The Thai Airways Royal Orchid Lounge in Osaka (KIX) is hardly worth showing up early for, but I appreciated the attentive service.
After arriving from Guam on United, I proceeded to the transit counter, obtained my boarding pass, and headed directly for the Thai lounge. To be honest, I was surprised to see a Thai Lounge at this outstation, but it was conveniently located next to my gate and seemed a better choice than trying to find the ANA lounge.
Inside, an agent greeted me and when she saw I was flying first class, led me to the first class section of the lounge. As I walked through the Royal Orchid (business) class portion of the lounge, I noted it was quite small, but cozy with tarmac views.
In the back of the lounge is a yellow door with “Royal First” inscribed on it. The door slid open like a secret panel and I was ushered into a small room with about 20 seats.
I sat down and moments later a lounge attendant appeared with a tray containing packaged snacks, a glass of ice water, and a can of ginger ale. Random, I thought. I had not requested anything (nor did I want anything).
I thought there might be a menu of food to order, but there was not; at least I was not offered anything. Even so, the lounge attendant kept checking on me (and seemed dismayed that I did not eat or drink anything) and tried her best to helpful.
This is a very underwhelming lounge. It does have comfortable seating, wi-fi, and decent tarmac views, though. The lounge is open daily from 08:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M. and again from 10:45 P.M. to 01:30 A.M.