Alaska Airlines has a few lounges (“Board Rooms”) in just a few airports. Their main hub is in Seattle, which is where their main Board Room is. We were flying Alaska back to Seattle so it made sense to visit the Los Angeles Board Room prior to our departure.
The Alaska Airlines Board Room access policy is very generous: Passengers travelling in Alaska Airlines First Class (Paid & Award) have access for free, however those upgraded to First Class don’t. Alaska also allows travellers on select partner airlines access as well as those with a Priority Pass membership. I would call Alaska’s access policy the most generous out of all of the U.S.-based carriers.
The Los Angeles Board Room has a nice, but old overall design and the furniture does show signs of wear. The layout and design is virtually identical to the Seattle Board Room, however this one is much smaller. The same amenities are included such as complimentary alcohol, snacks, Starbucks Coffee, pancake machine, etc.
Snacks include soup, salad, cookies, chips, pretzels, etc. I decided to try the salad and soup, both were delicious and perhaps the best I’ve eaten in a lounge operated by a U.S. airline. The Starbucks Coffee machine is amazing since the coffee is literally the same as you would buy it, so good, free coffee is awesome!
We spent about an hour in the lounge, relaxing before our flight. My mum decided to try some of the complimentary alcohol and it looks like she really enjoyed the wine they served since she decided to buy some of the same kind. I had a few snacks along with some great coffee and we enjoyed the time spent in the lounge. All in all, the Alaska Airlines Board Room is a great lounge which features awesome snacks and drinks; while a bit old, the lounge still serves many passengers departing from LAX.