A few days ago I reviewed the Singapore Airlines business class lounge at Heathrow Terminal 2. I said that it was overcrowded, too small and the seats were too densely packed together.
I had higher hopes for my return flight from Terminal 3 at Singapore’s Changi Airport. But guess what …. the lounge was overcrowded, too small and the seats were too densely packed together.
If these photos look a bit repetitive, it is because the lounge is repetitive. Seats … and more seats …. and more seats.
There is no spa and very little in the way of entertainment. The best feature is the wide array of hot and cold food available:
…. although that is offset by a very poor drink selection.
There is a h-u-g-e bank of computers in an anteroom which I would normally have been keen to use, but it was 11pm at night when we arrived and I wasn’t in the mood to work! My daughter hit You Tube.
There isn’t much more to say. Lots and lots and lots of people as midnight approached. We struggled to find a group of four seats together when we arrived and we had to ask someone to move up. Given the size of the lounge, the idea that you could not find four seats in a group gives you an idea of crowded it got.
If that wasn’t bad enough, it was a very long walk to the gate when we finally boarded. It is not an experience I am rushing to repeat, to be honest.
How to get FREE airport lounge access via UK credit cards (August 2022)
As a reminder, here are the four options to get FREE airport lounge access via a credit card:
The Platinum Card from American Express comes with two free Priority Pass cards, one for you and one for a supplementary cardholder. Each card admits two so a family of four gets in free. You get access to all 1,300 lounges in the Priority Pass network – search it here.
EDIT: Until 25th October 2022, there is an exceptionally generous sign-up bonus on The Platinum Card. You will receive 60,000 Membership Rewards points – double the usual amount – and £200 to spend at Amex Travel. You need to spend £6,000 within six months to earn the bonus.
If you have a small business, consider American Express Business Platinum instead.
Additional lounge visits are charged at £20. You get two more free visits for every year you keep the card.
There is no annual fee for Amex Gold in Year 1 and you get a 20,000 points sign-up bonus. Full details are in our American Express Preferred Rewards Gold review here.
HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard gets you get a free LoungeKey card, allowing you access to the LoungeKey network. Guests are charged at £20 although it may be cheaper to pay £60 for a supplementary credit card for your partner.
The card has a fee of £195 and there are strict financial requirements to become a HSBC Premier customer. Full details are in my HSBC Premier World Elite Mastercard review.
PS. You can find all of HfP’s UK airport lounge reviews – and we’ve been to most of them – indexed here.