Booking The Trip: A (slightly crazier) Southeast Asian Path to India
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Thai’s Royal Orchid Lounge is just a short walk away from the United Club on the same level. The moment you start seeing purple everywhere, you know you are in the right place.
Here’s how you can access this lounge:
- First/Business Class passenger traveling on a Star Alliance Airline
- Star Alliance Gold members traveling in premium economy/economy on a Star Alliance Airline or Star Alliance Connecting partner
- United Club Members and Air Canada Maple Leaf Lounge Worldwide members
- Any other potential -Star Alliance Airlines that contract their passengers to this lounge
As soon as you have your boarding pass scanned, the first thing on your right is a business center.
Then beyond this was a section dedicated to a walkway and then the food section before you reach any of the seating.
On the other side of the wall from the food buffet area, there was a sectioned off area for Royal Orchid Platinum members. I don’t know if they also give this space to any visiting passengers traveling in first class on other Star Alliance airlines, but it was empty for the most part with the exception of a few people who were here.
Now here’s the buffet and let’s have a look at it.
There were some hot Asian food options.
Then there were some hot western food options as well.
There were also some fruits
If at any time, I see or hear the word “coconut” on anything in a Thai restaurant, lounge, someone’s house, or anywhere else I’m attacking. And on the left in the picture was the Thai coconut jelly and it was great.
Beyond this was all the seating for the rest of the lounge.
There were also some seats in a more covered area. The lounge has a lot of natural light which is fantastic and one of my biggest things in a lounge, but this was also a nice shade for those who don’t like all the light on their face.
The seats were many different colors which was a first for me with Thai’s lounges which usually have a purple-only theme. The seats were all definitely dates and showing age, but they were still comfortable. The other good aspect was that there were power ports every few seats. They were Hong Kong/UK style which was unfortunate, but when the seats aren’t along walls, it’s hard to make the ports international standard, so good on Thai for offering power ports, when most airlines go lazy and don’t even give power ports for these kinds of seating.
As you can see there were a couple different color schemes.
Now behind this divider area, I found a place to sit and it was easily the best seats in the lounge. There was a power port right by my feet, there was no one else in this section as it was hard to even see, and I had a lot of space to myself.
There were some more seats leading all the way to the edge.
While the seats in the middle of the lounge were by themselves, the seats along the window are all “dining” style format with a table in between them.
The crew were good about cleaning but slow. Really, really slow.
In another section of the lounge was a giant Thai logo.
Further down was some high top seating to the lounge which just seemed like an afterthought of how to use that space. There weren’t even any power ports set up on it.
And just a few seats here. While this section is a little walk from everything else in the lounge, you are guaranteed to have a lot of space and privacy here.
There was also a kind of room inside the shaded area with more seating all near a TV.
There were massage chairs here as well.
Closer to the front of the lounge, and near the buffet were the bathrooms. They were fairly clean, though not especially fancy or stocked up.
Overall, this lounge was decent and functional, but dated. The food was flavorful as always with Thai, there were power ports for the most part wherever you sat, the seats were decent, the wifi was fast, there was lots of natural lighting, and overall it wasn’t too loud. I wouldn’t mind coming back here for the food, but otherwise I could find all the good aspects of this lounge in better ways in other lounges. But like I said, it’s still a lounge I’d come back to.