Two customer service agents at Alaska Airlines lounge helping customer.
Source: Alaska Airlines

Alaska Airlines is Now Offering Day Pass Lounge Access in Portland (PDX)

Exciting news for those who fly Alaska Airlines but don't have a membership. Alaska Airlines is now offering a day pass option at all three Portland International Airport (PDX) lounges.

Alaska currently has a total of nine lounges across six airports, including Anchorage (ANC), New York - Kennedy (JFK), Los Angeles (LAX), Portland (PDX), San Francisco (SFO), and Seattle (SEA). Many of these lounges offer an option to purchase a day pass for entry, but until yesterday Portland (PDX) was excluded. With the addition of the two Portland lounges, you can now access five (day pass) lounges.

Alaska Lounge Locations

Airport CityLocationPass Allowed
Anchorage (ANC)Concourse CNo
New York - Kennedy (JFK)Terminal 7Yes*
Los Angeles (LAX)Terminal 6Yes
Portland (PDX)Concourse BYes
Portland (PDX)Concourse CYes
San Francisco (SFO)Terminal 2Yes
Seattle (SEA)Concourse CNo
Seattle (SEA)Concourse DNo
Seattle (SEA)North SatelliteNo

* JFK Alaska Lounge requires you fly Alaska Airlines or a oneworld member airline. Other pass-eligible lounges don't require you to be on a specifically designed airline.

Day Pass Information

Day passes can't be purchased online, but you can purchase a day pass at any lounge where day passes are offered. Unlike the American Airlines day passes, you can only use the pass at the lounge where you purchased the pass; therefore, no lounge hopping is allowed.

  • Day passes can be purchased for $60 each.
  • One pass is required for each person; children under 2 are free.
  • Day passes are good for 24 hours and only at the location where purchased.
  • Must be used in conjunction what a same-day ticket on any airline.
  • Day passes for U.S. military traveling in uniform, departing within 3 hours on a ticketed Alaska flight are complimentary. All other active duty military with ID may purchase a discounted day pass for $30 at any Alaska lounge location.

Closing Thoughts

This is great news for those who fly Alaska on a non-regular basis or have a layover where they want to unwind in a lounge. I have only been to an Alaska lounge when it was part of the Priory Pass program, but I remember my visit to be above average and excellent.

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