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Bad Behavior in Kris Flyer Lounge at Manila Airport

I was flying in business class out of the Manila airport to catch a connecting flight in Bangkok. I was given complimentary access to the Miracle Lounge as that is who Thai airways partnered with in Manila. But on my way to the Miracle Lounge, I passed by this Kris flyer lounge. The Kris Flyer lounge is operated by Singapore airlines.


Well, I remembered that I had gold status with Singapore airlines as I passed it. So I decided to stop in to see if they would give me complimentary access. It turns out since Thai airways partners with them that I was allowed access into this lounge. Since it looked much better than the miracle lounge that I remembered in the past, I decided to stop here instead. It's a good thing I did because I didn't realize it but the next day my gold status was going to end with Singapore airlines, and I would never be able to enter here again probably.

I was impressed with the lounge. It was better than most I visited. Typically international lounges overseas are much better than the ones in the USA. They seem to be better staffed and a better staff to custom ratio, which is a key for me anyway. Also, they never seem to be overcrowded as it always is the case in the USA.



As you can see, there were not many people in the lounge when I visited there. More came later, but it was far from being full.



Typical lounge food. Nice but not a stand out.



But what I really wanted to get to was an experience I see all too often. That is the inconsiderate behavior of people on their phones.



Nobody wants to hear the conversation of anybody with the person they're speaking with on their phone. I mean go to a private place or a corner or a private cellphone room, but don't do it in the middle of the lounge and speak loudly so everybody can hear your conversation. I don't believe the person on the other side of the phone wants their conversation publicly displayed either. This is just rude behavior. Inconsiderate of other people in the lounge and the person on the phone. I really don't care to hear how much you love them!





Now, if you are reader of this blog, you know I got in trouble with this before. When I called out bad behavior at a lounge in Manila one other time, I ended up walking out of the lounge with my tail between my legs. https://www.kirkstravelstories.com/post/lounge-privledges


You may wonder why I didn't do the same this time. Well, it's because this behavior just wasn't egregious enough. The guy in the previous story also spoke inconsiderately, but I didn't say anything until he amassed many grievances, culminating with the one where he was stealing the beer.


I try to display some tolerance when I travel. But I do have a tipping point that's probably lower than most.

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Roger Wells
Roger Wells
26 feb
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I really can’t stand bad phone etiquette no matter where it is. I just don’t understand how people can’t see that putting their phone on speaker and hollering into it is somehow okay. 😖🤨😞😡

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Mike Wells
Mike Wells
26 feb
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Whether an airport lounge or any place in public I think you don't need to have your phone one the speaker mode so you disrupt everyone else. Try to be considerate of others. It is totally rude how this man took over the lounge

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I agree! I’m on my flight now to Maine and a guy just boarded the plane on speakerphone. The person he spoke to was being very loud and agitated. He told her she was on speakerphone and she got more upset Sone people…..

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