Pros: Modern amenities and ample amount of seating and charging stations
Cons: Lack of food options
The new United Club in Terminal C North opened earlier this week and Backseat Flier wanted to be one of the first people to review lounge.
Before I go to New York for business, I wanted to swing by the newly renovated United Club in C North. I arrived at the airport a couple of hours before my 12:50 pm departure to New York, NY, I breezed through TSA PreCheck and made my way over to the recently renovated United Club in Terminal C.
When I walked into the lounge, I was greeted by the modern style that United has been rolling out across their clubs. The sleek style has been a breath of fresh air since United revealed it a few years back.
First thing I wanted to do was grab a quick bit to eat and enjoy a glass of wine at the beautiful bar. However, much to my dismay, the club can’t serve alcohol before noon on Sundays. Didn’t matter, the club has the new Coca-Cola soda fountain so I could enjoy as much sparking water as my heart desires.
I grabbed some water and looked at the food offering the club had for the lunch hour on a busy Sunday travel day.
I was disappointed they only had salads and some kind of soup that didn’t look appealing at all. C’Mon United! The Centurion lounge has hot food offerings right down the hall in Terminal D! I bypassed the food and found a great seat that overlooked the tarmac and runway 8R and watched aircraft land for a few minutes before I had to leave for my gate. The club has USB ports and plugs pretty much at every seat. It’s nice to not worry about hunting down an electrical socket and fighting other people to charge up your phone!
I left the lounge earlier than I originally planned on because of the lack of food options at the new lounge. Fortunately, IAH has plenty of food options in Terminal C, even in the older south terminal. All in all I found the new club relaxing, quiet, and clean.
The renovations have brought a sleek modern look to what was the old President’s Club, and the improvements United is making to their lounges are notable. Overall, this lounge lacked any “wow” factor like the food at London-Heathrow, or the patio at Los Angeles, but the lounge is a relaxing place to recharge during a long layover. If you don’t have access to the Centurion Lounge, I would recommend this United Club over the others at IAH.