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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 …

Singapore Airlines Spontaneous Escapes August 2019 list is unveiled

Singapore Airlines have released their August 2019 Spontaneous Escapes offer earlier this week, offering 30% off the usual redemption rates for travel in August 2019 to select destinations. Offering this month is a little skimpy, with a total of 22 Singapore Airlines destinations and 15 SilkAir destinations available. Notable mentions Almost all of Japan are available for redemption this month in both Business and Economy, with the exception of Sapporo and Hiroshima For Europe, only Singapore-Frankfurt is on offer in Business class. You will have to figure a way to get back to Singapore. Premium Economy seats between Singapore and Los Angeles are available for redemption this month Unfortunately, there are no offers available to Australia or New Zealand. Full list of offers are below: Singapore Airlines Miles required each way Sector Economy Class Premium Economy Business Class Eligible flights / Blackout dates Southeast Asia         Singapore – Kuala LumpurKuala Lumpur – Singapore 5,250 – 13,300 SQ107, SQ116, SQ117 Singapore – JakartaJakarta – Singapore 5,250 – 13,300 SQ950, SQ951 Singapore – BruneiBrunei …

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), …

Singapore Airlines to pursue deeper ties with Malaysia Airlines

Closer ties will see both airlines expand codeshare arrangements, enhancements on frequent flyer programmes as well as maintenance, repairs and overhaul (MRO) services. Singapore Airlines signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Malaysia Airlines earlier this week (27 June 2019) to ‘significantly step up cooperative ties’. While the media release did not specify anything concrete (as with most MOUs), it broadly mentioned three areas of collaboration: Expanding codeshare arrangements beyond the current Singapore-Malaysia services; Enhancing both airlines’ frequent flyer programmes Cargo MRO services All of the above are subject to government and regulatory approvals, and more details will be announced down the road when a proper agreement is signed. Coming full circle? If you are somewhat an avid fan of Singapore Airlines, you will know that the carrier has its roots in Malaysia-Singapore Airlines, or MSA. The joint airline was formed in 1966 as a collaboration between both Singapore and Malaysia governments after the independence of Singapore. Regretfully (or perhaps fortunately to some), the partnership didn’t last very long before they went separate ways in 1972 …