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Alaska has pulled all of its three lounges at Seattle/SeaTac out of the Priority Pass Program as of September 1, 2018. The reasoning, which shouldn't come as a surprise to those that are frequently turned away, is due to overcrowding, which has been happening for months.
Priority Pass at SeaTac
The loss of the three Alaska lounges in Seattle is a big hit to Priority Pass’s footprint at the airport and cuts its lounge capacity by 60%. After September 1, 2018, Priority Pass will only have 2 lounges at the airport, both are The Club at SEA, with one located on Concourse A, and the other at the South Satellite.
Overcrowding is a growing issue that Priority Pass is constantly battling. With all the credit cards offering Priority Pass membership, and more people grabbing these cards there is an increase in the number of Priority Pass holders. Factor in that some credit cards like The Ritz-Carlton Rewards® Credit Card have a very generous guest access policies allowing unlimited guests, and it is quite easy to see how lounges can get packed very quickly.
With only two Priority Pass lounges left in Seattle chances are you will find it difficult to get in due to capacity unless you are fortunate. Your best options when flying through Seattle is to use the Centurion lounge if you hold The Platinum Card® from American Express. Alternatively, if you are flying Delta and hold the Amex Platinum, you can use the Delta SkyClub. Hopefully, Priority Pass will resolve this issue in the long run, by adding more lounges in Seattle or adding a few restaurants to its network.
Source: The Points Guy
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