The essential guide to Priority Pass™ lounges at the Seattle airport

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In a Nutshell

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport has five lounges you can access with your Priority Pass™ membership. The lounges could offer some escape from the hustle of the terminal, and you might be able to access them if you hold certain premium credit cards.

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If you’re headed to Seattle-Tacoma International Airport and want to find out what lounge offerings are available for Priority Pass™ members, we have you covered.

Priority Pass™ has five lounges you can choose from, and at least one of them should be convenient to your gate location.

You can access these lounges with a Priority Pass™ membership, which you can sign up for online, or through a Priority Pass™ Select membership, which you might already have access to through a premium travel credit card. If the Seattle lounges, or other Priority Pass™ lounges, sound like something you’d use on a regular basis, read on to learn how you can sign up.


Things to know about the Priority Pass™ Seattle lounges

If you have a layover or extra time before your flight, you’ll have access to any of the five Priority Pass™ lounges Seattle-Tacoma International Airport offers. But if you don’t have a lot of time before your flight, you’ll probably want to stick with the lounge closest to your gate. Here’s a rundown of each lounge and where you’ll find it in Sea-Tac.

The Club at SEA lounges (Concourse A and South Satellite)

Location

The Club at SEA has two lounges at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

  • Airside in Concourse A, across from Gate A11
  • Airside in the South Satellite, next to Gate S9

Features

Both lounges offer free alcoholic beverages to passengers ages 21 and older. Admission for children under the age of 12 is free at both lounges.

They also offer refreshments, free Wi-Fi, telephone services, fax services, TV, newspapers and magazines, and disabled access. These lounges are a great place to grab a drink or snack between flights and relax in a less-crowded atmosphere than the general airport concourses.

Hours

The Club at SEA in Concourse A is open daily from 7 a.m. to midnight. The South Satellite location is open from 5:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Mondays and 5:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday.

The South Satellite lounge may have restricted access from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily because of space constraints. But if the South Satellite location is full, you can check out one of the other Priority Pass™ lounges at the airport.

To access the lounges, show your physical or digital Priority Pass™ membership card.

Alaska lounges (Concourse C, Concourse D and North Satellite)

Location

Seattle-Tacoma International Airport offers three Alaska lounges.

  • Concourse C, mezzanine level, airside near Gate C16A
  • Concourse D, airside near Gate D1
  • North Satellite, airside between gates N1 and N2

Features

While visiting the Alaska lounges, you’ll have access to refreshments and up to three alcoholic drinks per adult (premium drinks cost extra). The lounges also offer free Wi-Fi, TV, telephone access, magazines and newspapers, and disabled access.

Hours

The Alaska Lounge in Concourse C is open from 5 a.m. to midnight, daily. The lounge in Concourse D is open from 4:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 4:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. And the North Satellite lounge is open from 5 a.m. to 11 p.m. Sunday through Friday and 5 a.m. to 10 p.m. Saturday. All three lounges are closed Christmas Day.

To gain access to the lounges, simply show your physical or digital Priority Pass™ membership card and a boarding pass confirming same-day travel. Cardholders are limited to two guests or immediate family members, and access may be restricted because of space constraints. Children under 2 are admitted free.

Ways to get Priority Pass™ lounge access

In order to access Priority Pass™ lounges, you’ll need a Priority Pass™ membership plan. Two of the ways to get Priority Pass™ membership include signing up online or enrolling in the Priority Pass™ Select membership that comes with many high-end credit cards.

Priority Pass™ membership plans range in price from $99 to $399 per year.

  • Priority Pass™ Standard membership costs just $99 per year, and then $27 per visit for yourself as well as each guest.
  • Priority Pass™ Standard Plus, which costs $249 per year, offers you 10 free visits. Additional visits are $27 each, and guests are $27 per visit for each guest.
  • Priority Pass™ Prestige, which costs $399 per year, comes with unlimited free member visits. Guests are $27 per visit for each guest.

Once you’re signed up, you’ll get a Priority Pass™ membership card. Simply show your card to gain access to Priority Pass™ lounges (some even accept digital membership cards from the Priority Pass™ app).

You might be able to enroll for a Priority Pass™ Select membership with your premium credit card. Here are some of our favorite cards that come with Priority Pass™ Select membership.

Some credit cards that include Priority Pass™ Select membership

Note: While all of these cards offer complimentary Priority Pass™ Select membership, you may need to call your credit card issuer or go online to enroll before you can access a lounge.

After you get your credentials, you’ll receive a membership card (or a digital version of a card) that you present when you arrive at a Priority Pass™ lounge.

Card name Annual fee
Platinum Card® from American Express $550 annual fee
Chase Sapphire Reserve® $550 annual fee
Citi Prestige® Card  $495 annual fee

Bottom line

If you’ll be traveling through Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, it’d probably be nice to escape the hustle-bustle atmosphere of the general airport concourses. Enrolling in a Priority Pass™ Select membership through a premium rewards credit card can give you that opportunity.

That said, if you don’t find yourself using the other benefits of a premium rewards credit card, it might make more sense to simply buy a Priority Pass™ membership or day pass at the lounge of your choice thanks to the high annual fees of premium credit cards.

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