planereality
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TG Regional BIZ: Short & Sweet

Mon Feb 08, 2010 3:47 pm

Thai #624: Bangkok-Manila: 2 hours 55 minutes fly time
scheduled dep: 1505; scheduled arr: 1915
A300-600/600C


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This was a fairly uneventful trip, except for the late model airplane (Airbus A300-600). Actually, passengers had to take a bus from gate D1A to a remote gate, climb 3 flights of stairs and then walk through the jet way. The cool thing was that we were practically standing on the runway when we got off the bus.
Some of these I took from the bus ride to the plane and some I took while we were taxiing:

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here is the video from our take-off; bumpy, but I think I got a good aerial shot of BKK
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e9OWdt_j9e0

Unlike my LAX-BKK flight with Thai, champagne was offered before takeoff and there was also an in-flight magazine to browse through. The inside of the plane was somewhat tired, but it didn't matter because the service was great. Close to perfect. No personal televisions, just big screen in the front of the half-full cabin. I did not pay attention to what was playing but flight attendants did pass out noise cancelling headphones. The seats were clean, wide and comfortable. I felt like I was in a La-Z-Boy.


The food was fresh and tasty. My only gripe was the paper that portioned the main dish; I think the preparer should have removed this.




After the meal service, I slept like a baby and woke to a fresh bottle of water on my console; all set for an on time arrival into MNL. Recently, I have heard some complaints about regional service on Asian Airlines, but I have had postive experiences (regionally) on OZ,CX,KE & MH. Questions & comments welcome. Thanks for reading.
-Chris

[Edited 2010-02-08 07:48:23]
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nethkt
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RE: TG Regional BIZ: Short & Sweet

Mon Feb 08, 2010 5:55 pm

If only it's not the A300-600R.  

Thanks for the mini-trip report on THAI.

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RE: TG Regional BIZ: Short & Sweet

Mon Feb 08, 2010 9:04 pm

Short but sweet, thanks.

Food looks good, presentation nice.

Best bit is flying on an A300 though!! - Getting a bit rare these days, shame, lovely birds.

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RE: TG Regional BIZ: Short & Sweet

Mon Feb 08, 2010 10:21 pm

Quoting Planereality (Thread starter):
My only gripe was the paper that portioned the main dish; I think the preparer should have removed this.

Most Japanese themed dishes on airplanes are served with this paper to ensure that the rice doesn't get soggy from the sauce of the meat or vegetables. Novel, though I agree can sometimes be bothersome.
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RE: TG Regional BIZ: Short & Sweet

Tue Feb 09, 2010 1:13 am

I always love TG! Thanks for another report. Somehow with this airline, very little words are needed and yet they are so stylishly colourful.

Quoting Planereality (Thread starter):
My only gripe was the paper that portioned the main dish; I think the preparer should have removed this.

This method of service was first introduced by the Japanese, if I am not wrong on ANA. It has since been adopted by EVA. Now I see TG has incorporated it into their catering as well. The "wax" paper prevents the gravy and juices from the meat from making the rice soggy.
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RE: TG Regional BIZ: Short & Sweet

Fri Feb 12, 2010 12:43 am

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 4):
I always love TG! Thanks for another report. Somehow with this airline, very little words are needed and yet they are so stylishly colourful.

Unlike say....Malaysia Airlines?  
Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 4):
This method of service was first introduced by the Japanese, if I am not wrong on ANA. It has since been adopted by EVA. Now I see TG has incorporated it into their catering as well. The "wax" paper prevents the gravy and juices from the meat from making the rice soggy.

This service is definitely distinctly Japanese, though I'd venture to say a vareity of airlines have adopted this, especially on their flights to and from Japan. Singapore Airlines, Philippine Airlines, hell even United have done this on their Japan flights.
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