Alaska Airlines Opens New SFO Lounge
Alaska Airlines unveiled today its brand-new Lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). With sights of the city and runway throughout the 9,200 square feet of Bay-Area inspired amenities, visitors will experience the best of the Bay at every turn.
“After much anticipation, we’re thrilled to give our guests a place to work, relax, unwind and enjoy some of the best of what the Golden City has to offer when they travel through SFO on Alaska or a oneworld partner,” said Sangita Woerner, senior vice president of marketing and guest experience at Alaska Airlines. “Hands down Alaska offers the single best value of any airport lounge membership in the country. Our eight lounges redefine the guest experience and offer a calm oasis for every type of traveler including kid-friendly spaces, peaceful nooks, local wine or beer and tasty, locally sourced bites.”
Upon entering the Lounge, guests will be greeted with a gallery wall featuring fine art designed by local artists and curated by San Francisco-based Minted, the global marketplace that brings the best from independent designers to consumers everywhere. In the main space, guests will enjoy the powerful painting Offshore, a reflection on climate change and water by American painter and printmaker Anne Neely, to honor Alaska’s deep commitment to environmental responsibility and communities.
Those looking for a refreshing beverage will enjoy a full bar featuring complimentary Bay Area craft brews on tap, wines from local vineyards, and an espresso bar. Guests with a sweet tooth can choose from a wide selection of favorites like made-to-order pancakes or dig into locally-based sweet treats at the candy bar including Ghirardelli chocolates, Jelly Belly jelly beans and custom travel-themed cookies by Oakland Fortune Cookie Factory. There are also fresh meals at the bistro or check out the sourdough toast cart, featuring San Francisco’s famous sourdough from The Acme Bread Co.
Parents can also enjoy their time in the lounge, thanks to a new children’s play area, decked out with San Francisco Giants art and fan-favorite mascot Lou Seal.
Guests can visit by becoming a lounge member, flying first class with Alaska or purchasing a day pass. Starting on Oct. 1, 2021, standard membership with access to Alaska operated Lounges will start at $350 for elites, $450 for non-elites. Alaska Lounge+ Membership with access to Alaska operated Lounges and more than 90 partner lounges will start at $500. Current memberships will be grandfathered into Alaska Lounge+ until the next membership renewal. Plus, flyers can enjoy 50% off a lounge day pass when they pay with their Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card. Additionally, select oneworld® Emerald and Sapphire members will also have access to the SFO lounge, which joins seven other open Lounge locations in the Alaska Airlines portfolio, including Seattle (C, D, North Satellite); Portland, Oregon; Los Angeles; New York – JFK; and Anchorage.