Bangkok’s main Airport Suvarnabhumi is a massive place that always manages to stay clean and efficient over the years, in spite of all the traffic. Since it has many Asian and Middle Eastern carriers it has very upscale lounges that offer amenities such as showers, fresh food, instant media and fast connectivity.
Oman Air operates a small yet well appointed lounge for its first and business class passengers but those with priority pass or other rewards programs would do good to make time to enjoy it. From the moment you step inside it conveys the sense of opulence and hospitality the Arab world is defined by. Lush carpets, gold trim, artwork and comfortable furniture are just the first few things to see.
There were plenty of open seats because Oman Air is only offering this to a small subgroup of people flying with them and those with priority pass may not have the time to stop by. It was actually soon before flight departure when it would be most full and the lounge was nearly empty.
The food offerings were carefully picked, Middle Eastern gourmet offerings, as well as some Asian fare and continental foods like a rich penne pasta were on offer. There was a wide range of fresh fruits and salad as well as an ample dessert tray. The bar had a wide array of liquors, wines, champagne and beers.
Media was available in the form of international newspapers, luxury, lifestyle and travel magazines, fast internet connection and several televisions with news and sports on display.
The restrooms were spotless and they included shower facilities. Staff were available at all times to address any concerns and there are semi private areas where one could take a nap or speak on the telephone without being disturbed.
For those here on a loyalty program award the only restriction we found was that the stay could not be longer than three hours. The staff said it would be enforced but we didn’t stay long enough to see if that were true.