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Qatar Airways opens a new airport lounge at Singapore Changi, open for British Airways flights

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A few weeks we wrote about the brand new Qantas First Class lounge in Singapore.

This looks like a fantastic facility and, if you flying out of Singapore on British Airways in First Class, or have a BA Gold card, you should definitely give it a go instead of using the British Airways lounges.

Qatar Airways lounge Singapore

There is now some good news for British Airways business class passengers.

Qatar Airways has just opened a brand new business class lounge in Singapore.  The airline was previously using the SATS contract lounge ….. but this looks substantially better.

Qatar Airways lounge Singapore

The bad news is that this lounge is only for people travelling in business class or First Class.  You cannot get access with a British Airways Silver or Gold card if you are flying in economy – you would be sent to the SATS lounge instead, so you are better off with the BA lounge.

This is same rule that Qatar Airways operates with its lounge at Heathrow Terminal 4, and ensures that it can offer an uber-premium experience.

Qatar Airways lounge Singapore

There is some good stuff here:

  • free garment steaming
  • a full a la carte waiter-served restaurant (see below)
  • a bistro
  • wireless device charging stations
  • ‘relaxation pods’ (see above)
  • a Martini Bar
  • five shower rooms

Qatar Airways lounge Singapore

If you want to find out more, I strongly recommend you read this full review from Singapore-based frequent flyer site Mainly Miles.

All of the images here are taken from the Mainly Miles review with permission.  The conclusion is that this is an excellent facility and very nearly as good as the new Qantas First Class Lounge.


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Comments (193)

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  • Peter Taysum says:

    I’m confused. The first paragraph (Singapore lounge) says if you’re First or Gold use the new First lounge; but Silver and Gold can’t access the Business lounge… Surely Gold can’t access First lounge either?!?

    Peter 😊

    I’m often confused mind 🤣

    • Bagoly says:

      Qantas and Qatar both have two syllables starting with Qa, with a t and another a.
      So I can see how they could be confusing to those not familiar with them.
      But they are different airlines, and may apply different rules.

  • Robert says:

    Something missing from your article is the secret BA First Lounge at SIN worth giving a try.
    Can’t compare it to the newer lounges your article highlights, but if you like James Bond style stuff, incredible service and a very private lounge then I’d say it’s comparable. I guess not many people know about since it didn’t make the article.

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