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New Qantas SIN F Lounge [Open Dec 2nd 2019]

Mike65

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I went to the F lounge for the first time last week (Fri evening). Arrived at around 5pm for QF36. It was busy but not full, didn't have to wait for a shower (nice skylights as others have commented), plenty of seating and dining tables still available. Service was pretty good. Food and drinks excellent and to me really are the major difference from the already very good business lounge.
 

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I mentioned in another thread that I found this lounge rather underwhelming. Kind of feels like the TPR (boring) but without the comfort, quiet and exclusivity.

Food and service to begin with (about 4pm) was fine but average at best.

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Duck was tasty. Fish was bland but ok. Laksa was the biggest disappointment - generic laksa with what seemed like two chunks of plain frozen crayfish pieces chucked in. I'd not expect to pay $10 even here in Canberra for this.

By 5pm the place was a zoo. Zero service for me ( a P1 flying in F) at my seat. Even worse when I asked for a Chivas on the rocks (yes, that's how woeful the top shelf is) I was given the Chivas 12 rather than the Regal 18. I sent them back each time.

There was nothing fundamentally bad or wrong. Just not a first class experience. By a mile.
 
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In contrast I went through SIN F for the first time a few days ago.. arriving a little later than I had planned around 4:30pm but the place was only about 25-30% full. Plenty of tables. There was no ack of my P1 or F status, indeed once through the entry nobody asked to see a BP or anything. This didn't bother me I just note it.

In contrast to the above experience I found the service very quick and the staff were friendly. Clearly they are geared for the rush hour as food came out so quickly I'd not even finished the squid and my next choice arrived :) no complaint there.. I was impressed. I had several entrees as above - the duck (was bare bones looking as above but a nice taste), the squid (of course) and I then went for the black pepper stir fry which was amazing. My drink (Taittinger Rose) was refilled without getting empty and I finished with a delicious dessert and coffee.

As I finished it was now around 5:15 or 5:30 and the place was far more busy but I saw the staff going from table to table promptly taking orders, delivering food including dealing with a gent who didn't seem to understand what anything on the menu was (he was sitting right by me so I heard most of the conversation). The staff were polite, understanding and unflappable.

As the place was getting full with folks from QF2/QF35 and whatever else I decided to vacate and yes, there was a real lack of general seating outside of the dining area. I noticed some pax had set up their dining table with laptops etc as a work space because of this. I do not know if the mix which is heavy on dining is quite right, but it's obviously a hard call for the 5-7pmish rush hours when there's most demand.

(I then went over to QR and poked my head in there.. that was a lovely new lounge.. I was too stuffed with QF food to try but it looked interesting) and the seating varieties in the QR lounge were very interesting. The staff were very proud of their new space and QR in general)
 

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If I fly in on a 3k flight today and have a 16 hour over night layover in SIN (onward on QF tomorrow), reckon they would let me in as a WP on arrival until the lounge closes?
What are the arrival.and departure times of the 3K and QF flights.

("Arrival" access unlikely to be granted but short term departures pehaps.)
 

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