Business Traveller is reporting that United is to have its own United Club at the new Terminal 2 at Heathrow. Destined to open for UA958 on 4 June 2014, the new Terminal is going to consolidate all of United’s Heathrow operations under one roof. The new terminal, designed to host Star Alliance carriers, will have a Star Alliance Lounge, and it appears will also have an Air Canada lounge.
I recall my first experience of the old, old Red Carpet Club at Terminal 3, the excitement of the new, old Red Carpet Club at Terminal 3 followed by the nice Star Alliance lounge at Terminal 1 and then the cheapening of this product as the food got worse and seating became more had to find. I hope the new United Club will not follow the model of CDG where United passengers were forced to use the United Club, and denied Star Alliance Lounge access for some time.