Alaska Airlines announced yesterday 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. I wrote about the opening last week, but now Alaska has provided pictures of the new lounge and there’s confirmation that it will accept Priority Pass members.
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.
The new Alaska Lounge is located on the mezzanine level of Terminal 7 at JFK. This terminal has very limited amenities so the addition of the new lounge should be welcomed to thosw flight out of T7. 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. 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.
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. To learn more about becoming an Alaska Lounge member, visit alaskaair.com/content/airport-lounge/join-renew or purchase a day pass for only $45. It includes access to select Admirals Club locations when arriving or departing that day on a purchased or redeemed-mileage ticket on Alaska Airlines or American Airlines.
As for the JFK lounge, One Mile at a Time confirms that it already accepts Priority Pass members. As it is the case with other Alaska lounges, access could be restricted due to capacity concerns at times.
Read announcement here.