Writing this 36,000 Ft in the air, currently on-board SQ26 to Frankfurt, it is a dream come true and also gleaming at the Suites. I have always wanted to try the Suites since it was launched back then in 2007, now I can finally say I did it! Before I start sharing all about the Suites experience and get crazy I shall share a little on the ground experience first.
Finally getting the time down to “pen” down this entry after such a long time. It is probably the right time to do so since I have been forgetting stuff so easily these days and my memories of the lounge is getting more and more vague. Sometimes I do ask myself whether I should quickly finish jotting down my trip experience or just continue as it is now. Some of my friends have also laughed at me for taking so long and actually writing a trip that was last year! Back to this post, the last part in this non stop eating and sleeping Sawadikap trip series. On the lounge offering in Suvarnabhumi Airport, the international airport of Bangkok, for the Priority Pass, you do get access to the Oman Air First & Business Class Lounge. In terms of offering and free entry simply by being a Priority Pass member which is easily attainable by most credit cards, the lounge is a good one. Especially when you are offered to the same product that is used by Oman Air premium passengers. While I will touch on the experiences later, the lounge is located in Concourse E , Level 3 on the West Side. A side note to keep in mind, the Suvarnabhumi Airport is a huge one and if your flight is not departing on the same side do cater necessary walking time.
This was actually my second time visiting this lounge. Plaza Premium Lounge in Terminal 1 can be said to be the newest one in Changi Airport. It was only opened a year ago. In comparison to my previous visit, this time around I arrived in the wee hours. I was admitted after presenting my Priority Pass membership. A great feat about lounge access would be the Priority Pass membership, which provide you with access to more than 800 lounges around the world. While paying for access is expensive and definitely not worth it, many credit cards now pair up with a Priority Pass membership which entitles you with a couple free visit or even unlimited ones. A great example would be the Citi Prestige Card. Perhaps it is the timing, but the lounge definitely didn’t seems to be crowded or busy on my both visit. There were a few people who arrive after me but it is never too packed or noisy. This is also the reason why Plaza Premier Lounge is such a nice, relaxing place to spend your time.
Given the agony of missing out on the lounge to visit, seeing that I have close to another hour prior to boarding, I went in search of the Plaza Premium Lounge. It was located close to the gates in the C side of the terminal, directly above the transfer counters and right opposite the Emirates Lounge on Level 3. Two lounge prior to boarding? No sweat for a travel blogger right? Since my Priority Pass Membership provides unlimited access, no harm trying out another lounge right? Furthermore I have heard so much about this lounge, given that it the newest one in town.
Finally, here it is, the beginning of this brand new trip series, Seeing The World In Steps first step to the land of down under. This Travel Blog have been reaching some new milestone ah! For the very first step to Melbourne, it all starts with Singapore obviously. With my leave seemingly precious, I rushed home from work prior to heading to the airport for my flight at 10.40pm. Emirates leaves from Terminal 1 out of Changi Airport, despite being the oldest terminal in town, I’m sure it still ranks among the world best when compared overseas. HAHA, below I would like to showcase my brand new customised Passport Holder which I love a lot. Thanks Jamie. A traveller got to have his own customised one right?
Turkish Airlines, known as the best airline in Europe has won multiple awards in the area. Despite being a SQ Fan boy, I am definitely amaze at the amount of location it serve, over more than 280 destination, know you know how crowded Ataturk International Airport it can be. Turkish Airlines Business Class are also award wining, although I have yet to try them, SQ still win it in my heart. However I am keen to try out the Best Business Class Lounge in the World.
Upon hearing news that Singapore Airlines had recently renovated their lounge in Hong Kong, it gave me extra perks for my flight back home. To think of it now, sometimes fate is extremely mysterious, because of a decision I made it results in various happenings. It may be good or it may bad. But the decision to upgrade myself to Business for my flight back is definitely one decision that I will never regret myself and the 21,250 miles that I used was definitely worth it. Given the experience and a new friend that I made on board the flight, Josie. This flight was still pretty fresh in my mind. Cheers for many more flight that I could fly with her on board, it’s a even greater way to fly!