DIA From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 3273 posts, RR: 25 Posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3277 times:
A beautiful a/c with a beautiful c/s. . .as was the case with Thai's DC-10s. Which leads me to my question; Is Thai planning on flying the MD-11 for a number of years (like Finnair), or are they in the process of phasing them out? I haven't heard anything lately, hopefully one of you has.
Ahsanf28 From Bangladesh, joined Mar 2002, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3146 times:
Recently heard Thai will gradually phase out their A300-600s as A330s keep joining the fleet but nothing about the MD-11. A couple of years back heard that Thai will retire the MD-11s from the fleet in a plan to reduce the numerous types in their fleet but that didn't materealize. So hopefully we will be seeing the graceful bird for some more years to come. The MD-11 indeed looks really great in Thai colours.
Kl808 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 1595 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3117 times:
If im not mistaken TG operates 2 747-300's. They are still very young. I think they are one of the last 743 produced. So it might stay in the fleet for a couple of years. I believe they where delivered back in 91.
Col From Malaysia, joined Nov 2003, 2203 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 3075 times:
TG have ordered 8 A340-500/600. There are no outstanding orders for A330, so I think the 300-600 will be around for a while, except possibly the earlier non R units with odd ball engines (but that is THAI). I believe the 340's will replace the MD11's reducing number of types (families).
They seem to need aircraft though, TG = Tomorrow Go!
Elephantboy From Thailand, joined Sep 2003, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 3017 times:
I have heard some old TG's aircrafts will turn into cargo aircrafts and some may go to the LCC which TG will introduce this year. However, since the deal of 7 United's 744s collapsed, I think TG is busy considering how the fleet would be before the new aircrafts arrive.
UA744KSFO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2963 times:
I actually flew on a TG 743 on August 3 from SYD to AKL. For only a three hour flight (although it is a continuation of the BKK-SYD run), it was a fantastic flight! That's the first time in a long time that I've had a full meal served on a three hour flight, and the aircraft seemed to be in very good shape. TG does great work in maintaining their older planes.
Vimanav From India, joined Jul 2003, 1534 posts, RR: 14
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2921 times:
TG's B743s HS-TGD/Suchada and HS-TGE/Chutamat, both joined the fleet in DEC87. HS-TGD gave me my first experience of the upper deck CPH-BKK JUN 1988. Along with AI's two B743s these I think are the only B743s to be powered by CF6-80C2B1 engines.
I wish them many more years of safe service in TG and beyond.
Sarfaroshi kii tamannaa ab hamaare dil mein hai, Dekhnaa hai zor kitnaa baazu-e-qaatil mein hai