CCR cabanas

Old May 9, 2024, 11:54 am
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CCR cabanas

Good news: ccr cabanas have reopened

bad news:

- they are only available to Prems and GGLfL, NOT for ggls or f pax, not even ggl flying f
- they can only be booked on the day
- max booking is 90 minutes

ccr staff think its crazy as they have been empty much of the week as they have so few eligible pax. Ive been encouraged to complain and will, I suggest others follow suit - in my view those are stupid criteria
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Old May 9, 2024, 12:01 pm
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Wow, was expecting to read restricted to F Pax only but not GGLfL and Prem only!
I wouldn't really say they have re-opened then as I gather they were being used in that way already!

Tbh they should turn it up a notch and make it GGLfL/Prem in F only...
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Old May 9, 2024, 12:14 pm
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This is definitely a change of tack. When the planning work was beginning I was told by someone senior with knowledge of the plan that the cabanas were to be for connecting passengers travelling in First as well as Prems and GGLfLs with long connections, bookable in advance (on line) for up to 4 hours occupation. When cabanas were not being used Prems and GGLfL would be able to use them on a walk-up, first come basis for up to 90 minutes.

I've certainly missed the cabanas when coming off early morning SIN/HKGs for taking a nap and a shower. Save for having a quick shower, having a cabana for 90 minutes certainly offers no useful utility for me.
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Old May 9, 2024, 12:16 pm
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Have they refurbished them in any way or do they still look like a hospital waiting room?
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Old May 9, 2024, 12:30 pm
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yes they have been refurbished and have new furniture. they even have playstations so hoping for a ccr tournament soon
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Old May 9, 2024, 1:06 pm
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As a GGL- totally agree with not letting all all GGL in. Mainly because youd want to save it for your actual F pax.

I would genuinely love to see how some of these own-goal decisions are made. The mind boggles.
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Old May 9, 2024, 1:11 pm
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I guess its easier to start like this and loosen the restrictions, than it would be to go the other way and take it away from people.

I'm feeling positive (or delusional :-) ) today
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Old May 9, 2024, 1:23 pm
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They should be made available to F passengers as well, but in any case the 90 minutes is a bit too little.
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Old May 9, 2024, 1:28 pm
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Originally Posted by stewaran
I guess its easier to start like this and loosen the restrictions, than it would be to go the other way and take it away from people.

I'm feeling positive (or delusional :-) ) today
Yes, I mean to be fair this was pretty much exactly what happened with the T3 CCDR, albeit this is more restrictive.
Mercifully, nobody with a dramatic sense of irony thought of adding CK to the list of people who were allowed in
I guess they keep things under review whilst they judge the demand.
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Old May 9, 2024, 2:13 pm
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im sure concierge key get access just kidding, but this is exactly the carrot i was looking for--a chance i could get a 90min window in a cabana really makes me want to hurry and get those last 55,000TP to hit GGLfL!
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Old May 9, 2024, 2:17 pm
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Originally Posted by Tobias-UK
When the planning work was beginning I was told by someone senior with knowledge of the plan that the cabanas were to be for connecting passengers travelling in First as well as Prems and GGLfLs with long connections, bookable in advance (on line) for up to 4 hours occupation. When cabanas were not being used Prems and GGLfL would be able to use them on a walk-up, first come basis for up to 90 minutes.
This is a wholly sensible set of access criteria. What a shame they've done something far less logical.
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Old May 9, 2024, 2:29 pm
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Originally Posted by orbitmic
Good news: ccr cabanas have reopened

bad news:

- they are only available to Prems and GGLfL, NOT for ggls or f pax, not even ggl flying f
- they can only be booked on the day
- max booking is 90 minutes

ccr staff think its crazy as they have been empty much of the week as they have so few eligible pax. Ive been encouraged to complain and will, I suggest others follow suit - in my view those are stupid criteria
Well that's a novel way to save on cleaning costs...
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Old May 9, 2024, 2:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Swanhunter
This is a wholly sensible set of access criteria. What a shame they've done something far less logical.
Totally agree. They would offer a significant benefit to F pax coming off long flights. No wait for a shower and a quiet and private place for a kip. It must have been the original idea for the things. Wasnt it the case when the CCR opened it really was just for F pax? Surely youd want to offer the best you can to passengers in first class.
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Old May 9, 2024, 2:45 pm
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Originally Posted by gustavmahler
Totally agree. They would offer a significant benefit to F pax coming off long flights. No wait for a shower and a quiet and private place for a kip. It must have been the original idea for the things. Wasnt it the case when the CCR opened it really was just for F pax? Surely youd want to offer the best you can to passengers in first class.
If they wanted that, F pax would be in group 0 for boarding

No, F pax should know their place. There's always another 'door'
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Old May 9, 2024, 3:54 pm
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So in 6 months time, we will see an announcement that the Cabana's are permanently closed due to lack of demand.....
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