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Royal First Class/J On TG (FRA,BCN,MXP) Part II  
User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 888 posts, RR: 16
Posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 19173 times:

Hi Guys,

So this is the return sector, unfortunately coming out of MXP, TG uses their new B772ER, thus no F class, but its also a chance for me to try out the new 2nd Gen Lie Flats on this new bird.

Part I of my TR can be found here:
Royal First Class On TG(FRA, BCN,MXP) & Back! (by ThaiA345 Aug 3 2009 in Trip Reports)

12 July 2009
Barcelona (BCN) – Milan (MXP)
Lufthansa Italia LH 1793
Aircraft: A319
Rego: D-AILI
1st Flight: 5 February 1997
Seat: 3A (Business Class)
ETD: 1455
ETA: 1610
ATD: 1500
ATA: 1618
Flight Time: 1hr 10min
Preflight
Got off the cruise and to the airport with 1.5hrs to spare. Somehow the business check in took ages although there were only 3 people in front of me, as for economy, it did not seem to move at all! After finishing up our formalities, we had a quick bite at McDonalds before browsing the shops. By the time we got to the gate boarding had already begun. But not before I managed to take some snaps of the new termainal.


http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Barcelona-Milan%20Jul%2009/P1010696.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Barcelona-Milan%20Jul%2009/P1010697.jpg
D-AILI, a former German Wings bird


Inflight
Took our seats and were greeted by a fairly cheerful crew.
The now standard recaro seats onboard LH birds


Hint of where this aircraft is seconded to

Push Back and scenes on route



Boring meal on this short hop to MXP

Onroute, Cote’Azur, Nice and Monaco






Looks a pretty full load in both classes today to Milan. Flight was another uneventful one, had the meal, read thru the inflight mags and then before I know it, we were already descending towards Milan. The route itself was a scenic one as we flew past the Cote d'Azur and Monaco. This aircraft is 100% LH, the only hints that it was Luthansa Italia is with subtle points on the headrests and cabin crew uniform.
Service: 7/10
Food: 5/10
Aircraft: 8/10

14 July 2009
Milan (MXP) – Bangkok (BKK)
Thai Airways TG 941
Aircraft: B777-200ER
Rego: HS-TJV
1st Flight: 13 September 2007
Seat: 15K (Royal Silk / Business Class)
ETD: 1405
ETA: 0555
ATD: 1400
ATA: 0533
Flight Time: 10hr 31min
Preflight
After a quick 2 days of shopping and taking in the sights of Milan, off we were to the aorport again. Arrived almost 3 hrs before the flight as I wanted to also get my tax refunds. After completing all my refunds and check in, we had a quick meal at the food court. After which, managed to snap these pics

http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Barcelona-Milan%20Jul%2009/P1010712.jpg
Common use lounge

MXP is starting to look its age, but at least its still nice to navigate thru this airport. After browsing thru the duty free shops, I was shocked to find out that there are no smoking areas airside! So I had no choice but to park my sorry butt in the lounge.
HS-TJV ready to take me to BKK and also for my onward flight to KUL


Inflight
Only single door 2L was being used. Boarding went by pretty quick, but the aircraft was really hot like a sauna! Looks pretty full in both J and Y. This B772ER has the 2nd gen lie flats. It basically wins as it has better width space. The seat overall also looks more solid and rigid than 1st gen seats.






Amenity kit

Obligatory visit to the loo


Flown on so many B777 flights, but still love the look of those Trents!

Meals for this sector


Cargo doors about to be shut and away we go










I really had a hard time trying to get some sleep. All I managed was around 2hrs. Rest of my time was just spent watching videos on my laptop.
AVOD system same as on B744, B772/3A, A345/6, albeit with a much larger monitor

Meal time



And the last meal for this sector, breakfast commenced about 1.5hrs before touchdown



After a very bumpy descend into BKK, we decided to head for some complimentary massage at the Royal Orchid Spa although it wasn't as complete as the full massage we got from the 1st Class service. Afterwards I looked at the monitors and realised that the very same aircraft that took me to BKK will also be taking me to KUL.
Service: 7/10
Food: 8/10
Aircraft: 10/10
Bangkok (BKK) – Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Thai Airways TG 415
Aircraft: B777-200ER
Rego: HS-TGV
1st Flight:
Seat: 12A (Royal Silk / Business Class)
ETD: 0905
ETA: 1205
ATD: 0900
ATA: 1150
Flight Time: 1hr 50min

As I was so dead by the time I got onboard for the short hop to KUL, and later the MH flight from KUL to CGK, I opted not to write up or take pictures but just to sleep my time away.

Hope you guys enjoyed this TR, next trips:
1) 30 July – Jakarta to Surabaya on board GA’s B738 in J
2) 13 Aug – Back home to Perth with MH in J
3) 14 Sep – Frankfurt for 24hrs to visit the IAA with TG in F
4) 19 Sep – From Kuala Lumpur to Perth with MH in J …again!
5) 25 Oct – Frankfurt & Stuttgart with TG in F and ICE by DB
6) 4 Nov – Jakarta to Bangkok with TG in J
7) 25 Dec – Jakarta to Hongkong with MH in J
8) Jan – Jakarta to Los Angeles, still to confirm what flight I will be taking

Below are my trip reports from oldest to newest.
Royal First Class On TG(FRA, BCN,MXP) & Back! (by ThaiA345 Aug 3 2009 in Trip Reports)
CX New J Class On A333 And F, With J On KA (by ThaiA345 Jul 16 2009 in Trip Reports)
Jakarta-Lanzarote! TG In F MH In J AB In Y (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Apr 18 2009 in Trip Reports)
Malaysian Hospitality To Perth (MH In J) (by ThaiA345 Apr 11 2009 in Trip Reports)
Yokoso Japan! MH/NH In J (many Pics) (by ThaiA345 Apr 4 2009 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class: Malaysian Hospitality KUL-PER-KUL Pics (by ThaiA345 Jan 13 2009 in Trip Reports)
Thai 1st Class On The B744 & A346 (by ThaiA345 Dec 18 2008 in Trip Reports)
Business Class, QF, MH, KL: Going Home Part 2/2 (by ThaiA345 Nov 7 2008 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines 1st Class: Down Under Part 1/2 (by ThaiA345 Nov 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Business Class - CGK-SUBvv (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Aug 10 2008 in Trip Reports)
Malaysian Business Class, CGK-KIX (by ThaiA345 Aug 5 2008 in Trip Reports)
Long Haul! Jakarta-Seville TG-F, MH/LH-J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jul 25 2008 in Trip Reports)
Incredible India! CGK-DEL With MH In J (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Jul 14 2008 in Trip Reports)
Germany From SE Asia: TG F, MH J, LH J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jun 30 2008 in Trip Reports)
Business Class: Garuda To Hongkong & Back (by ThaiA345 Apr 24 2008 in Trip Reports)
Bali On Garuda J Class B734 & B738 (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Mar 19 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic J Class, Jakarta-Palembangvv Pics (by ThaiA345 Mar 12 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt II, Bak Fr PER In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt I, J To PER (by ThaiA345 Feb 28 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic (Floods And Airport Closures!) (by ThaiA345 Feb 3 2008 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class:LAX-CGK W TG LA Express Part 2 (by ThaiA345 Feb 2 2008 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class:CGK To LAX W TG LA Express Part 1 (by ThaiA345 Jan 31 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Business Class: To Semarang & Back! (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 15 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y: Jakarta-Surabaya (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 9 2007 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class Battle: SQ,MH,TG,NH All In 1 Trip (by ThaiA345 Nov 19 2007 in Trip Reports)
Part II, Great China Trip In J & Y(tons Of Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 28 2007 in Trip Reports)
A Great China Trip! In Both J & Y (Lotsa Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 24 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Class On TG A346/B744 MUC & FRA (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Sep 18 2007 in Trip Reports)
Down Under To Perth, TG & MH In J (by ThaiA345 Sep 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
B737-900ER! T.R, 1st Time Seen On A.Net! (by ThaiA345 Jul 10 2007 in Trip Reports)
Semarang-A Small Town In Java With GA In Y (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
Bali: A Trip To Paradise With GA In J (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
Mystical Morocco & Romantic Paris! TG,MH,AF (by ThaiA345 May 30 2007 in Trip Reports)
The Great China Trip With MH In J (by ThaiA345 May 1 2007 in Trip Reports)
Viva La Spain! TG In F/J, JK In Y, And MH In J (by ThaiA345 Apr 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
Another Inter-Indonesia Run By GA In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y & C: CGK-SUBvv (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
MH/TG/OZ/AA In C: KL,Seoul,LA & Cabo! (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Report! TG/MH/KL/EK Round The World In J (by ThaiA345 Jan 28 2007 in Trip Reports)

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User currently offlineSASDC8 From Norway, joined Mar 2006, 765 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 18966 times:
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Hi Herbert.

Thanks for another nice report  Smile

Did TG compensate in any way for the 777-200 experience or did you know when you booked the trip? Flew TG's 777-200ER with the second generation seat to CNX and found them to be a wast improvement over the first generation.

Quoting ThaiA345 (Thread starter):
Obligatory visit to the loo

My 777-200 had a window in the loo, nothing like SK's two windows but still nice  Wink

Cheers
Stein



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User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 888 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 18025 times:



Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 1):
Did TG compensate in any way for the 777-200 experience or did you know when you booked the trip? Flew TG's 777-200ER with the second generation seat to CNX and found them to be a wast improvement over the first generation.

I always knew its gonna be a B772ER operating the route from MXP, so what I did was just buy a round trip ticket in J, and use my ROP points to upgrade the BKKFRA sector to F  Smile

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 1):
My 777-200 had a window in the loo, nothing like SK's two windows but still nice

Yup...but hey ..I will take 1 window to no windows  Smile ahahah...nothing like taking a morning crack at the loo with a view of the Alps below you  Smile ehehehhehe

Thanks again for reading Stein, when is your next TR gonna be up?

Cheers

Herbert


User currently offlineNicholaschee From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 17297 times:

Wonderful Part 2 once again!

El Prat's new T1 really looks impressive from the pictures taken. It's much much better than the T1B (The last time I was in BCN was when the terminals were still alphabets!). Looks like I should do a trip to BCN once again! Big grin

Sigh. Reading impressive trip reports of this standard ain't as fun as travelling. Looking forward to my ungrounded state! Just 4 more long weeks!  Sad


User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 888 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 16845 times:



Quoting Nicholaschee (Reply 3):
Looks like I should do a trip to BCN once again! Big grin

You should  Smile i always like going to BCN although its always only for a short while. However, as you have seen from my earlier TR, be prepared for a long wait for your baggage!

Quoting Nicholaschee (Reply 3):
Looking forward to my ungrounded state! Just 4 more long weeks! Sad

Trust me, when the time comes it will be well worth the wait,makes the trip a whole lot more meaningful  Smile


User currently offlineStefanPAD From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 16598 times:

Hi!

I read both parts of your trip. Interesting and detailed as always! Thanks for sharing. In 3 weeks I will make my frist trip to Asia. Between I will fly TG in C HGK-BKK-HKG. Therefore it's very usefull to read your reports.

BTW, did you check out the new Towerlounge in FRA?

Cheers,
Stefan


User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 888 posts, RR: 16
Reply 6, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 16436 times:



Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 5):
BTW, did you check out the new Towerlounge in FRA?

Sadly I havent got the chance to do so...where is it actually located?

Cheers

Herbert


User currently offlineStefanPAD From Germany, joined Dec 2005, 282 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 15968 times:

Hi Herbert,

Quoting ThaiA345 (Reply 6):
where is it actually located?

It's above the Business/Senator Lounges at the A pier. You can enter it from gate A65, and as I heard, also as a Schengen traveler with an elevator.

You are flying a lot on Star Alliance. Are you a Senator or FTL? Then check out http://www.miles-and-more.com , enter your card details to look into your private lounge and there are pics and details about the lounge.

Regards,
Stefan


User currently offlineNicholaschee From Australia, joined Oct 2005, 661 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (5 years 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 2 hours ago) and read 15733 times:



Quoting ThaiA345 (Reply 4):
You should Smile i always like going to BCN although its always only for a short while. However, as you have seen from my earlier TR, be prepared for a long wait for your baggage!

If I travel within Europe, I would normally use LHR as a base and do vv trips. So it's always a 22" rollerboard  Smile I would love to visit Nou Camp again and enjoy the Tapas bars. Big grin

I remember going to this restaurant up a hill (Gosh. I can't recall the place), which had excellent baby/spring lamb. Big grin

Quoting ThaiA345 (Reply 4):
Trust me, when the time comes it will be well worth the wait,makes the trip a whole lot more meaningful Smile

If only it was J all the way and not a mixture of J/Y.  Silly


User currently offlineThaiA345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 888 posts, RR: 16
Reply 9, posted (5 years 3 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 15138 times:



Quoting StefanPAD (Reply 7):
Are you a Senator or FTL?

I am a Gold with Thai ROP. Thats why I am always on Star Alliance airlines

Quoting Nicholaschee (Reply 8):
which had excellent baby/spring lamb

I'm sold !!!...Tell me the name of the place  Smile


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