J class and *G = Boarding Group 2 ???

Old Feb 25, 18, 1:59 am
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J class and *G = Boarding Group 2 ???

It's been a couple of years since I've flown SQ in J. My boarding pass says I board in Group 2, on a flight where J is the highest class of service offered. And I'm *G. That beats even Air Canada for exclusivity, which puts me in Group 2 as *G unless I am booked in J on their flights.

Is Group 1 reserved for PPS, or what? There is no First Class from SIN to PER.
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Old Feb 25, 18, 2:28 am
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Originally Posted by transportprof View Post
It's been a couple of years since I've flown SQ in J. My boarding pass says I board in Group 2, on a flight where J is the highest class of service offered. And I'm *G. That beats even Air Canada for exclusivity, which puts me in Group 2 as *G unless I am booked in J on their flights.

Is Group 1 reserved for PPS, or what? There is no First Class from SIN to PER.
I just had this leaving SIN for FCO - for what it's worth, it made absolutely no difference. They didn't call by group number, but asked all PPS and Business Class pax to board first.
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Old Feb 25, 18, 6:11 am
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I just did MLE-SIN-ICN-LAX. They called F and J at the same time for some reason. We were ahead of some F pax. However on my other trip, F was called seperately at SFO with its own rope line and then J pax.
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Old Feb 25, 18, 8:06 pm
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Originally Posted by transportprof View Post
Is Group 1 reserved for PPS, or what?
No, PPS in J is group 2 as well. Which matches the annoucements: they board J and PPS together.
Either they don't have a group 1 at all when there's no F, or they use group 1 for special needs.
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Old Feb 25, 18, 10:58 pm
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Normally Group 1 is for those requiring assistance.
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Old Feb 26, 18, 2:49 am
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PPS and J boarded together on my flight, just as noted above. No group numbers were called out, just the names of the relevant categories who were eligible for boarding. No call was made for special needs, but they were boarded first (at least those who had been previously identified).
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Old Mar 3, 18, 7:42 pm
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On SQ boarding group 1 is for first class. This is printed on the boarding pass. Just as business class starts at row 11 even if there is no first class, so the boarding groups are also not renumbered if there is no first class.
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Old Mar 4, 18, 8:20 am
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And by the way, *G means almost nothing on SQ, it certainly does not give you any preference if you are flying in J anyway. If seated in Y or PE, you would most likely be in Group 3 or even 4.
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Old Mar 4, 18, 10:11 am
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*G in Y is group 3, which is ahead of 4 and 5, and in practice means you can board through the priority lane after F and J, unless there is a separate *G lane. What I have noticed though is that non *G partner status members don't necessarily get group 3 - VA gold gets you group 5, but again that has never stopped me boarding through the priority lane. SQ's signage on this is a bit weird, with *G shown against the economy queue at Changi and some outstations, but then called separately, after F and J - are you supposed to push to the front of the Y queue if you arrive at the gate after boarding commences and there is a queue? I have always just boarded through the priority lane and it's never been an issue.
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Old Mar 4, 18, 7:15 pm
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I have never once heard "boarding group" mentioned in a SQ boarding announcement: it is not at all obvious why they even bother printing it on the BP.
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Old Mar 5, 18, 3:42 am
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Originally Posted by whughes3 View Post
I have never once heard "boarding group" mentioned in a SQ boarding announcement: it is not at all obvious why they even bother printing it on the BP.
I have heard it at AKL and HKG.
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Old Mar 10, 18, 3:28 am
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Boarding Group is on the screens for Y boarding at SYD.

I emailed to ask and received the response that Y boarding group is linked to where you are sitting. This doesn't actually correlate with my experience: I have found that star gold puts you in Group 3 and VA other partner gold doesn't. I was also told in the email that passengers in Y with star gold/partner gold can board through the priority lane at any time, regardless of what is printed on the BP (and presumably regardless of what is on the signage about first/business/PPS only at some airports).

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Old Mar 10, 18, 5:42 pm
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Originally Posted by whughes3 View Post
I have never once heard "boarding group" mentioned in a SQ boarding announcement: it is not at all obvious why they even bother printing it on the BP.
At SIN they don't say boarding group, just the categories of passengers now eligible to board.

At other airports (e.g. AKL, WLG, SYD, CBR, HKG, ICN) they often but not always refer to boarding groups.
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Old Mar 11, 18, 6:59 am
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At some airports they segregate the gate boarding area by group ... much to the chagrin of some passengers.
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Old Mar 15, 18, 11:01 pm
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Am only holding KF classic, today my boarding pass show boarding group 1, seated 1F
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