initious
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Thai's A330-300, How To Know New/old Config?

Sun May 02, 2010 4:58 pm

Hello everyone, I'm travelling with TG in J class this coming June so I'd like to find out if I can find out if my A330-300 flight is in the old or new config? I heard the ones in the old config has PTVs in J too, but non-AVOD? I want to see if it will be worth it to change my return flight from A346 to A333. Thanks in advance!
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RE: Thai's A330-300, How To Know New/old Config?

Wed May 05, 2010 11:41 am

AFAIK Thai is using the code "333" on the older A330's and "330" on the newer ones- so check out the timetable! But beware, TG is famous for changeing their a/c last-minute.

Btw. I flew the A346 and I would take it any time again (over any A330).
 
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RE: Thai's A330-300, How To Know New/old Config?

Thu May 06, 2010 11:21 am

I just checked flights between SIN and BKK on June 5th.

The early morning dep. are scheduled in the system as "A330-300" (so expect old interios); but the last service of the day is operated by an "A330" (so you can expect new interior). But as I said before, TG is famous for swapping a/c!
 
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RE: Thai's A330-300, How To Know New/old Config?

Thu May 06, 2010 11:26 am

Quoting debonair (Reply 2):
I just checked flights between SIN and BKK on June 5th.

The early morning dep. are scheduled in the system as "A330-300" (so expect old interios); but the last service of the day is operated by an "A330" (so you can expect new interior). But as I said before, TG is famous for swapping a/c!

Alright, I just checked my booking. It seems that I'll be on the old interior aircraft, boo! Fortunately it's just a 2h flight from SIN-BKK so non-AVOD is fine. However the flight from PVG-BKK on 25th June also shows an A330-300, I guess it'll be the old interiors too.

Btw, you were pretty accurate. I'm taking the morning flight to BKK (TG402). Hehe.
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RE: Thai's A330-300, How To Know New/old Config?

Thu May 06, 2010 12:01 pm

Yeap, thats true... But PVG will be served on 25th of june in the evening with an A346! Worth changeing?


Departure: 07:40 Singapore, Singapore - Changi, terminal 1
Arrival: 09:00 Bangkok, Thailand - Suvarnabhumi International
Airline: Thai Airways Intl TG402 e Aircraft: Airbus Industrie A330-300

opposite to

Departure: 20:50 Singapore, Singapore - Changi, terminal 1
Arrival: 22:10 Bangkok, Thailand - Suvarnabhumi International
Airline: Thai Airways Intl TG410 e Aircraft: Airbus Industrie A330

depending on the date!
 
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RE: Thai's A330-300, How To Know New/old Config?

Thu May 06, 2010 2:40 pm

Quoting debonair (Reply 4):
Yeap, thats true... But PVG will be served on 25th of june in the evening with an A346! Worth changeing?

Yeah, I was wondering if it's worth changing. My flight now is as follows

12 June 2010
SIN-BKK TG402 A330-300
BKK-PVG TG664 A340-600

25 June 2010
PVG-BKK TG665 A340-600

26 June 2010
BKK-SIN TG403 B777-200ER

I have an 11 hour layover between TG665 and TG403, so I was wondering if I should change to a later flight operated by the A330 from PVG-BKK with just 2 or 3 hours of transfer in BKK. You know, I do not want to stay in BKK for too long because of the ongoing riots and in case the airport gets seized again... 
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RE: Thai's A330-300, How To Know New/old Config?

Thu May 06, 2010 8:17 pm

Quoting Initious (Reply 5):
I have an 11 hour layover between TG665 and TG403, so I was wondering if I should change to a later flight operated by the A330 from PVG-BKK with just 2 or 3 hours of transfer in BKK.

...good idea! The lounges are often very crowded; not nice to stay!
 
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RE: Thai's A330-300, How To Know New/old Config?

Fri May 07, 2010 6:34 am

Quoting debonair (Reply 6):

...good idea! The lounges are often very crowded; not nice to stay!

However a flight change costs 50 USD while a hotel costs 50 SGD.. Probably I could make do with a hotel? 
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