Business Travel News 11/9/2020
United Airlines is opening its United Club locations in its Houston, Denver and Washington, D.C., hubs as well as in Honolulu this month, the carrier announced.
The carrier already opened its Denver Club near Gate B32 on Nov. 1 and will open its Houston Club near gate C1 on Tuesday. United's Washington Dulles Club near gate D8 is slated to open on Nov. 18, followed by the Honolulu lounge opening on Nov. 21. United also will be testing new food options that include pre-packaged breakfast parfaits, sandwiches, wraps, salads and desserts at its Denver, Chicago and Honolulu Club locations, according to the carrier.
United Club locations have been adapted to minimize Covid-19 spread, including requiring all inside to wear face coverings unless eating or drinking, limiting capacity, installing plexiglass dividers at service areas and bars and rearranging furniture to promote social distancing.
The news came on the heels of the release of new guidance from the CDC that discourages the intermingling of households during holiday celebrations.
Those flying out of SEA can now undergo "gold-standard" PCR lab testing prior to their flight thanks to a new pilot program.