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Old 13th August 2013, 08:24 AM   #1
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Default SYD SKL : now open following refurb

The Sydney SKL will be closed for renovations until November (at least). Passengers will be invited to use the Air New Zealand Koru Lounge instead, including those traveling in First/Suites.

Question: I will be traveling Suites next month. I have access to Amex Platinum card network of lounges. What is the best lounge to use and will any of them grant access to the first class section of their lounge?
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Old 14th August 2013, 08:05 PM   #2
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Just seen the note about this on the website.

Not sure about AmEx Lounges but the NZ lounge is probably the best non-QF lounge there and certainly better than the SKL. I use it when flying SQ ex-SYD anyway.
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Old 14th August 2013, 08:37 PM   #3
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Default Some pics for your reference.

They serve nice wine as well.












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Old 15th August 2013, 07:37 AM   #4
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Tots agree about the old SKL, Man Flyer. The first class side was depressingly uninspiring! Thanks for the feedback.

And thanks for the pics j.lin - looks quite ok!
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Old 16th November 2013, 05:45 AM   #5
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any news on the progress of re-opening? they said should be opened around November - are they on track?
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Old 16th November 2013, 01:10 PM   #6
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I flew out of SYD 4 days ago and asked the chap working at the J counter when it'll re-open.

He mumbled the usual 'end of Nov' comment but from the way he said that, it felt more like a speculative comment rather than definite.
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Old 19th November 2013, 05:07 AM   #7
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This is supposed to be the first of the 'new style' SKL's....maybe they have blacked out the windows to bring it in line with other lounges.
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Old 23rd November 2013, 10:40 AM   #8
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Was on SYD-SIN last evening, the lounge is still closed And the staff have no clue when it reopens. Even at the Suites desk they don't know.
As a consequence, the NZ lounge was packed like Orchard road on a saturday !
(and that was at 3:30pm peak hour for end of week flights, which does not help)
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Old 23rd November 2013, 11:59 AM   #9
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Wat I found a tad pleasing was Straits Times and ZaoBao in the NZ lounge on my past two flights last week and Sep, nice touch
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Old 3rd December 2013, 04:48 PM   #10
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http://www.singaporeair.com/jsp/cms/...sklupdate1.jsp

Mid-december
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Old 3rd December 2013, 09:07 PM   #11
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That's cutting it awfully close to Christmas...
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Old 4th December 2013, 08:10 AM   #12
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Oh well, NZ lounge it is on Friday then. Shame as I was hoping to have a look as it's supposed to be this 'new' style SKL.
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Old 7th December 2013, 01:07 PM   #13
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Shutter was up when I passed yesterday so I stuck my head in and I have to say the front part looks good, with a nice glass feature to the left o the entrance. The dragons desk is still in the same place and there was about six or eight large chairs in a front area to her right that I am not sure were there before. Looks almost ready.
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Old 14th December 2013, 03:53 PM   #14
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According to FTer, now it is open.

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/singa...dney-open.html
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Old 16th December 2013, 10:39 PM   #15
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Cross post from TOF, are the pictures of the new SYD SKL. Link here
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