Old Jun 11, 2021, 9:41 am
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Here are links to waitlists for the Alaska Lounges:

Seattle D Lounge: https://v1.waitwhile.com/welcome/sead1

Seattle N Lounge: https://v1.waitwhile.com/welcome/sean13

Seattle C Lounge: https://v1.waitwhile.com/welcome/seac1

Portland Lounge: https://v1.waitwhile.com/welcome/alaskaloungepdx

LAX Lounge: https://v1.waitwhile.com/welcome/alaskaloungelax
Directions to the stairway to the lounge in post 1988.

Anchorage Lounge: https://v1.waitwhile.com/welcome/alaskaloungeanc

New York Lounge: https://v1.waitwhile.com/welcome/alaskaloungejfk


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Old Feb 28, 2021, 12:15 pm
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Originally Posted by anteater
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Old Feb 28, 2021, 12:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying for Fun
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Old Feb 28, 2021, 12:50 pm
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Originally Posted by TravelingZoomer
Wouldnt classify it exactly as a zoo, but N lounge is significantly more crowded than when I visited on Tuesday. Still plenty of space but quite the line for the bar

Was going to try the D lounge since my departure was from there but there was already a waitlist.
Give them feedback on the way out. Reopen the C Concourse lounge!
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Old Feb 28, 2021, 1:50 pm
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Originally Posted by anteater
Give them feedback on the way out. Reopen the C Concourse lounge!
Unfortunately, the issue with the C lounge is it's size & dimensions, particularly where access to the food & restrooms is a choke point for congestion trying to get to/from the bar area. To maintain social distancing, the seating capacity would be greatly reduced, including no one sitting at the bar. Too much demand, too little capacity. It doesn't take many people in the C Lounge before it starts to feel crowded.

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Old Feb 28, 2021, 3:36 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying for Fun
Unfortunately, the issue with the C lounge is it's size & dimensions, particularly where access to the food & restrooms is a choke point for congestion trying to get to/from the bar area. To maintain social distancing, the seating capacity would be greatly reduced, including no one sitting at the bar. Too much demand, too little capacity. It doesn't take many people in the C Lounge before it starts to feel crowded.

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I agree. If AMEX can do it with 25/167 and two choke points I think AS could too.
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Old Feb 28, 2021, 5:03 pm
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Originally Posted by anteater
I agree. If AMEX can do it with 25/167 and two choke points I think AS could too.
Possibly, but AMEX doesn't have alternatives. Lots of paid F flyers departing C gates. I can hear the complaints now.

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Old Mar 2, 2021, 10:41 am
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Old Mar 2, 2021, 10:54 am
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A quick recap of the lounges from this past weekends travels:

The type of food seems fairly consistent across lounges. Full bar available at all lounges. Pastries, snacks, oatmeal, pancakes and later soup, salad, chips, cheese cubes, cookies, and more pancakes...

LAX - By far the worst. We somehow went from very strict, no eating or drinking, to people not wearing masks at all. Okay, that's fine, but if you're going to be relaxed with the policy, let me get my own food and drink. You have to stand behind the rope line and point and what you want.

PDX - Real silverware and glassware! All drinks, pancakes, and oatmeal behind the bar. Different snacks/salads available self-serve depending on the time of day.

SEA N - The best on every level. Biggest selection of snacks, self-serve coffee, drinks, snacks, and good salads. Espresso and soup served from behind the bar.

SEA D - Same food as the N lounge but salads have to be picked up from behind the bar. The lounge often has a waitlist during busy periods. It seems like it is based on total number in the lounge and does not account for spacing. The waitlist was active yesterday and the top was quite crowded, while there was plenty of space down below.
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Old Mar 2, 2021, 11:35 am
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Don't quite understand the rationale to let PP in if D already has a wait list and N has a long line for the bar. I wonder how much is from an uptick in travel and how much is from PP lounge access.
That said, N was pretty dead last Friday evening.

Does anyone know if they are turning away PP?
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Old Mar 2, 2021, 12:16 pm
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Originally Posted by RAD_PDX
A quick recap of the lounges from this past weekends travels:

The type of food seems fairly consistent across lounges. Full bar available at all lounges. Pastries, snacks, oatmeal, pancakes and later soup, salad, chips, cheese cubes, cookies, and more pancakes...

LAX - By far the worst. We somehow went from very strict, no eating or drinking, to people not wearing masks at all. Okay, that's fine, but if you're going to be relaxed with the policy, let me get my own food and drink. You have to stand behind the rope line and point and what you want.

PDX - Real silverware and glassware! All drinks, pancakes, and oatmeal behind the bar. Different snacks/salads available self-serve depending on the time of day.

SEA N - The best on every level. Biggest selection of snacks, self-serve coffee, drinks, snacks, and good salads. Espresso and soup served from behind the bar.

SEA D - Same food as the N lounge but salads have to be picked up from behind the bar. The lounge often has a waitlist during busy periods. It seems like it is based on total number in the lounge and does not account for spacing. The waitlist was active yesterday and the top was quite crowded, while there was plenty of space down below.
I agree with you that SEA N is the best on every level....love how much space there is, great view, and how most things are back to self-serve (especially LOVE the Freestyle machine and the fact that you can make your own pancakes even for dinner)....The best thing about the PDX Lounge is that the staff there ROCKS.....amazing customer service....just wish they would replace their soda machine with the self-serve Freestyle and let me make my own pancakes.
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Old Mar 2, 2021, 12:21 pm
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Originally Posted by Bellerina
Don't quite understand the rationale to let PP in if D already has a wait list and N has a long line for the bar. I wonder how much is from an uptick in travel and how much is from PP lounge access.
That said, N was pretty dead last Friday evening.

Does anyone know if they are turning away PP?
I think they just started accepting PP officially this weekend. It was definitely more crowded than before but no where near Covid capacity.

The rationale is AS needs money and PP gives them more money when demand is low. It was busy for a bit on Sunday but it definitely died down later in the evening.
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Old Mar 2, 2021, 12:44 pm
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Originally Posted by Klrduks
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What if Polenta is the meal? Do you get Polenta with your Polenta?

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Old Mar 2, 2021, 6:22 pm
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N lounge was 65-75% full when I showed up, but still used my priority pass to give the extra revenue to AS. They just need to add an additional bartender though, 2 people behind the counter/1 roaming to sanitize is definitely too few.
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Old Mar 2, 2021, 6:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Flying for Fun
What if Polenta is the meal? Do you get Polenta with your Polenta?

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Old Mar 3, 2021, 8:19 am
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