Unless you are in first class ex BKK you won’t be able to access the First class lounges of any airline there, only the ticketed cabin (which is business class for SQ). That gives you access to the SQ business lounge (arguably the best lounge at BKK), the EVA business lounge (a very close second), the Thai lounges (distant third, but no access to the ‘spa’ section), and the Turkish Iarlines lounge (i think the jury’s out on that one still, not enough data to confirm where it really sits in the hierarchy).I'm traveling Sq 218 Mel - Sin - Bkk RT in F
(O saver redemption) & a friend will be on the same flight in Y.
Can I guest my friend access into KF First lounge
at Mel as well as Sin, and Sq F pax gain entry to the TA Royal Orchid lounge at BKK?
At SQ operated lounges this may be the case. But under star alliance rules, your next onward boarding pass determines the lounge you can use. SQ doesn’t have a first class lounge at bangkok, so the options are the TG F lounges. These are covered by star alliance rules, unless the OP is given a lounge invite for the TG F Lounge (overriding the boarding pass).I think I am reading your situation correctly but pls advise if I am not - O class is the relevant booking class for SQ R and F rdpt tix - and YES if it is a mixed class rdpt then unequivocally benefits for highest class in the booking apply to all sectors of the booking.
Your problem is not going to be with SQ / KF call ctr staff as they have already given you the correct info - but rather with Lounge staff when you try to access
I have a mixed class redemption for July. Looking at my booking, the SQ sectors are in O class, but the TK sectors are in I class. There is no mention of an underlying O class.Although technically I'm Flying in J
Bkk - Sin, it's an O class ticket (F saver redemption) meaning it's still classified as a flight in First
This can happen. I will shortly fly TAS-ICN (for the second time) with OZ in J and there's no lounge. HY has a lounge in TAS but they price walk up access at USD200 (astronomical given you have to pay for drinks). I think airlines budget for a lounge visit (my guess is somewhere between USD20-30) and if an airport lounge prices its access much higher than that, the airline just says no thanks. This is not unique to SQ and not unique to CCU. It would be a shame to boycott a good airline based on this.In all our extensive travels we have never been in a major airport where there was no lounge available, admittedly some better than others, for J passengers.
Have you got priority pass access via a credit card?Not sure if this is the right place to post this comment but here goes. My wife and I are travelling to India, SQ RT BNE-CCU J class. We have a lengthy transit in Kolkata on the return and quite by accident I found out there is no lounge there, either SQ or partner. There is however a pay for entry lounge which costs about A$120 for 2 people for a 3 hour maximum stay.
So, I approached SQ and seeing as they have no lounge at CCU (big saving for them) I requested they give us 2 x complimentary passes to the pay for entry lounge as this is an expected benefit given the cost of the J class fare. I felt this was not an unreasonable request. Guess what, they refused with no excuse offered! So we either pay the $120 or sit in the terminal using public toilets etc for several hours, not an attractive prospect.
I find their dismissive attitude hard to believe.
In all our extensive travels we have never been in a major airport where there was no lounge available, admittedly some better than others, for J passengers. We are long standing Kris members and really do like SQ but this experience has left a sour taste, so much so that we will never fly SQ again. For a piddling amount they have lost us for ever. There are plenty of other good options available.
Noting that CCU is Kolkata AP It seems you're travelling elsewhere in India and your return trip is domestic and then you'll transfer to an international flight.My wife and I are travelling to India, SQ RT BNE-CCU J class.
So we either pay the $120 or sit in the terminal using public toilets etc for several hours, not an attractive prospect.
just curious, how often does the situation of bringing in a guest happen?
most couples/family/friends travel in the same class,