2. Skip every security line
You can now apply for TSA PreCheck for $85, or spend just $100 for Global Entry and get expedited Customs & Immigrations as well as PreCheck. That means a faster line and no need to remove your liquids, keys, laptops, shoes, belt, or chain wallet.
3. Eat/drink as much as you want for $50
The airport and most airlines offer access to private “first class” lounges for about 50 bucks, but the best deal is Alaska Airlines' Board Room, a two-level lounge with sweet views of the runway/mountains that’s open later than all the others (10:30pm), serves gratis craft beer/vodka-based cocktails, has comfy chairs, and best of all serves pancakes! Pro tip: the downstairs is usually crowded so take the easy-to-miss stairs by reception to second level.