Introduction: Flying Halfway Around The World For Half A Day
Review: China Airlines Business Class 777-300ER Los Angeles To Taipei
Review: China Airlines Lounge Taipei
Review: China Airlines Business Class A330 Taipei To Singapore
Review: Singapore Changi Airport Transit Hotel
Review: British Airways Lounge Singapore
Review: SATS Premier Lounge Singapore
Review: Japan Airlines Business Class 767 Singapore To Tokyo
Review: Royal Park Hotel Tokyo Haneda Airport
Review: Japan Airlines First Class Lounge Tokyo Haneda
Review: Japan Airlines Business Class 777 Tokyo To San Francisco
I checked out of my room at the Aerotel Terminal 1 at around 9:30PM, which was still more than four hours before my 1:50AM Japan Airlines flight from Singapore to Tokyo Haneda.
Japan Airlines technically uses the SATS Premier Lounge at Changi Airport for their early morning flight to Tokyo, given that the oneworld lounges are closed at that time.
However, I knew that British Airways had a nice lounge in Terminal 1 that closed at 11PM, so figured I’d quickly check it out while I still had the chance.
The lounge was only a five minute walk from the transit hotel I was staying at, one level up from the main concourse.
The lounge exterior is gorgeous, and so is the reception area.
I was warmly welcomed by the associate at reception, who just warned me that the lounge closed at 11PM, though I was welcome to use it until then. I should note that this isn’t just a first class and oneworld Emerald lounge, but rather is also open to business class and oneworld Sapphire passengers.
British Airways renovated this lounge last year, and they did a fantastic job with it, in my opinion.
Near the entrance to the lounge were several couches and traditional lounging chairs.
Past that were some high-top communal tables.
Past that were some more leather chairs.
The center section of the lounge was especially stunning, between the light fixtures, the translucent privacy partitions, and the contrasting furniture color.
Similar seating areas continued along the perimeter of the lounge.
Then there was a TV area with some more comfortable-looking leather chairs.
In the very back of the lounge was a business center with a couple of communal tables. There were a couple of PCs, as well as a printer.
I was impressed by how many outlets there were throughout the lounge, including USB plugs in the business center area. You’d think plenty of outlets would be a given, but I’m always surprised by how many newly renovated lounges don’t get this right.
Perhaps the most stunning part of the lounge was the dining & bar area. There were booths lining the edge of the self serve area.
In the center of the lounge was the self serve drink area, as well as some high-top tables.
The centerpiece was a self serve wine bar.
Then on both sides of the centerpiece were liquor stations that were nearly identical, along with packaged snacks.
Just behind the self serve drink area was the food spread, which looked fairly appetizing.
There were samosas, curry, penne pasta, etc.
There was even satay, which I of course indulged in, given that I was in Singapore.
There were a couple of types of dessert, as well as some cookies and biscuits.
Then there were finger sandwiches, cold cuts, fruit, cheese, etc.
There were also a couple types of salad, as well as soup.
I hadn’t eaten since the China Airlines flight, so made a small plate with some satay, samosas, and a finger sandwich.
The lounge was still extremely crowded when I arrived, but as soon as boarding was called for the British Airways flight to London, the lounge emptied out. Of course the lounge also closed a few minutes after that. 😉 Anyway, that’s how I managed to get the empty pictures of the lounge that you see above, as I snapped them after most passengers left.
Then at 11PM I was kicked out and headed over to the SATS Premier Lounge, which was just a few steps away.
British Airways Lounge Singapore bottom line
I thought the British Airways Lounge Singapore was stunning, and aesthetically by far the nicest British Airways lounge I’ve ever visited. Aesthetically it was even much nicer than the Concorde Room New York and Concorde Room London, in my opinion. Keep in mind that this lounge is open to business and first class passengers, as well as oneworld Emerald & Sapphire members, so this isn’t just a first class lounge