By W. Wang
When you have to take a long and in-direct flight with overlay, it’s very important to pay attention on the comfort, convenience, and efficiency during your trip. Being a member of Star Alliance, for example, can make your tiring trip more bearable. Star Alliance lounges provide good services at major airports worldwide. Along with paid star alliance member and business class traveler, a member with Gold status with any partner airlines could also use the facility when traveling on economy class on any international flight. However, every lounge has its own rules and policies regarding bringing guests. The lounge at JFK airport, for example, allows its Star alliance member along with the family to use the lounge. But, Star Alliance lounge at Changi Airport in Singapore, allows its member to bring only one guest. This could be challenging when traveling with the family. Unless your child is 2 years old or younger, you entire family won’t be able to use the facility even if you are willing to pay for the extra person. (To read more about Star Alliance, go to DoyanTravel.com and follow the link to Star Alliance homepage).
If you really need a quick and good rest and can not bring the entire family to the lounge, your best bet is to go to the transit hotel available at Changi airport. Located at terminal 2, Ambassador is one of the transit hotels that offers clean and reasonabley priced room. For as low as 41.20 Singapore Dollar, you can get a single occupancy budget room for minimum of 6 hours. For additional of 20 Singapore Dollar, you can get a better room with your own private bathroom. Or if you just want to use their shower facility, you can pay as little as 9 Singapore Dollar.
In conclusion, a smooth and good travel experience is not just about the experience at the destination but also an overall experience during the entire trip. Getting to the destination fresh and rested is the first step to a happy and healthy journey.