After landing in Seattle, we exited security and made our way to collect our bags at the Alaska belt. Alaska has a 20-minute guarantee on receiving checked baggage, and I’ve found them to be consistently quick at getting your luggage out. Through a mix-up on our initial Alaska flight, we needed to collect our bags and re-check-in for the international Delta segment. Our layover was 4 hours and we had more than enough time for this exercise.
After spending sometime at Anthony’s restaurant in the central terminal, we walked over to the America Express Centurion Studio Lounge in the shallow part of the B gates. There were 4 of us and American Express only allows 2 visitors per card at a time; fortunately, Susan and I have our own cards and so the 4 of us could enter the lounge.
My flight was leaving from the North Satellite Terminal, gate N15, so I left the lounge in Concourse A and headed to the Shuttle Train and then to the North Loop Train. The airport trains run often and it was a quick 15 minutes to get to the N gates. I headed up the escalator and gate N15 was directly at the top.
From an earlier post, I counted up to 9 different airport lounges that are possible visit at Seattle. The Chase Business Bold Ink card use to include membership in the “Lounge Club” access program, which includes “The Club at SEA” locations. When Chase decided to discontinue this service they gave its existing customers a year’s notice and membership. My membership in the “Lounge Club” was ending after the month of April, and so I decided to visit and review “The Club at SEA” in Concourse A while I still had access.
We exited the Jetway into the N Satellite terminal at Seattle Airport. Our connection flight boarded in 20 minutes so, after quickly ingesting my burrito, we headed to gate C16D in the C Concourse that is a part of the main terminal. We took the escalator down to the North Loop Train and traveled over to the C Concourse.
Susan and I arrived at Sacramento Airport’s Terminal B at 10:00am on a Friday morning and parked in the airports only parking garage. At check-in we were processed quickly by a sweet girl working the Alaska Airlines ticket counter, and after each of us checked a bag we headed to our gate for a 11:35am departure time. Continue reading “Review: Alaska Airlines Domestic Coach – Sacramento to Seattle”
Susan wanted to visit friends in Northern Washington, and she wanted to have me join her for a weekend together ahead of her trip. Having always loved that area of the world, I appreciated the invite and we planned our weekend together.
I love visiting airport lounges, from the really big gorgeous ones to little funky ones tucked away in corners. The whole airport lounge thing is just so weird and diverse. Rules for visiting, inter-airline agreements, product differentiation, and the psychological mindset that attracts customers to visit them. It’s really a study in marketing, economics, and the traveling culture. Continue reading “Lounge Scene Seattle Airport”