November 26, 2016

Review: THAI Royal Silk Lounge, Concourse C East Bangkok Airport (BKK)

Trip to Guangzhou in Turkish Airlines Business Class & Guangzhou to Mumbai in Qatar Airways & Etihad A380 First Class

A few months ago, I came across some tips on Flyertalk about a cheap business class fare from Vilnius to Toronto on Turkish Airlines and since I wanted to earn Elite status in the airlines' Miles & Smiles program by the end of this year, I did not hesitate and booked the flight. Unfortunately, a schedule change forced me to cancel the flight and look for another option. I had some miles left on my American Airlines Advantage account so I thought I could redeem them flying from Guangzhou to Mumbai in first class. Flying from Mumbai to Bangkok was easy since Air India flies direct between these two cities. After thoroughly planning the trip, I ended up buying an open jaw ticket in Turkish Airlines business class, from Stockholm to Guangzhou and back from Bangkok to Stockholm. It actually turned out perfectly well as I was able to fly Qatar Airways A380 first class from Guangzhou to Doha and then to Abu Dhabi. In Abu Dhabi, I was able to visit the newly opened Etihad First Class Lounge & Spa and from Abu Dhabi, I flew on Etihad's A380 to Mumbai. It was 8 flights in 6 days which was really tiring but who cares when you're flying in first and business class 😉



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THAI Royal Silk Lounge, Concourse C East reception

Date of visit: November 5, 2016

Location: Concourse C Level 3 by gate C1
Access: Royal First Class passengers departing the same day on TG operating flight, one guest departing same day on any Star Alliance operating flight allowed; First Class passengers departing same day on any Star Alliance operating flight plus one guest; Royal Orchid Plus Platinum card holder departing same day on TG operating international flights plus one guest
Opening hours: Daily, 5am to 2am

Lounge Entrance

THAI Royal Silk Lounge Concourse C East entrance

Seating

Lounge seating

Lounge seating

Lounge seating

Lounge seating

Dining

Buffet area

Buffet area

Drinks selection includes coffee and tea. They also have alcoholic drinks like Bacardi Rum, Campari, Johnnie Walker, etc. as well as non alcoholic drinks including softdrinks and juices.

Sandwiches and sweet bread

Stir fried pork with black pepper

Work & Entertainment

Work stations with PCs

International magazines and newspapers

Phone booth

There were also several TV screens.

Private Rooms

Private room

Private room #1

Private room #2

Toilet

Gentlemen's toilet

There are also shower rooms.

CONCLUSION

This lounge is pretty much like the Royal Silk Lounge located on the opposite side by gate C2. The only difference is that they don't have slumber rooms here so the seating capacity is bigger. As for the food, there were two warm food which were both very tasty, sandwiches, warm dessert, etc. There's also shower rooms, and workstations with PCs. Overall, this is a nice lounge although I would recommend visiting the EVA Air Lounge in case you have Star Alliance gold status as I find the food offering there much better. And the design much livelier 😉


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