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Thai Airways Fleet Selection  
User currently offlineDash8Pilot From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 86 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3801 times:

Does the fleet planner at Thai airways wake up in the morning and choose from a hat as to which aircraft will go to which destination? This week on the daily DAC-BKK, i've seen a B777, A330 and A310, ive previously also seen a B747, A345 and MD-11 do the run....

Same situation in Kuala Lumpur, one days its a B777 one day A346 and one day A300-600.

What gives???

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User currently offlineVTBDflyer From Thailand, joined Aug 2006, 378 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3620 times:

I'm not quite sure what your looking at if your seeing MD-11's and A310's. If exaggerating, no problem. But TG hasn't flown the MD-11 for quite some time. But TG does love to change up the aircraft schedules a lot. You can be scheduled on almost anything to anywhere with TG.

VTBD



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User currently offlineKaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12411 posts, RR: 37
Reply 2, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3612 times:

Fleet standarisation has never been TG's strong point; it has operated many similarly sized aircraft in recent years (A330-300s and 777-200As, for example); not that I'm complaining, I have to say, because anything looks look in TG livery.

As a supplemental question, I thought TG had announced a decision to acquire A321s, but I haven't heard anything about this; was the order ever placed, or has it now been cancelled?

And what about its plans for 787s and/or A350s? Has this become a victim of the economic crisis?


User currently offlineCarpethead From Japan, joined Aug 2004, 2946 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (5 years 2 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3519 times:

BKK-KUL & BKK-DAC are short-haul routes, when booking is light or heavy, aircraft can be subbed quickly enough. Some of their aircraft readily have a few hours of parking time at BKK, so best utilization of available assets.

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