
Hours: Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

United Club — Terminal C

Location: Terminal C, near gate C1
Hours: Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

United Club — Terminal C South

Location: Terminal C, South Concourse, near gate C33
Hours: Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program, family room

United Club — Terminal E

Location: Terminal E, between gate E11 and E12
Hours: Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program, family room

United Polaris Lounge

Location: Terminal E, between the United Club location and gate E12
Hours: Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
Guest Access: Must be traveling in long-haul international first or business class on a Star Alliance member airline. First class passengers may bring 1 guest.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program, Shower facilities, sleeping suites, buffet

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)

United Club

Location: North Terminal, Concourse T between gate 11 and gate 12
Hours: Sunday-Friday: 4:45 a.m. to 8:15 p.m.; Saturday: 4:45 a.m. to 7:15 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)

Air India Maharaja Lounge

Location: Fourth floor, past TSA security check near gate 5, next to the Emirates lounge
Hours: Daily from 10:15 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Guest Access: Priority Pass members, Star Alliance Gold, or Star Alliance business class tickets. Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge.
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drink options, business center

Lufthansa Business Lounge

Location: Terminal 1, departure area, left after security control
Hours: Daily from 8:30 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drinks, business services, sleeping area

Lufthansa Senator Lounge

Location: Terminal 1, departure area, left after security control
Hours: Daily from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drinks, business services, shower facilities, sleeping area

LaGuardia Airport (LGA)

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge

Location: Central Terminal Building, Concourse B, level 3
Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drink options, business center

United Club

Location: Terminal B, Level 3, near gates 40 to 59
Hours: Daily: 5 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Los Angeles International Airport
Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge at LAX. Image Credit: Air Canada

Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge

Location: Terminal 6
Hours: Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 10:25 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drink options, business center

Star Alliance First Class Lounge

Location: Tom Bradley International Terminal, sixth floor, accessible via the elevator at the clock tower in the main atrium
Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drink options, business center, shower facilities, private rooms

Star Alliance Business Class Lounge

Location: Tom Bradley International Terminal, sixth floor, accessible via the elevator at the clock tower in the central atrium
Hours: Daily from 9 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drink options, business center, shower facilities, private rooms

United Club

Location: Terminal 7, across from gate 71A
Hours: Daily from 4:30 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

United Polaris Lounge

Location: Terminal 7, between gates 73 and 75A
Hours: Daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Must be traveling in long-haul international first or business class on a Star Alliance member airline. First class passengers may bring 1 guest.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program, Shower facilities, sleeping suites, buffet

Harry Reid International Airport — Las Vegas (LAS)

United Club

Location: Terminal 3, Concourse D, between gates 33 and 35, take elevator to the third floor
Hours: Daily from 4:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

Miami International Airport (MIA)

Turkish Airlines Lounge

Location: Concourse E, level 2, past the escalator on the left-hand side
Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Guest Access: Priority Pass members, Star Alliance Gold, or Star Alliance business class tickets. Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge.
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drinks, business services, shower facilities

Turkish Airlines Lounge

Location: Concourse H, take the lift to the third floor, keep to the left until you reach the lounge entrance
Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Guest Access: Priority Pass members, Star Alliance Gold, or Star Alliance business class tickets. Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge.
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drinks, business services, shower facilities

Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP)

United Club

Location: Concourse E, between gates E6 and E8
Hours: Sunday to Friday from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Saturday from 5 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

Lufthansa Business Lounge

Location: Terminal B, Concourse B3, between gates 60 and 68
Hours: Monday and Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Wednesday to Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold, or Star Alliance business class tickets. Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge. Priority Pass members currently don’t have access to this lounge.
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drinks, business services

Lufthansa Senator Lounge

Location: Terminal B, Concourse B3, between gates 60 and 68
Hours: Monday and Tuesday from 2:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.; Wednesday to Sunday from 2:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drinks, business services

SAS International Lounge

Location: Terminal B, Satellite, near gate 60
Hours: Opens 1 hour before first scheduled SAS flight and closes 30 minutes before last scheduled SAS flight.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drinks

United Club — A2

Location: Concourse A, near gate A2
Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

United Club — C74 
This lounge is temporarily closed until further notice.

Location: Concourse C, near gate C74
Hours: Daily from 5:15 a.m. to 9:45 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

United Club — C93

Location: Concourse C, near gate C93
Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 9:15 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

Orange County John Wayne Airport (SNA)

United Club

Location: Next to elevator across from gate 9
Hours: Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

Orlando International Airport (MCO)

United Club

Location: Concourse B, near gate 43
Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL)

United Club

Location: Between Concourse C and D, second level
Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX)

United Club 

Location: Terminal 3, close to gate E3
Hours: Daily from 5:00 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

Portland International Airport (PDX)

United Club

Location: Concourse E, across from gate E3
Hours: Daily from 4:30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

Raleigh-Durham International Airport (RDU)

United Club

Location: Terminal 2, across from gates D1 and D3
Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

United Club

Location: Terminal B, across from gate 11
Hours: Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

San Antonio International Airport (SAT)

United Club

Location: Terminal B, between gates B3 and B5
Hours: Sunday to Friday from 4 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.; Saturday from 4 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

San Diego International Airport (SAN)

United Club

Location: Terminal 2 West, mezzanine level, between gates 47 and 48
Hours: Daily from 5:15 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

United Airlines United Club SFO
United Club at San Francisco International Airport. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

United Club — International Terminal

Location: International Terminal, between gates G6 and G9
Hours: Daily from 7 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

United Club — E4

Location: Terminal 3, Boarding Area E, near gate E4
Hours: Daily from 5:45 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

United Club — F11

Location: Terminal 3, Boarding Area F, near gate F11
Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

United Polaris Lounge

Location: International Terminal, Concourse level, near gate G92
Hours: Daily from 6:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Must be traveling in long-haul international first or business class on a Star Alliance member airline. First class passengers may bring 1 guest.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program, Shower facilities, sleeping suites, buffet

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

United Club

Location: Concourse A, mezzanine level, across from gate A10
Hours: Daily from 4:15 a.m. to 11:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

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Turkish Airlines Lounge at IAD. Image Credit: Priority Pass

Lufthansa Business Lounge

Location: Midfield Terminal, Concourse B, near gates B49 and B51
Hours: Daily from 1:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Guest Access: Priority Pass members, Star Alliance Gold, or Star Alliance business class tickets. Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge.
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drinks, business services, shower facilities

Turkish Airlines Lounge

Location: Concourse B, near gates B49 and B51
Hours: Daily from 6 a.m. to 11 p.m.
Guest Access: Priority Pass members, Star Alliance Gold, or Star Alliance business class tickets. Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge.
Select Amenities: Complimentary food and drinks, business services

United Club — C4

Location: Midfield Terminal, Concourse C, near gate C4
Hours: Daily from 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

United Club — C7

Location: Midfield Terminal, Concourse C, near gate C7
Hours: Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

United Club — C17

Location: Midfield Terminal, Concourse C, near gate C17
Hours: Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

United Club — D8

Location: Midfield Terminal, Concourse C, near gate D8
Hours: Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 10 p.m.
Guest Access: Star Alliance Gold members may bring 1 guest (traveling on the same flight) into the lounge, and United Club members may bring 2 guests. Travelers with Star Alliance Gold via the United MileagePlus program may only access U.S. United Clubs when departing on an international Star Alliance flight.
Select Amenities: Premium wine and spirits program

Star Alliance Lounge Food and Amenities

While the exact food and amenities you’ll find in Star Alliance lounges might vary greatly based on the type and size of the lounge, you can expect to have access to free food and beverage options (including alcohol), free Wi-Fi, and seating options for you to kick back and relax in before your flight.

There are some lounges, though, that might offer more premium food and beverage options, along with amenities like business centers, family rooms, and shower facilities.

Final Thoughts

If you’re a Star Alliance frequent flyer, having such a large network of Star Alliance lounges available to you is a huge benefit. Of course, the only downside is that you’ll either need to fly in business class, first class, or have Star Alliance Gold status in order to visit them with any sort of regularity. But those who do will get to enjoy all the comforts and spoils that come along with lounges in the Star Alliance network.

As Star Alliance member airlines continue to expand their U.S. lounge network, we will continually update this post as regularly as possible so you’ve got the most up-to-date information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can use a Star Alliance lounge?

Generally speaking, in order to visit most Star Alliance lounges you either need to be flying long-haul business class or first class with a Star Alliance carrier or have Star Alliance Gold status.

However, there are other instances where you might be able to access certain Star Alliance lounges, like being able to visit United Clubs by being a cardholder of select United credit cards.

Can you pay to enter a Star Alliance lounge?

Some Star Alliance lounges, like United Clubs, might offer one-day passes for sale.

Do you have to fly a certain airline or fare class to visit a Star Alliance lounge?

Yes, you need to fly with a Star Alliance member airline, usually in long-haul business class or first class, in order to access Star Alliance lounges.

However, if you have Star Alliance Gold status, you can visit Star Alliance lounges regardless of what fare class you’re flying as long as it is with a Star Alliance carrier.

Do you get free food in Star Alliance lounges?

Yes, when you visit a Star Alliance lounge you’ll receive free food and beverages — including alcohol.

Can I bring a guest into a Star Alliance lounge?

Those who have Star Alliance Gold status are able to bring 1 guest into a Star Alliance lounge, as long as the guest is also on the member’s same flight. This policy changed May 3, 2021. Other passengers may be entitled to bring in guests depending on their ticket. See Star Alliance’s lounge guest policy page for more details.

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