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Alaska Airlines is among the top airline companies in the United States with its headquarters in SeaTac, Washington. The airline flies to various destinations with primary hubs at Anchorage, Portland, San Francisco, and Los Angeles

As a Frequent flyer, and loyal customer, you can enjoy amenities offered by Alaska. Mileage Plan Elite Status is the loyalty program offered to eligible Alaska customers. Besides, customers can access Alaska Lounge located at different airports, and receive luxurious benefits.

In this blog, we will find out ‘Who gets access to Alaska Lounge?’ along with the benefits. Without any delay, let’s get started.

What are the benefits of Alaska Lounge?

Alaska Lounge is a premium airport lounge service that offers a quiet space to relax, and recharge between flights. Passengers can enjoy food, snacks, Beverages, and Cocktails.

Alaska Lounge features two options: Alaska Lounge, and Alaska Lounge+. Alaska Lounge offers access to 9 Alaska Lounges whereas Lounge+ offers access to more than 90 partner lounges in addition to all Alaska Lounges.

From freshly brewed coffee to scrumptious pancakes, feel at home in our premium Lounges that offer the best of Alaska hospitality.

Alaska Lounge Benefits (Who gets access to Alaska Lounge?)

Here are the major benefits of Alaska Lounge

  • Food and Snacks
  • Beverage and Cocktails
  • Luxurious Lounge stay with free access to PressReader online
  • Concierge Service
  • Soothing Alaska Hospitality
  • Productivity tools include fast Wi-Fi, easy access to outlets, and much more.

Alaska Lounge Food Options

Alaska Lounge members can taste varieties of fresh and seasonal food, snacks, beverages, and cocktails and satisfy their tastebuds. Furthermore, they can enjoy delicious foods, beverages, and cocktails included in the morning and afternoon/evening menus.

Yogurt and GranolaHearty Soups
Steel-cut OatmealSalad
Freshley Made PancakesVeggies
Turkey and Crackers, and more.

Alaska Lounge Members can also enjoy fresh Starbucks coffee including lattes and Cappuccinos. Besides, they can also refreshen with Teavana tea while waiting for the flight.

On the beverages and cocktails side, passengers can enjoy West Coast wines, local brews, and custom-crafted cocktails. Bloody Mary is a famous cocktail available at the Alaska Lounge. 

Note: Beverages and Cocktails are subject to local restrictions.

Alaska Lounge Facility (Who gets access to Alaska Lounge?)

Now, let’s explore the requirements to access Alaska Lounge.

Who gets access to Alaska Lounge? Do you have to pay for Alaska Lounge?

Alaska Lounge is a premium service, and therefore accepts eligible customers only. You can access the airport lounge service, and enjoy benefits if you purchase a membership, or day passes, or get access with your Mileage Plan Elite Status.

Become a member

You can become a member of Alaska Lounge, and receive unparalleled service, and amenities at the airport lounges. The membership costs are illustrated in the table below.

Mileage Plan Elite Status (MVP, MVP Gold, Gold 75K, and Gold 100K)$400$550
Non-Elite Customers$500$650

The above prices are for the yearly membership and are applicable starting January 1, 2023. Mileage Plan Elite Status holders will still receive a $100 discount on either membership option. At the time of writing this article, the membership cost is $50 less than the above-mentioned pricing.

The yearly membership expires one year from the date of processing, and can be renewed online, or at any Alaska Lounge location. Furthermore, customers can renew their membership over the phone by calling Guest Care.

As you purchase Alaska Lounge’s annual membership, you will receive the following membership benefits.

  • Alaska Lounge Members get access to 9 Alaska Lounges
  • Alaska Lounge+ Members get access to 90+ partner lounges in addition to all Alaska Lounges
  • Access for yourself and up to two guests or immediate family when traveling together using any airline boarding pass*
  • Fresh and local complimentary food all day long
  • Local draft beer, West Coast wines, and house spirits
  • Espresso and loose-leaf tea handcrafted by an Alaska Lounge Barista
Alaska Airlines Lounge at Seattle (Video By: TheFlyingRussian)

Earn Mileage Plan Elite Status

Alaska Airlines Mileage Plan Elite Status is a loyalty program offered to frequent flyers, and loyal customers. MVP, MVP Gold, MVP Gold 75K, and MVP Gold 100K are the four tier levels of the loyalty program.

Once you become a Mileage Plan Elite status holder, you will receive various benefits. Alaska Lounge access is one of the perks of being an Elite member.

How to get Alaska Airlines MVP Gold?
How to get Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 75K?
How to get Alaska Airlines MVP Gold 100K?

MVP Gold, Gold 75K, and Gold 100K members can access Alaska Lounge when they travel on a Oneworld member airline to a destination outside of the United States, Canada, or Mexico. Besides, members also get access to Oneworld lounges when traveling somewhere outside of the United States, Canada, or Mexico. 

Purchase Day Passes

Alaska customers can purchase day passes to access Alaska Lounge services. The cost for a day pass is $60 per person. Alaska Airlines Visa cardholders can purchase a day pass for 50% off which is $30.

U.S. military personnel traveling in uniform, and ticketed to fly on an Alaska flight departing within 3 hours to receive a complimentary Alaska Lounge Day pass. In addition to that, active duty military personnel with a valid ID can purchase a day pass at the discounted rate of $30 in all Alaska Lounge locations.

The day pass requirement is one per person however, you can bring children younger than 2 at no charge.

Day passes can be purchased at Alaska Lounge locations, and are valid only at the location of purchase. You can’t purchase a standard day pass in Seattle, Anchorage, or Portland Lounges because Alaska has to maintain space for Lounge members, and other guests.

First Class Lounge Access 

Passengers traveling on a paid First Class, or a First Class award ticket get complimentary access to Alaska Lounge however, there are some conditions. Passengers must be traveling on flights operated by Alaska Airlines where one flight has a distance of at least 2,100 miles.

The lounge access is offered on the day of the flight only including connecting flights less than 2,100 miles. Passengers are required to show their eligible same-day First Class boarding class to the staff to access the Alaska Lounge.

Which airports have Alaska Lounges? [Alaska Lounge Locations]

JFL Alaska Lounge (Who gets access to Alaska Lounge?)

Alaska Lounge can be found at 9 different locations. The following table represents all Alaska Lounges with their location.

Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport (ANC)Concourse C near Gate C-1
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)Terminal 7 on the Mezzanine level, just above the security
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)Terminal 6 on the Mezzanine level, near Gate 64
Portland International Airport (PDX)Concourse B, near the entrance to Concourse B
Portland International Airport (PDX)Concourse C, across from Gate C5
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)Terminal 2, just beyond the D Security Checkpoint
Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA)Concourses C, on the mezzanine level next to Gate C-16
Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA)Concourse D, just beyond Security Checkpoint 4
Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA)North Satellite on the mezzanine level, above Gates N13-18

Conclusion on Who gets access to Alaska Lounge?

We discovered Alaska Lounge’s benefits and requirements in this blog. Alaska Lounge is a premium airport lounge service offered to valuable customers flying on Alaska Airlines and Oneworld airline partners.

To access Alaska Lounge, you need to purchase an annual membership, hold MVP elite status, or purchase a day pass. Alaska Lounge, and Alaska Lounge+ are two lounge services you enjoy as a qualifying passenger.

Alaska Lounge membership lets you access 9 different Alaska Lounges listed in the table above whereas Alasaka Lounge+ extends your access to more than 90 partner lounges across the globe.

FAQs on who gets access to Alaska Lounge.

Can you access the Alaska Airlines lounge with First Class ticket?

Alaska Airlines passengers flying on a paid First Class or a First Class award ticket on flights operated by Alaska Airlines get access to Alaska Lounge on the day of the flight.

Can anyone go to Alaska Lounge? Who gets access to Alaska Lounge?

Alaska Lounge is a premium airport lounge service and requires membership, a day pass, or elite status. Anyone can’t access Alaska Lounge.

Do Alaska Card holders get lounge access?

Alaska Airlines Visa Cardholders get 50% off for the Alaska Lounge day pass with which they can purchase a day pass for $30.

Are drinks free in Alaska Lounge?

Passengers can enjoy complimentary beverages, cocktails, and Starbucks coffee in Alaska Lounge locations.

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Suman Karki
Suman Karki is the founder of the AviaTech Channel blog and YouTube Channel. He is a passionate aviation enthusiast and holds experience working as a Ground Operations Officer for Swissport International. He is currently serving as a Flight Data Feeder for FlightAware (a US-based company for Flight Tracking). Besides, he has worked as an aviation content editor for various aviation media.


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