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Europe Trip 2011 Part IX – SIN-BKK-HKG SQ J & TG F  
User currently offlinesutrakhk From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2008, 116 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 10056 times:

You are arrived the last part of this trip report, hope you still find this interesting, haha.

After 5 nights in Singapore, the last stop of my entire trip, it is the time to go back home

Took the MRT from Lavender Station to Airport and arrived SIN Terminal 2 in about 40 minutes
I like this kind of PIDS rather than those LCD monitor
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SQ Business Class check in at aisle 4
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Got my boarding pass and I was airside in no time
I would be on the Star Alliance bird
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Visit the lounge for breakfast
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Kris Flyer Lounge
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Silver Kris Lounge
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Quite a lot of passengers waiting for the morning flights
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I found a seat at next to the food stands, here is my view
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And the food
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Some more
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It’s near time to board, let’s proceed to the gate
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SQ in Terminal 2
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5 September 2011

Singapore (SIN) – Bangkok (BKK)
Airline: Singapore Airlines
Flight: SQ 972
Aircraft: 777-200
Registration: 9V-SRI
Seat: 16K (Business)
Gate: F33
Arriving Gate: D3

Gate F33
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Gate Closing now, I am going to be late!
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Boarding pass
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9V-SRI
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Seat 16K
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Seat pitch
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Pushed back on time but long queue to take off

After take off, meal service started

I have booked the cook
Slipper lobster Thermidor, buttered asparagus, and slow-roasted vine-ripened tomato, and saffron rice
Sliced fresh fruit
Pineapple coconut mousse
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After the meal, a snap of the business cabin, it’s totally full again!
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Washroom
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Arrived BKK in 2 hours
TG’s A300-600
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Docked at Gate D3 and I follow the sign to transfer counter
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Follow this to TG transfer counter
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TG Transfer Counters
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Got my boarding pass and lounge invitation within few seconds, and make sure they could see my luggage number in the system

Lounge Invitation
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The most look forwarded TG’s Royal First Lounge
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The lounge agent led me to the seating area and offered me drinks, and made appointment to the massage service for me

Seating area
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Private washroom, the cleaner will clean the room when you finish
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At 12:30, the agent led me to the Royal Orchid Spa
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Relaxing area to wait for the massagist
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Drinks and Towel were offered
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It was my first time to do massage in my life, so I have booked the neck and back massage rather than the full body massage.

30 minutes passed quickly and it is the first time to stay that close with a stranger, haha. I am not used to it.

After the massage, I was in the resting room with a choice of different teas, I chose the hot ginger tea
The tea served with some dried fruit and nuts, with a feedback form
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I went back to the lounge, drinks was offered again
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Let’s find something to fill the stomach
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If you find reading menu is a boring thing
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You can go and see the real examples
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And you can choose having your food in the dining room
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The private room
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Or the main lounge like me
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Soon after the meal in lounge, my flight was ready to board


5 September 2011

Bangkok (BKK) – Hong Kong (HKG)
Airline: Thai Airways
Flight: TG 606
Aircraft: 747-400
Registration: HS-TGJ
Seat: 1K (First)
Gate: C9
Arriving Gate: 44

Gate C9
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Boarding pass
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HS-TGJ
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When I shown up at the gate and the agent told me the flight would be ready to board in five minutes

During boarding, I saw my target, 77W from Egypt
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Turn left here please!
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The leading steward led me to my seat 1K.
Normally I would choose the last row in the cabin, but as many said, there is special meaning at row 1 in 747
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First Class Cabin
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Legroom
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View from my seat, the only other passenger in First was in 3A
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Safety Instructions Card
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We departed on time, and the airport was quiet at the 16:00 period, so we were airborne within few minutes

The service started, FA assist me to take out the IFE unit
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Noise Cancelling Headphone
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Nuts and Champagne
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Canapés
Golden Crispy Cup with “Miang Lao” (Minced Pork wrapped with Pickled Cabbage)/
Sweet Crispy Rice Noodles with Tofu/Crispy Minced Siam Perch with Thai Chili Paste
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Table was set and meal started, you can see how large the table is.
Soup
Braised Eight Treasure Seafood Soup
Just a normal soup in Chinese style, not so fancy about it
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TG reservation contacted me via e-mail a week before the flight about the pre-book meal, I chose the following:
Main Course
Lobster Thermidor with Duchess Potatoes
The portion was small but the taste was better than those in SQ
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Cheese and Fresh Fruits
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Dessert
Glutinous Rice with Longan in Coconut Milk
Delicious Banana Confection Topped with Coconut
Petit Fours
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After the meal, walked around the cabin

Self-serviced corner, but I believe it is only for decoration since the FA can satisfy all your need
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Washroom again
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We started to descent to HKG, and once stepped out from the gate 44, the ground staffs were waiting for us already

Golf cart for First Class passengers directly to the immigration, nice touch of TG!
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Baggage Reclaims
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Comment:
SQ regional J, nothing special for that 2 hours flight.

TG F, brilliant experiences starting from their lounge, great services, great food and excellent spa. With only 2 passengers in First, the cabin service was very good too. While waiting for the luggage, I chatted with the other First passenger, who did the same routing as me today as SIN-SQ-BKK-TG-HKG, and he was from LAX-NRT-SIN in F two days before, we got the same conclusion, although SQ have the better equipments, but the services from TG is much more heart-touching, and the food were better too! In addition, we were impressed by the free shuttle from the gate to the immigration even in out-station, good job TG!

I can foresee my next trial on TG would be on their new A380, and I have a feeling that they will put it in BKK-HKG-BKK for initial period.

PS: Hope Bangkok would be alright by the flooding situation now.

Here is the end of this trip report, thanks very much for reading and I hope you enjoyed it. I am planning my next interesting trip now, please stay tuned!


My past TR:
Three 5-Star Airlines In 8 Days (102pics) (June 2008)
First Touch Of China Southern MD82 (31 Pics) (August 2008)
China Airlines HKG - TPE (47 Pics) (August 2008)
HKG-BKK With China Airlines In C (61 Pics) (November 2008)
HKG-BKK F On Emirates' 777-300ER (67 Pics) (May 2009)
HKG-TPE Turnaround On TG's A340-600 (33 Pics) (June 2009)
HKG,MFM,TPE,SIN,BKK In CX C And BR Y (201 Pics) (August 2009)
SQ Y HKG-SIN In 2009 w/MH And 1st A380(128 Pics) (Year 2009)
Ooop! I did it again Part 1 EVA Air MD-90 (May 2010)(50 Pics)
Ooop! I did it again Part 2 CX HKG-SIN run (May 2010)(116 Pics)
Photo Report: My Trip For BG’s DC-10-30 (June 2010)(63 Pics)
First Time To Japan Part I: AI HKG-KIX In F (August 2010)
First Time To Japan Part II: JL KIX-HND In J (August 2010)
First Time To Japan Part III: OZ NRT-ICN In C (August 2010)
First Time To Japan Part IV: OZ ICN-PEK In NEW C (September 2010)
First Time To Japan Part V: IR PEK-NRT In C (September 2010)
First Time To Japan Part VI: NH FUK-ITM In C (September 2010)
First Time To Japan Part VII: AI KIX-HKG In F (September 2010)
EK A380 Inaugural Flight HKG-BKK In F (107 Pics) (October 2010)
Europe Trip 2011 Part I - HKG-BKK On TG F (June 2011)
Europe Trip 2011 Part II - BKK-SIN On SQ J (June 2011)
Europe Trip 2011 Part III - SIN-LHR On SQ F Suite (June 2011)
Europe Trip 2011 Part IV – LHR-ZRH-MLA On LX/KM J (June 2011)
Europe Trip 2011 Part V – MLA-ZRH-LCY On KM/LX J (July 2011)
Europe Trip 2011 Part VI – MAN-CDG-SXM On AF J (August 2011)
Europe Trip 2011 Part VII – SXM-AMS-LHR On KL J (August 2011)
Europe Trip 2011 Part VIII – LHR-SIN on SQ Suite (August 2011)

5 replies: All unread, jump to last
 
User currently offlineBurj From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 901 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 9894 times:

Oh I am very sad to see your reports end...but I will look forward to future reports!

Any idea of when Thai will get the A380?


User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (3 years 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 9626 times:

Hi again, Sutrakhk.

Quoting sutrakhk (Thread starter):
You are arrived the last part of this trip report, hope you still find this interesting,

No, all this travelling with frequent transfers is exhausting.

Only joking: it has been a very pleasurable series and like all good things comes to an end.

It has been interesting to observe the differences in the levels of service offered, not just in cabin class but between the different airlines.

Quoting sutrakhk (Thread starter):
TG reservation contacted me via e-mail a week before the flight about the pre-book meal,

Nice touch a a good move to allow passengers the ability to book meals ahead.

Quoting sutrakhk (Thread starter):
Cheese and Fresh Fruits

Ah good, you didn't skip the cheese this time. Looks yummy.  
Quoting sutrakhk (Thread starter):
Golf cart for First Class passengers directly to the immigration, nice touch of TG!

Just what is needed at terminal with very long walkways, although after all the dining it sometimes helps to walk off the weight gain  

Thanks for bringing us a very entertaining, informative and colourful series of reports.

I look forward to an eventual report on Thai's A380.

Regards,
Quokka


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2474 posts, RR: 16
Reply 3, posted (3 years 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 9179 times:

Hi

Nice ending of your trip reports series. As usual from this side of the globe. Asian carriers look mouthwatering :p
Thanks for sharing! it was an enjoyable read.

Greetings
Marc



Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
User currently offlinesutrakhk From Hong Kong, joined Apr 2008, 116 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (3 years 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 8508 times:

Quoting Burj (Reply 1):
Any idea of when Thai will get the A380?

Should be in late 2012/early 2013 after MH, really look forward!

Quoting Quokka (Reply 2):
No, all this travelling with frequent transfers is exhausting.

Only joking: it has been a very pleasurable series and like all good things comes to an end.

It has been interesting to observe the differences in the levels of service offered, not just in cabin class but between the different airlines.

Yes, transfer is tired, but I like to explore more airlines.

I am the lucky person who not want to stick to any alliance and any airlines.

Quoting Quokka (Reply 2):

Just what is needed at terminal with very long walkways, although after all the dining it sometimes helps to walk off the weight gain

Thanks for bringing us a very entertaining, informative and colourful series of reports.

I look forward to an eventual report on Thai's A380.

It is glad that you enjoy this report!

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 3):
Nice ending of your trip reports series. As usual from this side of the globe. Asian carriers look mouthwatering :p
Thanks for sharing! it was an enjoyable read.

Thanks for reading!!


User currently offlined3funct From Australia, joined Aug 2011, 15 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (3 years 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 8184 times:

I read all nine reports and found them to be inviting, informative and interesting.

Thanks for sharing with us!

[Edited 2011-10-18 20:30:26]

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