Located in the departure area of Singapore Changi Terminal 1, the British Airways Lounge is another alternative to the Qantas Singapore Lounge. The latter can get pretty crowded during the peak evening departure period, so if you’re travelling as a premium passenger on a One World carrier, the British Airways Lounge is a good option.
At the main entrance, enter through a pair of sliding doors, present your eligible boarding pass for a quick verification, and you should be through.
The interior decor is very similar to the British Airways branding, and also resembles the cabin interiors of their premium cabins.
The layout of the lounge is fairly linear, with seating arranged along the entire length of the lounge on one side, and food and beverage on the other.
There are many armchairs throughout the lounge, all with similar levels of comfort. Each comes equipped with charging ports, so your electronic devices never run out of battery. The lamps also provide adequate lighting for a comfortable read.
High tables are also available should you prefer them, and the magazine rack has more than sufficient reading material to cater to your needs.
Even though the lounge doesn’t directly face the tarmac, it does receive natural lighting from across the concourse. At dusk, the lounge appears more cozy with these lovely lamps suspended from the ceiling.
And now to the food. Overall, the selection is pretty limited, with satay appearing to be a more permanent feature at the lounge. There’s a salad bar and cold dishes to choose from as well. You might be able to enjoy better food at the Qantas Singapore Lounge.
For beverages, you can help yourself to a fairly wide selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic ones. Dining seating can be found on the other side of the food bars, along the entire length of the lounge.
At the opposite end of the lounge from the entrance, you can find a quiet corner to complete some unfinished work, or even catch up on the latest news on the television.
The British Airways Lounge Singapore is a great alternative to the Qantas Singapore Lounge, as it tends to be less crowded in general. Who says one can’t enjoy the best of both worlds? I recommend having your meal at the Qantas Lounge before you adjourn to the British Airways Lounge while you wait for your flight to board. This way, you won’t have to contend with the crowds that tend to flock to the former lounge.