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QR to and from Bangkok (BKK) - Non Lounge Discussion

QR to and from Bangkok (BKK) - Non Lounge Discussion

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QR to and from Bangkok

What to expect
A recent trip report for this journey, can be found here:

Photos of the Cabin
You will find photos galore of the J cabin on the A380 and 777 which are some of the aircrafts QR use on the DOH-BKK-DOH route.

You will find photos galore of the F cabin on the A380 here.

Aircraft Layouts
A380: 1-2-1 layout in F and J, 3-4-3 (Lower deck) and 2-4-2 (Upper deck, only accessible for OneWorld status passengers unless the lower deck is full) in Y
787: 1-2-1 layout in J and 3-3-3 in Y
777: 2-2-2 layout in J, 3-3-3 or 3-4-3 (QR834 DOH-BKK-HAN, QR835 HAN-BKK-DOH) in Y
A340-600: 2-2-2 layout in J and 2-4-2 in Y

Which Lounge should I use at BKK?
There are multiple lounges to use in Bangkok, and the best option for you will likely be determined by the time of your flight, and the location of your departure gate.

QR are in the process of opening their own lounge in Bangkok, but as of April 2016, we know very little other than it will be located on Concourse D. Until then, QR recommend J and F passengers use the lounges provided by Thai Airways. These lounges are scattered throughout the airport.

For F passengers, you will get an invitation to use the Thai Airways Royal First Lounge, which is located on Concourse E. It is a small area, but QR no longer have an Agreement to use the larger Thai Airways Royal First Lounge on Concourse D. The small area is roped off, and there is a small menu (no buffet), with a decent drinks selection.

For J passengers, and Y passengers with status (Silver and higher) you will receive an invitation to use the Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge. These are located on Concourse C, Concourse D, and Concourse E. A map of the lounges can be found here.


OneWorld Emerald or Sapphire card holders or F or J passengers have also access to two lounges situated on or near the 3rd floor, Concourse G: the recently-opened (2015) Cathay Pacific Lounge (04:00 to between 18:30 and 01:00), and the Japan Airlines lounge (05:45-09:55, 18:00-00:40). While the CX and JL lounges are quite close together, they can be a distance from the QR gates - so keep an eye on the time!


Connecting from Thai (TG) domestic
Thai will through check-in your bags and facilitate you as a "CIQ" passenger through an airside transfer at BKK. They will do this even if you are travelling to BKK on a completely separate TG ticket, but you will need to show evidence of the QR flight (ticket number or online check-in receipt). This is based on leaving from Chiang Mai, but should work for other Thai airports.

The process is particularly useful in avoiding security queues landside to airside at BKK, and gets neatly around QR's restrictions on check-in opening times at the airport.

CIQ stands for Customs Immigration and Quarantine: nothing to do with Chiquimula airport in Guatamala


Will I be given pyjamas and an amenity kit? Reports vary, but have a look at this thread before flying to prepare your expectations -

What meals are served? This is dependent on the timing of your flight and class of travel, but 1 or 2 full meals are usually offered by QR. Menus can be found via the QR Dashboard. F menus and Y menus are here.

Will I be offered Fast-Track through Immigration?
- Departure from BKK : you will get a Fast-Track (Premium Lane) voucher if travelling in J or F, or travelling in Y with Silver, Gold or Platinum status.
- Arrival to BKK : if you are traveling in J or F, you will be provided with a Fast-Track voucher upon landing in Bangkok. Hold on to your boarding pass as you deplane, as the brown Fast Track vouchers are sometimes given out at the top of the gate rather than on the plane. If you are traveling in Y with Silver, Gold or Platinum status, you have to request the Fast-Track voucher at the QR agent at the gate.

What time does check-in open? Check in opens 3 hours before your departure time. QR police this quite strictly.
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Old Feb 1, 18, 5:09 am
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great news at BKK lounge if it is true.

I have never had a problem using either the JAL Lounge or Cathay lounge. Both are way way better than the Thai lounge
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Flying from BKK on the 9th, so will report back if open!
I'm out of Bangers on QR on 11 Feb, so can also follow-up
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Originally Posted by AVIATORPJ View Post
I'm out of Bangers on QR on 11 Feb, so can also follow-up
BANGERS ?
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BANGERS ?
Slang for Bangkok
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Not an impending sausage shortage then...?
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Flying out of BKK on Feb 10th on MH. Will report back if I can get in.
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Wouldn't it be nice if it's similar to CDG and LHR lounges....
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Originally Posted by Dr. HFH View Post
Wouldn't it be nice if it's similar to CDG and LHR lounges....
As in, access based upon class of service rather than status?
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As in, access based upon class of service rather than status?
As in décor, food offerings, etc.
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As in décor, food offerings, etc.
The original press release said it would be modelled on LHR, but that was nearly three years ago.
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Any news on QR opening lounge in BKK on February 8th, 2018?
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Originally Posted by dsquared37 View Post
As in, access based upon class of service rather than status?

The "we are not a OneWorld lounge" mantra? I think that was the form at Dubai as well ...... until they got their comeuppance and the lounge became a blank door and all signs of QR were removed.

But after years of the other Bangkok OW lounges taking in the the homeless from QR, they might have the grace to share the facility with their sister airlines. And pigs might fly
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I'd expect to see the Lounge only accessible based on class of travel - so J and F only.

For Oneworld passengers, there are a number of alternative options, so QR cover their bases.

I believe QR have had to pay for their passengers to use other lounges, so the past few years have hardly been free for them; and I dare say TG and even CX, have done rather nicely!

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Originally Posted by msm2000uk View Post
I'd expect to see the Lounge only accessible based on class of travel - so J and F only.

For Oneworld passengers, there are a number of alternative options, so QR cover their bases.

I believe QR have had to pay for their passengers to use other lounges, so the past few years have hardly been free for them; and I dare say TG and even CX, have done rather nicely!

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And if they do adopt the insular QR approach, then they'll continue to pay for their legion of OneWorld status-but-Y passengers to use facilities provided by other OWE carriers at BKK. Seems rather silly, but we are talking QR ...
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And if they do adopt the insular QR approach, then they'll continue to pay for their legion of OneWorld status-but-Y passengers to use facilities provided by other OWE carriers at BKK. Seems rather silly, but we are talking QR ...
With BKK-HAN r/t only at $175 I could forsee hitting both JL and CX pre-flight.
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