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TG Regional BIZ: Short & Sweet  
User currently offlinePlanereality From United States of America, joined Sep 2008, 103 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 8201 times:

Thai #624: Bangkok-Manila: 2 hours 55 minutes fly time
scheduled dep: 1505; scheduled arr: 1915
A300-600/600C


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This was a fairly uneventful trip, except for the late model airplane (Airbus A300-600). Actually, passengers had to take a bus from gate D1A to a remote gate, climb 3 flights of stairs and then walk through the jet way. The cool thing was that we were practically standing on the runway when we got off the bus.
Some of these I took from the bus ride to the plane and some I took while we were taxiing:

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here is the video from our take-off; bumpy, but I think I got a good aerial shot of BKK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9OWdt_j9e0

Unlike my LAX-BKK flight with Thai, champagne was offered before takeoff and there was also an in-flight magazine to browse through. The inside of the plane was somewhat tired, but it didn't matter because the service was great. Close to perfect. No personal televisions, just big screen in the front of the half-full cabin. I did not pay attention to what was playing but flight attendants did pass out noise cancelling headphones. The seats were clean, wide and comfortable. I felt like I was in a La-Z-Boy.


The food was fresh and tasty. My only gripe was the paper that portioned the main dish; I think the preparer should have removed this.




After the meal service, I slept like a baby and woke to a fresh bottle of water on my console; all set for an on time arrival into MNL. Recently, I have heard some complaints about regional service on Asian Airlines, but I have had postive experiences (regionally) on OZ,CX,KE & MH. Questions & comments welcome. Thanks for reading.
-Chris

[Edited 2010-02-08 07:48:23]


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User currently offlinenethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1088 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 7913 times:

If only it's not the A300-600R.  

Thanks for the mini-trip report on THAI.

nethkt



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User currently offlineBA319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8561 posts, RR: 54
Reply 2, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7461 times:
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Short but sweet, thanks.

Food looks good, presentation nice.

Best bit is flying on an A300 though!! - Getting a bit rare these days, shame, lovely birds.

Regards

Mark



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User currently offlineSQ_EK_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1640 posts, RR: 20
Reply 3, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 7272 times:

Quoting Planereality (Thread starter):
My only gripe was the paper that portioned the main dish; I think the preparer should have removed this.

Most Japanese themed dishes on airplanes are served with this paper to ensure that the rice doesn't get soggy from the sauce of the meat or vegetables. Novel, though I agree can sometimes be bothersome.



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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4756 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 6991 times:

I always love TG! Thanks for another report. Somehow with this airline, very little words are needed and yet they are so stylishly colourful.

Quoting Planereality (Thread starter):
My only gripe was the paper that portioned the main dish; I think the preparer should have removed this.

This method of service was first introduced by the Japanese, if I am not wrong on ANA. It has since been adopted by EVA. Now I see TG has incorporated it into their catering as well. The "wax" paper prevents the gravy and juices from the meat from making the rice soggy.



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User currently offlineSQ_EK_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1640 posts, RR: 20
Reply 5, posted (4 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5601 times:

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 4):
I always love TG! Thanks for another report. Somehow with this airline, very little words are needed and yet they are so stylishly colourful.

Unlike say....Malaysia Airlines?  
Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 4):
This method of service was first introduced by the Japanese, if I am not wrong on ANA. It has since been adopted by EVA. Now I see TG has incorporated it into their catering as well. The "wax" paper prevents the gravy and juices from the meat from making the rice soggy.

This service is definitely distinctly Japanese, though I'd venture to say a vareity of airlines have adopted this, especially on their flights to and from Japan. Singapore Airlines, Philippine Airlines, hell even United have done this on their Japan flights.



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