Back to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport and the Qatar Airways Lounge
Summer Premium Adventures
In this Summer Premium Adventure (Warning: Long!)
- In the Summertime when the weather is hot…
- Off to Heathrow, British Airways Galleries North Lounge
- BA762 London Heathrow to Oslo – A321neo (EuroTraveller)
- Oslo Airport, OSL Lounge
- AY914 Oslo to Helsinki, Business Class
- Helsinki Airport lounging
- QR302 Helsinki to Doha (Business Class)
- Doha Lounge Stop Part 1
- QR946 Doha to Singapore (QSuites)
- Hotel Indigo, Katong, Singapore
- Exploring Hawker Markets
- Intercontinental, Bugis, Singapore
- Orchids Everywhere – The National Orchid Garden
- Off to Changi featuring the Singapore Pokemon Centre
- Scoot TR604 Singapore to Bangkok
- Dream Hotel, Bangkok
- Exploring the Wats
- Food Mistakes in Bangkok (Or Regrets. I have a more than a few)
- Back to Suvarnabhumi, Qatar Airways Lounge, Bangkok Airport
- QR833 Bangkok to Doha (QSuites)
- Another long Doha Layover
- QR175 Doha to Oslo
- Back at Oslo Airport
- BA767 Oslo to London Heathrow (EuroTraveller)
- Homeward bound
- Always Curious
Back to BKK
With my time in Bangkok coming to an end, I made it back to the hotel around 4 pm. After retrieving my luggage it was time to get from the Dream Hotel back to Suvarnabhumi Airport.
A combination of slow taxi driving and delays meant it had taken the best part of two hours to exit Bangkok and make it to the airport.
I suppose I could have taken the SkyTrain and the Airport Express… But with the state my stomach was in, I filed that under the “not a good idea” pile.
Then again, being sat in one position for two hours wasn’t going to do me a lot of good either way. It was far too tempting to dart out of the taxi on certain occasions to get water and get back to see the Grab in the same position.
Thankfully, I checked in online… and realised I would make the bag drop deadline on-time, and with a little buffer to spare. Not that I didn’t check the departure time beforehand.
Never mind, by 7 pm I was at the wonder of Bangkok Airport. My priority was now to find the Qatar Airways check-in desks – which are located in Row P.
I was seen to quickly, with my travel plans confirmed. My bags were accepted for travel to Oslo (with the long stopover in Doha not noted). With all the formalities done, boarding passes were issued.
With that, I was free to proceed.
Whilst my stomach was making noises, it was getting imperative I get to the lounge to “relax” as soon as possible. Thankfully, the airport has Fast Track security and … which was reasonably fast.
With everything in hand, it was time to head to the churning of the sea and then the Qatar Airways lounge.
There are a few benefits of a business class ticket – and this is one of them. I began the hike to Gate D8 (where the lounge is), whilst avoiding the retain attractions of the airport.
Qatar Airways Lounge
The lounge is one of the newer facilities in the Qatar Airways network, serving its multiple-times a day services from Suvarnabhumi to the Doha hub. And it’s a very clean atheistic, with a very natural scheme.
I was welcomed in (whilst someone was trying to blag their way in on a Priority pass entrance). I found a spot to sit… and then got straight up to find the small room.
Yes. My body had done well for the best part of 2 and a half hours… but it needed a little comfort break.
With it recovered, it was time to explore the lounge a little deeper – with food options too.
Whilst I felt a little bit rubbish, I thought a little food might help matter rather make them worse. My body would disagree with that in Doha.
So let’s have a look at what we have here. There is a plentiful help your self section, with beverages brought on demand. I had some bubbles.
Drinking and eating here was probably not the best idea in some respects, but I would pay for that later on.
With me filled, I settled back into the relaxation area. I had a nose around, but apart from a very poorly filled business area and an A380 model, there wasn’t much of note.
At least this lounge had enough seats for the premium class passengers it was expecting – a comfortable place to end up. And with the champagne supply, for some customers – this would be one of the best lounges in the world.
Me? My stomach had more to dictate in that matter than I would like.
With boarding time fast coming up, I packed everything up and headed for the Gate. Annoyingly there would be a bit of a walk as the aircraft tonight would be departing from the E gates – which is another hike across the airport.
You just cannot win some days.
Eventually, I found the E gates and the gate for the Qatar Airways flight with had gone from boarding to Final Call.
Considering I was one of the first out of the lounge for the aircraft, by the time I had got to the gate – it was final call already.
I followed my way down the ramp and pass the boarding pass checks, and finally to the queue for boarding. I cleared the queue quickly thanks to the business class ticket. With one final check, I was allowed through.
It was time to leave Suvarnabhumi and start the long journey home.
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