Why United Airlines uses this particular name for its Business Class lounge is beyond me. Have I commented on this before? It would have been a long time ago, perhaps several years given COVID and all of that.
Anyway – Polaris is a snowmobile, or the company that makes them, along with motorcycles, ATVs, and
“neighborhood electric vehicles,” Do you suppose that last one means garden mobiles and golf carts? The name was first tacked on to a particular star in the northern hemisphere constellation of Ursa Minor (bear here) and can be referred to as the North Star or Northern Pole Star.
What this has to do with United Airlines which isn’t base North, has nothing to do with being a shining star and doesn’t run extremely strong A/C is beyond me. But anyway – the Lounge here at SFO is the Polaris Lounge.
It has power points, reasonably comfortable chairs, food, drink, restrooms, and the other amenities one would expect. Besides United, it serves the other members of the Star Alliance (perhaps a source of the name) here at SFO. We (George & I) are hanging out here because we arrived at the airport a reasonable amount of time prior to our flight’s scheduled departure. Said departure being delayed almost two hours which we think is related to a delayed arrival time from Frankfurt. Guess is based on George getting an SMS at 0300 or so in the morning which would line up with 9 hours time change and a delayed take off.
In any case, the plane looks to be a 747 and we are seated in the upper deck. Ought to be interesting. I figured out what to pack, finished organizing this morning and need to download a couple more audiobooks for the flight, just so I have a choice….
Today California – tomorrow Germany….