Exactly the same trip as VK and pretty much identical experience. Nice lady at check in sorted some issue with the ticket which had beokce diconnected from my LHR-SFO flight. Lounge isn’t anything to write home about, but better than milling about in a pretty crowed concourse.
Quick and organised boarding – but only about 30 on the flight so you’d hope it was efficient. Super old 737-400, with old school leather throne seats in First. Fine for an hour or so.
Completely agree that the approach to PSP is very spectacular, and the tented terminals are great. No stress there. Have used Alaskan for trips to to the north and they are excellent for reliability in region which is tough to work in. Would always use them over the bigger carriers on this side of the US.