Sea-Tac’s newest Alaska Lounge offers a Northwest-inspired oasis

Photography by Ingrid Barrentine

At the new flagship Alaska Airlines Lounge, it’s all about the views. And, if you’re a craft beer fan, the brews.

Among the dozen beers on tap are several from Seattle’s Fremont Brewing, including Lush IPA, which is also available inflight on Alaska flights.

From the 15,800-square-foot lounge in the newly upgraded North Satellite Terminal at Sea-Tac International Airport, Alaska guests can take in expansive views of the Olympic Mountains – as well as downtown Seattle – while unwinding by the fireplace with one of the 12 microbrews on tap. Featured beers include Lounge Life IPA by Seattle’s Fremont Brewing, which was crafted exclusively for Alaska Lounges.

Designed in partnership with Seattle’s Graham Baba Architects, the new lounge offers a relaxing atmosphere. It’s Alaska’s third lounge at Sea-Tac, seventh overall – and the largest by far. The opening on Friday, July 12, reflects Alaska’s continuing investment in guest experiences, following the recent renovation of Alaska Lounges in Los Angeles, Portland and Anchorage, the opening of Alaska’s JFK Lounge and plans for a new lounge at San Francisco International Airport, coming in 2020.

The new Sea-Tac lounge also marks the completion of phase one of the North Satellite Modernization Project, a partnership between the Port of Seattle and Alaska Airlines. The 255,000-square-foot expansion adds more gate seating with charging stations and showcases regional restaurants including Bambuza Vietnam Kitchen, Skillet and Caffe D’Arte.

The lounge offers plenty of room to recharge – both for guests and their electronic devices.
The lounge features cookies from Seattle’s Marsee Baking, along with other Pacific Northwest-inspired bites.

“At Alaska, we truly strive to meet the needs of the modern traveler – and the touches throughout this newest lounge reflect that care and investment,” says Sangita Woerner, Alaska’s vice president of marketing. “This welcoming space is an extension of the remarkable service we provide every day for our guests.”

How to enjoy Alaska Lounges

Alaska guests can visit by becoming a lounge member, flying first class with Alaska or purchasing a day pass. Flyers can enjoy 50 percent off a day pass when they pay with their Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card.

Scenes from the flagship Alaska Airlines Lounge

The new flagship Alaska Lounge is the largest of the airline’s seven lounges nationwide.
Seattle architect Graham Baba partnered with Alaska to make the Northwest-inspired design vision for the lounge a reality.
The lounge offers open spaces and vistas – and plenty of outlets to charge phones and laptops.
Lounge guests can enjoy a wide variety of breakfast items, as well as handcrafted espresso beverages and teas.
Espresso and tea beverages are crafted by Starbucks-trained baristas.
A dozen microbrews – including the exclusive Lounge Life by Fremont Brewing – are offered on tap.
The lounge features sweeping views of the airfield, as well as the Olympic Mountains.
The newest Alaska Lounge is the airline’s seventh and reflects a continuing investment in the guest experience.
Alongside the complimentary bites offered in the Alaska Lounge, made-to-order dishes are available for purchase. Meals can be enjoyed in the lounge or on the go, and all food features fresh, local and seasonal ingredients.
The spacious bar offers a chance to relax and unwind.


  1. Are you not using the Board Room branding anymore?

    1. Hi Alan, thanks for your question. The “Board Room” name, which was in place for 30 years, was changed to “Alaska Lounge” in 2016.

  2. Looks good, will have to check it out.

  3. Question –
    Will the new Alaska Lounge have “private” rooms for sensitive phone calls / meetings?
    If so – how many? how much per use?

    1. Thanks for your great question, Lorna. Here’s an answer from Alex Judson, Alaska Airlines’ Manager of Lounges and Alliance Lounges:

      “Our new lounge in Seattle’s North Satellite does not have private phone or conference rooms, however many of our seats were selected in order to provide privacy for guests while on calls. Guests also have the option to use the conference room in our D Concourse Lounge.”

  4. I’m flying next Feb 1620 using Cash and Points, can my wife and I finally use the lounge? How to enjoy lists flying first class! Nick Manson 133960330 & Lee Manson 133960503

    1. Hi Nick, thanks for your question. There are a few ways to access the Alaska Lounge, including day passes. Details here on

  5. Pretty location and view. For those of us not familiar with the Seattle restaurants I’m hoping nationally known restaurants return to the N terminal along with a “cafe style” that features grab and go salads for the short runs between flights. A low sodium meal was difficult to find in the N gate terminal in the few minutes I had between flights in June.

    1. Hi Lisa, thanks for your question. Regarding food options within the new Alaska Lounge in the North Satellite, we have this response from Alex Judson, Alaska Airlines’ Manager of Lounges and Alliance Lounges:
      “We don’t offer grab-and-go salads, however we do offer a seasonal salad to enjoy in the lounge from 11am-7pm which always features mixed greens, a variety of toppings and a protein option.”

  6. My favorite airline!

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