LOT Polish Airlines is Opening a Lounge at Chicago O’Hare in 2024

by Anthony Losanno
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LOT Polish Airlines announced today that it will be opening a lounge in Terminal 5 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) in late Q3/early Q4 2024. This will be the Star Alliance carrier’s first lounge outside of Europe.

Chicago is a key destination in the US with a heavy concentration of because of Polish-Americans. LOT offers flights between Chicago O’Hare International Airport (ORD) and both Warsaw Chopin Airport (WAW) and John Paul II International Airport Kraków-Balice (KRK).

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The new lounge will measure around 6,641 square feet and is being designed with Polish touches such as amber.  The space will provide great views of the airport apron and offer three zones: relaxation, work, and catering (dining). The work zone will offer work spaces and charging stations. In what LOT calls the catering zone, passengers will be able to dine on a range of food and beverages including some Polish products. The relaxation zone will be quiet, darkened, and separated from the other areas for those passengers looking to relax.

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The lounge will be open to LOT Polish Business Class passengers as well as Star Alliance Gold members. This lounge is a welcome addition for Star Alliance members as the two current options (Swissport Lounge and SAS Lounge) are both pretty bad. Delta and SkyTeam flyers have become spoiled with the gorgeous, newish Sky Club® in Terminal 5 (full review here), but those flying on a Star Alliance carrier have had a less than stellar experience. Timing works well with SAS announcing that it’s leaving Star Alliance (more here). It will be interesting to see if that lounge closes once it shifts alliances.

Anthony’s Take: I look forward to checking out this new lounge. LOT has offered an okay Business Class in the past, but it looks like it’s stepping up the game with the other announcement this week around new Business Class seats for its 787s.

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