In an effort to provide short posts of relevant and updated information I have compiled some quick reviews to help readers benefit from my travel experiences.
At Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International Airport, the Cathay Pacific Lounge is located near the G gates, just a two minute walk from G1A, though most Cathay and oneworld flights depart from G4/G5 which is surprisingly a brisk 10 minute walk from the lounge doors.
The lounge has been updated in the last couple of years and is now modern, and one of my favorites in the world even though it’s not huge (like The Pier or The Wing). Upon entering, a staffed counter awaits to your left to check your boarding card and help with flight information or changes. There is also a small area to hold your luggage if you so choose.
Continuing forward directly you enter a kitchen type area with do-it-yourself food options. As this was a morning flight, choices were consisted of fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, etc. with a fairly full range of beverages available in the fridge. There were also tall chairs and small tables facing floor-to-ceiling windows with views of the tarmac.
Facing the kitchen to the right (towards G gates) is a long bar and several chairs and tables for chatting or working. At most, I have ever seen this area filled to about 50% of capacity but I rarely visit the city for anything but leisure purposes so maybe I am just coming at times business people do not. Windows surround this room and bar with gorgeous views of the concourse. As it was early, I ordered the non-alcoholic Cathay Delight and asked for a taller glass (on the airplane that give you 4-6 ounces at most). They obliged my request.
Walking in the opposite direction from the G gates or to the left (when facing the kitchen) is the Noodle Bar but don’t let the name fool you, they offer a pretty hearty compliment of western, Thai and Cantonese options.
Menu items on the morning of my visit included omelets, Thai crab fried rice, and wonton noodle soup. Dumplings are also available and if you want more than one order just ask. I ordered the crab fried rice (one more taste of fish sauce before I go…) and wonton noodle soup with chili sauce. Other patrons had stacked dim sum dumpling orders four or five baskets high and no one batted an eye.
This is my favorite part about flying out on oneworld airlines from BKK, and while I don’t know that access to the lounge would be worth $50 if they would sell it to you, I would pay something to visit if I didn’t have status and couldn’t get in for free.