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Airliners.net Meet In Bangkok  
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 3020 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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User currently offlineFlying Belgian From Belgium, joined Jun 2001, 2389 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2979 times:
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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.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2929 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.



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User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1945 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2879 times:

When?

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

Cheers
Coal



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User currently offlineSandroZRH From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 3414 posts, RR: 50
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 2842 times:



Quoting Coal (Reply 3):

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

Good choice  Wink


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2761 times:



Quoting Coal (Reply 3):
When?

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

Anytime over the next 3 weeks.



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User currently offlineFridgmus From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 1439 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2671 times:
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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



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 2618 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.



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User currently offlineGOCAPS16 From Japan, joined Jan 2000, 4334 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2532 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.

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11572 posts, RR: 61
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2518 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



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 25
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2473 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



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2461 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.



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User currently offlineUH60FtRucker From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2457 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


User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7127 posts, RR: 87
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 2448 times:

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


User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 25
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 2430 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



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User currently offlineRunway23 From US Minor Outlying Islands, joined Jan 2005, 2153 posts, RR: 36
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 2421 times:

Are the whores included?

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


User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 1 week 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2399 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.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 2342 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.



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User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 25
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2329 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



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 2306 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.



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User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1557 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 2289 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 !



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2227 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



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User currently offlineConfuscius From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 3825 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2199 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?



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 month 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2198 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.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39478 posts, RR: 75
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 month 2 weeks ago) and read 2155 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.



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25 JGPH1A : I'll be moving to BKK in the middle of the year, so I'm up for a meet in 2009.
26 Post contains images Superfly : You lucky duck!
27 JGPH1A : I'm really looking forward to it, but with some apprehension - never lived in Asia before, I think it will be challenging.
28 Post contains images Superfly : 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! Make every attempt
29 Post contains images MadameConcorde : I will have a brief stopover at Suvarnabhumi on the 16th/17th of this month, first time ever in this airport. Hello Royal Orchid Spa and Thai F lounge
30 JGPH1A : 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
31 Post contains links and images Superfly : 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 wo
32 Post contains images JGPH1A : That's the best way, but not everything you learn is necessary suitable for polite company
33 Post contains images Superfly : LOL! No she is a good girl and doesn't swear. I am the naughty one of the two.
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