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Topic: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Superfly
Posted 2008-02-09 00:54:25 and read 3187 times.

Sawadee

Calling all Thailand Airliners.net members.
I should have started this thread long ago. Sorry for the late notice.
Any of you members up for a BKK meet? I'll be over here for the month and it would be cool to put together a Airliners.net meet here at Suvarnabhumi.
I know of several members here already.
Let me know what you all think.



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Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Flying Belgian
Posted 2008-02-09 01:49:25 and read 3146 times.

Speaking of BKK's new airport and spotters, it seems like valuable spots have been lost compared to Don Muang.

We used to have some wonderful shots there, which is n longer the case at Suvarnabhumi... Sad

FB.

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Superfly
Posted 2008-02-09 03:55:06 and read 3096 times.



Quoting Flying Belgian (Reply 1):
We used to have some wonderful shots there, which is n longer the case at Suvarnabhumi...

Well there is that one road that runs along side one of the runways. That is a very vantage point to get heavies at rotation.
BKK gets lots of 747 and A340 traffic as well as the Aeroflot IL-96.
How often does Air Koryo send their IL-62 in from North Korea?
Air Koryo does have an office here in Bangkok.

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Coal
Posted 2008-02-09 05:08:13 and read 3046 times.

When?

Might take the LX flight up there again some time soon.

Cheers
Coal

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: SandroZRH
Posted 2008-02-09 06:02:58 and read 3009 times.



Quoting Coal (Reply 3):

Might take the LX flight up there again some time soon.

Good choice  Wink

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Superfly
Posted 2008-02-09 09:22:37 and read 2928 times.



Quoting Coal (Reply 3):
When?

Might take the LX flight up there again some time soon.

Anytime over the next 3 weeks.

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Fridgmus
Posted 2008-02-09 18:17:27 and read 2838 times.

Waitin' on you Superfly!!! Got my camera and my train passes ready! Just wish the Skytrain route to Suvarnabhumi was completed!

Then we can all get together for some nice BBQ Rat!!! bigthumbsup 

Marc

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Superfly
Posted 2008-02-09 21:02:27 and read 2785 times.



Quoting Fridgmus (Reply 6):
Waitin' on you Superfly!!!

How does this coming weekend look?

If anyone knows the time slots for some of the more exotic aircraft would be great. I really want to see the Air Koryo IL-62.
The Aeroflot IL-96 is daily but leaves rather early (12:00PM). I am usually just getting up at that time.

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: GOCAPS16
Posted 2008-02-10 10:24:24 and read 2699 times.

Man, if I had at least several months notice, I could've attended. We definately needed a meet in Asia. Apparently, I just got back to Tokyo from the U.S. and have very little vacation days til summertime. Oh well, maybe next year.

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: PlymSpotter
Posted 2008-02-10 10:44:35 and read 2685 times.



Quoting GOCAPS16 (Reply 8):
Man, if I had at least several months notice, I could've attended. We definately needed a meet in Asia. Apparently, I just got back to Tokyo from the U.S. and have very little vacation days til summertime. Oh well, maybe next year.

You know I'd agree with that, how about planning for a BKK meet sometime next year, around this time when the North Americans and Northern Europeans are completely fed up with cold, grey weather and want to go somewhere hot for a bit? I'd certainly be up for it.


Dan Smile

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: HT
Posted 2008-02-10 22:23:40 and read 2640 times.



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 9):
You know I'd agree with that, how about planning for a BKK meet sometime next year, around this time when the North Americans and Northern Europeans are completely fed up with cold, grey weather and want to go somewhere hot for a bit? I'd certainly be up for it.

Copy that.
Some time early in 2009 would be appreciated, even though it is the season of the highest air fares from Europe and Award flights almost never available. But with some interesting routing to BKK and some intra-Thailand flights things would start to become interesting ...

Several years ago, we flew from AMS to HKG with KL and then on a seperate ticket on CI to BKK (return the same routing) due to no availability of (affordable) flights to BKK. Overall this routing still was cheaper than flying directly to BKK plus it gave to option of a stay in Hong Kong.
-HT

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Superfly
Posted 2008-02-10 23:13:45 and read 2628 times.



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 9):
how about planning for a BKK meet sometime next year

Sounds good to me.

Quoting HT (Reply 10):
the season of the highest air fares from Europe and Award flights almost never available.

The early part of the year is a bad time to plan a meet. We should meet sometime in May or June. The rates are lower at that time of year. Yes it will be rainy and hot as hell but cheaper. Or we could plan a meet in September-October.

I am really suprised that there has not been a A.net meet in Asia. Bangkok would be ideal because it's affordable, gets some of the most interesting traffic as well as all the heavies from other parts of Asia, Africa, Europe and North America.


Yesterday I hung out with Fridgmus. He is a real smart guy and fun to hang out with. We will definately meet up again before I leave.

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: UH60FtRucker
Posted 2008-02-11 00:05:00 and read 2624 times.



Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
I'll be over here for the month and it would be cool to put together a Airliners.net meet here at Suvarnabhumi.

It's too bad this wasn't happening during March. I'll be in Phuket for 1.5wks, and it's very easy to get up to Bangkok. Oh well. Have fun, enjoy the sights and good food!

-UH60

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: FXramper
Posted 2008-02-11 00:28:47 and read 2615 times.

I'm suppose to be in Guangzhou, China for work soon. When is this going to happen, Larry. No hookers!

 no   duck   rotfl 

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: HT
Posted 2008-02-11 01:09:32 and read 2597 times.



Quoting Superfly (Reply 11):
The early part of the year is a bad time to plan a meet. We should meet sometime in May or June. The rates are lower at that time of year. Yes it will be rainy and hot as hell but cheaper. Or we could plan a meet in September-October.

Okay, then we are on quite opposite views of things regarding when & why to hold a A.net meeting in Bangkok.
I will only go between November and March i.e. outside the rainy season.
Case closed.
-HT

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Runway23
Posted 2008-02-11 02:11:18 and read 2588 times.

Are the whores included?

And by whores I am not alluding to "pimped out" chelsea.

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Superfly
Posted 2008-02-11 04:32:45 and read 2566 times.



Quoting FXramper (Reply 13):
I'm suppose to be in Guangzhou, China for work soon

When will you be in China and for how long?
Not sure about Guangzhou but the fares out of Hong Kong are pretty good.

Quoting HT (Reply 14):
I will only go between November and March i.e. outside the rainy season.

That's fine but not everyone is willing to pay top-dollar for a flight during that time. I have no problems going during that time but others might.

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Superfly
Posted 2008-02-14 22:43:47 and read 2509 times.

HT:
One thing I forgot to mention. The fares from LAX to BKK on Thai Airways the week I came here was between $2200-$2900 and that is in coach. The fares on United, Cathay Pacific, JAL, Singapore, Air China and EVA were not much better.
During the hot & rainy season, the lowest fare I've seen was about $750.
That is a significant difference in price.

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: HT
Posted 2008-02-15 00:09:37 and read 2496 times.



Quoting Superfly (Reply 17):
HT:
One thing I forgot to mention. The fares from LAX to BKK on Thai Airways the week I came here was between $2200-$2900 and that is in coach. The fares on United, Cathay Pacific, JAL, Singapore, Air China and EVA were not much better.
During the hot & rainy season, the lowest fare I've seen was about $750.
That is a significant difference in price.

Agreed on the price difference, but still the fact that I would feel too uncomfortable in that weather season is a knock-out criteria during my personal decision-making process.

Have fun in Bangkok !
-HT

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Superfly
Posted 2008-02-15 09:56:37 and read 2473 times.



Quoting HT (Reply 18):
I would feel too uncomfortable in that weather season is a knock-out criteria during my personal decision-making process.

I am used to being in a wet, hot & sticky enviornment.

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Airtrainer
Posted 2008-02-15 14:37:54 and read 2456 times.



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 9):
You know I'd agree with that, how about planning for a BKK meet sometime next year, around this time when the North Americans and Northern Europeans are completely fed up with cold, grey weather and want to go somewhere hot for a bit? I'd certainly be up for it.

Sounds a really great idea, count me in for 2009 !

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Superfly
Posted 2008-02-26 05:27:25 and read 2394 times.

Well we had a small meet here in Bangkok last week.
Since the spotting at Suvarnabhumi isn't so great, we decided to meet at a restaurant and talk about planes.
How exciting! Big grin
It ended up being me, Fridgmus, ChrisTao17 and another guy who I forgot to ask his username.
I do have a photo of the meet but I am too lazy to upload it to my photobucket account at the moment.

I am still serious about planning a meet here in Bangkok in which people have time to plan way ahead for making the journey.
A friend of mines who works at Suvarnabhumi took me to an awesome Thai restaurant just south of the runway in the takeoff path. Many people who work at Suvarnabhumi go here there to eat and socialize. You make your own food on the grille at your table.
I don't know the name of the place in English but it is called อร่อย 99 . Everything is in Thai. The menu, servers and the customers are all Thais, no tourist at all. So brush up on your Thai.  Smile

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Confuscius
Posted 2008-02-26 09:39:03 and read 2366 times.



Quoting Superfly (Reply 21):
I am still serious about planning a meet here in Bangkok in which people have time to plan way ahead for making the journey.

How about a meeting in San Leandro instead?  Wink


Still haven't gone to the Philippines? You're running out of time...or are you planning on living there?

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Superfly
Posted 2008-02-26 09:51:34 and read 2365 times.



Quoting Confuscius (Reply 22):
How about a meeting in San Leandro instead?

Actually Hayward would be a fun place to meet for those of us that can appreciate the junkyard. Me as well as PHLBOS, KevenL1011 and Falstaff wouldn't mind going to Pick-A-Part and watching the DC-8, DC-10 cargo planes as well all of those Southwest
737s come in.

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Superfly
Posted 2008-03-06 08:03:26 and read 2322 times.

http://i270.photobucket.com/albums/jj96/Rush8track/FSCN0502.jpg

Here is the photo from the Bangkok mini-meet.
Fridgmus, (I forgot the 2nd. guy's name), Me (Superfly) and ChrisTao17.
Nice meeting all of you guys. Too bad it couldn't have been at the airport.

We'll plan a bigger meet later on.

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: JGPH1A
Posted 2008-03-06 08:16:09 and read 2311 times.

I'll be moving to BKK in the middle of the year, so I'm up for a meet in 2009.

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Superfly
Posted 2008-03-08 06:19:40 and read 2294 times.



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 25):
I'll be moving to BKK in the middle of the year,

You lucky duck!  Silly

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: JGPH1A
Posted 2008-03-08 06:21:01 and read 2292 times.



Quoting Superfly (Reply 26):
You lucky duck!

I'm really looking forward to it, but with some apprehension - never lived in Asia before, I think it will be challenging.

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Superfly
Posted 2008-03-08 06:37:16 and read 2292 times.



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 27):
I'm really looking forward to it, but with some apprehension - never lived in Asia before, I think it will be challenging.

It will be a great experience. It shouldn't be a challenge at all as long as you aren't bringing a girlfriend or wife along. LOL!  rotfl 
Make every attempt to learn the language. I picked up a lot on my last trip. I just spend 1 month in Thailand.

Check your IM.

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: MadameConcorde
Posted 2008-03-08 08:12:29 and read 2273 times.

I will have a brief stopover at Suvarnabhumi on the 16th/17th of this month, first time ever in this airport.  airplane 
Hello Royal Orchid Spa and Thai F lounge!  cloudnine 

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: JGPH1A
Posted 2008-03-08 08:12:25 and read 2272 times.



Quoting Superfly (Reply 28):
Make every attempt to learn the language.

It looks bloody hard ! I had a look at a few websites that teach Thai language, it looks impossible. I'm normally pretty good at languages - European languages anyway, but the the whole schema is so different - the tones, the 37 vowels and heaven only knows how many squiggly double-byte consonants. I'm completely intimidated. I shall be relying heavily on Mr. Berlitz's well-thumbed tome, I feel sure.

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Superfly
Posted 2008-03-08 13:14:55 and read 2245 times.



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 29):
I will have a brief stopover at Suvarnabhumi on the 16th/17th of this month, first time ever in this airport. airplane
Hello Royal Orchid Spa and Thai F lounge!

Here is a preview of what to expect. I did it last year on one of their last 747-300s.
The Royal First Class Lounge at Suvarnabhumi is out of this world.

Superfly Returns To Thailand;TG Royal 1st. 747-300 (by Superfly Mar 19 2007 in Trip Reports)

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 30):
It looks bloody hard ! I had a look at a few websites that teach Thai language, it looks impossible. I'm normally pretty good at languages - European languages anyway, but the the whole schema is so different - the tones, the 37 vowels and heaven only knows how many squiggly double-byte consonants. I'm completely intimidated.

I know what you mean but eventually, you will get the hang of it.
I have a girlfriend in Bangkok that is teaching me. I learned a lot over the month I stayed there. Learning to speak it is a lot easier. Learning to read and write it is the hard part. So far I know how to write about 10 words including my name, her name as well as Suvarnabhumi.  Smile

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: JGPH1A
Posted 2008-03-08 13:15:50 and read 2240 times.



Quoting Superfly (Reply 31):
I have a girlfriend in Bangkok that is teaching me.

That's the best way, but not everything you learn is necessary suitable for polite company  Smile

Topic: RE: Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok
Username: Superfly
Posted 2008-03-08 13:30:49 and read 2236 times.



Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 32):
That's the best way, but not everything you learn is necessary suitable for polite company

LOL!  rotfl 
No she is a good girl and doesn't swear. I am the naughty one of the two.  Smile


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