Reason for trip
As usual, another business trip for me, but as my wife was following this time round, we decided to also spend an extra 2 days in Milan, thus also giving me the chance to try out LH
Italia from BCN
7 July 2009
) – Kuala Lumpur (KUL
Malaysia Airlines MH710
1st Flight: 18 July 1995
Flight Time: 1hr 40min
7 July 2009
Kuala Lumpur (KUL
) – Bangkok (BKK
Thai Airways TG
1st Flight: 12 July 2005
Seat: 11K (Royal Silk / Business Class)
Flight Time: 1hr 50min
Normally I stopped writing on the short hops from CGK
unless something out of the blue turns up, and this time it was an equipment change from the usual B772 to an A346. As usual had lunch with a friend in KL
during the few hours we had here before heading back to the airport and after checking, its just relaxing at the lounge. They did further renovations to the lounge which is mainly a much nicer and better internet and pc area. Did not take any pics as the lounge was filled up to the brim.
As usual, F cabin left empty for the BKK
sector. J and Y full to the brim. I really love the A346, would really like to spend more time flying in them.
Looking into F cabin, sorry didn’t really take any pics of the actual J seats, but they are basically 1st gen lie flats as seen in my other TR
’s on the A345/6
Menu and catering
Meals for this sector looks good. Crew were diligent and efficient, but as usual looked tired, even in J cabin. One thing about these 1st gen BE
Aerospace lie flats is that the seat belts always get caught easily!
Watched an episode of World Café Asia during the meal
The flight itself went pretty smoothly and we touched down 15min ahead of schedule.
7 July 2009
) – Frankfurt (FRA
Thai Airways TG
1st Flight: 22 November 1991
Seat: 1A (Royal First Class)
Flight Time: 11hrs 00min
As usual, spend some down time at the Royal Orchid Spa before parking my tired butt in the Royal First Lounge.
Sanctuary of the Royal First Smoking Room in the Lounge
After that it was just relaxing till we were picked up by the hose to take us to the aircraft.
Back in familiar surrounds of a TG
B744 F cabin, cabin views, menu and amenities
It was just the normal routine for me, which was settle in, have a meal, watched some videos on my laptop and then its just sleeping all the way to FRA
Always my favourite part of every flight, meal time
About 2 hours out of FRA
, I woke up to an almost bright sky outside and after washing up, breakfast was served
Cabin with the slight glare of the morning light
Frankfurt, here I come…..again ….and …..again!
Flight itself was pretty smooth except for the usual pockets of turbulence over Pakistan. Another great cvrew serving us and load was pretty light too with F only 50% filled up.
starting to get busy in the early morning
8 July 2009
) – Barcelona (BCN
1st Flight: 1 Dec 1994
Seat: 3F (Business Class)
Flight Time: 1hr 43min
Getting bored with Fraport. We just browsed the shops a little before sitting in the boring Senator lounge at the A gates. Flight itself was also delayed by 15mins. A 100% sold out flight this time.
14 year old D-AIRM waiting for us
Tails and tails of LH
narrowbodies going all over Europe
After taking pics at the gate, and boarding not yet called, I decided to go back to the Senator lounge and got a nice surprise, Air India and their new B773ER
Departure was delayed due to bad weather at FRA
Cabin views and a rainy day outside
I was pretty upset I couldn’t get a pic of HS
-TGL that took me to FRA
as in BKKtty tired so right after take off I managed to doze off for awhile.
Besides that, rest of my time was just spent looking out the window and watching some videos on my laptop.
We landed at the new Terminal 1 for Star Alliance at BCN
. But the bad part of this short but nice hop from FRA
was that it took more than 30mins for the luggage to come out.
Stay Tuned for Part 2 ....
Hope you guys enjoyed this TR
, next trips:
1) 30 July – Jakarta to Surabaya on board GA
’s B738 in J
2) 13 Aug – Back home to Perth with MH
3) 14 Sep – Frankfurt for 24hrs to visit the IAA with TG
4) 19 Sep – From Kuala Lumpur to Perth with MH
in J …again!
5) 25 Oct – Frankfurt & Stuttgart with TG
in F and ICE by DB
6) 4 Nov – Jakarta to Bangkok with TG
7) 25 Dec – Jakarta to Hongkong with MH
8) Jan – Jakarta to Los Angeles, still to confirm what flight I will be taking
Below are my trip reports from oldest to newest.
CX New J Class On A333 And F, With J On KA (by ThaiA345 Jul 16 2009 in Trip Reports)
Jakarta-Lanzarote! TG In F MH In J AB In Y (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Apr 18 2009 in Trip Reports)
Malaysian Hospitality To Perth (MH In J) (by ThaiA345 Apr 11 2009 in Trip Reports)
Yokoso Japan! MH/NH In J (many Pics) (by ThaiA345 Apr 4 2009 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class: Malaysian Hospitality KUL-PER-KUL Pics (by ThaiA345 Jan 13 2009 in Trip Reports)
Thai 1st Class On The B744 & A346 (by ThaiA345 Dec 18 2008 in Trip Reports)
Business Class, QF, MH, KL: Going Home Part 2/2 (by ThaiA345 Nov 7 2008 in Trip Reports)
Malaysia Airlines 1st Class: Down Under Part 1/2 (by ThaiA345 Nov 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Business Class - CGK-SUBvv (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Aug 10 2008 in Trip Reports)
Malaysian Business Class, CGK-KIX (by ThaiA345 Aug 5 2008 in Trip Reports)
Long Haul! Jakarta-Seville TG-F, MH/LH-J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jul 25 2008 in Trip Reports)
Incredible India! CGK-DEL With MH In J (PICS) (by ThaiA345 Jul 14 2008 in Trip Reports)
Germany From SE Asia: TG F, MH J, LH J (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jun 30 2008 in Trip Reports)
Business Class: Garuda To Hongkong & Back (by ThaiA345 Apr 24 2008 in Trip Reports)
Bali On Garuda J Class B734 & B738 (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Mar 19 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic J Class, Jakarta-Palembangvv Pics (by ThaiA345 Mar 12 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt II, Bak Fr PER In J (by ThaiA345 Mar 6 2008 in Trip Reports)
MH Is Malaysian Hospitality Pt I, J To PER (by ThaiA345 Feb 28 2008 in Trip Reports)
Garuda Domestic (Floods And Airport Closures!) (by ThaiA345 Feb 3 2008 in Trip Reports)
Biz Class:LAX-CGK W TG LA Express Part 2 (by ThaiA345 Feb 2 2008 in Trip Reports)
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)