4 January 2008
This is the report on my return leg from LAX
. Part 1 can be found at Biz Class:CGK To LAX W TG LA Express Part 1 (by ThaiA345 Jan 31 2008 in Trip Reports)
Los Angeles (LAX
) – Bangkok (BKK
Airline: Thai Airways TG795
1st Flight: 7 February 2005
Flight time: 17 hr 50 mins
Class: Royal Silk (Business)
Cruise: 38000 feet
Another new year, another holiday gone! Somehow time seems to fly past when you are on holidays! To make matters worse, I spent the last 3 days down with a very bad bout of the flu! I was mainly holed up in my room at the Wynn Resort. At least I made full use of my stay in Vegas before I fell sick. We left the hotel at around 1pm, which would get me into Los Angeles around 4 which meant I could still spend some time at one of the malls to relax.
On the freeway driving back to LA
But how wrong I was! Due to the really bad weather all the way to LA
, it took me around 5 hours. By the time I arrived at LAX
it was already 6.30pm, so there goes my plan! I dropped off my family along with our bags while I went to the rental car return.
Check in also took an extremely long time at LAX
and we only had an hour left before departure by the time we finished all formalities. I managed to squeeze a couple of minutes at the new Star Alliance lounge before we went to the gate.
New Star Alliance Lounge
’s first A345 is taking me to Bangkok today,
once I settled in my seats, I noticed the weather getting from bad to worse, it think this could mean a delay again (all my flights from LAX
has always been late!).
Weather started to get from bad to worse
5 min after this, my AVOD went dead, all the way back to Bangkok, crew were also unable to reboot my seat
True enough, by the time we took off it was 2240. To make matters worse, my AVOD completely didn’t function so whenever I wanted to catch a something on AVOD, I had to swap seats with the wife.
Watching a movie (after swapping seats with my wife!)
Ahhh, in the morning light
Breakfast before descend into Bangkok
The flight itself was uneventful and at least I managed to sleep most of the way, the crew was extremely apologetic with the malfunctioning AVOD and compensated me with 2 bottles of wine of my choice. It was not too much of a problem as none of the movies on offer actually caught my eye. By the time I woke up, we were already on descent to Bangkok and after that it was a mad rush to catch my connecting flight to Kuala Lumpur.
Aircraft: 6/10 (minus points for AVOD malfunction)
6 January 2008
) – Kuala Lumpur (KUL
Airline: Thai Airways TG415
1st Flight: 24 June 2005
Flight time: 1 hr 50 mins
Class: Royal Silk (Business)
Cruise: 33000 feet
It was a really tiring trip from Los Angeles and by the time we entered this aircraft I was truly as dead as I can be. One thing that surprised me though was that TG
was actually using the A346 on this route.
I guess sometimes when the online schedule says aircraft as EQV its truly like a box of chocolates, you never know what you are going to get.
First class was deliberately left empty as F is never sold on regional routes, J and Y were 100% full though. This was my 2nd time on the A346.
And soon we will be off
Menu and meal
Views on route to Kuala Lumpur
My 1st time was back in September when I flew F to Munich. We had your average regional J crew on board and the AVOD has already been updated with January’s programs. I just slept most of the way into Kuala Lumpur and the flight itself was uneventful.
A rare sight in Kuala Lumpur
6 January 2008
Kuala Lumpur (KUL
) - Jakarta (CGK
Airline: Malaysia Airlines MH723
1st Flight: 21 November 1995
Flight time: 2 hours
Class: Golden Club (Business)
Cruise: 32000 feet
When we picked our bags at Kuala Lumpur, one of my bags failed to make the transfer of aircraft in Bangkok. So I spent almost 1 hour reporting the loss of baggage and also for the Lost and Found to forward my luggage to me in Jakarta (it actually arrived in Jakarta on the very same night, but typical Indonesian inefficiency, they only forwarded the bag to me 2 days later!) Naturally I was in a foul mood as one bag was missing. After check in I just spent the rest of my time at the Golden Club Lounge.
One thing great of MH
crew, once meeting them onboard the aircraft, I managed to cheer up a little and I actually had a very nice and pleasant flight back to Jakarta.
Sorry I didn’t right much as on this last flight, there really wasn’t much to write about or maybe its just my thrill for making a report really dwindle as its back to work the next day. Anyway I hope you guys enjoyed this TR
of mine. My next trip will be to Perth with MH
in J on 6 Feb. Stay tuned!
Thanks again for reading my TR
guys, my next trips will be:
1 Feb 08 – Jakarta to Semarang vv (same day return) with Garuda in Y
5 Feb 08 – Jakarta to Perth with Malaysia Airlines in J
19 Mar 08 – Jakarta to Surabaya and Bali with Garuda in J
6 April 08 – Jakarta to Germany with Thai in F and J
My Previous Trip Reports from Newest to Oldest
Biz Class:CGK To LAX W TG LA Express Part 1 (by ThaiA345 Jan 31 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Business Class: To Semarang & Back! (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 15 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y: Jakarta-Surabaya (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Dec 9 2007 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class Battle: SQ,MH,TG,NH All In 1 Trip (by ThaiA345 Nov 19 2007 in Trip Reports)
Part II, Great China Trip In J & Y(tons Of Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 28 2007 in Trip Reports)
A Great China Trip! In Both J & Y (Lotsa Pics) (by ThaiA345 Oct 24 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Class On TG A346/B744 MUC & FRA (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Sep 18 2007 in Trip Reports)
Down Under To Perth, TG & MH In J (by ThaiA345 Sep 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
B737-900ER! T.R, 1st Time Seen On A.Net! (by ThaiA345 Jul 10 2007 in Trip Reports)
Semarang-A Small Town In Java With GA In Y (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
Bali: A Trip To Paradise With GA In J (by ThaiA345 Jun 14 2007 in Trip Reports)
Mystical Morocco & Romantic Paris! TG,MH,AF (by ThaiA345 May 30 2007 in Trip Reports)
The Great China Trip With MH In J (by ThaiA345 May 1 2007 in Trip Reports)
Viva La Spain! TG In F/J, JK In Y, And MH In J (by ThaiA345 Apr 3 2007 in Trip Reports)
Another Inter-Indonesia Run By GA In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2007 in Trip Reports)
Garuda In Y & C: CGK-SUBvv (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
MH/TG/OZ/AA In C: KL,Seoul,LA & Cabo! (by ThaiA345 Feb 26 2007 in Trip Reports)
1st Report! TG/MH/KL/EK Round The World In J (by ThaiA345 Jan 28 2007 in Trip Reports)