Full List of Airport Lounges at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport [SEA]

Seattle Tacoma International Airport Lounges

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Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA) is the eighth busiest airport in the U.S., having served over 51 million passengers in 2019. As a major hub for Alaska Airlines, it’s no surprise that 3 out of the 11 lounges at SEA are Alaska Lounges.

If you’re keen to avoid the hustle and bustle of the general departure lounges, you can purchase day passes to The Club SEA and the Alaska Lounges. Other lounges are reserved for premium cabin passengers, elite tier frequent flyers, or those with specific credit cards.

Update: Some of the lounges featured in this article may be closed or operating under reduced opening hours due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

SEA Terminal Map

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport Layout
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport layout. Image Credit: Port of Seattle

SEA Airport Lounges by Terminal

TerminalLounges
Main TerminalUSO Lounge
Concourse A
  • The Club SEA
  • Delta Sky Club
  • United Club
Concourse BCenturion Lounge
Concourse CAlaska Lounge
Concourse DAlaska Lounge
North Satellite TerminalAlaska Lounge
South Satellite Terminal
  • British Airways First and Terraces Lounge
  • The Club SEA
  • Delta Sky Club

Hot Tip: For information on getting between terminals, facilities, and airport parking, take a look at our Ultimate Terminal Guide to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Alaska Lounge

Alaska Airlines Lounge
Concourse C Alaska Lounge. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has 3 Alaska Lounges, located at:

  • Concourse C, near gate C16A: Daily from 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • Concourse D, near gate D1: Daily from 4.30 a.m. to 11 p.m.
  • North Satellite Terminal, near gate N2: Daily from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m.

Alaska Lounge Facilities

  • Bar
  • Snacks
  • Pancake machine
  • Starbucks coffee machine
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Wi-Fi
  • Business services
  • TVs
  • Tarmac/Runway views

Alaska Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Day pass
  • Passengers must have a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers purchasing a day pass may use an Alaska lounge at any location for 24 hours from redemption
  • $50
  • Valid traveling with any airline
Alaska Lounge membership
  • Passengers must have a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring up to 2 guests or their immediate family
  • Standard members: $450
  • Mileage Plan MVP: $400
  • Mileage Plan MVP Gold: $350
  • Mileage Plan MVP Gold 75K: $300
  • Valid traveling with any airline
First classFirst class passengers may use the lounge prior to departure
  • Valid on an Alaska Airlines-operated flight
  • Not valid for passengers traveling on upgraded fares
Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan MVP Gold and Gold 75KPassengers must have a same-day boarding cardValid flying with any Oneworld airline to Mexico City, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, or Australia
Oneworld Emerald and Sapphire
  • Passengers must have a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest also on a flight operated and marketed by a Oneworld carrier
  • Valid flying with any Oneworld airline to Mexico City, Central America, South America, Europe, Africa, Asia, or Australia
  • Oneworld Sapphire or Emerald passengers that hold status with a non-U.S. airline may access the Alaska lounge when traveling domestically
Emirates Skywards Gold and Platinum
Hainan Airlines Fortune Wings Platinum and Gold
Icelandair Saga Club Gold
Passengers must have a same-day boarding cardValid flying on an international flight connecting to Alaska Airlines
Cardholders of Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card
  • Passengers must have a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers purchasing a day pass may use an Alaska lounge at any location for 24 hours from redemption
  • Cardholders receive 50% off the day pass fee ($25)
  • Day pass must be purchased using the Alaska Signature card
Admirals Club membersMembers may access the lounge with a same-day boarding cardValid on an American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, or Virgin America marketed and operated flight
Priority Pass and Lounge Pass (North Satelite Terminal Lounge only)
  • Access to the lounge is permitted 3 hours before a flight
  • Access is limited to 2 guests per cardholder (per person charge where applicable)
  • Valid with a same-day boarding card
  • Children under 2 are admitted free of charge
  • Priority Pass membership: Standard $99, Standard Plus $299, Prestige $429
Active duty militaryMilitary traveling on orders may access the lounge for free 3 hours before departing on a flightValid on an Alaska Airlines-operated flight

Alaska Lounge House Rules

  • Infants under 2 are admitted free of charge
  • Members may purchase guest passes for a reduced rate of $25 for additional guests
  • Visitors are requested to use headphones when using their personal devices
  • Food and drink is not permitted to be brought in or taken out of the lounge

Read the full list of house rules on Alaska Airline’s website.

British Airways First and Terraces Lounge

British Airways Terraces Lounge SEA
British Airways Terraces Lounge SEA. Image Credit: LoungeBuddy

The British Airways Terraces Lounge has a separate area for first class passengers, but the facilities are the same.

Location: South Satellite Terminal, near gate S9
Opening Hours: Daily from the first to last departure

British Airways First and Terraces Lounge Facilities

  • Buffet food with snacks and sandwiches
  • Full-service bar
  • TVs
  • Showers
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Wi-Fi
  • Business center

British Airways First and Terraces Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies

First Class passengers
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest
Valid on a Brtish Airways-operated flight or Oneworld partner
Business (Club World) passengersPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding cardValid on a Brtish Airways-operated flight
Executive Club Silver or Gold member
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest (when flying on a British Airways operated flight)
  • Passengers must be flying on a scheduled flight operated by British Airways or a Oneworld partner
  • Guests must also be flying on a British Airways-operated flight
Oneworld Emerald or Sapphire member
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 1 guest
Passengers and guests must be flying on a scheduled flight operated by British Airways or a Oneworld partner

British Airways First and Terraces Lounge House Rules

  • Children under the age of 2 will not count towards the guest quota
  • Passengers must display their boarding card and frequent flyer membership card (if applicable)

Centurion Lounge

The Centurion Lounge SEA
Centurion Lounge SEA. Image Credit: The Centurion Lounge

Location: Concourse B, near gate B3
Opening Hours: Daily from 5 a.m. to 10 p.m.

The Centurion Lounge Facilities

  • Self-serve snacks and cold dishes
  • Full-service bar
  • Semi-private workspaces
  • Tarmac views
  • Showers
  • Wi-Fi

Centurion Lounge Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies

The Platinum Card® from American Express
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 2 guests free of charge
  • $550 (annually)
  • See rates and fees
  • Valid flying with any carrier
  • Additional guest passes may be purchased for $50 per person
The Business Platinum Card® from American Express
  • $595 (annually)
  • See rates and fees
  • Valid flying with any carrier
  • Additional guest passes may be purchased for $50 per person
Corporate Platinum Card® by American Express
  • $550 (annually)
  • See rates and fees
  • Passengers may be flying with any carrier
  • Additional guest passes may be purchased for $50 per person
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express Card
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 2 guests at a charge of $50 per person
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve Business American Express Card
Centurion® Card from American Express
  • Passengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may bring 2 guests or immediate family (partner and children under 18) free of charge
  • Initiation fee: $10,000
  • Annual membership fee: $5,000
  • Passengers may be flying with any carrier
  • Additional guest passes may be purchased for $50 per person

Centurion Lounge House Rules

  • Family members and guests are not permitted to access the lounge or remain in the lounge without the relevant cardholder.
  • Complimentary guest access is per day.
  • Children under 2 years are admitted free of charge with proof of age.

Hot Tip: Plan a future lounge visit with our full list of U.S. American Express Centurion Lounges

The Club SEA

The Club SEA
South Satellite The Club SEA. Image Credit: The Collinson Group

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has 2 Club SEA lounges, located at:

  • Concourse A, near gate A11: Daily from 5 a.m. to 12 a.m.
  • South Satellite Terminal, near gate S8: Daily from 5:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m.

The Club SEA Facilities

  • Snacks
  • Self-serve soft and alcoholic drinks
  • TVs
  • Digital newspapers and magazines
  • Business services
  • Wi-Fi

The Club SEA Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Day passAny passenger may purchase entry with a same-day boarding card$45
Priority PassPassengers can access the lounge with a same-day boarding card
  • Passengers may access the lounge for a maximum of 3 hours
  • Cardholders must be 21 years old
  • Children under 2 are admitted free of charge
  • Priority Pass membership: Standard $99, Standard Plus $299, Prestige $429

Delta Sky Club

Delta Sky Club SEA
Delta Sky Club SEA. Image Credit: Delta Air Lines

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has 2 Delta Sky Clubs, located at:

  • Concourse A, near gate A: Daily from 4:45 a.m. to 12:40 a.m
  • South Satellite Terminal, near gate S9: Daily from 4:45 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.

Delta Sky Club Facilities

  • Delta Sky Club ambassador for assistance
  • Self-serve bar with soft and alcoholic drinks
  • Self-serve buffet with hot and cold dishes
  • Starbucks coffee machine
  • TVs
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • Business services
  • Showers
  • Asanda Spa — fees apply for treatments (Concourse A lounge)
  • Wi-Fi
  • Tarmac views

Hot Tip: We’ve compiled a full list of U.S. Delta Sky Clubs with information on locations, amenities, and opening hours.

Delta Sky Club Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies
Executive membership
  • Valid with a same-day boarding card
  • Members have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club
  • Members may bring 2 guests
  • $845 (annually) | 84,500 miles | $75 (12 month installments)
  • Valid with a Delta or Delta partner airline-operated flight (excluding existing Delta Lifetime members that can access the lounge when traveling on any airline)
  • Individuals must be 18 years old to qualify for membership
Individual membership
  • Valid with a same-day boarding card
  • Individual members have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club
  • Members can bring up to 2 guests for $39 per person
  • $545 (annually) | 54,500 miles | $50 (12 month instalments)
  • Valid with a Delta or Delta partner airline-operated flight (excluding existing Delta Lifetime members that can access the lounge when traveling on any airline)
  • Individuals must be 18 years old to qualify for membership
SkyTeam Elite Plus and Delta Diamond, Platinum, and Gold Medallion membersPassengers may access the lounge with a same-day boarding cardValid when traveling on a SkyTeam international flight or connecting to/from a same-day international flight in any cabin
Delta One or SkyTeam Premium cabinPassengers can access a Delta Sky Club on the same day of travel
  • Valid on a domestic Delta-operated flight or when connecting to/from a Delta-operated international flight
  • On a SkyTeam-operated flight, premium passengers can access the lounge if confirmed in the first or business cabin for the international segment of the journey
Delta SkyMiles® Reserve American Express card
  • Cardmembers have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club with 2 free guest passes annually
  • Members can bring up to 2 guests for $39 per person
  • $550 (annually)
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight
  • Passengers traveling on Delta partner flight can access the lounge for $39
  • The credit card must be used for payment
  • See rates and fees
Delta SkyMiles® Platinum American Express CardCardmembers and up to 2 guests can access the lounge for a fee of $39 per person
  • $250 (annually)
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta or Delta partner flight. The credit card must be used for payment
  • See rates and fees
The Platinum Card® from American ExpressCardmembers have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club and may bring up to 2 guests for an additional fee
  • $550 (annually)
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight
  • See rates and fees
The Business Platinum Card® from American ExpressCardmembers have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club and may bring up to 2 guests for an additional fee
  • $595 (annually)
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight
  • See rates and fees
Centurion® Card from American ExpressCardmembers have unlimited access to any Delta Sky Club and may bring up to 2 guests for an additional fee
  • Initiation fee: $10,000
  • Annual membership fee: $5,000
  • Member must hold a same-day ticket for a Delta-marketed or Delta-operated flight
Virgin Australia/Velocity VIP Platinum or Gold card members
Virgin Australia Business Class passengers
Cardmembers or business class passengers may access a Delta Sky ClubMembership card must be displayed at the lounge along with a same-day boarding pass for a Delta- or Virgin Australia-operated flight

Certain Japan-based SkyMiles credit cards can access Sky Clubs, including Delta SkyMiles® Diners Club Card, Delta SkyMiles® Trust Club Platinum Visa Card, and Delta SkyMiles® Trust Club Gold Visa Card. See Delta’s international credit card website for specific details, fees, and policies.

Delta Sky Club House Rules

  • Flights must be marketed or operated by Delta Air Lines or a Delta partner airline (see above for applicable rules for access type).
  • Same-day travel on any airline applies to existing Delta Lifetime Members.
  • Members must be 18 years old. Guests under the age of 21 will not be permitted access to a lounge with a self-serve bar in the U.S. unless they are traveling with another member that is over 21.
  • No gate passes will not be issued for entry, so guests must have access to the required terminal or concourse when visiting a lounge.

Read the full list of house rules on the Delta Air Lines website.

United Club

United Club SEA
United Club SEA. Image Credit: United

Location: Concourse A, near gate A9
Opening Hours: Daily from 4:30 a.m. to 12:15 a.m.

United Club Facilities

  • Self-serve snacks
  • Bar
  • Business services
  • Newspapers and magazines
  • TVs
  • Wi-Fi

United Club Access

Access TypeDetailsFees and Policies

United Club membership
  • Members have unlimited access to United Club lounges with a same-day boarding card
  • Members may bring up to 2 guests
General member, Premier Silver, and Premier Gold$650 (85,000 miles) annual fee
Premier Platinum$600 (80,000 miles) annual fee
Premier 1K and United Global Services$550 (75,000 miles) annual fee
Valid on a United, Star Alliance, or contracted partner flight
United Club day passPassengers have single access to any United Club with a same-day boarding card
  • $59 (purchased online or on the door)
  • Valid on a United, Star Alliance, or contracted partner flight
United Polaris business classPassengers can access any United Club with a same-day boarding card at their departure, connecting, and arrival airports (domestic arrivals only)Valid on a United Airlines-operated flight
United Business (international flights)Also applies to passengers traveling to/from Canada in United First
First class on a Star Alliance airline
  • Passengers can access any United Club with a same-day boarding card at the departure airport of their international flight
  • Passengers are permitted to bring 1 guest
Passengers must be traveling on a Star Alliance airline
Business class on a Star Alliance airlinePassengers can access any United Club with a same-day boarding card at the departure airport of their international flight
United Premier Gold or Star Alliance Gold status
  • Passengers can access any United Club with a same-day boarding card for an international flight
  • Access is possible at the departure airport, during connection, or on arrival
  • Passengers are permitted to bring 1 guest traveling on the same flight
Air Canada Maple Leaf Club membership
  • Passengers can access any United Club with a same-day boarding card
  • Maple Leaf Club North America members can access lounges in U.S. locations only
  • Maple Leaf Club Worldwide members can access lounges in worldwide locations and may bring 1 guest
  • Passengers must be traveling on a Star Alliance airline
  • North America pass: $495
  • Worldwide pass: $665
Active U.S. military
  • Passengers must have a valid boarding card for a flight departing within 24 hours
  • Passengers must also be dressed in uniform, be on leave orders, or have rest and recuperation papers
Passengers must be traveling on a United or United Express flight

United Club House Rules

  • United Club members can be accompanied by 1 spouse and child under 21 or up to 2 guests.
  • Guests must be 21 to access a club with a self-serve bar in the U.S. unless traveling with another member that is over 21.
  • Infants under 2 years old are admitted free of charge.
  • Day pass entry is subject to capacity.

Read the full list of house rules on the United’s website.

USO Lounge

USO Lounge SEA
USO Lounge SEA. Image Credit: USO Blog

Location: Central Terminal (outside of the secure area)
Opening Hours: 24/7

USO Lounge Facilities

  • Snacks
  • Refreshments
  • Wi-Fi
  • TVs
  • Children’s room
  • Gaming
  • Books and magazines
  • Work areas with computers
  • Showers

USO Lounge Access

The USO Lounge is accessible to active-duty military only.

Connecting Between Terminals for Lounge Access

Once inside the secure area, passengers can move freely between the different concourses for lounge access. As passengers don’t need to re-clear security, this allows more time to relax in the lounge before a flight. It’s possible to walk between Concourses A, B, C, and D; to reach the satellite terminals, passengers need to ride the Satellite Transit System.

Best Credit Cards To Access Priority Pass Lounges

A Priority Pass Select membership can really enhance your airport experience. Instead of waiting at the gate for your plane to board, you can kick your feet up and relax while enjoying free food and drinks. Better yet, you’ll be able to do this in over 1,300 airport lounges worldwide — including all 3 Priority Pass lounge locations at SEA.

Our favorite credit card for Priority Pass access is the Chase Sapphire Reserve® Card. This is because, in addition to receiving access to Priority Pass lounge locations, you also receive a dining credit a Priority Pass restaurant locations. Thanks to your Chase Sapphire Reserve card, you’ll get a $28 dining credit towards your bill ($56 when dining with a guest) at Trail Head BBQ Bar and Bambuza at SEA.

If the Chase Sapphire Reserve card doesn’t seem like a good fit for you, you could opt for the Amex Platinum card. However, the Priority Pass Select membership that comes with the Amex Platinum card does not include access to Priority Pass restaurants, though it does offer access to 5 other airport lounge networks like Amex Centurion lounges and Delta Sky Clubs (when flying Delta).

Want to weigh all of your options? Here are all of the credit cards that offer access to Priority Pass lounges:

Final Thoughts

There are some great options when it comes to airline lounges at SEA. Relax with a drink and admire the distant Olympic and Cascade Mountains that are visible on a clear day, and aviation geeks will love the excellent views of the airfield that many lounges provide.


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Frequently asked questions

Does Seattle Airport have a lounge?

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has 11 lounges:

  • 3 x Alaska Lounge
  • British Airways First and Terraces Lounge
  • The Centurion Lounge
  • 2 x Club SEA
  • 2 x Delta Sky Club
  • United Club
  • USO Lounge

Is there a Priority Pass Lounge in Seattle?

Priority Pass members can access 2 Club SEA lounges and the North Satellite Terminal Alaska Lounge. Members can also receive credit at Bambuza restaurant and Trail Head BBQ Bar.

Does Seattle have an Admirals Club?

There’s no Admirals Club at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, but Admirals Club members may access the Alaska Lounge when traveling on a same-day flight marketed and operated by American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, or Virgin America.

Who can use the Alaska Lounge at Seatac?

Passengers are able to access the Alaska Lounge by flying first class or purchasing a day pass or Alaska Lounge membership. Check out the table above, which features pricing and other ways to access Alaska Lounges.

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