Overcrowding at the Qantas Singapore Lounge?

By bodez | Mar 04, 2018, 03:27 PM
Qantas commences using A380 to Singapore one again today as QF81/82. I thought we might have heard from Qantas regarding the lounge situation by now? It’s not long until London is re-routed. I’m not heading to Singapore until May, but not looking forward to seeing how busy the lounge will be!
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By mviy | Mar 04, 2018, 03:35 PM
QF seems to think that the current lounge is sufficient
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By henrus | Mar 04, 2018, 05:35 PM
I think they'll just be able to fit everyone and if not I guess they'll just start applying oneworld capacity limits like CX does in SFO.

After the switcheroo... there will be a lot of flights (possibly the most ever for the new QF Singapore lounge). Then add on the Jetstar flights and you've got a large number of people trying to fit in the 460 seats.

6:40pm 737 to Perth
7:30pm A380 to Sydney
8:15pm A380 to Melbourne
8:40pm A330 to Brisbane
9:10pm A330 to Sydney
11:45pm 737 to Perth
11:50pm A330 to Melbourne
11:55pm A380 to London

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By daniesut | Mar 04, 2018, 06:58 PM
The Sing lounge will be crazy....even before the 380's start the place can get very very busy

Don't get me wrong, its modern and new, but its a combined lounge for everyone, no matter what membership status or flying tier....maybe no one thought ahead - you now have first class travelers transiting in Sing, with no first lounge, etc - (well if you think about it, its not too far away until Qantas has no first class at all......)

Today, you can get a the usual mid evening to Melb and Syd ona couple of A330's, and several Jetstar flights in the lounge, and the place is very cozy....
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By hutch | Mar 04, 2018, 08:10 PM
The Sing lounge will be crazy....even before the 380's start the place can get very very busy

Don't get me wrong, its modern and new, but its a combined lounge for everyone, no matter what membership status or flying tier....maybe no one thought ahead - you now have first class travelers transiting in Sing, with no first lounge, etc - (well if you think about it, its not too far away until Qantas has no first class at all......)

Today, you can get a the usual mid evening to Melb and Syd ona couple of A330's, and several Jetstar flights in the lounge, and the place is very cozy....

I think first will be around for a while. The rumours QF would get rid of first were doing the rounds years back, but they still have it, spent money on a new F lounge in LA and have said they will touch it up during A380 refurbs.

Some other options may be QF doing a deal with BA F area... Or use EK as overflow. But it's not ideal.

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By xtfer | Mar 04, 2018, 09:36 PM
Here's a crazy idea... don't make all the flights red-eye's.
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By moa999 | Mar 04, 2018, 10:21 PM
Here's a crazy idea... don't make all the flights red-eye's.

Just works better with time zone differences and curfews.
QF has tried other times before but without an intermediate hub like SQ and CX they can't run 4 flights a day

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By Qf41 | Mar 04, 2018, 11:15 PM
Id like to see some day flights from SIN to MEL/SYD and some redeyes back to SIN.
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By Covvers | Mar 05, 2018, 01:18 AM
I don’t really believe JQ pax should be entitled to use the lounge even if they have high status.

Should standardize the airport experience with that in the air and chuck them a voucher for Burger King instead.
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By hutch | Mar 05, 2018, 01:42 AM
I don’t really believe JQ pax should be entitled to use the lounge even if they have high status.

Should standardize the airport experience with that in the air and chuck them a voucher for Burger King instead.

Yeah, the issue you have is Qantas still puts pax onto connecting Jetstar Asia flights. If you didn't give those passengers lounge access, that might be the final straw.
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By hutch | Mar 05, 2018, 01:43 AM
Id like to see some day flights from SIN to MEL/SYD and some redeyes back to SIN.

From Sydney at least, it is difficult to do a red-eye bound for Singapore which doesn't arrive at silly o'clock
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By Rhinojames | Mar 05, 2018, 07:56 AM
Qantas commences using A380 to Singapore one again today as QF81/82. I thought we might have heard from Qantas regarding the lounge situation by now? It’s not long until London is re-routed. I’m not heading to Singapore until May, but not looking forward to seeing how busy the lounge will be!

My partner and I were in the QF Singapore Lounge last night and on the first A380 back to SYD. When we arrived around 16:30 the lounge wasn't overly busy, but by the time we left to go to the gate at 18:30 the lounge was really crowded. The lounge team said they had planned for the additional pax volume and handled it pretty well but there was hardly a spare seat, any group over 2 struggled to be able to sit together.
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By jrfsp | Mar 05, 2018, 09:09 AM
I think there will have to be some spillover into the BA and / or EK lounge.
Shame the CX lounge is now inaccessable...
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By silentiger86 | Mar 05, 2018, 10:56 AM
I don’t really believe JQ pax should be entitled to use the lounge even if they have high status.

Should standardize the airport experience with that in the air and chuck them a voucher for Burger King instead.

I disagree! I live in Darwin and have no choice - only JQ to Singapore (to stay 'loyal' to Qantas and keep status) so lounge access should remain for JQ flyers. If I could fly QF, I would gladly pay extra but DRW is a small hub.
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By aniljak | Mar 05, 2018, 11:15 AM
What did they do when Qantas used Singapore as a hub before Dubai? I know there weren't A380s but there were 747s and 767s flying everywhere. Probably similar passnger numbers!
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By jrfsp | Mar 05, 2018, 11:26 AM

What did they do when Qantas used Singapore as a hub before Dubai? I know there weren't A380s but there were 747s and 767s flying everywhere. Probably similar passnger numbers!

There used to be separate business and first lounges shared with BA, this ended with the EK partnership and QF / BA split their lounges

Last edited by jrfsp at Mar 05, 2018, 11.27 AM.
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