Heading to Singapore as a British Airways Gold cardholder or in First? Check out the brand new Qantas First Class lounge

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If you find yourself in Singapore’s Changi Airport with a few hours to kill and happen to be in possession of oneworld Emerald status, a British Airways Executive Club Gold card or are travelling in First Class on a oneworld airline, you should check out the new Qantas First Class lounge.

It occupies a brand new site in the airport and opened on Monday. Photos and early feedback appear to be excellent.

It is located near the D gates in Terminal 1, which is the opposite end to the C gates where the existing Qantas business class lounge is.  It takes around 10 minutes to walk from one to the other.

The new Qantas First Class Lounge has seating for up to 240 passengers, which is a significant boost to capacity. This should mean an end to the overcrowding at the business class lounge, so you may benefit from this new lounge even if you can’t use it yourself.  It is open between 14:30 and midnight daily.

It is designed by David Caon and Akin Ateliertas and looks very, very stylish:

Qantas First Class lounge Singapore reception and

Qantas First Class lounge Singapore seating

…with lots of polished brass, marble, leather and wood to give it a very warm feeling. There is a large dining room with an impressive a la carte menu:

Qantas First Class lounge Singapore bar


Qantas First Class lounge Singapore dining

… as well as ten terrazzo shower suites:

Qantas First Class lounge Singapore shower

The lounge features a range of zones and seating choices, from more office-style desks to casual armchairs and sofas:

Qantas First Class lounge Singapore

If you are passing through Singapore soon the new Qantas First Class lounge definitely looks like it is worth trying out.

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  1. I’m in BA First to Sydney in February and can’t wait to try out this lounge. How long would we actually have inside the lounge whilst the plane is refuelled/cleaned? Thanks in advance for the advice.

    • t cross says:

      If i remember correctly the BA15 has a 1.40 hours refuelling stop in Sinapore

      • Ah ok so a reasonable amount of time to have a shower and a drink. I’ll make sure we’re quick off the plane and first in line for the showers. Thanks.

        • Stuart Evans says:

          My memory is that there is quite a lot of screening etc as you reboard the flight, so 1Hr 40 min is less than you think

    • flyforfun says:

      You basically want to move your arse and get to the lounge pronto. First to avoid the delays checking in and secondly to get a shower. Then you really don’t have much time left as they start boarding 50 to 45 mins beforehand, even if you don’t want to be first on the plane. Security screening takes place at the gate so they won’t leave without you but timing it right to avoid the queue will take some luck.

  2. Can you access this with Amex Platinum Card lounge perk?

    • Michael says:

      No, only Oneworld First class or Oneworld Emerald departing on a Oneworld flight

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