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.
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.
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.
A quick elevator ride and I was at the 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.
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.
Surprisingly, when drenched in syrup, they tasted ok. But I didn’t finish them as I brought my own breakfast to the lounge.
The rest of the Board Room was great. They have a nice bar with good views.
The Board Room also has a children’s area which was fully occupied by the time I left the lounge.
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.
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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