Before my flight to Newark last Saturday I spent about an hour in the Fort Lauderdale United Club. It served its purpose nicely.
As you might expect on a Saturday afternoon in Florida, the airport was packed. Thus, the United Club was a welcome oasis. As I entered the club, an agent told warned me this was just a temporary club that had no restrooms. No big deal, but I wonder how temporary this club really is. It was in the same place when I visited last September. As you can see below, it is one of the nicer looking United Clubs. Though small, there is room for 30-40 and plenty of power ports. Furniture is new and well-maintained. Internet is fast.
If you’re hungry, there are snacks including soup, salad, cheese, crackers, veggies, and whole fruits. It’s not really a meal, but still a respectable snack. A lounge staff member will serve you espresso drinks (from a machine), soft drinks, or alcohol from the bar. Coffee is self-serve.
Newspapers and magazines are available and if you run into delays or cancellations, the staff at the front desk can help you rebook. The lounge is open daily from 5:o0a.m. to 7:30p.m.
I liked this lounge, particularly because the gate area was so crowded and loud. The lounge never got so crowded as to be uncomfortable.