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Old Nov 26, 10, 12:56 pm   #1
 
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Non-airline lounges in SXM (Princess Juliana airport)?

Hi all,

We're travelling to St-Maarten in December. Since our flight is chartered, it means we'll get bussed, like sheep, to the airport some ungodly number of hours before the flight; I hardly look forward to sitting in the waiting hall with 10 million people, an infant who is guaranteed to start crying, and a wife who will certainly become antsy if the baby starts crying. So I would love to hang out in a lounge somewhere...... with the wife, of course, I don't mean to run away from her.

So - would anybody know if there are any paid lounges in the airport? Since our flight is charter, I wouldn't be able to use any alliance lounges anyhow.

Any help welcome. Thanks very much!
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Old Dec 19, 10, 9:20 pm   #2
 
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Just flew out of SXM today.

There is an independent lounge unaffiliated with any program that will allow entry to any passenger for $20. They take priority pass too.

I didn't go in (or at least I didn't get past the clerk ) but it does exist.
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Old Dec 19, 10, 9:23 pm   #3
 
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Just flew out of SXM today.

There is an independent lounge unaffiliated with any program that will allow entry to any passenger for $20. They take priority pass too.

I didn't go in (or at least I didn't get past the clerk ) but it does exist.
Funny - I just flew out on Friday And yeah I saw that lounge. But I ended up sitting around on Maho Beach for far too long watching planes land, so by the time I got to the airport, I was more or less out of time - and didn't want to spend 20 bucks for less than an hour.

The bar guy in the departure area was pretty cool, so that was time well spent, hehe.
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Old Dec 20, 10, 7:28 am   #4
 
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The problem with the bus, is 50 people checking in at exactly the same time. Depending on where you are staying, a taxi might only be $20-25 to SXM, a worthwhile investment if it means checking in before or after the crowds. Security screening can be a bit slow at SXM. Once you are airside, there are enough shops, icecream/coffee/sandwich stands to occupy a bit of time. There might even be a kids play area.
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