Chapter Wanderlust: Air France Lounge Frankfurt am Main Terminal 2

Continue my adventures of checking out Priority Pass lounges at Frankfurt am Main or Fraport in short! I cater extra time prior to my flight. Leaving the LuxxLounge in Terminal 1 I head off to check out the Air France Lounge in Terminal 2. At first I had the idea to head to Terminal 2 inside the transit area since the lounge is located there. I had information that it was possible to do it in the transit area using the airtrain. However it turns out to be one huge circle for me! KEEP IN MIND, YOU CANNOT CHANGE TERMINALS IN THE SECURE AREA! I guess that this is due to the Schengen area thinggi that is making things such a mess. I am so used to the Singapore pattern where all the secure area are linked. It just makes things so much easier. A certain tour of the Frankfurt Airport results in me entering and leaving Europe in less than a hour!

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Chapter Wanderlust: LuxxLounge Frankfurt am Main Terminal 1

I trust that all of you are familiar with the Priority Pass program, in Frankfurt International Airport where there is Terminal 1 and 2, there are a couple of lounges that are affiliated with the Priority Pass program. However there is only 1 options in Terminal 1. If you do not have any status or are flying economy, Priority Pass remains your best options for a lounge. Terminal 1 is the main terminal in Frankfurt. It is also the nearest terminal to the train station. After a 15 mins train ride from the central station you will lead out straight to Terminal 1. Frankfurt certainly have the easiest airport ground transport, it isn’t cheap though! With a one way ticket costing 4.80 Euros.

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Chapter Wanderlust: OBB Lounge Wien Hauptbahnhof

Welcome to another lounge report of Seeing The World In Steps travel dairies. As with the DB Lounge in munich that I have shared earlier with you peeps. I felt that train lounge are great and perfect, especially for the travellers that are not used to travelling by train frequently and also the travellers out of the country. The are a great use to leverage on the refreshments, toilets and a safe place to keep your baggage at times. As a traveller the most hurdles that I faced are finding complementary toilets in train stations and also a “safer” place to put your stuff when travelling alone! The use of it even increase especially when you are making transfers or miss a connections. The previous lounge saved my life while travelling through Munich! Access are usually given when you have a loyalty card or are travelling on a first class train tickets. When buying in advance, the price difference are not that much of a different, so you can put this into consideration when making the purchase.

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Chapter Wanderlust: DB Lounge Munich Hauptbahnhof

On my previous post, I mentioned that I was taking the ICE train from Amsterdam all the way to Salzburg, oh god that was a long journey! To make things even worse, my first train was delayed which created a domino effect and I miss all my subsequently train. Thankfully I took first class which gave me access to the lounge, if not I would be a monk from 8am in the morning till 6pm when I finally arrived in Salzburg! Cutting things short, after finding the next available train, I had an hour to spare which I went to check out the DB Lounge located in Munich Hauptbahnhof. I was pretty impressed by it. Yea Train Lounge are a thing despite it being not as famed as their airline counterparts. They are usually located in the few main stations and there are a few various ways where people could get access, one of the most common one would be travelling on a first class ticket!

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Chapter Wanderlust: Changi Airport Krisflyer Gold Lounge

Since I had plenty of time towards my flight and to make things even worse, my flight was being delayed for about an hour due to thunderstorm and weather! I decided to check out the nearby KrisflyerGold Lounge located in T3. Previously being in the Airforce, it sure felt like a common thing, happening day in day out where usually due to weather and rain, our plans for the whole day just comes to nothing. Most of the time we will just shrug it off, since it doesn’t really affect my stuff and life goes on as per usual, we will just fly on the spare days instead. Cat 1, heavy winds, no ground activities. This time around I was really feeling it, even though I would absolutely love to stay in The Private Room and the Suites for even longer, I had a train connection to make! I certainly didn’t want to miss it. Stay tuned for the story for this as well, which I will share very soon in the flight report of the suites that I recently flew. Speaking about access to the lounge, although I didn’t really qualify for access into the KrisflyerGold Lounge, the attendant just waved me in since I was holding on to a suites ticket anyway.

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Chapter Wanderlust: Changi Airport Silverkris Lounge

After having my scrumptious dinner and experience at The Private Room, if you guys remember about my last episode, I was sharing on the best lounge of Singapore Airlines, where you can only access it when flying Suites or First Class on SQ. I got to work out some of that calories and decide to check out the rest of the lounge, which comprises of the First Class and Business Class section. While I have been to the business class portion of the lounge, I have never been to the First Class portion of the lounge. I am also keen to see how things have change in the business class section. Since The Private Room was located inside the First Class Section, immediately out of it would be the First Class Lounge. The Silverkris lounge is available for access if you are travelling in Business or First Class on SQ or Star Alliance Partners. It is also available to the top tier membership of SQ, PPS Club. For all other Star Alliance Gold card holder or KrisGold holder, you are able to access the KrisFlyer Gold Lounge instead.
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Chapter Wanderlust: Comparison of Priority Pass Lounges in Changi Airport T3

After my hiatus in Changi Airport and also having much calories in me to kill, I went on a lounge hopping around Terminal 3 of Singapore Changi Airport. Using my unlimited access Priority Pass lounge card from Standard Chartered Bank, I am determine to find out which is the best Priority Pass Lounge in Terminal 3. For those of you who are unsure. Priority Pass owns the largest network of lounge in the world, while it does not owns the actual lounge it actually collaborate with many different lounge operators to provide it’s card members with access. There are shitty lounge in the network, to some really nice airlines ones like the Air France Lounge, Plaza Premium Lounge and also even one world lounges. Some will have to pay, but mostly people can get for free with collaboration from their credits cards. There are more than 1000 lounge in the world and you can find them on their apps or the website. Speaking of this, Singapore Changi Airport actually have many lounge in the network. We have actually 10 lounge throughout Terminals 1 to 3. There are currently no lounge in Terminal 4. My go to lounge in Terminal 1 would be the Plaza Premium Lounge, it is one of the newest and also one of the best. The lounge journey begins.

I visited a total of 3 lounge in Terminal 3, this will be pretty good research for my future holidays. I visited the SATS Premier Lounge, dnata Lounge and also the Ambassador Transit Lounge. I will share my thoughts here. The first one would be dnata lounge, the décor look fresh and cool, it seems to be well maintained as well. It has a quiet reading area as well with some nice brown couch to rest on. It seems really nice. What I really like about this lounge would also be the individual toilets with showers. Instead of a huge shared ones, this is really good and they are well maintained as well.

Speaking about the refreshments, there was a small buffet area between the main lounge area and the entrance. The buffet area also had a couple of actual proper dining tables for those who would like to have a meal. They have hot options like Chicken Satay, Teriyaki Salmon some salad corner and also cup noodles. The satay looks pretty good. Drinks wise, the coffee machine look professional and a soda machine, the alcohol options looks pretty limited and no individual bottled water.

The next lounge that I went to next would be the Ambassador Transit Lounge, it is located near the food court, at the far end of it. This lounge is packed. Like really crowded, seats were mostly taken up, some of the people even took off their shoes and rest their legs on the couch. I was promptly welcomed into the lounge by the agent and after swiping my PP card, I was given a wifi code and also two drinks coupon. So in comparison to the dnata Lounge, this lounge is even more stingy and controlling the drinks. They a pretty cool business corner with touch screen computers and it is probably the most spacious area in the lounge currently. The lounge should have views of the planes and runways, although it is at night and couldn’t see a thing.

Refreshments wise, there was three to four hot options and some cakes. There was a pretty cool salad bar though and they were covered. Speaking about hygiene. There was also a made to order laksa station which I though was pretty good.

Given that it was a Priority Pass Lounge I was very impress by its showers and also the toilet. They have individual showers which actually looks pretty chic. It is actually even better than the bed and breakfast that I am staying at right now. There are rainforest showers, although soaps are by dispenser I am still okay with it, given that it is a priority pass lounge. There are also a make up area, with mirrors, chairs and hairdryer.

The last lounge that I visited was the SATS Premier Lounge. I had the highest expectation with it, given that I always visit them in terminal 1 and was always pretty fine by it. The décor was nice, looks fresh and new. They also had flowers and the lounge sort of extend into the terminal, which makes it look more spacious. They have comfy couches and warm lighting that makes it comfy for relaxing and also screen that shows the flight details as well as international news. They had these nice tall leather arm chairs that were really cool and nice but doesn’t provide a lot of privacy though.

Refreshments wise, there are nice coffee machine and definitely more comprehensive and nicer alcohol selection out of all the lounges that I have visited. Perhaps I am there when the dinner crowd is over, there isn’t much food and I only saw a salad bar with some cold cuts. There were bottled water though.

To conclude, I can’t really say that there is a best Priority Pass lounge in Terminal 3, I think that each of the three lounge that I went each had its stong points and weakness. The best lounge in Changi Airport would still be the Plaza Premium Lounge in Terminal 1.

Best Décor and Lounging Space: SATS Premier Lounge

Best Showers: Ambassador Transit Lounge

Best Refreshments: dnata Lounge

To me a priority pass lounge, would be to have a quiet and relaxing place to rest. It isn’t for any gourmet dining or what. A nice clean place would be the best. Something extra would definitely be the hot refreshment. Showers as well when I am in transit. Another thing that can’t be missed will definitely be small bottles of water. Sometimes when I am in a rush, I would just like to grab a bottle of water and then board the plane. It is a good way to escape from all the overpriced water at the airport. With this I hope you guys have a clearer idea, my go to lounge should be the SATS Premier Lounge, since my home is in Singapore, I do not need a shower and I believe that during dinner time, the refreshments would be more substantial.