Searpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4346 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 1643 times:
Back in the 80s and early 90s, Thai had a much larger presence/more frequent service. If my memory serves me, they started their N American service with BKK-NRT-SEA-LAX, then they started serving LAX directly and added service to D/FW and (I think) Toronto through Seattle. I was living in Dallas when they stopped their service there. I still remember how odd it seemed to see the Thai Orchid at D/FW.
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Pacificflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 382 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 1506 times:
Searpgx, you're right, they had those services in the 80s and they added Guam in the mid 90's but that was dropped too and left with the direct service to LAX via Seoul. There are certainly markets from other major US cities which are served indirectly or directly buy other Asian carriers or UA NW. Also Thai recently purchased more Airbuses and Boeings for opening new routes to the US in the near future.