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Royal First Class On The Queen Of The Skies (TG)  
User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 15860 times:

Reason For Trip
Barely back on terra firma for 4 days since my 2nd long hauler in as many weeks, it was time for me to make yet another quick trip to Germany. This time my destination is Hanover. Its basically just a one day meeting. But due to connections and schedules, I will be away for about 4 days.

Date: 28 Mar 2011
Route: Jakarta (CGK)-Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH710
ETD: 1110
ETA: 1410
Seat: 3A (Golden Club / Business Class)
Aircraft: B737-400
Registration: 9M-MMK
1st Flight: 01 Dec 1992
Flight time: 2hrs 00mins


Date: 28 March 2011
Route: Kuala Lumput (KUL) - Bangkok (BKK)
Flight: Thai Airways TG418
ETD: 2055
ETA: 2205
Seat: 11A (Royal Silk / Business Class)
Aircraft: B777-200ER
Registration: HS-TJU
1st Flight: 20 Nov 2006
Flight time: 1 hr 43 mins
Date: 28 March 2011
Route: Bangkok (BKK) - Frankfurt (FRA)
Flight: Thai Airways TG920
ETD:2345
ETA:0600+1
Seat: 2K (Royal First Class)
Aircraft: B747-400
Registration:HS-TGL
1st Flight: 22 Nov 1991
Flight time: 11hrs 08mins

Preflight
First time in a long time that the inbound flight from KUL was not really full in both J and Y. Only had about 1.5 hrs in BKK so i decided just to get a free foot rub at the Royal Orchid Spa before taking a shower at the Royal First Lounge where i just waited to be picked up and brought to my FRA flight.
Shower room at the Royal First Lounge in BKK

My own little corner



Inflight
A pretty full flight to FRA today with 9 out 10 seats taken. Once we were onboard the crew sprung into action and did their best to keep everyone satisfied and happy. Like i have said many times before, its really a great feeling to be back onboard the queen of the skies again.

My tools of the trade, both for entertaining myself, work and a.net

Airshow

Late night dinner

some of my fellow passengers decided not to eat and just sleep instead

And back to the meal

My favorite pre-ordered meal, fried rice with pork. Highly recommend it !

Very nice dessert to finish off a very fulfilling meal

Right after they cleared off my table, I was already so tired and managed to get a good 8.5hrs sleep, before you knew it, it was breakfast time!

Getting there

Everyone preparing for arrival

AS for me, its just enjoying the light during our descend into Frankfurt

Hello FRA and LH A380

Good bye TGL


Pretty sad that even with TG the queen will probably be flying for a maximum of another 3 years before all A380 and B773ER comes online. A full flight but the crew did a terrific job keeping everyone full and happy.
Date:29 March 2011
Route: Frankfurt (FRA) - Hannover (HAJ)
Flight: Lufthansa LH050
ETD: 0935
ETA: 1030
Seat: 1F (Business Class)
Aircraft: A319
Registration: D-AIBB
1st Flight: 28 Jan 2010
Flight time: 35mins

Love the E-Jet, sadly haven’t got a chance to fly them yet. Anyone knows where these operate out to from FRA?

During taxi, spotted TGL basking in the morning sun, towed to a holding area, awaiting her 14:45 return to BKK

Cabin views on board LH A319

A quick hop to HAJ

and some nice light breakfast too

Room @ the Ritz Carlton Wolfsburg


Date: 30 March 2011
Route: Hanover (HAJ) - Frankfurt (FRA)
Flight: LH 051
ETD: 0700
ETA: 0745
Seat: 4F (Business Class)
Aircraft: B737-300
Registration: D-ABXL
1st Flight: 05 Nov 1986
Flight time: 40mins


Date: 30 March 2011
Route: Frankfurt (FRA) - Bangkok (BKK)
Flight: Thai Airways TG921
ETD: 1425
ETA: 0630+1
Seat: 2K (Royal First Class)
Aircraft: B747-400
Registration: HS-TGP
1st Flight: 22 Nov 1994
Flight time: 9hr 40mins

Preflight
Walking around the airport and I came upon this scene, I wonder how much TG paid for the flags to be flown here

Aftet a loooonngg transit in FRA, about 6 hours. I finally parked my sorry butt in the overly crowded Senator lounge about 1 hr before ETD. Whilst seating in the lounge I saw my bird being towed to the gate which is the same bird i took to LHR 2 weeks back, HS-TGP and she is painted in retro colours.

Ahh, my usual MH B772ER that usually takes me to PER, NRT and HKG

A really quick but exhausting trip to Hanover. Cant believe that I was just here for barely 24 hrs. But now i am glad to be heading back home.
There she is, waiting for me to board


Inflight
Once we were escorted to the aircraft, the crew immediately recognized me from the same flight the day before. They laughed and I also told them that probably I flew as much as them LOL. Pretty nice load today with 5 out of 10 seats taken up, which means a much better crew to pax ratio.

Views around us, check out the graffiti themed TAM A330

Job done, now lets just chill

Our flight and route for today

IFE and Seat controls

Time to taxi and head back home
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Hanover%20March%202011/IMG_1174.jpg

Menu

Meal time

Breakfast and cabin view before arrival into BKK

The flight itself was pretty quick with favorable tailwinds. Managed to get around 5 hrs of sleep though. The 3rd roundtrip F flight with TG this month for me and another equally good one too. Cant wait for my next flight with TG.
Date: 31 March 2011
Route: Bangkok (BKK) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Flight: Thai Airways TG415
ETD: 0905
ETA: 1150
Seat: 14K (Royal Silk / Business Class)
Aircraft: B777-200ER
Registration: HS-TJR
1st Flight: 18 Oct 2006
Flight time:1hr 43mins
Date: 31 March 2011
Route: Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Jakarta (CGK)
Flight: Malaysia Airlines MH727
ETD: 2135 (2330)
ETA: 2235 (0030)
Seat: 3F (Golden Club / Business Class)
Aircraft: B737-400
Registration:9M-MMG changed to 9M-MQO
1st Flight: 15 Apr 1997
Flight time: 2 hrs 00mins

And another hectic end to a crazy month of travelling. I was suupose to fly out to NRT on 7 April for a business meeting, but due to the unfortunate incident in Japan, this was of course cancelled. My next confirm upcoming trips are:

1) A domestic run to Surabaya with GA in J on the new B738
2) An Easter break in Bali with GA in J on the new B738 and return with retrofitted A333
3) End of May, a business trip cum holiday to BNE and PER, with MH’s all new A333 in J. Connection from BNE to PER will be with QF in J on the B763ER
Thanks again for reading guys, please find below my previous Trip Reports from Newest to oldest!
Suite Dreams - Thai Royal First B773ER & B744 (by thaia345 Apr 3 2011 in Trip Reports)
Thai A340-600: Royal First Class (by thaia345 Apr 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
Garuda's New B738 In J With MH A333/772ER (by thaia345 Mar 7 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia B772ER & All Nippon B772/3 Business Class (by thaia345 Mar 5 2011 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia AIrlines A333 Business Class (Pics) (by thaia345 Mar 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
Cathay Pacific Regional Business Class (Pics) (by thaia345 Mar 2 2011 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways Suites - Part II (by thaia345 Oct 31 2010 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I (by thaia345 Oct 28 2010 in Trip Reports)
Suites By Cathay Pacific (B773ER) Part II (by thaia345 Oct 27 2010 in Trip Reports)
Suites By Cathay Pacific (B773ER) Part I (by thaia345 Oct 26 2010 in Trip Reports)
Flying The Royal First Class On Thai (by thaia345 Mar 31 2010 in Trip Reports)
First Class Suites On Cathay Pacific - Part II (by thaia345 Mar 30 2010 in Trip Reports)
First Class Suites On Cathay Pacific-Part I (by thaia345 Mar 29 2010 in Trip Reports)
M'sia Airlines Business Class CGK-HKG Return (by thaia345 Feb 23 2010 in Trip Reports)
Another TG Royal First Class Experience (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jan 15 2010 in Trip Reports)
KLM B773ER - The New World Business Class (by ThaiA345 Oct 10 2009 in Trip Reports)
Garuda's "new" B737-800 - A Short Trip To SUB (by ThaiA345 Aug 10 2009 in Trip Reports)
Royal First Class/J On TG (FRA,BCN,MXP) Part II (by ThaiA345 Aug 6 2009 in Trip Reports)
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 offlinemilesaddict From Singapore, joined Dec 2007, 100 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 15146 times:

As usual a stunning TR.

I flew CDG-BKK thursday, I was expecting the 777 but turned out to be a regional 747.... I will report It soon.

Thanks for always sharing.


User currently offline9MMAR From Malaysia, joined Jul 2006, 2110 posts, RR: 18
Reply 2, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 14964 times:

Hi Boss,

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
Pretty sad that even with TG the queen will probably be flying for a maximum of another 3 years before all A380 and B773ER comes online.

On the contrary, I can't wait to read your trip report on the BKK-FRA vv sector on the First Class (of course) comes September 2012 when TG inaugurates its A380 on the route. TG announced its A380 configuration and the 3 routes that will see the super jumbo aircraft on 6 April 2011.


User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 14201 times:

Quoting milesaddict (Reply 1):
I flew CDG-BKK thursday, I was expecting the 777 but turned out to be a regional 747.... I will report It soon.

Thats strange, the CDG-BKK route is almost exclusively operated by the B77W leased from 9W. Unless oen couold be down for tech or maintenance reasons. Let me know once you have put up your report.

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 2):
On the contrary, I can't wait to read your trip report on the BKK-FRA vv sector on the First Class (of course) comes September 2012 when TG inaugurates its A380 on the route. TG announced its A380 configuration and the 3 routes that will see the super jumbo aircraft on 6 April 2011.

And trust me that i will be on that 1st A380 flight to FRA  


User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9003 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 14041 times:
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Very nice report. Nice photos, nice details. Never been on TG, maybe I should try it.

And the 744 is still the Queen of the Skies!

wilco737
  



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
User currently offlinenethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1081 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 13878 times:

Still enjoy your usual ride on THAI first class!
Love the mirror pic of HS-TGP at FRA airport. Also the purple THAI flags along the departure entrance.
Yellow and Purple, strong colors!
Lufthy lounge @ FRA....no comments!

So you always pre-order Kao Pad Moo (Pork fried rice) for your ride out of BKK?  

I, for one, can't wait to see your trip report on THAI mini-suite A380 First class  
Quoting milesaddict (Reply 1):
I flew CDG-BKK thursday, I was expecting the 777 but turned out to be a regional 747.... I will report It soon.

Yeah, that was so strange. Was it TG933 the night flight from CDG? A regional 747 was a nightmare for you I guess  



Let's just blame it on yields.
User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1060 posts, RR: 15
Reply 6, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 13640 times:

Hey ThaiA345,

I never get tired of reading your reports about Thai's service in First Class. I myself has passed through the A346 F cabin several times and was so tempted to take a seat there but I don't think I'll be able to afford it so I'll just stay in my comfortable J cabin instead.. Definitely looking forward to their A380 product and hope they fly them to SIN!

Daniel



One way I will fly around the world!
User currently offlinestipica From Croatia, joined Feb 2011, 426 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 13334 times:

Hi Thaia345 !
Enjoyed as always ...

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
Love the E-Jet, sadly haven’t got a chance to fly them yet. Anyone knows where these operate out to from FRA?

my favorite plane too ... as all Embraer models ... LH E90 from FRA to SPU (but only Saturday and Sunday) and from MUC to SPU and DBV ( only Saturday and Sunday) other days CR9 and in combination with daily OU flights from SPU to MUC and FRA and DBV to FRA you have a perfect day trip or weekend ... This is from my market   Stipica



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User currently offlinethaia345 From Indonesia, joined Oct 2006, 877 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 12874 times:

Quoting wilco737 (Reply 4):
Never been on TG, maybe I should try it.

And the 744 is still the Queen of the Skies!

I highly reccomend TG, you should have a go, and yes the B747 is still the Queen of the SKies because the A380 is the King of the skies, but the B747 will always have a special place in my heart. Can't wait to try the B747-8 one day too

Quoting nethkt (Reply 5):
So you always pre-order Kao Pad Moo (Pork fried rice) for your ride out of BKK?

Its really nice, but not consistant on presentation, one day the pork can be served on a seperate bowl and some days together with the rice ahhahahaha

Quoting nethkt (Reply 5):
I, for one, can't wait to see your trip report on THAI mini-suite A380 First class

You can count on me to be on the first inaugural A380 flight for TG to FRA

Quoting initious (Reply 6):
Definitely looking forward to their A380 product and hope they fly them to SIN!

Well, they might for crew familiarisation. and Changi after is one of the best equipped airports in our region to handle the A380

Quoting stipica (Reply 7):
my favorite plane too ... as all Embraer models ... LH E90 from FRA to SPU (but only Saturday and Sunday) and from MUC to SPU and DBV ( only Saturday and Sunday) other days CR9 and in combination with daily OU flights from SPU to MUC and FRA and DBV to FRA you have a perfect day trip or weekend ... This is from my market Stipica

Thanks for the info!!


User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1060 posts, RR: 15
Reply 9, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 12712 times:

Quoting thaia345 (Reply 8):
Well, they might for crew familiarisation. and Changi after is one of the best equipped airports in our region to handle the A380

Hope they use it to both BKK and HKG so I can fly SIN-BKK-HKG! Best is make it a permanent flight, even the 744 flight was 100% full so it might be able to support an A380... If they have the planes!



One way I will fly around the world!
User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9003 posts, RR: 76
Reply 10, posted (3 years 4 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 12617 times:
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Quoting thaia345 (Reply 8):
I highly reccomend TG, you should have a go

I will for sure. Haven't been to Thailand as well.

Quoting thaia345 (Reply 8):
yes the B747 is still the Queen of the SKies

And she always will.

Quoting thaia345 (Reply 8):
the A380 is the King of the skies

Let me find the correct emoticon for that:   

Quoting thaia345 (Reply 8):
Can't wait to try the B747-8 one day too

Me too. And I soon will try it. Once it finally joins the LH fleet.

wilco737
  



It it's not Boeing, I am not going.
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