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Old 19th October 2013, 11:14 AM   #1
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Hi all, I booked a redemption LHR-SIN in April 2014 in F, hopefully SQ319 will still be with the new cabin !
What lounge(s) will I be entitled to in LHR ? In particular what about the supposedly-fantastic Virgin lounge ?
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Old 19th October 2013, 01:22 PM   #2
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Hi all, I booked a redemption LHR-SIN in April 2014 in F, hopefully SQ319 will still be with the new cabin !
What lounge(s) will I be entitled to in LHR ? In particular what about the supposedly-fantastic Virgin lounge ?
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I think that's in a different terminal. You'll get to use SQ's F.
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Old 19th October 2013, 02:31 PM   #3
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I think that's in a different terminal. You'll get to use SQ's F.
Thanks, I found out that the Virgin Clubhouse is also in T3, same as SQ departure gate However not sure SQ F/R pax can still use it (it used to tbe the case several years ago apparently).
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Old 19th October 2013, 07:28 PM   #4
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Not allowed anymore - you can access it as PPS but only when travelling on VS. SQ F/J have not been entitled to access for a few years now.
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Old 20th October 2013, 01:07 PM   #5
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Not allowed anymore - you can access it as PPS but only when travelling on VS. SQ F/J have not been entitled to access for a few years now.
OK, thanks I guess it won't be as good as the VS lounge but I think I read somewhere the P/J SQ lounge was renovated last year.
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OK, thanks I guess it won't be as good as the VS lounge but I think I read somewhere the P/J SQ lounge was renovated last year.
Frankly speaking, from my observation the renovation made no difference at all! I would say it is more of a touchup than a renovation. To made it worse, the current ETD between SQ319 & 321 is closer, the result is a very busy lounge. They could be holding up investing in a refurbishment with the anticipated move to the new T2 for *A carriers, hopefully.
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Old 20th October 2013, 04:12 PM   #7
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Frankly speaking, from my observation the renovation made no difference at all! I would say it is more of a touchup than a renovation. To made it worse, the current ETD between SQ319 & 321 is closer, the result is a very busy lounge. They could be holding up investing in a refurbishment with the anticipated move to the new T2 for *A carriers, hopefully.
If the new T2 lounge is anything like the new *A one at LAX, I would be very happy!
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As stargold says, VS CH access sadly ended a while ago, around the same time SQ were booted out of VS's Zone A at T3. The JCL side of the SKL recently had a lick of paint and a touch up.

SQ have their own brand new SKL in T2 when that opens next years, and we are promised something special. I'll believe it when I see it myself.
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Old 23rd October 2013, 04:16 PM   #9
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I'm surprised you can't just talk your way through still, matey
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Old 13th April 2014, 03:59 AM   #10
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Hi,

Just wondering, is there any arrival lounge available for SIA Suites passengers arriving at LHR?

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Old 13th April 2014, 07:37 AM   #11
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If you arrive on SQ322 in Suites (and First, before the upgauge), you used to be able to access the VS Arrivals lounge. I'm not personally familiar whether this arrangement continues but I have not heard anything to the contrary so it's still probably okay.

Also not sure what happens if you arrive on SQ306, which also has an early morning arrival.
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Old 14th April 2014, 12:05 AM   #12
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Also not sure what happens if you arrive on SQ306, which also has an early morning arrival.
Yes to SQ306 also.
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Old 17th April 2014, 12:19 AM   #13
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Got-it, thanks!
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Old 27th April 2014, 11:09 AM   #14
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Hi all, related to my initial query about the lounge in LHR... I have to write a trip report, but trip went very well except for the lounge in LHR...
The SQ First lounge is a total disgrace in particular the spirits, on champagne only, M&C NV, shame ! Laksa was not bad though
Still better than the J lounge where I went to have a look, overcrowded as usual in the evening with a 388 and a 77W flight... and no champagne, only bubbly from France, crement

I was told to check the new UA lounge which is apparently very good, but different terminal
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Old 27th April 2014, 07:05 PM   #15
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A few weeks ago I wrote a short letter to SQ describing the crowded state of the J lounge at LHR, especially when there are two flights in close succession to each other. I received a reply saying that the Station Manager has been informed and that he has been directed to find ways to alleviate the situation. Of course, nothing has changed when I was there 3 weeks ago. I will be there again in two weeks time, and I'm not going to expect changes. I believe we have to grit our teeth and wait till Sep, post T2 move, before we see any improvement.
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