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Destination Paradise! Part 2; Cathay + Thai To HKT  
User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 19691 times:

If you’ve read part one of this trip report, welcome back!
If you’ve just joined us here, you can read Part 1 (LHR-SIN) here

Sunday, September 20th 2009

I woke up at 8am to find that Trent was already in the shower, getting ready to head down to the restaurant for breakfast. I opted to get ready afterwards as I take a rather long time sometimes.
We arrived in the restaurant just before 8:30 and sat ourselves down, before going to the self service bar to decide what we would eat. If any of you visit Singapore, I would recommend this hotel in a heartbeat, the food and service is exquisite.

Soon enough though it was time to head back upstairs to get showered, dressed and packed for the flight to Bangkok. As I beautified myself, Trent called the front desk to get the porters up to collect the bags as our car would be there very shortly.

As Trent and I walked out, we were surprised and pleased to see Mr Kong waiting to take us to the airport. Once again, he filled us in with information about Singapore for the entire drive and gave us the best times to go back. June/July is the best time for me it would seem, as every shop has massive sales on, and I like my designer gear.

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Saying Good Bye to the Hotel until next year  Silly

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On The Road To Changi

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Changi ATC Tower as viewed from our car

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The Interesting and Unique architecture of the Crowne Plaza Changi is shown off here as we pass by en route to Terminal One

We arrived at the airport not long after 11am, perfect amounts of time to visit the Lounge, Shops and get in some spotting before boarding the flight to Bangkok. Mr Kong fetched us a trolley and took our cases from the boot, and I tipped him before we bid adieu and headed into the Terminal to check in.

The Cathay Pacific check in area was slightly crowded, but as we approached we could see it was all a huddle around the Economy class Lines. Two lovely ladies sat at the Business Class check in desks and we walked straight up. Trent spoke with them about checking the bags straight through to Phuket, which they were happy to do. It only took them ten minutes to figure out how to do it.
Finally it was time to say good bye to our bags once more as we headed off to departures.
Our passports were stamped to say we had departed and from there we made our way to the Cathay Pacific Skyview Lounge.

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Travelator between levels

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Awesome fountain
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Departures and Arrivals Signs

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Another Nice fountain on the Arrivals level

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No Matter where I go I can’t get rid of the crappy RBS

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Old Style Departures Board

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As You can see, our 1330 CX712 had now become the BX712 to Bangkok and Hong Kong

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Check In Desk Sign

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Adios Bags

The Skyview Lounge at Changi Airport is nothing to scream about, but it was a nice enough area to sit and relax in; at least it was away from the hustle and bustle of the main terminal area.
As Trent and I sat and had some munchies and drinks, I talked to some friends on msn – including fellow a.netter TupolevTu154 who was in Denver, a whole 14 hours behind me – and watched the rare (for me) movements on the Singapore tarmac.

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At the entrance to the lounge

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The seating area we sat in

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Offerings in the lounge

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More seating

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A never before seen type for me

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Qantas A330-300, never seen one before

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Garuda Indonesia A330-300. A carrier I had never seen

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Surabaya Air; a carrier I had never even heard of

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JetStar Asia A320

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The Lockheed Hercules that I somehow mistook for an Ilyushin

Soon enough it was time to leave and explore some more of the Terminal. We noticed it was twenty minutes until boarding so decided to take a little look in the Qantas/BA lounge. It was completely empty. As Trent informed me, it fills up to the brim when the BA and Qantas flights to LHR and SYD come through with people seeking refuge in the lounge between flights.

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CHOCOLATE! En route to the QF/BA lounge

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Fountain in Lounge

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Seating Area

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Seating Area 2

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Bar

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Bar 2

From the lounge it was time to head off to the gate, or so we thought, as only two minutes later we saw the signs to the Cactus Garden/Smoking Area. It was a must see.
As soon as we walked outside we were hit by an immense heat. We’d completely forgotten about the Air Conditioning and had taken it for granted. It was a nice heat, but unexpected.

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Trent next to the Cactus Garden Sign

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Cacti

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Our Cathay 777-300ER with a JetStar Asia A320 taxiing behind

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I Laughed At This

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Purple  Smile

We eventually reached the gate at 13:05 and proceeded through the metal detectors/security before joining the rabble that was the crowd awaiting their flight.
20-09-2009
CX712
Singapore Changi, Singapore (SIN) - Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Thailand (BKK)
STD: 1330
ATD: 1346
STA: 1455
ATA: 1445
Departure Runway: 20R
Arrival Runway: 19R
Aircraft: Boeing 777-300ER
Registration: B-KPD
Seat: 12K


Boarding was called just after 1pm, with two lanes for First/Business Class Passengers, and the other for Economy Passengers. Over the tannoy, the young man who’d checked our boarding cards upon entry to the gate lounge announced that all passengers in F and J were free to board at will, and any passengers who had small children or needed extra assistance should come forward. Trent and I were first in the queue for our lane, and once our boarding cards had been checked, headed down the jetty and took the first corridor to the left, shortly emerging at door L1 of my very first Boeing 777; and this variant which just happened to be my favourite aircraft  Smile

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B-KPD sitting on the ramp

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Something was wrong with the window wiper, but it was fixed before we boarded  Smile

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Cleaners sitting in the shade underneath the jetbridge

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Reaching the big door, Heavy Door – for any Pam Ann Fans

We were shown to our seats by the lovely Thai air hostess who’s name I’ve totally forgotten. We were sat in 11 and 12K, the starboard window seats in the mini cabin ahead of doors L2 and R2. I pulled Toffee out of my bag and sat him on the seat while I put my Louis bag and laptop bag up in the [u]massive[/i] overhead lockers. What I loved about the mini cabin is that every passenger had their own locker, 8 in total. I sat down and began to play around with the seat, the PTV and had my pre takeoff Champagne. I’d heard a lot of people talking about these seats and saying that they felt they were too narrow. In my honest opinion, they’re not narrow at all and provide a great level of comfort. My only gripe is the fact one has to strain their neck to look out of the window, although in the fully flat position one could lie on their front and look out of the window at ease. I did this quite often throughout the flight just listening to music.

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The ‘private’ Business class cabin aboard B-KPD

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Welcome Aboard Champagne. YUM!

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Leg Room

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Looking up into First Class. Those suites are awesome

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Myself in the fully flat position

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And in the seated position, with my champers Big grin

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Looking Back At The MASSIVE GE-90s Big grin

Pushback occurred at 1335 and the Safety Demonstration was shown. Despite signs saying “Stow during Taxi, Take Off And Landing” on the PTVs, the cabin crew had no problem with us all watching them during the taxi to runway 20R. The soft whine of the engines was bliss as we taxied.

Soon enough, we were on the active runway and paused for about forty five seconds before the engines whined and roared as the throttles were advanced, and we quickly picked up speed, shooting down the runway. I watched as the wings began to flex and the raked wingtips eventually showed themselves as we rotated and soared quickly into the sky. I could only imagine how awesome our take off looked from the ground as I love to watch the Emirates 777-300ER at Glasgow and thought it may look something very much like that. The gear were retracted, followed by some flap retraction a minute or two later and then we turned to the left to take us up to Bangkok. The ground quickly became obscured by haze and so I settled back and waited for the seatbelt sign to be switched off.

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Pushing back, you can see who’s top dog here

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No prizes for guessing where this was taken

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Safety Video

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The Yummiest version of the 737; the 900/ER Big grin

And a video of the take off, courtesy of YouTube;
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Singapore from the air

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And Again

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Coastline as we began the turn

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Lots and Lots of container ships in the water

As the ground got further and further away, I settled in to watch some TV when the seatbelt signs went off. As the aircraft turns, one feels like they’re being pushed forward out of their seat due to the angle. I reclined a little more and this stopped, and we continued on to our cruising altitude of 37000ft.
Shortly after the seatbelt signs were switched off, cabin crew came round and distributed the menus for the lunch on board today. I was presented with the menus to make my selection, and then the starter, which was some Prosciutto with Grilled Zucchini. I found the ham to be a little dry, but pleasant none the less. Next up was the main course, I opted for the Roast Chicken with Sautéed Mixed Mushrooms and Tomato, Garlic Mashed Potatoes, Asparagus and Carrots. And Champagne and Orange Juice to Drink. The meal was just divine and cooked to perfection. The presentation too was outstanding. 11 out of 10 to Cathay Pacific!
Oh, and for desert was a lovely Mississippi Mud Pie, although it was rather too rich for myself.

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Menus, which I now have on my wall in my bedroom

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Food Menu 1

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Food Menu 2

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Wine Menu 1

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Wine Menu 2

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Wine Menu 3

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Starter

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Main Course – with desert in the top left hand corner

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The World’s cutest salt and pepper shakers

After lunch, Pralines were handed out. I love chocolate so this was a nice treat. Once I’d munched it down I went for a wander down to Economy class to get a shot of the wing from door R4 and have a general nose around. I noticed that these were the new Economy seats that don’t recline, but instead slide within the seat. I’d heard reports that these weren’t particularly comfortable to recline in, and I looked for a free seat to test. Unfortunately, the only free seat was in the centre column of seats, one in from the aisle. I decided I wasn’t going to disturb someone just to test a seat and then bugger off back to Business. So after my wing shot, I went to use the facilities, which were very clean and spacious. I think this is the first toilet I’ve not used portable handwash before and after touching the door. (If you know me, or have met me, you’ll know I have an OCD when it comes to handwash)

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Inflight Phone/TV Remote showing you flight number, route and time to go

http://i653.photobucket.com/albums/uu254/SuperstarGayboy/P1020809.jpg CHOCOLATE Big grin

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Some sexy wingflex

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Window and clouds

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Raked Wingtips  Smile

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Blue as can be water far below

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Amenities in the Loo

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Soap

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Dinky Sink

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Look Who Stole My Seat While I Was Away!!  Silly

I finally settled back in my seat to watch two Simpsons episodes before landing and ordered a Hot Chocolate. There’s that word again.
As the second Simpsons’ episode finished, I noticed we were about half way through the descent and switched my PTV to the Map Page, we were about 37 miles South East of Bangkok. The captain came over the loud speaker to inform us of our arrival in Suvarnabhumi Airport, about 10 minutes ahead of schedule. The rest of the descent was smooth and simple, with a few turns here and there to route us in between the CBs that often surround BKK.

Touch down was on runway 19R at 14:45 (10 minutes ahead of schedule) and then turned off to head up to Gate G2, next to a Royal Jordanian A310.

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My Delicious Hot Chocolate

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Big Clouds

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In flight Map

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See the Rainbow?

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10 Minutes To Landing

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Short Final Into BKK

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Motorway from Suvarnabhumi to Bangkok City

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Underbelly Cam on 777; a nice touch

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Reversers and Speed Brakes open

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Airport Fire Station (One Of Two)

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Oman Air A330-300

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Finnair MD-11. Maybe I’ll fly on one of these before they go out of service

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Royal Jordanian A310. They have one of the most amazing colour schemes

After we pulled up on stand, and the engines shut down, the jet bridges connected to the aircraft and we walked forward to door L1. As there was only two people in First Class and 8 in the mini Business cabin, disembarkation was not very long through the front door as most people went through door L2. Due to the lack of crowdedness, I asked the friendly air hostess if I could test out the First Class suite, to which she smiled and said “Of Course, here you go”.
Trent sat down in it with me, on the footrest which also doubles as a seat. The thing is massive, I wouldn’t mind spending a good 12 hours in that from, say, London to Hong Kong.

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First Suite 1K

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Trent and Me In Suite 1K

From there, we said goodbye to the crew of CX712 and headed for Flight Connections, an 800m walk from our gate. I’d heard people who’d visited Suvarnabhumi that the place was absolutely huge, and they were right. In the searing heat and high humidity it was quite a slog, but we made it!
The transit process took quite a while, but it was worth it because as soon as we were through, it was off to the Thai Domestic Lounge, which had the most awesome Air Conditioning.


20-09-2009
TG221
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi, Thailand (BKK) – Phuket International, Thailand (HKT)
STD: 1820
ATD: 1846
STA: 1940
ATA: 1939
Departure Runway: 19L
Arrival Runway: 27
Aircraft: Boeing 747-400
Registration: HS-TGH ” Chaiprakarn”
Seat: 2K


We had just under 4 hours’ connecting time in Bangkok, and spent around 3 in the lounge. The Thai Domestic lounge at BKK is lovely, there’s lots of fresh fruit and fantastic cold drinks. It was very busy but every hour or so a group of people would leave for their flight, only to be replaced by a group of new travellers. I mainly sat on the internet talking to people at home on MSN, and also a friend (and fellow a.nutter) James, who was in Australia. Even when I’m in a foreign land, thousands of miles from home, I’m still inseparable from my laptop.

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Passport and Orange Transit Boarding Card

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Up Close and Personal with my boarding card. We’d checked in the night before at the Quincy and I nearly freaked when I saw First Class was available. I’d heard it was just for Thai and Star high-class frequent fliers on the domestic routes

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The awesome paper drinks’ coasters in the Thai Lounge. We stole like 12 of these  Silly

Soon enough though, it was time to head off to the boarding gate, B5, which was at the very end of the B section of the airport.

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This is roughly the route we walked, from G2 at the left hand side of the picture, to the lounge, and then onto B5 at the right hand side. A ~1.65km walk

When we reached the gate, the gate agents were just finishing up with paperwork and such, and moments later announced boarding of TG flight 221 to Phuket. All business class passengers should make their way to the dedicated lane and down the dedicated jet bridge. Economy class passengers were waiting until we’d been processed and were en route to the aircraft doors.
I boarded through door L1 and turned left. That could only mean one thing, I was flying in the nose section of a 747! Another first for me on this trip. I was so excited.
I sat around playing with the seat and all the features as boarding was finished. The seat was comfy but it took forever to get into the lie flat position. Again, we were welcomed aboard with a choice of juices, I went for Apple.

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Myself in Seat 2K

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Trent, right behind me in Seat 3K

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Half a First Class section

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From behind, playing with the features

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Seat Controls

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Four Windows, all to myself

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Electronic Footrest, in both the furthest away position for when the bed is fully flat, and the nearest position, perfect for the way I like to sit

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Gorgeous Sunset over Suvarnabhumi

After a short delay, we pushed back at 1830 and were soon underway to runway 19L, with the safety demonstration being shown on the drop down screen at the front of the First Class section.
Takeoff was powerful, I could barely hear the engines, but within 15 seconds or so, we’d rotated and were quickly climbing away from Bangkok. Next stop was Phuket and time for sun, sea, sand and most importantly, relaxation.... a million miles away from home and all of its stresses.

For some reason, whenever I get on a plane, as soon as the engines are started and the seatbelt sign is on, I have the burning need to go for a pee. As soon as the seatbelt signs were off, I darted up and headed to the loo. The lovely purser saw that I was heading and opened the door for me. What a lovely touch!

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Old Style Lavatory

By the time I got back, dinner had been served. Trent had asked for both of our meals to be put down on his tray table, so that we could have dinner together.
It was a spicy noodle dish with mushrooms and little bits of chicken. I should have found out the proper name as it was fantastic and I’d like to make it here at home.

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Me, with dinner

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Close Up of Dinner

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Trent and Dinner

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The Happy Couple after dinner; taken by the most amazing Stewardess ever!

After dinner I went back to my seat and reclined a little, reading a little bit of Airliner World.
I hadn’t even had time to finish one article by the time we were descending. I finished the article on Arik Air and went for a wander around the plane. Business class was only down one side of the aircraft as the starboard side between doors R1 and R2 is a galley and a walkway. It kind of reminded me of a promenade deck on a ship. Economy class was very colourful, but very packed. The seats were the old style type, bulky and very square. I found that despite both Thai and Qantas 747s (which we’d fly home to London) are configured in a 10 abreast seating, the Qantas felt less crowded as the seats are less bulky.

We landed on runway 27 at 1939, only 53 minutes after leaving Bangkok. A short taxi to the terminal awaited us and we were soon disembarking via the single jetbridge through door L2.

Half way up the jetbridge I realised I’d forgotten my passport onboard, in one of the many cubby holes that the Thai First seat has to offer. A stern look from Trent (who clearly never forgets anything  Yeah sure) was flashed my way and I went to get it.

Our bags took some time to come out; obviously OneWorld priority stickers (attached in SIN) aren’t looked at on Star Alliance carriers  Silly
After they arrived we walked outside into the heat of the night and found our driver, who took us to the hotel in Patong Beach. Time to start my holiday in Paradise!

Destination Paradise! Part 3; The Holiday Ends. Thai Airways to BKK

JG  Yeah sure


First Class passengers are my favourites. They can't get any further forward without an ATPL.
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User currently offlineHOOB747 From United States of America, joined Nov 2006, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 11 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 19472 times:

The airport in Singapore is amazing, and I agree with you on the Royal Jordanian livery, just smashing! Looks like you had a wonderful trip, and you documented it so well for us. Thanks for sharing.


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User currently offlineLrdc9 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 610 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 18798 times:

A delightful trip report and I have to say I love your bran of humor.  Smile Indeed it looks like you enjoyed your trip, although throughout the TR I kept wondering "Who IS this mysterious Trent?" :P . Keep posting the TRs, they're great.


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User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 18206 times:



Quoting Lrdc9 (Reply 2):
A delightful trip report and I have to say I love your bran of humor

Thank you ever so much!
I'm glad I can make people laugh reading my trip reports  Smile

Quoting Lrdc9 (Reply 2):
although throughout the TR I kept wondering "Who IS this mysterious Trent?" :P

Haha. This mysterious Trent is infact my boyfriend and fellow a.nutter ClassicLover  Smile

JG  Yeah sure



First Class passengers are my favourites. They can't get any further forward without an ATPL.
User currently offlineAkhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2486 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 17588 times:

Hi Jordan,

Nice continuation of the first part!

Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 3):
Haha. This mysterious Trent is infact my boyfriend and fellow a.nutter ClassicLover

Now I get it! I experienced a déja vu while reading the CX part of your TR!

Glad you had a wonderful experience in J domestic with TG! The meal looks delicious!

When I flew J domestic with TG three years ago, this was the only thing that I got.  Sad




Thanks again.

Cheers,
Suryo



Friends forever
User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 17286 times:



Quoting Akhmad (Reply 4):
Now I get it! I experienced a déja vu while reading the CX part of your TR!

Haha. I meant to link that one too, he used the photos I took on his camera because mine ran out of battery. So really there's like two sets of the same photos on here, but with different views to the trip to read  Smile

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 4):
When I flew J domestic with TG three years ago, this was the only thing that I got.

Although that looks lovely, that's nothing compared to what is served now. Which is a shame really. You'll need to fly domestic J on Thai again to try it  Silly

JG  Yeah sure



First Class passengers are my favourites. They can't get any further forward without an ATPL.
User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 16948 times:



Quoting Pawsleykat (Reply 5):
Although that looks lovely, that's nothing compared to what is served now. Which is a shame really. You'll need to fly domestic J on Thai again to try it

Only meal times get proper meals, the rest still get those snacks.



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User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1692 posts, RR: 30
Reply 7, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 16098 times:



Quoting Pawsleykat (Thread starter):
A never before seen type for me

That's an Antonov AN-32 aircraft, specially designed for 'hot and high' performances...
It operates regularly between Indonesia and Singapore...



don't throw away tomorrow !
User currently offlineElephantboy From Thailand, joined Sep 2003, 152 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 15767 times:



Quoting Akhmad (Reply 4):
When I flew J domestic with TG three years ago, this was the only thing that I got.

For domestic flight, TG serves meal only on flights that depart between 6am-8am and 6pm-8pm. Otherwise you will get light snack, even in C.


User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 9, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 15666 times:
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Hi Jordan,

Nice part 2, really enjoyed.

Quoting Pawsleykat (Thread starter):
Old Style Departures Board

- These are the best!

Quoting Pawsleykat (Thread starter):
Finnair MD-11. Maybe I’ll fly on one of these before they go out of service

- Better hurry up!

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4643 posts, RR: 23
Reply 10, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 15381 times:



Quoting Akhmad (Reply 4):
When I flew J domestic with TG three years ago, this was the only thing that I got.

I got something like that when I flew them in J in 2007  Smile



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 2 days ago) and read 15309 times:



Quoting Elephantboy (Reply 8):

For domestic flight, TG serves meal only on flights that depart between 6am-8am and 6pm-8pm. Otherwise you will get light snack, even in C.

Ah, I see. Thanks for the information there. It seems we chose the right flights!  Silly

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
Nice part 2, really enjoyed.

Thanks Mark, glad you did  Smile

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
These are the best!

I know. More airports should have them, just for the novelty

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 9):
Better hurry up!

Aye. I'm more likely going to fly on one of KL's. They're no OneWorld, but they do give a good service  Smile

JG  Yeah sure



First Class passengers are my favourites. They can't get any further forward without an ATPL.
User currently offline767ER From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 1092 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 15286 times:

My goodness, what a fantastic series of TR Jordan. Well done! Great writing style.

QF usued to have the same galley lay out on their 747SPs as TGs 744s. I have never seen that config on any 744 except on TG.

Fancy drinking Champers at your age (just kidding). I flew NZ to LAX at 18years of age and had Champers too, albiet in Y and in a plastic cup.

When is your next trip?



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User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 15199 times:

Good report, hopefully you will also post the return

Quite jealous because when I flew CX to BKK in July, we got the regional seats, both ways and the older ones


User currently offlineAkhmad From Netherlands, joined Sep 2005, 2486 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 15105 times:



Quoting Ag92 (Reply 13):
Quite jealous because when I flew CX to BKK in July, we got the regional seats, both ways and the older ones

I wouldn't mind the regional seats. As I do usually not travel alone, I prefer these seats to the herringbone ones as they make me easier to engage in conversation during the flight.

Cheers,
Suryo



Friends forever
User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 15, posted (4 years 11 months 3 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 14847 times:



Quoting 767ER (Reply 12):
My goodness, what a fantastic series of TR Jordan. Well done! Great writing style.

Thank you so much. I'm really enjoying writing Trip Reports now as that's what many people have said, that my writing style is good, both in this series and in previous ones  Smile

Quoting 767ER (Reply 12):
QF usued to have the same galley lay out on their 747SPs as TGs 744s

Trent mentioned that. It felt like a private exercise deck for Premium Passengers  Silly

Quoting 767ER (Reply 12):
Fancy drinking Champers at your age (just kidding).

I know, a wee bit of underage drinking doesn't go a miss  laughing 

Quoting Ag92 (Reply 13):

Quite jealous because when I flew CX to BKK in July, we got the regional seats, both ways and the older ones

I was so excited when I found out we'd be on the 77W as I was desperate to fly both that model and a herringbone layout. Next time though, I'm up for the standard 300.

Quoting Akhmad (Reply 14):

I wouldn't mind the regional seats. As I do usually not travel alone, I prefer these seats to the herringbone ones as they make me easier to engage in conversation during the flight.

Although they're quite secluded, it's really easy to speak over both the middle panel or sit on the other person's footrest should you wish to converse with them.  Smile

JG  Yeah sure



First Class passengers are my favourites. They can't get any further forward without an ATPL.
User currently offlineA1ring23 From Australia, joined Jun 2009, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 14605 times:

Hey Jordan, great TR, really enjoyed the read + pics.

Quoting Pawsleykat (Thread starter):
As You can see, our 1330 CX712 had now become the BX712 to Bangkok and Hong Kong

LOL. Don't get that often at Changi.

Quoting Pawsleykat (Thread starter):
A never before seen type for me



Quoting Pawsleykat (Thread starter):
Qantas A330-300, never seen one before



Quoting Pawsleykat (Thread starter):
Garuda Indonesia A330-300. A carrier I had never seen



Quoting Pawsleykat (Thread starter):
Surabaya Air; a carrier I had never even heard of

Yeah, first time I went to Changi, it was an eye-opening experience for me too!

Quoting Pawsleykat (Thread starter):
Finnair MD-11. Maybe I’ll fly on one of these before they go out of service

Maybe I will too...one day.

Quoting Pawsleykat (Thread starter):
Gorgeous Sunset over Suvarnabhumi

Very nice.

What were the loads like on the 744 flight HKT-BKK? Interesting they deploy a giant like that to HKT...although i did see a 773 when I was there....

Looking forward to your future TRs.

Regards,
Pete



Where's the accelerometer on this thing?
User currently offlinePawsleykat From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1978 posts, RR: 11
Reply 17, posted (4 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 14582 times:



Quoting A1ring23 (Reply 16):
What were the loads like on the 744 flight HKT-BKK? Interesting they deploy a giant like that to HKT

On the way to HKT, it was absolutely packed, Full in all Classes.
On the way back though, business was very empty, but Economy was still chockablock full of passengers. They utilise the A300s/A330s/747s/777s on BKK-HKT-BKK and BKK-CNX-BKK because of the massive amount of international connecting passengers going on holiday there.

JG  Yeah sure



First Class passengers are my favourites. They can't get any further forward without an ATPL.
User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3187 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (4 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 13154 times:

Thanks for writing the trip report, they take a bit of effort to write; I have a few that I should finish off and turn them into a.net worthy reports so that they can be posted.

Quoting Pawsleykat (Thread starter):
Royal Jordanian A310. They have one of the most amazing colour schemes

ClassicLover flew on Royal Jordian on his trip back to Australia in July 2008, another oneworld member.



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