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Full List of U.S. Alaska Lounge Locations, Hours, Amenities & Partners

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This post outlines all of the Alaska Lounge locations, including detailed information on the exact airport location, hours, and general amenities. Additionally, you’ll find information on how to access these Alaska Lounges, including eligibility and day passes.

You’ll also learn how to access partner lounges like American Airlines Admirals Clubs, select United Clubs, and more.

Alaska Lounges

Hot Tip: Alaska Airlines used to call their lounges “Alaska Airlines Board Rooms.” While some signs and articles may still use the term Board Room, that branding has since fallen away and all lounges are now simply called Alaska Lounges.

Ted Stevens Anchorage International (ANC)

Concourse C (near gate C1)
Daily: 5 a.m. to 1 a.m.

John F. Kennedy International (JFK)

Terminal 7, mezzanine level (just above security)
Daily: 5 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Special Amenity: In-house barista serving Starbucks coffee.

Los Angeles International (LAX)

Terminal 6, mezzanine level (near gate 64)
Daily: 5 a.m. to 11:00 p.m.

Special Amenity: Children’s play area

Portland International (PDX)

Concourse B (near the entrance of Concourse B)
Daily: 4:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Concourse C (across from gate C5)
Daily: 4:30 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

San Francisco International (SFO)

Terminal 2 (just beyond the D security checkpoint) 
Daily: 5 a.m. to 10:30 p.m.

Seattle-Tacoma International (SEA)

Concourse C, mezzanine level (next to gate C16)
Daily: 5 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Concourse D, just beyond the central security checkpoint
Daily: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

North Satellite (mezzanine level, above gates N13-N18)
Daily: 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Alaska Lounge Amenities

Alaska Lounges are some of the best-reviewed domestic lounges out there. Whether it’s the amenities, genuine hospitality, or room to stretch out and relax, or a combination of all three, Alaska Airlines is recognized for its lounge collection.

The new SeaTac North Satellite lounge is the star Alaska Lounge.

Alaska Lounge, SEA
A portion of the seating area in the Alaska Lounge at SEA, Concourse C. Image Credit: Alaska Airlines

Food and Drink

Food and snacks can be relatively substantial, and the beverage selection is often above average. In some cases, you can get handcrafted Starbucks coffee drinks, such as in the new JFK lounge.

Amenities differ from lounge to lounge, but you can expect pre-flight nourishment including:

  • Breakfast items including pancakes, oatmeal, and bread
  • Daytime food items including soups and salads (at some locations)
  • Snacks including fruit, vegetables, pretzels, chips, guacamole, and cookies
  • Self-serve soft drinks, Starbucks drip coffees, and teas
  • Espresso machines
  • Beer (including craft beers) and wine
  • Spirits, liquor, and signature cocktails (except PDX)

The JFK lounge offers a few made-to-order meals that carry a bit more weight than the standard soups and salads. These are paid meals, but many reviews state they’re worth it; think yogurt parfaits, egg and brioche sandwiches, Margherita flatbreads, and more.

A Space To Relax

While some lounges are larger than others, Alaska generally gives patrons a decent amount of room to stretch out and relax or sit down and get some work done.

Alaska Lounge (JFK)
While all Alaska Lounges aren’t THIS fancy, there’s undoubtedly some hype surrounding the lounge at JFK! Image Credit: Alaska Airlines

Alaska’s lounges have a Pacific Northwest vibe, making use of rustic wood accents and leather seating options. You can even find a fireplace in the ANC, SEA, and JFK lounges. Every Alaska lounge has a tarmac, terminal, or gate view for planespotting fans.

Getting Down to Business

All Alaska Lounges offer complimentary Wi-Fi and workstations, and you’ll find plenty of outlets throughout for charging. If you’re in Anchorage, Los Angeles, Portland, or Seattle, you can reserve a conference room for $25 per hour (members) or $50 per hour (nonmembers).

Eligibility, Pricing, and Access

Paid Access: Alaska Lounge Membership

Alaska offers a paid lounge membership that comes with 3 tiered options. You must be an Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan member to purchase a membership.

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Elites (MVP, MVP Gold, Gold 75K, Gold 100K)

Non-elites

Alaska Lounge
(9 locations)

$450

$550

Alaska Lounge+
(9 Alaska Lounge locations and 90+ partner lounges)

$650

$750

You can purchase a membership online, at any Alaska Lounge location, or by phone. You’ll receive a membership after payment. Members must present this card in addition to their same-day ticketed boarding pass (on any carrier) and a photo ID for access to the lounge.

Alaska members can access an Alaska Lounge if they aren’t flying as long as a conference room has been reserved 24 hours in advance, or if the member is attending an Alaska Lounge-sponsored event.

Guest policy: Alaska Lounge members can bring immediate family (spouse or domestic partner and children under the age of 21) or 2 guests at no extra charge.

Hot Tip: Alaska Lounge membership includes access to over 90 partner lounges worldwide (see Alaska Lounge+ Partner Lounge Access section below).

Day Passes

Alaska Lounges offer day passes for $60 per person at LAX, JFK, PDX, and SFO only. These are valid for a single day and only at the location where purchased. They must be used in conjunction with same-day, ticketed air travel on any airline.

No guests are allowed with a day pass. However, children under 2 years of age can accompany the adult day pass holder at no extra charge. It’s possible (however unlikely) that an Alaska Lounge can limit access or the purchase of a day pass due to capacity restrictions.

Membership vs. Day Pass

This is how the purchase of multiple-day passes compares to Alaska Lounge membership fees.

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For example, if you were thinking about purchasing a standard membership, you would have to make 9 or more visits to an Alaska Lounge in 1 year for the cost of a new membership to outweigh the cost of individual day passes.

Complimentary Access for Alaska Passengers

In some cases, you may be granted complimentary access to an Alaska Lounge. As with some other airline lounges, complimentary lounge access includes any passenger traveling on a paid first class fare or award ticket on a flight operated by Alaska Airlines. The catch is that this only applies to passengers with a flight segment that’s over 2,100 miles. Unfortunately, access doesn’t include those passengers who have been upgraded (U class).

Passengers must present their same-day first class boarding pass and photo ID. Access is granted on the day of flight only and doesn’t include entrance agreements for other airline clubrooms.

Note: Cardholders of the Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card or Alaska Airlines Visa® Business Credit Card do not get access to these lounges. 

Admirals Club Member Access

Individuals holding a valid Admirals Club membership or the Citi®/AAdvantage® Executive World Elite Mastercard® are allowed access to all Alaska Lounge locations. This does not apply to One Day Pass holders.

Members must present their membership card, a same-day boarding pass for an American Airlines or Alaska Airlines-operated flight, and photo ID.

Alaska Lounge+ Partner Lounge Access

Membership in the Alaska Lounge+ program includes access to over 90 partner lounges worldwide, including:

American Airlines Admirals Club

The main partner for this type of lounge access is American Airlines Admirals Club. Alaska is quick to state that members have access to select locations and these locations may change without advanced notice.

Passengers may access an Admirals Club upon arrival or departure on the day of travel on a purchased or redeemed-mileage ticket on Alaska Airlines or American Airlines. As with Alaska Lounge’s guest policy, members are allowed complimentary access for their immediate family or 2 guests, as long as they are also arriving or departing on an Alaska or American flight.

Partner lounge access does not include access to any premium American Airlines lounges and also excludes the Admirals Club in San Francisco.

Hot Tip: Just as Alaska Lounge members are allowed access to select Admirals Club locations, Admirals Club members are given access to all Alaska Lounge locations. 

Qantas Club Locations

Alaska Lounge members have access to select Qantas Club locations. The Alaska Lounge guest policy applies, and members and guests do not have access to Qantas’ First Class lounges.

There are only 2 U.S. Qantas lounge locations listed as available to Alaska Lounge members: Honolulu (HNL) and Los Angeles (LAX; business lounge).

Additional Partner Lounges

There are 5 additional partner lounges in the U.S. where Alaska Lounge members have access. They are quite a mix, including United Club and other partnerships:

  • Aspire Lounge, San Diego (SAN)
  • Cathay Pacific Lounge, San Francisco (SFO)
  • United Club, Minneapolis (MSP)
  • United Club, Phoenix (PHX)
  • United Club, Washington, D.C. (DCA)

House Rules

The Alaska Lounge house rules here are pretty standard, so if you’re generally a courteous traveler, you’ll be just fine.

Final Thoughts

If you fly Alaska Airlines quite a bit, a lounge membership could be worth it, especially if you have status with the airline.

However, if you fly a number of different airlines out of a number of different airports and you don’t have status with Alaska, the standard membership is pretty pricey. You’d be better off considering a travel rewards credit card that comes with a Priority Pass membership, especially since you’ll get all kinds of additional travel perks on top of it!


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Alaska Lounge Locations, Hours, Amenities, & More

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Frequently Asked Questions

Who can access an Alaska Lounge?

The following individuals can access an Alaska Lounge:

  • Members holding a valid paid Alaska Lounge membership (plus immediate family or 2 guests)
  • Any passenger traveling on a paid first class fare or award ticket on Alaska Airlines
  • Those who have purchased an Alaska Lounge day pass
  • Admirals Club members with a same-day boarding pass on an American or Alaska flight
  • Priority Pass members (if space allows)

How much does an Alaska Lounge membership cost?

An Alaska Lounge annual membership price varies both by tiered status and whether the membership is new or a renewal.

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Elites
(MVP, MVP Gold, Gold 75K, Gold 100K)
Non-elites
Alaska Lounge
(9 locations)
$450$550
Alaska Lounge+
(9 Alaska Lounge locations and 90+ partner lounges)
$650$750

Alternatively, a day pass for Alaska Lounges in LAX, PDX, SFO, and JFK costs $60 per pass for a single visit.

Where can I find an Alaska Lounge?

There are 9 Alaska Lounge locations in the U.S. You can find them at the following airports: Anchorage International, JFK International, LAX International, Portland International (2 lounges), San Francisco International, and Seattle-Tacoma International (3 lounges).

However, Alaska Lounge members have access to over 90 partner lounges worldwide. In the U.S., partner lounges are primarily made up of American Airlines Admirals Club locations which are scattered around the states.

What is Alaska Lounge+ membership?

Membership in the Alaska Lounge+ program includes access to over 90 partner lounges worldwide in addition to the 9 Alaska Lounges.

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