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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)

  • Craig says:

    That’s timely, I shall be there in just over a week flying J with BA.

  • Phillip says:

    I was at the lounge on opening day. I second the comments – it is a great space, great food, not too busy and quite a few staff present which makes it extra attentive!

    • Capt Hammond says:

      Excellent. Flying with Qatar from Singapore next month – something else to look forward to!

  • NS says:

    O/T but I’ve just realised that my platinum anniversary passed and I didn’t receive the new card. I thought they were supposed to send this out to everyone when they took the fees for the next year?

    • Shoestring says:

      did you check your fees paid yet? some people got away with old fees on renewal, I’m not sure a better card would be worth raising the issue

    • Lev441 says:

      Just go online and request a replacement metal card – has been available to you to order since last summer…

    • Shoestring says:

      so that’s another botch of a UK FCO operation & expensive with it

      Boeing 747-4H6 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Boeing_747-400 – capacity 416 in a typical 3-class layout

      72 Brits on board and 25 Spanish (I think)

      probably end up costing £5-10K each to evacuate and no doubt closer to £10K/ person with the quarantine arrangements

      all to save a bit of face/ show we look after our own, I sure hope the other 11 million people in Wuhan don’t come down with pussycat virus but I doubt very much if that was ever a significant danger now the virus is being contained – has this cost to the taxpayer done anything much to help the evacuees? (except alleviate some stress)

      • Paul says:

        But they get to experience something that money or any amount of points cannot buy – 2 weeks all inclusive in Birkenhead! 😂

        • Sandgrounder says:

          Nah Arrowe Park is on the nice side of the M53, the atmosphere is more lush fairway as opposed to smack alley 🙂

          • ankomonkey says:

            Growing up in this area, I got to spend time on both sides 😉

            I even jogged home on the M53 once after I couldn’t get a taxi.

          • Paul says:

            Nice side of the M53?😂 Got to love the deluded residents of the ‘Paradise Peninsula’ who really wish they lived in Blundellsands or Formby!
            Get your stores of dry food and water in sharpish because if the virus is not contained in there it’s a quick lockdown – surrounded on 3 sides by water and only 3 roads need to be closed to create total lockdown and no points redemptions for the foreseeable!😷🤧😳

        • ankomonkey says:

          My birth place!

      • Lady London says:

        It’s all about looking good on taxpayer’s money

      • Aston100 says:

        Shoestring. What exactly would it take for you to stop being a denier?

        • Shoestring says:

          I’m not a denier – I’m sure it’s a dangerous virus – but we have sophisticated ways to contain it and devise an effective vaccine in short measure

          and it’s a pussycat virus compared to SARS, which caused 775 deaths worldwide attributed, obvs more than that – I’m hoping pussycat virus can be kept at half that, what with the warm season fast approaching and the vaccine in place by next year

        • Karen Brown says:

          What’s a denier?

          • Shoestring says:

            we’re not talking tights

            denier as in denying the pussycat virus could turn into a deadly world epidemic if not contained and a vaccine rapidly found

  • NigelthePensioner says:

    I can picture a queue of people stripped to their underwear, queuing up for their jackets, trousers, skirts, dresses to be steamed! Then they wear them again or fold them into a case. Upon arrival they need pressing again!!
    Its like some poor people who cannot sit in a Virgin lounge for 3 hours without using a gym…… resulting in maloderous shorts, socks, vests and trainers permeating the Upper Class cabin from carry ons…….
    Do people really need these facilities??

    • Marcw says:

      Why do you bother what others do or don’t do?

    • Matt says:

      Agreed. Also why bother washing your clothes; they’ll only get dirty and need washing again (and the same for washing yourself actually).

      • Matt says:

        Although seriously, people who gym instead of monging in a lounge drinking champagne and eating yummy food should be applauded. I wish I was that motivated but alas I’ll just be fat when I’m old.

    • Oh! Matron! says:

      Yup, people do.

      My normal day if I’m travelling with Virgin is to stay at the HX HGI, go for a 6KM run (there’s an excellent circuit starting at the HGI), grab my stuff (still in my running stuff), get the tube, go through security, into the Virgin lounge, and then have a really nice, long, hot shower

      So, if I can have my shoes polished, why not my shirt steamed also?

      Admittedly, there’s probably not many folk like me, but if you’re sitting down for the 10 hours or so to SFO, it makes sense to get at least some exercise

      • Lady London says:

        Exercise can help a lot when in transit between flights.

        I agree with @NigelthePensioner about the stinkiness, though. Almost like “I;m First Class so I’ll permeate the cabin with funk”.

        • Oh! Matron! says:

          And questionable dress sense.

          • Anna says:

            Quite – on my first F flight last May to JFK, I was seated in 2A – following take off, the man in 1 F took off his business suit and spent the entire journey in his vest and boxer shorts while responding to his emails and drinking the cabin dry of claret (it was a really good claret, can’t blame him there). Meanwhile, the guy in 1A refused all food and drink and ate his own trail-mix kind of snack then did yoga in the aisle for about 2 hours!

          • Shoestring says:

            that’s precisely why I refuse to travel in F

          • The Savage Squirrel says:

            Anna, the real question is … what sort of vibe did YOU give off to be put in the special section with the loonies 😉

          • Lady London says:

            Was that a flight to New York? IRMC.

          • Anna says:

            Savage Squirrel – obviously BA want their business as they got 1A and 1K!! (Which never became available hence we had 2A and 2K)

  • Andrew says:

    With capacity for only 85 people in the lounge I think there is a good chance they will be turning away other OneWorld customers, to allow capacity for their own. This lounge is great if flying QR, but I wouldn’t get too excited about accessing it if flying BA.

    • BJ says:

      85 would be perfect of they would just keep everybody out except those actually flying BA F, CW and WTP.

      • Lady London says:

        …. and “pull the ladder up, Jack and spare us from these unclean masses”

      • BJ says:

        Apologies @LadyLondon and others, I requested Rob/Rhys delete some comments but they have only partially done so. Given that, and some comments from others above, I’m clearly not the only one losing it this morning 🙂

        • Lady London says:

          🙂

          Wondered if you’ve acquired a doppelganger, @BJ

          • Cat says:

            Damn, did my year 11 class make me miss the controversy?
            Will you be calling yourself “the real BJ” from now on?

          • BJ says:

            My grey matter was AWOL ladies, and Andrew was the unwitting ‘beneficiary’.

    • Lady London says:

      They are closing in the part of the day when there’s not QR flights to be served.

    • Darren says:

      I’ll let you know how I get on in a couple of weeks!

      Great comprehensive review by Many miles.

  • Andrew says:

    I would also expect a strict dress code in this lounge – the QR Bangkok lounge does not permit shorts of any kind to be worn. I guess this is a way of them limiting entrance and applies for QR passengers too.

  • Oh! Matron! says:

    Speaking of lounges, every PP lounge in Geneva was turning away PP customers at the weekend. There was a sign up outside the KLM/AF one saying so, but I walked in and there was plenty of space. Just in case, I’d call up one of the lounges ahead of time

    • EwanG says:

      It says the AF/KLM lounge is the one in the French sector.
      On the Swiss side they are down to 2 lounges accepting PP – Dnata Skyview and Horizon, I think there were 4 previously, so getting into a lounge with PP is more difficult than it used to be at peak times. Got in a lounge both times in the last few months but that was outside peak season. I have found food in both of those to be mediocre, not as good as the (Swiss side) AF/KLM one which was my preference previously, but when I’ve gone there they have said they don’t accept PP anymore. Which AF/KLM one did you go to?

      • Oh! Matron! says:

        There’s two entrances 🙂 One on the swiss side, one on the french side. There’s no desk on the swiss side, so you walk in and it’s highlighted that “someone will come and check your boarding pass” : Something that never happened!

        • EwanG says:

          Ah ok, thanks and good to know. Hopefully I’ll get time to have a look when I’m there next month but fully expecting lounges to be turning folk away on a half term Saturday during the ski season!

    • Nate1309 says:

      Horizon let 6 of us in on tuesday afternoon, 2xPP, 2xDP, 2xLC. Food mediocre at best.

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