Air France – KLM Lounge

Sky Team Airport Lounge Bangkok (BKK)

Location

AF-KLM Lounge BKK

Air France-KLM Sky Lounge is located in the F concourse across from gate F2. Most of the lounges in Bangkok (BKK) are grouped together around the confluence of the D, E, F, and G gates.  Also located in this area is the Transfer Desk if you are transferring. 

Access

This lounge is operated by Air France-KLM and is accessible to their Sky Team partners, and many lounge networks. My American Express Platinum Card benefits include a Priority Pass membership so there is no charge for my entry. 

Check-in was quite efficient and quick. The attendant scanned my boarding pass, swiped my Priority Pass Card, and I signed on a small handheld.

The Lounge

I hold oneworld Emerald status so typically I use oneworld alliance lounges. Note that Cathay Pacific’s lounge doesn’t have showers, and Japan Airlines Sakura Lounge is closed midday. Qatar’s new Business/First lounge doesn’t participate in the oneworld status lounge scheme. You cannot access Qatar’s lounge more than 4 hours before your First or Business class flight (flights must be operated by Qatar Airways).

I arrived to a quiet lounge around 12:30pm with about 20 people spread throughout the sitting areas. Several staff members were sweeping and mopping feverishly so I must have just missed rush hour. Although I had several lounge options, I chose this lounge for a much needed shower. 

Ask for a towel at the front desk and proceed to the restrooms to locate any open shower room. This is where things get interesting. The shower room was an empty black tile box with dim lighting, one small wooden bench, and some sort of vacuum device on the wall. As I stood there showering (staring at the crumbling ceiling) I thought to myself, “If I ever get murdered, this would be the room. All this black tile no one would ever know.” At this point I started to count how many glasses of champagne I just had in the Cathay lounge and proceeded to wash my hair. I quickly finished showering and looked forward to putting on a fresh pair of clothes. Unfortunately, there is no place to set your suitcase (bench too small), no garbage can, no sink, no real mirror, and you have to return your towel to the front desk. 

The food selection was plentiful, fresh, and had lot’s of options. I wasn’t very hungry so I didn’t indulge in any food at this lounge.  All beverages are self-serve which is nice, but their wine selection/quality is a shame. I was impressed by the waffle maker!

The seating options were great and I found a quiet corner with view of the boarding gates to people watch. The primary views are of runway 19R, where most planes were landing. I eventually moved seats to watch the widebody aircraft landings (Emirates & Lufthansa A380s!).

Each of the tables have a power port, but no USB ports. There are two massage chairs that are a nice touch. The seating areas seemed very private and well positioned for privacy.   Internet Speed: Download 8.93Mbps Upload 1.83 Mbps

Lasting Impression

Overall the Bangkok Air France – KLM Sky Team lounge is quiet, clean, and comfortable (everything the terminal lacks). I’d definitely visit this lounge again, but if my only option. The food is ample, but not appetizing. The drinks are limited, and poor quality. Eat before you come, and find other shower options.