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 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
Singapore Airlines is readying plans for a massive makeover of its decade-old SilverKris lounges at Singapore’s Changi Airport Terminal 3 – but the all-new lounges are unlike to open their doors before 2020. Everything from the sprawling business class lounge to the first class...
POSTED 3 Apr, 2018 11 Comments
Airport hotels don’t get much more ‘airporty’ than the Crowne Plaza Changi Airport. Like the best airport hotels, it’s the shortest of strolls from the airport itself: in this case that’s Singapore’s Changi Airport, and specifically Terminal 3. We’re tal...
POSTED 21 Mar, 2018 19 Comments
Your next business trip to Singapore could see you breezing even more quickly through checkpoints at the world’s best airport as early as next month. Changi Airport will start operating its newest Terminal 4 on October 31, featuring automated check-in kiosks with facial-recognition softwar...
POSTED 6 Sep, 2017 1 Comment
As the opening of Singapore Changi Airport's new Terminal 4 draws near, here's a sneak peek at what travellers will see inside the large lush space. First up, get ready for a sea of self check-in machines. "T4 will be Changi Airport's flagship terminal for self-service processes" s...
POSTED 20 Jun, 2017 17 Comments
Emirates will shutter its Singapore airport lounge from 1 December 2016 to April 2017 in order to upgrade the space to the airline's latest look. The overhaul will see new furnishings and fittings similar to the recently-revamped Melbourne Airport lounge (below). So where will the airlin...
POSTED 23 Nov, 2016 18 Comments
Connecting flights often prove challenging for travellers and the actual ‘how to’ can vary from one city to the next, but here at Singapore’s Changi Airport transiting couldn’t be simpler – even for first-time jetsetters or those taking their inaugural international ...
POSTED 8 Dec, 2015 28 Comments
Australian frequent travellers can now skip any immigration queues at Singapore’s Changi Airport in favour of strolling through the automated passport control lanes ordinarily reserved for Singapore locals. After a brief fee-free registration process, you’ll have access to the eIACS ...
POSTED 28 Oct, 2015 31 Comments
British Airways' all-new business and first class lounge at Singapore's Changi Airport is a Cinderella-grade transformation that's taken the tired old Terminal 1 space from drab to fab. Here's a 'before' shot of the lounge, which used to be the airport's shar...
POSTED 2 Sep, 2015 10 Comments
Plaza Premium's global lounge network continues to grow with the opening of its latest pay-in facility at Singapore's Changi Airport. Situated in Terminal 1, the lounge is easily accessible to passengers flying to Australia with the likes of Qantas, Emirates, British Airways and Jetstar, but can...
POSTED 30 Jun, 2015 4 Comments
IN BRIEF | Singapore's Changi Airport could be renamed in honour of the nation's founding father Lee Kuan Yew, whose death last week sparked a week-long period of mourning. A Change.org petition to Singapore's Transport Minister requesting that Changi Airport become "Lee Kuan Yew (LKY)...
POSTED 29 Mar, 2015 5 Comments
Singapore's sprawling Changi Airport will be expanded to include a massive indoor skygarden, a fourth runway and a new T5 terminal "as big as today's Changi Airport" as the airport aims to double its capacity by the mid-2020s and retain its lead as Asia's foremost aviation hub. Taking ...
POSTED 5 Dec, 2014 1 Comment
Cairns residents will get direct flights to Singapore next year when Virgin Australia partner and Singapore Airlines’ regional wing SilkAir jumps into North Queensland, with Darwin flyers also picking up extra flights to the Lion City. It’s all set to start from May 30 2015, with t...
POSTED 5 Nov, 2014 6 Comments
Travellers with Singapore Airlines making a stopover at Singapore’s Changi Airport can now enjoy free lounge access – even if they're in economy. It's a clever tweak of a promotion which sees eligible passengers handed SGD$40 in 'Changi Airport Dollars' to spend at the...
POSTED 11 Sep, 2014 17 Comments
Singapore's sprawling Changi Airport is set to get bigger – much bigger – with the opening of a new T5 terminal built to handle as many as 50 million passengers per year. The city-state's Transport Minister Lui Tuck Yew confirmed plans for the new super-sized T5 facility overnig...
POSTED 9 May, 2013 7 Comments
Qantas opens its all-new lounge at Singapore’s Changi Airport today with a host of high-end features including a Neil Perry Rockpool menu, hawker centre-inspired open grill station, a cocktail bar plus a valet service for top-tier frequent flyers. Revealing a new concept for the airline&rs...
POSTED 11 Apr, 2013 23 Comments
Update | The Qantas Singapore Lounge is now open – click here for our full report. Previous | Qantas will open its new lounge at Singapore’s Changi Airport tomorrow evening, but we’ve already got the first photos to whet your appetite. And we think ‘appetite&...
POSTED 10 Apr, 2013 8 Comments
Qantas will open its new lounge at Singapore's Changi Airport on the evening of Thursday April 11, following an official ribbon-cutting event held in the lounge from 2pm that day. Standout features of the Qantas Singapore Lounge will include "a bespoke dining experience featuring Neil Perry...
POSTED 5 Apr, 2013 31 Comments
Qantas is pushing back the opening of new lounges in Singapore and Hong Kong airports to sometime next year, with Los Angeles not due for completion until 2014. Although both lounges were previously slated to lay down the welcome mat by the end of this year, a Qantas spokeswoman confirmed to Aus...
POSTED 4 Dec, 2012 10 Comments
Singapore Airlines' low-cost offshoot Scoot will launch its streamlined Scoot-Thru transfer service at Singapore on November 27. Available to all passengers for SGD$16 (A$12.60) per connection if you pre-book online, or SGD$20 as a walk-up rate at the airport counter, it allows travellers to ski...
POSTED 15 Nov, 2012 2 Comments
Singapore's Changi Airport is making its free airport-wide wireless Internet access even easier to enjoy. Under the current long-standing arrangement, travellers need to call at one of the airport's information desks and show their passport to receive a login code for the 'Wireless@SG' network. ...
POSTED 23 Oct, 2012 7 Comments
Qantas will close its first class lounge at Singapore, leaving only a business lounge at Changi Airport for Qantas business class travellers as well as Platinum and Gold frequent flyers. The move comes as Qantas re-evaluates the role of Singapore in the wake of the Qantas-Emi...
POSTED 24 Sep, 2012 16 Comments
As ever, Australian Business Traveller brings you the very latest in best value ways to get online while travelling abroad – especially when it means avoiding the rort that is global roaming with your Australian SIM from Telstra, Optus or Vodafone. On a recent trip to Singap...
POSTED 14 Sep, 2012 5 Comments
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