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Polaris lounge in chicago
Hi all! I finally managed to get my SIA award flights booked to Sydney from San Francisco. I’m flying direct San Fran to Singapore in business then suites to Sydney (excitement!!!!!!). I had a couple of qns. I will be buying a connector flight from Chicago to San Fran on the night before. Will they let me in to the new Polaris lounge with a star alliance business booking the next day? I should be able to have a boarding pass. Also any tips on lounge in SAN Fran?
Looks like you will be able access both the Polaris lounge and the SQ lounge. [URL=’https://www.united.com/web/en-US/content/travel/inflight/united-polaris-FAQ.aspx’]From the UA website[/URL] (underline mine):
[SIZE=4][B]Who can use the United Polaris lounge?[/B][/SIZE]
Only customers traveling in United Polaris business class or United Polaris first class on long-haul international flights, [U]as well as customers traveling in international first or business class cabins on Star Alliance™ partner airlines[/U], will have access to the United Polaris lounge.
I think that you have to be departing on a Star Alliance premium cabin international flight from Chicago to get access. You may get access if you had a same day connection after Chicago but I don’t think Star Alliance (and United) is generous enough to allow access if your premium cabin flight was the next day.
Sounds like you have a separate domestic ticket from ORD to SFO then a second international ticket on a star alliance partner. You would only qualify for access to a SFO lounge, not the ORD Polaris lounge as this lounge is only for departing international flights. If the ORD-SFO part was on the same ticket you’d have a fighting chance. Sorry, but at least you got your SQ flights resolved.
Thanks everyone very helpful. So glad re sia. The call to request a chaser really helped. All of a sudden I got cleared on 6 waitlisted flights.