Exploring Arlanda Airport and Aurora Lounge (From Premium to Economy Class)
Summer adventures to Singapore and Kuala Lumpur
Contents (It’s LONG and probably will change).
- Seriously – Take a holiday!
- Morning Manoeuvres in the dark, Terminal 5 and Galleries South
- BA776 London Heathrow to Stockholm Arlanda (Club Europe)
- Exploring Stockholm on the cheap (Travel Plus!)
- Back to Arlanda, Stockholm Arlanda Lounge
- QR168 Stockholm Arlanda to Doha (Hamad International Airport) – (Business Class)
- Six Hours in at Al Mourjan Doha’s Lounge
- QR944 Doha – Singapore Changi International (Business Class)
- Intercontinental Singapore
- Exploring Singapore by boat
- From the Top of the Marina Sands
- Back to Changi T2, SATS Lounge
- MH624 Singapore to Kuala Lumpur International Airport
- Into KL, Holiday Inn Express KLCC, Kuala Lumpur
- Adventures in KL
- KL Tower (or yes, Kevin is in yet another tall building)
- Back to KLIA
- MH611 Kuala Lumpur International Airport to Singapore Changi
- Exploring Singapore again with a tweep
- Back to Premium, dnata lounge, Singapore T3
- QR947 Singapore Changi to Doha (Business Class)
- A Dash through Doha…
- QR169 Doha – Stockholm Arlanda (Business Class)
- From Premium to Economy
- BA777 Stockholm Arlanda to London Heathrow
- To have flown, To Wait
- I need another break…
With me off the plane, I headed out down the air-bridge and onto terra firma. It was nice to be back in what feels like permanent air-con.
But there were things to do first before I could enjoy the permanent air conditioning a lot. Firstly, with the flight coming from Doha as well as a SAS long haul flight – the queues were backed up at immigration.
Thankfully, the immigration officers were working quickly, and I was through in 10 minutes. A quick comfort break, and I was onwards to the luggage claim – where my bag was happily doing a loop on the belt.
With my baggage retried and my kit all back together, it was time to clear customs…. which was done in seconds.
Before I knew it, I was out of the passenger zone and into the public zone.
Coming into the public zone, I found a place to park up, and did a bit of re-packing (least of all – I wanted to reduce the number of bags I had – and the Canon Bag was NOT holding up at all).
A good 10 minutes later, all my stuff was re-packed with every inch in the rucksack filled, and the other bags pretty full too.
With that done, came the hard part – the long hike from Arlanda T5 to Arlanda T2. I could had cheated and took the Arlanda Express for a stop – but I was in a mood to walk and push luggage around.
And that’s what I did as I negotiated my way across from T5, across SkyCity, through T4 and T3 until I reached the home of British Airways – T2.
The walk to T2 was a pleasant one – mainly as it was nice to stretch my legs slowly – as opposed to having to run across two concourses.
Eventually, I arrived in Terminal 2.
Check in was already open, so I completed my bag drop and got a souvenir boarding pass.
There was also a helpful sign to check your hand luggage.
With me back down to the Lufthansa day bag and ever falling to bits Etiens rucksack, I headed through fast-track security.
This was done in a few minutes, and once again – I was air-side.
There was one thing to do in duty free before I headed off to lounge – to get office presents. And of course – I got Diam bars.
Why? They’re crunchy on the inside, soft on the outside. Not at all like armadillos.
Nor did I get these.
With that done, and a bunch of Swedish crowns vanishing, I headed up to the lounge.
Aurora Lounge (Menzies).
I was blipped in the Aurora lounge… and hunted for a spot I liked. In the end, I found some sofas and promptly collapsed on them.
Once I managed to get back up, I headed to food area to investigate what this contract lounge stocks.
There was also a wide variety of drinks.
This is not a bad selection to say the least, with something for everyone. It also gave me a chance to fill up my water bottle for the upcoming flight (least of all – I would be in British Airways EuroTraveller – so the chances of getting anything for nowt was a big fat zero.
Wi-Fi in the Aurora lounge was more than acceptable – it was excellent.
The Aurora lounge also has interesting views – mainly across the terminal.
The lounge made a quiet area to rest – which is always helpful when composing yourself for a flight.
Eventually, I could see that the inbound plane had landed – and it would be a good idea to head to the gate. Thankfully, the gate was on the same level as the lounge.
This is also where you leave the Schengen Zone.
By the time I got to the gate area, things were rather busy already.
There’s also a buggy bay for those who used an airport buggy for their children.
Boarding was slightly delayed whilst reconciliation was going on – but eventually, priority boarding was called. With me utilising my oneworld sapphire one last time for this trip, I headed down
With all the formalities complete, I headed aboard BA777.
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