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There are currently only two United Clubs in San Francisco – one in Terminal 3 and one in the International Terminal. The flight from Seattle arrived in Terminal 3 and the flight to Mexico City was obviously leaving from the International Terminal – which is where I headed. The lounge is a little hard to spot right away and I walked past it a couple of times, but eventually found the entrance.
There is a small desk at the entrance where the agents grant/deny you access and then you walk behind them and take an escalator up to the lounge.
There are two sections to the lounge, you can either go left (where the bar is) or go right. Both sections have equal snacks and drinks, the bar section has more of a ‘business’ like feel to it since everyone was there. Surprisingly there were no agents anywhere in the lounge other than at the entrance.
Since this lounge hasn’t been renovated, all of the furniture and design felt worn and outdated. The furniture was dirty and had scratches in several places. United should seriously look into renovating the lounges at its hubs instead of other, smaller airports.
And as usual, carrots! What is up with Americans loving small carrots? I would love for someone to explain me this.
The club was significantly bigger than other United Clubs I have been to and there were tons of seats, given it was 21:00, there was just a handful of people.
I had some juice and tea along with a cookie. Since I knew I wouldn’t be able to live on such food, I left the lounge before my flight to grab something from Starbucks.
One thing I really like is that since the lounge is located one floor up, you have a very nice view of the airplanes below.
I had a three hour connection and I spent roughly two hours talking to a friend on Skype while waiting in the lounge. I was the last person to leave the lounge – just before it closed.
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