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IAH Lounge Access Dilemma: Do I use the UA lounge or pay for the Centurion Lounge?
So am flying out of YVR to CZM with an overnight in IAH all in first/business on UA. Flight out to CZM departs at 10:15 AM, so I am deciding if I should use the UA lounge or pay the $50 to go to the Centurion Lounge for a couple hours? My plan is to have some breakfast and a few drinks, but since it’s breakfast, not sure if it would be worth the money to pay the $50 versus at dinner time. Have wanted to visit a Centurion Lounge for awhile now but is the premium at breakfast that much better than the UA lounge? FYI….don’t fly United often, so not sure what to expect in the IAH lounge as well.
Thanks for any insight!
PS….my understanding is in YVR I can access the Air Canada lounge since I’m in first class flying out on UA?
I wouldn’t think it’s worth it coming off an overnight, personally, but everyone places a different value on these things 🙂
Thanks Tiffany! One point of clarification, I am staying overnight in IAH at a hotel by the airport, so won’t be coming in on a redeye. Can’t sleep at all on planes (except in lie flat! LOL), so would rather extend my travel days a bit and arrive rested.
I’m based in Houston and the IAH United lounge is passable Standard US airline lounge, with free drinks consisting of house wine, Prosecco and a BMC beer. Food is standard continental buffet fare but decent enough considering its free. Can be pretty busy at times but has a couple floors to spread out.
If $50 isn’t too much for you I’d say go for the Centurion lounge since its new/fresh. Kinda hard to spot but the elevator to enter the lounge is inside the Duty Free shop in Terminal D.
[USER=983]@James22[/USER] — Right, that’s what I was saying. You’ll be coming to the airport fresh from a hotel, where you’ll presumably have been able to get coffee, shower, etc. I don’t think “nicer” lounge access is as valuable in that case as it would be if you just had a long layover.