Singapore Airlines opened its new SilverKris lounge at the Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport in Thailand late last week (May 10 or 11) (Sebastian wrote about it here) and I had a chance to visit it this past Monday when I was flying out from Bangkok.
The lounge has moved from its location from the beginning of the A gates to the place close to the D7 where Singapore Airlines flights from Bangkok are now supposed to leave (spoke with the manager).
I hadn’t done my research too well and went to the area where the old lounge was located only to find out the paper on the door of the closed lounge advising me to walk 800 meters to the new one.
SilverKris lounge opening times per Star Alliance lounge finder:
Here are some of the photos that I took:
I was flying out on Thai Airways but nobody really should go to the Thai lounges in Bangkok. They are very disappointing compared to the EVA and SQ lounges which business/first class passenger flying on Star and Star Alliance Gold members have access to.
The only drawback now is that many of the Thai Airways flights operate from the B and C gates and it is bit of a hike to get to them from these two lounges. If you are flying on Thai Airways, they don’t close the flight more than 10 minutes before the scheduled departure at the earliest. Just leave from either EVA or Singapore Airlines lounge leaving some time for you to do the trek.
When you enter the transit area (assuming coming from immigration) turn right and walk to the area where the terminal divides to E, F and G gates. Take the escalator or elevator down and go to visit these two lounges.
I liked the new bar area of the Singapore Airlines lounge a lot and had time for two cocktails that the bar tenders made. Was bit surprised that they didn’t have Tiger beer on the machine but only available as a can or bottle.
They didn’t have laksa available this past Monday but was told that it should be available in the coming week. The new lounge has toilet facilities inside the lounge that wasn’t the case with the old one.