Lounge Review: American Express Lounge - Melbourne Airport (MEL)

Since I had a five hour layover in Melbourne Airport, I decided to check out the American Express Lounge at the Melbourne Airport. There are not too many American Express Lounges in this part of the world so I was fairly excited to check it out (this was my first visit!) after convincing myself to get The Platinum Card a couple of months ago. If you hold a Centurion or Platinum Charge Card from any country, you will be able to access this lounge alongside two guests. Otherwise, please refer to American Express to see which cards are eligible for access.

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Lounge Review: Qantas International Business Lounge - Melbourne Airport (MEL)

Even though I have visited the Qantas International Business Lounge on multiple occasions over the years, I have not actually spent much time in it until today. As I am booked on a flight to Auckland via Melbourne, I have a ridiculously long layover in the airport and amongst all the airports lounges that I have access to, the Qantas International Business Lounge is the only one with shower facilities. Therefore, I decided to stop by for a quick shower before checking out some of the other lounges.

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Lounge Review: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge - Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK)

When I flew back from Bangkok last weekend, I took the opportunity to check out the the SilverKris Lounge at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). The Singapore Airlines lounge which opened back in May 2017 is one of the most highly-rated SQ airport lounges in the region so I was actually pretty excited to check it out personally. There is a lack of signage in my opinion so if you are having trouble locating the lounge, it is actually located near to Gate D7.

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Lounge Review: T/G Lounge - Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS)

If you have been following me on Instagram, it is no secret that Bali is one of my personal favourite getaways. In fact, I have already been to Bali five times this year and there is no saying what may happen in coming months. In my opinion, the best flights from Ngurah Rai International Airport (DPS) to Singapore Changi Airport (SIN) are operated by Singapore Airlines and KLM - both of these airlines use the Premier Lounge and Garuda Indonesia Lounge respectively for Business Class passengers. I think it is safe to say that the Premier Lounge is perhaps one of the most unimpressive and uninspiring airport lounges that I have ever been to. As such, I was really surprised to find out that the T/G Lounge (which I have been three times now this year) is so much nicer even though it looks fairly uninteresting from the outside.

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Lounge Review: Plaza Premium Lounge - Siem Reap International Airport (REP)

Siem Reap is one of those cities where it can sometimes make sense to use your miles for a free Economy Class flight (there are not many destinations where this is justified!). If you are planning to visit Siem Reap from Singapore, you only have two options - Jetstar and SilkAir - so no points for guessing which one I went with on my latest visit. Since I was traveling in Business Class on SilkAir, I had access to the Plaza Premium Lounge here at the Siem Reap International Airport (REP). The airport lounge is also a member of the Plaza Premium Group and you will be able to access it with your Priority Pass card or the right credit card.

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Lounge Review: Strata Lounge - Auckland Airport (AKL)

I recently spent slightly over a week in Auckland for work and on my way back, I stopped over at the Strata Lounge at Auckland Airport for a quick look and see. I had initially wanted to do a proper lounge review but I always feel out of place with my camera so I ended up just snapping a few photos with my iPhone X. Check out this Priority Pass lounge in Auckland Airport!

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Lounge Review: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge - Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KUL)

One of the many perks with traveling on Business Class is the airport lounge access that you get before your flight - some of these are impressive like The Private Room in Changi Airport (when you fly First Class or Suites with Singapore Airlines) or the Cathay Pacific Lounge in Haneda Airport. On the other hand, some airport lounges are disappointing and lacklustre - the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge in Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) is one such example.

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Lounge Review: Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge Skyview - Haneda Airport (HND)

Even though I was very tempted to head back to the Cathay Pacific Lounge (and get a double serving of that delicious Wanton Noodles) in Haneda Airport, I decided to check out the JAL Sakura Lounge Skyview this time. Read my review of this beautiful oneworld alliance airport lounge here in Haneda Airport (HND)!

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