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Thai Airway's Presence In North America  
User currently offlineYvr74 From Canada, joined Sep 2002, 52 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 1418 times:

Thai Airways has very little presence in North America, with the only service I am aware of to LAX. I find this a bit interesting. Is there not a strong market between North America and BKK?

On which international routes, if any, does Thai have a strong market share?

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User currently offlineSearpqx From Netherlands, joined Jun 2000, 4344 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 1361 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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User currently offlinePolaris From Canada, joined Feb 2000, 1143 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 1291 times:

Thai started to fall into hard times and discontinued most of their North American services. That is why they have such a small presence on that continent today.

User currently offlinePacificflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 382 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 1224 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.

User currently offlineAdmiral Ackbar From Canada, joined May 2002, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 1210 times:

Also, since Thai is part of * Alliance, they must get fed a lot of traffic North America-»Asia from AC and UA

User currently offlinePacificflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 382 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (12 years 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1141 times:

Now instead of going through Seoul Kimpo to LAX, they switched back to KIX and NRT.I forgot to mention that incase we have some misunderstanding.

User currently offlinePhxinterrupted From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (12 years 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

I believe Thai Airways also serves SFO.

Keepin' it real.
User currently offlineAnawat From United States of America, joined May 2001, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (12 years 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 1055 times:

SFO services are codeshared on UA planes.

User currently offlinePacificflyer From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 382 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (12 years 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1046 times:

Right. They do not operate into SFO but code-share with United. TG fly they segment BKK to TPE. Then UA Aircraft take over from TPE to SFO.

User currently offlineFITPilot From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (12 years 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 994 times:

What other North American cities are THAI thinking about serving with their new aircraft.

User currently offlineSpaceman From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 534 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (12 years 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 943 times:

Maybe when Thai decides to get the A345, they will start flying to America non stop from Thailand. BTW Thai used to fly to SEA via TPE.

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