Best Oneworld lounges in BKK & HKG

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  1. N860CR

    N860CR Established Member

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    I'll be passing through BKK and HKG shortly and was after an educated opinion on what are the best One World lounges for an SG to use.

    Flying RJ in J out of BKK so i''ll have access to the Thai Royal Orchid lounge, but also to the QF/BA, CX and JL.

    Flying QF J out of HKG but I'm guessing there are better options than the QF Club. I'm assuming the Wing/Pier are still the class leaders, any changes?

    Thanks
     
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  2. Mal

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    Ex- BKK, the Qantas Club (J lounge) doesn't open until 1pm, so your use of it would be limited (assuming a 3:15 RJ flight). I remember reading a report recently about how there was no (or very little) food in that lounge around that time.

    In HKG, Qantas has just opened their new J lounge, which is apparently pretty good. Of course the Wing/Pier J lounges are still great lounges.
     
  3. NM

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    Depends on the time of your flight. QF/BA lounge is only open from about 1pm until the last QF/BA departure.
    In my opinion, the new QF J lounge is just as good as the J sections of The Wing and The Pier (with the possible exception of the noodle bar). Its close to gate 15/16 so if using those gates its a logical choice.
     
  4. N860CR

    N860CR Established Member

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    Thanks. Yes it's the 1515 RJ flight so QF/BA may not do me for the whole time. Given it's the flagship TG lounge, I'd assume its better than the CX/JL options?

    Might have to give them both a run in HKG
     
  5. coolumbla

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    i managed to be the only person in teh BKK J lounge on Monday morning catching a cathay flight at 1pm!

    F lounge doesn't open till later IME (BAsed on last Thursday and the Monday just gone)
     


  6. JohnK

    JohnK Veteran Member

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    Interesting that RJ is sending business class passengers to the Thai lounge in BKK and not a Oneworld lounge.

    The Qantas business lounge (First Class lounge is too small and can get extremely crowded) and the CX lounges are not bad in BKK and the Wing/Pier in HKG. I will get a chance to try out the new QF lounge in HKG next month.
     
  7. djfuzz

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    On oneworld.com, the Thai Royal Orchid Lounge is noted as a 'Oneworld Lounge', presumably because RJ sends its J pax there.

    Anyone have any experience with whether this makes it available for J pax / elites of other Oneworld airlines on a reciprocal basis then? Hoping to meet a Thai pax for a bit in BKK and would be great if we had access to the same lounge, since I doubt we'd be able to get them into the QP or CX lounges.
     
  8. Mal

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    I think your chance is minimal, but of course is worth a shot. Generally it will be only a OW lounge for the purposes of certain pax who have invitations from that airline.
     
  9. gumpy

    gumpy Active Member

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    Didn't skytrax just rate this lounge as the best flounge?

    Say one was flying RJ J class but a OWE, would that get you in the Thai Flounge or just their normal lounge... ?
     

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