I love me some Bangkok Air. I flew BKK-USM r/t to the Full Moon Party last year and BKK-USM then USM-SIN this year. Their 717's are great, and the ATR-72 wasn't too bad either. They had a hot meal on 3 out of the 4 flights I took with them. Only thing is Thailand loves to collect some random fees at the airport before you can depart. It was 500 bhat (US $13) to leave the country and USM also tacked on 400 bhat for an airport improvement fee.
I wonder where they plan to fly the A320's? How many 717's do they have now? I think they only had like 4 when I flew them in Feb.
Sometimes we don't realize the good times when we're in them