I visited the BA Terraces Lounge at SEA as a guest of EVA who are subcontracting access to it for their premium and Star Gold passengers. I thought OneWorld and Star mixed like oil and water, so I did a double take at checkin when the EVA agent invited me to the BA lounge. Perhaps she gets this a lot so she took the time to write it out on the lounge invitation card.
SEA, home of Boeing, is quite a sprawling airport and after negotiating TSA’s tender investigative mercies I set off to find the BA Terraces Lounge.
Many escalators, a train ride, some more escalators and a flight of stairs brought me to the S gates where the BA lounge and our EVA 777-300ER were waiting.
The BA Terraces Lounge SEA is pretty small. The bulk of the lounge is a random selection of low blueish armchair seating that give the impression that they came from thrift stores. Power is only found along the wall seats which are also treated to a partial view of planes on the runway. There is also small section of high bar stool seating should that appeal to you. It was almost midnight when I arrived for a 2AM flight so the lounge was quiet, but even then the good window seats were mostly taken.
Should you feel the need there is a joylessly title Combiz section open plan style ‘office’.
Perhaps due to the late hour the food selection consisted of a plate of sandwiches, crisps (chips), pot noodles and some fruit.
I spent some time hunting through the fridge looking for a beer to wash down my sumptuous feast but found only fruit juice. Getting desperate I wandered back out to the front desk to ask if they had any there and was directed down a corridor to knock on a door. A hostess popped out and after a bit of confusion was able to offer me a bottle of Heineken. I returned to my seat in triumph and went online to find out what was going on. Apparently Washington State has banned self service alcohol so the lounge normally has a bar ‘hatch’ which was closed during my visit.
Other facilities include wifi, toilets and a shower. All pretty standard.
And that is about that. The BA Terraces SEA is a reasonable lounge, but its not worth getting to the airport early for.