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TG's 747-300 Overnight Delay 2nd Time In 2 Weeks  
User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Posted (12 years 4 months 5 hours ago) and read 2000 times:

HS-TGE, one of Thai's 2 747-300s, has been delayed overnight by a mechanical defect for the second time in 2 weeks.

Originally scheduled for departure March 28th at 1320, 'Chutamat' is now departing on March 29th at 1000. About a week and a half ago she was delayed for a similar time, again with aircraft defects (windshield fault).

I wonder if this will be the final nail in the coffin for the dear old girl?


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User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 1881 times:

May be give this chic a 3rd try?

User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 1841 times:

Girl????  Love

User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5293 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 1825 times:

Dam must have missed it by 1.5 hours or so as I was at the Airport earlier today!
How many pax?

HS-TGE is only 14.5 years old so she shoud be right for another few years yet!

What happened to todays TG991-992 service I never saw it arrive when I was at the airport today unless it was really early. Aircraft for today Friday should be a 744!


User currently offlineJiml1126 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1807 times:

TG991/992 will be a mix of 743/744 during this Summer. I wonder will Thai decide not to fly 743 and use 744.



User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1805 times:

Scotty, HS-TGP arrived at 1150 with 346 pax. Maybe you missed it!

The rescheduled TG992 departed 50 minutes late again, Tech defects listed as the cause again!




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User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1802 times:

Just a question:

What airport are we talking about?  Nuts


User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 7, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

hehe.. nice one.

We're talking Auckland Airport, baby!



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User currently offlineSetjet From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 1102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 1798 times:

Thanks, I was trying to figure it out myself, but could be anywhere...

I worked pretty often on TG's 747-300 when they still used it on the Munich route. Before that they used the MD11, now they use the 747-400, I think.

Nice aircraft!


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5293 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1765 times:

Cheers Rob!!!
I must have just missed it! Good load I guess it is usual for TG on this flight!


User currently offlineTG992 From New Zealand, joined Jan 2001, 2910 posts, RR: 10
Reply 10, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1756 times:

Almost unbelieveably, here's the departure info for the TWO TG992 flights today.

TG992 AKL - SYD - BKK 743 HS-TGE
Sch 28Mar 1320
Resch 29Mar 1000
Act 29Mar 1050 Passengers 394
Delay due to aircraft defects

TG992 AKL - SYD - BKK 744 HS-TGP Pax405
Sch 29Mar 1320
Act 29Mar 1640 Passengers 405
Delay due to aircraft defects


Unbelievable. BOTH delayed due to aircraft defects, one for over 21 hours, the other over 3 hours, and in one day!

This is a bit worrying for my favourite airline!



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User currently offlineSingapore_Air From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2000, 13738 posts, RR: 19
Reply 11, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1751 times:

Ooooh . Sensitive but good information for TG.


Anyone can fly, only the best Soar.
User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 12, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 1733 times:

I flew in on -TGP today - nothing seemed wrong with it to me - except the IFE was not what was in the Magazine. I hope these delays dont become to frequent - I am due to be returning to SYD next friday on TG992, and I don't particularly want to be stranded here in NZ!

Anyway, its been a while since I have posted here, so hi again, and a happy easter to those celebrating it!

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineJeDa From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

Does somebody know what kind of "aircraft defects" caused the latest delayments?

When I flew HS-TGD from CPH to BKK on the 29 of april 2001, the "Jet Starter Truck" was needed to start the A/C. APU out of order?

VirginFlyer!
It is very common that the IFE is not was it says in the Magazine on Thai's B747-300. That's my experience.

Best regards
JeDa


User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 14, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 1670 times:

JeDa - yes, so TG992 tells me. I was on a 747-400 actually, TGP

V/F



"So powerful is the light of unity that it can illuminate the whole earth." - Bahá'u'lláh
User currently offlineJeDa From Sweden, joined Apr 2000, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (12 years 3 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 1652 times:

He, he...

A little bit embarrasing in fact.
I flew HS-TGP on the 27 of december as TG961 ARN-BKK and then the inflight music were not the same as written in the Magazine. The channels were in a total disorder. For example, I searched for the "thai-channel" but could not find it. The movies were correct what I could remember (but I'm not a "flying-movie-fan").
THAI is excellent, but the inflight music you hear in your headset is not always easy to track in the inflight Magazine. I'm sorry to say.

But they have very good music. How about Dadawa "Crossing the Ridge", or Stina Nordenstam/Vangelis "Ask the mountains". Could life be better than enjoying this music on a THAI B747-300 with a gin&tonic in your hand?  Big thumbs up

Best regards
Jeda



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