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Guide to accessing lounges in the Priority Pass network at Seattle-Tacoma Airport

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    You may know Seattle as the home of Starbucks or the “throwing of the salmon" at Pike Place Market. But lesser-known Tacoma can hold its own as a stunning northwest destination with a stunning backdrop of Mount Rainier. 

    Settled right between the two cities is Seattle-Tacoma International Airport. It's known to locals simply as 'SeaTac', or it's appropriately abbreviated airport code, SEA. Just 14 miles south of downtown Seattle and 25 miles north of Tacoma, SEA serves a large region of domestic and international travelers.

    If you find yourself with a layover here, you may be looking for a place to relax and grab a bite to eat. Or perhaps you just want a quiet spot to hang out and sip a coffee before boarding a long non-stop flight. If you're a Priority Pass™ member, you're in luck.

    In this article, we'll share some things to know about SEA airport, as well as how to access the lounges available to Priority Pass members.

    An overview of Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

    For having over 30 airlines traveling to over 100 destinations, SEA is not a complicated airport to navigate. It's organized around the Main Terminal and the Central Terminal, with concourses A, B, C and D. In addition, there are two satellite buildings referred to as North and South. The terminals are connected by a 24/7 underground loop train. From this underground area, travelers can locate a bus, ride-hail service, shuttle or Seattle's light rail system.

    For those with time to spare, there is no shortage of ways to stay entertained. You'll find plenty of shopping and dining options and even a live music stage, paying homage to Seattle's grunge music roots. But if you don't like grunge, then "nevermind." If you enjoy art, you can download the STQRY app and take a guided tour of an airport-wide collection of art including glass pieces, sculpture, photography and paintings.

    You can also find a children's play area, an interfaith prayer and meditation room and a mobile food ordering service called OrderSEA. This app allows you to order your food on your phone, then pick-up at the restaurant rather than wait in line.

    Does Seattle-Tacoma airport have lounges in the Priority Pass network?

    Priority Pass members will find four locations at SEA to enjoy. Two are traditional airport lounges, and two are restaurants.

    Priority Pass is a popular member program that offers access to a large network of airport lounges. There are over 1,300 locations throughout the world. With that kind of global footprint, you may be flying through an airport with a lounge in the Priority Pass network. Each lounge is slightly different in layout and features but often includes what visitors are usually interested in: free food, drinks, dedicated Wi-Fi and plenty of comfortable places to relax.

    There are several ways to get a Priority Pass membership, including as a benefit of a credit card, and we explain those in more detail later in the article.

    Here are several facilities Priority Pass members can access at SEA, barring any capacity constraints:

    The Club SEA – Concourse A

    Priority Pass members can enter this lounge three hours prior to their scheduled flight departure. Members will find an open bar, food, comfortable seating areas and workstations.

    • Location: Concourse A
    • Hours: 5 AM to 9 PM daily
    • Amenities: Wi-Fi, complimentary snacks and drinks (including alcohol), comfortable seating areas, flight info and workstations

    The Club SEA – South Satellite

    Similar to the lounge location above, the South Satellite Club has enjoyable amenities. This location often caters to international travelers as it's near many of the international airline departures. For this reason you may want to take advantage of the lounge if you find yourself in the middle of a long travel day.

    • Location: South Satellite, next to Gate S9
    • Hours: 6 AM to 7 PM daily
    • Amenities: Wi-Fi, complimentary snacks and drinks (including alcohol), comfortable seating areas, flight info and workstations

    Does Seattle-Tacoma airport have restaurants in the Priority Pass network?

    Priority Pass is mainly known for its airport lounges, but depending on your membership level, some members may get perks at certain restaurants. When an eligible Priority Pass member visits these restaurants, they receive credits to use toward their bill. It's best to confirm the conditions of your membership to know exactly what to expect when visiting a Priority Pass network restaurant in SEA.

    Here are participating restaurants at SEA:

    Bambuza – North Satellite

    Enjoy a sit-down experience at this authentic Vietnamese restaurant. The menu features dishes made with locally sourced ingredients. Popular entrees include grilled rice, noodle bowls and pho. Toast to your travels with cocktails, wine, beer or soft drinks.

    • Location: North Satellite
    • Hours: 5 AM to 10:30 PM daily

    Brewtop Social – Central Terminal

    Brewtop Social is the first open-air wine and beer garden inside a U.S. airport. Choose from over a dozen local beers on top, all brewed locally. In addition, you'll find a full food menu featuring gastro pub dishes. The décor was inspired by the surrounding Northwest forests.

    • Location: Central Terminal, between Concourses B and C
    • Hours: 5:30 AM to midnight daily

    How do I get access to lounges in the Priority Pass network at SEA?

    There are several ways to get airport lounge access, including:

    Purchase a Priority Pass membership

    When you sign up for a membership with Priority Pass, you can choose between three annual plans. Each membership plan is designed to suit a different type of traveler. Standard membership, for instance, has an annual fee, plus visit fees for members and guests. Meanwhile, every member visit with the Prestige membership does not have a fee. Regardless of the plan, any Priority Pass membership will provide access to the in-network facilities at Seattle-Tacoma airport.

    Complimentary Priority Pass Select membership with Chase Sapphire Reserve

    Certain credit cards offer cardmembers complimentary access to the Priority Pass network of lounges. Chase Sapphire Reserve® is one of those credit cards. You can activate your Priority Pass Select membership after your account is opened.

    With Chase Sapphire Reserve and most travel credit cards, you're able to earn points for purchases you make. If you use one of these cards to pay for your travel-related expenses, you usually earn even more points. You may want to consider your lifestyle and spending habits, but you may find the travel benefits are worth paying Chase Sapphire Reserve's annual fee.

    In conclusion

    Although airport lounge access is a primary benefit, there's more to a Priority Pass membership than you might realize. The network of lounges continues to expand globally, and it includes restaurants, spas and retail offers in most airports like SEA. 

    Priority Pass members have several spaces to enjoy at this airport, making a delayed flight or long layover much more tolerable. The Priority Pass mobile app and website provide details for airports with a network footprint. To check security wait times, browse dining and retail options and consult the interactive map, download the free Sea-Tac app.

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