I have a trip coming up later this week with United from Newark and received an interesting message from the airline. They were writing to inform me that their lounges will likely be full and that I should consider alternative options including utilizing their OTG dining partner locations instead – United MP Credit Cardmembers enjoy a 20% discount and all!
Let’s add some perspective, United is currently upgrading their lounge experience at Newark and is handicapped with two “pop-up” locations while construction continues. They are planning for major enhancements.
In any case, I thought it was interesting and as a United Club member, I’m not sure what to make of it. Yes, I’m a member and they are recommending that I might want to avoid the club! Perhaps there should be a voucher program in place to use at some of those OTG partner locations. How about access to the Polaris Lounge 😉 What do you think?