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Temporary BA/Qantas lounge at new Bangkok airport

28 Sep 2006 by business traveller

British Airways and Qantas have now transferred their flight operations to Bangkok's new Suvarnabhumi airport located 30 miles east of the city centre.

But these carriers' best passengers might be disappointed about the experience on the ground. That's because neither carrier will have proper lounge facilities for the next three months.

Says a BA spokesperson, "We are currently designing new first and Club World lounge facilities at Suvarnabhumi which are scheduled to open in late December. Until the new lounge is open, both ourselves and Qantas will be using temporary facilities."

"Owing to space limitations, access to these facilities will be restricted to first and Club World passengers on the day of travel. Lounge access will not be possible for Executive Club Gold or Silver members or Oneworld alliance Sapphire members travelling in World Traveller (economy class) or World Traveller Plus (premium economy)."

BA and Qantas use Bangkok as a main transit point between Europe and Australia.

For more information go to ba.com, qantas.com.

Report by Alex McWhirter

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