I’ve had several visits to to the Alaska Board Room LAX and it’s my second favorite lounge at LAX after the KAL Lounge in the Tom Bradley International Terminal. Alaska Airlines is one of those companies who knows what they do well and sticks to it! I’ve also visited the Seattle Board Room in Terminal D, but I prefer the LAX location. While the LAX Board Room is smaller and subject to crowding as well, I’ve had multiple enjoyable visits.
Located in Terminal 6 near the Alaska Airlines, Delta, and American Airlines gates, you can reach the lounge without leaving security from Terminals 4, 5, 6, 7,8, 9 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal. You can either use the pedestrian tunnel network or ride the American Airlines shuttle from Terminal 4.
You enter the lounge via elevator which is located on the mezzanine level, near gate 64. Just look for the “Alaska Lounge” sign. Previously Terminal 6 at LAX was under construction and it was really difficult to find the lounge entrance. Terminal 6 is now much nicer and easier to navigate. Access to the Board Room is permitted by Alaska Board Room members, Admirals Club members, Priority Pass members, and The Club members. Alaska’s partner airlines’ premium passengers with international itineraries also may have access.
The lounge is warm and inviting with cozy leather chairs, spacious work desks, clean restrooms, and expansive views of the incoming planes. There are TONS of electrical outlets and the the WiFi is usually pretty good. However on my latest visit, the WiFi connection was really poor. I asked the staff if they could check on the WiFi connection but they said it was just a slow day from their provider. Oh well.
You can receive complimentary house drinks like beer, wine, or well cocktails at no charge. This includes mimosas. There are basic snacks, coffee, tea, and soda available. During the morning hours, they have bagels, toast, oatmeal, and yogurt. Plus, the Alaska Board Room LAX has their famous pancake machine. In the evening, they have soup and salads. For a charge, you can order a full meal like salmon or pizza.
The one negative of this lounge, like so many others, is the potential for crowding. In my experience, this lounge can fill up quickly but also empty out just as quickly. I’ve never had trouble finding a seat but you may not be able to always snag your favorite seat.
The staff in this lounge is always extra friendly, both at check-in and the bar staff. It’s also a very orderly lounge that’s always been kept very clean. But my favorite aspect of this lounge is the excellent views of the Terminal 6 and 7 operations.
The Alaska Board Room LAX is definitely a nice quiet break from the crowds of LAX. Stop by and have a craft beer while you watch the planes go by!