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One of the nice perks of having a premium travel credit card is getting lounge access at many airports around the world. That is….it’s nice until it gets taken away from you.
Over the past few months, more and more travelers have been turned away at multiple Alaska Airlines lounges due to “capacity constraints”. This has caused more than a little consternation to travelers. It feels like you are being robbed of a benefit you already paid for as part of the annual fee for your card. However, it is completely at the lounges discretion to turn away Priority Pass holders.
So far there had been no official policy to the Alaska Boardroom closures, except that they were becoming more frequent, especially at Portland and Seattle. It is likely that the flood of new…