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Thai To Introduce New Cabin Interior 2012  
User currently offlineAsiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1147 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 6276 times:

"Passengers flying Thai Airways International (THAI) starting in 2012 may be forgiven for thinking they are flying with Singapore Airlines or Emirates Airlines instead.

Semi-private suites in first class, flat-bed seats in business and television screens for each economy class seats - in-flight features that passengers of the world's leading airlines have taken for granted for quite some time now - will become THAI's new hallmark.

The flag carrier is spending billions of US dollars on a radical makeover of its seats, in-flight entertainment and other passenger amenities as it tries to play catch-up with the competition."

http://www.bangkokpost.com/business/...0196/more-fun-aboard-starting-2012

Great move by TG.
Together with TG's very competitive prices, this will make TG very attractive.   


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User currently offlineLAX888 From Singapore, joined Oct 2010, 279 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 6059 times:

What a pity Thai will lose the 34" pitch in Y class. That was one of their big plus points. Now it seems MH is the only one left who still has 34" pitch. Who knows how long that will last. Hope they keep it on the A388 they are going to get. They already only have a 32" pitch on the A332 if I am not mistaken.

Also the green colors seem a bit weird. It looks a bit like the green TK uses. Does'nt seem very Thai to me. The C class seat looks great though. Am sure that they can catch up again with the major competition if they have the new product on consistent routes so it's not based on luck if you get the new plane or not.

Although I am not sure if they will still be as competitively priced if they upgrade the whole cabin. They probably need to get back the costs somehow.


User currently offlineNZdsgnr From New Zealand, joined Jul 2008, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5959 times:

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"Even though our new in-flight products are not the latest and do not have any new trend-setting features, they don't really look too bad," said Mr Rangsiman. "Passengers should be pleased."

now that's a very interesting way of promoting your new product... i'm sure he could at least be a bit more enthusiatic....


User currently onlineFly-K From Germany, joined May 2000, 3158 posts, RR: 51
Reply 3, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5917 times:
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User currently offlineAsiaflyer From Singapore, joined May 2007, 1147 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 5860 times:

Quoting NZdsgnr (Reply 2):
Quote:
"Even though our new in-flight products are not the latest and do not have any new trend-setting features, they don't really look too bad," said Mr Rangsiman. "Passengers should be pleased."

now that's a very interesting way of promoting your new product... i'm sure he could at least be a bit more enthusiatic....

I think he is referring to their most modern current product. Not the coming one.  



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User currently offlineNZdsgnr From New Zealand, joined Jul 2008, 260 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 5750 times:

Quoting Asiaflyer (Reply 4):
I think he is referring to their most modern current product. Not the coming one.  

the way I read it is that he is talking about the new product (our new in-flight products) and he's also talking about "they should be pleased" ie they haven't tried it yet but when they do, they will like it


User currently offlineohsopc From Thailand, joined Jul 2006, 109 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4919 times:

Actually i just read their stockholders presentation and apparently they will start rolling out the new first and business class by next year (2011) with the retrofit of 2 747-400. 4 more 747-400s will be retrofitted the same way in 2012, and another 6 with the current first and business will also get AVOD in economy.

Also by 2012, 3 A380s and 3 777-300ERS will arrive so we will have a total of 12 aircraft with new first and business at the end of 2012 and no long haul flight without ptv in economy. (yay)


User currently offline6thfreedom From Bermuda, joined Sep 2004, 3335 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4876 times:

TG should stick to the knitting...

keep 34 inch in Y as competitive advantage, given that a lot of its market is leisure point to point traffic to/from Thailand.

I would suggest that F class is a waste of time.

stick to a reasonable amount of descent J class seating, and that's it.

start byretrofitting the A346s from 60J and 199 Y to something like 40J and 250Y!


User currently offlineLawair From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4869 times:

Quoting NZdsgnr (Reply 5):
Quoting Asiaflyer (Reply 4):
I think he is referring to their most modern current product. Not the coming one.
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the way I read it is that he is talking about the new product (our new in-flight products) and he's also talking about "they should be pleased" ie they haven't tried it yet but when they do, they will like it

I think since the previous paragraph in the article discusses the current, but relatively newer, TG product ("tilted 'angled flat' seats and 10- or 15-inch screens with limited entertainment options"), his quote refers to the existing products that they brought on within the past 5-6 years. I think the word "should" is just a little misused on his part, or perhaps he just wanted to weaken his statement rather than making an affirmative declaratory statement that passengers are pleased with the currently outdated and inferior products that don't look too bad.

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For instance, while other leading airlines now offer full-flat seats and 17-inch TV screen with more than 600 channels of entertainment (in the case of Emirates) in business class on medium- and long-haul routes, THAI's long-haul passengers have to be content with tilted "angled flat" seats and 10- or 15-inch screens with limited entertainment options.

"Even though our new in-flight products are not the latest and do not have any new trend-setting features, they don't really look too bad," said Mr Rangsiman. "Passengers should be pleased."


User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 18
Reply 9, posted (3 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 4781 times:

The 34 inch seat pitch on MH's Economy Class is rumoured to be reduced as well on MH's new 60 aircrafts. The newly purchased B738s (2 have arrived at the moment) have only 30 inch of seat pitch in the Economy Class. I predict the seat pitch for MH's Economy Class on the new A333s and A380s will be at 31-32 inch only, in line with the current global trend.

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