Review: Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Domestic, Survarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand

After a shower and a decent night’s sleep at the Novotel Survarnabhumi, it was back to the airport for our next segment. We took the shuttle back this time and it was a quick trip to get back to departures.

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Review: Thai Airways, Royal Silk Lounge Domestic, Survarnabhumi Airport, Bangkok, Thailand

My initial impression of Survarnabhumi Airport was that it was a large fortress type of structure, meant to convey strength, power and style. Exposed metal girders were everywhere through the roof and around the public areas. Unfortunately, I felt that the image of this metal wasn’t done in tasteful lines like in Beijing Capital or in Shanghai PuDong. It had none of the warm feel of Singapore’s Changi International Airport or any of the slickness of Hong Kong’s Chek Lap Kok Airport. I felt like I was in an airport belonging to Gotham City in Batman. 

We arrived at the separate aisle for Star Gold Check in. We were using the Star Alliance Gold Check In courtesy of Aeroplan Elite status. The aisle is split into two sections, with International Segments toward the back of the airport, and the domestic check in toward the front of the airport. There was no line and they took our slightly heavy 30 kg and 27 kg bags without any questions. 

Thai Airways Domestic Check In
Thai Airways Business Class Check In

Accessing the Lounge:

We proceeded through domestic security and down the escalators to the domestic floor. After a long walk on the moving travellator, we ended up at the Thai Royal Silk Lounge Domestic lounge.  Access to the Thai Airways Royal Silk Domestic Lounge was courtesy of Air Canada Aeroplan Elite status which allowed us access regardless of cabin purchased thanks to Star Alliance Gold status.

Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Check In

Inside the Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounge Domestic:

In addition to this flagship domestic airlines lounge, Thai Airways also runs domestic lounges in Phuket and Chang Mai.

It was a pleasant place to spend an hour before the flight. There were sandwiches and small snacks. There was easy to connect to wifi and lovely old fashioned juice boxes. The only thing missing was the liquor for those that wanted to indulge in mimosas or similar.  I must have been vibrating from the withdrawal as my photos turns out a little blurry.

There was also a nice garden area in the back that you’d easily miss. No food here though, just the small bite size sandwiches on offer in a serving station and the cookies. The clientele in the lounge was much more international compared to the domestic travels we had done in China.

Thai Airways Domestic Lounge Check In
Accessible even in Economy with Star Alliance Gold status

In Summary

Thai Airways Royal Silk Domestic Lounge at Survarnabhumi Bangkok Airport was a reasonable and clean stopover on your way to your domestic destination. While there were some food items available here, the most noteworthy thing about this lounge is that it is a dry facility.

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