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TG's A380 To Operate BKK-HKG/SIN From Oct 6

Wed Aug 29, 2012 2:51 pm

According to Business Traveller, Thai will take delivery of its first A380 on September 27.

Initially it will be rostered for regional flights linking BKK with HKG and SIN. These get under way on October 6.

FRA will be the first European destination for Thai's A380 when the second aircraft is delivered. This A380 service will commence around mid-December. Services from BKK to CDG (Thai's second European city) and NRT will follow in February 2013.

I wonder when Thai's A380 will arrive in LHR ?


http://www.businesstraveller.com/new...a380-delivery-set-for-september-27
 
karan69
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RE: TG's A380 To Operate BKK-HKG/SIN From Oct 6

Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:02 pm

Any idea what is Thai's configuration and layout of Y

Karan
 
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RE: TG's A380 To Operate BKK-HKG/SIN From Oct 6

Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:11 pm

Quoting karan69 (Reply 1):
Any idea what is Thai's configuration and layout of Y

A380 seating layout here:


http://www.seatplans.com/airlines/Thai-Airways/seatplans/A380-4/
 
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RE: TG's A380 To Operate BKK-HKG/SIN From Oct 6

Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:14 pm

IIRC, TG will be the first operator that puts all 3 classes in the upper deck. I'm booked on their FRA-BKK flight in March ... cant wait =D
 
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RE: TG's A380 To Operate BKK-HKG/SIN From Oct 6

Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:20 pm

Thanks for the link

I like the fact that the upper deck has around 64 Y seats

Karan
 
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RE: TG's A380 To Operate BKK-HKG/SIN From Oct 6

Wed Aug 29, 2012 3:20 pm

I'm booked on one BKK-HKG in November.

Interesting CDG will get TG 380 service before LHR, that said,the latter has a twice daily service already.
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RE: TG's A380 To Operate BKK-HKG/SIN From Oct 6

Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:01 pm

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 5):
LHR, that said,the latter has a twice daily service already

I was a bit surprised/disappointed that LHR isn't higher up their list of priorities. However TG fly the A340-600 x2 to LHR which gives about 530 seats per day - one A380 will give 507. So theoretically TG could send one 380 a day and lease out a landing slot to another airline without losing much capacity. However the A380 has a similar number of premium seats[F and J] as one 340-600, so going down to a single rotation on a 380 would reduce premium capacity by 50% which wouldn't necessarily be a good thing for TG.
 
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RE: TG's A380 To Operate BKK-HKG/SIN From Oct 6

Wed Aug 29, 2012 4:11 pm

I also thaught their A380 would be sent to LHR as their second destination. I guess the current two daily flights are much more attractive compared to a single daily flight, especially for business people.

Cheers,

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RE: TG's A380 To Operate BKK-HKG/SIN From Oct 6

Thu Aug 30, 2012 8:41 am

Doesn't TG have only six A380s on order?
If they do all three Euro major airports, that would max out fleet without any aircraft to spare. That's assuming they are used all for the daily westbound red-eye flights. I suppose BKK-NRT would be a day-time roundtrip between these flights.
 
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RE: TG's A380 To Operate BKK-HKG/SIN From Oct 6

Thu Aug 30, 2012 12:02 pm

Does anyone know which BKK-HKG-BKK rotations are being used as I am planning a trip to HKG during 3rd week of October

Thanks
 
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RE: TG's A380 To Operate BKK-HKG/SIN From Oct 6

Thu Aug 30, 2012 1:49 pm

Quoting MAN2SIN2BKK (Reply 9):
Does anyone know which BKK-HKG-BKK rotations are being used as I am planning a trip to HKG during 3rd week of October

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RE: TG's A380 To Operate BKK-HKG/SIN From Oct 6

Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:20 pm

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 3):
IIRC, TG will be the first operator that puts all 3 classes in the upper deck.

They are the first with F/J/Y on the upper deck, but not the first with 3 classes upstairs. AF has J/W/Y on the upper deck, and QF is gradually refitting their planes with J/W/Y.
 
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RE: TG's A380 To Operate BKK-HKG/SIN From Oct 6

Thu Aug 30, 2012 2:52 pm

Does anybody know why Row 59 on the lower deck is 3+3+3 rather than 3+4+3 like most of the other rows?
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