A Weekend in New York City – Introduction


There are currently five Continental President’s Clubs United Clubs at Houston Airport. Basically United dominates the airport and Houston is a major United hub. There is a United Club in Terminal A, Terminal B, two in Terminal C (South and North), and one in Terminal E. Terminal E is United’s international terminal and therefore I believe the biggest Club is in Terminal E. Terminal C serves most domestic traffic, Terminal B is United Express, and I’m not too sure what Terminal A serves.

Most of the lounge options at Houston airport suck since all you have are United Clubs and a few contract lounges in Terminal D – the international terminal for other airlines. There is also a Priority Pass lounge in Terminal D, the KLM Crown Lounge, which has much better food than the United Clubs (even after the refresh).

Since my last flight to Seattle was leaving from terminal C south, I figured it would be best to visit a United Club close to my gate, even though my favourite United Club is in Terminal E because it occupies several floors.

I was promptly admitted on account of my Star Alliance Gold status.

United Club Entrance

United Club Entrance

United Club Lobby

United Club Lobby

You can totally tell the lounge is a former Continental President’s Club just by the design… and I believe virtually all of the United Clubs in Houston are former Continental Clubs since Houston used to be a Continental Hub… oh those were the days.

After many years, the lounge is still mostly in great shape, there is plenty of room to relax with various seating areas and business areas where you can plug in your laptop and work.

United Club Seating

United Club Seating

Business area

Business area

Seating

Seating

Seating

Seating

Seating

Seating

TV area

TV area

Seating

Seating

United Club Houston - Terminal C South

United Club Houston – Terminal C South

As of now, I believe all of the United Clubs in Houston have the new United food, which to be honest, isn’t that great… I was actually excited to try the new food… but I’m left a bit disappointed.

Food & Drinks

Food & Drinks

Food & Drinks

Food & Drinks

I think the new food item that I liked the most was the soup, it wasn’t too bad and actually tasted OK for an airline’s lounge food. Other items include cheese cubes, olives, peppers, crackers, hummus, skittles, brownie brittle, nuts, and more.

New United Club Food

New United Club Food

I tried the red peppers along with the hummus and the new ‘bagel sticks’ and it was OK.. along with the soup, I was actually able to feel ‘full’ for once after eating at a United Club.

My favourite snack is the Brownie Brittle, it’s basically ‘brownie chips’ with chocolate chips in the middle.

New United Club Food

New United Club Food

New United Club Food

New United Club Food

There is also a bar in the back of the lounge, but as normal, you have to pay for alcohol.

Bar

Bar

Seating

Seating

Seating

Seating

Seating

Seating

Seating

Seating

Seating

Seating

Near the front of the lounge is an area to store your luggage, but I should note that United is not responsible for stolen or lost items.

Baggage area

Baggage area

The bathroom is honestly the worst part of the lounge, it’s very dirty, gross, and just horrible. I would avoid using it as much as possible.

Bathroom

Bathroom

Overall the United Club is a nice place to relax for a bit and with the new food, passengers will feel more ‘full’ after eating than before where they only had cookies and crackers. While the lounge is a bit old, it is still relatively comfortable and is not in the worst shape ever. If you have a chance to visit a United Club in Houston, I would highly recommend you visit the United Club in Terminal E, as it is a multi level club and has a large amount of seating areas.