AirlineFanatic From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 222 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2854 times:
This seems odd following the recent post that they were discontinuing US nonstop flights... Not sure what the rational is, some say they are losing money others say it's necessary to have a presence in the nonstop USA market, nonetheless:
From the ThaiUsa.com website
THAI AIRWAYS Increases Flights between the United States and Bangkok Starting MAY 1, 2007
THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL PCL is pleased to announce a change in flight schedule between Los Angeles and Bangkok and New York to Bangkok, adding extra flights to their current non-stop flight schedule to Bangkok.
Starting May 1, 2007, passengers can enjoy the comfort of THAI's A340-500 with the new Royal Silk Class and Premium Economy Class six times per week between Los Angeles and Bangkok on MON / WED / THU / FRI / SAT / SUN and seven days per week between New York and Bangkok on MON / TUE / WED / THU / FRI / SAT / SUN.
The Revised flights schedule is as follows: Between Los Angeles and Bangkok beginning 01 MAY 2007
Behramjee From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 4850 posts, RR: 44
Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 2614 times:
this seems to be the last ditch effort for TG to try and see if the ultra long haul flights to USA from BKK would work or not.
however, i would bet on these flights losing more money with the added frequencies because of the very large number of premium class seats that go empty when more Premium Economy or regular economy class seats could have been added which are more easier to fill up.
ZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5359 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2565 times:
These changes were loaded in the schedules before they then announced that they may cut the non stop flights. It's good that TG are going daily to JFK, hopefully this may bring more pax and give TG a reason to try and keep the non stops going.
EddieDude From Mexico, joined Nov 2003, 7633 posts, RR: 42
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 2463 times:
I hope the expanded frequencies will result in profits for TG. I saw this morning from the window of JFK's T3 rotunda a beautiful TG A345 parked at a gate in T4 and I felt a great emotion... it would be sad if TG left JFK... even if it started offering one-stop flights with a different aircraft type.