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Alaska Lounges

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Screenshot of the Alaska Lounge web site (May 2018)

Updated 08 December 2021

If you travel frequently throughout the United States with particular time spent on the west coast, the Alaska Lounge membership may be a worthwhile investment to make. This annual three-tier club provides access to the five Alaska Airline lounges (Anchorage, New York City JFK, Seattle, Portland and Los Angeles), in addition to over 95 partner lounges around the world. Lounges are furnished with high-end finishes, full business amenities and a wide range of snacks and beverages. The unique advantage of this particular program is that they permit up to two complimentary guests per visit, and also welcome in all immediate family members (spouse/domestic partner and children).

Alaska Lounge Access


  • Alaska Lounge (8 Locations): US$ 350 (Elite – MVP, MVP Gold, Gold 75k, Gold 100k) or US$ 450 (Non- Elite)
  • Alaska Lounge (8 Locations + 90 Partner Lounges):¬†US$ 500 (Elite – MVP, MVP Gold, Gold 75k, Gold 100k) or US$ 600 (Non- Elite)

To purchase an annual membership, join Alaska Lounge online by creating a free account on the Alaska Airlines web site and purchase a membership from within it.

Day Passes

If you are not ready to commit to a full membership, day passes to the lounges are available for USD 50 per person (pay at the lounge). If you are an active US military personnel who is traveling on orders, you may be entitled to free access.

Alaska Lounge Membership Benefits

  • Access Alaska Lounges in Anchorage, New York City JFK, Seattle, San Francisco, Portland and Los Angeles.
  • Access to over 90 partner lounges worldwide.
  • Private work stations, Wi-Fi, business amenities, conference rooms.
  • Complimentary juices, snacks, coffee, tea, beer, wine and cocktails.
  • Two guests and all immediate family members (spouse/domestic partner and children) are invited free of charge.
  • Special events that feature local culture held regularly.

Alaska Lounge Locations