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Yes,the Trijets Do Rule! SIN-BKK-SIN Biman/AirAsia  
User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2974 posts, RR: 24
Posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days ago) and read 25175 times:

After a wonderful flight on SQ's inaugural B77W, it was our turn to display our passion for aviation. Myself and Karan had planned it that we do the BG DC-10 between SIN and BKK, and the cheapest available return to SIN considering the "punctuality" displayed by Biman Bangladesh Airlines. So our actual plan was


SIN - BKK BG 085 3 July 1915 2020 (LOL do they ever stick to the skeds)
BKK - SIN whatever the cheapest available.

Initially we were thinking about LX on th return sector, but seeing the fares decided to stick to the cheapest available.


So after a days shopping we were all set to fly the DC - 10. We were mentally prepared for a 8-10 hour delay and we were not expecting ANYTHING from the airline in terms of service or anything. All we wanted to do was enjoy the ride on the DC-10. Till afternoon we were not updated of any delay. And at 1400 hrs (Singapore time) we proceeded to the airport. We took the MRT right to the Changi airport. With just a backpack with some essential stuff, we were on our way. We had informed our friend and fellow member Vivekman2006 to keep us updated on the flight status. As we approached City Hall station vivek messaged us saying the flight had been rescheduled to 0245 hrs! great!. A 7 hour and 30 mins delay. So we had a LOT of time to kill at Changi. Once we reached the airport, we were wandering around the airport as though it was a picnic spot. But seriously Changi does seem like a picnic spot! We saw the enormous check-in line and were like wow a fully loaded DC-10 with 99% Blue collared workers with enormous cartons of luggage being taken back to DAC. The lines were soooooo long. Check it out

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First Leg of the journey: Singapore - Bangkok

Airline: Biman Bangladesh
Flight no.: BG 085

Aircraft Type: DC-10-30
Aircraft Registration: S2-ACQ ( City of Hazrat Shah Jalal)


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Terminal Used: Terminal 1


When we saw the huge queues we decided to come back later, and check-in. In the mean time we toured the brand new Terminal 3 and we took some pictures from the viewing mall, some spotting at Changi

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We sat at the Food court from where thankfully we could see the check-in queue. It was still long. After chatting and yapping we finally proceeded to the check-in counter. It was yet crowded. I noticed something here that Biman Bangladesh flights passengers have their passports checked by a police officer before proceeding for check-in.

Check-in

Check-in Row:10

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The check-in reminded me of the scene which one sees normally at many gulf airports on flights departing to COK,CCJ,CMB,DAC etc. For all those who don't know our flight BG 085 does SIN - BKK - DAC and has rights between BKK and SIN. Huge lines moving slowly, excess luggage of every third passenger. Slowly and steadily we crawled towards the check-in counters. We had nothing to check-in to which the SATS agent smiled and issued our boarding passes to BKK. Along with that we were given free meal vouchers at the 24 hour food court. Just happening the way we read in the previous TR on the DC - 10 by member Airpearl. It was 1930 hrs and now we had to kill another 6 hours till the departure. Passing through the immigration was quick and now we were stuck in a mall for the next 6.5 hours assuming the rescheduled time was to be followed. We wandered around aimlessly enjoying every moment of it. We were all mentally prepared for the worst ever possible things, so eventually it turned out to be a reasonably decent flight. Food vouchers weer given at check-in, but we decided to use them after some time as we had stuffed ourselves a while back. We decided to do some spotting around terminal 3. The brand new terminal looks just awesome albeit slightly deserted at that time of the day..


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The food vouchers that were given were to be utilised at the 24 hr food court at some restaurant. Veg & Non Veg options were allotted and Rice, Vegetables/Chicken cakes some beverage to drink. The meal was fine and filling and of good quality. We went there pretty late and almost everyone had finished their meals. We then headed towards our gates after our meal.

Time flew by quickly as me and Karan were glued to the internet kiosks checking and replying our pending mails. It was like spending time in probably another mall. I cannot recollect myself and Karan getting annoyed due to the delay caused by Biman. As the time approached 2300 hrs myself and Karan were drained out completely. It was a real test as to how we would land back in Singapore in one piece. We proceeded towards our gate C18, where the passengers of our flight had already flocked. Passengers too were not irritated, after all it may be a routine thing for them. Just outside the gate myself and Karan seated ourselves and we took a nap for sometime. Unfortunately, I was not able to sleep and hence went for another round of net surfing at one of the Internet kiosks. Karan was fast asleep and I did not bother waking him up. While walking I noticed there were 3 EK flights departing in a span of 10 minutes to DXB, and all running full. On our departure gate it was displayed that the gate would open at 0135 hrs. We had decided that if there is a further delay announced we would cancel our tickets and stay back at SIN. Fortunately nothing of that sorts happened. The gates opened at 0200 hrs and for all the passengers to pass through security check, it took an hour. We decided to sit back and rest till everyone clears their security check. By 0235 hours we all were inside the gate and there was no sign of the aircraft even now.

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Just few minutes ago, we saw the BG crew arrive at the check-in area. The FA's at appearance were reasonably attractive, and very well groomed. And even their sarees were well chosen by the uniform designer. Now was the time..... from the left we saw a the Biman tail arriving into SIN, a DC-10 being docked to the gate. The delay and the exhausting wait paid off and for us aviation nutters it was the moment where we saw the trijet docking at our gate. The funniest part is as soon as the aircraft docked the passengers queued up at the boarding gate to which the security guy shouted " WAIT" and all began to form a queue. the deplaning of the passengers from the aircraft which landed was interesting.

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The plane had just docked and passengers already rushing to queue up LOL.

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All arriving passengers had their passports checked immediately after they passed the aerobridge. From what I observed this only happens with Biman, I did not see this happening even with Air India express passengers where you had huge blue collared workers coming in from MAA and TRZ. And just as expected the same happened with us at BKK as well as soon as we deplaned.


Boarding & Flight Details:-

Flight No: BG 085

Gate No: 6
Seat No: 39A

Departure times:-

STD: 1915 hrs rescheduled to 0245 hrs.
Pushback: 0330 hrs
Airborne: 0340 hrs
Runway: 20C
Flying Time: 1 hour 50 minutes

Loads: There were 288 passengers out of a possible 303 pax maybe , approx. 95% loads



Boarding was announced at 0310 hrs, and the passengers just stormed into the plane and we were the last people to board the plane. As soon as we approached the entrance we could see the old styled doors which went inside the fuselage. The FA's actually smiled and greeted us "Asalaam walekum" (bonus #1), and I just smiled back to her. The seating configuration was 2-5-2 and towards the end of the aircraft it was 2-4-2. I was assigned the second last seat and Karan was on 40A. Apart from the excitement that we were on the DC-10 nothing was good on that flight. I had however flown the GF Tristars many times, but for Karan it was something novel.

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The Air Conditioning was working (bonus #2) and so were the engines after the announced departure (bonus #3). We pushed back at 0330 hrs and the FA made the announcements in Bengali and English. No word of apology for the delay ( No one expected it anyways) and we were told our flight would take us 1 hour 50 minutes. The FA's actually made 5 rounds around the aircraft yelling at passengers to fasten their seat belts. God knows why even when speaking to the passengers in their native language they were not at all ready to listen and actually made the FA's behave like some school teacher. A person wanted to visit the restroom and the FA yelled at him saying " why couldn't you visit the bathroom at the airport whilst waiting for the aircraft?". I was like WTF, was truly a hilarious situation.

Being the odd our of the day there was no queue for take off and by 0340 hrs we were airborne. It was an awesome experience as we could also feel the noise of the engines at the top.

Inflight:-

Just as i attempted to take the pictures the FA came literally barking that " No pictures!!!!!". Her shrill voice could have actually made some passengers detest photography for at least a month. Meals was the first thing that was actually served ( imagine expecting amenity kits, hot/cold towels IFE etc. LOLOLL). It was probably the worst meal I ever had on any airline. chicken cutlets, some boiled potatoes cakes and some Pepsi to drink. I just had one bite and left the meal as it is. Later the FA's came calling for Tea/coffee where I had some coffee. The coffee was a little better, maybe because we were quite hungry. There was some turbulence on the way but other wise the aircraft actually raced its way to BKK. We could actually feel it. At 0410 hours local time we started to descend and we touched down at BKK Suvarnabhoomi at 0430 hrs.

Arrival times:-

Scheduled: 2020 hrs.
Touchdown: 0430 hrs.
Docking Time: 0435 hrs.
Runway:01L


Announcements were made and finally we docked at our gate. There were just 15 passengers who actually got off at BKK, the rest were all continuing to Dhaka. We deplaned at the FA actually said " Goodbye " (Bonus #4). And like the arriving passengers at SIN we too had out passports checked before we stepped inside the terminal. And with this it marked the end of our journey on a classic aircraft.

Ratings:-

A/C : 5/10 ( just because it was the DC-10 else it deserved a 2 or 3)
Crew: 7/10
Food: 2/10
IFE: 0/10
Boarding& ground Formalities: 8/10 (credit goes to SATS than Biman)
Overall: 4.4/10



Verdict:-

I would have never flown Biman had it not been the desire to fly the DC - 10, for which this seemed the best option as in a flight near India, not many visa issues and thankfully not involving DAC airport. This is because Biman is probably the worst airline existing in the aviation sector. I blame this thing entirely on the corrupt management, owners of the airline.



Bangkok Airport:-

This was my first time in Thailand and it seems I was expecting a lot from the Suvarnabhoomi airport. It turned out to be a very sad airport, and I could not even find a loo till we passed immigration! What a shame. From the overall experience, I was very very disappointed with the airport. We got our visa at the VOA counter and proceeded through immigration and we immediately went towards the departure side to do our booking for SIN. Actually it was a tedious task of searching the flight as it was just 0500 hrs and we had to wait till 0630 hours for all airline counters to open. We enquired with TG, CX but they were too expensive for a one way ticket 15000 THB. So we decided on an LCC. Tiger Airways was not selling tickets at the airport. So finally we settled for Thai Air Asia which quoted a price of 5800 THB. We purchased 2 tickets and checked- in immediately.

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Second Leg of the journey: Bangkok - Singapore
Airline: Thai Air Asia
Flight no.: FD 3503

Aircraft Type: Boeing 737-375
Aircraft Registration: HS-AAR


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Finally we were relieved after arrangements were made for our travel back to SIN. With Air Asia it would be my first time ever on a Low Cost Carrier.

Check-in:-

Check-in took not more than one minute and we got our Boarding slips. Air Asia it seems is true low cost carrier, and it is a nice way of keeping the costs low, I was personally impressed. We passed through immigration and headed to have breakfast at Burger King.

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These passengers in the white "sauf"'s were headed to my hometown DOH on QR 613


The breakfast really helped us feel more relaxed as we were quite hungry. The gate assigned was F1A and we passed security and went to the gate and literally slept on those benches considering we had a sleepless night. The gate area was so cold that one could actually retrieve ice if the person had kept some water in that area an hour back. It was so cold and this is the MAJOR drawback of the airport , the variable temperature around the airport. The authorities could have made Suvarnabhumi a a world class airport but ended up as a mediocre airport. We slept at the gate for nearly 2 hours. After our sleep we looked at each other and said " Fuck! we could actually sleep like this!". We got up at 1040 hours just an hour before departure. Strangely there was no one at the gate and we were thinking all the things that Air Asia has bad loads yeda yeda yeda. After we freshened up, I went to search for the departure board.

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9W arriving from DEL and returning to CCU.

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9W flight 062 off to BOM.

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Now another drawback about Suvarnabhumi. To all those who used this airport, you know that after a security check there are a group of 7-8 gates. And ironically there was no departure board! I was searching all over thinking maybe the flight is delayed or something. The gate at which we were had an Air Asia staff who was clueless about where the flight to Singapore is, I literally felt like telling him " What an ignorant ass you are! ". Come on an Air Asia staff could have easily accessed information and told us about the status of the flight. the gate at which we were was assigned to some other destination. I then decided to ask the security guys to allow me out to check the departure board. And After checking the board Brilliant! there was a re-assignment of the gate. the departure was at 1140 hrs and 1110 hrs we were at the wrong place. I went back to where Karan was, had to pass through security once again and told him to hurry and thus we reached our new gate G3 at 1115 hrs. the gate was full and knowing that Air Asia has free seating, we sat right near the boarding gate. The plane was a B737-300, the first one for me as well. Boarding began at 1130 hours and within no time the process were over.

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Our gate

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Boarding slips

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CX 750 arrived from DXB - BOM, and continuing to HKG.

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WY wide body, waiting for its return journey to MCT.

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Boarding & Flight Details:-

Flight No: FD 3503

Gate No: G3
Seat No: free seating though I got the seat 5F.

Departure times:-

STD: 1140 hrs
Pushback: 1135 hrs
Airborne: 1148 hrs
Runway: 19R
Flight Time: 2 hours 20 minutes

Loads: There were 131passengers out of a possible 150 pax maybe , approx. 87% loads


We were greeted by a beautiful FA. And I mean a truly beautiful one. The interiors were clean and the leather seats were pretty comfortable. After the boarding process was over, we pushed back from the gate and after queuing up for take off we were airborne by 1148 hrs. Some pictures while taxiing

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CX 713 to SIN.

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As soon as we reached cruising altitude I fell asleep hence could not figure out what food items were on sale. A nice but uneventful flight.

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After a nice peaceful flight we started our descend into Changi airport, here are the pictures.

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We landed at 1451 hrs and docked tot he gate at 1500 hrs.

Arrival times:-

Scheduled: 1500 hrs.
Touchdown: 1451 hrs.
Docking Time: 1500 hrs.
Runway:20C

Terminal Used: Terminal 1


We disembarked at Terminal 1, went towards the immigration. A slightly long queue, but fine was over in 10 minutes. And we quickly rushed to our hotel by the MRT.

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Ratings:-

A/C : 8/10
Crew: 8/10
Food: Cannot rate
Boarding& ground Formalities: 5/10 (thanks to the ignmorant airline staff at the first gate)
Overall: 7/10



Verdict:-

Air Asia is a nice LCC, value for money and efficiently operated. Nothing much to comment on besides this.


Hope you enjoyed the TR. Comments/Criticisms/suggestions as usual always welcome.

Regards,

Ojas Purandare


P.S Links to my previous Trip Reports

Inaugural SQ B77W From BOM - SIN & Return
Trip To HYD ( Shamshabad ) On Kingfisher Airlines
BOM-DEL-BOM On IC A321 & B743 Combi


A lion does not concern himself with the opinions of the sheep
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User currently offlineMxp From Italy, joined Aug 2003, 453 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 24958 times:

a very nice TR.
Indeed for my next october holidays i wanted to book Biman but i was reading of delays and delays so i decided not to take it
Thanx for sharing
Alberto


User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26954 posts, RR: 58
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 24844 times:

Very nice TR and even though you did not get all the photos you wanted on BG it still was a nice report. There is something really different about them and the A/C and interior.

OA260


User currently offlineVivekman2006 From India, joined May 2006, 540 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 24838 times:

Hehe, that was a nice report Ojas!! So many "bonuses" for you guys  Wink

- Vivek


User currently offlineCakentennis From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 24756 times:

Biman gives us Air India fans a tasty slice of schadenfreude. Thanks for the TR, although I wonder what the airport authorities, airline and your families think about your gallivants around south Asia!  Wink

User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1688 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 24689 times:

Unfortunately, no pictures visible, as bandwith exceeded  Sad
Otherwise, text is nice and entertaining; kudos to the AK flight - on time  Smile



don't throw away tomorrow !
User currently offlineHairYbus From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 75 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 24689 times:

Very well done TR! Piggybacking on Cakentennis comments, did buying the one way tickets lead to any additional screening? or is that reserved just for NABig grin

User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2974 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 24658 times:



Quoting Mxp (Reply 1):
a very nice TR.



Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):
Very nice TR



Quoting Vivekman2006 (Reply 3):
that was a nice report Ojas!!



Quoting MH017 (Reply 5):
Otherwise, text is nice and entertaining;

Thanks a lot!

Quoting Cakentennis (Reply 4):
although I wonder what the airport authorities, airline and your families think about your gallivants around south Asia

Airport Authorities -- Not interested about knowing it
My Family -- Not researched about knowing it.
Airline -- Not bothered about knowing it  wink 

Quoting HairYbus (Reply 6):
did buying the one way tickets lead to any additional screening? or is that reserved just for NA?

No it did not, but yes the officer at BKK was asking if we had a return ticket, we mumbled something but he did not question later.



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User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2974 posts, RR: 24
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 24620 times:

Quoting MH017 (Reply 5):
Unfortunately, no pictures visible, as bandwith exceeded

Thanks for pointing it out , I'll re upload the photos in a few hours

EDIT: http://s45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...984/?special_track=nav_album_album
I'm in the process of uploading the pictures , after 4-5 hours maybe all the 100 pictures will be available on this link. Sorry for the inconvenience.

[Edited 2008-07-25 14:07:26]


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User currently offlineAirpearl From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 948 posts, RR: 26
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 24307 times:

.
Somehow getting a sense of the deja vu with this TR  Wink Well done on a very nice TR and glad you made the flight with less of a delay than me - they must be getting better! haha
Judging from the responses I got last time, we could see a lot more A.net members trying their luck on BG - an enterprising travel agent could probably do well doing a deal with Biman for a charter just for us...  Smile

Quoting Ojas (Thread starter):
Just as i attempted to take the pictures the FA came literally barking that " No pictures!!!!!". Her shrill voice could have actually made some passengers detest photography for at least a month.

Oh man, real, real pity you had this happen - I was stopped too but luckily the crews in my section were too preoccupied with other things like disciplining passengers for smoking in the toilets...


User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 24241 times:



Quoting Ojas (Reply 7):
No it did not, but yes the officer at BKK was asking if we had a return ticket, we mumbled something but he did not question later.

Lucky the immigration officer let you in the country.

Seems like instead of flying around the US flying different planes there is whole new way of flying.



Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineEconojetter From Malaysia, joined May 2001, 430 posts, RR: 5
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week ago) and read 23586 times:

Another brilliant BG trip.

Quoting Ojas (Thread starter):
We decided to do some spotting around terminal 3. The brand new terminal looks just awesome albeit slightly deserted at that time of the day..

I think it looks a little over-the-top aesthetically but very comfortable, especially airside with the great selection of retail and F&B outlets and tranquil rest areas.

Quoting Ojas (Thread starter):
Now another drawback about Suvarnabhumi. To all those who used this airport, you know that after a security check there are a group of 7-8 gates. And ironically there was no departure board! I was searching all over thinking maybe the flight is delayed or something.

That happened to me on my first encounter with the airport a month ago. Transiting from TG to LH for BKK-KUL, I was too eager to find my gate and ended up on a concourse (already past security) with nothing else but access to gate holding areas (provided the gate was open). And no general departure screens to find out if the gate has been reassigned. Fortunately, LH appears to have a preferred gate and there were things with LH logos on them.

T3 at SIN also uses a common security point for a cluster of gates but there it is obvious to the traveler that it's boarding gates only after security.


User currently offlineBigTom From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2006, 597 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 23364 times:

Nice report Ojas, those trijets will be missed, I did a few trips on UL and GF's Tristars myself. I'm curious about one thing though, did both of you have multiple entry visas to Singapore? As Singapore doesn't offer VOA to Indian nationals, I was wondering how both of you made a quick out and in trip to SIN?

Cheers


User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2974 posts, RR: 24
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 23259 times:



Quoting BigTom (Reply 12):
I'm curious about one thing though, did both of you have multiple entry visas to Singapore? As Singapore doesn't offer VOA to Indian nationals, I was wondering how both of you made a quick out and in trip to SIN?

From India, normally tourists are offered a 2 year multiple entry Visa (with proper documents to be submitted and all that, takes approx 3 working days). However, when I showed my Qatar's residence Permit to the Singapore Consulate, they issued me a 5year Multiple entry Visa and Malaysian Consulate a 1 year Multiple entry.



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User currently offlineJustbala From India, joined Feb 2006, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 22953 times:

Good TR Ojas.. completely agree with your description of Suvarnabhumi!! Passed thru BKK last week and got to experience the hot n cold areas in the airport. It really sucks that there is limited seating areas prior to the security check point... just hordes n hordes of retail outlets and eateries ( oh yeah... some of the restraunts hv ladies holding the menu and inviting you in, like you would find in most tourist places!!). I was not feeling too well and wanted a place to just stretch n feel better.. but cudnt find any n my onward flight did not have a gate mentioned against it yet.. so finally had to book a day room for almost 2400 THB!!


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User currently offlineFlyTUITravel From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 723 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 22598 times:

Ahhh gutted I can't get the pics, enjoyed the report nonetheless!

User currently offlineRonerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1660 posts, RR: 53
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 22435 times:

I cant view the pics either  Sad


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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 22429 times:

No pictures here either.


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User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2974 posts, RR: 24
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 22244 times:

http://s45.photobucket.com/albums/f5...984/?special_track=nav_album_album

Check this link the photos are in my album. Sorry about the inconvenience. Please let me know if you can see them through this link.



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User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2974 posts, RR: 24
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 21675 times:

Pictures visible now, hoping everyone can see it.


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User currently offlineRonerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1660 posts, RR: 53
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 21625 times:

What an amazing TR man!

Not only did we get to see more of BG's lovely DC-10, but the spotting pictures were fantastic! WOW!

Thanks so much for posting them!

Quoting Ojas (Thread starter):
CX 750 arrived from DXB - BOM, and continuing to HKG.

This is my dream flight  Smile I plan to take this two-stop hop to HKG once CX introduces its new product on this route.


Hey, thanks a lot for sharing this with us!

Regards,
Roni



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User currently offlinePhileet92 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 303 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 21522 times:

I wonder who chartered that NWA 742? anyone have any info on that? anyways great TR!

User currently offlineOjas From India, joined Mar 2008, 2974 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 21050 times:



Quoting Ronerone (Reply 20):
What an amazing TR man!

Not only did we get to see more of BG's lovely DC-10, but the spotting pictures were fantastic! WOW!



Quoting Phileet92 (Reply 21):
anyways great TR!

Thanks a lot !

Quoting Ronerone (Reply 20):
his is my dream flight Smile I plan to take this two-stop hop to HKG once CX introduces its new product on this route.

I have done the DXB-BOM and v.v on 2 occasions, once on the B747-200 and once on the B777-300A. October onwards the B747-400 will be flying in and out of BOM.



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User currently offlineRonerone From Jordan, joined Aug 2004, 1660 posts, RR: 53
Reply 23, posted (6 years 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 20971 times:



Quoting Ojas (Reply 22):
I have done the DXB-BOM and v.v on 2 occasions, once on the B747-200 and once on the B777-300A. October onwards the B747-400 will be flying in and out of BOM.

Yea, DXB-BOM-BKK-HKG is one of CX's most profitable routes, and at one point was one of their top 10. Long gone are the days of multi-stop flights. This particular route is one of a few that are still around.

Once the 74A's are deployed on this route, would be nice to try their new YCL.

Regards,
Roni



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8535 posts, RR: 54
Reply 24, posted (6 years 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 20547 times:
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Great report and pictures though a shame you could not get more of the BG interior, those seat colours are just hideous, I love looking at them!

Quoting Ojas (Thread starter):
Biman is probably the worst airline existing in the aviation sector

- Sure made me laugh, I think you might just be right too!

Regards

Mark



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25 tk747 : Great report hadn't seen it before. Are Biman still flying between SIN and BKK?
26 The777Man : Nice report with great pictures, especially like the pics of the various airlines...... Glad that everything worked out for you and that you got to tr
27 akhmad : Great report, Ojas! It is always nice to share such an experience with another A.netter. Pity that the FA did not allow you to take pictures further.
28 ojas : Wow, popped up after a long time! Trip was done in 2008 Thanks, yes BG still flies between BKK and SIN; although with their B738s. Thank you Thanks a
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