Alaska Airlines is bringing its West Coast vibe to the East Coast with the opening of its brand new Alaska Lounge at New York’s JFK International Airport! I’ll have a full review coming up in a few days but in the meantime, check out these gorgeous pictures of the new space.
The new Alaska Lounge is located on the mezzanine level (directly above security) of Terminal 7. It will feature Starbucks trained baristas and provide complimentary fresh foods throughout the day, including oatmeal and yogurt bars in the morning and soups and salads in the afternoon and evening. The lounge will be open from 5:00 AM to 10:00 PM, Sunday through Friday and 5:00 AM to 5:00 PM on Saturdays.
Access to the new Alaska Lounge will be available to passengers traveling in First Class and Alaska Lounge members. Single-day Alaska Lounge passes can be purchased for $45. Rumor has it this will also be a Priority Pass Lounge but I haven’t been able to verify this information yet.
Here’s the full Alaska Airlines press release.
Alaska Airlines today announces the debut of its first Alaska Lounge on the East Coast, opening at John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK). The new, reimagined lounge brings to life the company’s West Coast vibe with a cool, comfortable space to work or relax while traveling through JFK.
Alaska’s newest lounge features a living room-esque design with multiple seating areas designed with business and leisure travelers in mind. The lounge includes Starbucks-trained baristas who will create custom handcrafted espresso beverages and full-leaf tea beverages for guests. Travelers will have access to complimentary fresh foods including oatmeal and yogurt bars in the morning and salad and soup in the afternoon and evening. Guests can also enjoy a wide-selection of microbrews, West Coast wines or a signature cocktail from the lounge’s welcoming bar.
“We’re always looking to create warm, welcoming experiences for our guests,” said Brett Catlin, managing director of guest products at Alaska Airlines. “Our newest Alaska Lounge at JFK reflects the future of our lounge offering – a signature West Coast vibe, unique beverage selections and a focus on fresh, healthy food options. We’re also thrilled to be the first domestic lounge to introduce a full menu of barista-pulled handcrafted espresso beverages.”
The Alaska Lounge is located on the mezzanine level of Terminal 7 at JFK. It is accessible to Alaska guests traveling through or out of Terminal 7 who have purchased a day pass or lounge membership or are flying First Class. All paid First Class guests receive complimentary access to the lounge, a benefit only offered by Alaska compared to other domestic carriers. In addition to the new JFK lounge, Alaska has lounges in Anchorage, Los Angeles, Portland, Oregon and three in Seattle, the airline’s largest hub.
I think the new Alaska Lounge looks fantastic and I can’t wait to see it later this week. What do you guys think of this brand new space? Has anyone seen it in person yet?