Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards
Member since 10 Jul 2017
Total posts 19
Hi all. I'm flying BNE - SIN - EWR shortly on SQ. I'm Platinum with Virgin and Gold with Qantas. Would The Krisflyer Gold Lounge be my only option in Changi or are there better options that I could try (with bathrooms)? From what I can see for Newark, my option would be the Virgin Clubhouse. Also, any tips on good SIM options mainly for data? I'm covering 10 states in the north east.Thanks.
Member since 10 Jul 2018
Total posts 105
Unfortunately, even for VA Platinum the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge is the only option in Singapore.
Singapore Airlines - KrisFlyer
Member since 08 Jun 2018
Total posts 137
David69 - Im assuming from your question that you are flying economy or premium economy? If so I’m afraid Brandon is right. The Krisflyer Gold Lounge is desperately underwhelming. Ambassador transit lounge is pretty average too. Depending on how long you’ve got you could head to the Swimming pool in terminal 1. You can get a shower there. You don’t mention how long your transit in Singapore is, but if it’s longer than 4/5 hours then the options of what to do in Singapore on a layover has been discussed on this forum a few times before.
Member since 06 Jun 2017
Total posts 27
Also not mentioned is that if you're flying SQ back from EWR, you won't have access to the Virgin Atlantic Clubhouse. The partnership with VA/SQ only lets you into lounges that are actual Singapore Airlines lounges and not partner lounges.
Yes, I should have mentioned that. Premium economy for this one. We have 3 hours on the way over so we'll probably spend that in the lounge. 7 hours on the way back so we'll head over and check out Jewel.
Thank you Brandon.
Oh - so I don't get to try the fancy cocktail bar for breaky drinks? That's a shame but thanks for the heads up.
Singapore Airlines - The PPS Club
Member since 11 Jul 2014
Total posts 30
I would head to the Jewel on your 3 hour transit (it only takes 10 minutes to walk to) and then head into Singapore on your 7 hour transit.
Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer
Member since 17 Aug 2012
Total posts 1,285
The best ablutions available to the general travelling public in exchange for hard currency at Changi would have be a swim and shower at the Aerotel in T1 (S$17).
Member since 10 Nov 2011
Total posts 94
If you do want to grab a drink and bite to eat in the lounge in SIN, the SQ Gold lounge in T2 is far better than the one in T3. Usually quieter and always seems to have better food options.
Member since 04 Apr 2014
Unless you really want a non-US SIM I’d just pick up an at&t prepaid one when you arrive. They have a decent network unlike t-mobile who are limited outside the main centers. Plus if you have any issues while traveling there’s a store on every second corner.
Member since 09 Jan 2016
Total posts 4
I had a great experience with usprepaidsimcards.com. Loads of data to use in Canada and the US for 30 days for $50.
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