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The United Global First lounge, United Airline’s international first class lounge at Chicago O’Hare airport, is easy to miss if you’re not paying attention.  It is somewhat hidden in Terminal 1, Concourse C, near Gate C18.

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The United Global First lounge was not huge.  It was, however, fairly empty during our visit so we found it very comfortable and relaxing.

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There were various types of seats.  The seating configuration allowed for some privacy from neighbors.  Outlets to charge electronic devices were easily accessible.

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Free wi-fi was available in the lounge. What initially looked like a computer room turned out to be a room with just cubicles.

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We arrived at the United Global First lounge around 10:30 a.m so the food was mostly breakfast/brunch items.  The selection included cereal, oatmeal, sushi, shrimp cocktail, smoked salmon, fruit, pastries and cookies.

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united airlines global first class lounge chicago ohare

united airlines global first class lounge chicago ohare

united airlines global first class lounge chicago ohare

united airlines global first class lounge chicago ohare

united airlines global first class lounge chicago ohare

united airlines global first class lounge chicago ohare

There was a menu on offer with additional items not at the food station.

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A large selection of self-serve drinks was available including bottled water, sodas, juice and a good selection of alcoholic beverages.

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united airlines global first class lounge chicago ohare

united airlines global first class lounge chicago ohare

While the United Global First lounge at Chicago O’Hare was not as impressive as some of the other first class lounges we visited on this trip, we thought it was a comfortable spot to wait before our flight.  The only drawback was the location. The United Global First lounge was in a different concourse than our gate.  We are fast walkers but it still took us 15 minutes to navigate the crowds to our gate.

Update: This United Global First lounge will be closing June 16, 2016 and will be converted to a brand-new United PolarisSM Lounge launching December 1, 2016. Global First passengers will have a dedicated lounge space within the adjacent United Club near gate C16.
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Index (rest of series):
Brunei, Singapore and Japan: Planning and Booking
United Global First Lounge – Chicago O’Hare (this post)
United Global First, ORD – NRT
United Global First Lounge – Tokyo Narita
United Global First, NRT – SIN
Singapore Airlines Economy Class, SIN – BWN
Radisson Hotel Brunei Darussalam (Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei)
Things to do in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei
Royal Brunei Airlines Sky Lounge – Brunei International Airport
Singapore Airlines Business Class, BWN – SIN
Eating Like a Local in Singapore
Pan Pacific Serviced Suites Beach Road, Singapore
Thaipusam in Singapore: Piercings and Hooks and Skewers, Oh My!
Singapore Airlines The Private Room…You Weren’t Very Private
Singapore Airlines Suites, SIN – PVG…Slumber Party In The Sky
Air China Business Class Lounge – Shanghai Pudong
ANA, All Nippon Airways – Business Class, PVG -NRT
Hey Hey It’s The Snow Monkeys
Jinpyokaku Ryokan (Kambayashi Onsen, Japan)
Cathay Pacific First and Business Class Lounge – Tokyo Narita
Japan Airlines (JAL) First Class Lounge – Tokyo Narita
American Airlines AAdmirals Club Lounge – Tokyo Narita
American Airlines First Class, NRT – ORD

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