Magicalchaz From Australia, joined Aug 2001, 64 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 23000 times:
Hi I did a trip from Bangkok to Melbourne with Thai Airways International Royal First Class A340-600. I must say it was the best flight I've ever experienced. Since I've already made the INTENSIVE review with a lot of pictures for this flight, I am too tired to do it again here.
My intention is to share this experience with you guys, there is a link below that will direct you to my review page. Sorry for this inconvenience, but never the less, enjoy !!
Antiuser From Italy, joined May 2004, 657 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 22834 times:
Wow, very thorough and really cool. I love how TG manages to have a very modern, sophisticated look for their product, while staying true to the Thai heritage and culture. Would love to fly with them some day.
Ryanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4782 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 22510 times:
Inside the waiting Lounge, judging by looking at the passengers, I believed this flight would be almost fulled.
Wow... a shot of the old design of the departure holding lounge! I wonder why didn't TG lobby for the refurbishment of their homeground in their terminal rather than the present Terminal 2? Now the airport just looks like an incomplete jigsaw puzzle with one terminal looking completely different from the other.
Main Course lay out ... I am speechless !!!
Even I am speechless... look at all that attention to detail! Reminds me of my favorite restaurant Baan Kun Mae in Siam Square.
Wow... what an excellent read.
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Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3767 posts, RR: 26
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 22283 times:
And I thought I took too many photos!
To be honest I gave up after a while, do I need to see a picture of the lifejacket container or the flushing button in the bathroom? The again everyone has different styles of writing so
TG at least look like they have a decent hard product, the seats look good even if the fabric is hideous. IMO This design will date rather quickly. The food appeared to be excellent and certanly well presented.
And when I am in need of career advice I'll be sure to look in the direction of Thai military service. It either pays really well or they have a rather good travel policy as you post pretty regular F trips
"My first job was selling doors, door to door, that's a tough job innit" - Bill Bailey
BigMac From Suriname, joined Nov 2003, 323 posts, RR: 9
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 22186 times:
Great trip report! I've never seen such a DETAILED picture trip report in my life. I thought I was going to get carpel tunnel syndrome from all that scrolling through the pictures (just kidding, I enjoyed every bit of it). Well I really got to see Thai's International Royal First Class up close and REALLY personal. Keep up the good work! BTW, I wonder what the flight attendants were thinking.
N178UA From United Arab Emirates, joined Jan 2001, 1744 posts, RR: 64
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 22107 times:
Everything on your trip report is Fantastic! I took the same flight TG981 on 16 Jan 06 with only myself being onboard the new First Class. (usually MEL F/C load is light and I was using an award ticket)
You did almost everything congraulations, except do you have any picture of TG cute flight attendants to share?
Christao17 From Thailand, joined Apr 2005, 969 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 21736 times:
Really nice report - very detailed. In fact, really incredibly detailed. Looks like TG's product continues to be of a very high quality and the presentation of the food has the usual Thai flair. Folded banana leaf cone for the rice is very clever.
The seats for First and Royal Orchid products look kind of similar in the photos, with the exception of more space for First. Everything is a pod these days, isn't it?
Well, hopefully I'll be down MEL way one of these days soon and can try the A340-600 out for myself.
Fuffla From Australia, joined Feb 2004, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 17406 times:
I was lucky enough to be on the first flight out of Sydney with the new First class seats last year and I was speechless. The service was fantastic as usual, but the new seats just made it all the more worthwhile. I have no hesitation in flying them again in F.
Thank you for bring back so many wonderful memories of that flight