After a few days in Bangkok, it’s time to leave for Koh Samui! We leave the hotel 2h30 before our flight departure time.
As a reminder, here is the itinerary followed:
Check-In and ground experience
We arrive at Suvarnabhumi airport about 2 hours 10 minutes before departure to Koh Samui. The check-in desks for domestic flights of all airlines are located on the left-hand side of the terminal, and it is to these desks that we head.
Check-in is only possible at automatic kiosks, including for luggage. We printed our boarding passes (we had previously checked in online) and proceeded to the automatic baggage drop-off. It was a bit laborious but after a few minutes, we headed for the identity check (no immigration of course for a domestic flight).
Location and welcome
The Bangkok Airways Boutique Lounge is located in the domestic concourse, before the security checkpoint leading to the gates.
It is adjacent to the previously reviewed domestic Thai Airways lounge. The welcome is courteous and we are invited to enter the lounge.
When we arrive, the lounge is full without being crowded, and we settle into two central armchairs. The blue and grey design is in keeping with the airline’s self-described ’boutique’ colour code. It is not a low-cost airline at all, but rather more premium than its national counterpart Thai.
On the other hand, the food offer is poor, with instant coffee machines, fruit juice in dubious colours and packaged snacks. I’ll skip it
It’s obviously a nicer place to wait than the terminals, but it’s not enough to impress you. Instead, choose one of the accessible Priority Pass lounges, including the adjoining Thai.