Member since 26 Mar 2014
Total posts 88
First time poster, long time lurker, my colleague and I are flying to KL in a couple of weeks in Y (unfortunately) on QF codes (EK Metal MEL - SIN) with a Jetstar Asia hop to KL. Unfortunately we have a 7 hour layover in Changi which is between midnight and 7am. The Qantas lounge is closed during these hours, which paid lounge is the best at Changi? (Pref Terminal 1) I know there is lots to chose from at Changi, curious to find out other business travellers experience on this. Sorry for the long question.
Member since 03 Jan 2012
Total posts 60
Gian, it's awhile since I've done this. But when working in Sakhalin in Russia betwen 2001-2005, I used to get in to Singapore with an overnight stop before an AM flight to Perth. I remember that there was an airside hotel within the airport that was either pay by hour, or by 4hrs or 8hrs or some such arrangement. Either way, it was a good deal. If you've got 7 hours to kill, I'd suggest you look into the airside hotel. Otherwise, get a cab and go get a few beers in downtown Singapore! Not a bad idea!!
Member since 06 Jan 2014
Total posts 3
Agree with the airside hotel. It's called Ambassador Transit Hotel. However, it fills up far in advance so you're best to contact them direct and see if they have space still if you're travelling in only a few weeks times.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 11 Jan 2013
Total posts 179
QF flight number on EK metail also exists for MEL-KUL QF8409/EK409. Why wouldn't you go direct? It would save a 7 hour layover in SIN.
Flight times dont suit us as we have connections from Canberra and need to be in KL for a meeting at a certain time the day we arrive. Sucks I know!
Member since 12 Apr 2013
Total posts 870
If you must flight out late and have meeting early next morning in KUL, then direct MH128 that departures from MEL at 01:05 and arriving to KUL at 06:40 is ideally suited.
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,285
Agreed, the nonstop red-eye is by far the best suited to their requirements.
Yeah – EK is notorious for incredibly inconvenient arriving/departure time and I never liked that QF make affiliation with them. Another direct flight by EK metal (QF8409) departure 3:35 from Melbourne. Why you did not choose QF35 + MH616? Departures 10:45, little more then 3 hours layover and arriving to KUL at 20:25 – just about to be perfect. Also there is MH146 - direct flight that departure at 8:40. 7 Hours is not enough for hotel, in reality you will sleep 3 as the most and you bound to come to meeting next morning completely trashed.
Unfortunately I can offer only my sincere compassion.
Haha thanks for your insight Serg,
Unfortunately my co-worker has the call on this trip with regards to flights, (which are already booked) and he refused to fly MH in light of recent events. I personally have no problem flying MH despite whats occured as I have travelled with them to Europe many times and had no issue whatsoever. We still don't even know what happened. Alas, I just have to put up with the current situation. Thanks every one for your input. Going to book the 6 hour block at the Transit hotel Airside.
Thai Airways International - Royal Orchid Plus
Member since 15 Jan 2013
Total posts 70
Not a QF option as such but there is either a red eye on Singapore Airlines up to Singapore with a good connection either SQ OR Silk Air onto KL or can also get the mid morning departure which also connects up excellently.Just avoid the ones operated by MH and all is good.
Member since 29 Jun 2013
Total posts 317
Look up priorty pass on the internet.they have a lot off lounges in changi,and if ok join ,it gives you lounge access in any class with any airline .i use it a lot in Europe ,Asia,and the USA.good luck and hopes this helps !!
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