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Thai Airways Suites - Part II

Sun Oct 31, 2010 12:47 pm

31 August 2010
Paris (CDG) - Bangkok (BKK)
Thai Airways TG931
Aircraft:B777-300ER
Reg:HS-TKH
1st Flight: 20 May 2007 (Leased from Jet Airways)
ETD: 1340
ETA: 0610+1
Seat: 1K (Royal First Class)
Flight Time:11hrs 00min
Preflight
After a punishing and tiring schedule, its finally time to head back home. (Although in 3 days I got to make another hop to Frankfurt) check in was quick enough at CDG, however, tax refund took ages! With what time we had left we just walked around a little before relaxing in the Star Alliance Lounge. I must admit that this is one of the better lounges I have been in as there is even an outdoor courtyard smoking area.

HS-TKH taking me to BKK

Inflight
Not a heavy load in all classes today. A very cheerful and delightful crew on board too.
Really starting to love the suites on this bird

Tarmac views at CDG

Take a number and line up !

And homeward bound we go

Menu

Meal time

I was just so tired after this trip that I even fell asleep halfway through my dessert! By the time I woke up it was already time from breakfast and soon after, descend into BKK.


01 September 2010
Bangkok (BKK) - Kuala Lumpur (KUL)
Aircraft: A330-300
Reg:HS-TEP
1st Flight: 06 July 2009
ETD: 0905
ETA: 1215
Seat: 12A (Royal Silk / Business Class)
Flight Time:1hr50min

Awful glass for photos, TEP is one of the newer batch of A333 for TG which are equipped with Trents.

Parting shot of TKH which took me from CDG to BKK

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01 September 2010
Kuala Lumpur (KUL) - Jakarta (CGK)
Aircraft: B737-400
Reg: 9M-MQK
1st Flight: 09 November 1994
ETD: 1355
ETA: 1455
Seat: 4F (Golden Club / Business Class)
Flight Time: 2hrs 00min

My Trip Reports in order of newest to oldest.
Thai Airways Suites - 1st Trip Report - Part I (by thaia345 Oct 28 2010 in Trip Reports)
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 - Part II

Sun Oct 31, 2010 2:55 pm

Hi ThaiA345,

Once again another great report on TG's premium product. There's just one question boiling in my head. Why did you not take the non stop CGK-BKK but instead fly KUL-BKK instead?
One way I will fly around the world!
 
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RE: Thai Airways Suites - Part II

Sun Oct 31, 2010 5:35 pm

Liked all of that, questions?
Is the suite quiet?
How does the IFE rate?
What about food flavours, that Lobster looked good.
you don't get a second chance to make a first impression!
 
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RE: Thai Airways Suites - Part II

Sun Oct 31, 2010 7:32 pm

Hi Herbert  

Another nice report on what seems to be a stellar hard product   How do you rate TG's suite compared to CX??

Lets just hope that TG will go for a similar solution for their new first class. I am trying not to get my hopes to high...

BTW the Star A lounge @ CDG looks really nice and now if they could just get one of those at FRA too    

Cheers
Stein
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RE: Thai Airways Suites - Part II

Sun Oct 31, 2010 8:52 pm

Very nice report on the return flight; food looks great on TG as before.

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RE: Thai Airways Suites - Part II

Mon Nov 01, 2010 9:23 am

Quoting initious (Reply 1):
Why did you not take the non stop CGK-BKK but instead fly KUL-BKK instead?

Ahhhh...a question that i always reply to, its because i also have some business interest in KL, so always try to make a few hours stop where its possible to keep a tab on things, and also got some really close friends that i really like to meet up for a quick lunch or dinner

Quoting readytotaxi (Reply 2):
Is the suite quiet?
How does the IFE rate?
What about food flavours, that Lobster looked good.

IFE is actually really good, menu is actually vaguely similar to TG's own A345/6 and B772/3 fleet.

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 3):
How do you rate TG's suite compared to CX??

Actually in terms of sleeping comfort, i will pick CX over this one. However, because of the closed cabin, TG's suite (or 9W in this case) has more privacy. But dont forget, on CX F its 1+1+1 and on TG its 1+2+1. SO cx have lots more space

Quoting SASDC8 (Reply 3):
BTW the Star A lounge @ CDG looks really nice and now if they could just get one of those at FRA too

I really was surprised at the quality and space this lounge provided, especially the outdoor courtyard smoking area   .... Thanks again for your comments Stein!
 
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RE: Thai Airways Suites - Part II

Mon Nov 01, 2010 8:08 pm

Nice return, thanks for posting.

Again food presentation looks good, still not keen on the plate design.

Quoting thaia345 (Thread starter):
the Star Alliance Lounge. I must admit that this is one of the better lounges I have been in as there is even an outdoor courtyard smoking area.

- Looks quite decent, though not been in many Star lounges.

Was HS-TEP any different than the older TH 330 fleet?

Cheers

Mark
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RE: Thai Airways Suites - Part II

Tue Nov 02, 2010 3:50 pm

Quoting BA319-131 (Reply 6):

Hi Mark! TEP is actually a new batch of A333 for TG. Main differences are of course an updated cabin and toilets, all seats in j and y have avod. All seats are of course new. J seats are 2nd gen seats like those on the B772er, but does go full flat as these birds are mainly used for regional routes. Longest route though is the 7hr hop from bkk to per. Abut too long for my liking
 
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RE: Thai Airways Suites - Part II

Mon Jan 17, 2011 9:19 pm

Quoting thaia345 (Reply 7):
Main differences are of course an updated cabin and toilets, all seats in j and y have avod. All seats are of course new. J seats are 2nd gen seats like those on the B772er

Got any pictures of the Business seat on the 330?? There seem to be none on Airliners.net...

Cheers
Stein
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RE: Thai Airways Suites - Part II

Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:31 pm

Nice trip report, seems like you had a good flight on those 9W suites.
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