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Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:26 am

Wide-body comparison: The classic 744 to BKK


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Sàwàddee kráb, dear readers,

it feels like spring is actually around the corner, when I write this just now.
But back in December there was more or less winter on schedule. That means an immediate need for a trip to somewhere warmer.
Somewhere warmer?.
Travelled westbound lately

Cruise Ship Spotting At FLL, Or Not? (by FLIEGER67 Feb 11 2012 in Trip Reports)

so eastbound looks like the logical consequence.
With four open days in the calender that seems not only east, no, far east is possible.
BKK is not yet pinned on my departure airports map.
And interesting to follow that an eastbound leg to BKK is bookable together with an westbound ex SIN, on two very different plane types.
A good number of airlines operate on the BKK-SIN route, also the chance to catch something new this way.
Well, why not?. So Exp. wins my business this time, four legs on one ticket with an 180.00 Euro´s average fare per leg, ok from my point of view.
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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:26 am

This is the route covered here around this story:

http://www.gcmap.com/map?P=STR-FRA-BKK&MS=wls&MR=540&MX=720x360&PM=*

Thanx to:

http://www.gcmap.com/
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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:29 am

And here is also the updated departure airports map:


Departure Airports II auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

And also the latest routes:


Tripreporters Flüge II auf einer größeren Karte anzeigen

Well, I´am really sorry. I´ve spent the night in Bangkok but don´t show you any Patpong Gogo-bar pictures. That´s simply not my travel style!.



Saturday, 18.02.2012


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Service LH 137 operated by Lufthansa
Scheduled: 18.40 // 19.30


With some private duties during the day, as expected, I´ve booked the early evening service and a relaxed timed connection to FRA.
On the road at 4.30 pm. Also during the afternoon my car finds the way to the airport without any major work from my hand!.
P2 is the place to park and my usual spot is open, heading for the terminal soon thereafter.
OLCI is done during the day which works perfectly fine here by LH. One bag to check, ok, a good friend here shakes his head now, but I simply don´t want to carry all the stuff around especially during the ride back home at Monday.
No customer in front at the LH First counter.
The whole airport is more or less deserted, also security later on, winter seasons Saturday evening mood.
A cheery nice middle aged female printed my papers and send the suitcase on the way for Asia.
I should have asked for an upgrade, but don´t have it in mind during the bag drop.
Well, let´s check the screen for my flight.
Looks like ok from gate 114
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What about some lounging now?. No chance to miss.
Up the stairs right hand side for the Senator´s place.
Also here not that much customers, only some 10 pax, mostly Asians and a couple of biz travellers from Russia so it seems in the lounge and nice offers here
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The cold corner
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Anyone in need for something sweet, for example me!
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It seems worth it to have a view out of the window around the expected arrival time for my plane.
Ah, here it is, the A319 as scheduled
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Boarding starts pretty well ontime, a good number of pax around the gate, but not that much to fill up an A319
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Someone in uniform and four stripes is in a competition with me for the last one to board the plane. Customer first, he win´s!.
6.40 pm, ontime now for "Lufthansa" to leave STR from runway 25 and also 25 minutes only to go for FRA.
It´s party cloudy and the temperature is 8 degrees.
Much better than the last weeks, but nevertheless I´am looking forward to Asia, ok not only temperature wise!.
The last row window, 25F, three for me in the end
and the legroom is ok here
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Cabin crew is one middle aged nice male, one elder also nice female and well, there is also a super nice middle aged female, cute, middle eastern touch, looking sharp with here Lufthansa cap and greeting me at the planes door.
A real good first impression here.
The NEK cabin on this plane, dark grey leater seats and clean
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Cockpit crew is from Germany, the captain welcomes us during boarding with a thick bavarian accent real nice and detailed and so it seems also in a relaxed Saturday evening mood.
We will flying at a maximum of 16000 feet above Ludwigsburg.
An interesting mix of pax here on this machine today, very few biz travellers, families with children and lots of retired couples, a 70% load in the end.
Confirmed, the A319
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More time to follow that magazine during these days
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No service in eco on this short hop.
A comfy flight at all.
Touchdown at the 4000 meters 25L, 7.20 pm, 7 cloudy degrees here.
It seems the captain supports the Follow me guys. We waited on the taxiway just around the corner from the parking spot till a car arrived and shows us the final meters.
We had to wait some more minutes to disembark till police joining us and a young eastern european style woman, btw. nice looking, was escorted from the plane.
A deportation pushed for somewhere else.
I feel really sorry for her.
Leaving D-AILN now.
That was leg no. 74 on the A319 and the first time for me on "Idar-Oberstein".
In service with LH since 12.09.1997 and leased out twice to Air Malta and Germanwings. One of 27 in the fleet
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By bus to the terminal for a view to the screen.
15 minutes ahead to schedule, not bad from my point of view
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So, further on for the connection from Terminal 1C.
The signs show me the way out of the secured area.
Is this really true?. No, I´am not amused, it seems there is no intra security way for my next gate now.
Another piece of why FRA is not no. 1 for connecting flights by a good number of pax from around the world.
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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:30 am

Saturday, 18.02.2012


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Service LH 772 operated by Lufthansa
Scheduled: 22.25 // 14.55


Hey, my flight shows a delay. Not good when you know about the very strict curfew rules here.
I´ve read about a fully loaded LH A346 on the way for the departure runway which is called back to the terminal due to some minutes after the deadline.
Now, we will see
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But what should go wrong, also my good friend here Suryo send me message and wishes me a good flight.
Close to no time to wait at passport control and the next security check. A long way to walk now on to C15 and the lounge.
This is the place where the A380 flights are handled and where you can board the plane directly from the lounge. Service was nice, during my early time there, a middle aged asian woman served the tables personally with a tray of cookies.
Nice offers
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The large buffet
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The "Queen of the sky" is parked directly in front of the lounge
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Well designed seaters and screens
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HoChiMinh, now that´s a surprise. I´ve don´t noticed it, that my plane is heading further to Vietnam from Bangkok
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The nose close up
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As close as you can go today with the classic 744
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With a good number of flights to Asia from this area it seems it´s worth it to operate an Asian soup bar
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The lounge filled up quickly with the incoming connecting flights. Not really comfy now with lots of pax around. No internet work stations here, not what I like and the free Wifi doesn´t work, not impressive from FRAport.
My service is the last departure from this part of the terminal.
I should go now before they close the lounge finally for the day
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Boarding for D-ABVY "Nordrhein-Westfalen", the scheduled and warm welcomed 747-400. Leg no. 6 only for me on type and the last experience is more than 500 flights ago. This is also a new entry to my log.
In service with LH since 11.12.2000.
29 machines are in the actual fleet.
The aircraft is noted with an incident at TLV in 2009 when LH from FRA was accepted for touchdown and the same time an EL-AL 738 was cleared to take off from the very same runway. LH goes around while the EL-AL plane departed. The distance comes as close as 200 feet, not that much in such situations
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The young female FA standing close to my seat shows me not the best first impression, cold, no smile.
Much better was the personal welcome from the elder female purser later on:
"Mr. F.?".
"Yes, that´s me".
"A very warm welcome on our flight for Bangkok.
I´am the responsible purser for the eco cabin and I will take personal care about our Senator travellers today. If there is anything I can do for you, so please let me know".
Now I´am impressed, that´s really personal service here.
There are three female FA´s serving my area, one Asian style, two Europeans, all middle aged and ok so far, but nothing special.
33 A for me, the exit row window, all three seats are taken.
The captain is on the mike with a nice and relaxed welcome during boarding. The female FO is pilot flying today. She is also short to hear later on close to arrivals into BKK.
10.25 pm, perfectly ontime and "Lufthansa" is on the way for the 9.45 hours heading east from the 4000 meters runway 18, followed by one plane only, SU to Moscow. 5 degrees now and rain.
Something to eat and drink short after departure
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And the main meal is served not that long thereafter.
Well, vegi for me
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You know, I´am not the very frequent eater while on planes, but this tastes superb.
Marjoram potatoes with Tofu and vegetables
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Well, it seems I´am not lost my aircraft sleeping mode till now and hope that it stay´s this way further on. I´am immediatelly arrived in dreamland short after the tray was cleared and my internal watch shows me only the time to lift up the window blind, take a quick sunrise picture and fall asleep again till the next meal service.
The route is NUE-Black sea-South of Baku-Delhi-Calcutta-Rangoon at a maximum of 37000 feet
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Breakfast time now
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Not my taste for this kind of meal time
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That´s definitely a massive wing
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The safety card, before it got lost
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My place to rest, no seat in front and easy to reach.
The middle and aisle seats are taken by two elder male travellers, especially the middle seat doesn´t look like really comfy.
Bright grey oldfashioned fabric, well used, a not that really clan cabin and it was a little bit to cold during the night for my personal well beeing
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Cabin view, no inseat screens here on this machine
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No, I don´t need a shower right now, water is dripping
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Thailand ahead
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Hazy sky
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Touchdown on the 4000 meters runway 01R, 2.45 pm, ten minutes ahead to schedule, 32 hazy degrees here.
My seat, not a bad place on this 747-400
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BKKs modern style terminal
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Space enough for a couple more planes
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Bye now to my machine
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And welcome to a new country, interesting arts
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Less than five minutes to wait for immigration.
The officer stamped my passport and so I´am ready to catch my bag.
The priority tag worked well and out in the public now.
A bit of a strange system here, barriers and security satff at the entrance, but people everywhere.
Door 5 is my place for the free hotel shuttle pickup. It seems I´am to early. The shuttle is there but the driver is surprised to see me waving. Ok, some more pax joining us and finally on the way to the hotel.
Selected is the BW Premier Amaranth Suvarnabhumi Airport.
The location is nevertheless some 15 minutes from the airport.
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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:31 am

Curbside, a nice first impression
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The lobby
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I´am the first one to check in and requested a room on the top floor in advance.
A nice middle aged male agent confirmed, level seven is the top and also the executive floor only to reach with an extra card and I´am upgraded now for this place and also for an executive suite. Warm welcomed.
Perfectly clean and well designed
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Definitely space enough for me
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Real flowers on the bed
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The garden
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Conference center
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Sure a well designed property
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Nice flowers
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Also in white
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And purple
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So heading for the city now.
It seems something like the following happened from time to time when you´re travel not only once a year.
I was in a clear state that I´ve read about the hotels location is just around the corner from the train line
stop running between the airport and the city.
But it seems this is wrong, no train tracks to see at all during my arrival.
And the nice female at the desk confirmed, I should take a cab, ok that´s not that expensive in Thailand, for the next station and take the train from there. It worked finally this way.
Leaving the train at Siam, where else?
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Very low traffic only here, I like the Tuk-Tuk´s,
as long as I spot them from above
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Another cab shuttled me to the Grand Palace in the later afternoon
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Well, that´s a somewhat special design here
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That looks like impressive
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"Tuk-Tuk Transport International", for all you´re transport needs
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Back to town now, Siam at night
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A covered alley with one or two or thousand food stalls
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There was a open air concert with lots of giggling teenies
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A thousand of people all around
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Every single meter is used to sell or cook something
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I like it
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Interesting design
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Need a ticket?
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Siam tower
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Heading back to my hotel
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The nightly skyline
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No jetlag at all, falling asleep immediatelly after reaching the hotel the same way and slept like a baby till the next morning!.

Bangkok is for sure an interesting place.
Well, much larger than expected, cab´s are not that expensive and well needed here.
Sure, I want to go there again.
No complaints with LH at STR and the first leg.
I like the 747-400. It´s definitely not really up to date with the center cabin monitors, but a good chance to fly it this way to an interesting destination.
Mixed impressions with the crew, from super nice to cold.

The new departure airport together with a new airline and also not a new, but nevertheless interesting plane type, is coming up soon.
Let´s have a look here in a couple of days.

Bái láew ná kráb, comments welcome,
FLIEGER67 or "Markus Klaus Felger", like Facebook know´s me!.
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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:59 am

Hi Markus,

interesting first part of your Asia series. Too bad you didn't get a 744 with the new cabin. The meals look fine IMO.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
With four open days in the calender that seems not only east, no, far east is possible.

That's definitely enough for a trip to Asia!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Anyone in need for something sweet, for example me!

Do you guys in Baden-Wuerttemberg really say "Berliner"? We call these things "Krapfen".

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Cockpit crew is from Germany, the captain welcomes us during boarding with a thick bavarian accent

  

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Perfectly clean and well designed

That looks nice indeed. Much better than the hotel we chose near BKK last November...pictures to follow soon.


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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:20 am

Hi Markus,

Great first installment of your Asia report! LH seemed to offer you an okayish flight, the meals looked fine but it's disappointing that some of the crew weren't the best.

Bangkok looks like a great city, need to visit there myself, probably in combination with some of the beach resorts around Thailand.   

Thanks for sharing, Looking forward to part 2!

Regards,
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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:30 am

Hi Markus
The Boeing 747 is in need of a A380 upgrade, thats for sure!
Bangkok is a great town, and a place i visited in 2009. Nice surprise on the hotel upgrade  
Have a nice weekend.

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:44 am

Hi Marcus
Nice report and you went to my favourite city in Asia , I love Bangkok . The LH 744 looks a bit dated with the overhead screens , but it is still a joy to fly on the"Queen" any day in my book, food looks ok. Did you go into MBK in Siam square, there is a shop in there that sells some aircraft die cast models and they are really cheap, i spent a fourtune buying some to update my collection. Its a shame you stayed so far from the city , as the hotel in one of your pictures the Novotel is a great place to stay and is central to most things in town. I hope you ate from the food stalls in the streets as it is some of the best food you can get over there , do not let looks decieve you.

Looking forward to the rest of your Asian experience

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:39 am

Hi, Markus

thanks for the view on this LH 744. Definitely a good read as usual. And moreover, with planned 2 flights on this type/airline combo in a few months time from now, good to know the current product. But, some have PTV's in Y isnt it? Not on your aircraft, such a shame.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
P2 is the place to park and my usual spot is open,

Good to know, private parking for frequent flyers  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What about some lounging now?. No chance to miss.

Really good offerings for this small airport! The herring salad sounds good to me.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
We had to wait some more minutes to disembark till police joining us and a young eastern european style woman, btw. nice looking, was escorted from the plane.
A deportation pushed for somewhere else.
I feel really sorry for her.

Never nice to see, but why should the whole rest of the plane wait for just her? In AMS, the deportee has to wait till everybody else is gone. I mean, it's quite inconvenient to the revenue passengers to wait longer.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
This is the place where the A380 flights are handled and where you can board the plane directly from the lounge. Service was nice, during my early time there, a middle aged asian woman served the tables personally with a tray of cookies.

Good way to get in Asia-mode!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
I´am the responsible purser for the eco cabin and I will take personal care about our Senator travellers today. If there is anything I can do for you, so please let me know".
Now I´am impressed, that´s really personal service here.

I'm also impressed, someone that looked well on her flight manifest and noticed your status.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
Marjoram potatoes with Tofu and vegetables

Looks good, but small portion and presentation a bit messy on the tray.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not my taste for this kind of meal time

This doesn't look really good for breakfast. Plus, why do they use this silver foil. It's messy. You remember my meals on MH, much better presentation.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
it was a little bit to cold during the night for my personal well beeing

That's not uncommon near exit seats.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
Selected is the BW Premier Amaranth Suvarnabhumi Airport.
The location is nevertheless some 15 minutes from the airport.

It's all in the name these days haha 

Looking forward to the return, and I'm also happy that my upcoming LH 744 flights in Y are not the longest ones, without PTV. As long as they have a good fare it's fine but for the rest I think LH's longhaul product is under par with competition.

Regards
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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:01 am

Hi Markus

REally enjoyed your first installment of your Asia trip
That 744 is certainly in need of an upgrade for all the Longhaul flying she would do, although you cant complain flying on the 747, one of my favourite birds in the sky!
Glad you liked Bangkok , its one of my favourite cities . I find people either love it or hate it

Quoting mal787 (Reply 8):
as the hotel in one of your pictures the Novotel is a great place to stay and is central to most things in town.

Yes, i stayed there at the Novotel Siam Square in 2009. Got a great rate at about 1500 THB a night, and you cant beat the location
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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:10 am

Hi Markus,

Great read, thanks. LH service in eco on this sector seemed fine, similair to KL's service on my recent AMS-BKK flight.

The hotel looked very nice too, and Bangkok sure is a very interesting city.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
And interesting to follow that an eastbound leg to BKK is bookable together with an westbound ex SIN, on two very different plane types.

Yes, you can book a lot of multi-stop flights to/from Asia.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No service in eco on this short hop.

That sure is a short flight, only 97 miles. How long was the flight time?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No, I´am not amused, it seems there is no intra security way for my next gate now.
Another piece of why FRA is not no. 1 for connecting flights by a good number of pax from around the world.

Yeah, connections between A and B are not that bad, but as soon as C/D becomes involved it gets complicated. I once tried to make sense out of de C/D/E area during a long layover, but got lost at least three times  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
"A very warm welcome on our flight for Bangkok.
I´am the responsible purser for the eco cabin and I will take personal care about our Senator travellers today. If there is anything I can do for you, so please let me know".
Now I´am impressed, that´s really personal service here.

Great touch!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The new departure airport together with a new airline and also not a new, but nevertheless interesting plane type, is coming up soon.

What did you fly between SIN and BKK? Many options there, including some exotic 5th freedom flights.
 
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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:20 am

Hi Markus,

nice start to a Saturday morning with one of your long haul reports, great job as usual. You probably had the best seat in Y on the 744 looks very comfortable at least in terms of legroom.

Interesting to see the BA B748 to HKG on the screen at FRA. FRA might not be the best place to transfer, but not a lot of airports can beat it's diverse traffic and that's why it's one of my favourite places to spend a long layover.

And of course very interesting that there were three of us trip reporters flying LH wide bodies to the East on the same day/night  

Looking forward to the next part on the mysterious a/c  

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 10:39 am

Very nice Markus - good to see you off to the Far East - it seems to be the place to be this season!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
No service in eco on this short hop.

Not even a chocolate bar?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I´ve read about a fully loaded LH A346 on the way for the departure runway which is called back to the terminal due to some minutes after the deadline.

I'm sure it would have been easier to pay the deadline fine than have to put everyone in a hotel, rebook etc, especially for the pax coming back to FRA.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
HoChiMinh, now that´s a surprise. I´ve don´t noticed it, that my plane is heading further to Vietnam from Bangkok

Yeah, some days to SGN, some days to KUL?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
My place to rest, no seat in front and easy to reach.

Looks like a good seat for the 744 on a full flight in Y. You must have a lot of miles in your M&M account - what are you saving them for? Were you not able to upgrade with miles to C?
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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:11 am

Hey Markus great report and nice meals on LH . Shame about the outdated cabin but nice seat to be in made up for it . Love the hotel pics you can always get good deals for a really nice hotel in these parts.

Look forward to the return .

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:15 pm

Hey, nice to follow such a number of comments.


@PH:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 5):

interesting first part of your Asia series. Too bad you didn't get a 744 with the new cabin. The meals look fine IMO.

Thank you.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 5):

That's definitely enough for a trip to Asia!

Definitely.

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 5):

Do you guys in Baden-Wuerttemberg really say "Berliner"? We call these things "Krapfen".

I know about the "Krapfen", but it´s called also here in Ba-Wü "Berliner".

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 5):

That looks nice indeed. Much better than the hotel we chose near BKK last November...pictures to follow soon.

And not that expensive with some 60.00 Euros B&B. Looking forward to more BKK pictures from you´re hand.


@aflyingkiwi:

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 6):

Great first installment of your Asia report! LH seemed to offer you an okayish flight, the meals looked fine but it's disappointing that some of the crew weren't the best.

Thank you.

Quoting aflyingkiwi (Reply 6):

Bangkok looks like a great city, need to visit there myself, probably in combination with some of the beach resorts around Thailand.

Sure a place to visit and a good idea with the beach resorts.


@Egil:

Quoting egilsml (Reply 7):

The Boeing 747 is in need of a A380 upgrade, thats for sure!
Bangkok is a great town, and a place i visited in 2009. Nice surprise on the hotel upgrade

Thank you.


@Mal:

Quoting mal787 (Reply 8):

Nice report and you went to my favourite city in Asia , I love Bangkok .

Thank you.

Quoting mal787 (Reply 8):
The LH 744 looks a bit dated with the overhead screens , but it is still a joy to fly on the"Queen" any day in my book, food looks ok. Did you go into MBK in Siam square, there is a shop in there that sells some aircraft die cast models and they are really cheap, i spent a fourtune buying some to update my collection.

I was there but don´t see the shop.

Quoting mal787 (Reply 8):
Its a shame you stayed so far from the city , as the hotel in one of your pictures the Novotel is a great place to stay and is central to most things in town. I hope you ate from the food stalls in the streets as it is some of the best food you can get over there , do not let looks decieve you.

More or less the fact that I want to fly not that late out to SIN the next morning.


@Eric:

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 9):

thanks for the view on this LH 744. Definitely a good read as usual. And moreover, with planned 2 flights on this type/airline combo in a few months time from now, good to know the current product. But, some have PTV's in Y isnt it? Not on your aircraft, such a shame.

Thank you and this was for sure the classic example.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 9):

Good to know, private parking for frequent flyers

Exactly.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 9):

Really good offerings for this small airport! The herring salad sounds good to me.

Not a bad lounge, definitely.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 9):

Never nice to see, but why should the whole rest of the plane wait for just her? In AMS, the deportee has to wait till everybody else is gone. I mean, it's quite inconvenient to the revenue passengers to wait longer.

Good point, not sure what´s the story behind to do it this way.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 9):

Good way to get in Asia-mode!

Definitely.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 9):

I'm also impressed, someone that looked well on her flight manifest and noticed your status.

That was really nice, you know.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 9):

Looks good, but small portion and presentation a bit messy on the tray.

Sure, some more also for me and the presentation was a bit in a hurry style.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 9):

This doesn't look really good for breakfast. Plus, why do they use this silver foil. It's messy. You remember my meals on MH, much better presentation.

Also my way and sure I was impressed to follow that MH story.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 9):

That's not uncommon near exit seats.

So it seems.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 9):

It's all in the name these days haha 

Looking forward to the return, and I'm also happy that my upcoming LH 744 flights in Y are not the longest ones, without PTV. As long as they have a good fare it's fine but for the rest I think LH's longhaul product is under par with competition.

Definitely something to update soon.


@byronicle6:

Quoting byronicle6 (Reply 10):

REally enjoyed your first installment of your Asia trip
That 744 is certainly in need of an upgrade for all the Longhaul flying she would do, although you cant complain flying on the 747, one of my favourite birds in the sky!
Glad you liked Bangkok , its one of my favourite cities . I find people either love it or hate it

Thank you and I love it!.

Quoting byronicle6 (Reply 10):

Yes, i stayed there at the Novotel Siam Square in 2009. Got a great rate at about 1500 THB a night, and you cant beat the location

That´s indeed a superb rate.


@Robert:

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 11):

Great read, thanks. LH service in eco on this sector seemed fine, similair to KL's service on my recent AMS-BKK flight.

The hotel looked very nice too, and Bangkok sure is a very interesting city.

Thank you and sure Bangkok is interesting.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 11):

Yes, you can book a lot of multi-stop flights to/from Asia.

Definitely.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 11):

That sure is a short flight, only 97 miles. How long was the flight time?

25 minutes announced, close to doubled from gate to gate.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 11):

Yeah, connections between A and B are not that bad, but as soon as C/D becomes involved it gets complicated. I once tried to make sense out of de C/D/E area during a long layover, but got lost at least three times

That´s the FRA way and the people dont like it.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 11):

Great touch!

Definitely.

Quoting roberts87 (Reply 11):

What did you fly between SIN and BKK? Many options there, including some exotic 5th freedom flights.

Sure!.


@Blaz:

Quoting SloAir (Reply 12):

nice start to a Saturday morning with one of your long haul reports, great job as usual. You probably had the best seat in Y on the 744 looks very comfortable at least in terms of legroom.

Thank you.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 12):

Interesting to see the BA B748 to HKG on the screen at FRA. FRA might not be the best place to transfer, but not a lot of airports can beat it's diverse traffic and that's why it's one of my favourite places to spend a long layover.

Also my opinion, you know.

Quoting SloAir (Reply 12):

And of course very interesting that there were three of us trip reporters flying LH wide bodies to the East on the same day/night

Tripreporters night eastern bound style, so it seems!.


@Gabriel:

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 13):


Very nice Markus - good to see you off to the Far East - it seems to be the place to be this season!

Thank you and so it seems

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 13):

Not even a chocolate bar?

Nothing at all.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 13):

I'm sure it would have been easier to pay the deadline fine than have to put everyone in a hotel, rebook etc, especially for the pax coming back to FRA.

Good point here.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 13):

Yeah, some days to SGN, some days to KUL?

Sure I know it now.

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 13):

Looks like a good seat for the 744 on a full flight in Y. You must have a lot of miles in your M&M account - what are you saving them for? Were you not able to upgrade with miles to C?

It is, but this was the very late nightflight and the exit seat was ok for me this way.


@Philip:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 14):
Hey Markus great report and nice meals on LH . Shame about the outdated cabin but nice seat to be in made up for it . Love the hotel pics you can always get good deals for a really nice hotel in these parts.

Thank you and I was also sure surprised with the hotel.

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 1:24 pm

Hi Markus!

You've written yet another really enjoyable story with many nice pictures from Bangkok - great! What else can I say?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
Looks like ok from gate 114

Hey, what you can see on the monitor is also one of the last Finnair flights from Stuttgart!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
Anyone in need for something sweet, for example me!

Count me in!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
But what should go wrong, also my good friend here Suryo send me message and wishes me a good flight.

That's very nice of him!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
The "Queen of the sky" is parked directly in front of the lounge

She looks gorgeous. Actually I am about to book an itinerary including my first 747 flights one of these days, I'm not sure if I should choose Lufthansa or KLM - both have very similar pricing and both include the 747-400.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
You know, I´am not the very frequent eater while on planes, but this tastes superb.
Marjoram potatoes with Tofu and vegetables

Nice you enjoyed the meal! What about the other things on the tray - how was the salad and the dessert?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Cabin view, no inseat screens here on this machine

Hmm, do you happen to know if it is the same for all Lufthansa 747s? Because I think KLM has installed PTVs on pretty much all of their jumbo jets.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Nice flowers

I always thought Lapland was the place to go for piece of mind but apparently some Thai gardens could be quite amazing as well. Great pictures!

Looking forward to the next part!  

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:38 pm

Hi Markus,

One again, really nice to read a longhaul report of yours. I love the 747 pictures, especially the close-ups of the nose. More impressive than the A380, isnt it ? However, not having your own screen onboard for such a long flight isn’t ideal.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
it feels like spring is actually around the corner, when I write this just now.

Hurray!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Anyone in need for something sweet, for example me!

Yes please!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
´ve read about a fully loaded LH A346 on the way for the departure runway which is called back to the terminal due to some minutes after the deadline.

So it happens in FRA too. Mustn’t wake the sleeping neighbours!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
You know, I´am not the very frequent eater while on planes, but this tastes superb.
Marjoram potatoes with Tofu and vegetables

A generous meal with a delicious looking main course, I feel quite hungry now!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
I´am immediatelly arrived in dreamland short after the tray was cleared and my internal watch shows me only the time to lift up the window blind, take a quick sunrise picture and fall asleep again till the next meal service.

Please share your secret with me before I fly to Singapore !

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The safety card, before it got lost

A safety card getting lost? Never heard of that before  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Perfectly clean and well designed

Modern design, with the bath behind the glass screen. In a previous job of mine I had a complaint from some English guests staying in a 5* hotel in Lucerne. They’d renovated some of the rooms and the elderly couple were horrifed to see a bath just like that. They demanded to change rooms!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Every single meter is used to sell or cook something

Esprit in Bangkok, there’s a surprise.

Looking forward to hearing about your A380 trip

Happy flying
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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 3:59 pm

Hey, nice to follow more comments.


@R.:

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 16):

You've written yet another really enjoyable story with many nice pictures from Bangkok - great! What else can I say?

Thank you, warm welcomed.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 16):

Hey, what you can see on the monitor is also one of the last Finnair flights from Stuttgart!

Terrible, I know.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 16):

Count me in!

Hey, good to know.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 16):

That's very nice of him!

Definitely.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 16):

She looks gorgeous. Actually I am about to book an itinerary including my first 747 flights one of these days, I'm not sure if I should choose Lufthansa or KLM - both have very similar pricing and both include the 747-400.

Really good to know.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 16):

Nice you enjoyed the meal! What about the other things on the tray - how was the salad and the dessert?

Not for me this time!.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 16):

Hmm, do you happen to know if it is the same for all Lufthansa 747s? Because I think KLM has installed PTVs on pretty much all of their jumbo jets.

Not sure, some of them are fitted with the newer seats, but not sure which examples exactly.

Quoting 717Flyer (Reply 16):

I always thought Lapland was the place to go for piece of mind but apparently some Thai gardens could be quite amazing as well. Great pictures!

I should visit the Lapland gardens also.


@Hannah:

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

One again, really nice to read a longhaul report of yours. I love the 747 pictures, especially the close-ups of the nose. More impressive than the A380, isnt it ? However, not having your own screen onboard for such a long flight isn’t ideal.

Thank you, warm welcomed, you know.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

Hurray!

As soon as possible, you know.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

Yes please!

Very good to know.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

So it happens in FRA too. Mustn’t wake the sleeping neighbours!

That´s it, definitely.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

A generous meal with a delicious looking main course, I feel quite hungry now!

Count me in.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

Please share your secret with me before I fly to Singapore !

Will do so!.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

A safety card getting lost? Never heard of that before

A real surprise, you know.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

Modern design, with the bath behind the glass screen. In a previous job of mine I had a complaint from some English guests staying in a 5* hotel in Lucerne. They’d renovated some of the rooms and the elderly couple were horrifed to see a bath just like that. They demanded to change rooms!

I like it this way.

Quoting infodesk (Reply 17):

Esprit in Bangkok, there’s a surprise.

They sell simply everything there.

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:03 pm

Hi Markus !

Thanks for another great report with great pictures !

It's great to see you do more long haul flights !

Meals on LH looks good but vegetarian is not my style. Breakfast looks very good to me.

Hotel seems very nice and especially for that price but that's Thailand!

Too bad you got a 744 in without the PTVs but at least you got a seat with lots of legroom.

Amazing that it's been over 500 flights since your last flight on a 747!

Looking forward to your next report !

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 7:44 pm

great report as usual!

the LH lounges seems very nice, dont get it why so many people are always complaining!

I am planing for July a CCS-FRA-BKK / SIN-FRA-MUC-FRA-CCS routing with LH, so now at least I know what to expect on LH 744, the last time I flew a LH 744 was 96 or so FRA-BOG

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:57 pm

Hi Markus, good to know you are keeping up with the ever growing list of new Departure airports.

It's interesting to see the LH 744 review from a experienced flyer. I hear a lot of bad press about the outdated style on these birds, mainly directed at the lack of personal IFE. Anyway, things look ok with the seat and the food. It was a very nice touch for the crew member to acknowledge your SEN status, if only it was to welcome you to move into J  .

Your choice of hotel looks good and congrats on the upgrade. Great stuff.
Good also to get some pictures from the city, really interesting looking and a vibrant scene.

I'm looking forward to the return story Markus.
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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 8:58 pm

Hey, good to follow more comments.


@Lars:

Quoting The777Man (Reply 19):

Thanks for another great report with great pictures !

It's great to see you do more long haul flights !

Thank you.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 19):

Meals on LH looks good but vegetarian is not my style. Breakfast looks very good to me.

Good to see you´re opinion.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 19):

Hotel seems very nice and especially for that price but that's Thailand!

Too bad you got a 744 in without the PTVs but at least you got a seat with lots of legroom.

Amazing that it's been over 500 flights since your last flight on a 747!

The 744 was really worth it to go this way and with more than 500 legs ago another reason to do it.


@Avianca:

Quoting Avianca (Reply 20):
great report as usual!

Thank you.

Quoting Avianca (Reply 20):

the LH lounges seems very nice, dont get it why so many people are always complaining!

I am planing for July a CCS-FRA-BKK / SIN-FRA-MUC-FRA-CCS routing with LH, so now at least I know what to expect on LH 744, the last time I flew a LH 744 was 96 or so FRA-BOG

Very interesting routing. Good to see you in FRA and MUC and sure the lounges are ok.

Greetings,
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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 9:02 pm

Hi, Lee,

really good to see you´re comment.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 21):


Hi Markus, good to know you are keeping up with the ever growing list of new Departure airports.

Sure there are some more to come if nothing goes wrong.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 21):

It's interesting to see the LH 744 review from a experienced flyer. I hear a lot of bad press about the outdated style on these birds, mainly directed at the lack of personal IFE. Anyway, things look ok with the seat and the food. It was a very nice touch for the crew member to acknowledge your SEN status, if only it was to welcome you to move into J

Good point, that´s what I´am waited for with the move to J.

Quoting AlwaysOnAPlane (Reply 21):

Your choice of hotel looks good and congrats on the upgrade. Great stuff.
Good also to get some pictures from the city, really interesting looking and a vibrant scene.

Definitely a place to go, for sure.

Greetings,
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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:57 pm

Nice report, Marcus.

Cool shots from Frankfurt and Thailand - I'd love to visit Bangkok.

I'm amazed that LH still does not offer in-seat video in Y on their 747-400 flagship ... This was the same way 10 years ago as well! I think if they are going to continue to fly these aircraft on flights of such a long length, they should install this - definitely behind the competition! Meals look nice though.

Thanks for sharing!

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:40 pm

Hi Markus,

From the warmer climes westbound (Florida), to the warmer climes eastbound (Bangkok): good idea in this Euro winter time. Good to see, you got to sample a classic Lufty B744 which deliverred you in style in BKK. I think the tag-on to SGN exists quite some time already. A friend of mine flew this very route some 10 years ago FRA-BKK-SGN. I believe AF does the same (or used to), flying CDG-BKK-SGN.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Anyone in need for something sweet, for example me!

'Boules de Berlin', yummy!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
That was leg no. 74 on the A319 and the first time for me on "Idar-Oberstein".

You've flown so many LH A319's already and are still able to catch a new reg. Very good!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Leg no. 6 only for me on type and the last experience is more than 500 flights ago. This is also a new entry to my log.

Congrats! Only 6 on type?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Marjoram potatoes with Tofu and vegetables

Looks are apparently deceiving. it looks a mess but it tasted great.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The safety card, before it got lost

Don't tell me you nicked it...?

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sun Mar 04, 2012 2:16 pm

Hi Markus,

interesting report, good to see you on a long-haul flight again. Great to catch a flight on the 747-400, indeed a very nice and classic plane type, like it very much. Just a bit disappointing that they don't have PTVs on the seats, which should be state-of-the-art nowadays.

Well done by the crew to acknowledge your status there.

Also nice to include some pictures from Bangkok, it is certainly a very exciting city. Have been there a few years ago and really enjoyed it, the atmosphere and the vibe is quite special, would go there again without hesitation. Your hotel also looked excellent, good choice.

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sun Mar 04, 2012 3:50 pm

Hi Markus,

excellent as usual! Thanks!

Exellent service for you, Senator in Y, to come and personally welcome you   I might find it a little embarrassing if the crew ignored my neighbour! Food looks generous for Y, and good for you that you snagged an extra legroom seat - almost not worth paying for Business in that case!

Bangkok is an interesting city, lots of life. I stayed once in a hotel next to Siam Square shopping centre and Skytrain station, before the new airport opened. Much more genuine Thai than Kao San Rd, full of backpackers  

Thanks again, and as always anticipating the next leg!

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sun Mar 04, 2012 5:11 pm

Hey, good to follow more comments.


@Matthew:

Quoting 767747 (Reply 24):
Nice report, Marcus.

Cool shots from Frankfurt and Thailand - I'd love to visit Bangkok.

Thank you.

Quoting 767747 (Reply 24):

I'm amazed that LH still does not offer in-seat video in Y on their 747-400 flagship ... This was the same way 10 years ago as well! I think if they are going to continue to fly these aircraft on flights of such a long length, they should install this - definitely behind the competition! Meals look nice though.

Also my opinion, something to do for LH soon.


@Nils:

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 25):

From the warmer climes westbound (Florida), to the warmer climes eastbound (Bangkok): good idea in this Euro winter time. Good to see, you got to sample a classic Lufty B744 which deliverred you in style in BKK. I think the tag-on to SGN exists quite some time already. A friend of mine flew this very route some 10 years ago FRA-BKK-SGN. I believe AF does the same (or used to), flying CDG-BKK-SGN.

Thank you and interesting to follow that also AF goes this way.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 25):

'Boules de Berlin', yummy!

Count me in, you know.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 25):

You've flown so many LH A319's already and are still able to catch a new reg. Very good!

Lucky me!.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 25):

Congrats! Only 6 on type?

So it is, 6 only by now.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 25):

Looks are apparently deceiving. it looks a mess but it tasted great.

Thats it, exactly.

Quoting Sultanils (Reply 25):

Don't tell me you nicked it...?

No way, absolutely no way!.


@M.:

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 26):

interesting report, good to see you on a long-haul flight again. Great to catch a flight on the 747-400, indeed a very nice and classic plane type, like it very much. Just a bit disappointing that they don't have PTVs on the seats, which should be state-of-the-art nowadays.

Thank you and also my opinion with the LH 747.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 26):

Well done by the crew to acknowledge your status there.

That´s it, definitely.

Quoting CaptainRed (Reply 26):

Also nice to include some pictures from Bangkok, it is certainly a very exciting city. Have been there a few years ago and really enjoyed it, the atmosphere and the vibe is quite special, would go there again without hesitation. Your hotel also looked excellent, good choice.

Really good to know.


@R.:

Quoting signol (Reply 27):

excellent as usual! Thanks!

Thank you.

Quoting signol (Reply 27):

Exellent service for you, Senator in Y, to come and personally welcome you   I might find it a little embarrassing if the crew ignored my neighbour! Food looks generous for Y, and good for you that you snagged an extra legroom seat - almost not worth paying for Business in that case!

Sure the way for the nightflight and no need for biz here.

Quoting signol (Reply 27):

Bangkok is an interesting city, lots of life. I stayed once in a hotel next to Siam Square shopping centre and Skytrain station, before the new airport opened. Much more genuine Thai than Kao San Rd, full of backpackers

Ah, really good to know.

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sun Mar 04, 2012 7:32 pm

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 22):
Very interesting routing. Good to see you in FRA and MUC and sure the lounges are ok

I try to go at least once or twice per year to MUC at least... well as a born Bavarian and with the whole bunch of family sill their its a must... and of course MUC is my favourite Airport around the world! I think this year I should make Star Gold ... so finally I can enjoy also the LH lounges in Germany!

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:05 pm

Hi Markus!

Nice report as usual!
Good to see that you had a nice flight on the LH 744, that exit row seat sure seem like a good seat for such a long flight!
Bangkok does look nice, I was there when I was a kid, I'd love to go there again.

I'm very much looking forward to the next part!

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Mon Mar 05, 2012 9:39 pm

Nice to follow more comments.


@Avianca:

Quoting Avianca (Reply 29):

I try to go at least once or twice per year to MUC at least... well as a born Bavarian and with the whole bunch of family sill their its a must... and of course MUC is my favourite Airport around the world! I think this year I should make Star Gold ... so finally I can enjoy also the LH lounges in Germany!

Hey, more interesting to know. Good luck for Star Gold, sure worth it.


@Martin:

Quoting deltamartin (Reply 30):


Nice report as usual!
Good to see that you had a nice flight on the LH 744, that exit row seat sure seem like a good seat for such a long flight!
Bangkok does look nice, I was there when I was a kid, I'd love to go there again.

I'm very much looking forward to the next part!

Thank you and also my opinion with Bangkok, you know.
The next story is still on the production line!.

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Mon Mar 05, 2012 10:25 pm

HI Markus,

Enjoyed this instalment. It was nice to get a flavour of BKK as I have not been there for quite a while.

LH looked not too bad, but the meals looked quite scrappy - I had not realised you were a vegetarian either! It is a really long flight, so I am glad the seats were not too bad.

Hotel looked really plushy. Nice.

Thanks for the report!

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:55 am

Good read Markus, thanks for sharing.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The classic 744 to BKK

- Looks great in this picture with the rain drops on the window, nice!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
What about some lounging now?.

- Always! - Not a bad set of offerings in there too.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
The signs show me the way out of the secured area.
Is this really true?. No, I´am not amused, it seems there is no intra security way for my next gate now.
Another piece of why FRA is not no. 1 for connecting flights by a good number of pax from around the world.

- Ah yes, FRA is not great for connections, people still berate LHR, they should try FRA!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
Hey, my flight shows a delay. Not good when you know about the very strict curfew rules here.
I´ve read about a fully loaded LH A346 on the way for the departure runway which is called back to the terminal due to some minutes after the deadline.

- You would think there was a little slack in the system for this kind of thing.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
HoChiMinh, now that´s a surprise. I´ve don´t noticed it, that my plane is heading further to Vietnam from Bangkok

- Ah, go there next time, fantastic!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Marjoram potatoes with Tofu and vegetables

- Tofu! - Yuck!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Not my taste for this kind of meal time

- Still, not a bad breakfast.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
it was a little bit to cold during the night for my personal well beeing

- Yes, it can get cold around those doors in flight.

Hotel looks nice.

Cheers

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Tue Mar 06, 2012 6:47 pm

Hi Markus

Great trip report you have got there! I'm starting to get used to those long haul reports from you.
Nice to log the 744 from Lufthansa before the refurb! However, for a long flight like this I would have opted for alternatives.
Glad you enjoyed!

Greetings
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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Tue Mar 06, 2012 7:48 pm

Hi Markus !
this LH flight did not change from 1998 only the portions are reduced hehehe but mama Lufti is concerned for our health ...
so glad that you take Asia trip ... nice hotel by the way ... I must return mine focus to Asia ... so much so little time...
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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Tue Mar 06, 2012 9:57 pm

Hey, more comments, nice.


@L.:

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 32):

Enjoyed this instalment. It was nice to get a flavour of BKK as I have not been there for quite a while.

Thank you.

Quoting lukeyboy95 (Reply 32):

LH looked not too bad, but the meals looked quite scrappy - I had not realised you were a vegetarian either! It is a really long flight, so I am glad the seats were not too bad.

Hotel looked really plushy. Nice.

Sure something to improve soon by LH and exactly my opinion with the hotel.


@Mark:

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 33):
Good read Markus, thanks for sharing.
Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 33):

- Looks great in this picture with the rain drops on the window, nice!

Thank you.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 33):

- Always! - Not a bad set of offerings in there too.

Also my opinion, you know.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 33):

- Ah yes, FRA is not great for connections, people still berate LHR, they should try FRA!

Hah, good point.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 33):

- You would think there was a little slack in the system for this kind of thing.

They know ít nowadays.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 33):

- Ah, go there next time, fantastic!

Will do so.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 33):

- Tofu! - Yuck!

Ok for me!.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 33):

- Still, not a bad breakfast.

Sure.

Quoting ba319-131 (Reply 33):

- Yes, it can get cold around those doors in flight.

So it was, but much better on the A380 later on.


@Marc:

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 34):

Great trip report you have got there! I'm starting to get used to those long haul reports from you.

Thank you.

Quoting MSS658 (Reply 34):
Nice to log the 744 from Lufthansa before the refurb! However, for a long flight like this I would have opted for alternatives.
Glad you enjoyed!

Sure ok for the nightflight this time.


@stipica:

Quoting stipica (Reply 35):

this LH flight did not change from 1998 only the portions are reduced hehehe but mama Lufti is concerned for our health ...

Thank you and that´s the way these times.

Quoting stipica (Reply 35):
so glad that you take Asia trip ... nice hotel by the way ... I must return mine focus to Asia ... so much so little time...

Definitely a great place to spend some time.

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:58 pm

Hi Markus,

A nice idea to catch some more warmth in SE Asia - certainly a bit better weatherwise than SW Germany  . A LH747 is certainly a very nice way of getting there. I love those exit row seats - had one on YYZ-FRA years ago, was very comfortable and slept like a baby all the way. Perfect for me.

It's sad to see more and more airlines giving up these grand birds - BA and LH are pretty much the only ones who still have a decent sized fleet of them around.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, I´am really sorry. I´ve spent the night in Bangkok but don´t show you any Patpong Gogo-bar pictures. That´s simply not my travel style!.

Yeah yeah, you can be honest with us, your Italian "bunga bunga" nature isn't really like this!  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
One bag to check, ok, a good friend here shakes his head now, but I simply don´t want to carry all the stuff around especially during the ride back home at Monday.

That was aimed at me, right? I guess you are planning on doing some shopping and filling your bag with stuff? By all means, I just rarely bother to check luggage if not absolutely sure. In your case I'd probably taken another canvas (i.e. collapsible) bag inside my rollaboard for the shoppings and then checked that in on the way back filled with goodies...

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Well, let´s check the screen for my flight.
Looks like ok from gate 114

So sad that AY flight is no more. You should've flown to HEL a few times more in order to help retain it - I remember you only doing it once!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
We had to wait some more minutes to disembark till police joining us and a young eastern european style woman, btw. nice looking, was escorted from the plane.
A deportation pushed for somewhere else.
I feel really sorry for her.

Don't. If she is being deported she did something wrong and broke some law or regulation. Thus it is perfectly justified.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The signs show me the way out of the secured area.
Is this really true?. No, I´am not amused, it seems there is no intra security way for my next gate now.

You were bussed into the bus arrivals at Schengen B I assume? There's a way to do it airside as well - simply go through passport control to non-Schengen B, turn left and walk a long way forward and you'll end up at the C gates. Those signs are very confusing indeed - reminds me of our transit from BOG to MUC last year!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
The "Queen of the sky" is parked directly in front of the lounge

The old lady is looking good as always, although that nose is quite...errr... huge!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
HoChiMinh, now that´s a surprise. I´ve don´t noticed it, that my plane is heading further to Vietnam from Bangkok

Otherwise you'd continued all the way to SGN, wouldn't you? This flight used to continue to MNL when LH still served it and I think on some days it continued to KUL as well (...when LH still served it, *sigh*).

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
I´am the responsible purser for the eco cabin and I will take personal care about our Senator travellers today. If there is anything I can do for you, so please let me know".

That's very good service. This is the way it should always be.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
You know, I´am not the very frequent eater while on planes, but this tastes superb.
Marjoram potatoes with Tofu and vegetables

You just taught me a new English word - never knew the word "marjoram". Well I know the Finnish equivalent of course but thanks for that! Looks like a decent meal even though it is missing the main point (i.e. a dead animal)  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
The safety card, before it got lost

Dropped into your bag, did it? You dirty scoundrel!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Selected is the BW Premier Amaranth Suvarnabhumi Airport.

I lilke the name "Amaranth". Reminds me of a certain Finnish metal band  
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Perfectly clean and well designed

Congrats for the upgrade. The room looks very nice!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 1):
Back to town now, Siam at night

Just before you hit Soi Cowboy? 
 
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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Thu Mar 08, 2012 10:33 pm

Hi, P.,

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 37):

A nice idea to catch some more warmth in SE Asia - certainly a bit better weatherwise than SW Germany

Thank you and really good to follow you´re comment.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 37):
A LH747 is certainly a very nice way of getting there. I love those exit row seats - had one on YYZ-FRA years ago, was very comfortable and slept like a baby all the way. Perfect for me.

Count me in this way, you know.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 37):

It's sad to see more and more airlines giving up these grand birds - BA and LH are pretty much the only ones who still have a decent sized fleet of them around.

Such a shame, also my opinion.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 37):

Yeah yeah, you can be honest with us, your Italian "bunga bunga" nature isn't really like this!

Italian, yeah I should go there also again soon.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 37):

That was aimed at me, right? I guess you are planning on doing some shopping and filling your bag with stuff? By all means, I just rarely bother to check luggage if not absolutely sure. In your case I'd probably taken another canvas (i.e. collapsible) bag inside my rollaboard for the shoppings and then checked that in on the way back filled with goodies...

Exactly, more with the next story!.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 37):

So sad that AY flight is no more. You should've flown to HEL a few times more in order to help retain it - I remember you only doing it once!

Oh, yes, I should do it more often, definitely.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 37):

Don't. If she is being deported she did something wrong and broke some law or regulation. Thus it is perfectly justified.

Well, that´s the point here.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 37):

You were bussed into the bus arrivals at Schengen B I assume? There's a way to do it airside as well - simply go through passport control to non-Schengen B, turn left and walk a long way forward and you'll end up at the C gates. Those signs are very confusing indeed - reminds me of our transit from BOG to MUC last year!

So it was, not that really well done by FRAPORT.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 37):

The old lady is looking good as always, although that nose is quite...errr... huge!

Yes, it is definitely huge.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 37):

Otherwise you'd continued all the way to SGN, wouldn't you? This flight used to continue to MNL when LH still served it and I think on some days it continued to KUL as well (...when LH still served it, *sigh*).

Hah, when LH still served it, true words.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 37):

That's very good service. This is the way it should always be.

Exactly my opinion, you know.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 37):

You just taught me a new English word - never knew the word "marjoram". Well I know the Finnish equivalent of course but thanks for that! Looks like a decent meal even though it is missing the main point (i.e. a dead animal)

It was a real decent meal from my point of view.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 37):

Dropped into your bag, did it? You dirty scoundrel!

No way, absolutely not me, no way!.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 37):

I lilke the name "Amaranth". Reminds me of a certain Finnish metal band

Hah, good point.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 37):

Congrats for the upgrade. The room looks very nice!

Really nice.

Quoting FlyingFinn76 (Reply 37):

Just before you hit Soi Cowboy?

Oh, I want to go to this high cultural quiet place, but no one shows me the way!.

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:07 pm

Guten tag Markus

Thanks for the great story. Good read and pictures as always. Nice with some more long haul stories from you too.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
Gogo-bar pictures. That´s simply not my travel style!.

Good to hear

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
Anyone in need for something sweet, for example me!

Ah, Berliner! These are really good!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
which is called back to the terminal due to some minutes after the deadline.

Imagine being on that flight. What a nightmare!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The "Queen of the sky" is parked directly in front of the lounge

Love the picture. Really impressive bird.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
"Nordrhein-Westfalen

Oh, so LH named their A/C with Bundesländer too? I thought they only used German cities!?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
The safety card, before it got lost

He he 
Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
The new departure airport together with a new airline and also not a new, but nevertheless interesting plane type, is coming up soon.
Let´s have a look here in a couple of days.

Sounds interesting!

Greetings
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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Mon Mar 12, 2012 12:02 pm

Hello Flieger67

Great report, thanks also for the nice BKK-pictures.

Always nice to be sitting in a 747 these days! No last row this time?

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Tue Mar 13, 2012 9:44 pm

Hi, Robert and J., good to follow you´re comments.


@Robert:

Quoting parton87 (Reply 39):
Guten tag Markus

Thanks for the great story. Good read and pictures as always. Nice with some more long haul stories from you too.

Thank you.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 39):

Good to hear

Definitely.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 39):

Ah, Berliner! These are really good!

Count me in, you know.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 39):

Imagine being on that flight. What a nightmare!

Terrible, indeed.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 39):

Love the picture. Really impressive bird.

Really impressive, for sure.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 39):

Oh, so LH named their A/C with Bundesländer too? I thought they only used German cities!?

The 747´s are called this way.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 39):
He he 

Sure the way to go here!.

Quoting parton87 (Reply 39):

Sounds interesting!

Coming up soon.


@J.:

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 40):

Great report, thanks also for the nice BKK-pictures.

Thank you.

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 40):

Always nice to be sitting in a 747 these days! No last row this time?

Selected at first but finally with the full load switched to the exit row.

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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Mon Mar 26, 2012 6:50 pm

My friend Markus,

I am sorry for my late reply. I had been looking forward to reading your exciting report since three weeks ago. But somehow, I get around replying just by now.

Nevertheless, I truly enjoyed your report as you brought back the nice memories of visiting Thailand myself some six years ago.  


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Thread starter):
four legs on one ticket with an 180.00 Euro´s average fare per leg, ok from my point of view.

Nice deal, I must say.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
That´s simply not my travel style!.

I did not go there either.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
Customer first, he win´s!.

What a gentleman.

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 2):
the first time for me on "Idar-Oberstein".

Congratulation!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
also my good friend here Suryo send me message and wishes me a good flight.

How sweet of you for mentioning this. You make me blush.   


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
it seems it´s worth it to operate an Asian soup bar

Did you try any of the soups? Tom Yam perhaps?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
"A very warm welcome on our flight for Bangkok.
I´am the responsible purser for the eco cabin and I will take personal care about our Senator travellers today. If there is anything I can do for you, so please let me know".

LH really reckons the loyal premium customer, no, the ambassador!  


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
Marjoram potatoes with Tofu and vegetables

Delicious!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 3):
Not my taste for this kind of meal time

What a pity. The breakfast looked tasty. Do I see vegetarian sausage there?

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
I´am upgraded now for this place and also for an executive suite. Warm welcomed.

How wonderful!

Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
Real flowers on the bed

Bed of roses!  


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
Sure a well designed property

I am sure the property is being recommended by TripAdvisor.  


Quoting FLIEGER67 (Reply 4):
"Tuk-Tuk Transport International", for all you´re transport needs

Did you give it a try, even for once?


Markus, many thanks for sharing your story in South East Asia. I was curious how you would experience the region and delighted to know that you were enjoying your stay.  

I will catch up with your otherinstallments as soon as possible.


Best regards,
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RE: Wide-Body Comparison: The Classic 744 To BKK

Mon Mar 26, 2012 7:42 pm

Hoi, Suryo,

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):

I am sorry for my late reply. I had been looking forward to reading your exciting report since three weeks ago. But somehow, I get around replying just by now.

Nevertheless, I truly enjoyed your report as you brought back the nice memories of visiting Thailand myself some six years ago.

Thank you and I know about you´re trip to Asia. Sure ok this way.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):

Nice deal, I must say.

Definitely.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):

I did not go there either.

No way.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):

What a gentleman.

Sure he was.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):

Congratulation!

Always nice for me.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):

How sweet of you for mentioning this. You make me blush.

 
Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):

Did you try any of the soups? Tom Yam perhaps?

Not at all but it looks like nice.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):

LH really reckons the loyal premium customer, no, the ambassador!

Hah, good point.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):

Delicious!

Exactly my opinion.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):

What a pity. The breakfast looked tasty. Do I see vegetarian sausage there?

Indeed that was vegetarian sausage.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):

How wonderful!

Definitely.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):

Bed of roses!

Ah, good point again.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):

I am sure the property is being recommended by TripAdvisor.

Well recommended.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):

Did you give it a try, even for once?

Not at all this time.

Quoting akhmad (Reply 42):

Markus, many thanks for sharing your story in South East Asia. I was curious how you would experience the region and delighted to know that you were enjoying your stay.  

I will catch up with your otherinstallments as soon as possible.

Good to know and take you´re time.

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