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User currently offlineTonyburr From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 1049 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2891 times:

I am looking to fly Thai from SYD-LHR in F. Can anyone tell me what thier seats/service is like for such a long trip? I heard they do no t have PTV's and they are not fully relcining seats.

I can use SQ,LH or Thai. I have taken SQ and LH and thought I would try a new one. ANy comments on Thai's product?


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User currently offlineRpwgw From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2879 times:

I used them a couple of years ago ex SYD-AKL and return on the 744. The seats were very basic in economy and the J and F seats were also basic. No PTVs to be seen. They offer a very cheap business class airfare to AKL but that is because their inflight seats do not compete with the likes of NZ or QF on the Tasman.
Their service was more than adequate.

They operate the MD11 out of Sydney now as well and they still have the old seats. I believe that some 744s were getting a new F product but that's all I know.

User currently offlineLapper From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 1580 posts, RR: 7
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2864 times:

I've heard MH is VERY good in first class. Perhaps you should consider them?

User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 81
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2848 times:

Sounds like you're trying to stick with Star.

SQ really is your best bet.


User currently offlineRpwgw From Australia, joined Jun 1999, 209 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2842 times:

Sorry Tony see you mentioned F. Their seats are the very basic sleeper seats that were on SQ two releases ago!!

MH has an excellent F product but again their seats are not as advanced as flat bed sleepers.

However on both you have about 60 inches of pithc and you can sleep on your back.

User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 33
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2831 times:

Thai's 747-400 version 2 (code 747) has full sleepers with PTVs and 80" pitch. You should be able to get that all the way SYD-LHR on some days.

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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13747 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 2828 times:

Is it worth me trying to get you on a Singapore Airlines flight? Or are you ardently trying for Thai Airways International - A Member Of Star Alliance.

Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineSpk From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2701 times:

The 747-400 version 2 has flat bed in First class and improved seats in Business. Also has PTV in both First and Business class.

All BKK-LHR flights (TG910 & TG916) are operated with the 747-400 version 2. For BKK-SYD flights, 747-400 version 2 are used for TG991 on Tue, Thu, Sun outbound and Mon, Wed, Fri inbound.

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8289 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 2621 times:

My sister's mother-in-law flew Thai first class a few months ago SYD-LHR and there wasn't a proper sleeper seat or personal IFE anywhere to be seen, either direction. It sounded like Olympic Airways business class on the 747-200 in the early 90s to me, ie not much cop. If you're paying for the ticket don't risk it (even though some planes are starting to get an update). What about BA business class? That's a proper flat bed, personal IFE, the whole works. Pricier than some airlines' business class (or even some first class services) but better than most first class services. Thai is a waste of time and money unless you want to remember first class in the 80s.

fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5377 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (12 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

Thai use 747-300's from SYD on Tuesday, Thursday, Staurday and Sunday! I think they use both the new and old seats on the other days with the 747-400's!

User currently offlineSpk From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 458 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (12 years 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

No, from March 31, 2003. All 747-400's running this route will be equipped with new first class. The rest of the week you'll get 747-300 with old seating, though.

Check their new schedule and look for equipment code "747" which means 747-400 version 2. The other code "744" and "743" means 747-400 version 1 and 747-300 respectively.

User currently offlineROP From Thailand, joined Jun 2001, 239 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (12 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2513 times:

Fly Thai in F class now you'll get one 1 free ticket!

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