The Krisflyer Gold Lounges has always been one of the better lounges in Singapore’s Changi Airport. It has been a bastion for Star Alliance Gold members travelling out of the terminal.
However, during the pandemic, the lounge was closed for almost 2 years and Star Alliance Gold members were instead redirected to the neighbouring SilverKris Lounge.
As the travel industry picks up speed again, the crowd levels in the SilverKris Lounge were getting out of hand and business class passengers had to even queue to get into the lounge. Therefore, many heaved a sigh of relief when Singapore Airlines announced in May last year that they were reopening the Krisflyer Gold Lounge. This would effectively reduce the crowd level and make the pre-flight environment more enjoyable for everyone.
Ever since I received the Krisflyer Gold Elite status last year, I’ve been looking out for opportunities to visit this lounge and I’m glad I finally did!
There are 2 Krisflyer Gold Lounges across the entire Changi Airport. They are located in Terminal 2 and Terminal 3 respectively. In this blog post, I’ll be reviewing my experience in the lounge in Terminal 3 specifically.
Opening hours: 24 hours
|Krisflyer Gold members flying on Star Alliance flights|
|Star Alliance Gold members flying on Star Alliance flights|
I gained access to the Krisflyer Gold lounge as I am a Krisflyer Gold member and I was flying in United Airlines.
The Krisflyer Gold Lounge is located right beside the SilverKris Lounge.
Once you’ve cleared immigration in terminal 3, turn left and you’ll find an escalator that leads to the lounge area.
Upon entering the lounge, I was struck by its inviting ambience. The decor was modern and stylish, combining warm lighting and natural light filtering through the floor-to-ceiling windows.
The lounge had several seating areas with a unique vibe and purpose. There were armchairs and sofas for relaxation, bar stools for those who wanted to catch up on work, and dining tables for those who preferred a proper meal.
I loved that the entire lounge faces the runway, similar to some of my favourite lounges like the Asiana Business Class Lounge in Incheon Airport.
One downside to the lounge was that it can get really crowded during peak hours. Finding a free seat may be a challenge, especially if you’re looking for a specific type of seating. When I visited the lounge on an early Saturday morning, there were still plenty of seats available.
Food and Drinks
As a foodie, I was eager to explore the dining options available at the lounge. I was pleased to find a decent selection of food, with a mix of local and international flavours.
I sampled several dishes, including some dim sum and laksa and was pleasantly surprised by the quality and taste. There were plenty of grab-and-go options, such as sandwiches, fruits, and pastries, for those who preferred something quick and easy.
Overall, the food selection was satisfying, and I appreciated the effort put into creating a diverse and delicious menu. The food options available are generally very similar to the SilverKris Lounge.
In terms of beverages, the lounge had a good range of options to choose from. There were self-serve coffee machines that brewed modern coffee selections like lattes, cappuccinos, and flat whites.
The TWG tea selection was impressive, with a range of blends that catered to different tastes.
Overall, my experience at the Singapore Airlines Gold Lounge was excellent. The lounge offers a great space to relax, enjoy good food and drinks, and get some work done before a flight.
While it may not be as large as the SilverKris Lounge, it still provides a cosy environment that’s perfect for travellers looking for a comfortable lounge experience. If you have access to the Singapore Airlines Gold Lounge, I highly recommend you check it out.