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Opening hours
As of 31/3/2019
05:00-08:40
16:00-20:40
23:10-01:40

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Old Mar 16, 19, 7:32 am
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For those that prefer to travel in shorts... it appears the initial dress code has been eased. The ladies there told me they are not enforcing the long pants policy anymore. There goes the style... 😄
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Old Mar 16, 19, 1:40 pm
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I like the shorts decision! I for one am not interested in wearing pants when you are relaxing on vacation and it is 35-40 degrees Celsius outside. Not remotely interested.......and I could care less what others are wearing as long as it's not their undies. Nor do I really worry or pay attention. Too many other things to worry about in life.
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Old Mar 31, 19, 12:47 am
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The lounge hours have changed again as from today, 31 March. Lounge closed between 8.40 and 16.00.
Makes sense I suppose as they have no flights between the QR831 at 9.05 and the QR981 at 19.40.
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Old Mar 31, 19, 3:48 am
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Originally Posted by Grafton001 View Post
The lounge hours have changed again as from today, 31 March. Lounge closed between 8.40 and 16.00.
Makes sense I suppose as they have no flights between the QR831 at 9.05 and the QR981 at 19.40.
could somebody post the current complete opening hours? Or maybe in a wiki, together with the ever changing access rules?
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Old Apr 20, 19, 6:19 pm
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Originally Posted by quinzinho View Post
could somebody post the current complete opening hours? Or maybe in a wiki, together with the ever changing access rules?
05:00-08:40
16:00-20:40
23:10-01:40



Opening hours Qatar Bangkok lounge
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Old Apr 20, 19, 6:27 pm
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I had a pretty decent vodka martini in here this morning, although be aware that by default it’s made dirty.

Bollinger available. Autrťau pink (no, me neither).

Showers working, but didn’t try them.

No a la carte, still buffet only. As is common with other downroute Qatar lounges, the food display is visually excellent, and the staff preemptive and helpful. It makes one wonder why BA, the king of slop and indifference, is still around.

Unsurprisingly beef bacon only on breakfast buffet, certainly not a criticism bearing in mind it is Qatar Airlines, merely an observation for the more parochial amongst us, including me.

There’s no power available when propping up the bar, but power (AC and USB) is available underneath the greeny blue bench seats behind if you don’t mind crawling on the floor to access it.

WiFi kept dropping out from my laptop making posting on this forum irritatingly difficult without remembering to select all/copy before attempting to post a reply.

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Old Apr 21, 19, 12:11 am
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Originally Posted by Howard Long View Post


05:00-08:40
16:00-20:40
23:10-01:40



Opening hours Qatar Bangkok lounge
Timely post, thanks. Iíll be there tonight for the 2am flight but get in around 8:30. Is Cathay the next best lounge option?
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Old Apr 21, 19, 2:33 am
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Timely post, thanks. Iíll be there tonight for the 2am flight but get in around 8:30. Is Cathay the next best lounge option?
That seems to be the perceived wisdom on this forum. Have a good trip.
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Old Apr 21, 19, 2:34 am
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I don't know the opening times of the Cathay lounge, I haven't been in there recently. I did take this as I walked past the JAL lounge which is very close to the Qatar lounge.

I found this lounge quite bright and pleasant when I last used it, but in the end it is a waiting room with free food and beverage. It also has showers if shower hopping is your thing!

05:35-09:45
17:55-00:25


JAL lounge opening times BKK
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Old Apr 21, 19, 2:45 am
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Vodka martini was alright but the Espresso martini lacked a frothy head. They don't use a recipe sheet so clearly they've done it before, but I suspect this bar tender didn't know what it's meant to look like.


Dirty vodka martini


Espresso martini, tasted OK, but where's the froth?

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Old Apr 21, 19, 5:09 am
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Originally Posted by Howard Long View Post
Vodka martini was alright but the Espresso martini lacked a frothy head. They don't use a recipe sheet so clearly they've done it before, but I suspect this bar tender didn't know what it's meant to look like. ... Espresso martini, tasted OK, but where's the froth?
If it tasted OK, i.e., you couldn't tell the difference with your eyes closed (there was a small amount of froth in your photo), one might suggest that you start one of these threads in the QR forum: What's the stupidest, least substantive thing you can complain about?
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Old Apr 23, 19, 4:45 am
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Originally Posted by nikbruno View Post


Timely post, thanks. Iíll be there tonight for the 2am flight but get in around 8:30. Is Cathay the next best lounge option?
I Think the Cathay lounge closes at 18.30.
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Old Apr 23, 19, 10:45 am
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If it tasted OK, i.e., you couldn't tell the difference with your eyes closed (there was a small amount of froth in your photo), one might suggest that you start one of these threads in the QR forum: What's the stupidest, least substantive thing you can complain about?
Try telling that to a Guinness drinker!

Al Safwa bartender shows how to properly make an Espresso martini.

Al Safwa Espresso Martini
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Old Apr 23, 19, 9:18 pm
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Try telling that to a Guinness drinker!

Al Safwa bartender shows how to properly make an Espresso martini.

Al Safwa Espresso Martini
Couldn't agree more - details matter
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Old Apr 24, 19, 3:33 am
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Originally Posted by Howard Long View Post
... the Espresso martini lacked a frothy head. They don't use a recipe sheet so clearly they've done it before, but I suspect this bar tender didn't know what it's meant to look like.


Espresso martini, tasted OK, but where's the froth?
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Couldn't agree more - details matter
I suggest that if the primary source of your enjoyment of the cocktail is based on appearance, you have a legitimate complaint. If, however, the primary source of enjoyment of the cocktail is based on taste, not so much. Just my 2Ę.
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