Qantas to set to open a second lounge in Singapore Changi Airport - a brand new First Lounge that will offer seating for 240 customers as well as premium a la carte dining options with Asian-inspired menus. In addition to that, the airline will also be expanding the existing Business Lounge at Singapore Changi Airport. The development of the First Lounge is due to start in April 2019 and Qantas will be the only foreign airline (apart from Singapore Airlines) to open a First Lounge at Singapore Changi Airport.
There are currently only three other cities where Qantas operates a dedicated First Lounge - Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles. With the addition of a brand new First Lounge and the expansion of the existing Business Lounge, the airline’s overall lounge capacity in Singapore will increase by 60 percent.
Qantas will work with Chef Neil Perry and Industrial Designer David Caon in collaboration with Akin Atelier, to create a relaxing, high quality environment for passengers to either start their international journey or transit through Singapore. The design will embody a clear focus on sustainability with choices in materials, lighting interior, layouts and amenities all reflecting the highest local and international design techniques. Set to open towards the end of 2019, the new First Lounge will be designed to suit the specific needs of transit travellers, with shower facilities, a cocktail bar, open kitchen and menu offerings reflecting the best of Singapore’s vibrant dining culture.
Start from 01 October 2019, Business Class and First Class passengers that are traveling on selected Singapore Airlines flights will get to enjoy four Ramen Keisuke specialty dishes (on rotation) on selected Japan routes as well as on selected flights departing Singapore (as part of the Book the Cook menu).
Time to use that IAP to enjoy savings on Qatar Airways’ Business Class and First Class - a brand new Premium Lounge is expected to open next year and it looks beautiful!
For travel between 1-31 October 2019, save 30% off the number of required miles on Singapore Airlines and SilkAir when you redeem your miles across selected routes by 30 September 2019!
SilkAir (the regional wing of Singapore Airlines) will be transferring its services to Busan in South Korea to Singapore Airlines from 28 October 2019.
Leave it to Japan Airlines to make a 3-hour flight a wonderful one - beautifully-presented food, delicious sake and a relatively-comfortable seat that took me from Tokyo to Taipei.
New Book the Cook dishes created in partnership with wellness brand COMO Shambhala are coming on your Singapore Airlines flights in Premium Economy, Business Class as well as First Class.
American Express has just confirmed six new Centurion Lounges that will open by the end of 2020.
The massive Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge (Business Class) in Narita International Airport is beautiful and the food is great - check out my review of this space!
Flying on Japan Airlines in Business Class is one of the cheapest ways to get to Tokyo from Singapore - find out more about my experience which requires only 25,000 AS Miles for an almost-return trip.
The new marhaba Lounge in Terminal 3 of Changi Airport looks great but have average food - this will also become Singapore Airlines’ temporary KrisFlyer Gold Lounge in the near future.