Alaska operates a small network of airport lounges located in Anchorage and throughout the west coast, priding themselves in offering a slice of Alaskan hospitality. The Alaska Lounge at Los Angeles airport (LAX), formerly known as the Alaska Airlines Board Room, is rather typical of Alaska offerings, with a warm but mildly old-fashioned décor, a strong breakfast offering, various amenities, and cheerful staff.
The Alaska Lounge welcomes First Class passengers (upgrades excluded) as well as Priority Pass members.
Alaska Lounge LAX design
The Alaska Lounge at LAX is located above the concourse, and accessible through a single elevator that leads directly inside the lounge. Unfortunately, there is no public stairwell, so waiting for the elevator is the only option.
The lounge, of modest dimensions, features a cozy seating area, a small business center with eight work cubicles, a bar, a buffet, and a dining area. A window wall lets natural light in and provides views of the tarmac. The décor is dated, yet the space remains warm and well maintained.
As expected from an older lounge, power outlets are a scarce resource. They’re lacking in the main seating area, yet the can be found along the walls, under the bar, and naturally in the business center.
Alaska Lounge LAX amenities
In the morning, Alaska Airlines offers a full breakfast with Starbucks Coffee, pastries, yoghurt, eggs, and the famous automated pancake machine which delivers two fresh pancakes at the touch of a button. Throughout the day, soups and salads are available. In addition, a selection of prepared-to-order food items is available for purchase from the bar, at a remarkably fair price considering the quality and quantity.
In addition to the business center, a conference room is located by the reception desk and available for reservations. There are also two phone rooms which double as private work spaces next to the bathrooms.
A welcome amenity for families is the fun kids’ room with both traditional and video games.
In typical Alaska fashion, service is prompt and friendly, the lounge is tidy and employees at the reception desk courteous and efficient. Unfortunately the lounge staff is unable to complete a number of transactions, such as those that require a payment (confirmed flight change, etc.) so a stop by the nearby customer service center might be required.
Alaska Lounge LAX bottom line
The Alaska Lounge at Los Angeles airport (formerly known as the Alaska Airlines Board Room) is a simple but enjoyable and welcoming lounge. While overdue for a décor overhaul and busy at peak times, the Alaska Lounge earns high marks when it comes to service and the ability to order a meal at a fair price.
For information on other lounges at LAX, possible alternatives, and connections between terminals, check out our Definitive Guide to the LAX Lounge Scene.
- Breakfast: cereal; bagels; pastries; hard broiled eggs; yoghurt; fruit; pancake machines baking fresh pancakes at the touch of a button.
- Snacks and salads throughout the day.
- Soup after 5 pm.
- Soft drinks: juices, soft drinks, soda fountains
- Coffee and tea selection; espresso machine with Starbucks coffee and a selection of syrups.
- Staffed bar offering a vast selection of complimentary beverages including champagne and cocktails. Limit of three complimentary drinks per person.
Premium items prepared to order
- Western Omelet: egg, cheese, diced peppers, and ham omelet served with country potatoes and your choice of bacon or sausage. Salsa served on the side: $8.00
- Egg and cheese omelet: served with country potatoes and your choice of bacon or sausage. Salsa served on the side: $8.00
- Fresh oven pizza: your choice of individual size cheese or pepperoni pizza: $8.00
- Chicken Sonoma: served with rice and mixed vegetables. Chipotle or pesto sauce served on the side: $8.00
- Grilled salmon: served with rice and mixed vegetables. Chipotle or pesto sauce served on the side: $8.00
- Austin Blue Rip Tips, served with a side of coleslaw: $8.00
You may have access to Alaska Lounge as a premium customer of one of the following airlines, or as an elite member of their frequent flyer program. Check the Access rules tab for more details.
Access for eligible customers traveling on the following oneworld member airlines only.
American Airlines (AA) Qantas (QF)
Alaska Airlines (AS) Hainan Airlines (HU)
Alaska Lounge at Los Angeles, CA (LAX) welcomes:
- Alaska Airlines full-fare First Class passengers (A, D, F, or P classes of service and award tickets) on departing on a same-day flight (passengers traveling on an upgraded ticket booked in U class do not have access)
- Alaska Lounge members traveling on any airline (+guests, see below)
- American Airlines Admiral Club members departing on a same day flight operated by Alaska Airlines or American Airlines.
- All passengers, regardless of airline or class of service, for a fee.
- Members may bring members of their immediate family (spouse/domestic partner and children under the age of 21) or as many as two guests at no extra charge.
- Members may purchase single-day passes for additional traveling companions, or for guests and family members not traveling with the member, at a reduced rate of $25 (USD) per person (regularly $50 (USD) per person for non-members). Children under 2 can accompany the adult at no charge, over 2 years old need to pay for access.
- Members must accompany and remain with family members or guests at all times.
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- 3.0Based on 257 ReviewsAna L.2018-08-12 09:27:28Lounge is small but offers its basic amenities. I tried stopping here last time and it said they weren't accepting PP holders due to max capacity. The...Jan Z.2018-08-10 22:14:01The Alaska Lounge at LAX was my first taste of the airport lounge life thanks to my Priority Pass. In the past, I was thwarted by poor planning, logistics...Bianca M.2018-07-24 14:14:40July 13, 2018 7:30am - Friday LAX TO CVG I have nothing but good experience with Alaska Executive Lounge in LAX as a Priority Pass Member (thanks to my...