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Seattle’s Hometown Airline, Alaska Airlines, is currently updating many of their facilities at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, including an entire overhaul of the North Satellite, where many Alaska flights depart from.
Alaska Airlines currently operates two lounges in Seattle:
The North Satellite lounge is the newest and while it isn’t very big, it is much better than Alaska’s ancient lounge in Concourse D. Alaska’s flights depart from Concourse C & D and the North Satellite, which is why Alaska will be opening a brand new lounge in Concourse C this June.
The Alaska Lounge in Concourse C will be located across from gate C9.
Overall, this represents a great addition to Alaska’s lounge network as Alaska flyers will now have a lounge located in every concourse in Seattle that Alaska operates from. Alaska’s lounges can be accessed through a variety of methods including paid First Class travel on Alaska Airlines, a paid lounge membership, etc.
You can also gain entry to Alaska’s lounges through Priority Pass… but, lately Alaska has been super stingy about accepting Priority Pass cardholders (which I think is really unfair) as they claim the lounges are “overcrowded”. Now, we don’t know for sure if the overcrowding is due to Priority Pass members exclusively or due to other reasons.
Personally I think that if Alaska continues to deny Priority Pass members access to their lounges, the airline should just drop out of the Priority Pass programme. Priority Pass is included with many premium Travel Rewards Credit Cards, such as the American Express Platinum Card. Those with the AMEX Platinum Card already have access to the amazing AMEX Centurion Studio in Seattle, which is miles ahead of any Alaska Airlines Lounge and also The Club at SEA in Concourse A and the South Satellite (through Priority Pass).
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