Planning a seamless and stress-free trip is every traveller's dream, and this applies to the airport experience as well. From squeezing in some last-minute shopping to figuring out how to spend time between hotel check-out and late-night flights, the pre-flight period can be tricky to plan. Whether you’re the type to maximise every single minute of your trip or leave planning to the last minute, this limbo period can be a headache for many.  

However, if you’re a traveller heading home at the end of your holiday in Singapore, you’ll find this to be less of an issue because there’s the Jewel Early Check-in Lounge that will free you up to shop, dine and explore more attractions, or to simply unwind before your holiday comes to an end. What’s more, it’s a fuss-free process and you even get special perks and discounts just by checking in early. Read on for all the reasons why you should check in early!

1. Hassle-free transition from hotel check-out to boarding your flight

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Checked out of your hotel but have nowhere to go? Check in early and explore Jewel and Changi Airport!

One of the biggest concerns for travellers with late-night flights is the awkward gap between their hotel check-out time and flight departure. By checking in early at the Jewel Early Check-in Lounge, this transition becomes seamless. You can bid farewell to the stress of securing late check-outs at your hotel and worrying about where to store your luggage in the interim. Instead, check in at Jewel before your flight and free yourself up to explore the attractions at Jewel and Changi Airport, or enjoy a relaxing pre-flight experience – more suggestions on where to shop, dine and play in this article.

2. Avoid queues and have a smooth check-in process

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Check in at your convenience with the help of FAST machines at the Jewel Early Check-in Lounge.

Checking in early allows you to avoid long queues and potential delays at the check-in counters. You'll have more time to complete the necessary check-in processes and check in your baggage, without feeling rushed.

At the Jewel Early Check-in Lounge, utilise the FAST machines for a smooth, efficient and stress-free check-in process. If you’re unfamiliar with FAST, which stands for Fast And Seamless Travel, simply use the Automated Check-in Kiosks to get your boarding pass and baggage tag(s), then deposit your baggage at the Automated Bag Drop Machines. 

The Jewel Early Check-in Lounge at Jewel Changi Airport is available for departures from all Changi Airport terminals and is especially useful during peak periods in the evening and night. Depending on your flight, you can check-in from 3 hours to 24 hours before your departure on 18 airlines. Check the website for the full list of eligible airlines. 


Location: Jewel Changi Airport, Level 1 
Opening hours: Opens daily from 8:00am to 12:00am

3. Enjoy discounts & special deals at Jewel

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A world of adventures await at Jewel, where you can shop, dine and play. Plus, you’ll get special discounts just for checking in early!

With the check-in process sorted, you'll have ample time to explore Jewel. Discover the enchanting Canopy Park and its thrilling attractions, treat yourself to some retail therapy or indulge in a gastronomical spread with Jewel’s line-up of 250 shops and restaurants. Don't forget to pick up authentic local souvenirs for your loved ones back home, or make your travel experience all the more memorable.

And if you didn't know, travellers who check in using the Jewel Early Check-in Lounge will get to enjoy a host of exclusive discounts and perks. Here are some of them:


Get discounts for Changi Experience Studio, Canopy Park’s attractions and Jewel-Rassic Quest. Parents can use the chance to entertain the kids and tire them out so that they can have a restful night on the plane ride back home.

  • 20% off standard admission rates to Changi Experience Studio; 
  • 20% off standard admission rates to Jewel attractions like the Canopy Park, Mastercard Canopy Bridge, Bouncing Net, Walking Net; 
  • 20% off standard admission rates to Jewel-Rassic Quest. 


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Shop for food souvenirs by local brands at Level 1 of Jewel.

Whether it’s shopping for personal needs or that last minute local souvenir for family and friends, you can shop to your heart’s content at Jewel.


Dine with a view of the HSBC Rain Vortex or indulge in a last Singaporean meal before you take off, Jewel's got plenty of options.

4. Have ample time to discover Changi Airport’s famed attractions and facilities

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There are many green spaces around Changi Airport for travellers to take a breather, including the recently revamped Enchanted Garden at Terminal 2.

After exploring Jewel, you can also set aside some time before your flight to explore Changi Airport’s famed gardens and attractions, and shop the best duty-free beauty, liquor and electronic products. 

Besides the well-known Butterfly Garden and Sunflower Garden, there are many undiscovered attractions and hidden gems across the different terminals. Or pay a visit to the newer attractions like the Central Piazza garden at Terminal 1 where you’ll find vertical green gardens, lush vegetation, ponds and lounge spaces, and the revamped Enchanted Garden at Terminal 2 with a myriad of flower varieties including the elegant orchid and a koi pond. 

For the shopaholics, don’t miss the Shilla Duty Free for cosmetics and perfumes, and Lotte Duty Free for wines and spirits. You can also get the ultimate pampering at the Terminal 3’s Shilla Beauty Loft with a luxury facial, flash makeover, one-on-one fragrance consultation or shop to your heart’s content with Changi’s Shopping Concierge service. For more pro shopping tips, read here!

5. Take the chance to rest and relax before your holiday comes to an end

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The Changi Lounge offers three types of packages with 3-hour lounge access (priced from S$25++ onwards), depending on your needs.

Take advantage of the extra time you gain through early check-in at Jewel to pamper yourself and relax before your holiday concludes!

Before the long flight, treat yourself to a massage at Natureland Spa Premium, a mani/pedi at Picota Nail Spa, a relaxing hair spa at Cuttour Hair Studio, or an express facial at SkinGo!. For a quiet place to rest, enjoy the comforts of Changi Lounge, where you can savour free flow light snacks, access high-speed internet, or refresh with a shower or quick nap. 

For those with more time on their hands, YotelAIR provides comfortable 'blackout' cabins where you can catch up on sleep regardless of the time of day. You can book a room for as little as four hours. Check out this promotional day rate at S$100++ for 4 hours between 6:00am to 10:00pm. Alternatively, pay-per-use lounges are available in transit. 


Forget about the hassle of getting late hotel check-outs, long airport queues, and filling the time pocket before flight departures. Instead, check in early for peace of mind, and stretch the last day of your holiday time with a little adventure at Jewel and Changi Airport!


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