Qantas Singapore First LoungeQantas officially opened its new First Class Lounge in Singapore yesterday, following a soft launch in mid-November.

The new Qantas Singapore First Lounge provides an enhanced experience for Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers, as well as First Class passengers, while relieving some of the pressure from the existing Qantas Singapore Lounge.

Located near the D gates in Changi Terminal 1, the Qantas First Lounge in Singapore is open daily from 2.30pm until the last Qantas departure for the evening, which is around midnight. Note that the location is not next to the existing Business Lounge, and it’s a 5-10 minute walk between the two locations.

The Qantas Singapore First Lounge features seating for up to 240 guests, including 157 seats in the lounge’s restaurant area. A-la-carte dining is available, with a menu that features some staple signature dishes as well as seasonal options on a rotating basis. Qantas First Lounge classics like salt & pepper squid, which is also available at Qantas’ other three First class lounges in Sydney, Melbourne and Los Angeles, are on the menu…

Salt & pepper squid at the Qantas First Lounge

There will also be a Singapore flair to some of the dishes, including a signature crayfish laksa.

Crayfish laksa

Here’s what’s on the current Qantas Singapore First Lounge menu:

Qantas Singapore First Class Lounge Menu

The lounge also features a bar area, where champagne, wine, beer, spirits and cocktails will be served.

Bar area

The lounge’s signature cocktail is the Calamansi Mojito. However, you won’t find the iconic Singapore sling in this lounge… you’ll have to fly with Singapore Airlines for that!

Calamansi Mojito cocktail in Singapore lounge

There are also 10 well-appointed shower suites with special lights in the ceiling that simulate natural daylight.

Shower suite in Qantas Singapore First Lounge

The Qantas Singapore First Lounge is a welcome and necessary addition to the Qantas lounge network. Ever since Qantas re-routed its QF1 service to London through Singapore in March last year, the existing Qantas lounge in Singapore has suffered from chronic overcrowding. Things became so bad that, for a while, Qantas was turning away Qantas Club members and lounge pass holders.

The new lounge also means that passengers ticketed in First Class will now receive a true First Class airport experience in Singapore. Previously, Qantas merely provided First passengers in Singapore (as well as Platinum One and Chairman’s Lounge customers) with a dedicated seating area and upgraded drinks list within the regular Business class lounge. (This is no longer being offered.)

So far, several AFF members have already visited the new lounge in Singapore. Here is some of the feedback…

I have arrived early ahead of my Jetstar flight to Kuala Lumpur. Had a very warm welcome, was given an overview of the lounge, and promptly had a glass of tattinger, olives and a wet towel. It is very quiet being only 5pm, but expect it will be busier very soon. So far – a huge leap forward from the regular Qantas lounge, which has become more akin to a zoo lately.

It was quite busy when QF35 landed but right now it’s about 50% full. Was informed Thu to weekend is busy, also no such thing as dedicated P1 area. I’m rather surprised how small the lounge is.

Oneworld frequent flyers will soon be even more spoilt for choice in Singapore, with Qatar Airways opening its own new premium lounge at Changi Airport in 2020.

Join the discussion on the Australian Frequent Flyer forum: New Qantas SIN F Lounge [Open Dec 2nd 2019]

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