Sleeping in Airports

United Club

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Screenshot of the United Club web site (May 2018)

Updated 18 December 2021

Even if you are not flying Business/First Class on United Airlines, you can still gain access to the United Club airport lounges with a day pass or annual membership.

United Airlines offers an annual membership to the United Club regardless of the class of service you are flying. Membership grants access to over 45 United Club Lounges, in addition to several other partnering lounges worldwide through the Star Alliance Network. United Lounges are fairly comparable to American Airlines Lounges. They too offer complimentary snacks and beverages, and access to family rooms, showers and conference facilities at select locations. What sets the United Club apart is that they permit you to bring two guests to the lounge free of charge. They also welcome all immediate family members for free.

United Club Lounge Access


The annual membership costs either USD 650 or 85,000 miles. The membership becomes active immediately with a temporary card.

Note that prices are subject to change. Discounts are available if signing up with a spouse.

Day Passes

If you are not ready to commit to a full membership, you can purchase a day pass for $59 with proof of a United Airlines ticket. This entry fee grants you access to any of the United Club lounges worldwide. You can purchase at the door or through the United app.

Class of Service

United Global First, United BusinessFirst, United First and United Business ticket holders gain free access to the United Club lounges. Only passengers with a United Global First ticket can access the United Polaris and United Arrivals lounges.

United Club Membership Benefits

  • Access to over 45 United Club lounges
  • Access to Copa Club locations and participating Star Alliance clubs internationally
  • Complimentary access for up to two guests and all immediate family members
  • Complimentary breakfast, snacks, beverages and select beer, wine and spirits
  • Personalized travel assistance
  • Family rooms and showers available at select locations
  • Access to conference rooms and business facilities at select locations
  • Wi-Fi

United Club Lounge Locations