Early 2020 AD. Timothy and I embark on a 21st century Odyssey. On the Majestic Princess from Sydney to New Caledonia, Vanuatu and Fiji. Back to Sydney, then to Melbourne and flying back home.
Between our Swiss flight inbound from Zurich and our Thai Airways flight outbound to Sydney we had a little under 7 hours to kill in Bangkok. The first thing would be to cross transfer security and obtain boarding passes for our connecting flight to Sydney as they had to check we had an e-Visitor for entry into Australia. After going to through the motions we were invited to go to the Royal Silk Lounge, the Thai Airways business class lounge.
Upon admission we were handed a wifi code, for a good working WiFi network. The lounge looked very purple and a bit tired and dated, consisting of a long room along the main terminal building. There were plenty of seats but almost all of the same design, grouped around low tables and no power plugs.
There were a number of food and beverages stations offering a mix of hot and cold dishes as well as alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages.
The Royal Orchid Lounge looked a bit fresher and newer than the Royal Silk Lounge, sporting some walls incorporating hanging gardens. The colours used throughout the lounge also had a more contemporary feel. The food and drinks was similar to the one offered in the Royal Silk Lounge.
Cathay Pacific lounge in Hong Kong) so we were lucky to have brought a toothbrush from the plane.
The combined lounges offered a good product for the airline’s homebase, but they are not above and beyond other lounges. They could do with a refresh here and there and maybe a slightly better equipped shower experience for the business class guests.
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