Weekend with friends in Asia

And here I am again on the roads of the world! We decided, with some friends, to spend a few days in the Thai capital.

Flights and transportation

For flights, I initially planned to fly on Qatar Airways in First on the outbound, and in their famous QSuite on the inbound.

Nevertheless, my BA Gold Guest List qualification being already assured, I cancelled my ticket and rescheduled on a Swiss-Thai Airways combination, cheaper and more original.


At the last minute, and as one of my friends is leaving for Phuket and I don’t want to follow him, I went to Taipei, on Eva Air, which I had wanted to test for a long time.



For the hotels, I will stay at the Kimpton Bangkok, which you have already discovered here.

In Taipei, I would do one night at the Kimpton and one night at the legendary Regent.



Finally, here is the itinerary followed:

1DiaryWeekend with friends in Asia
2LoungeLufthansa Senator Lounge, London Heathrow T2
3FlightSwiss Business, London Heathrow – Zurich, Airbus A320NEO
4FlightSwiss Business, Zurich – Delhi, Airbus A330
5LoungeAir India Business Lounge, Delhi
6FlightThai Royal Orchid Class, Delhi – Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Boeing 777-200
7HotelKimpton Maa-Lai, Bangkok (unreported, see previous report)
8LoungeEva Air Lounge, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi
9FlightEva Air Royal Laurel Class, Bangkok Suvarnhabhumi – Taipei, Boeing 777-300ER
10HotelKimpton Da An, Taipei
11HotelRegent Taipei
12LoungeEva Air Infinity Lounge, Taipei
13FlightEva Air Royal Laurel Class, Taipei – Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Boeing 787-10
14LoungeSingapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi
15FlightSwiss Business, Bangkok Suvarnabhumi – Zurich, Boeing 777-300ER
16LoungeSwiss Senator Lounge, Zurich A Gates
17FlightSwiss Business, Zurich – London Heathrow, Airbus A320
Today’s itinerary
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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