Posted at 10:20 am , on October 24, 2019
Review by CHC
Having last visited Bali quite a number of years ago, I decided to pay this island destination a visit with my family for a post PSLE (read: Major examination in Singapore that involves everyone) break. Bali has changed tremendously in the past 6-7 years but the major improvement must be that of the airport. Compared to the pre 2014 Ngurah Rai, the new airport is a major upgrade from the previous international terminal that now serves as the domestic terminal. If anyone had used the old Ngurah Rai airport, one would understand the amazement at the new terminal.
Posted at 11:18 am , on October 23, 2019
Review by CHC
As a delegate part of a conference group enroute to BKK, I opted for a walk in upgrade on TG for S$185 to Business class from my Q category ticket so as to be able to review the TG lounge as well as the new A350-900 to BKK.
The Lounge is located in a quiet spot of Terminal One near the central immigration on level 3. There are a few lounges close by like the SATS (which is accessible via the Priority Pass card) and Qantas lounge.
Posted at 2:32 pm , on July 15, 2019
Review by CHC
I had the chance to use this lounge on my way up to Bangkok for a weekend conference and was glad to have the opportunity to use my Priority Pass to access it, as this was just recently opened to Priority Pass users.
The Changi Lounge at Jewel is a very welcome addition to the lounge offerings at Changi Airport, and will especially be of delight to traveler’s departing from Terminal 1 but who wants to have some time landside in Jewel (or has a companion who wants to explore Jewel but him/herself having no interest to do so). For my international readers, please do spend some time exploring the iconic structure before resting your feet in the lounge!
Posted at 11:54 am , on July 5, 2019
Ever since the first time I step foot into Silverkris Lounge in 2012 (and The Private Room in 2013), it has been errr….. stuck in a time warp.
My first impression of the Business Class lounge back then was one of grandeur and opulence, with its luxurious marbled floor and walls. Together with the large food and beverage selection, it was the lounge I would love to be in back then.
Just as I thought that nothing can be better, my first experience in the First Class Lounge and The Private Room (TPR) changed my mind. The lounge within a lounge concept made TPR an exclusive sanctuary. The a la carte dining menu made the TPR even more special.
Posted at 12:07 pm , on June 30, 2019
After trying out both Lufthansa Senator Lounge and Maple Leaf Lounge in Frankfurt during my last 2 visits, I have decided to try out the Senator Lounge again.
Until recently, transit in Frankfurt requires security check – which has since been dispensed with, though you still get an escort from the door to the lounge. Instead of weaving through the airport, one disembark straight to the waiting gate and straight to the lounge. In the past, you will come to the Maple Leaf Lounge first but with this new arrangement you reach the Senator Lounge first.
Senator Lounge is used as the First Class Lounge for Star Alliance First Class and Star Alliance Gold passengers. Unfortunately, there is no admission to the Lufthansa First Class Lounge or First Class Terminal (for those departing from Frankfurt).
Posted at 2:03 pm , on June 28, 2019
Although Singapore Airlines does not maintain any lounge in either of the New York airports they operate from (JFK and EWR), passengers can access the Virgin Clubhouse in Newark Liberty (which I had written of here). In New York Kennedy, Business Class passengers will have access to Swiss Air Lounge while Suites passengers the Virgin Clubhouse.
Posted at 2:14 pm , on June 27, 2019
The name Copa Club gave me a vibe that it is modelled after United Club. Being the hub airport, I figured that Copa Club should be of a certain standard. My gut feeling tells me that I won’t be great since it is a Priority Pass lounge and turned out that my gut feeling was right.
Posted at 12:50 pm , on June 26, 2019
One of the perks that comes with the Priority Pass lounge is the non-lounge benefit in selected restaurants. This was introduced only recently, but nearer home – we already had a similar concept.
Posted at 10:47 am , on June 26, 2019
United Airlines has recently introduced a new premium lounge called United Polaris Lounge. These lounges are many miles above the United Club (and possibly United First Lounge – which I have tried once back in San Francisco). Currently, Polaris Lounge is only available in these locations:
Posted at 8:50 am , on April 4, 2019
Now, for the second part of the trip – the flight back from Melbourne. SQ 217 let her try a day time flight with the full service while SQ 218 allows her to try out the sleeping overnight in the Suites.
Total miles burnt was 160,000 miles per person for return (pre-January devaluation).
Melbourne is one of the location with a dedicated First Class Lounge. Here are some of the pictures: