Review: Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok BKK Concourse C East

Introduction: To Bangkok For The Weekend
Thai Airways Royal Orchid Business Class Lounge Hong Kong
Thai Airways A330 Business Class Hong Kong to Bangkok
Park Hyatt Bangkok
Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok BKK Concourse D
Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Bangkok
Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok BKK Concourse E
EVA Air Lounge Bangkok
Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok BKK Concourse C East
Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok BKK Concourse C West
Thai Airways 747 Business Class Bangkok to Hong Kong


After a pleasant visit at the EVA Air Lounge Bangkok, it was time to head closer towards the gate to head towards our gate at Concourse C. Concourse C also has a couple of Thai Airways lounges, so I quickly made my way over so I’d have ample time to check them out and still be able to board first.

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Main Concourse

While I knew there were two Royal Silk lounges, I wasn’t expecting them to be right across each other, which was interesting.

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Next Up: 9-Abreast Economy Class On An A330!

First of all, I apologise for the lack of posts lately. I understand I have a few trip reports on hold, and a few interesting things happened in the aviation industry in the meantime as well. This includes new Cathay Pacific WiFi and service changes, and the revealing of Emirates’ new products last Sunday. I don’t think I have anything to add to the latter, other than the fact that I love how the suites look, though I am intrigued to look more into Cathay Pacific’s WiFi and service changes in the meantime.

While Jason will roll out quite a few of the news reports over the coming few weeks, I’ll be focusing on a couple of projects that I need to get done by Christmas, so will only be posting reviews in the meantime. While I don’t love not being able to update the blog often, at least one of these projects is coming with a new report.

IMG_0004Cebu Pacific Airbus A320 Hong Kong Airport

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What Is Cathay Pacific’s A350 Premium Economy Like?

Hello! I’m back after a school-induced hiatus. I flew Cathay Pacific’s new A350 back from Newark in Premium Economy. Although I slept for most of the flight, I thought I’d throw together a quick post detailing my experience. I’ve also got a review of my recent whirlwind European trip and a more detailed review of Cathay’s new Premium Economy in the pipeline, so stay tuned!


Cathay Pacific’s Premium Economy cabin is arranged in a 2-4-2 configuration, with 28 seats spread across four rows of window and aisle pairings and three rows of center seats. This represented a reduction of four Premium Economy seats from the 777-300ER that was previously assigned to the Newark route.

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Cathay Pacific Airbus A350-900 Premium Economy Seat

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Review: EVA Air Lounge Bangkok

Introduction: To Bangkok For The Weekend
Thai Airways Royal Orchid Business Class Lounge Hong Kong
Thai Airways A330 Business Class Hong Kong to Bangkok
Park Hyatt Bangkok
Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok BKK Concourse D
Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Bangkok
Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok BKK Concourse E
EVA Air Lounge Bangkok
Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok BKK Concourse C East
Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok BKK Concourse C West
Thai Airways 747 Business Class Bangkok to Hong Kong


The main destination of my lounge hop was EVA Air’s lounge near Concourse F, which I was excited to check out. EVA Air had just recently refurbished their lounge at Bangkok Airport, and I’d heard good things about it. The lounge is located at Concourse F, one floor below the general departures area.

EVA Air Lounge Bangkok Entrance

If this were a competition for Bangkok’s best lounge, EVA Air’s lounge would be by far the most try-hard out of all of them. The lounge’s exterior featured a wooden sliding door, with silver finishes (including a silver logo, as well as the word “lounge” being displayed with silver finishes too).

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Review: Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok BKK Concourse E

Introduction: To Bangkok For The Weekend
Thai Airways Royal Orchid Business Class Lounge Hong Kong
Thai Airways A330 Business Class Hong Kong to Bangkok
Park Hyatt Bangkok
Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok BKK Concourse D
Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Bangkok
Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok BKK Concourse E
EVA Air Lounge Bangkok
Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok BKK Concourse C East
Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok BKK Concourse C West
Thai Airways 747 Business Class Bangkok to Hong Kong


After a nice drink at the Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge, it was off to the EVA Air Lounge. On the way, however, I wanted to check out the Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge at Concourse E.

The entrance of the Royal Silk lounge is across the Royal Orchid lounge, which I didn’t realise I could access (I was under the impression that it was a first class lounge, though Thai Airways’ first class lounges are called “Royal First lounges”). I didn’t end up visiting the lounge, though it seems to be the best of all the Thai Airways business class lounges, so that’s a bummer. Thai Airways’ lounge entrances are rather dated and unimpressive, in my opinion.

Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Concourse E Entrance

I was admitted into the lounge and given another receipt-like WiFi code. The entrance to the lounge is standard for all of Thai Airways’ smaller lounges, consisting of drab carpets, a marble desk, and some garnishing orchids. In addition, there was a “no boarding announcement” sign (which I can appreciate due to the number of Thai Airways flights departing during peak rush hour), as well as the WiFi name.

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~HK$4,600 For 8 Hours In Cathay Pacific Business Class During Christmastime? Yes Please!

For full disclosure, this fare doesn’t originate in Hong Kong, so not everyone will be able to take advantage of this fare. However, for mileage runners out there (especially those who don’t often get breaks), I believe that this is single-handedly the cheapest Cathay Pacific fare I’ve ever seen for an extended amount of time in Cathay Pacific business class.

DSCF4982Cathay Pacific Airbus A330 Business Class

From now until the end of the schedule, you can fly from New Delhi to Beijing in Cathay Pacific business class for ~HK$4,600 roundtrip.

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My Thoughts On Singapore Airlines’ Leaked A380 Suites Class

In commercial aviation today, the most anticipated product unveilings are Singapore Airlines’ new A380 products, and Emirates’ new A380 products. Singapore Airlines plans to unveil their new A380 products tomorrow, and Emirates will do so for their products at the Dubai Air Show next Sunday, November 12th.

Singapore Airlines currently has a product on the A380 that is incredible, though not perfect. They set the industry standard when introducing their Suites in 2006, but the novelty of the product has faded as more airlines introduced their first class products on the A380 in the meantime.

Singapore Airlines Airbus A380 Suites Class

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Always Keep Your Luggage Tags With You When Traveling Domestically Within China

I noticed something very interesting when traveling domestically within China over the past week. Yesterday I got home after flying from Shenzhen to Kunming to Lijiang to Shenzhen, and got to visit a few stunning airport terminals. However, that’s not the point of this post.

Shenzhen Airport Departures Terminal

Last Saturday evening I flew on China Southern’s A320 from Shenzhen to Kunming to Lijiang, and checked in a piece of luggage. It was a pleasant flight, and my luggage made it to the baggage carousel in Lijiang.

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Review: Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Bangkok

Introduction: To Bangkok For The Weekend
Thai Airways Royal Orchid Business Class Lounge Hong Kong
Thai Airways A330 Business Class Hong Kong to Bangkok
Park Hyatt Bangkok
Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok BKK Concourse D
Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge Bangkok
Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok BKK Concourse E
EVA Air Lounge Bangkok
Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok BKK Concourse C East
Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Bangkok BKK Concourse C West
Thai Airways 747 Business Class Bangkok to Hong Kong


One of my destinations at Bangkok Airport was checking out the Singapore Airlines SilverKris lounge, as I knew that it had been recently renovated. This was a short walk through the terminal, where I eventually found signage towards the Singapore Airlines SilverKris lounge.

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Terminal

The Singapore Airlines SilverKris Lounge is located near gate D7, in Concourse D of the airport. The exterior of the lounge is in line with most of Singapore Airlines’ renovated lounges, including the one at Hong Kong Airport.

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Cathay Pacific Suspends In-Town Check-in For Flights To The U.S.

I’m in China right now, a country that holds some of the most asinine policies that make travel way more complicated than it should be, at least in my opinion. I’ve never been to the U.S., but I know that some of their policies are pretty nonsensical too – just half a year ago they decided to implement an electronics ban from 10 countries including Qatar and the UAE, blaming “security issues” when they were pretty blatantly just trying to put U.S. airlines back ahead of the Gulf carriers.

Well, here’s another one. Beginning on October 26th, 2017, Cathay Pacific passengers flying from Hong Kong to the U.S. will not be eligible for in-town check-in at Airport Express stations anymore.

Cathay Pacific Boeing 777-300ER Hong Kong Airport

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