Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 16 Apr 2013
Total posts 25
Qantas commences using A380 to Singapore one again today as QF81/82. I thought we might have heard from Qantas regarding the lounge situation by now? It’s not long until London is re-routed. I’m not heading to Singapore until May, but not looking forward to seeing how busy the lounge will be!
Member since 05 May 2016
Total posts 288
QF seems to think that the current lounge is sufficient
Member since 23 Oct 2013
Total posts 768
I think they'll just be able to fit everyone and if not I guess they'll just start applying oneworld capacity limits like CX does in SFO.
Member since 15 Sep 2016
Total posts 43
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 761
I think first will be around for a while. The rumours QF would get rid of first were doing the rounds years back, but they still have it, spent money on a new F lounge in LA and have said they will touch it up during A380 refurbs.
Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 14 Mar 2017
Total posts 149
Here's a crazy idea... don't make all the flights red-eye's.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
Just works better with time zone differences and curfews.
Member since 23 Feb 2017
Total posts 6
Id like to see some day flights from SIN to MEL/SYD and some redeyes back to SIN.
Member since 19 Jan 2018
Total posts 64
I don’t really believe JQ pax should be entitled to use the lounge even if they have high status.
Yeah, the issue you have is Qantas still puts pax onto connecting Jetstar Asia flights. If you didn't give those passengers lounge access, that might be the final straw.
From Sydney at least, it is difficult to do a red-eye bound for Singapore which doesn't arrive at silly o'clock
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer Platinum
Member since 09 Jun 2011
Total posts 63
My partner and I were in the QF Singapore Lounge last night and on the first A380 back to SYD. When we arrived around 16:30 the lounge wasn't overly busy, but by the time we left to go to the gate at 18:30 the lounge was really crowded. The lounge team said they had planned for the additional pax volume and handled it pretty well but there was hardly a spare seat, any group over 2 struggled to be able to sit together.
Member since 04 Mar 2014
Total posts 86
I think there will have to be some spillover into the BA and / or EK lounge.
Member since 23 Dec 2017
Total posts 90
I disagree! I live in Darwin and have no choice - only JQ to Singapore (to stay 'loyal' to Qantas and keep status) so lounge access should remain for JQ flyers. If I could fly QF, I would gladly pay extra but DRW is a small hub.
Member since 15 Sep 2012
Total posts 91
What did they do when Qantas used Singapore as a hub before Dubai? I know there weren't A380s but there were 747s and 767s flying everywhere. Probably similar passnger numbers!
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