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Trip to Bangkok: Airport Lounges & Flights

SilverKris Lounge, Terminal 2 Changi Airport

This trip was momentous for my 2 girls because they were flying Business Class for the first time. Our Singapore Airlines flight was scheduled to depart at 1250 hrs, and we were determined to rise early to make full use of the SilverKris Lounge before our flight. Unfortunately, a massive traffic jam on the PIE caused by a chain collision ahead of us turned our plans topsy turvy. By the time we sprinted to the lounge, we had missed breakfast and only made it in time for morning tea. Wasted!

My parents, on the other hand, traveled by a different route and arrived early in the morning. MaxiMiserGrandParents basically had a marathon eating session from morning to night. They began with breakfast, morning tea and lunch at the SilverKris Lounge, had ice-cream at DBS Asia Treasures Lounge at Terminal 2, followed by a second lunch on board the flight to Bangkok, evening canapes and cocktails at AVANI Riverside Hotel, and finally dinner at the IconSiam food court.

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Air France - KLM Sky Lounge, Suvarnabhumi Airport

Although Dragon Pass (Airport Companion app) lists this lounge as their partner, the staff said they did not accept it. I had my doubts that Dragon Pass would be usable there because online reviewers had talked about their difficulty in using it. We used our Priority Passes to gain free entry into the lounge.

It was virtually empty when we were there, and had plenty of space to relax, charge our gadgets and eat to our hearts' content. There was no live station at the lounge, but the buffet spread of appetizers, hot food, desserts, etc. was exceptionally good. We happily stuffed our faces because we had not purchased any inflight meals on our Jetstar flight home.

Flight SQ974 from Singapore to Bangkok

The aircraft we were on had the dated 2009 RJ Business Class seats, configured in the 2-2-2 fashion. That didn't bother us one bit. It was a short flight, my inflight meal was excellent, and the seats were leaps and bounds ahead of cattle class where we usually found ourselves in. Moreover, we had redeemed the tickets with our Krisflyer miles and only paid S$52.00 in taxes for them.

We had pre-ordered our meals online through the Book the Cook service. If you love the buttery taste of steamed cod fish like I do, consider this. It was cooked to perfection. In fact, it was the best meal I'd ever had on an aircraft; better than the fancy Lobster Thermidor or the overdone steak.

One advantage of flying Business Class to Bangkok is that fast track immigration passes are provided. The immigration queues at Suvarnabhumi Airport were phenomenally long. With our passes, we were able to breeze through immigration and that saved us a lot of time.

Flight Jetstar 3K514 from Bangkok to Singapore

To be honest, I have absolutely no recollection of this flight, which is a good thing because it meant everything went well!


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