• Joe Breitfeller

Alaska Airlines Opens New Lounge at San Francisco International Airport

Alaska Airlines has opened a new lounge at San Francisco International Airport. The 9,200 square foot lounge features local craft beers, a unique build-your-own sourdough toast bar, hand crafted espresso drinks and a San Francisco Giants themed kids play area.


Alaska Airlines Opens New Lounge at San Francisco International Airport - Courtesy Alaska Airlines

On Tuesday (August 31, 2021), Alaska Airlines announced the opening of their new 9,200 square foot lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO). The lounge features Bay-Area inspired amenities and joins seven other Alaska Airlines’ lounges now open across the U.S. Guests looking for a refreshing beverage will enjoy a full bar with complimentary Bay area craft brews on tap, local wines, and an espresso bar staffed by a professional barista. Customers can treat themselves to a fresh meal at the bistro or visit the new sourdough toast cart, featuring San Francisco’s famous sourdough bread from The Acme Bread Co. Visitors can also choose from a wide variety of favorites like made-to-order pancakes or enjoy local sweet tweets at the candy bar such as Ghirardelli chocolates, Jelly Belly jelly beans or travel-themed cookies by the Oakland Fortune Cookie Factory.


In Tuesday’s announcement, Alaska Airlines’ Senior Vice President of Marketing and Guest Experience, Sangita Woerner, said,


“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. 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.”


Parents will also appreciate the new San Francisco Giants themed children’s area, which has been decked out in team artwork, including Lou Seal, the fan-favorite mascot.

When entering the lounge, guests will be greeted with a gallery wall featuring fine art by local artists and curated by San Francisco-based Minted. Alaska’s new Terminal 2 lounge was designed in partnership with William Duff Architects (WDA), and is centrally located with convenient success to popular restaurants such as the Lark Creek Grill, Andale Mexican Kitchen & Bar, Napa Farms Market and 18 other dining and retail options.


Eligible travelers can visit the lounge by becoming a member, flying First Class with Alaska, or by purchasing a day pass. Alaska Lounge membership is nearly 60 percent less than other airline lounge programs. From October 1st, 2021, memberships will start at $350 for elites and $450 for non-elites, with Alaska Lounge+ starting at $500. Alaska Lounge+ offers access to Alaska operated lounges, as well as 90 partner lounges, with current memberships grandfathered into Alaska Lounge+ until the next membership renewal. Visitors can also receive 50 percent off a day pass when they pay with their Alaska Airlines Visa Signature® credit card. SFO lounge access is also available to select oneworld® Emerald and Sapphire members, joining seven other currently open Alaska lounges in Seattle (C, D, North Satellite), Portland, Los Angeles, New York-JFK and Anchorage.


Alaska Airlines Opens New SFO Lounge - Images Courtesy Alaska Airlines


Alaska Airlines and their regional partners serve over 120 destinations in the United States, Mexico, Canada, Costa Rica and Belize (from November 2021). The sustainability-focused carrier emphasizes Next-Level Care for guests, while offering low fares and award-winning service. Alaska has hubs in Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Portland and Anchorage. The carrier is a member of the oneworld global alliance, and along with their Global Partners, Alaska Airlines’ guests can earn and redeem miles on flights to more than 1,000 global destinations on over 20 airlines. Alaska Airlines and Horizon Air are subsidiaries of the Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE: ALK).



Source: Alaska Airlines