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United’s ‘old’ club at Newark will get a massive makeover

May 14, 2022
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United’s ‘old’ club at Newark will get a massive makeover
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Big news for United Airlines flyers passing through the carrier's Northeast hub: The new, one-of-a-kind United Club is finally ready to welcome you.

Opening on May 19 at Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR), this new United Club outpost is a massive improvement compared to the one it replaces. It’s been years in the making, and the day can’t come soon enough for many frequent travelers.

(Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)

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When United converted the club location near Gate C123 into a Polaris Lounge back in 2018, the airline left Terminal C with just one standard United Club located next to Gate C74. This standard space became very overcrowded, thus pushing demand for a new United Club location.

(Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)

United spent the last three years building a brand-new space for flyers to enjoy, and it will finally open on Thursday.

As for the location next to Gate C74, United has even more good news for United customers: The space will receive a big makeover.

(Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)

The airline will rebuild the C74 club from scratch. The renovated lounge is expected have a similar aesthetic to the new United Club. This will likely include exposed brick walls, colorful murals and modernized seating areas.

Although airline representatives confirmed the renovation plans to TPG, they didn't share any additional details about what flyers can expect once the C74 space is rebuilt.

In terms of timeline, the C74 location will close just days after the new United Club near C123 opens. It's anyone’s guess how long the C74 construction will take, but hopefully, the airline won’t face nearly as many delays as it did with the C123 club.

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(Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)

During the construction, United will continue to operate a temporary pop-up club next to Gate C93 during peak afternoon and evening departure banks. This space features a selection of packaged snacks, a limited bar and some seating (but no restrooms).

(Photo by Zach Griff/The Points Guy)

Along with the upgrades coming to Terminal C, United is expected to construct another new club in the soon-to-open Terminal A at Newark.

Other future club improvements include a new "United Club Fly" concept at Denver International Airport (DEN) which will offer flyers a selection of grab-and-go snacks and drinks. The airline is also renovating the B East club in the Mile High City.

Featured image by United Club Newark
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