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SYD-BKK-HKT-SIN-SYD On BA/FD/MI/QF (Part 2)  
User currently offlinePlutekPlutek From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 24 posts, RR: 0
Posted (5 years 8 months 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 12063 times:

Welcome to part 2 of my trip report.

Click here for part 1 . This includes the SYD-BKK flight and Bangkok highlights

Click here for part 2 . This includes the BKK-HKT flight and Phuket highlights

Click here for part 3 . This includes the HKT-SIN flight and Singapore highlights

Click here for part 4 . This includes the SIN-SYD A380 flight.

Our flight to Phuket was on Monday morning, so we took a cab to the airport to beat rush hour.

Last pic of the hotel


My wife in front of Domestic Departures terminal in Bangkok
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Air Asia Check in counters
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We went through security, and found a cafe to get some breakfast. The options are pretty limited, and its not cheap.
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View of the terminal from the cafe
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In hindsight, after you add up the Air Asia flights, the baggage fee, priority boarding, and the breakfast, it would have cost $50 more per person for Royal Orchid Class with Thai Airways. But having never experienced Air Asia before, it was a good deal.

Here's some more pics from around the airport
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Another Air Asia plane waiting at the aerobridge
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Flight 2
Monday, 26 January 2009
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi (BKK) - Phuket International (HKT)
Thai Air Asia, FD3023
Departure Gate: B1B
10:50 - 12:15 (11:18 - 12:18)
Flying Time: 1h 00m
Load Factor: 100%

Boeing 737-3T0
HS-AAQ, (cn 23368/1181)
Economy Class
Seat 14F, Window, Exit

At the departure gate
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Our plane to Phuket was departing from a remote stand, and we had to get bussed to it at stand 109L. The boarding to the process was a bit of a shambles, with no real order. I didn't get a pic though.

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http://lh3.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhDcM06NTI/AAAAAAAAAQg/J0jFHlPqsUM/s720/IMG_0715.jpg

I headed straight for the emergency exit seats. Having never flown on a 737-300, I never before saw this configuration, where in the row in front of me, there was no window seat

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Most people were unaware that seating was not assigned, and were a bit surprised that the flight attendants were asking them to sit anywhere they want.

We were pushed back about 30 minutes behind schedule, and took off from Runway 19L after a 10 minute taxi.

A company A320 in the next bay
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Cruise
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Food and beverages were served to anyone who wanted to buy them, but there did not seem to be too many takers. We bought a book of Sudoku puzzles.

Shortly before descent
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Descent
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Short Finals
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http://lh3.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhDhACK4DI/AAAAAAAAARg/_LnHLLcopfE/s720/IMG_0729.jpg

Taxi was short, and we arrived at gate 5 at 12:23.

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhDh4ObE0I/AAAAAAAAARo/VH6p4jSvwgc/s720/IMG_0731.jpg

Captain
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Yours truly with the Air Asia flight attendants
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The plane we flew in on
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http://lh4.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhDlTK-0GI/AAAAAAAAASI/StxEyQprNGs/s720/IMG_0735.jpg

Thai A330 at the gate
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Orient Thai B747-300
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Pick up area at the front of departures hall
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http://lh6.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhDpg_r2yI/AAAAAAAAASo/r2zUpElOpdk/s720/IMG_0747.jpg

We were staying at Burasari Patong Resort. The hotel was awesome. About a 2 minute walk to the beach.
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http://lh3.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhDr7lf32I/AAAAAAAAAS4/B17Kj1JgVRI/s720/IMG_0754.jpg

The room directly across is the one we were staying in




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Pool Bar
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http://lh4.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhEbFd3NKI/AAAAAAAAAZo/ySS_llfwYnQ/s720/IMG_1389.jpg



http://lh6.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhDzcKc8BI/AAAAAAAAATw/prE3p-UWwa8/s720/IMG_0786.jpg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhEcXHPWDI/AAAAAAAAAZ4/GV2ub973V-E/s720/IMG_1436.jpg

Patong Beach
http://lh5.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhDvP14OaI/AAAAAAAAATQ/mX3KxkZKu68/s720/IMG_0764.jpg

http://lh3.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhDwY_lKWI/AAAAAAAAATY/9uKJH0vco4U/s720/IMG_0768.jpg

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhDxNBh8fI/AAAAAAAAATg/-mAz8YSjuno/s720/IMG_0773.jpg

Cable Paradise!
http://lh3.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhDyZD14gI/AAAAAAAAATo/pKwNlEvdh-s/s720/IMG_0779.jpg

Patong by Night
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http://lh3.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhD2EASU6I/AAAAAAAAAUM/RprmEbdJ8dY/s720/IMG_0800.jpg

A Rihanna look-alike  Wink
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Aussie Bar
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Watch out!
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Pimp my ride
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More Patong Beach


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http://lh4.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhD_Y9CZaI/AAAAAAAAAVc/d05K5pGDtic/s720/IMG_0852.jpg

A random tourist going parasailing
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http://lh4.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhECOXfGHI/AAAAAAAAAV8/5pNj_65QiKs/s720/IMG_0864.jpg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhEC0T5tUI/AAAAAAAAAWE/Nv3JTlk8rwM/s720/IMG_0870.jpg

http://lh5.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhEDRKHSmI/AAAAAAAAAWM/zxiDkinQG_E/s720/IMG_0872.jpg

http://lh4.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhEEZJK57I/AAAAAAAAAWU/0Of9FYX6EGE/s720/IMG_0874.jpg

On one of the days we went on a day trip to Maya Bay, the place where the movie "The Beach" was shot, and Phi Phi Islands
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http://lh5.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhEIjh-MeI/AAAAAAAAAW8/k4BYpC1o_dw/s720/IMG_0958.jpg



http://lh5.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhEKPOQnoI/AAAAAAAAAXM/pl4zsV5U6mY/s720/IMG_1113.jpg



http://lh3.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhEMX-px_I/AAAAAAAAAXk/mVX1el-XgGo/s720/IMG_1134.jpg

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http://lh4.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhESCBnIFI/AAAAAAAAAYU/NpU8xaiL5vM/s720/IMG_1216.jpg

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhESysGLfI/AAAAAAAAAYc/lbJXpDKNNGY/s720/IMG_1229.jpg

Phi Phi Island
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http://lh3.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhEUYiBjII/AAAAAAAAAYs/7AT5DyZDY40/s720/IMG_1283.jpg

Another Island, or more of a sandbar really
http://lh4.ggpht.com/_s720HAeNScQ/SfhEVTcyaXI/AAAAAAAAAY0/DUoJrkTuyX0/s720/IMG_1295.jpg

Sweet Indulgence at Swensen's Ice Cream


Click here for part 1 . This includes the SYD-BKK flight and Bangkok highlights

Click here for part 2 . This includes the BKK-HKT flight and Phuket highlights

Click here for part 3 . This includes the HKT-SIN flight and Singapore highlights

Click here for part 4 . This includes the SIN-SYD A380 flight.

[Edited 2009-04-29 16:38:51]

8 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineDirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1708 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 10917 times:

Again, great TR.
Splendid pics-the function you use when you zoom in gives incredible results.


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8596 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 10835 times:
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Nice report & pictures.

The hotel resort looks nice.

I stayed at the Marriott there a few yeats back, great place, would like tol re-visit this island at some stage.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1665 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (5 years 8 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 10646 times:

Great Report, I am looking forward to clickin on the other 2 parts shortly.

what were those blue drinks? They looked good



Home Airport: Capital Region International Airport (KLAN)
User currently offlinePlutekPlutek From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 10515 times:



Quoting JetBlueGuy2006 (Reply 3):

It was Blue Lagoon

1 oz Vodka
0.5 oz Blue Curacao
3 oz Lemonade or Bar Sour

They have happy for a different cocktail each day from 3 to 5pm. Right after you come back from the beach, jump in the pool and have a few drinks.


User currently offlineJetBlueGuy2006 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1665 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (5 years 8 months 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 10349 times:



Quoting PlutekPlutek (Reply 4):
It was Blue Lagoon

Thanks a lot, including the info, I might have to make one of those this weekend.



Home Airport: Capital Region International Airport (KLAN)
User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 20 hours ago) and read 9826 times:

All I can say is WOW!
Your hotel looked awesome

Air Asia don't look too bad either, although I'm really not a fan of this unassigned seating business, I find it very stressful to a holiday

Quoting JetBlueGuy2006 (Reply 5):
Thanks a lot, including the info, I might have to make one of those this weekend.

Same, I think I'll have one tomorrow night infact

Cute monkeys too Big grin

JG  Yeah sure



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User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4660 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 19 hours ago) and read 9800 times:

Nice report - you went on the same tour as I did when I was there! I remember that sandbar island  Smile

Good stuff  Smile



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17152 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (5 years 8 months 15 hours ago) and read 9652 times:

Nice TR

You pics are great!

Seems you had a enjoyable time at HKT!



Thank you for sharing

B747forever



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