Sleeping in Airports

United Club

Updated 22 February 2023

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 one-time 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 and several other partnering lounges worldwide through the Star Alliance Network. United Lounges are 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 you sign up with a spouse.

Day Passes

If you are not ready to commit to a full membership, you can purchase a one-time pass for $59.  Passes can be purchased through the mobile app.  They are no longer available at the door due to overcrowding.

Class of Service

United Polaris business class, United Business (international flight), United Business (premium transcontinental flights), First class on a Star Alliance™ member airline, Business class on a Star Alliance member airline ticket holders gain free access to the United Club lounges. Passengers travelling First and Business Class internationally 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