Aloft San Francisco Airport
Cathay Pacific Lounge San Francisco
Cathay Pacific First Class San Francisco to Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific First Class Hong Kong to Singapore
St. Regis Singapore
Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge Singapore
SilkAir Business Class Singapore to Koh Samui
Conrad Koh Samui
Bangkok Airways Economy Class Koh Samui to Bangkok
Le Meridien Bangkok
Thai Airways Royal Silk Business Class Lounge Bangkok
Royal Jordanian Business Class Bangkok to Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific “The Wing” First Class Lounge Hong Kong
Cathay Pacific First Class Hong Kong to San Francisco
We got to the airport shortly before 2PM for our 3:25PM departure.
While the Bangkok Airport terminal feels sterile and bland, it’s impressive and airy nonetheless.
We quickly found Royal Jordanian check-in, which was located in row “Q.”
There was no wait at the business class counter, and the friendly Thai Airways contract worker processed our check-in and issued us fast track security passes and lounge passes for the Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge, which is what Royal Jordanian uses in Bangkok.
We proceeded to the premium security and immigration lane, where there was only a very short queue. By 2:15PM we were through security and headed to the lounge.
The lounge we were invited to was the concourse “E” Thai Royal Silk Lounge, which was maybe a 10 minute walk away.
It required taking an escalator down to the lower level, where most of the lounges are located. Right across the way from the Royal Silk Lounge was the Royal Orchid Lounge — anyone know what the difference is, since they both seem to he business class lounges?
Upon presenting our invitations we were welcomed into the lounge.
The lounge was pretty average, except for the fact that it was almost totally empty. As far as I’m concerned the most important attribute of a business class lounge is that it’s a quiet place to work, and in that regard this place was awesome. It featured plenty of seating, to the point that we almost had the place to ourselves.
The food spread was also quite good, and featured a variety of hot and cold options. There was salad, fruit, pastries, pizza, samosas, dim sum, etc.
There was also a respectable self serve bar.
The lounge boasted nice tarmac views, though the “dots” on the windows didn’t help with picture taking.
At around 2:45PM we left the lounge and walked to our departure gate, F5. It was just under a 10 minute walk away, and by the time we got there boarding was well underway.
Little did I know a life changing flight was awaiting us…