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Qantas will open a dedicated first class lounge at Singapore’s Changi Airport in November 2019. This will be only the fourth Qantas First Lounge in the airline’s network, alongside Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles. Our Executive Traveller guide aims to answer high flyers’ questions about the long-awaited Qantas Singapore First Lounge.
Does Qantas have a first class lounge at Singapore?
Not at the time of writing, but Qantas will open a first class lounge at Singapore sometime in November 2019 – the exact date is yet to be advised, however Qantas is understandably keen to have its new Singapore first class lounge open before summer’s busy December travel season.
Who can use the Qantas Singapore First Lounge?
The Qantas Singapore First Lounge will be open to first class passengers on Qantas’ Airbus A380 flights from Sydney, Melbourne and London. This will include the Singapore transit stopovers of the flagship QF1/QF2 Sydney-London flight.
First class passengers on other Oneworld airlines departing from Singapore will also enjoy access to Qantas’ Singapore first class lounge – this includes British Airways flight BA12 (Singapore to London) and BA15/BA16 (between London and Sydney, via Singapore).
Frequent flyer access to the Qantas Singapore First Lounge
Access to the Qantas Singapore First Lounge will also be extended to Platinum and Platinum One members of the Qantas Frequent Flyer program and members of the invitation-only Qantas Chairman’s Lounge, as well as travellers holding a complimentary Qantas First Lounge invitation. This covers not only Qantas flights but travel on Jetstar Asia.
Top-tier members of other Oneworld airlines whose status is equivalent to Oneworld Emerald will also be able to visit the Qantas Singapore First Lounge as long as they’re travelling on a Oneworld airline.
Where will the Qantas Singapore First Lounge be located?
The Qantas first class lounge will be located at the opposite end of Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 1 to the Qantas business class lounge (although to walk between the lounges will take less than five minutes). This puts the Qantas Singapore First Lounge closer to the terminal’s D gates, which are often used for Airbus A380 flights.
What will be the Qantas Singapore First Lounge’s opening hours?
Qantas’ Singapore first class lounge will adopt the same opening hours as thr business class lounge, from mid-afternoon to when the QF1 flight to London departs close to midnight.
What will be the main features of the Qantas Singapore First Lounge?
With room for 240 guests, expect plenty of seating – especially in the dining area, which will see an influx of passengers during the evening ahead of Qantas’ wave of flights from Singapore to Australia as well as during the stopovers of QF1 and QF2.
The Qantas Singapore first class lounge will feature an à la carte dining menu, along the same lines as its Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles siblings, and an open kitchen where guests can watch their meals prepared to order.
In addition to the main marble-clad bar at the dining room, there’ll be a smaller second cocktail bar closer to the lounge’s entrance. Travellers will also find plenty of combined AC and USB power sockets plus a variety of seating, from plush armchairs to shared sofas, banquettes and raised laptop-friendly benches.
The design of the Qantas Singapore First Lounge borrows some familiar elements from other Qantas first class lounges but also introduce unique new design elements with a pronounced ‘premium’ feel, while embracing Singaporean influences to give the lounge a sense of location.
Will the Qantas Singapore First Lounge have a spa?
Unlike Qantas’ Sydney and Melbourne first class lounges, the Singapore First Lounge won’t have a spa. Qantas says the lounge “is being designed to suit transit travellers” rather than those who have several hours to spend before a flight.
Instead, there will be spacious well-appointed shower suites with include blue LED lighting panels to help travellers reset their body clock when hopping between timezones.