Bangkok Airways Boutique Lounge, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi: Fair, but very good for a lounge accessible to all passengers!

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:

1DiarySummer vacations in Thailand
2LoungeCathay Pacific First Class Lounge, London Heathrow Terminal 3
3FlightFinnair Business Class, London Heathrow – Helsinki Vantaa, Airbus A350-900
4LoungeSalon Finnair Business Class, Helsinki Vantaa
5FlightFinnair Business Class, Helsinki Vantaa – Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Airbus A350-900
6HotelSheraton Grande Sukhumvit, a Luxury Collection Hotel, Bangkok
7HotelKimpton Maa-Lai, Bangkok
8DiaryBangkok J1
9DiaryBangkok J2
10RestaurantRestaurant Saneh Jaan, Bangkok
11LoungeBangkok Airways Lounge, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi
12FlightBangkok Airways Economy, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi – Koh Samui, Airbus A319
13HotelVana Belle, a Luxury Collection Resort, Koh Samui
14DiaryKoh Samui J1
15DiaryKoh Samui J2
16LoungeBangkok Airways Blue Ribbon Lounge, Koh Samui
17FlightBangkok Airways Economy, Koh Samui – Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Airbus A320
18HotelThe Peninsula, Bangkok
19RestaurantLe Normandie, Bangkok
20LoungeJapan Airlines Sakura Lounge, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi
21FlightFinnair Business Class, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi – Helsinki Vantaa, Airbus A350-900
22LoungeFinnair Business lounge non-Schengen, Helsinki Vantaa
23FlightFinnair Business Class, Helsinki Vantaa – Londres Heathrow, Airbus A350-900
Today’s itinerary

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.


Lounge design

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

Bottom line

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.

Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier Delestre-Levai
Olivier has been into airline blogging since 2010. First a major contributor to the FlyerTalk forum, he created the FlyerPlan website in July 2012, and writes articles with a major echo among airline specialists. He now co-runs the TravelGuys blog with Bertrand, focusing on travel experience and loyalty programs.

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