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Transiting through Los Angeles International Airport last week allowed me to check out a few Priority Pass lounges, a benefit of my Platinum Card from American Express. Anyways I had the chance to stop by the KAL Lounge at the Tom Bradley International Terminal, as well as the Alaska Airlines Lounge.
Entering the Alaska Airlines Lounge, all that was needed with my ID and Priority Pass lounge. I mentioned I was flying another carrier and if they wanted my boarding pass, however it wasn’t needed.
Next up, when I went to the KAL Lounge, they wouldn’t even begin the check-in process without my boarding pass (which they reluctantly accepted my mobile boarding pass), which begs the question why do airline lounges need to see your boarding pass if it’s on another carrier?
One argument could be its to make sure you are flying that day, however both of these lounges were airside meaning everyone entering has already showed their boarding pass to TSA to get through security.
You can receive a Priority Pass Select membership, which will get you lounge access to these lounges for free by being a cardholder of The Platinum Card® from American Express or The Business Platinum Card® from American Express OPEN
Do you agree that Priority Pass lounges should require you to present a boarding pass in addition to your ID and Priority Pass card? Feel free to share your thoughts below!