The new Alaska Airlines Board Room in the North Satellite at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport opened yesterday. This brand new lounge is a temporary one until the North Satellite remodelling is finished, at which point Alaska Airlines plans on opening a new, flagship rooftop lounge.
The other Alaska Airlines Board Room at SEA is located near gate D1 and is frequently crowded, the old lounge also shows signs of wear and it simply doesn’t look quite nice anymore. The temporary solution for Alaska Airlines was to open another lounge in the North Satellite, where about 50% of their flights depart from. Passengers flying from the North Satellite will now finally be able to relax and unwind before their flight instead of madly rushing from the other, older lounge via the train to the N gates.
The grand opening of the lounge took place yesterday and I was one of the first people to visit the new lounge, a few FlyerTalkers also joined in the evening and we had nice conversations about Alaska, the new lounge, aviation in general, etc. Overall, it was a great evening and we had a lot of fun, the staff also shared our excitement and thought it was cool of us to arrange lounge “meetings”.
The new Alaska Airlines Board Room is located between gates N1 and N2, all gates at SeaTac are connected airside, so there isn’t a problem in accessing the lounge if you are flying from a different concourse. The lounge is open daily from 05:00 – midnight.
Alaska Airlines is generous in their access policy in that they allow their First Class passengers access (those who purchased First Class either using money or miles, but not those upgraded), Priority Pass members, Board Room Members, and also those travelling with select partner airlines in premium cabins. Full access policy can be found on alaskaair.com.
The new Board Room has a beautiful overall design, very modern and “fresh”, the furniture nicely complements the colour and design. As with all Board Rooms, there is a bar with complimentary alcohol and also light snacks and refreshments are available throughout the lounge. Premium alcoholic beverages are available for purchase.
The lounge is divided up into two sections, when entering the lounge and turning right, you will find the bar and comfortable seating areas as well as a Starbucks Coffee Machine, Soda Machine, and light snacks.
The only downside is that there is only one shared, family bathroom.
The left side of the lounge features additional seating areas as well as more substantial snacks, such as soup.
The famous Pancake machine is included! Additional snacks include chips, cookies, pretzels, yogurt, salads, cheese, etc. There is a wide selection of coffee and soft-drinks, a warm soup of the day is also served.
Both “sides” of the lounge have a good amount of comfortable seating areas that can accommodate a large number of passengers, this will definitely help with reducing the crowding at the Board Rooms.
All in all, the new Alaska Airlines Board Room in the North Satellite at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport is a great, new lounge that features plenty of comfortable seating areas, snacks, refreshments, alcohol, and just a nice overall place to unwind and relax before your flight. Alaska Airlines is still placing finishing touches to the lounge and therefore the overall design might improve even more once fully completed.
Seeing a lounge for the first time is an incredible experience and I’m glad I was able to meet up with a few people from FlyerTalk and share the excitement with them. I liked that the staff were also enthusiastic and shared our excitement. If you are flying from Seattle soon, I encourage you to visit this new lounge and experience it for yourself, I think you’ll like it.