Amir From Syria, joined Dec 1999, 1254 posts, RR: 12 Reply 3, posted (13 years 7 months 1 week 16 hours ago) and read 897 times:
Last March i was in Thailand and Cambodia and i flew with PG.
I liked them very much. Good service, littel snack for a 1:20 hrs. flight (BKK-PNH) very attentive FA's. Check in was fine. And there was this damn good looking check in girl....
btw. they even rejected one full revenue pax who was late after accepting 3 stand by's
I was allowed a cockpit visit however there is not jumpseat in their ATR72 who are owned by a french lessor and leased to PG.
If you are in PNH, visit their office there, it is so damn cute because it's like a movie, its not far away from the city center near the Capital Hotel/Restaurant
in a very old french style building.
If you are into russian planes and taking the first morning flight BKK-PNH (dep.
08:30) then get your camera ready usually there are some AN12 freigters parked on the tarmac along with one AN24 of Phnom Penh Airways!!!!
Thai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 15 Reply 6, posted (13 years 7 months 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 872 times:
If you would like, head down south to Singapore first, then later take Bangkok Airways's ATR72 from Singapore to Koh Samui
Biman flies A310 and A300 to BKK , ask me about othr airlines butthey should be much more interesting than SQ or TG ( not that I'm against them, but since you're flying on these routes? why not save around 3000 baht?)
F28-PBAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (13 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 859 times:
Hi this is the first message i've posted!
I am an ex-FA on Bangkok Airways for 4 months , I worked only on domestic routes on BKK - USM route on their ATR72. I must say, PG's a really great airline, flying since 1960s with only 1 fatal crash. On board we only served tuna sandwiches and orange juice ( too bad if you don't like them ) , most flights are either on time or 5-10 minutes delay ( throughout my career ). Samui and Sukhothai airports are very nice, open air terminals and they are capable of recieving passegers from Singapore ( there's flight from Samui to Singapore for around Baht 9000 )
I would, as FA on PBAir, recommend you to fly PB Air 9Q , not to Samui, but to another paradise beach, Krabi onboard our F28. The fare on PB Air's around 2000 baht cheaper for generally similar flights ( same flying time to Samui and Krabi ) We serve meals an fresh fruit juice. We also fly from Krabi to SINGAPORE Perhaps if you fly PB Air, You might get me as your FA
Whichever you've chosen, enjoy your trip in Thailand, and Sawaddee
Thai747 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 1999, 814 posts, RR: 15 Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 839 times:
Just a matter of interest, does PB Air still lease their planes ( F28 ) to Angel Airlines, I've heard that Angel's returning all their 734s and F28 to go instead for 757 from China Southern and ATR72 from TransAsia Airlines,I figured that you're an FA for PB Air, you should know!
F28-PBAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 10, posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 819 times:
First of all, I would like to answer the question from Thai747.
PBAir infact, did wet-lease some of our F28 to Angel Airlines on some routes, but as we are also expanding and adding more destinations ( recently , Krabi - Singapore and Hadyai - Penang ) we can no longer share as much of our aircrafts with Angel, therefore Angel had already stopped their F28 route to Laos ( LPQ ) as they did not have enough aircraft. They are already operating the 757 from China South ( not sure if they had been repainted yet ) and in negotiations with TransAsia of Taiwan for ATR72, I'm not sure about the faith of their 734s ( they are pretty "crappy" anyway )
To Amir, actually I haven't notice any female enthusiast on this forum at all, wondering where they all are. For as far as I know, there are plenty of female enthusiasts. And go ahead and book to flight on PB Air, perhaps I'll be serving you on that route!!
F28-PBAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 813 times:
I am not sure about their Dornier 328s as I have just recently joined PBAir. I do know however that PBAir has been operating since.. i guess 1992 with their D328s only for charter, where the seats can be modified to any style you would like, I am not sure where the plane has gone though..
Flying-tiger From Germany, joined Aug 1999, 4136 posts, RR: 38 Reply 13, posted (13 years 7 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 809 times:
This Dornier Do328 has been sold to Air Alps/KLM Alps, Austria. It already flew for KLM Alps when it still had its old PB-Air colors. I think there is a picture of it at airliners.net. I don´t know why they sold it, sorry. Would be interested, too.