Qantas has announced that it will be shutting down its Bangkok international business lounge in Bangkok this weekend. The change to take effect from Sunday, will see passengers directed to the CIP lounge.
In an email send to affected passengers, Qantas wrote:
An update on lounge access in Bangkok
From this Sunday 15 November you can enjoy access to the CIP Lounge, in place of the Qantas Lounge, when you next travel from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok on Qantas.
This new access will take effect from Sunday when the Qantas Bangkok Lounge will cease operations.
The main flight affected by the change will be the QF24 service. Passengers eligible to utilise the lounge prior to the flight will be able to use the CIP lounge. This includes Gold, Platinum and Platinum One frequent flyers.
As yet, there has been no notification of how the change will affect eligible Jetstar customers. I will update the details of how Jetstar passengers are affected when I receive that information.
[Update: Jetstar Max customers will have access to the CIP lounge]
For Status members, there are other oneWorld options available at Bangkok Airport. OnwWorld members will have access to the recently renovated Cathay Pacific lounge. The main disadvantage of the Cathay Pacific lounge is its lack of shower facilities.
Eligible Qantas passengers will also have access to the Emirates Lounge.
Depending on your tastes, the Cathay Pacific or Emirated lounge may provide a better lounge experience to the CIP lounge.