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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:06 PM

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I am sure some of us have to travel frequently, so this thread is for members to share tips and comments on the various lounges around the world.

Do post pictures too and whether they are free, as part of some membership of a frequent flyer card, or free access from your bank / credit card etc

 

I will post some pics as I go forth around the world :)

 

 

Local lounges for starters:

 

The Gold Lounge

 

For SQ Gold members, it's a basic place, decent space, free wifi and you can get a decent meal. Nothing fancy, but entirely acceptable if you arrive early for your departure flight out. No showers

 

Business Silver Lounge

 

Showers, nice chairs, much quieter, food is a couple of notches up, and you can sit in solitude without rubbing shoulders with an army of people who made it to the lounge with their miles. 

 

Both lounges get nice soups, including some nice lotus root soups :)

 

 


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:07 PM

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i travel cattle class....... no free lounges 

 

I am sure some of us have to travel frequently, so this thread is for members to share tips and comments on the various lounges around the world.

Do post pictures too and whether they are free, as part of some membership of a frequent flyer card, or free access from your bank / credit card etc

 

I will post some pics as I go forth around the world :)

 



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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:09 PM

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Economy passengers are also entitled if you chalk up the miles.. I typically fly economy too :)


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:40 PM

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HK silver kris used to have Haagen Dazs ice cream.

 

Not sure if still have or not.  [thumbsup]

 

 


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 08:43 PM

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Lounge members can always bring in one guest.

 

If you see a beautiful lady going in alone.

 

Strike up a conversation and pretend you forgot your boarding pass

 

and let her invite you in as her guest.  [thumbsup]

 

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Posted 02 March 2018 - 09:28 PM

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The First Class lounge at Zurich airport has fabulous food and drink.

Also a room with a King size bed,showers etc etc.

Only there for a couple of hours or so so just the meal and some expensive drinks but no time to sample the bed.

 

The BC lounges at Hanoi and HCMC are not up to much.

Ditto LHR.


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 09:42 PM

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Mayb is just me, I find airport lounges a waste of time. 

 

Because I no have ah gong to give me business class and 1st class, I usually go for budget or the cheapest airline for flights under 6 hrs. For longer flights is always the cheapest direct flight. The plane to me is another form of mass transportation to bring me ard, no different from the MRT, so I usually plan it such that i reach airport 1 hr before take off, check in and go straight to boarding gate.

 

Even when i was flying business class in corporate, I think i only went to the lounge once and never did again.  [laugh]  [laugh]  [laugh]

 

 


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 10:02 PM

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Lounge members can always bring in one guest.

 

If you see a beautiful lady going in alone.

 

Strike up a conversation and pretend you forgot your boarding pass

 

and let her invite you in as her guest.  [thumbsup]

 

:D

 

 

I prefer to invite her as guest into the lounge, and have her invite me into her hotel room in return.  [:p]  [laugh]  [laugh]


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 10:07 PM

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HK silver kris used to have Haagen Dazs ice cream.

 

Not sure if still have or not.  [thumbsup]

 

SG one used to have also. When I was younger and travel with my mum, she always bring me to the lounge and I'll take some ice cream to bring on to the plane.


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 10:31 PM

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Mayb is just me, I find airport lounges a waste of time. 

 

Because I no have ah gong to give me business class and 1st class, I usually go for budget or the cheapest airline for flights under 6 hrs. For longer flights is always the cheapest direct flight. The plane to me is another form of mass transportation to bring me ard, no different from the MRT, so I usually plan it such that i reach airport 1 hr before take off, check in and go straight to boarding gate.

 

Even when i was flying business class in corporate, I think i only went to the lounge once and never did again.  [laugh]  [laugh]  [laugh]

 

You are right bro, in SG, I will go direct, chop chop, I will clear customs and go to the gate.

Where the lounges come in handy are overseas.

Say I went on a holiday and have been traveling the whole day, it's nice to go take a shower before a long flight home.

In certain places, I actually love the food in the lounge!

Eg, the ANA lounge in Narita, has really nice soba!

Some of the American ones are awful, serving only beer and peanuts, whereas the ones in the larger Asian Capitals are usually very nice.

And Gold gets you into the Business lounge overseas, so that's a nice thing.


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 10:34 PM

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wah this one high flying thread

where is our mcf resident high flyer?

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I am sure some of us have to travel frequently, so this thread is for members to share tips and comments on the various lounges around the world.
Do post pictures too and whether they are free, as part of some membership of a frequent flyer card, or free access from your bank / credit card etc

I will post some pics as I go forth around the world :)


Local lounges for starters:

The Gold Lounge

For SQ Gold members, it's a basic place, decent space, free wifi and you can get a decent meal. Nothing fancy, but entirely acceptable if you arrive early for your departure flight out. No showers

Business Silver Lounge

Showers, nice chairs, much quieter, food is a couple of notches up, and you can sit in solitude without rubbing shoulders with an army of people who made it to the lounge with their miles.

Both lounges get nice soups, including some nice lotus root soups :)

Some to do list:

- morning T2 eat chwee kuey
- HK lounge got laksa very warm and homely feeling, also normally have ice cream.
- seoul, shanghai lounge shower very shiok
- munich lounge german beer very shiok
- taoyuan lounge eat lu rou fan
- bangkok lounge eat chicken rice and pad thai
- bengaluru lounge eat chapati with curry
- saigon lounge eat pho
- night flight drink lots of red wine prior to depart can sleep soundly

Generally,food in lounge are so so only but mai hiam be pai la.
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Posted 02 March 2018 - 11:46 PM

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In my experience, lounge varies depending on the airport and airline.

At some places, they have their own airline lounge. At others, it's a grouping like Star Alliance.

 

When I'm coming back from USA and transit at Narita, I often use the lounge shower. Makes you more relaxed after being stuck in an aircraft for 10 hrs.

 

Lounge is certainly a good place to relax, passed time, while you're waiting for flight, with all the free food and drinks.

 

But if I had to pay, then I won't use the lounge. [:p]


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Posted 02 March 2018 - 11:58 PM

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I always go find yakun kaya or wang cafe in airport. Poor me all the lounge see my face go reject [bigcry]
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BTW bros, this thread isn't about showing off who can access the lounges..

Not all lounges are the same and sometimes we have choices, so it will help us find the best places to settle in, especially if we need to pay.

For example, I will be having an almost 12 hour layover in IST soon, so I am researching which lounge should I pay for the most VFM...



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Posted 03 March 2018 - 12:43 PM

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Some to do list:

- morning T2 eat chwee kuey
- HK lounge got laksa very warm and homely feeling, also normally have ice cream.
- seoul, shanghai lounge shower very shiok
- munich lounge german beer very shiok
- taoyuan lounge eat lu rou fan
- bangkok lounge eat chicken rice and pad thai
- bengaluru lounge eat chapati with curry
- saigon lounge eat pho
- night flight drink lots of red wine prior to depart can sleep soundly

Generally,food in lounge are so so only but mai hiam be pai la.

agree food in lounge normally didnt taste well. but its free food and free flow of drinks plus ice cream. no complaint. got place to shower and relax in one corner is good enough. 


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Life is so like that.

 

People that can go in anytime never like to go in

 

People like me that are not entitled to go in but

 

always like to go in.

 

Life is so unfair I have to sweet talk young ladies

 

just to get in.

 

Haizzz.

 

:D

 

 

 

 


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Posted 03 March 2018 - 01:16 PM

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BTW bros, this thread isn't about showing off who can access the lounges..

Not all lounges are the same and sometimes we have choices, so it will help us find the best places to settle in, especially if we need to pay.

For example, I will be having an almost 12 hour layover in IST soon, so I am researching which lounge should I pay for the most VFM...

 

You going Atatuk airport?

 

Tripadvisor is your friend.

 

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Posted 03 March 2018 - 06:35 PM

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Economy passengers are also entitled if you chalk up the miles.. I typically fly economy too :)

those that have infinte card also have 24 access a year when they travel. So not necessary only when  u travel in biz class..



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Lots of credit cards give complimentary lounge access for priority passes. And it does helps when the flight I’m on get delayed for 3hrs or more.

SQ SKL is one of the better ones. Tried TPR once and BTC foie gras burger and satay not bad.

Flew OZ first time end of last year. Flight kena delayed 6hrs when transiting at ICN. The lounge feels like the KF gold lounge at Changi.

Previously flew on TG and their J/F lounge at BKK good too. J pax get 10min head n shoulder or feet massage. F pax get 30min full body massage. Flew F with them once. When land already they bring you to security check on a Golf cart, clear security liao another golf cart waiting to bring you to the lounge or gate.

UA lounge at HKG had a not bad taco station. But that’s about all I remember about it. SQ lounge at hkg still had the ice cream when I was last there 3 years ago.

BR lounge at TPE had pretty good cook to order beef noodles in their lounge. When GE was still in business and flying to SIN, they had a similar cook to order beef noodles at TPE too. Think the GE lounge is now also Priority Pass.

SQ F lounge at SYD is accessed through a hidden door at the entrance. Got limited arm chairs facing the tarmac. Don’t remember got cook to order or not, or maybe self prepared. The laksa really hits the spot when home sick. There’s a sign above the toilet bowl in the shower room that reads “Do not drink from the toilet” or something along that line. Always made me chuckle when I see the sign and wonder what mush have happened for the staff there to put up such a sign.

VA lounge at MEL looks and feel quite chic. The pancake machine there was always crowded with kids playing with it.

ANA lounge at NRT/HND/KIX is functional. Can get their beer from the machine ie it’ll pour out the beer into a glass. The curry rice and soba noodles at NRT not bad.
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