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Old August 30th, 2010, 03:06 PM   #1001
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Most gates have 2. Don't tell me they count those as 2.
no, counted as one.
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Old August 31st, 2010, 07:48 AM   #1002
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yes, changi does have an overwhelming amount of gates and thus may sound like a lie, but it's true. The whole philosophy of the airport is to grow before the extra capacity is need, thus sparing the passengers from hazzles of constructions on par with terminal usage. What a great and generous way of thinking!

So the bottom line is, they have many many gates and a lot of space which the don't actualy use, but they expect them to use in the future. Plus, it makes it easier for new carriers to fly to changi, without having to wait for airline relocation, freed space, etc.
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Old September 16th, 2010, 04:18 PM   #1003
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Terminal One (Ongoing upgrading works progress)

Referbished Gate Lounges & Part of transit area
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Parts of terminal one awaiting new look

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Old September 16th, 2010, 04:26 PM   #1004
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Nice! Want to see more.

The new ceiling looks a bit plain. I was expecting something more exciting.
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Old September 16th, 2010, 06:31 PM   #1005
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Nice! Want to see more.

The new ceiling looks a bit plain. I was expecting something more exciting.
The transit area has been covered in lights in some parts. Will find pictures and post soon!
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Old September 16th, 2010, 08:30 PM   #1006
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Sadz... The old exterior of T1 is completely gone...

Those enclosed gate lounges really underscores what I hate about Changi... but on the bright side, the TSA and Munich airport authorities apparently seem to appreciate that there's this "final check" before passengers board the planes, and apparently screening of passengers on nonstop flights from Singapore is abit more 'relaxed'.
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Old September 16th, 2010, 08:34 PM   #1007
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The new exterior looks really nice but I agree the old exterior has been there since day one it kind of sad to see it go...........
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Old September 17th, 2010, 04:07 AM   #1008
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......Those enclosed gate lounges really underscores what I hate about Changi... but on the bright side, the TSA and Munich airport authorities apparently seem to appreciate that there's this "final check" before passengers board the planes, and apparently screening of passengers on nonstop flights from Singapore is abit more 'relaxed'.
Because Changi adopted a shared airside concourse concept (i.e. both departures & arrivals use the same concourse area for circulation) from the very beginning, the "secured" gate lounge arrangement is unavoidable.
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Old September 17th, 2010, 05:52 AM   #1009
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2010 Golden Pillow Award:

1. Singapore Changi
2. Seoul Incheon
3. Hong Kong
4. Amsterdam Schiphol
5. Munich
6. Frankfurt International
7. Auckland
8. Vancouver
9. Zurich
10. San Francisco

1 | SINGAPORE CHANGI
Rank 2010: 1 Rank 2009: 1

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For the 14th year, Singapore Changi has once again scored the coveted top Golden Pillow Award. The airport sleepers have voted and it looks like "Club Changi" continues to sit at the top of the list.

In addition to those typical amenities that we rave about at other airports such as WiFi, internet cafes, prayer rooms, and good eats, add these upgrades available at Changi: snooze chairs and napping areas in transit, city tours, a swimming pool and Jacuzzi, 24 hour massage and spa facilities, video games, music lounges, live bands, gardens, and free movies -- all at the airport. There really is no reason to leave Club Changi. Several contributors have raved about Singapore's Changi airport and have suggested you stay a few nights there even if you have the money for a hotel.

The thing we love about Changi is their ability to make the airport fun! From its Entertainment Deck with the Movie Theatre and XBox/Playstation consoles to the new 4-storey slide at terminal 3, being at the airport does not have to be a boring, coma-inducing experience.

Everything is not all sunshine and roses at our beloved Changi though. The Budget Terminal continues to be a black mark on this shining star. Last year, Toyotaboy95 wrote that the no-frills Budget terminal is "atrocious, a crime against all airports". While annaleighgiovinazzo commented that "descending from an Airbus A320 on a ladder" at the Budget Terminal clashed with Changi's "image of prosperity". Boo to that! That's not the Changi we have grown to love.

"One can easily spend a day or two inside the airport without getting bored." -Arkantos

"I was encouraged by the nice looking cushioned seats with no armrests near the gates. If you sleep at this airport, this is the place to be b/c outside of customs in the check-in areas of Terminal 1 there are no cushy seats and no carpeted floors, at least not that I could find." - Simmoni

"We travel with three kids and it was amazing - endless entertainment for them, with feeding the kois, butterfly room, play areas, free internet." - ahendo


Airport Services/Facilities:
WiFi, Internet Kiosks, Food-24 hours ($), Baggage Storage($), pay-in Lounges ($), Shower ($), Gym & Spa ($), Massage ($), Swimming Pool & Jacuzzi ($), Convenience Stores/Supermarkets ($), Prayer rooms, Business Centres ($), Singapore City Tour, Nature Trail (including a Butterfly Garden, Cactus Garden, Fern Garden, Koi Pond, Orchid Garden, Sunflower Garden, Fragrant Garden, Night Light Garden), airside Rest Areas with snooze chairs, Aviation Gallery, Children's Play Area, Entertainment Deck (including a Jam Studio, Lan Gaming, Music Area, MTV Booth, Movie Theatre, XBox and PlayStation consoles), The Slide @ T3 - 4 storey slide ($), Grand Prix Race Stimulators ($).


2 | SEOUL INCHEON
Rank 2010: 2 Rank 2009: 3

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Seoul Incheon continues to rank higher and higher with airport sleepers....even after I delete all of the ballot stuffing that comes in from South Korea (lol). Take a look at those dreamy lounge chairs in transit (see top left photo).

"Incheon is great. It's airy, comfortable, super squeaky clean, quiet, and efficient. The food choices are great - we ate in the cafeteria-style place which serves tasty and affordable Korean food with free self-service side dishes (banchan). There's free WiFi, and an area where you can use the internet for free on provided laptops." - ana_siam

Airport Services/Facilities
Food-24 hours ($), WiFi, Internet Kiosks/Stations ($), Sauna ($), Shower ($), Massage ($), Baby Care Lounges, Children's Play Areas, Korean Cultural Museum, Traditional Craft Gallery, Observation Deck, Gardens (Pine Tree, Woody Plant, Alpine, Green, Cactus, Water, Four Gracious Plants, Star Garden and Wildflower), Driving Range ($)


3 | HONG KONG
Rank 2010: 3 Rank 2009: 3

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In the past the airport got low scores for being too cold, but it appears they have fixed that problem.... but bring a blanket just in case. The Hong Kong airport has a 9 hole golf course, an interactive movie studio and a 3D Movie Theatre. If you are in transit and really need to rest, look for the lounge chairs hidden behind shrubbery.

"The airport is new, big, clean, safe, with free unlimited wi-fi, the security guards don't bother you, it's not cold, you can sleep comfortably in the double chairs in a row, or in one throwing your legs on the trolley." - Martian

Airport Services/Facilities:
WiFi, Internet kiosks, Baggage Storage ($), Showers ($), pay-in Lounges ($), Children's Play Areas & TV Lounges, airside Resting Lounges, Prayer rooms, Smoking Lounges, Historical & Cultural exhibits, handicraft workshops, 9 hole golf course ($), PlayStation Gateway, Sports Simulators (soccer, basketball, golf, boxing, skiing, car racing, shooting), Asia Hollywood is an interactive movie studio ($), Aviation Discovery Centre, 3D Movie Theatre ($)


More information in this link: http://www.sleepinginairports.net/bestof.htm

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Old September 19th, 2010, 06:21 PM   #1010
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From Yahoo! news:http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20100919...20100919025920

China Eastern plane catches fire after Singapore take-off

– Sat Sep 18, 10:59 pm ET
SINGAPORE (AFP) – A China Eastern Airlines plane caught fire shortly after it took off from Singapore's Changi Airport on Friday and was forced to turn back, a report said Sunday.

All 229 passengers on flight MU568 which was bound for Shanghai were unhurt, the Sunday Times said.

An employee from Changi Airport confirmed the incident when contacted by AFP and said the problem was caused by a technical fault but gave no other details.

One of the passengers identified as Mrs Huang was quoted by the newspaper as saying she saw fire on the plane's left wing and the pilot made an announcement that they would return to the airport.

"I saw that the left wing of the plane was on fire and was spewing smoke," she told the Sunday Times' sister publication, Lianhe Wanbao.

"The pilot then told us the plane had run into trouble and needed to return to Changi Airport," she said.

The report said alternative arrangements had been made to put the passengers on another flight to Shanghai.
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Old September 19th, 2010, 07:08 PM   #1011
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Old September 21st, 2010, 09:20 AM   #1013
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Changi wins 6 more 'Best Airport' Awards
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SINGAPORE: Singapore Changi Airport has been recognised for its continued excellence with six more 'Best Airport' awards.

They include recognition by leading travel publication, Business Traveller (UK).

Changi has received the recognition every single year since 1988.

Readers of Condé Nast Traveler (US) chose Changi Airport as the 'Best International Airport' for the seventh time in its 'Annual Business Travel Awards'.

Positive sentiments about Changi were echoed at the 'Business Traveller Asia-Pacific Awards 2010' by readers of Business Traveller Asia-Pacific, who chose Changi as the 'Best Airport in the World' for the 19th successive year.

The latest string of awards announced brings the total number won this year to 16.

Since its opening in 1981, Changi Airport has won more than 350 airport awards. - CNA/fa
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Old September 21st, 2010, 09:32 AM   #1014
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Congrats Changi!!!
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Old September 21st, 2010, 02:40 PM   #1015
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TERMINAL 3 BUTTERFLY GARDEN
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Old September 21st, 2010, 02:50 PM   #1016
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Old September 21st, 2010, 07:23 PM   #1017
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from the EDGE singapore

Marina Bay Sands and SATS launch first city check-in and baggage acceptance service

Marina Bay Sands and SATS have jointly introduced a new city check-in and baggage acceptance service – the first of its kind in Singapore – for hotel guests and visitors heading to Changi Airport.

With the launch of the Baggage Express service, Marina Bay Sands’ guests and customers departing on Singapore Airlines (SIA) and SilkAir flights can enjoy the convenience of checking-in at least three hours before their flights depart. They can receive their boarding passes and baggage claim tags at Marina Bay Sands. Checked-in guests can also proceed directly to clear immigration at Singapore Changi Airport and be at the boarding gate before it closes.

Checking in at a downtown location offers users greater flexibility to maximise their time before leaving Singapore. This service will be extended to cover more participating airlines in the coming months.

Located at Marina Bay Sands’ Coach Terminal, the check-in counters will initially operate from Thursday to Monday from 10 am to 6 pm.

The Baggage Express service is free for guests without any check-in luggage. A handling charge of $25 for every two bags applies. The check-in service is also open to hotel guests staying in other parts of Singapore.

The accepted baggage will be transported to Changi Airport with regular transport runs and will undergo security screening at the airport. The counters at Marina Bay Sands are manned primarily by SATS’ personnel.

http://theedgesingapore.com/the-dail...e-service.html
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 01:46 AM   #1018
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I love Changi airport, I was in it nearly 3 years ago, and it's so clean, nice and spacious.
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Old September 22nd, 2010, 01:32 PM   #1019
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