Qatar Airways opened its own Premium lounge at Suvarnabhumi airport in Bangkok back in February 2018 and I wrote a piece about it based on my visit in March (read more here).
The lounge is only open for business and first class passengers. You cannot access it based on Oneworld status (Sapphire or Emerald) if traveling on economy. You can, however, access it when flying on other Oneworld airlines on business or first.
The issue is that Oneworld doesn’t list this lounge on their website at all. It makes finding the actual opening times difficult. Qatar Airways has timed the lounge to be open during their departures.
Here’s the display that is outside of the lounge in January 2019:
The lounge is open:
- 2:30AM – 1:30PM
- 4:30PM – 8:30PM
- 10:30PM – 00:50AM
I tend to find myself most often at the Cathay Pacific lounge when flying on Oneworld out from Bangkok. The JAL lounge is good too but rather limited opening times.
Qatar Airways obviously doesn’t want other Oneworld passengers into their Premium lounges and makes sure that they are not listed on the alliance’s database.