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Changi Terminal 1 SATS Premier Check in for Star Gold

Old Sep 6, 14, 4:31 am
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Changi Terminal 1 SATS Premier Check in for Star Gold

In 2012 while flying y class on Air China I was checked in at the SATS Premier Check in lounge in terminal 1 at Changi. I heard a rumor that star gold are no longer accepted there, only those flying in business or first. Can anyone provide some insight from a recent experience?
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Old Sep 6, 14, 11:01 pm
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IME, having lived as an expat in Singapore...

The SATS Lounge is available to any *G flying in whY and if you're flying UA ex-SIN, you'll automatically receive an invitation to the SATS lounge at check-in (even if you're flying C or F). Bypass SATS and make your way to SQ Lounge (which you're entitled to as *G) and you'll be allowed into C Lounge - no questions asked. Doesn't matter what CoS you're flying, if sign says *G, they don't have a choice. I've never had a problem and will NEVER use SATS Lounge, TYVM!
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Old Sep 7, 14, 1:44 pm
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Originally Posted by BankerManUSA View Post
IME, having lived as an expat in Singapore...

The SATS Lounge is available to any *G flying in whY and if you're flying UA ex-SIN, you'll automatically receive an invitation to the SATS lounge at check-in (even if you're flying C or F). Bypass SATS and make your way to SQ Lounge (which you're entitled to as *G) and you'll be allowed into C Lounge - no questions asked. Doesn't matter what CoS you're flying, if sign says *G, they don't have a choice. I've never had a problem and will NEVER use SATS Lounge, TYVM!
I don't know if it depends on the airline, but I flew on United, as a Star Alliance Gold I had access to the SATS, and in all my reading was pretty certain I cannot access a Krisflyer Lounge.
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Old Sep 8, 14, 4:41 am
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You cannot enter the superb SQ SilverKris lounge. Travel in C class on SQ or *A partner is required for SKL access in T2 pr T2. No SQ lounges in T1.

As *A Gold you may be able to enter the SQ Krisflyer Gold lounges in T2 or T3 which are pretty basic (and not comparable to the SQ SKL). I have never flown UA out of SIN so it may be that UA require you to use the SATS lounge (rather than SQ lounges)
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Old Sep 8, 14, 7:01 am
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UA couldn't stop you entering the SQ Krisflyer Gold lounges because they have *G designation, but - assuming the one in T2 is the same as T3 - it is inconceivable that the SATS lounges could be any worse.

In fact, if the SATS lounges contain just a single toilet (restroom, bathroom) that would put them several light years ahead of what SQ provide, which is nothing short of disgraceful in their main airport ...
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Old Sep 8, 14, 11:45 am
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I think the OP refers to the dedicated SATS CI Area which allows you to CI before the CI Counters of your airline are open.
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