BA 15 SYD and Showers in SIN

Old Sep 22, 19, 3:26 pm
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BA 15 SYD and Showers in SIN

Looking for some advice please, we are shortly off to Sydney with the short stop over of about 1 hour 40 in Singapore. Please which lounge would you use for showers as this is the priority rather than anything else. Just a bit worried we may not have enough time, in hindsight probably should have taken the earlier flight to Singapore and connected with the BA 15. But tickets all issued now.

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Many thanks, appreciated. Henry
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Old Sep 22, 19, 3:33 pm
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BA, but get to the front of the crowd heading for them. There's quite a rush when the Aus flight comes in.

You do have time incidentally, 10-15 mins to the lounge, 20 minutes to shower, into the lounge for a tiger beer and a bite to eat, and out again.
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Old Sep 22, 19, 3:37 pm
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Originally Posted by bisonrav View Post
BA, but get to the front of the crowd heading for them. There's quite a rush when the Aus flight comes in.

You do have time incidentally, 10-15 mins to the lounge, 20 minutes to shower, into the lounge for a tiger beer and a bite to eat, and out again.
Very many thanks for this, it’s what I was hoping to read. Many thanks, appreciated and safe travels.
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Old Sep 22, 19, 3:48 pm
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The other thing to know about SIN is that the carpets are really roller bag unfriendly - worth finding one of the little shopping trolleys if you can. You'll see why when you get there.
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Old Sep 22, 19, 4:06 pm
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The Qantas lounge showers are really good and there are more of them I believe so less likely to be a wait. The Qantas lounge is right next to the BA one, I think it is probably better overall.
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Old Sep 22, 19, 5:07 pm
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Originally Posted by gliderpilot View Post
The Qantas lounge showers are really good and there are more of them I believe so less likely to be a wait. The Qantas lounge is right next to the BA one, I think it is probably better overall.
Thats great to know, many thanks much appreciated. Time is short so need to be able to get sorted quickly.
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Old Sep 22, 19, 5:08 pm
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Sorry meant to ask, is the lounge 10-15 minutes from the gate?
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Old Sep 22, 19, 5:15 pm
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Have done this route in CW and had no problems. A 15 minute quick walk to the BA lounge, shower, couple of beers and a snack and back to the gate ready to sit in the same seat. Agree with bisonrav to make sure you are off the plane asap and ahead of the other passengers.
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Old Sep 22, 19, 11:29 pm
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Have done this route in CW and had no problems. A 15 minute quick walk to the BA lounge, shower, couple of beers and a snack and back to the gate ready to sit in the same seat. Agree with bisonrav to make sure you are off the plane asap and ahead of the other passengers.
Very many thanks for the info, reassuring to know not to worry.
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Old Sep 23, 19, 1:18 am
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You will have time, many of us have done this many times! Qantas showers are a good option. You have to pass gate security checks before boarding. They call boarding quite early but they have a whole plane full to get through so you have time!
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Old Sep 23, 19, 1:57 am
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Originally Posted by gliderpilot View Post
The Qantas lounge showers are really good and there are more of them I believe so less likely to be a wait. The Qantas lounge is right next to the BA one, I think it is probably better overall.
I would second this - when we did this trip earlier in the year, we tried the BA showers on the way out and the QF ones on the way back. QF are much nicer.
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Old Sep 23, 19, 2:19 am
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Qantas showers are better and there are more of them, but you do have a number of Australia bound QF flights going out with BA15. As both lounges are right next to each other i would go to whichever has the smallest queue, you won't have a huge amount of time to spare.
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Old Sep 23, 19, 3:35 am
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Shame you're not going in late November onwards.....the new QF first lounge will be open by then.

(I appreciate that this is an unhelpful reply)
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Old Sep 23, 19, 3:49 am
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Originally Posted by gliderpilot View Post
The Qantas lounge showers are really good and there are more of them I believe so less likely to be a wait. The Qantas lounge is right next to the BA one, I think it is probably better overall.
definitely head to qantas lounge next to BA - more showers, less demand and great food cooked fresh to order, qantas lounge is busier until around 8pm SGT when the qantas travellers to Sydney and Melbourne start to clear out
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Old Sep 23, 19, 6:52 am
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Originally Posted by bisonrav View Post
The other thing to know about SIN is that the carpets are really roller bag unfriendly - worth finding one of the little shopping trolleys if you can. You'll see why when you get there.
See most people wheeling their rollers across the carpet tilted up like two wheelers. If that can be done shouldn’t slow you down. I never find that the carpet slows me down - but I do still have an ancient (but for me much preferred) relic (an actual 2 wheeler).
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