The Air France/KLM lounge at Bangkok, Thailand’s Suvarnabhumi airport reopened on October, 19, 2017 following a renovation.   I reviewed this lounge last year before it was remodeled.

I have been visiting this lounge off and on since the mid 2000s when it was first a Northwest Airlines World Club then a Delta SkyClub.  As part of a major cutback in service to Asia that has decimated its NRT hub, Delta stopped flying to Thailand in October 2016.  That’s when Air France/KLM began operating the lounge.

Hours and Location

The Air France/KLM lounge never closes.  It is open 24 hours every day.  The lounge is located on the departure level of Concourse F before reaching the gates.  The maximum stay for Priority Pass users is three hours.

Air France/KLM is the only SkyTeam airline with a lounge at BKK.  In addition to Priority Pass customers, this lounge serves all premium cabin SkyTeam passengers and passengers with SkyTeam Elite Plus status.

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Air France/KLM Lounge entrance
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There are usually two agents to help with check in and answer questions.

The lounge is one long rectangular room.  Once inside, the primary seating is to the left, the dining area is in front and the food service area to the right.  Bathrooms and showers are at the far right past the food service area.

Seating

The renovation increased the area of the lounge by 20% to 660 square meters.  It can accommodate 142 customers.  I have never seen this lounge crowded although it probably happens from time to time.  BKK has over 20 lounges.  Eleven are open to Priority Pass members.  If this lounge ever gets too crowded, finding alternative accommodations should be no problem.

Prior to the renovation in 2017, the furniture had not been changed since Delta departed.  The new look is much improved.  The seating area is divided into several smaller secluded alcoves.

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Short walls create privacy in an open floor plan.

Seating is comfortable and attractive.  There is no shortage of electrical outlets.20180522_23211020180523_000026

Business Center

Computer terminals are located at the far left (as one enters).

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The computer terminals and a long work table overlook Concourse F and the gate areas one level below.

Massage Chairs

Massage chairs are becoming a standard feature in Asian business-class lounges.  This lounge had them even before the renovation.  These are new chairs though.  I didn’t use them but they look like they could provide a decent massage for anyone needing a final massage before leaving Thailand.

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Massage chairs in a quiet area at the far left of the lounge.

Dinning Area

The dinning area is in the middle of the lounge.  It consists of booths and tables and is also much improved in appearance and comfort.

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Dinning area

Food and Beverages

Air France/KLM increased the quality and  variety of food and beverages when it began operating the lounge.  The food remained the same after the renovation.  That is good because the food and beverages here are much better than what is available in Air France/KLM lounges in the U. S. and Europe.20180522_23252620180522_232716

In addition to a choice of wonderful entrees and side dishes, the large buffet includes just about everything under the sun including, sandwiches, deserts, fruit, soup, snacks, salads, pizza, and pastries.  The menu changes every three months.20180508_02484720180523_000215 (1)20180522_233450

The variety and quality of available items is impressive.  No one should leave this lounge hungry.  If anything, the problem will be eating too much.

That issue could easily apply to beverages also.  Alcoholic beverages are above average in number and quality for a Priority Pass lounge.  If there are a few hours before your flight, well….

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French wine of course

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Water, juice, coffee, tea and soft drinks are also available.

Showers and Bathrooms

The biggest improvement in the lounge is the showers and bathrooms.  I used to consider the showers unusable because they were in poor repair.  They looked like one would need a shower after taking a shower, if you get my drift.  The bathrooms weren’t much better.  This is what the showers look like now.20180508_02552220180508_025535

The showers and bathrooms are by no means luxurious but they are clean and new.  There are five showers.  That should be more than enough to satisfy demand.  Towels, shaving supplies, and dental kits are provided on request.

Other Services

Other services include good WiFi (get the code at check in), newspapers and magazines in several languages, TV and flight monitors.

Overall Impression

The Air France/KLM lounge at Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi airport is a very good Priority Pass lounge.  Click the link at the beginning of this post and look at the review I did last year.  You will see how much better the lounge looks now.  I’ve been in many AF/KLM lounges in Paris, Amsterdam and all over the world.  The AF/KLM lounge at Bangkok is the best I’ve seen as far as food, beverages and seating.

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