QR SIN Lounge

Old Sep 23, 22, 6:42 pm
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May I confirm please that this is yet another QR lounge that thumbs its nose at oneworld rules and prohibits Sapphire and Emerald passengers holding award tickets from gaining access?
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Old Sep 23, 22, 9:55 pm
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I believe it's a lounge that prohibits OWE and OWS that are flying in Economy from accessing. An award ticket in business, with or without FFP status should give access. Except QR Business Lite Fares.
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Old Sep 26, 22, 11:20 am
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Visited today ahead of BA15 to SYD. Can confirm the lounge is still 6pm-2am, opening just after the 6pm to DOH departs. I asked the staff and they said its because they are hired for an 8 hour shift and theres no staff available for the lounge to open earlier.

Food was excellent, certainly as good if not better than what youd find in a normal restaurant. Had burrata and lamb.

No access for status pax in Y, but they seem to accept any boarding pass that has a seat in J (except QR P fares). My travel companion was on a U class avios upgraded ticket and no question asked. They dont seem to be able to scan OW boarding passes - they just take a photocopy of it.
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Old Sep 26, 22, 1:31 pm
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Originally Posted by hansyuwiwb
Visited today ahead of BA15 to SYD. Can confirm the lounge is still 6pm-2am, opening just after the 6pm to DOH departs. I asked the staff and they said its because they are hired for an 8 hour shift and theres no staff available for the lounge to open earlier.

Food was excellent, certainly as good if not better than what youd find in a normal restaurant. Had burrata and lamb.

No access for status pax in Y, but they seem to accept any boarding pass that has a seat in J (except QR P fares). My travel companion was on a U class avios upgraded ticket and no question asked. They dont seem to be able to scan OW boarding passes - they just take a photocopy of it.

thanks for the update.
Iam a little gutted that the lounge wont be open for our 1800hrs departure, its a shame.
whats the best next alternative to use the Qantas lounge?
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Old Sep 26, 22, 2:56 pm
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Originally Posted by Bouncingsouls
thanks for the update.
Iam a little gutted that the lounge wont be open for our 1800hrs departure, its a shame.
whats the best next alternative to use the Qantas lounge?
Yes I sat in the QF J lounge for a bit before going to QR. If you are OWE you can go to QF first but I didnt bother as I knew I was going to eat at QR. QF J lounge is no longer overcrowded since their F lounge opened. It has a number of fresh salads that are quite good (similar to the food in the now closed QF HKG which I miss), a station with (fairly good) pork belly buns and (not so good) laksa. Showers and attended bar with cocktails etc. By no means bad - its better than anything youd find in most western countries but its definitely lounge quality not hotel/restaurant quality
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Old Sep 26, 22, 3:49 pm
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Originally Posted by hansyuwiwb
Visited today ahead of BA15 to SYD. Can confirm the lounge is still 6pm-2am, opening just after the 6pm to DOH departs. I asked the staff and they said its because they are hired for an 8 hour shift and theres no staff available for the lounge to open earlier.
So where's the default lounge that QR sends J passengers on their 6 pm flight to? Marhaba, with its far inferior food?
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Old Sep 26, 22, 8:57 pm
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Originally Posted by carrotjuice
So where's the default lounge that QR sends J passengers on their 6 pm flight to? Marhaba, with its far inferior food?
Yes.

QF lounges (both J and F) open at 2pm daily. QR won't mention it, but you can go if you know about it. BA lounge is also open, but only from when BA check-in opens, usually at around 4:30 pm. The MH lounge has been permanently closed.

QF staff is not familiar with the concept of P (Lite) fares as QF does not have such a thing. I've heard various people getting into QF lounges with QR P fares.
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Old Sep 27, 22, 12:17 am
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I find it bizarre that QR cant hire more staff for the early departure, rather than paying for people to enter another lounge.
is the QR947 1800 flight changing back to its original 2130 departure soon then?
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Old Sep 27, 22, 5:57 am
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Originally Posted by carrotjuice
So where's the default lounge that QR sends J passengers on their 6 pm flight to? Marhaba, with its far inferior food?
They send passengers to the SATS lounge.
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Old Sep 27, 22, 10:58 am
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Originally Posted by Bouncingsouls
I find it bizarre that QR cant hire more staff for the early departure, rather than paying for people to enter another lounge.
There's still an industry-wide labour shortage. It's relatively less pronounced in SIN but the challenge is still there. If hiring staff were that easy, we wouldn't be seeing the chaos that engulfed so many airports these past few months.
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Old Sep 30, 22, 8:20 am
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Originally Posted by dfs24
I believe it's a lounge that prohibits OWE and OWS that are flying in Economy from accessing. An award ticket in business, with or without FFP status should give access. Except QR Business Lite Fares.
The oneworld website lounge listings for QR's SIN, CDG and LHR all have this:



I was under the impression that any passenger in Y, even with Emerald status, was persona non grata.
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Old Sep 30, 22, 3:45 pm
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Originally Posted by danger
The oneworld website lounge listings for QR's SIN, CDG and LHR all have this:



I was under the impression that any passenger in Y, even with Emerald status, was persona non grata.
This statement is, in itself, misleading. Ticketed award customers are also admitted.
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Old Oct 3, 22, 1:49 am
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It would seem QR now permits early checkin at Jewel up to 5 pm, just in time to stride over as the lounge opens at 6 pm.

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Old Oct 16, 22, 11:07 am
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In recognition of breast cancer awareness month, theyre serving a number of pink themed stuff.


Rose bandung drink.


Compressed watermelon with salmon crudo. Sounds bizarre because its served with pickled ginger and fried garlic. But flavour is super complex and by far my favourite item.


Beef tenderloin on a slice of pink bread. Unfortunately tastes bland as it lacks seasoning.


Tuna avocado. Could have been sliced better without the tough sinewy bit right in the middle.
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Old Nov 3, 22, 2:28 am
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Got access to the QR lounge a few days ago using my MH business class boarding pass. The lounge was closed in the afternoon and re-opened again at 5:30pm. My flight with MH (booked with BA avios) was at 9pm but got to clear immigration at 2pm with MH check in desks opened alrdy so I first went to QF F lounge for the first time and was impressed (it opened at 3pm). I was even more impressed with the QR lounge as a first time visitor, as the design is impressive. Below are some photos from the food and champagne


Salmon


Dessert


Champagne
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