Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 06 Feb 2015
Total posts 19
I see in today’s Qantas announcement ‘Qantas
announces major lounge investment program’, there is no money for the Singapore
lounge.Â Must be cheaper to send passengers
to other lounges than do something in Singapore.Â They made enough profit and I am sure if they
wanted to and put their mind to it, they could find space for a first class/platinum
lounge somewhere at Changi Airport, Singapore.
Joyce said this about the major lounge
investment program “This investment is about meeting the demand we’re seeing
for premium travel. Â And it responds to
what frequent flyers tell us about how important the lounge experience is to
their overall journey.”Â He should add “except
Member since 22 May 2011
Total posts 22
Was thinking the same thing.
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 1,016
Take my word for it, something is afoot at Singapore, it's just not at the stage of readiness to be announced.
Member since 02 Sep 2015
Total posts 18
100% correct. Staff at the lounge news coming soon
Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club
Member since 11 Jul 2014
Total posts 31
Even if Qantas are planning something for Singapore I still think all those people that travel regularly to Singapore or London via Singapore have been let down. Not addressing the lounge with the most complaints is not good PR. Qantas could easily have said that they are reviewing their options in Sinagpore and will make a separate announcement on xx/xx/18.
Member since 02 Jul 2011
Total posts 835
You can't announce something until you have it negotiated with the airport (eg. Found space or a way to expand, and negotiated a lease).
Member since 07 Oct 2012
Total posts 771
I don't know, Singapore seems to be growing as a destination in its own right... plus they'll need to send their A380's somewhere.
Member since 15 Sep 2016
Total posts 43
It has been a issue and we have been talking about it for ages. You would have thought if QF really wanted to improve the situation they would push for space from the Airport Authorities, or come up with a suitable plan. There is nothing stopping them have a dedicated First/Platinum lounge elsewhere We have experienced lounges spread around the airport (Perth now and in the past at Brisbane), why not at Changi if QF really wanted to say “This investment is about meeting the demand we’re seeing for premium travel. And it responds to what frequent flyers tell us about how important the lounge experience is to their overall journey.”
And what makes you think Qantas and Singapore Airport haven't been discussing it for ages?
Member since 12 Dec 2012
Total posts 295
Member since 23 Aug 2011
QF will go for 6-8 F class on the ULR and that is why Boeing and Airbus will take a while to come up with the right aircraft, not to forget the engines, doubt whether QF would ever go for RR again. The config will be premium heavy; 6-8 F, minimum 70 J and 60 PE and balance Y.
Simply because the 789 is a much smaller aircraft. As it is J/PY take up over half the floorspace.
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