“Self-serve pancakes” Photo credit: Megan Coughlin on Flickr
American Airlines and codeshare partner Alaska Airlines continue to expand their relationship and have announced that Admirals Club members will now be able to access Alaska Airlines Board Room lounges in Portland, Seattle and Anchorage when traveling on flights operated and marketed by American Airlines in these cities:
Your Admirals Club membership now extends your lounge access benefits beyond the network of 42 Admirals Club locations and 37 Qantas Club locations to include three more cities as part of a new arrangement with Alaska Airlines. You now have access to Alaska Airlines Board Room locations in Seattle, WA; Portland, OR; and Anchorage, AK.
Access will be granted by presenting a valid Admirals Club membership card along with a same day ticket/boarding pass on a flight operated and marketed by American Airlines. Additionally, two guests or immediate family members traveling with you are welcome at no additional charge.
Two cool benefits of visiting the Board Room lounges: rather than being limited to one guest Admirals Club rule, you’re allow to bring two guest with you and fresh pancakes. Alaska Airlines installed self-serve pancake machines from Seattle manufacturer ChefStack in their lounges so that visitors have a hot breakfast option in the mornings.
At the bottom of their announcement, American adds this note:
We are working to include even more locations in an expanded lounge access program exclusive for Admirals Club members so stay tuned for additional details coming soon.
Hopefully that will include shared lounge access with British Airways, Iberia, JAL, Cathay Pacific and their other oneworld partners.
Don’t forget that as part of the AAdvantage 30th Anniversary promotion, AAdvantage members can save 30% on a new individual annual Admirals Club membership when purchased online through June 13, 2011. Use promotion code AADV30 and click on the Recalculate button at time of purchase.