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Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I

Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:03 pm

Welcome to my 51st Trip Report. I am pretty excited about the 1 week journey which I am about to embark on. Firstly, I am travelling with a couple…or actually 10 of my close friends and we are spread in both first and business class. And the most important fact is, I will be flying on TG suites on the B773ER which are leased from Jet Airways.

26 August 2010
Jakarta (CGK) – Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Malaysia Airlines MH710
Aircraft: B737-800
Reg:9M-MLD
1st Flight: 25 Oct 2007 (Ex Okay Airways of China)
ETD: 1110
ETA: 1410
Seat: 1F (Golden Club / Business Class)
Flight Time:2hrs 00min
Preflight
Traffic wasn't to bad during rush hour and I arrived at the airport with plenty of time to spare. I just spent my time in the HSBC Premier Lounge. Looking forward to this flight as its going to be my first time on MH's leased B738.
9M-MLD waiting for me

Inflight
Looks like its going to be a full flight in all classes. Crew are cheerful as usual. This is a few of MH's leased B738 before their main new build ones start arriving. Guess main reason why MH leased a couple of B738 is for crew familiarisation puporses and also at least some of their older B734 could be retires. Comfortable seats in J. This paritcular bird has proper J seats (ex-Chinese Carrier)some of other B738 for MH's J seats were the typical european economy seats with the centre left empty (leased aircraft).

Inflight Mag

But of course its no where comparable to GA's new B738. But at least its a huge step forward in terms of comfort compared to their old B734 workhorses.
Bye bye Jakarta, see you in a weeks time

About to commence descend, overflying Singapore and Changi Airport can clearly be seen


Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Bangkok (BKK)
Thai Airways TG418
Aircraft: A330-300
Reg: HS-TEF
1st Flight: 02 March 1995
ETD: 2015
ETA: 2120
Seat: 14K (Royal Silk / Business Class)
Flight Time:1hr50min
No pictures of leg as I have flown this route too many times that its now irrelevant, but I have anyhow also attached a pic of this aircraft courtesy of A.Net

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27 August 2010
Bangkok (BKK) - Paris (CDG)
Thai Airways TG930
Aircraft:B777-300ER
Reg:HS-TKG
1st Flight: 11 April 2007 (Leased from Jet Airways)
ETD: 0005
ETA: 0705
Seat: 1A (Royal First Class)
Flight time: 11hr18min
PreFlight
After arriving from KL its just the norm for me where I spent my time getting a massage and relaxing in the Royal First Lounge. Unfortunately as most of you that have been to BKK will know that its almost impossible to take pictures of aircraft, especially at night. I really wonder which idiot is responsible for the design of the convex shaped glass. HKIA is still tops for photography from within the terminal.
Inflight
Thai basically kept eveything in this aircraft in its original Jet Airways interior. The only difference is in the head rest covers. A polite crew on board as usual. The flight is full in all classes.
TG Suites photo tour, actually suites was originally by Jet Airways, and this is a leased aircraft before TG’s own B77W starts arriving in 18mths time.

Guess who the owner of this bird is?

I am really not a fan of gold!

Menu for this leg

Alrighty, after deciding what I wanted to have for dinner or supper due to the time …its back to more cabin shots

Strange, they can change the TG logo on the hand set, but not on the seat control remote

And the obligatory visit to the lavatory

Love the size of the minotor in the suite

Meal time

time for bed

As usual I managed to sleep most of the way and woke up just under 2 hours before landing where breakfast was served

Overall its another great flight by TG. Although this aircraft was a leased one from 9W, I do sincerely hope that TG will listen to the input of their most frequent flyers like myself and really start revamping their new fleet that coming online in a year or two; I especially hate the lie flats as they are almost impossible to sleep on.

27 August 2010
Paris (CDG) - Munich (MUC)
Aircraft: A320
Reg:D-AIQK
1st Flight: 04 June 1991
ETD:0845
ETA: 1020
Seat: 2A
Flight Time:1hr 5mins
Being a short domestic European hop to Munich from Paris, I will just let th pictures do the talking, and as expected, nothing out of the ordinary happened during this flight.

Breakfast onboard LH

And my trusty ipad to entertain me on all my flights


28 August 2010
Munich (MUC) - Marseille (MRS)
Lufthansa LH4362
Aircraft: CRJ 900
Reg:D-ACKK
1st Flight: 27 Oct 2006
ETD:1110
ETA: 1325
Seat: 2A (Business Class)
Flight Time: 2hrs 10min

Although its quite a hassle taking the bus to the aircraft, one thing I do like with regional flights is the opportunity to get close with the aircraft and the plenty of action you get to see on the tarmac.
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Paris%20Munich%20and%20Marseille%20Aug%2010/IMG_1416.jpg
http://i132.photobucket.com/albums/q34/thaia345/Paris%20Munich%20and%20Marseille%20Aug%2010/IMG_1417.jpg

Neighbour across the aisle was snoring even before the doors were closed


Hello Marseille
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My Trip Reports in order of newest to oldest.

Suites By Cathay Pacific (B773ER) Part II (by thaia345 Oct 27 2010 in Trip Reports)
Suites By Cathay Pacific (B773ER) Part I (by thaia345 Oct 26 2010 in Trip Reports)
Flying The Royal First Class On Thai (by thaia345 Mar 31 2010 in Trip Reports)
First Class Suites On Cathay Pacific - Part II (by thaia345 Mar 30 2010 in Trip Reports)
First Class Suites On Cathay Pacific-Part I (by thaia345 Mar 29 2010 in Trip Reports)
M'sia Airlines Business Class CGK-HKG Return (by thaia345 Feb 23 2010 in Trip Reports)
Another TG Royal First Class Experience (Pics) (by ThaiA345 Jan 15 2010 in Trip Reports)
KLM B773ER - The New World Business Class (by ThaiA345 Oct 10 2009 in Trip Reports)
Garuda's "new" B737-800 - A Short Trip To SUB (by ThaiA345 Aug 10 2009 in Trip Reports)
Royal First Class/J On TG (FRA,BCN,MXP) Part II (by ThaiA345 Aug 6 2009 in Trip Reports)
Royal First Class On TG(FRA, BCN,MXP) & Back! (by ThaiA345 Aug 3 2009 in Trip Reports)
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)
 
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RE: Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I

Thu Oct 28, 2010 2:20 pm

Wonderful trip report again ThaiA345! Been wanting to see how does TG fare in terms of the suites in the 77Ws, seems like they did fairly well, although it's kinda funny to see a 9W logo on the remote instead of the beautiful TG logo!
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RE: Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I

Fri Oct 29, 2010 4:59 am

Quoting initious (Reply 1):
Been wanting to see how does TG fare in terms of the suites in the 77Ws, seems like they did fairly well, although it's kinda funny to see a 9W logo on the remote instead of the beautiful TG logo!

Thanks for reading. Actually its kinda bittersweet in a way that TG's premium product aircraft and interior wise is actually a fully leased aircraft from 9W!

With regard to the logo, it is indeed strange that TG could change their logos on the IFE and monitors, but not on the seat control.
 
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RE: Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I

Fri Oct 29, 2010 6:43 am

Great report! How did you find the TG/9W first suite? Is this something you'd like to see TG retain or replace with something else?
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RE: Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I

Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:41 am

Quoting Nimish (Reply 3):
How did you find the TG/9W first suite? Is this something you'd like to see TG retain or replace with something else?

Hi Nimish, thanks for reading. Basically the suites used on this 9W bird is way ahead in terms of product substance in comparison with TG's own F seat on their B744 and A346. I would like to see TG retain or at least even try to improve it when their A380 and B77W comes online in 18mths time. THe only issue i guess i didn't really like on the 9W F seat is the colour scheme, i guess i am just not a fan of gold ahahahhaha
 
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RE: Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I

Fri Oct 29, 2010 8:43 am

Hi Thaia345!

Very nice report with very nice pictures! Thais's food look better here than on your recent CX reports! Which seat do you like better, CX or TG (9W) ? All the F/As were TG ?

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RE: Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I

Fri Oct 29, 2010 11:58 am

Quoting The777Man (Reply 5):
Which seat do you like better, CX or TG (9W) ? All the F/As were TG ?

I like the comfort of CX's F better as it is actually much bigger and gives much more personal space. Dont forget, on TG's B77W, its 1+2+1 while on CX its 1+1+1 so that shows how much more space CX has in their suites. Actually food is pretty comparable....but i think CX has better taste while TG has the better presentation.

Thanks again for reading and posting your comments
 
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RE: Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I

Sat Oct 30, 2010 5:41 pm

Hi boss!

Thanks for the enjoyable TR. I was most interested with the interior of 9M-MLD actually. First time seeing it. MH has 9 leased B738s, some came from European LCCs, some from other Asian carriers, some are brand new from Boeing which Delta didn't take, so there is quite a variant to the interior to the 9M-ML* series aircrafts. Do you think that is Okay Airways' J class seats?
 
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RE: Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I

Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:13 am

Excellent report. I did not know 9W leased 77W's to TG! Those F suites look incredible, I have past them on 9W already (unfortunately I was in Y  ).
Next trip report: Well worn A330s and Hassle free MUC transfer
 
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RE: Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I

Sun Oct 31, 2010 10:15 am


Strange departure profile. Where were you seated and did the plane take off southbound on Rwy 25R?

http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash2/hs339.ash2/61908_155038351188005_100000455241224_368031_7945753_n.jpg
Looks like we were both paying our patronage to this wonderful airline in August?
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RE: Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I

Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:46 pm

Quoting 9MMAR (Reply 7):
Do you think that is Okay Airways' J class seats?

I dont think so, because on the other labels on the aircraft, there are still chinese wrtiing in them (like life vest under seat) but on labels on the chair, its just english and behasa melayu. maybe MH got these seats second hand from some other airline? hahahah

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 8):
I did not know 9W leased 77W's to TG! Those F suites look incredible, I have past them on 9W already

They just started leasing them from mid this year.....for a period of 3 years.

Quoting ryanair!!! (Reply 9):
Strange departure profile. Where were you seated and did the plane take off southbound on Rwy 25R?

yup southbound 25R bro ...and it was making some really hard banks after that

Quoting ryanair!!! (Reply 9):
Looks like we were both paying our patronage to this wonderful airline in August?

well, the both of us have to keep up the trend on TR on TG and Mh right? to make sure those airlines are kept on their toes ahahha
 
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RE: Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I

Mon Nov 01, 2010 10:12 am

Another good read, thanks for posting.

Food and presentation looks good, though not keen on the pattern on the plane.

The LH breakfast looked better than some of the others I've seen recently too.

Re your comment about the new TG F, it will indeed be interesting if they listen to their premium customers advise or just roll out some sub standard product, let see!

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
I really wonder which idiot is responsible for the design of the convex shaped

- Tell me about it!

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RE: Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I

Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:44 pm

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 11):
The LH breakfast looked better than some of the others I've seen recently too.
Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 11):

Thx for reading Mark. Actually the eggs n bacon was really good, definitely took me by surprise!

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