TL;DR Version: The Polaris lounge at O’Hare is the first legacy carrier operated lounge I would ever consider going out of my way to arrive early at. Today, I did just that—arriving at 7:30 am for a 4:15 pm departure. And for the avoidance of doubt, I loved every minute of it.
The experience began with a series of welcoming smiles, which is something I most certainly do not take for granted when it comes to the legacy carriers. Smiles are very rare and precious commodity at UA ever since the Continental acquisition merger, and it was a nice change of pace to see so many of them at the Polaris lounge.
Welcome to the inaugural post here at Forget the Destination.
If I were you, the first question I would be asking is, “Why should I follow your blog when there are at least 10,000 other travel blogs out there already?”
That’s a terrific question, and the honest answer is: I don’t know. Not yet, at least. What I do know is that there is a lot of redundancy out there in the travel blogosphere. My aim is to provide new information that you won’t see elsewhere. That kind of information is neither easy to come by, nor frequently discovered—which necessarily means that I actually aim to post infrequently. If someone else already posted it, there’s no reason for me to cross-post it. You’ve probably read it already.