The Alaska Airlines Board Room at Seattle-Tacoma Airport is located in terminal D near gate 1. The lounge is open to Priority Pass, Lounge Club and Alaska Airlines Board Room Club members traveling on any airline, American Airlines Admiral Club members traveling on American Airlines operated flights and Delta Sky Club members traveling on Delta or Alaska Airlines operated flights. Single use day passes are also available for $45/day. (Update: As of 2018, the Seattle locations no longer permit Priority Pass members, and the partnerships with American Airlines and Delta Air Lines have ended.)
The lounge entrance is located on the first floor. The lounge is divided into two distinct areas, the first floor and the second floor. The first floor is the main “work and stay productive” area and the second floor is the “relax before your flight” area. The first floor is more business-like with plenty of desks, workstations and individual cubicles for you to zone out and get stuff done. There are tons of power outlets located at almost every seat and the vibe here is more, “don’t bother me. I’m working.”
Need to hold a meeting before your flight? You can, there’s a private conference room that you can use. Need to have a confidential phone conversation? There’s an enclosed phone room to hold that important phone call in private. Wifi is provided complimentary and is password protected. There are also printers and copy machines available for your use.
Don’t need to work and just want to relax before your flight? Come on up to the second floor where the vibe is more fun. There are TV’s with sound and you will find people relaxing and chatting with each other. The comfortable lounge seats are configured around clusters of two to four to encourage mingling with other passengers. At the time I was here (3 PM on a Friday afternoon), one of the World Cup soccer games was on and you could here people cheering and talking loudly with each other. Power outlets are scarcer on the second floor but you can find them scattered throughout the second floor.
There are snack and beverage stations located on both floors. Snacks include chips and salsa, crackers, cheese cubes, veggie sticks and a salad bar. Assorted cereal and pancakes are available during breakfast hours and hot soups are available in the afternoon. There are also juice, soda and coffee/cappuccino dispensers located on both floors. Complimentary alcoholic drinks are available at the bar and premium spirits, beers and wines can also be purchased for a fee.
If you’re looking for some plane spotting, there’s one wall of windows with views of the runways and gates used by Alaska Airlines. There are no showers facilities available and they do not make any boarding or gate announcements. The lounge was kept clean with employees cleaning, bussing tables and refilling the food stations constantly. There are unsecured luggage bins to store your bags and magazine/newspaper racks for you to peruse.
Overall, this lounge was great and provided a great place for me to work a bit and relax before my flight. I arrived at 3:00 PM and the lounge was about 50% full. At approximately 5:00 PM, the lounge got a lot more crowded and was about 80% full. It can get crowded (and loud) but the Alaska Airlines Board Room is a great lounge and is definitely one of the better domestic lounges that I have visited. For this trip, I used my Priority Pass Select membership to gain entry but would definitely pay the $45 fee to use the lounge again if I didn’t have my membership.
This review is part of my trip to Hawaii. The other reviews in this series are: