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Alaska Board Room Members Will Get Full Admirals Club Access

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Despite not belonging to an alliance, Alaska Airlines has some of the best airline partners, including American, Delta, Emirates and many others. In some cases, there are reciprocal benefits between the airlines, and today, the partnership with American is getting a little stronger.

Beginning August 15, 2015, Alaska Airlines Board Room lounge members will have access to any Admirals Club systemwide, as long as the member is flying on an Alaska Airlines, American Airlines or US Airways flight.

I strongly believe that former US Airways Clubs need to mix up their seating arrangements a bit.
Alaska Airlines Board Room members now get access to all Admirals Clubs worldwide — including the ones I visited on my week-long Admirals Club tour.

Previously, Board Room members were restricted to accessing Admirals Clubs in Austin, Chicago, Denver and Newark. Admirals Club members already have access to the four Alaska Airlines Board Room locations, in Anchorage, Los Angeles, Portland and Seattle. Admirals Club members are provided access under the same terms — only when flying Alaska, American or US Airways.

Notably, Alaska Airlines Board Room members already receive access to all Delta SkyClubs systemwide, when traveling on Alaska Airlines or Delta Airlines. This new agreement expands the reach of the American partnership to that of the Delta agreement.

The American agreement allows for the member’s immediate family or two guests, while the members aren’t allowed any guests into Delta SkyClubs. New Alaska Airlines Board Room memberships cost $450 for non-elites.

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  • 10,000 Elite Qualifying Miles from American Airlines after $40,000 spent on purchases every year (January through December billing statement)*
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