Bangkok: Lounges for Everyone

I doubt this will live up to the Thai government’s expectations (I don’t see a 20% increase in connecting traffic through Bangkok), but it’s still an interesting development that the new Suvarnabhumi Airport includes a lounge for economy passangers — not just lounges for business and first. I’m not sure what the value of a lounge where you’re supposed to get away from the masses is. A lounge for everyone is just the main terminal, isn’t it? So there must be more to the story. But at least the list of available amenities is impressive.

    The lounge, he said, would include televised entertainment such as films, music videos, sports, documentaries and world news, in addition to Internet services.

    Passengers will also have a rest area that includes plenty of seating and showers in 18,000 square metres of space.

    Apart from the economy class lounge, the airline will offer first-class and business-class passengers a traditional

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