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Review: Best Airline Lounges At Anchorage International Airport, Alaska (ANC)


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Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport is a major airport in the U.S. state of Alaska, located 5 miles southwest of downtown Anchorage.

There are only two airport lounges Anchorage International Airport; The Alaska Lounge at Anchorage Airport (ANC), Concourse C, near Gate C-1, which is the only airline lounge in the terminal, and the Atwood Military Lounge in the South Terminal, Concourse A (Outside Security).

Once you arrive at Anchorage, we have reviewed the best hotel executive club lounges in Anchorage and the best luxury hotels in Anchorage, Alaska.

Free Airport Lounge Access

If you have not paid for Business Class or First Class, you can still access lounges at Anchorage airport for a fee or for free if you have a Priority Pass. Get an unlimited Priority Pass with the Amex Platinum card, or you can also access most Priority Pass lounges for free using the free American Express Gold with its two free Lounge Club passes. To get extra referral points and advice on these free-lounge-access cards and more, have a read of our best credit cards for luxury travel.

1. Alaska Airlines Alaska Lounge

The Alaska Lounge at Anchorage Airport (ANC) is located in Concourse C, near Gate C-1. The only other lounge is a military-only lounge. This lounge is free with your Priority Pass lounge, which means American Express Platinum Card holders get unlimited free access.

This lounge is bright with big windows overlooking the tarmac and planes. The windows stretch from the ceiling to almost-the-floor, and they run up one side of the lounge. The lounge doesn’t have any particular style but is pleasant enough, with brown carpeting and pine partitions. Brown leather sofas, cafe-style seating, and high stools and tables by the window.

The food on offer is OK with snacks and sandwiches. Drinks are generous with fridges of soft drinks and alcoholic drinks, including free local beer, select wines, and select McCormick spirits (vodka, rum, whiskey, tequila), or for $7 USD you can upgrade yourself to a premium spirit.

2. Atwood Military Lounge

The Atwood Military Lounge offers a variety of services to active military personnel and their dependents, including free refreshments. This lounge is therefore not open to your average frequent flyer or leisure traveler, but it does provide free snacks, Wi-Fi, showers, newspapers & magazines, TVs, and a children’s play area.

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