It turned out that we could connect onward to MNL from SIN in First Class with a very comfortable connection time, at no extra mileage cost. This is the longest free First Class connection route ex-Europe on Singapore Air.
Overall, I think the Bangkok Airways Economy class lounge offering is fantastic. The decor and lighting are far superior to numerous LH and BA lounges that I've visited. From the moment you set foot through the door, you enter holiday mode and that's a great feeling.
As we were connecting from Koh Samui to Bangkok and onwards to LHR we cleared customs in Samui and were given purple CIQ stickers, to put on our tops. This meant that we were now considered to be international passengers and were therefore given access to the international departures section […]