It’s been almost three months since we covered the opening weekend of the new Jewel Changi Airport, the latest leisure attraction in the public area linked directly to Terminals 1, 2 and 3. We even spent the night at it’s new capsule hotel – the YOTELAIR, Asia’s first such property, and wrote a full review.
Aside from shops and eateries galore and a huge indoor waterfall, the ‘Rain Vortex’, one of the other main attractions of the Jewel complex for our readers was the Changi Lounge.
A pay-per-use concept specifically targeted towards seamless intermodal transfers for cruise ship passengers, those with a valid boarding card for any flight departing from Changi can also use the facility, which is handily located directly opposite the Jewel Early Check-in Lounge.
When we spoke to the Changi Lounge manager on the opening weekend, he confirmed to us that the lounge would also be accessible to Priority Pass, LoungeKey, Lounge Pass and Dragon Pass members once the negotiations had been completed.
Nearly three months later two of these schemes, Priority Pass and DragonPass, now include the Changi Lounge.
Here are the details and access requirements for these schemes from the respective websites:
For both access schemes you’ll be limited to use the lounge for a 3-hour period and must have a boarding pass with confirmed same-day onward travel from Changi to be eligible, including any guests.
Accompanying children under the age of 3 are admitted free.
Priority Pass members are limited to lounge access from 4 hours prior to flight departure time, with a maximum 3-hour stay. For example if your flight departs at 19:55, earliest access is 15:55.
DragonPass members can use the lounge for any 3-hour period on the same day of travel. For example if your flight departs at 19:55 you could use the Changi Lounge from 1pm to 4pm, then switch to an airside lounge prior to your flight.
The Changi Lounge
The lounge is open 24 hours a day, and facilities include complimentary buffet refreshments, business services and Wi-Fi.
The general seating area provides several options, including many with multi-standard power sockets and USB charging ports. There are also workstations with Mac computers.
A bar also serves alcoholic drinks including beers, Champagnes and wines, and an à la carte menu is available for more substantial dishes, though all of these options are chargeable for lounge guests.
If you don’t have a Priority Pass or DragonPass you can access the Changi Lounge at the following rates, either booked in advance or as a walk-up guest. You will still need a valid same-day boarding pass to be eligible.
- Adults: S$38
- Children: S$27 (ages 3 to 12)
- Children under age 3: Free
Adult access at a higher rate of S$50 includes use of the shower facilities, otherwise these are charged at S$18 extra per person. We assume the latter charge also applies if you use an access scheme to visit the lounge.
There are also private resting rooms if you need to sleep, charged at S$34 for the first hour and S$20 for each subsequent hour. Conference rooms can also be hired out at additional charge.
Another welcome (and slightly frustratingly awaited) Priority Pass lounge option at Changi, and only the second in the public area after The Haven in T3 (see our review). DragonPass members also now benefit from access.
For those with unlimited membership plans don’t get too excited – you’ll still need a valid same-day boarding pass to access this lounge so you can’t just relax here halfway through your weekend shopping visit!
(Cover Photo: MainlyMiles)