I’ve finally got around to posting this very long and overdue British Airways Lounge Singapore Review. Its been open for a long time since I first went in and I’m keen to see what people think of it now. – please leave some comments below.
Introduction to the British Airways Lounge Singapore – Terminal 1 Changi Airport
British Airways refurbished its Galleries lounge nearly 2 years ago and it’s a vast improvement on their previous option. The history behind this is that Qantas and British Airways used to have two shared lounges – A First Class and a Business Class. When the Joint Venture ended they split into two separately operated lounges with BA getting the old First Class lounge. Qantas quickly refurbished their lounge but it took BA almost 3 years to do theirs.
I was originally going to check out the new British Airways lounge when I was departing on a Qatar Airways flight, but realized my Qatar Flight was a morning flight so I wasn’t able to as all of the BA flights operate in the evening the lounge only opens 3pm to 11pm. But when my Cathay Pacific flight got delayed I was able to have a look around. Opening hours tend to change so I suggest you check the Oneworld site for the most up to date timings:
Access is as per the usual British Airways and Oneworld rules:
The lounge location hasn’t changed and is located above the main shopping area, up the escalator just near the Qantas lounge.
Entrance was easy as I was practically the first in the lounge. The staff took my Cathay Pacific boarding pass and let me in, they didn’t say anything about the new Concorde Bar or the rest of the lounge.
Seating and Comfort
The food available in the lounge when I was in their mid afternoon was just cold snacks (nuts, crisps, cookies), sandwiches, cold meat, salad, fruits and a few cakes – I suspect that they were still preparing the hot food as I entered as they opened.
I know since visiting that they do serve hot food like pasta and satay etc. But when you compare this to what is available in the Qantas lounge around the corner which has live cooking and a good variety of hot food, better salad options, and decent desserts options I don’t think I’ll spend too much time eating in the BA lounge in the future.
Amenities and Entertainment
In terms of entertainment the lounge has Wifi using the usual city codes, I didn’t try it out but I’ve not previously had problems with the speed in Changi lounges and BA lounges to be fair. As far as I could see there were only two desktop pcs available, but there was a large office desk that fits six with power points for those travelling with laptops.
There were TV’s around the lounge, with a larger one towards the back facing the swish lounge chairs. If there are some sporting events I should imagine they’ll be prime spots. If you are desperate to catch an event check out the Qantas lounge it has a very large screen with much more seating available.