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Alaska Airlines Board Room – Making Pancakes At LAX

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I arrived to Los Angeles early in the morning to catch my domestic flight back to the east coast on Delta’s internationally configured 777 with flat-bed seats. My upgrade wasn’t confirmed heading to the airport, so I wanted to get there extra early. I figured I could catch up on some work in the Delta SkyClub, confirm my upgrade and be on my way back to the east coast in Delta’s flat-bed Business Elite seat.

I realized my plans would change when I got to the airport and saw the departure gate. The departure gate for the 777 was located near United and Alaska gates. This required me to walk through the long tunnel to catch my flight.

Tunnel at LAX

Rather than relax in the Delta SkyClub, I thought I’d use my Platinum Card® from American Express, which I got with a limited time (expired) 100,000 signup bonus, to access the Alaska Airlines Board Room.image

Instead of paying the $450 annual fee for Alaska Airlines Board Room membership, I used my priority pass membership to access the lounge which I got with the Platinum Card® from American Express.

Alaska Airlines Boardroom

The Alaska Airlines Board Room was easy to locate. A quick elevator ride and I was at the front desk.

Alaska Airlines Boardroom in LAX Entrance

A quick elevator ride and I was at the front desk.

Alaska Airlines Boardroom in LAX Front Desk

I showed my Priority Pass Select membership card and was welcomed through the entrance area. My first thought was this lounge was empty. I mean, it was, I was the only person in the lounge. I decided to see what they had on offer in terms of food and beverage which was surprising.

Alaska Airlines Boardroom in LAX Main Seating Area

Making Pancakes At Alaska Airlines Board Room In LAX

Living on the east coast I generally don’t frequent Alaska Airlines Board Rooms, but the access through the Priority Pass membership was nice. The first thing I noticed was the pancake machine. Really? This was going to be awesome. How many times can you make your own pancakes in an airline lounge. Who cares if they don’t taste as good as Waffle House waffles.

Alaska Airlines Boardroom in LAX Pancake Machine

Surprisingly, when drenched in syrup, they tasted ok. But I didn’t finish them as I brought my own breakfast to the lounge.

Alaska Airlines Boardroom in LAX Pancakes

Alaska Airlines Boardroom in LAX Breakfast

The rest of the Board Room was great. They have a nice bar with good views.

Alaska Airlines Boardroom in LAX Bar

The Board Room also has a children’s area which was fully occupied by the time I left the lounge.

Alaska Airlines Boardroom in LAX Kids Room

Bottom Line

Delta’s 777’s departure from a different terminal than where the Delta SkyClub is located. The departure gate requires a walk through a tunnel if you arrive in Delta’s main terminal.

Delta LAX 777 Gate Departure View

Alaska Airlines Board Room is a perfect place to relax before catching the Delta 777 flight. If you are hungry, try the pancakes.

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  • aadvantagegeek April 17, 2013, 12:00 pm

    Nice tour of the club, especially of the pancake machine. Now I want one for my office!

  • James April 17, 2013, 12:57 pm

    When I first looked at the photo of the pancakes, I thought you’d put them right on the table (couldn’t make out the clear plate). In tweetspeak, #mykindofmanners!

  • Truthiness April 17, 2013, 4:26 pm

    I just connected through Seattle and visited Alaska’s board room there. I have to say I was impressed with food choices, coffee selection, business-focused lounge on 1st floor and non-business-focused lounge on 2nd floor. I usually visit SkyClubs and US airways lounges using amex plat, but this was also a good use of the plat card via priority pass.

  • Carl April 17, 2013, 5:28 pm

    Your Delta SkyClub membership, together with an Alaska or DL boarding pass, would get you into the Alaska Boardroom.

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