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What's best lounge in Stockholm Arlanda?

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Old Nov 5, 16, 8:40 pm
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What's best lounge in Stockholm Arlanda?

Have a six hour layover in Arlanda. Do to first class, Plat Amex etc. I have my pick of every single lounge at this airport.

Therefore I was wondering which lounge was best? Best food, no crowds etc.

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Old Nov 6, 16, 12:02 am
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If you don't get any replies here, ask for the thread to be moved to the SAS Eurobonus Forum - that's where the 'airport experts' live.
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Old Nov 7, 16, 2:49 am
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Which airline are you flying? ARN is SK land, and according to AmEx' lounge finder Your card doesn't give you access to the SK lounges, they are Star Alliance only.

(At OSL AmEx Plat alone doesn't give you access to any lounge, according to the lounge finder)
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Old Sep 20, 17, 2:26 pm
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There's now an Amex Platinum lounge at Arlanda Terminal 5. Small (max 40pax or so), but good food.
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I'm a bit confused. EK is the only airline that offers first class from Arlanda. If you're flying EK first class, you have access to the Stockholm Arlanda Lounge after passport control in the F-pier. Your Amex gives you access to Amex Lounge by Pontus, which is really only a secluded part of the Pontus in the Air restaurant. The Amex/Pontus probably has the best food of all lounges at Arlanda, but it's also the least spacious and least private.
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Originally Posted by RedChili View Post
I'm a bit confused. EK is the only airline that offers first class from Arlanda. If you're flying EK first class, you have access to the Stockholm Arlanda Lounge after passport control in the F-pier. Your Amex gives you access to Amex Lounge by Pontus, which is really only a secluded part of the Pontus in the Air restaurant. The Amex/Pontus probably has the best food of all lounges at Arlanda, but it's also the least spacious and least private.
The Stockholm-Arlanda Lounge is a Priority Pass lounge, and the Amex Platinum card comes with Prioirty Pass membership -- at least mine does.

The Pontus access is not part of Priority Pass.
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We are flying J class ARN-SFO in August. We are Star Alliance gold and have both AMEX platinum and Priority Pass. Our flight is mid morning. I would appreciate any lounge suggestions as none of us have flown from Stockholm. As always, thanks!
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We are flying J class ARN-SFO in August. We are Star Alliance gold and have both AMEX platinum and Priority Pass. Our flight is mid morning. I would appreciate any lounge suggestions as none of us have flown from Stockholm. As always, thanks!
Which airline/terminal? If youíre flying from T5, I think Amex Platinum lounge run by ďPontus in the airĒ is quite nice. Itís small though, if that matters to you.
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We are flying J class ARN-SFO in August. We are Star Alliance gold and have both AMEX platinum and Priority Pass. Our flight is mid morning. I would appreciate any lounge suggestions as none of us have flown from Stockholm. As always, thanks!
I would just go to Pontus in the Air when the lounge is convenient to the departure gate. Itís better in most ways than the other options at ARN.
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I would just go to Pontus in the Air when the lounge is convenient to the departure gate. Itís better in most ways than the other options at ARN.
Pontus has best food but it is so small that after dessert and coffee, I usually go to some other lounge with more newspapers, tv and alcohol. 😊
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American Lounge by Pontus is the best lounge at ARN

The title says it all. Small, cozy, decent food and drinks. It's a find.
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Can the Pontus lounge be accessed on arrival? I can’t find any details as to whether they ask for a same day boarding pass.
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Old Dec 20, 18, 12:23 pm
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Can the Pontus lounge be accessed on arrival? I can’t find any details as to whether they ask for a same day boarding pass.
You only show your eligible Amex card to the waiter / waitress.
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Old Dec 20, 18, 1:46 pm
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You only show your eligible Amex card to the waiter / waitress.
I have used it on arrival. They only care if you have the Amex, never been asked for BP.
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Originally Posted by tsastor View Post
You only show your eligible Amex card to the waiter / waitress.
Thatís not been generally true for at least the latter half of this year. They ask for the Amex Plat/Centurion cards and a same-day boarding pass, at least very often.

I have used the Pontus facility on arrival ó itís my main use of the lounge ó but they now always ask me for a boarding pass for info to to scan/load into their system beyond just asking for the Amex Plt/Cent cards (as used to be their habit).

Out of my last twelve visits to the facility, Iíve been asked for the boarding pass each and every time. Of those visits, most were on days when I only had a same-day arrival into ARN but no same-day departure out of ARN.

Of the access requirements listed by Amex for this facility, the only one of the three requirements they donít ask for in my experience is the one about ID.

One negative thing about the Pontus in the Air lounge ó and one not to be encountered at the other Arlanda lounges ó is that you cannot get your own beverages and have to wait to be served even for regular water. So if you want a quick glass of water or anything else to drink, you may find Pontus in the Air is too slow with its service whether or not the lounge is busy.

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