• Raffles is bringing its unique luxury to Sentosa, Bali, India

    Over 135 years after the original Raffles opened its doors in the heart of Singapore, the luxury hotel will gain a nearby neighbour at Singapore's Sentosa island resort. Set to open in 2022, the Raffles Sentosa Resort & Spa will be an 'all-villa' hotel set in over 100,000 square metres of sp...

    POSTED 25 Jun, 2019 0 Comments

  • Which airline has the best Brisbane-Singapore business class?

    The traffic between Brisbane to Singapore isn’t as frenetic compared to Sydney or Melbourne, but competition is still surprisingly fierce with three full-service airlines putting on some of their best products on this route. Qantas and Singapore Airlines are the obvious contenders, but the...

    POSTED 16 May, 2019 14 Comments

  • Which airline has the best business class for Perth-Singapore flights?

    Singapore is one of Perth’s busiest international destinations, being an easy 5½ hour dash away and opening up the WA city to many others worldwide through the hub that is Changi Airport. There are three competitors on this route, including the stalwart Singapore Airlines, its budge...

    POSTED 10 May, 2019 27 Comments

  • Singapore Airlines upgrades business class on Perth-Singapore flights

    EXCLUSIVE | Business class flyers jetting from Perth to Singapore are in for an upgrade with one of Singapore Airlines’ four daily return flights stepping up from an ageing Boeing 777-200 to a factory-fresh Airbus A350, fitted with the airline’s newest ‘regional’ business ...

    POSTED 26 Apr, 2019 12 Comments

  • Have a long layover at Singapore? Check out Changi's shiny new Jewel

    Typically, a handful of empty hours between flights gives you a chance to stretch your legs and get the blood flowing. But at Singapore’s Changi Airport, a new mega-attraction might just mean you actually look forward to breaking your journey in two. Welcome to the five-story glass dome th...

    POSTED 17 Apr, 2019 15 Comments

  • BA's new Club Suites business class coming to Sydney, Singapore, HK

    The good news: British Airways' impressive new business class Club Suites are coming to Sydney, Singapore and Hong Kong. The reason to be patient: we don't know exactly when this will be happening, apart from sometime between the start of 2020 and the end of 2022. That's the expected r...

    POSTED 22 Mar, 2019 0 Comments

  • Guided tour: inside the new Qantas Singapore first class lounge

    An all-new Qantas first class lounge is taking shape at Singapore’s Changi Airport, and we’ve been for a virtual walkthrough of the deluxe digs thanks to some pretty impressive VR technology. Here’s what you can expect to see when the lounge opens by the end of November 2019. T...

    POSTED 19 Feb, 2019 27 Comments

  • Qantas' new Singapore first class lounge to open November 2019

    Qantas' new first class lounge in Singapore is getting closer to welcoming its first travellers, with the ribbon cut and the welcome mat being laid out at the end of November. Catering for 240 guests, here's what Qantas first class flyers – along with Platinum, Platinum One and Chairman's ...

    POSTED 14 Feb, 2019 18 Comments

  • Qantas Club passes are no longer accepted at Qantas' Singapore Lounge

    If you're travelling with Qantas from Singapore and pocketing a Qantas Club lounge pass to use before your flight, you'd better keep that card in your wallet. Due to continued overcrowding, the airline is no longer accepting complimentary Qantas Club passes at the door of its Qantas Singapo...

    POSTED 24 Jan, 2019 31 Comments

  • Your Australian passport can access fast-track Singapore immigration

    At the best of times, arriving into Singapore’s Changi Airport is fairly efficient with no more than 5-10 minutes waiting in line at immigration. But the queues and waiting times can sometimes stretch out to double that time, or more. So here’s a time-saving tip which can see you in...

    POSTED 2 Jan, 2019 22 Comments

  • Sydney-Singapore business class: here's how the airlines compare

    Flyers on the busy Sydney-Singapore corridor are spoilt for choice, with four carriers – Singapore Airlines, Qantas, British Airways and Scoot – offering a wide range of departure times, business class seating, service, lounges and more. Here's how they stack up for the business trave...

    POSTED 14 Dec, 2018 17 Comments

  • Here is where you'll find the new Qantas Singapore first class lounge

    This time next year, Qantas' first class travellers and top-tier frequent flyers will be enjoying an all-new lounge in Singapore. But just where in Changi's Terminal 1 will the new Qantas Singapore First lounge be located? As Australian Business Traveller has previously revealed, the lounge...

    POSTED 28 Nov, 2018 10 Comments

  • Non-stop to New York: the business traveller's guide to SQ22

    Getting from Singapore to New York in one hop is better than a layover in Frankfurt – even if it involves taking the world’s longest flight. That’s my jetlagged verdict after disembarking from Singapore Airlines' flight SQ22, the return of the carrier’s Changi-to-New York...

    POSTED 2 Nov, 2018 1 Comment

  • What do you want from Qantas' new Singapore first class lounge?

    TALKING POINT | This time next year, or probably a little closer towards Christmas, Qantas will open an all-new first class lounge at Singapore's Changi Airport. Such a lounge has been in demand ever since the Red Roo resumed flying its Airbus A380s from Sydney and Melbourne to Singapore an...

    POSTED 30 Oct, 2018 37 Comments

  • Qantas to open new Singapore first class lounge in 2019

    Qantas will open a new first class lounge at Singapore's Changi Airport and also increase the capacity of the current Qantas Singapore lounge, which will be rebadged as a business class lounge. The new Qantas Singapore First lounge Due to open by the end of 2019, the new Qantas Singapore First ...

    POSTED 25 Oct, 2018 53 Comments

  • Emirates cuts two Airbus A380 flights to Sydney, Melbourne

    Emirates is shaking up its Australian schedule, with two Airbus A380 flights to Sydney and Melbourne being swapped for the less-salubrious Boeing 777-300ER. The Qantas partner is also making changes to its sole daily Adelaide-Dubai service and temporarily trimming the number of flights between P...

    POSTED 28 Sep, 2018 69 Comments

  • Singapore's StarHub SIM card lets you enjoy free overseas data roaming

    If you’re jetting off to Asia, the UK or the USA through Singapore, you can pick up a nifty StarHub SIM card during your transit which offers free data roaming in over a dozen countries – perfect as a data SIM for your tablet, or to keep handy in your dual-SIM phone. Singaporean telc...

    POSTED 28 Sep, 2018 8 Comments

  • Singapore's Frequent Traveller Program eases sign-up rules

    Australian passport holders will now find it even easier to qualify for Singapore’s Frequent Traveller Program, which provides fast-track clearance at passport control via automated lanes rather than manned desks, and removes the need to complete passenger cards on arrival and departure. U...

    POSTED 27 Sep, 2018 17 Comments

  • Qantas Club members lose access to Singapore lounge until September

    Continued over-crowding at the Qantas Singapore Lounge will see all Qantas Club members redirected to the nearby SATS Premier Lounge until September, although they'll pocket a bonus 5,000 Qantas Points for the inconvenience. As previously detailed by Australian Business Traveller, Qantas ha...

    POSTED 6 Jul, 2018 112 Comments

  • Qantas to fly Boeing 747 Sydney-Perth, Airbus A330 Perth-Singapore

    Qantas will fly its iconic Boeing 747 between Sydney and Perth from late July, while its double-daily Perth-Singapore Boeing 737 service will be replaced by an Airbus A330. A Qantas spokesperson confirmed to Australian Business Traveller that the Perth-Singapore A330 schedule will start from Jul...

    POSTED 2 Jul, 2018 51 Comments

  • Qantas boosts flights to Singapore, Jakarta, Noumea

    Qantas is ramping up its flights to Asia with a third Sydney-Singapore service taking wing from December, while Sydney-Jakarta and Sydney-Noumea will also see flights on more days each week. Between Sydney and Singapore from December 14, the new QF83 service will run on Mondays, Fridays and Sund...

    POSTED 15 Jun, 2018 64 Comments

  • Qantas is turning travellers away from overcrowded Singapore lounge

    Qantas is now denying some passengers entry to its Singapore lounge during peak periods due to overcrowding. Qantas Club members and some Gold-grade frequent flyers are being sent to the nearby SATS airport lounge and the lounge of Oneworld partner British Airways. Photos:...

    POSTED 7 Jun, 2018 120 Comments

  • Do we really need a Singapore-Kuala Lumpur high-speed rail link?

    Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has said he’ll cancel a planned high-speed railway that was intended to reduce journey times between Kuala Lumpur and Singapore from about five hours to 90 minutes. Bloomberg Opinion columnists David Fickling and Adam Minter debate the topic....

    POSTED 31 May, 2018 8 Comments

  • World's busiest international route? A one-hour flight from Singapore

    A one-hour flight linking one of the smallest countries on the planet with its next-door neighbour has become the world’s busiest international route. Planes made 30,537 trips between Singapore and Kuala Lumpur in the 12 months to February, according to a report by OAG Aviation. That&...

    POSTED 4 May, 2018 11 Comments

  • Move fast: Singapore Airlines has 30% off KrisFlyer award seats

    Planning a business trip to Singapore next month? Then tally up your KrisFlyer miles, as you'll need a lot less of them to make an award booking with Singapore Airlines. As part of KrisFlyer's 'Spontaneous Escapes' promotion, redemption rates have been slashed by 30% across a range of routes inc...

    POSTED 22 Apr, 2018 6 Comments

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