This post continues the series on the trip to Thailand in November 2021 and reviews a “stealth” lounge that doesn’t seem to appear on the radar of any airport lounge website or app. Discovering this lounge was a pleasant surprise before a flight from Bangkok to Phuket, Thailand.
Other posts from this Covid-19 Thailand trip:
Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi International Airport (BKK) is one of the world’s best airports for those who enjoy airport lounges. As of the date of this post, Lounge Buddy’s website lists a total of 34 lounges (many closed temporarily) situated on BKK’s seven concourses. Lounge Buddy needs an update because now there are actually 35. Sixteen of the lounges are part of the Priority Pass lounge system, which contains more than 1,200 airport lounges worldwide. Priority Pass needs to update as well because its sites also fail to identify this lounge.
New Miracle Domestic Concourse A Lounge
Domestic passengers present their tickets and ID to staff at a checkpoint on the ticketing level and then take an escalator down to the Concourse A departure level. The new Miracle lounge is located on the left of the moving walkway that connects to Concourse A domestic gates. It occupies an area that has been separated from the passageway by moveable barriers. I was surprised to run into it on the way to the Thai Smile flight to Phuket.
The lounge is accessible only to ticketed domestic passengers even though it is located before the domestic security checkpoint. Domestic departures at BKK are unusual in that the security check occurs at a central location but after passengers enter the concourse.
Like most of the other Miracle lounges at BKK, this lounge is accessible to those who have a Priority Pass membership. Several credit cards, including Capital One Venture, Citi Prestige, Chase Sapphire Reserve, American Express Platinum, make Priority Pass membership complimentary for their cardholders. I had access at no charge through a credit card. I don’t say free access because the credit card has an annual fee.
Miracle lounges at BKK also sell access for $31 through Lounge Buddy. Although this lounge doesn’t appear on the Lounge Buddy sites, I would assume that the lounge accepts walk-up customers who pay at reception. It is also reasonable to assume that stays are limited to two hours like at other Miracle lounges at BKK.
The lounge has a narrow rectangular shape. It occupies a small area between the moving walkway and windows overlooking a garden. After entering, the food service area is immediately on the right. Proceed through the food service area to reach the seating and dinning areas.
Guests have a choice of hot and cold entrées and side dishes on the buffet and had to don plastic gloves before serving themselves. Choices include Thai, Asian and western food.
A cooler with refrigerated items is located across from the buffet.
The lounge has a good selection of self-service drinks.
It is easy to whip up a quick snack to satisfy most tastes.
The lounge has it own wifi or guest can use the airport’s.
To get an idea of some of the other lounges at BKK, please see these posts on lounges for Air France/KLM, Qatar, Japan Airlines and Bangkok Airways Boutique Lounge and Blue Ribbon Lounge and the Miracle First Class Lounge on Concourse F.
This is a small lounge in an unusual location. It is possibly just a temporary “pop up” lounge, which might explain its absence from the lounge websites. Regardless, it was nice to have a quiet place to relax and enjoy snacks and drinks without paying inflated airport prices. That always makes my time at the airport more enjoyable. The other Priority Pass lounges on the domestic concourse, the Bangkok Airways lounges are only open to passengers flying on Bangkok Airways.
Are airport lounges part of your air-travel routine?