Immigration lines at Kuala Lumpur International Airport (KLIA) can be hit and miss, depending on what day and time you’re flying. Sometimes you breeze through in no time at all, other times the queue can give you a heart attack.
Well, if you’re planning a visit till the end of 2023, here’s a useful tip I discovered on a recent trip: passengers departing from KLIA Terminal 2 (where the budget airlines are located) can enjoy a complimentary Fast Track immigration pass, courtesy of Priority Pass.
Getting your Fast Track pass
From now till 31 December 2023, Priority Pass members can receive a complimentary Fast Track pass when they visit the landside Sky Suite Airport Lounge in KLIA Terminal 2.
To find the Sky Suite Airport Lounge, head towards Gates J & K (used for domestic departures) on the departure hall level. It’s on the same floor as the airline check-in desks.
The lounge is so inconspicuous you could easily miss it. It’s at the end of a long open corridor; keep an eye out for the standee.
At the lounge, simply show your Priority Pass card. You’ll be granted access to the lounge for a three-hour stint, and receive a Fast Track pass. If your Priority Pass has a guest allowance, you can sign in guests too and receive a Fast Track pass for each of them.
Show this at immigration to make use of the Fast Track lane, or if the lines are short, save it for next time.
I asked the lounge receptionist whether this promotion was also available to other lounge programmes, and he said no. That said, I can see it advertised on the LoungeKey website (which makes sense, since Priority Pass and LoungeKey have the same owner). It’s not featured on the Dragon Pass website, however.
The Sky Suite Airport Lounge is pretty good too
By the way, if you’re not rushing for a flight, then you should definitely take the time to enjoy the Sky Suite Airport Lounge. I’ve mentioned it almost as a background detail, but I’d actually consider it to be the best contract lounge in all of KLIA Terminal 2.
It’s certainly much better than the other landside option: the overcrowded Plaza Premium Lounge in Gateway@KLIA2. This facility, which is also further from the international departure gates, was packed on a weekday afternoon, with an middling selection of food and drink.
In contrast, the Sky Suite Airport Lounge was an oasis of calm, thanks to its relatively obscure (and yet more convenient) location. It was empty when I visited except for another couple.
The lounge offers a buffet with a pretty decent spread of actually edible food…
….a bar area with Tiger, Carlsberg and Heineken beer (three cans per guest, I believe the limit is)….
…and a nook with three Ogawa massage chairs.
There were plenty of power outlets, and the toilets were kept spotlessly clean, stocked with Peter Thomas Roth and Guild+Pepper amenities.
In fact, I’d rather spend more time here and less time airside, where there’s only one lounge near the L gates called the Travel Club Lounge. This is a small-sized facility and not particularly memorable.
From now till 31 December 2023, Priority Pass members flying from KLIA Terminal 2 can get a free Fast Track immigration pass from the Sky Suite Airport Lounge. This could either be a mild convenience, or a complete lifesaver if you’re flying during a peak period.
The lounge itself is none too shabby either, superior to the Plaza Premium and Travel Club Lounge alternatives elsewhere in the terminal. I’d aim to maximise my time here, before heading through immigration and security to reach the departure gates.