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Cathay Pacific reopens lounge at Shanghai Pudong Airport

The lounge reopens after nine months of upgrading works. Cathay Pacific has reopened its lounge at Shanghai Pudong International Airport earlier this week (18 July), offering an upgraded lounge experience for its customers. The new space, located near gate D69 in Terminal 2, can seat up to 305 customers. Opened from 0530H to 2100H, it primarily caters to the Cathay Pacific and Cathay Dragon flights, although eligible frequent flyer members of other oneworld carriers may also use it. This is what the PR promises out of the new lounge: Cathay Pacific is “moving beyond” for its customers with a superior experience at every stage of their journey. The new Shanghai Pudong Cathay Pacific Lounge will be another reason for customers to arrive early, rest and recharge in the welcoming atmosphere of comfort and wellbeing before their flight. Cathay Pacific press release What can you expect out of the new lounge? The marketing photos honestly look amazing, and one should expect no less from a Cathay Pacific lounge. This is what you can expect from the …

LOUNGE REVIEW: TGM (formerly known as The Green Market), Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 2

Plaza Premium operates a wide suite of lounges and airport transit hotel offerings around the world, and have been aggressively expanding in the last couple of years. Its footprint at Changi Airport is not small: it operates two lounges (one at Terminal 1 and 4 each), the Aerotel in Terminal 1 as well as a restaurant-lounge concept TGM at Terminal 2. TGM, formerly known as The Green Market, has been around at Changi Airport for several years now. Located in Changi Airport Terminal 2, the space is on the third floor after immigration, right next to the food court. In the strictest sense, TGM is not exactly a lounge, but rather a restaurant. As such, the restaurant-lounge outlet also accepts walk-in guests who may be there for a meal, so this place tends to get a little busy during meal times. Given that it operates more like a restaurant rather than a lounge, TGM doesn’t have a large footprint. The restaurant only has booth and dining table seating, and you will be hard-pressed to look …

Changi Lounge now accepts Priority Pass & DragonPass

Spend up to three hours at this public area lounge with your Priority Pass or DragonPass Three months after opening, Changi Lounge at Jewel Changi Airport is finally accepting third-party lounge pass programmes for admission. If you are holding a valid Priority Pass or DragonPass membership (which is fairly easy to gain in Singapore as many credit cards offer one), you may use them at Changi Lounge with immediate effect. As this lounge is in the public area, you will be required to show a valid same-day boarding pass to be able to use the lounge. That unfortunately means you can’t just walk in and use the lounge anytime you are in Jewel! For Priority Pass, you will only be able to access the lounge 4 hours before your flight (e.g. if your flight is at 5pm, you can only enter the lounge at 1pm), while for DragonPass, you can access it any time during the same day for a maximum of three hours per visit. Walk-in rates If you unfortunately do not hold any …

Singapore Airlines to upgrade all of its Changi Airport Terminal 3 lounges by 2021

Singapore Airlines announced earlier this week that it will finally be refreshing all of its lounges at Singapore Changi Airport Terminal 3. The suite of lounges – including the Private Room, the SilverKris lounge, and the Krisflyer Gold lounge – will progressively undergo refurbishment from August 2019 and will be completed by mid-2021. The new lounges, to be designed by international hospitality design firm Hirsch Bedner Associates, is touted by SIA to “inject a fresh look and feel to each lounge that is modern yet homely, while inspiring a sense of timeless elegance”. SilverKris Business Class Lounge The Changi Airport Terminal 3 SilverKris Lounge will be the first to be renovated, commencing August 2019. The lounge will be expanded finally, making way for more customers and easing off the late evening crowds. The new Business Lounge will be styled into four zones: A relaxed cafe zone for short transits A dining hall featuring a full selection of Asian and international cuisine A full service bar (which is previously only available in the first class section), …

Qantas is offering a free lounge pass if you are between 18-35 years old

One time complimentary pass given if you book a Qantas international economy class ticket, but lounge pass can only be used in Australia Qantas is running a very interesting promotion, offering a free lounge pass for its frequent flyer members aged between 18 to 35 years old when they book and fly with Qantas. To qualify for the promotion, you must: Have a valid Qantas Frequent Flyer membership (free to sign up) Register for the promotion here Book a Qantas-marketed, Qantas-operated flight by 31 Aug 2019 Travel between 1 June 2019 and 29 February 2020 You must book at least seven days prior to travel, and include your Qantas Frequent Flyer number in your booking. The fine print The terms and conditions are not very well written, but it seems like this offer is promoted and targeted to Australian-based members. From the FAQs, you will not be able to access international lounges (such as the one in Singapore, Hong Kong or London). Needless to say, this promotion will be useless to you if you are …