Air New Zealand or SQ lounge at SYD?

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AndrewMep

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 11 Oct 2014

Total posts 17

Air New Zealand or SQ lounge at SYD? I am flying on SQ212 and want to know which is better for quiet breakfast and a view. Which do you reccoment? (FYI. I am in J with no *A status.)

Andrew Barkery

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 21 Mar 2011

Total posts 427

I have not used the redevelped (new at that) Koru, but have used the SYDi SQ KF lounge, has apron and taxi way views, food not bad.

Can't compare it KrisFlyer with the Koru, though.  Will use the Koru my next trip through SYD next year sometime.

If I were you, I would use the KF this time round, and then, when you have time for a short hop to NZ, then the Koru.

Because you are flying J with SQ itself, you might as well feel KF lounge once!

lotsamiles

Delta Air Lines - SkyMiles

Member since 06 May 2015

Total posts 44

I believe your only option is the Kris Flyer lounge.....If you dont have Star Alliance status, i would doubt Air NZ Koru lounge would accept you....but i stand to be corrected.

Chris Chamberlin

Member since 24 Apr 2012

Total posts 1,109

Star Alliance business class passengers can use Star Alliance business class lounges, which means a ticket with Singapore Airlines also gets you into the Air NZ lounge if you so desire.

daveozsydney

Member since 17 Jun 2014

Total posts 21

Have used both the business and first class section of the Krisflyer lounge and they both beat hands down the old Air NZ lounge (even just based on soft products - food and beverages).

Haven't sampled the new Air NZ lounge but it looks much better. I would suggest asking to have a look in both and make your own call. There's also the Amex lounge if you have an eligible Amex card.

My gut feel is the Air NZ lounge would be busier as more people would be eligible to use it. The Singapore in my opinion would be less crowded as you need to have *A status or a paid ticket on star alliance which would exclude a lot of velocity status members.

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