SBE727 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2001, 390 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 2797 times:
Talking of Orient Thai, how are they performing with the 747's, some of them are very old but they do have a 747-300 which must be a bit more reliable. They appear to have quite alot of flights with the 747's. are they allways full, the tickets are prob very cheap too i guess.
Crownvic From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1728 posts, RR: 6 Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2704 times:
Flew jumpseat on the Thai Sky L1011 last fall roundtrip between HKG and BGK...Great flight, the captain was an ex Delta guy who commuted to HKG from LAX...Load factor was poor one way and three quarters fulll the other...
I would assume UTP is the next to go, it's the oldest pax 747 flying AFAIK apart from some BA 741s maybe still flying for KABO or whatever that nigerian thing was. UTD had a heavy check in CGK so should be around.
Malaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3241 posts, RR: 0 Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 2491 times:
Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 7): OX 747s aren't missing any engines. 9R's HS-VAK is (was??) a spares source, looks horrible. HS-VAV indeed still has Thai Sky Airlines titles.
I counted 4 747s with atleast one missing engine and some with missing nacelle covers like 2 weeks ago on the tarmac. they were Orient thai. They just use the cargo area as an open GSE shop, ooops I mean Aircraft Maintenance Shop
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Lufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 45 Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 5 days ago) and read 2416 times:
Well there were none yesterday apart from UTK undergoing an engine change (by TG maintenance). The worst looking jumbos at BKK (ex-GA Phuket 742s) are all parked at CGK with mostly Saudia tails. Apart from HS-VAK that is - it's the most disgusting looking 747 I've ever seen.
I guess YMMV when it comes to the state of OX aircraft you spot. One day all in pieces, next day flying...
The MD82s have pretty nice interiors, but I wonder who did the maintenance in CGK...
Yeah, and the newer seats with adjustable headrests.
Lion Air also has CO interiors - so one would expect them to be similar. Well, the seat covers looked the same. Otherwise HS-OMA/OMB looked factory fresh compared to those Lion planes with absolutely everything broken, dirty, scratched etc.
HeeseokKoo From South Korea, joined Jan 2005, 578 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 2111 times:
Thai sky air currently has no scheduled flights because Thai government stops 9I's flights include BKK-ICN 3/w for one month, approximately 04/21~05/28. 9I is famous for "delaying", and there were few more problematic airlines which also delays really often in Korea. So Korean government inspected the airlines suddenly, and there were several critical maintenance problems. After that, a cambodian airline, RK, stopped flying ICN, and Korean government also claims to Thai government to do something, so Thai government pauses Thai sky airline for one month.
I heard that Phuket air will change the name of airline and will try to come to Korea again, but I believe Korean MOCT will not admit it.