New Polaris Lounge at Newark Airport
Waiting to board a United flight at Newark Liberty International Airport just got a bit more comfortable for a small percentage of the airline’s first class and business passengers with the opening of the Polaris Lounge. This is only the third one worldwide and a first for the East Coast. Exclusivity is key, though it’s early days yet.
The Polaris Lounge features plenty of seating with a reported 455 chairs in 15 various styles and sizes for working, reading, snacking, lounging or ultimate relaxation. High speed Wi-Fi gives visitors the connection they need to be productive on-the-go. You can also enjoy a spectacular view of the tarmac.
If you desire a more private experience, the 10 quiet rooms are right up your alley. They each feature a chaise lounge day bed with blanket, pillow, ear plugs, eye mask, white noise machine and water. And to wash off the dirt and grime of travel while still en route, large, well-appointed shower suites are available with rainfall shower heads, heated floors, lux toiletries, and plush towels. Other special amenities are available upon request, including steaming services for your clothing while you shower.
Food and Drink
To sate your culinary appetites, you can choose from sit down service or buffet dining. The full-service dining option sets United apart, as no other U.S. airline provides this service to business class travelers. The dining area can seat up to 48 people, who can dine on dishes created by chef John Glowacki. They offer breakfast, lunch and dinner menus with an 11 am breakfast cut-off.
Need an alcoholic pick-me-up? Hit the bar at the front of the lounge. Enjoy popular brews, wines, cocktails, classics with well liquor and signature drinks created exclusively for United Polaris lounge guests. Bear in mind, these alcoholic beverages (like the food) are free!
Positioned between gates C102 and C120, this 27,099-square-foot space is a refuge for four classes/categories of travelers:
- United Polaris business class
- United Polaris first class
- Star Alliance long-haul business class
- Star Alliance long-haul first class
Overnight travelers may be disappointed though — if they show up between the hours of 10:30 pm and 4:30 am – the doors are closed.
Guests of first class flyers are eligible as well, but only one guest per traveler. Use by eligible Star Alliance passengers is limited to fights departing the U.S. Understand that this lounge is designated for Polaris rather than United. Therefore, United MileagePlus Club card holders aren’t eligible, nor are United transcontinental flyers.
The International Air Transport Association statistics reveal than only about 5% of flyers opted for first-class/business-class cabins during the first seven months of 2017. But what they lack in numbers, these affluent travelers make up for in revenue, representing a quarter of the airlines’ passenger revenue.
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