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Singapore BA15/BA16 Lounge Strategy (LHR-SIN-SYD)

  • MilesOnPoint

    Hi Everyone,

    We have flights booked in Club World on BA15 flying LHR-SIN-SYD on the “direct” (1 stop) BA service to Sydney which has about 1.5 hours on the ground in Singapore.

    With Singapore Airport requiring you to go through security again at the gate on departure (even when transiting), what’s the best lounge strategy here?

    The priority is getting a shower. I’m thinking Qatar lounge is best bet as if won’t be full of status passengers (can only enter on Oneworld Biz ticket) and is reportedly closer to BA15 typical gates.

    We will have a toddler (1.5yrs) in tow, and probably a fair few bags. Is there an electric buggy service you can book to pick us up and take us to/from the lounge to save time?


    The crew will say to be back at the gate in 30 mins.

    It’s a 6/8 minute walk to the lounges , doubt there will be a buggy but it’s pretty straight forward to get there and back (albeit not with a toddler and bags).

    I went into the BA lounge and the Qantas lounges (they are next to each other) , did see the showers in Qantas- never saw the Qatar lounge at all.


    Thanks @Roberto, appreciate the advice.

    Sounds like it’s going to be a bit of a get in, grab a shower, head back to the gate type of vibe then.

    It’s a pity we couldn’t book on to the earlier departure to SIN but the avios cost was prohibitive with the new rates (145,000 vs 190,000 Avios AND an extra £100 fees per person for LHR-SIN, SIN-SYD separate flights)


    I suggest you book your showers as soon as you walk into the lounge. The slots tend to fill up quickly for the short time available between flights.


    Would highly recommend the Qatar lounge – when flying BA16 SIN-LHR we basically had the entire place to ourself for 2 hours. Lots of showers and the a la carte dining options are great!


    Fab, that’s what I was hoping for @defender90! 🙂

    Not that many people know about the Qatar lounge vs fighting the crowds in the BA/QF lounges.

    Qatar apparently has 5 shower suites in their lounge and we’ll happily share 1 between the two of us (whilst the other one of us minds the baba) and look to book as soon as we arrive.

    Thanks all!


    We spent 5 hours in the

    Qatar lounge in Singapore a few days ago. It’s very quiet, the staff very attentive and the food as stated in the a la carte restaurant was excellent. Ask for the ice cream which was created by the chef to celebrate Chinese NewYear. After such a great experience our flight to Helsinki was cancelled due to technical reasons. Enjoy.


    I know it’s not BA, but I have a similar but reverse situation. AKL-SIN-LHR on Singapore with 2.15 hrs in Changi. Anyone have any experience of that journey and the chances of getting a shower in the Singapore lounge in that time?


    The business lounges are fairly close together but can be a fair distance depending on the gate – follow the signs, past the Qantas F lounge sign, and then up an escalator. We did the BA lounge outbound, were the first to arrive and there was one shower left, which they let us share. We were able to use the F ‘inner sanctum’ but you are actually just as well off in the main lounge. It is the same food but self-serve so a lot quicker – and good!

    In practice you will probably only get about 30 mins in the lounge itself. The QF lounge doesn’t announce boarding but in the BA they will come round and tell you when to go back to the gate. We left when they said and were some of the last to re-board. So you don’t get long.

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