Aloft To Asia – Singapore Air Transfer And Asiana Lounge


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I had to visit the transfer desk in Seoul since I flew Korean and Singapore Air on the same ticket number. I had access to both the Korean and Asiana Business class lounges but only had time to visit one.

I heard reports about how easy it is to transit through the Incheon airport so I wasn’t concerned about the process. My biggest decision would be which lounge to visit during the two and a half hour layover.

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Singapore Air Transfer Process

I arrived into the Korean Air terminal F and headed to the transit security lane. The line was short and I was through security in about 20 minutes. My only complaint was the transit security area was so hot that almost everyone in the line was breaking a sweat.

After the security process was complete, I could have gone to the Korean Business Class lounge but I only had about two hours in Incheon at this point so I took the train to the concourse terminal where I would complete the transfer process and visit the Asiana Business Class lounge.

The transfer desk was easy to find near gate 122.

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The transfer desk handled most Star Alliance carriers. Since I was transferring to a Singapore Air flight on a Korean ticket this was the logical place to visit. The agent disagreed. She said that since my ticket was issued by Korean Air, I’d have to go back to the Korean Air desk to pick up my Korean Air flight ticket. At this point I provided her my Asiana confirmation number for the Singapore Air flight 15. That cleared up the confusion and I was all set with my seat on SQ15. Next, I headed to the Asiana lounge located just around the corner.

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The agents welcomed me into the Business Class lounge on the right. To the left was the First Class lounge which I’ll visit next year during my Singapore Air First Class flights.

The lounge was very relaxing. One side of the lounge felt like a library which even had a piano.

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The left side had a large seating area. Behind this area was the dining area and buffet. I checked out the buffet but skipped the food since I knew I’d be in for a treat on my next flight, SQ15. Instead I grabbed a couple of water bottles and headed for the shower.

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The lounge had plenty of showers available for use. Head to the front desk and ask for the shower if you wish to gain access. The agent will escort you to the shower towards the back near the restrooms.

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Terminal And Singapore SQ15 Boarding

The Seoul airport has a fantastic transfer process. I only saw a small portion of the terminal walking from the Korean Air terminal to the Singapore Air gate. There were plenty of shops, things to see and even a children’s play zone in case you bring your kids. A couple of hours visiting this airport won’t due it any justice. So I can’t comment on the rest of the airport.

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On the way to the gate I passed an Emirates A380 parked next to my 777-300. I flew my first A380 with Air France and am always looking for the next opportunity to fly on this plane again. It is very impressive.

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Once at the gate, I asked the Singapore Air agent for a seat closer to the front of the plane. It only took about 60 seconds and she had me confirmed in seat 15A in Business Class. A short while after I received my new seat the boarding process started. In similar form to the Korean Air boarding process, the Business Class formed a separate line from economy and boarded with first class.

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Before I knew it, I was seated in my first Singapore Air Business Class seat enjoying a glass of champagne.

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The next six hours in my Singapore Business Class seat were….

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