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Thai Airways Boeing 777-200ER: BKK-OSL, Oct 2012  
User currently offlinewin1290 From Thailand, joined Jan 2012, 280 posts, RR: 2
Posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 19145 times:

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Hello and welcome to my latest trip report to Europe and Russia. I will split the report into five parts as follows,
Part one: Thai Airways 777-200ER BKK-OSL
Part two: Blue1 Boeing 717 OSL-HEL, Blue1 ATR72-500 HEL-ARN
Part three: SAS MD82 ARN-CPH, SAS (turned out to be LH) CRJ700 CPH-MUC
Part four: Air Berlin 737-700 MUC-DME, Niki A320 DME-VIE-HAJ
Part five: Thai Airways 777-300ER FRA-BKK

This first part of the report will cover the first flight from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi airport to Oslo Gardermoen airport with Thai Airways. I will also include some photos taken during my stay in Oslo.

Here are the details of the first leg of the journey
Date: 10 October 2012
Airline: Thai Airways International
Flight: TG954
Route: BKK-OSL
Class: Economy
Aircraft: Boeing 777-200ER
Registration: HS-TJT

We arrived at the door 1 of Bangkok Airport, this entrance is dedicated to Thai Airways Royal First, Royal Silk, and Star Alliance Gold passengers.

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Heading inside the terminal

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Check-in area for Star Alliance Gold

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When I and my brother got to the check-in area, we went straight to an empty counter. We asked the lady to be checked-in to Oslo. As she took our passports and looking in the system, I asked the agent whether the flight was full. She replied that in Economy class there would be around 100 empty seats (out of 262 seats available in Y) and immediately offered me and my brother three seats each. When we got our boarding passes, we thanked the agent and proceed directly to security check and passport control. All the formalities didn’t take longer than 5 minutes.

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Airside

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We headed to a Royal Silk lounge in Concourse C, which was closest to our boarding gate C9

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I have covered this lounge on my previous reports, the food offering was similar to what I had on my previous visit a month before on my TK trip to Nice

The lounge today was very busy, but after around 30 minutes or so, many people have left for their flights and the lounge became quiet.

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From the lounge, we headed to our gate C9, passing this nice transit area

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My best shot at taking the photo of the plane

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Boarding started with passengers needing special assistance and those travelling with small children. Then Business class passengers and Star Alliance status passengers were invited to board. We were amongst the first passengers to board in Economy Class. At the aircraft door, we were welcomed and directed to a correct aisle by a female FA.

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As I got to my row, I saw a male FA looking at a piece of document and my seat. I thought he was looking at the seat map of the flight, so I asked him whether the seats next to me were free on that row. But it turned out he wasn’t looking at the seat map, but he was actually familiarising himself with the *G passengers list. Then to my surprise, he greeted me by my name and told me that the flight load was light and he would look at the seat plan and work something out for me if I wanted to have three seats.

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When boarding was completed and aircraft door closed, the two seats next to be were empty.

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Blankets were distributed

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Then the same male FA came to ask me for my meal preference. Options for dinner were pork panang curry with rice or chicken casserole. I went for the pork curry and he also offered red wine to go with the meal, to which I gladly accepted. For breakfast, options were omelette or pancake stuffed with scrambled eggs. I chose the omelette.

Menu for this flight

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Safety demonstration video was played

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Inflight entertainment interface

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Leg room

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Looking outside

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The flight took off slightly behind schedule. After the seatbelt sign was switched off, cabin light was slowly turned on. Just over five minutes after this, the FA came and served my dinner tray with red wine. This was the quickest meal service I have ever seen after took off and it was much appreciated as the time was way pass 1am.

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Starter: Marinated prawns with cannelloni bean salad, tamarind herb dressing.

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Main dish: pork panang curry, streamed Thai Hom Mali rice, Thai style omelette

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Dessert: red current layer cake

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By the time I finished eating, cabin crew were handing out paper towels.

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When the crew came to collect the used towels, she saw that I had finished eating and asked me whether I wanted tea or coffee or if I wanted my tray collected. As I didn’t want to have tea or coffee, my tray was collected. Being quite tired, I fell asleep straightaway and I was woken up when the drink and meal cart came. Crew serving dinner on my cabin was different from the one who already served the meal to me. So I was offered once again either pork or chicken, to which I declined. Then I slept and woke up around 3 hours before landing.

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Looking outside

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At around 2 hours before landing, the cabin light was slowly turned on

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Not long after, dinner was served

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Potato and leek omelette, pan-fried veal chipolata, sautéed spinach with tomato and mushroom with herbs

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Safety card

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Over Sweden

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Descending to Oslo, absolutely beautiful

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Touched down

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A short taxi to our parking position

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Disembarking the aircraft, I was greeted off with ‘have a nice stay in Oslo’

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Our aircraft

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We headed to passport control and after answering a few questions about the purpose of our trip to Oslo as well as showing our itinerary to the officer, our passport was stamped and we entered Oslo for the first time.

Walking to the baggage claim area

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TG Crew

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Baggage belt 9 for us

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Baggage claim area

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After a few minutes of waiting, our bags came on the belt. Then we proceeded to the green custom channel with nothing to declare and entered the arrival hall. After exchanging for the Norwegian Krone, we went to buy the airport express train ticket. The express train to town departs every 20 minutes.

Arrival hall

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After around 30 minutes on the express train, we got off at National Theatre station for a short walk to our hotel. But as we arrived at the hotel before check-in time, we left our baggage at the hotel and went to visit the city.

Grand hotel, exterior

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Our room

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User currently offlinewin1290 From Thailand, joined Jan 2012, 280 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 19175 times:

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Some photos taken during our stay in Oslo

Frogner Park

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Royal Palace

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City Hall

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Nobel Peace Center

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For the flight, it was one of the best flights I ever had in Economy class. The services by the crew were very friendly, personal and fast. Catering was also good. This would conclude the first part of the report. Thank you for reading and all comments and questions are very welcomed and appreciated.

Regards,

Win

My previous report:

Thai Airways A380: HKG - BKK, October 2012 (by win1290 Oct 8 2012 in Trip Reports)
THAI's A380 Inaugural: BKK-HKG, October 2012 (by win1290 Oct 6 2012 in Trip Reports)
Turkish Airlines A320, A343: NCE-IST-BKK, Sep 2012 (by win1290 Sep 29 2012 in Trip Reports)
Turkish Airlines A333, B738: BKK-IST-NCE, Sep 2012 (by win1290 Sep 20 2012 in Trip Reports)
KLM's F70 And 777-300ER: BRS-AMS-BKK, July 2012 (by win1290 Aug 30 2012 in Trip Reports)
KLM's 777-200ER And F70: BKK-AMS-BRS, July 2012 (by win1290 Aug 26 2012 in Trip Reports)
Thai Smile Inaugural: Bangkok To Macau, July 2012 (by win1290 Jul 12 2012 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways: The A346 And The Upgrade! LHR-BKK (by win1290 Jul 5 2012 in Trip Reports)
LOT: WAW-MXP-WAW-LHR, June 2012 (by win1290 Jul 3 2012 in Trip Reports)
A Trip To Poland With LOT, June 2012 (by win1290 Jun 25 2012 in Trip Reports)
THAI's Retro Boeing 747-400: BKK-LHR (by win1290 Apr 22 2012 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways Boeing 777-300ER: BKK-NRT-BKK (by win1290 Apr 10 2012 in Trip Reports)
Thai Airways 747-400: BKK-HKG-BKK (by win1290 Apr 2 2012 in Trip Reports)
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User currently onlineba319-131 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 8426 posts, RR: 55
Reply 2, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 18769 times:
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Hi,

Nice report & pictures, thanks for sharing.

Quoting win1290 (Thread starter):
I asked the agent whether the flight was full. She replied that in Economy class there would be around 100 empty seats (out of 262 seats available in Y)

- Nice light load!

Quoting win1290 (Thread starter):
When boarding was completed and aircraft door closed, the two seats next to be were empty

- Nice!

Quoting win1290 (Thread starter):
Potato and leek omelette, pan-fried veal chipolata, sautéed spinach with tomato and mushroom with herbs

- Looks a decent brekky.

Quoting win1290 (Thread starter):
or the flight, it was one of the best flights I ever had in Economy class

- Well helps with so many empty seats.

Cheers

Mark



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User currently offlineAlwaysOnAPlane From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2010, 305 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 18721 times:

Hi Win,

More good looking TG action with well focused service and very generous legroom.

Your arrival into OSL was very well timed in sync with that beautiful sunrise. What a great welcome to a country from mother nature.

Some interesting scenes from Oslo, especially the ski jump. What an intriguing structure. I wouldn't think I would have the guts to launch off that.

Cheers, Lee.


User currently offlinewin1290 From Thailand, joined Jan 2012, 280 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 18641 times:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 2):
Hi,

Hi Mark, thanks for reading and commenting  
Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 2):

Nice report & pictures, thanks for sharing.

Thank you! I am glad you liked it.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 2):

- Looks a decent brekky.

Tasted quite nice for a Y breakfast too

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 2):
Well helps with so many empty seats.

haha, thats true, but the inflight service was amazing too.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 3):
Hi Win,

Hi Lee,

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 3):

More good looking TG action with well focused service and very generous legroom.

Cabin crew on this flight was exceptional indeed. Leg room was good indeed at 34 inches.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 3):
Your arrival into OSL was very well timed in sync with that beautiful sunrise. What a great welcome to a country from mother nature.

It was absolutely beautiful indeed, I was so lucky as I was originally seated on the left side of the plane, but I was moved to the right side at check-in.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 3):

Some interesting scenes from Oslo, especially the ski jump. What an intriguing structure. I wouldn't think I would have the guts to launch off that.

The structure looks very nice. It also has a ski simulator which I believed the speed in the simulator would exceed 100 km/h. I would love to try this out, but my brother didn't want to unfortunately.

Thanks,

Win


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6639 posts, RR: 78
Reply 5, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 17712 times:

Hi Win,

nice report with good pictures! The Y Class product on TG's 772ER looks fine, too bad I didn't get such a bird on my trip to Australia two years ago (switch to a 772 non-ER).

Quoting win1290 (Thread starter):
Part one: Thai Airways 777-200ER BKK-OSL
Part two: Blue1 Boeing 717 OSL-HEL, Blue1 ATR72-500 HEL-ARN
Part three: SAS MD82 ARN-CPH, SAS (turned out to be LH) CRJ700 CPH-MUC
Part four: Air Berlin 737-700 MUC-DME, Niki A320 DME-VIE-HAJ
Part five: Thai Airways 777-300ER FRA-BKK

Nice itinerary - too bad you missed the SK MD-82.

Quoting win1290 (Thread starter):
As she took our passports and looking in the system, I asked the agent whether the flight was full. She replied that in Economy class there would be around 100 empty seats (out of 262 seats available in Y) and immediately offered me and my brother three seats each.

Great start!

Quoting win1290 (Thread starter):
My best shot at taking the photo of the plane

I hate these windows.

Quoting win1290 (Thread starter):
Leg room

That looks generous.

Quoting win1290 (Thread starter):
Just over five minutes after this, the FA came and served my dinner tray with red wine. This was the quickest meal service I have ever seen after took off and it was much appreciated as the time was way pass 1am.
Quoting win1290 (Thread starter):
Potato and leek omelette, pan-fried veal chipolata, sautéed spinach with tomato and mushroom with herbs

Both meals look really good.


PH



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User currently offlineairbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4207 posts, RR: 51
Reply 6, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 17582 times:

Hi Win,

really good to see TGs Y class product. I love the seat colours, and with such low load a very comfortable flight of course. Food looks delicious and the great crew. It seems TG is a great carrier to fly.

Actually I would love to spend my M&M LH miles on them but it seems impossible to do since TG never is included in the results for flights to BKK  

Regards
Eric



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User currently offlineroberts87 From Netherlands, joined Dec 2011, 909 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 17476 times:

Excellent report again! Thai seems to have a great product in Y. And three rows for yourself definately makes a long haul flight more comfortable. Looking forward to hearing more about your trip to Scandinavia!

User currently offlineMH017 From Netherlands, joined Apr 2005, 1668 posts, RR: 31
Reply 8, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 17104 times:

Hi Win,

What a nice flight you had on TG; a copy-paste of all my previous flights with TG: nice crews and delicious food !!!

A great way to land at Gardermoen Airport in these sunrise conditions: absolutely stunning colours you were treated on...

Looking forward to your next instalments !

Gr.,

MH017/Pieter...



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User currently offlinewin1290 From Thailand, joined Jan 2012, 280 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 16805 times:

Hello and Thank you for reading and commenting  
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 5):
Hi Win,

Hey PH,

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 5):
nice report with good pictures! The Y Class product on TG's 772ER looks fine, too bad I didn't get such a bird on my trip to Australia two years ago (switch to a 772 non-ER).

Thanks a lot!
Yep, the Y product on this aircraft is good, especially the 34-inch seat pitch.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 5):

Nice itinerary - too bad you missed the SK MD-82.

Cheers! Though I didn't actually miss the (ARN-CPH) SK MD-82 , my SK CRJ700 flight (CPH-MUC) got cancelled and I was rebooked on LH Cityline CRJ700.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 5):
Great start!
Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 5):

That looks generous.

  

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 5):
Both meals look really good.

They tasted good too. Breakfast was a big improvement.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 6):
Hi Win,

Hi Eric,

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 6):
really good to see TGs Y class product. I love the seat colours, and with such low load a very comfortable flight of course. Food looks delicious and the great crew. It seems TG is a great carrier to fly.

Thats very nice to know  .
I like the seat colours too, though the colours of the seats on TG new planes will only have purple and pink (without the yellows). I am so happy that I got the three seats on my own, made the long flight very comfortable indeed. Food and crew are TG strength in my opinion, and it certainly shows on this particular flight.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 6):
Actually I would love to spend my M&M LH miles on them but it seems impossible to do since TG never is included in the results for flights to BKK

Maybe when TG operates A380 to FRA and CDG next year, more award seats will become available via those cities   

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 7):
Excellent report again! Thai seems to have a great product in Y. And three rows for yourself definately makes a long haul flight more comfortable.

Thanks a lot Robert!
Yep, TG continues to impress! and the three seats became a comfortable 'bed'.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 7):
Looking forward to hearing more about your trip to Scandinavia!

Very nice to know, I will try to finish the next part by next week.

Quoting MH017 (Reply 8):
Hi Win,

Hi Pieter,

Quoting MH017 (Reply 8):
What a nice flight you had on TG; a copy-paste of all my previous flights with TG: nice crews and delicious food !!!

It was a really good flight indeed. Nice to know you also had very good flights with my national airline  .

Quoting MH017 (Reply 8):
A great way to land at Gardermoen Airport in these sunrise conditions: absolutely stunning colours you were treated on...

The sunrise was really beautiful! I was so glad I was moved to the right side of the plane at check-in.

Quoting MH017 (Reply 8):
Looking forward to your next instalments !

Glad to know, next part should be online next week.

Thanks,

Win


User currently offlinethegivenone From Austria, joined Jan 2008, 189 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 16605 times:

Awesome report win1290!

Thai seems to be getting some fantastic press recently, I really need to try and get on a flight of theirs some time soon!

Do you know what the typical loads for OSL-BKK are? I imagine this is a very leisure heavy route and is, therefore, loads are perhaps quite seasonal.


User currently offlinewin1290 From Thailand, joined Jan 2012, 280 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 16459 times:

Quoting thegivenone (Reply 10):
Awesome report win1290!

Thanks a lot!,

Quoting thegivenone (Reply 10):
Thai seems to be getting some fantastic press recently, I really need to try and get on a flight of theirs some time soon!

  

Quoting thegivenone (Reply 10):
Do you know what the typical loads for OSL-BKK are? I imagine this is a very leisure heavy route and is, therefore, loads are perhaps quite seasonal.

I don't know a typical load on this route (this was actually my first flight on this sector). When TG started this Bangkok-Oslo service, it initially used the A340-600 (8F, 60C, 199Y) but it later changed to B777-200ER (30C, 262Y), this suggests that this route is indeed a leisure route with fewer business traffic. Given that Thailand is a popular destination for Scandinavian tourists, I would think that the loads are indeed seasonal.

Thanks,

Win


User currently offlineFLIEGER67 From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 5005 posts, RR: 55
Reply 12, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 16413 times:

Hi, Win,

good to follow you´re trip to Oslo on TG.
Nice pictures also from the flight, but also from Oslo.
Always interesting to see another point of view.
And it seems you´re lucky with the weather conditions.
Looking for the next part now.

Greetings,
Markus(FLIEGER67)



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User currently offlineAirAfreak From United States of America, joined Apr 2012, 665 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 16178 times:
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Hello!

Very impressed with the service from your flight attendant from start to finish! Nice to have your meal so quick and to be appreciated for your loyalty to Star!

I would very much one day love to fly Thai. I also wish Thai was a part of Skyteam. Dare to dream, no? haha!

Bon Voyage and thank you for taking the time to create this report!

AirAfreak



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User currently offlinenethkt From Thailand, joined Apr 2001, 1044 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 15955 times:

Nong Win.
Enjoy your usual trip report on THAI. I guess I have seen all your TG trip reports on all their longhaul metals, Boeing 747-400, Airbus 340-600, Boeing 777-200ER, Boeing 777-300ER (Jet's and THAI's) and Airbus 380-800.
I'm leaving next month to NYC with a stop in Moscow and ZRH (TG and LX). One of the longest 777-300 non-ER route. I love THAI flight to Moscow during winter, lots of empty seats on the way to DME.

Anyhow, it's good to be THAI*G isn't it. They are working hard with the loyal customer like you  
Also THAI products in Economy class is one of the finest in the air.

Thank you for sharing with us once again.
Cheers,
P'net



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User currently offlinewin1290 From Thailand, joined Jan 2012, 280 posts, RR: 2
Reply 15, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 15644 times:

Hello and thank you for reading and commenting  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 12):
Hi, Win,

Hi Markus,

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 12):
good to follow you´re trip to Oslo on TG.
Nice pictures also from the flight, but also from Oslo.
Always interesting to see another point of view.
And it seems you´re lucky with the weather conditions.
Looking for the next part now.

Thanks a lot, I am glad you liked it.
The weather in Oslo was perfect during our two-day visit, all sunny  
That is very nice to know, I will try to complete the next part by the week.

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 13):
Hello!

Hi AirAfreak

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 13):
Very impressed with the service from your flight attendant from start to finish! Nice to have your meal so quick

  
Absolutely, it was very nice that the meal service was efficiently fast in the late hours/early morning.

Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 13):

I would very much one day love to fly Thai. I also wish Thai was a part of Skyteam. Dare to dream, no? haha!

  
haha, one of the founder airlines of Star Alliance switching to Skyteam, hmm, I don't think its very likely going to happen  
Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 13):
Bon Voyage and thank you for taking the time to create this report!

Cheers! You are most welcome  
Quoting nethkt (Reply 14):
Nong Win.

Sawatdeekrup P'Net,

Quoting nethkt (Reply 14):
Enjoy your usual trip report on THAI. I guess I have seen all your TG trip reports on all their longhaul metals, Boeing 747-400, Airbus 340-600, Boeing 777-200ER, Boeing 777-300ER (Jet's and THAI's) and Airbus 380-800.
I'm leaving next month to NYC with a stop in Moscow and ZRH (TG and LX). One of the longest 777-300 non-ER route. I love THAI flight to Moscow during winter, lots of empty seats on the way to DME.

I am so glad you enjoyed reading the report  
So far, I nearly have done the reports on all TG long haul planes, apart from the lastest 777-300ER with TG interiors. But I still would love to go on the A380 on the longer flights too 
Have a good trip to NYC krup   Interesting, I always thought that TG uses 777-200ER on the DME route, and a light load does make the journey comfortable.

Quoting nethkt (Reply 14):

Anyhow, it's good to be THAI*G isn't it. They are working hard with the loyal customer like you
Also THAI products in Economy class is one of the finest in the air.
Quoting AirAfreak (Reply 13):
and to be appreciated for your loyalty to Star!

Absolutely, its good to know that the airline appreciates our loyalty.

Quoting nethkt (Reply 14):

Thank you for sharing with us once again.

You are very welcome  

Thanks,

Win


User currently offlineMSS658 From Belgium, joined Oct 2010, 2472 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 15602 times:

Hi Win

Another great report, thanks for sharing! Glad too see TG installing PTV's on their 777s as well.
Awesome sunrise pics into the OSL area

Greetings
Marc



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User currently offlinewin1290 From Thailand, joined Jan 2012, 280 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 15543 times:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 16):
Hi Win

Hi Marc, thanks for your comment  
Quoting MSS658 (Reply 16):
Another great report, thanks for sharing! Glad too see TG installing PTV's on their 777s as well.
Awesome sunrise pics into the OSL area

Thanks a lot! its a pleasure.
Its so nice to see TG refitting its older aircraft with PTV in Y, something TG was behind its competitors. But I think on this particular version (777-200ER), the AVOD was fitted throughout the aircraft when it was delivered to TG back in 2006.
Cheers! I love watching the sunrise as we land.

Thanks,

Win


User currently offlinegabrielchew From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 3017 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 15206 times:

Quoting win1290 (Thread starter):
Hello and welcome to my latest trip report to Europe and Russia. I will split the report into five parts as follows,
Part one: Thai Airways 777-200ER BKK-OSL
Part two: Blue1 Boeing 717 OSL-HEL, Blue1 ATR72-500 HEL-ARN
Part three: SAS MD82 ARN-CPH, SAS (turned out to be LH) CRJ700 CPH-MUC
Part four: Air Berlin 737-700 MUC-DME, Niki A320 DME-VIE-HAJ
Part five: Thai Airways 777-300ER FRA-BKK

Great report Win...looks like you have quite the itinerary! How long were you away for?

Quoting win1290 (Thread starter):
As I got to my row, I saw a male FA looking at a piece of document and my seat. I thought he was looking at the seat map of the flight, so I asked him whether the seats next to me were free on that row. But it turned out he wasn’t looking at the seat map, but he was actually familiarising himself with the *G passengers list. Then to my surprise, he greeted me by my name and told me that the flight load was light and he would look at the seat plan and work something out for me if I wanted to have three seats.

Great service from TG for their gold pax! Nice that you got served your meal so quickly.



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User currently offlinelychemsa From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 1064 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 15203 times:

Thai Y class looks fantastic; great legroom and great food.

I wish our US airlines would follow TG's example.


User currently offlinestipica From Croatia, joined Feb 2011, 422 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 15113 times:

Hi Win !
me again ...  
for me this route is so egzotik not because of TG or BKK but because of OSL ... hehehe ... beautiful airport isn't it ...
TG has a tremendous advantage with comfortable eco cabin and offer ... ok MH is there but TG have better mix of tradition and modernity in a corporate image + mixed fleet ... I am looking forward to the new opus ...stipica  



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User currently offlinewin1290 From Thailand, joined Jan 2012, 280 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 14844 times:

Hi and thanks for additional comments  
Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 18):
Great report Win...looks like you have quite the itinerary! How long were you away for?

Thanks Gabriel! It was an amazing trip, five new countries for me! We spent two weeks on the trip.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 18):
Great service from TG for their gold pax! Nice that you got served your meal so quickly.

Indeed, the quick meal service was the best part in my opinion, especially for the night time flight.

Quoting lychemsa (Reply 19):

Thai Y class looks fantastic; great legroom and great food.

I wish our US airlines would follow TG's example.

Hi Lychemsa,
I am so happy with the service and product on my national airline.

Quoting stipica (Reply 20):
Hi Win !
me again ...  
for me this route is so egzotik not because of TG or BKK but because of OSL ... hehehe ... beautiful airport isn't it ...
TG has a tremendous advantage with comfortable eco cabin and offer ... ok MH is there but TG have better mix of tradition and modernity in a corporate image + mixed fleet ... I am looking forward to the new opus ...stipica  

Hi Stipica!
Hehe, the sunrise on landing in Oslo was quite amazing and so was the city itself. The airport is good too, but more photos on that on the next part.
I agree, TG has a good mix of modernity and tradition, with the female crew in our Thai traditional dress serving the 1st meal then changed to the more western style uniform for the 2nd meal service.

Thanks,

Win


User currently offlinejwhite9185 From United Kingdom, joined May 2007, 1148 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 14550 times:

Hi Win,

Great report as usual. Seems to me that all the Far Eastern/Asian carriers are a step above the European ones in terms of product and service. Same goes for the airports. The only 2 airports I've seen in Europe that look like they come close is LHR T5 and MAD T4.

Must get out to the Far East at some point to check it all out for myself!



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User currently offlinewin1290 From Thailand, joined Jan 2012, 280 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 14350 times:

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 22):
Hi Win,

Hi James,

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 22):
Great report as usual. Seems to me that all the Far Eastern/Asian carriers are a step above the European ones in terms of product and service. Same goes for the airports. The only 2 airports I've seen in Europe that look like they come close is LHR T5 and MAD T4.

Thanks a lot!
Well, in terms of hard product, I think TG is actually quite behind its European counterparts (with the exception of TG's A380 and newly delivered 77W). But of course the older planes, e.g. A300-600, would be a good catch! In this area, I think SQ is a lead player in the Far East. So, in my opinion, inflight service is our strengths. I usually feel the crews on TG or SQ are more naturally service minded.
Bangkok Airport sure looks very nice, but still, I don't like the windows! its very bad for taking photos and, at night was impossible to look outside  
Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 22):
Must get out to the Far East at some point to check it all out for myself!

Good idea!   

Thanks,

Win


User currently offlineThe777Man From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 6402 posts, RR: 55
Reply 24, posted (1 year 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 14115 times:

Hi Win !

Thanks for another great report with great pictures !

Very nice to see a report on the TG 777-200/ER.

Thai looks great as always and the meals look amazing for Y class.

It makes a HUGE difference that the flight wasn't full in terms of comfort. I think you were very lucky as the flights from Scandinavia to Thailand tend to be very full. Three seats for yourself in Y is a great treat.

Looking forward to your next report.

The777Man



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25 Post contains images adamspotter : Hi Win! Nice start to your Europe trip here. Great report with many nice pictures. Never get bored of those pictures of BKK, such a beautiful airport
26 Post contains images win1290 : Hi The777Man! Thank you very much I am very glad you like it. I am quite happy with catering on TG ex Bangkok. Absolutely, I am very thankful to the
27 Post contains images deltamartin : Hi Win! Nice report again! Glad to see a report on TG's BKK-OSL route, their service looks very impressive. I haven't flown with TG since the 90's, an
28 Post contains images win1290 : Hey Martin! Thanks! Very nice to know. The crew service on this particular flight was very impressive indeed. Good idea! Though you might like to wai
29 Post contains images CaptainRed : Hi Win, great report here, Thai really looked very nice on this flight, excellent service and the meals looked good as well. I read this report with s
30 Post contains images win1290 : Hi CaptainRed, Thanks a lot! Thats so cool! The aircraft on your flight will be a lot more interesting though, I'd love a chance to fly on the 787 Ch
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