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Superfly Returns To Thailand;TG Royal 1st. 747-300

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Two weeks ago, I finally had a chance to fly on the last remaining Thai Airways International 747-300s in first class. I didn’t plan on doing this initially but due to a cancelled flight out of Bangkok, this was my only option. More about that latter in the report.



Departing San Francisco
United Airlines 747-400

My flight to Thailand was on United Airlines 747-400 business class, through Tokyo.

Crazy & bizarre people always seem to follow me. When I got to my seat in San Francisco, the guy next to me smelled like a distillery. He was connecting from New York. He was an older Japanese man that had plenty of stories to tell. I knew I’d be in for an interesting flight. He claimed to be good friends with North Korean leader Kim Jong IL.
I wanted to hear more about his associations with Mr. Kim Jong IL but whenever I’d ask in-depth questions, he’d say that he was sworn to secrecy not to talk too much about it.
I have a feeling it was the whiskey talking. He ended up passing out shortly after takeoff. Didn’t even have meal service in flight or anything. I wanted to hear more of his stories.
The service was fantastic on both legs of the United trip to Bangkok.






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Baiyoke Sky Hotel

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Buffet

This time around, I treated myself to a couple of nights at the Baiyoke Sky Hotel. It’s the world’s tallest hotel. I don’t care what those people in Dubai say, the Baiyoke is the tallest because every floor is occupied and doesn’t have fake height like the tower in Dubai.
This is a four star hotel. The rooms are pretty good and of course, the views are amazing. My room was on the 67th floor.
There breakfast buffet is world class.


The rest of my stay in Bangkok was in the Nana district. I can’t believe I missed that part of town last time I was in Bangkok. I swore that I would never return to the Khaosan with all of the dirty backpackers that shower once a week.   

Getting there was an experience. Every traveler has had that one crazy taxi driver. This was my turn I guess. I gave the cab driver the address to the hotel I was staying at and we agreed at 200 THB for the ride. Well he purposely took the long way and pretended to be lost. It ended up taking us almost an hour to get to my hotel and it should have only been a 15-minute ride.
Once we arrived to the Nana, he demanded 700 THB. I knew the guy was BSing me so I gave him the 200 THB that we agreed but he kept demanding an extra 500 THB.
So we’re standing there arguing and he started shouting; “Your trying to f—k me!”
“You f—k me, I f—k you!”
So he started taking his clothes off right there on the sidewalk next to his taxi. So I started to run away from the guy. HE CHASED ME 3 BLOCKS TOTALLY NAKED!!!!! He was shouting “You f—k me, I f—k you!”  Wow!
This little old man was fast. I couldn’t out run him. This was quite a spectacle.
So I caved in and gave the crazy naked man an extra 500THB. So I lost the equivalent of $15 US. Big deal.
The ladies at the front desk saw the whole thing unfold and I can tell they were having a hard time holding in there laughs as I was checking in.





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Models at mall


Of course I did the usual single guy stuff; meeting girls, message parlors, soapies, ect.

I made it out to that mall with all of those electronics. No bargains on cameras but did buy a camera case.


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I also stopped by the Pink Pussy.

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Sunset in Pattaya.


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I got out to Pattaya this time around. When I was there, I rented a motorcycle and rode out to the countryside to see Thailand on my own. It’s nice to get away from all the tourist. On occasion, I had to share the road with elephants. When I was in Pattaya, I went to Pattaya Park and went to the top of that large tower. That was really fun being suspended from a cable and riding that down 52 stories.
That was once of the many highlights of Pattaya.


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I had to share the road with these guys.



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Plenty of good food vendors on any given street.


Cable jump


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Christao17, me and Lufthansa747

Then it was back to Bangkok.
This time I met up with Airliners.net members Lufthansa747 and ChrisTao17.
It was brief but I was glad to meet some members that have moved there at this site. Me and Lufthansa did some spotting at Suvarnabhumi also.
The high lights was Lao Airlines AN-24 copy, Aeroflot IL-96 and Druk Air Bae146.
My flight out of Bangkok was cancelled so I had to buy a ticket out to Hong Kong to catch my connecting flight.
I wanted to fly Thai Airways International but the only two seats that were left were in first class. The very first class that I started a thread about last month in the Civil Aviation threads.



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Elephant hanging out at Nana



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Larry & Lari

Lufthansa747 ended up joining me on the flight to Hong Kong. From the time was got out of the taxi at Suvarnabhumi, we were treated like Kings.
Check in went swiftly and then we were chauffeured away in the Thai Airways golf cart to the Royal First Class Lounge. There we had champagne, omelets, bacon and a few other treats I can’t think of right now. The went on for a little over an hour prior to our boarding announcement. Then we were chauffeured across the airport to the gate. Then we boarded on to the beautiful 747-300!.


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Breakfast

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Walking in to that classy first class seating area with the velour velvet seats was like seeing the Taj Mahal for the first time! Yes, it’s old but I like it like that!
The service was out of this world!
The best in-flight service ever!
Thai Airways staff was very professional and very helpful.
Me and Lufthansa747 had finished off two bottles of Dom Perignon and several rounds of Johnny Walker Blue Label.
The breakfast service was mushroom & tomato omelet with bangers. I thought it was neat how the butter had the Thai Airways logo stamped in to it. I didn’t even want to spread it on my muffins. The presentation was so nice.


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The guy in the background looked like a taller, angrier BMIFlyer.  


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Cart ride


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I loved those old style first class seats with velour seating surface. What a shame they are getting rid of them.
Too bad, it was only a two-hour flight.

I ended up missing my connecting flight which wasn’t a bad thing after all. Lufthansa747 knows the streets of Hong Kong blindfolded so we ended up going in to down town and did some sightseeing. It was my first time in Hong Kong.
I was amazing by the architecture in Hong Kong. Skyscrapers on top of hilltops!
Hong Kong is not a place for those who are afraid of heights.





Blue label

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Dom perigion




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I arrive in Hong Kong

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I will add more photos later on when I have more time.

[Edited 2007-03-19 19:07:48]
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Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:24 am

Excellent report, and cool pics too Larry Big grin

I love Thailand, the climate, the sights, the people, all good. There always seems to be something to do eh  Smile

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
Sunset in Pattaya.

Ah, so u finally got there, how did you rate it?




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Tue Mar 20, 2007 4:48 am

Quoting BMIFlyer (Reply 1):
Ah, so u finally got there, how did you rate it?

Well umm, can I say it without breaking any forum rules?
I LOVED the place! Big grin
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Tue Mar 20, 2007 8:14 pm

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
Blue label

The only thing in your report worth reading Larry.  wink  wink 

Excellent report my friend. Great photos also.
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Wed Mar 21, 2007 2:50 pm

Great report - sounds like you had a great time in Thailand. The initial cab story is really corny though!
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Wed Mar 21, 2007 9:51 pm

Superfly your posts always amaze me, nice trip report.....
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Wed Mar 21, 2007 10:38 pm

Nice report and good pictures.. Those old First seats looks really nice, albeit not up to today's standards  Smile
Looks like you had fun in Thailand... I think it is one og the best countries to be on vacation in Big grin
The Taxi story, I found rather scary. Had a TUK TUK driver chase me i HKT, but lucky was saved by hotel security Big grin

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Thu Mar 22, 2007 5:38 am

Quoting Nimish (Reply 4):
The initial cab story is really corny though!



Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 6):
The Taxi story, I found rather scary. Had a TUK TUK driver chase me i HKT, but lucky was saved by hotel security

I was never really scared, just wanted to get away from the crazy guy. I am laughing about it now. Big grin

Quoting Omoo (Reply 5):
Superfly your posts always amaze me, nice trip report.....

Craziness seems to follow me. I don't know why that is.
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Thu Mar 22, 2007 10:10 am

Great report Larry!

Didn't know you were off to Thailand again!

Just one small thing... The Baiyoke Sky Hotel is the tallest hotel in South-East Asia. The tallest hotel (excluding the fake-height of the hotel in Dubai) is the Grand Hyatt Shanghai in China. I stayed in a room over there on the 84th floor.

What was the purpose of your trip? Long time no talk!

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Thu Mar 22, 2007 8:30 pm

A very entertaining read! Getting chased by a naked taxi driver - would have to be Bangkok, that sort of thing would never happen in KL or Sinkers!

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
Of course I did the usual single guy stuff; meeting girls, message parlors, soapies, ect.

Good to see that you aren't letting your standards drop as you get older SF  Smile
And I'm sure the last pic has a story to go with it but probably not to be shared on an all-ages aviation forum.

Bangkok is sure an "interesting" place - rats in the gutters the szie of cats - but it is a fun city. Glad you enjoyed it - watch any table tennis? Well ping pong balls anyway.  Wink

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Fri Mar 23, 2007 5:32 am

I was waiting for this one, and had to go to the local 7-Eleven to buy a bottle of something decent to get into the right mood to read it. Big grin

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
Larry & Lari

Ahh, so it was at the Internet cafe... No wonder we couldn't figure out where that pic was taken.  Wink Plenty of high quality drinks were had by both that evening for sure... Big grin That bottle of SangSom was emptied faster than ever IIRC.

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
Lufthansa747 knows the streets of Hong Kong blindfolded so we ended up going in to down town and did some sightseeing.

Well I know HK but remember that train ride back? I had to pop another San Miguel - leaving HK Station at 5.40pm for a 6.05pm departure was a bit too close for me... I don't know how we wasted all afternoon, but I'm thankful they have those golf carts at HKG. Without a cart and HKD 50, I'd have missed that Srilankan A330 back home.  Wow! And I got the TG F experience all again... Haha.

As for that TG 747-300, I don't have an idea how we ever got on. I put us on waitlist at 2am that Sunday morning, straight on waitlist. It confirmed at 10am.

As fars as I'm concerned, F service was horrible. Nowhere near SQ, and pre plated drinks and no answer to call buttons was the worst.
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 9:05 pm

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 10):
As fars as I'm concerned, F service was horrible. Nowhere near SQ, and pre plated drinks and no answer to call buttons was the worst.

Considering I had finished a bottle of whisky by the time I posted that reply... let me rephrase that.

Of course it wasn't horrible, but some points:

- Pre-departure drinks on a tray - others serve individually in F, not just a pre-poured selection
- Juices/water similarly on pre-poured on a tray
- Meal served on a tray in F, even GF had a proper table setup on BKK-HKG
- My fish entree was completely inedible, the fish was hard as rock
- I tried to use the call button 4 times, nobody replied ever

The seats and drink selection was the only difference to C as far as I'm concerned.

Ground service in BKK was top notch, beats SQ and CX hands down.

Seems tomorrow is the last 743 to HKG, but it appears in PEK schedules until April 30.
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Fri Mar 23, 2007 10:49 pm

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
So he started taking his clothes off right there on the sidewalk next to his taxi. So I started to run away from the guy. HE CHASED ME 3 BLOCKS TOTALLY NAKED!!!!! He was shouting "You f---k me, I f---k you!"

 Big grin I'd give you the $15 you lost back in a heartbeat had I have the chance to see that.
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Sat Mar 24, 2007 12:59 pm

I'm famous! I'm famous! Yeah!!!

Larry, nice report as always. I'll miss the TG 747-300s when they are gone. Hope you'll make it back to Thailand soon and I'll get you those details you asked for as soon as I'm back in town.
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Mon Mar 26, 2007 6:06 am

Saw a Thai 743 looking a little lonely sitting near some One-Two-GO 747's yesterday as we were taxiing to our gate. Larry I have to agree Thailand is a very interesting place...

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
Once we arrived to the Nana, he demanded 700 THB. I knew the guy was BSing me so I gave him the 200 THB that we agreed but he kept demanding an extra 500 THB.
So we’re standing there arguing and he started shouting; “Your trying to f—k me!”

Sounds like a westerner surcharge to me..
 
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Tue Mar 27, 2007 2:09 am

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 8):
What was the purpose of your trip?

Come on, you need to ask?  Wink

LOL!  Silly

Let's meet up when you get back to San Francisco.
Thanks for the hotel update.

Quoting PerthGloryFan (Reply 9):
A very entertaining read! Getting chased by a naked taxi driver - would have to be Bangkok, that sort of thing would never happen in KL or Sinkers!

Well that is part of the craziness of Bangkok. Overall, I still love that city.

Perhaps I could have out ran him if I wasn't carrying my suitcase and wearing sandals.

Quoting PerthGloryFan (Reply 9):
And I'm sure the last pic has a story to go with it but probably not to be shared on an all-ages aviation forum.

Oh yes!  yes 
Most of my pictures are of that nature and can't post those at this site.
Wait a minute, this IS a pay site now, right? ;



Lufthansa747:
Sounds like you didn't have a good time on the Thai Airways flight. You were really drunk however.
Let's meet up again when I return to Bangkok.

Quoting NoUFO (Reply 12):
I'd give you the $15 you lost back in a heartbeat had I have the chance to see that.

Hmmmm, if we meet in Bangkok, I just my find a caustic cab driver and see if it can happen again. Big grin



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Yes you are a star!  bigthumbsup 
Thanks again for the info.

Quoting AirCop (Reply 14):
Sounds like a westerner surcharge to me..

 rotfl 
I didn't see any Australian guys getting chased by naked cab drivers.
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Tue Mar 27, 2007 11:37 pm

Quoting Superfly (Reply 15):
Sounds like you didn't have a good time on the Thai Airways flight. You were really drunk however.
Let's meet up again when I return to Bangkok.

I did enjoy the flight very much, just didn't match my expectations for F. It was more like average C in my opinion. Please bear in mind I have no idea about writing thet first reply... haha Big grin

Thankfully, you didn't see me drunk this time. Big grin Our drinking night in Soi 4 - my wife was telling me how happy she was when I came back not drunk... Big grin

Sure, let's meet up next time.

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Fri Mar 30, 2007 3:07 am

Quoting Lufthansa747 (Reply 16):
Thankfully, you didn't see me drunk this time.

Geez, it gets worse?!?!  boggled 

I have 10 vacation days left, I may have use them for Thaland again. So you next time I get there.
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Wed Apr 11, 2007 11:45 pm

Supafly....is this the local catch ? if so....i am going to Thailand as soon as i can save up some $$$$$$

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Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:09 am

Quoting Omoo (Reply 18):
Supafly....is this the local catch ? if so....i am going to Thailand as soon as i can save up some $$$$$$

Yes but they're all being faithful to me and waiting for my return! Big grin
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I've made lots of friends there and keep in touch. I love the place and hope you had as much fun as I did.
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 3:53 am

Great report & superb photo's, thanks Larry  Smile

Quoting Superfly (Thread starter):
Sunset in Pattaya.

- Love that pic!

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Thu Apr 12, 2007 4:05 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 19):
What airline choices do you have to Thailand from Tanzania?

I dont live in Tanzania, but if i was coming from Tanzania i will have South African, Qatar, Kenya Airways and Emirates to name the easiest few.
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 5:17 am

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 20):
Sunset in Pattaya.

- Love that pic!

Me too. That was one of the few 'safe for work' photos I brought in to show co-workers. Everyone in the office wanted to see pictures from my trip. I of course had to make a separate CD for that.  Wink

That moment was almost surreal. I rode the motorcycle I rented out to the outskirts of town and found a nice restaurant on the beach. I was the only Westerner there. I had some of the best food ever and finally got a chance to see a live band play ethnic Thai music. This is where a lot of the locals go eat, drink and dance after a hard days work.
I'll post more images of this place later on.

Quoting Omoo (Reply 21):
I dont live in Tanzania, but if i was coming from Tanzania i will have South African, Qatar, Kenya Airways and Emirates to name the easiest few.

I did see a Kenyan Airways in BKK.
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Thu Apr 12, 2007 9:50 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 22):
Where are you located now?

good ol ATL........i was in Tanzania last week for a quick visit......here is my Trip Report....

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Fri Apr 13, 2007 6:53 am

Quoting Omoo (Reply 23):
good ol ATL

Will you try to make the Airliners.net meet in Atlanta?
There are some cool members in your town that I have meet at meets in as Vegas and New York.
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:28 am

Quoting Superfly (Reply 24):
Will you try to make the Airliners.net meet in Atlanta?
There are some cool members in your town that I have meet at meets in as Vegas and New York.

Sure.....i am not sure when the next meet is, i will try to make it.
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Fri Apr 13, 2007 11:48 pm

Omoo:
Here you go.
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Sun May 27, 2007 10:58 am

Here is a photo of the Lao Aviation Xian Y-7 (AN-24).
I was supposed to visit Laos on this trip but changes in plans prohibited me from doing so. One of the highlights of spotting at BKK was seeing this aircraft fly in.


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Sun May 27, 2007 11:28 am

Hey Superfly,

Thanks for the great trip report! I read with interest as I was also recently in BKK and loved every minute of it. Lots of different types of fun  Wink

One piece of advice I got from a friend (and followed) - don't take the taxis from the airport. Instead book a limo before you get out - you can do this at the yellow AOT desks. They quoted me 1000 THB to go to Saladaeng but I had advice and told them "how come I only paid 850 last time?". "Oh yes, 850 is for the 4x4". So I ended up with an Isuzu SUV and a very polite and competent driver - no hassles at all. Not dirt cheap but I got what I paid for - I think it would be cheaper to your hotel as it isn't quite as far.

However in the next four days I must have taken about 20 taxis all around Bangkok and never had a problem with them trying to charge me more than what the meter showed. Even at 2:30 in the morning and too drunk to walk, and with company (but he wasn't he paid-for type  Smile). Far more honest than the drivers in Hong Kong and Macau!

I would have loved to take the classic Thai 743 but the times out of HKG didn't work out. I ended up on CX A333 and 744 instead. Also in theory it was nice to think my bag would be checked for BKK-HKG-LHR-MAN, except they lost it for two days. I thought about Orient Thai but decided it wasn't worth the risk of a short trip being screwed up by one of their delays.

Bangkok was amazing, but the next trip will more follow the lines of what you did and getting out to the countryside - I can't wait  Smile
 
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Mon May 28, 2007 5:08 pm

Quoting CPDC10-30 (Reply 28):
I must have taken about 20 taxis all around Bangkok and never had a problem with them trying to charge me more than what the meter showed.
Same here. This was just once exceptionally crazy and drugged up cab driver. I like riding in the Tuk Tuks and the motorcycle taxis were the most fun.  yes 
Here is a picture of me riding on the back of a motorcycle taxi speeding off a freeway a 80 KPH zipping between cars, food vendors, back alleys and through markets.
I weighed more than twice the driver and he had to warn me ahead of time before taking a turn so we wouldn't tip.

Notice me in the rear-view mirror hanging on taking the photo.



The most pleasant way to get around Bangkok is the river taxi of course.


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Sat Aug 11, 2007 6:46 pm

5 months after my trip, women in my office still ask me; "what did you in Thailand Superfly?"
I tell them; "The same thing you did in Jamaica".  rotfl 
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Sat Aug 11, 2007 9:30 pm

And do they look at you quizzically in a wtf sort of way?

Or do they blush and lturn away in embarassment? Big grin


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Sun Aug 12, 2007 12:44 pm

Great photos....excellent trip report.....always enjoy telling Larry stories...but you getting chased by the naked Thai cabbie is a topper!!!!

Dude...that's hilarious....
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Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:08 am

Quoting PerthGloryFan (Reply 31):
And do they look at you quizzically in a wtf sort of way?

Or do they blush and lturn away in embarassment?

It depends on who ask. I have a wholesome rated G version of my trip and then of course I have the what really happened version.
To answer your question, it's the blush and turn away in embarassment reaction from female co-workers that I know are naughty.  Wink

Quoting DL021 (Reply 32):
you getting chased by the naked Thai cabbie is a topper!!!!

Dude...that's hilarious....

I meant to tell you all about in Las Vegas last March. I didn't get around to it. I was shocked at the time of but damn it's hillarious now.
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Wed Sep 05, 2007 2:50 am

Quoting Aeroflot777 (Reply 8):
Just one small thing... The Baiyoke Sky Hotel is the tallest hotel in South-East Asia. The tallest hotel (excluding the fake-height of the hotel in Dubai) is the Grand Hyatt Shanghai in China. I stayed in a room over there on the 84th floor.

Come to think of it, I am still right about the Baiyoke Sky Hotel still being the world's tallest hotel.
The Grand Hyatt in the Jin Mao Tower is only hotel from the 53rd - 87th floor.
2/3rds. of the building is business and residential.
The Baiyoke Sky Hotel is all hotel so the Baiyoke still holds that crown,
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Wed Sep 05, 2007 4:45 pm

It would seem that this report has been up for awhile and I've missed it, great stuff! For someone being chased by a naked cab driver in another country, it seems you kept your cool, well played. The 743 is one of my favorite birds, I'm quite jealous that you not only caught a ride on this increasingly rare bird, but got into first class with a great airline to boot. Nice!
 
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Thu Nov 01, 2007 12:51 pm

Really great TR.

Enjoyed to read it.

The pics are really great.

Thank you for sharing.

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Quoting PerthGloryFan (Reply 9):
And I'm sure the last pic has a story to go with it but probably not to be shared on an all-ages aviation forum.

I forgot to mention that I am a proponent of higher learning and I prefer the educated intellectual types.  Wink

Quoting Gunsontheroof (Reply 35):
I'm quite jealous that you not only caught a ride on this increasingly rare bird, but got into first class with a great airline to boot. Nice!

I am glad that I had the extra ca$h at the time to afford such a trip. The cancelled flight out of BKK gave me the excuse I needed to go ahead and splurge on such a trip.




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