Alaska Airlines Plans New San Francisco Airport Lounge

By Anna Breuer on 8 April 2021
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Terminal 2 at SFO

Alaska Airlines announced plans on Thursday for a new lounge in Terminal 2 at San Francisco International Airport.  The airline said it will take over the space previously occupied by the American Airlines Admirals Club lounge there.

The move comes as the Seattle-based airline continues to expand its presence at the Bay Area airport.

Virgin America had had its operations in Terminal 2 when Alaska acquired the airline in 2016 and Alaska continued to use gates there.

American Airlines moved out of Terminal 2 in March 2020.  Alaska had been unable to obtain American’s former lounge space then, as the airport had wanted it for retail.

This is not the first time Alaska announced plans for a Terminal 2 lounge.  The airline announced plans for a rooftop lounge in T2 in February 2019. The lounge was to be located in the reconstructed space that originally housed the base of the airport’s control tower. At the time, the airline said that the lounge would provide “the highest viewpoint of any domestic lounge at SFO with stunning sights of the Bay and runway.”

The new lounge, when it opens, will include a manned espresso bar, a bar featuring local beer and West Coast wines and spirits, and a selection of meals and snacks that include pancakes, steel-cut oatmeal, soup, and a variety of salads.

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