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Why Does PG Allow TG To Fly Into USM?  
User currently offlineSRforever From Switzerland, joined Dec 2006, 129 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3293 times:

Howzit

I thought USM belonged to PG, so why would they allow competion on the USM-BKK route?

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User currently offlineJcavinato From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3272 times:

What a great airport! My wife and I were there last week, and I found the airport a well run delight. I was surprised, but then not, to find out it was privately owned.

PG serves a small snack on their 50 minute flights to and from BKK. Amazing!


User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3272 times:

Because TG are paying through the nasal cavity for timings that PG have already shown they are struggling to fill most days - early in the morning and very late at night etc. PG worked out that they could make an awful lot more money selling the timings to TG than operating them themselves. I imagine they got a great deal - its not been set in stone yet but i imagine it will go ahead soon.

TG will be using their 734 there and PG's A319 and 717 is a much superior product - PG absolutely destroy TG's in flight service when you fly domestic. There is just no comparison. People will be able to fly PG cheaper, on better timings, and with a far better product. Their lounge at BKK is open to all their pax and its very nice indeed. TG have nothing comparable and are only offering the service to connect to the heavies arriving from Europe - they'll do ok with that strategy, but would I book them if i had the choice between them or PG to USM - unless they were using the 772ER, A345 or A346  Wink - then no.



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 3, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3257 times:



Quoting Jcavinato (Reply 1):
PG serves a small snack on their 50 minute flights to and from BKK. Amazing!

You got the offpeak flight then - peak time they serve a full (cold) meal.  Smile

Last time I flew them (four day old A319!!) I had a lovely chicken tikka salad for starter, coronation chicken, rice, ham and melon pieces for main, and a lemon cheesecake for dessert, all washed down with an orange juice. Nice!



What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineOhsopc From Thailand, joined Jul 2006, 108 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3112 times:



Quoting Jcavinato (Reply 1):
PG serves a small snack on their 50 minute flights to and from BKK. Amazing!

Just 2 years ago they were serving hot meals... too bad that it is now gone...


I'm really looking forward to TG to USM really because of the *A miles I will be able to get, even though I enjoyed PG's product much more


User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3330 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 3055 times:

USM? so that means I can now finally non-rev to Samui Big grin


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User currently offlineRedChili From Norway, joined Jul 2005, 2212 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 3034 times:



Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 2):
TG will be using their 734 there

From what airport, and when does the service start?

Quoting CHRISBA777ER (Reply 2):
People will be able to fly PG cheaper

Unless you're on a connecting international flight. I know that from Scandinavia, an extra domestic round-trip ticket is often around 60 dollars on top of the ticket to Bangkok.



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User currently offlineScbriml From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2003, 12375 posts, RR: 47
Reply 7, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 2991 times:
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My wife and I are flying PG from BKK to USM in a couple of months. Our flight is currently scheduled as a 717, so I'm really looking forward to that flight!

I'm also hoping to take one of their ATRs for a day trip to Phuket for a day's spotting, but I'm still negotiating that one!  wink 



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User currently offlineCyberUAL From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 175 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2954 times:



Quoting Malaysia (Reply 5):
USM? so that means I can now finally non-rev to Samui

I said the same thing when i saw the post Big grin


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