Some time ago, I wrote a review of the Oman Air Lounge at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi that I had a chance to visit before taking my flight back to Tokyo. This review covers another Priority Pass lounge I visited that day – the Air France-KLM Lounge.
Besides offering access to Priority Pass members for a maximum of three hours per visit, the lounge is, of course, accessible to Air France and KLM premium class passengers as well as Sky Team status holders.
Recently, the lounge also started offering paid access to Air France and KLM economy class passengers for 1,000THB (about 30USD).
The lounge is located one level below the main departures area, in concourse G.
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Just past the lounge’s reception desk, there is a magazine rack with international press, and a small business center with counter-heigh chairs and some computers.
To the left of the reception area is the quieter of the two main seating areas. It features blue and red leather sofa chairs with small coffee tables. In the middle of the area is a small counter with soft drinks, pastries and snacks. There is also a pair of massage chairs in one of the corners.
The main seating area to the right of the reception desk features small dining tables with chairs in a similar blue and red leather style to the sofa chairs in the quiet area. The fairly diverse buffet spread is in the very back of this area together with some counter-height chairs.
The lounge also offers showers, although I did not check them out, as I had taken shower in the Oman Air Lounge.
Food & Drinks Selection
The food selection in this lounge was very good, perhaps the best of the Priority Pass lounges I visited so far. A wide array of cold and hot options was on offer. All of this was spread over two counters in the back of the lounge.
The hot choices ranged from pumpkin cream soup through Chinese buns and dim sum, and pizza and pasta, all the way to stir fried chicken with rice.
On the cold side, there was a selection of bread and pastries, fruits, sushi, and canapes. There were also the obligatory potato chips, nuts, and other snacks.
Alcoholic drinks, tea and coffee could be found on the counters as well.
Separately, there was a fridge and a freezer with the soft drink selection and ice cream.
Air France-KLM Lounge Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Summary
In Bangkok, Priority Pass offers access to many lounges (most of which are part of the CIP Lounge chain). Personally, I found the Oman Air lounge to be the most inviting in terms of the decor and ambiance.
In terms of refreshments offered, however, the Air France-KLM lounge was my favorite with its selection of fresh and tasty pastries as well as decent selection of hot meals.
With Priority Pass Prestige membership, there is no downside to visiting both of the lounges (or even the other lounges at the airport). If you have one of the limited memberships, I would probably go for the Air France-KLM Lounge.
I would also consider visiting the lounge for the 1,000THB fee if I was flying Air France or KLM economy without Priority Pass membership. Depending on how hungry you were, if you drink alcohol, and if you needed to take a shower, it could be a fairly decent deal.
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