Effective immediately, you will now be able to check-in to your next Emirates flight 48 hours (up from 24 hours) before departure via desktop or your mobile devices. Online check-in will close 90 minutes before flight departure but having that increased lead time means you will now have greater flexibility in choosing the seats you want (and more importantly, to beat that snaking queue at the airport)! Upon checking-in online and printing your boarding passes, passengers can proceed to drop their luggage at the online check-in counters (usually much shorter queues!) before heading down to immigration and security. If your Emirates flight does arrive and depart from the United States, boarding passes will only be issued 24 hours in advance (even though you can still check-in 48 hours prior to departure).
This extended check-in time will mean better availability of upgrades for Emirates Skywards members. Should there be any unexpected flight delays or disruptions, the 48 hour window will also allow these to be better communicated. Emirates has also introduced the "Hold My Fare" option which gives ticket-hunters the opportunity to lock in the fare for a nominal fee - this has now been extended to 72 hours!
Additionally, Emirates also operates car park check-in facilities around the clock at the famous Dubai hub. Flyers will have the option to check-in and drop off their luggage at the car park check-in facilities from 24 hours to 6 hours before departure. If you are traveling out of Dubai, you may also drop off your luggage at one of the 46 dedicated bag drop counters in Economy Class or separate counters in First Class and Business Class at Dubai International Airport from 6 hours to 90 minutes prior to departure.
Spend 30% less KrisFlyer Miles to selected destinations in August 2019 - book by 31 July 2019!
The rumours are true - the SilverKris and KrisFlyer Gold lounges in Singapore Changi Airport (T3) will be renovated. Yup, The Private Room is going to be revamped too.
Enjoy savings with Emirates when you book before the end of 07 July 2019 for travel until the end of the year - Economy Class from SGD 649 and Business Class from SGD 2,809. Take up to an extra SGD 100 off for travels in September.
The latest KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escape list has just been published! You know the drill - simply redeem an eligible flight to and from the listed destinations to save 30% off the number of KrisFlyer miles required. All bookings have to be made online before the end of 30 June 2019 for travel between 1-31 July 2019!
With lounges in Dubai, Melbourne and Karachi, marhaba (part of dnata) has officially opened another airport lounge in Singapore Changi Airport. Located in Terminal 3, the newest airport lounge (which you can access with your Priority Pass membership) features seating for over 130 guests, a quiet zone for relaxation as well as shower facilities.
Star Alliance has just announced plans for THAI Smile Airways to become the second Connecting Partner in its global network.
After much speculation and apprehension, British Airways Executive Club has just launched their brand new Partner Award Charts that goes live effective immediately - find out how much more do you need to fork out in Business and First Class!
Terminal 2 of Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport (CAN) is a relatively new addition to the third busiest airport in China. Officially opened back in April 2018, this 600,000 sqm space is home to China Southern Airlines but more importantly, a brand new lounge (accessible via Priority Pass) that I was meaning to check out — Premium Lounge. My flight from Guangzhou back to Singapore was on Singapore Airlines and it was conveniently departing from the relatively-new Terminal 2 of the airport.
The school holidays in June are coming right up so if you are a working parent and you would like to go somewhere with your children next month, it is worthwhile to check out the latest KrisFlyer Spontaneous Escapes. Enjoy 30% savings on the number of required KrisFlyer miles to a wide selection of destinations in the Singapore Airlines and SilkAir network - simply redeem online between now and 31 May 2019 for travel from 01 June 2019 to 30 June 2019 inclusive.
I have been to The Qantas Singapore Lounge on many occasions and it is probably one of my favourite airport lounges in Singapore. The quality of food is good, the interiors are beautiful, there is a proper bar (that does solid cocktails) and the lounge will also be expanding this year to cater for more premium cabin guests. Since my last visit to the British Airways Lounge and Concorde Bar was during the peak hours, I was not able to get a decent shot of the interiors and as such, I have decided to drop by the airport a little earlier to check out the BA lounge next door.