After spending the day and early evening in San Francisco, I took the BART back to reclaim my bag from the left luggage service and to head through security. With three Star Alliance lounges to choose from, I decided to visit all three.
My first stop was the United Club in the international terminal.
After coming up the escalator, I turned right and found a nearly empty lounge area with about four other people in it (including for a brief bit, a screaming infant).
After a bit of time, I decided to head over to the United Club in terminal 3 to visit until the SilverKris lounge opened. The decor is essentially identical, but there’s a nice mural just past the front desk of the zodiac constellations.
After checking out this lounge and opening up my laptop to purchase some American Airlines tickets for which my hold was about to expire on, I decided to head over to the Singapore Airlines SilverKris lounge. Since I actually had an international boarding pass departing directly from SFO, I had access to the lounge.
The front desk clerk had to make copious notes onto a roster at her desk with details from my boarding pass and United 1K card. It left me feeling rather glad that United is able to just scan the boarding pass to determine whether a passenger has access to the lounge.
As they had just opened for the evening shift, I was the first passenger at the the lounge. The seating area for the lounge is quite small and it’s understandable why Singapore Airlines is so restrictive when it comes to letting Star Alliance Gold elites enter the lounge.
I was quite surprised to see open bottles of liquor, even in a lounge, within the United States.
The window had a mix of old-new and new livery United planes.