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United787
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Safety Of Airlines In Thailand

Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:14 am

I will be travelling to Thailand in a couple of weeks and was wondering if anyone has any opinions or experience on the safety of some of the new startups? Any I should avoid?

Nok Air
One-Two-Go
Thai Air Asia
Bangkok Airways
Phuket Air

Also, does anyone know if any other airline besides Vietnam Airlines, flies direct from HAN to SGN?
 
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RE: Safety Of Airlines In Thailand

Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:31 am

Nok Air -
Same as TG in safety, old 734 with parrot poop all over them.

One-Two-Go

Hmm I just love the story about someone who snuck into the
airport to vandalize the cockpit and smash the avionics of their 747 undetected.
I wonder who did it??? hmmm.....

Thai Air Asia -

A/C may not work inflight, so be prepared to have Bhat handy for water.

Bangkok Airways -

Good enough, very reputable maintenance, and flying.

Phuket Air -

Forget it, Id rather fly into Long Tieng with a C-123 than land
on a muddy road with the NAMC
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RE: Safety Of Airlines In Thailand

Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:42 am

Quoting United787 (Thread starter):
Nok Air

Safe - Part of TG and using the ex TG 734's  Smile

Quoting United787 (Thread starter):
One-Two-Go

Mixed opinion - I would fly them purely as they fly 747 Classics, but I would rather choose other airlines ova One-Two-Go

Quoting United787 (Thread starter):
Thai Air Asia

Safe - I would fly them again, same as Air Asia

Quoting United787 (Thread starter):
Bangkok Airways

Safe by far - Using modern ATR-72's, 717's and A320's. I've flown them many times, never had any problems in the past!


Quoting United787 (Thread starter):
Phuket Air

Not Safe - Phuket Air have had many issues with safety, aircraft were banned from the UK and Holland, a/c impounded in LGW and ICN! I think they are giving up!

Also PB air is also safe, flying ERJ-145's and a single 763!

I would think TG is the safest airline, then PG!

Rob!  wave 
 
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RE: Safety Of Airlines In Thailand

Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:49 am

Quoting B742 (Reply 2):
I would think TG is the safest airline, then PG!

I think PG is better than TG, the planes feel a bit cleaner and colorful hehe and I feel a bit safer especially with an airline that lands in its backyard sometimes, Sukhothai, Trat, and Koh Samui.

But PG does have some really poor HR issues, such as trying to find a Native Japanese F/A crew under 25 years old with residency in BKK, hardly I know any young Japanese ladies who want to live in Bangkok full-time.
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RE: Safety Of Airlines In Thailand

Mon Nov 28, 2005 7:53 am

Quoting United787 (Thread starter):
Phuket Air

I flew with these guys from BKK to HKT on 24th December 2004 and HKT to BKK in 5th January 2005 and they seemed perfectly fine with me.

Then again, this has been my one and only experience with Phuket Air.

RossBaku  Silly
 
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RE: Safety Of Airlines In Thailand

Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:02 am

Quoting Rossbaku (Reply 4):
I flew with these guys from BKK to HKT on 24th December 2004 and HKT to BKK in 5th January 2005 and they seemed perfectly fine with me.

Were you there for the Tsunami?
 
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RE: Safety Of Airlines In Thailand

Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:13 am

Quoting Rossbaku (Reply 4):

ouch! hope you liked surfing  flamed 

Either way, as mentioned above, Phuket doesn't know the differance between thetailand the cockpit! If I wasn in NO when Katrina struck, and I had the choice of either staying in the superdome or on Phuket Air, I'd ride out the storm. Much safer.  Wink
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RE: Safety Of Airlines In Thailand

Mon Nov 28, 2005 8:35 am

Quoting United787 (Reply 5):
Were you there for the Tsunami?

Yes. I was 5 miles from the tsunami. Before I turn this into a rant about my experience, I'll quickly take this oppertunity to post some photos which were taken a few days after the devestation in HKT:






 
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RE: Safety Of Airlines In Thailand

Mon Nov 28, 2005 11:15 am

Phuket Air at this moment only has scheduled services from Bangkok to Ranong and to Yangon, if I'm correct.

I flew Thai Air Asia a couple of weeks ago. The flight itself was fine, but the organisation wasn't very good. No assigned seating nor sequence boarding, and no information about a huge delay for the flight back.