The Alaska Lounge at Seattle-Tacoma airport Concourse D (formerly known as the Alaska Airlines Board Room) is Alaska’s flagship facility, given its location at the airline’s hometown and hub.
The club is located in the main terminal, steps away from a security checkpoint. Alaska also operates a second Alaska Lounge in Satellite N.
Alaska Lounge design
The bright and airy Alaska Lounge stretches across two levels, with floors to ceiling windows that reveal panoramic views of the tarmac.
Officially, the lower level behind the reception desk is designated as a quiet area with a limited food and beverage selection, while the upper floor features a bar, TVs, and a more substantial buffet. In reality, most patrons end up settling downstairs, so the upper level might be quieter and less crowded.
An elegant staircase with dark wood panels and a colorful hanging sculpture links the two floors.
On the lower level is a stone wall with a grand fireplace. Overall, the décor, while warm and inspired by Alaska and the Northwest, is a bit old-fashioned. Alaska has changed course with the opening of the new Alaska Lounge in Satellite N, with a resolutely more modern design.
The seating areas feature comfortable swivel chairs, private cube chairs, counter-style seating by the windows, and a small dining area. Most seats come with power outlets, which are conveniently located at shoulder height.
Alaska Lounge amenities
For a domestic lounge, the Alaska Lounge at Seattle-Tacoma airport Concourse D shines on the food and beverage front.
The highlight of breakfast is the fresh pancakes made at the touch of a button by a “pancake printer.”, accompanied by hard broiled eggs, and various pastries. Throughout the day patrons will find a selection of light snacks and salads.
The staffed bar offers a selection of complimentary beverages and cocktails, including Champagne. On the lower level is a Starbucks espresso machine with an assortment of syrups.
Individual workstations with wired network outlets are available, along with a few self-service PCs.
As expected from Alaska, the staff is a highlight, with friendly and helpful receptionists who provide a warm welcome as well as directions and assistance.
Alaska Lounge bottom line
The Alaska Lounge at Seattle-Tacoma airport Concourse D is one of the airport’s better lounges, though a notable downside is that it is often busy and occasionally downright crowded. Not only does Alaska offer lounge access to domestic First Class passengers (which is atypical for a US airline), but the club also welcomes American Airlines’ Admirals Club members, Priority Pass members, and pay-in customers.
Passengers departing from the North Satellite should consider using the new Alaska Lounge as a more modern and possibly quieter alternative to the current flagship.
- 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.
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)
Access for eligible customers traveling on the following SkyTeam member airlines only.
Korean Air (KE)
Alaska Airlines (AS) Hainan Airlines (HU) Icelandair (FI)
Alaska Lounge at Seattle, WA - Seattle Tacoma International (SEA) 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.
- Priority Pass members (+2 guests, charged to PriorityPass member)
- Lounge Club members (+2 guests, charged to Lounge Club member)
- All passengers, regardless of airline or class of service, for a fee.
Guest policyRead official rules at alaskaair.com
- 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 $20 (USD) per person (regularly $45 (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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