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by TheEuphorian
Fri Jul 31, 2020 3:09 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: In-flight magazines
Replies: 26
Views: 1445

Re: In-flight magazines

For full-service carriers they might disappear, but for low-cost airlines (with a buy-on-board program) that won't easily be the case. The in-flight magazine also serves as a catalogue and price list for their on-board offerings. If they don't provide passengers with their magazine anymore, people ...

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by TheEuphorian
Thu Jul 30, 2020 2:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What's the most boring airport approach you've flown?
Replies: 33
Views: 1730

Re: What's the most boring airport approach you've flown?

CGK's approach 07R is actually quite boring, since you mainly fly over a bunch of slums, and thats about it.

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by TheEuphorian
Fri Jul 17, 2020 6:02 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?
Replies: 119
Views: 29279

Re: Did people really fly all the way on flights like this?

There are also a bunch of SE.Asia-USA TPAC flights during the 1980s and 1990s that are routed like this:
TG:
BKK-NRT-SEA-DFW
BKK-NRT-YVR-YYZ(Unconfirmed)
MH:
KUL-ARN-EWR
GA:
CGK-DPS-BIK-HNL-LAX

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by TheEuphorian
Thu Jul 09, 2020 1:35 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL
Replies: 46
Views: 6399

Re: Garuda Indonesia Plans DPS-LAX/SFO/PAR/BOM/DEL

Does DPS even need TPAC flights? since even larger Southeast Asian cities like CGK, KUL or even BKK (which has much more TPAC demand than DPS or even CGK) can't even sustain TPAC demand due to all the cheap Chinese airlines with the 737-800 fleets dumping capacity onto Southeast Asia.

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by TheEuphorian
Thu Jul 02, 2020 2:06 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 24361

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2020

Thank you. It will be interesting to see wether, or better, when the Covid-19-crisis leads to the retirement of the first 77W frames. The 10 ex-Jet Aw 77Ws are standing around since more than 12 months now, and that in less than favourable condition, It looks like Thai Aw. might retire their small ...

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by TheEuphorian
Fri Jun 26, 2020 11:57 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2020
Replies: 9
Views: 833

Re: Southeast Asia Aviation Thread - 2020

In wake of the Coronavirus and the economic slowdown associated with it, Thailand's NokScoot will be liquidated, citing from this: BOARD OF DIRECTORS PASS RESOLUTION TO LIQUIDATE NOKSCOOT - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - . Bangkok, 26 June 2020 - NokScoot regrets to announce that its Board of D...

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by TheEuphorian
Sun Jun 21, 2020 3:27 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45269

Re: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection

Can't really find a legitimate source for it, but there are rumors on facebook because somebody leaked some information from a TG board meeting that TG will kill off WE, and will reintroduce mainline flights on Thailand domestic routes, with widebodies, and a true J product. Such poor decision maki...

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by TheEuphorian
Sun Jun 21, 2020 10:24 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45269

Re: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection

Can't really find a legitimate source for it, but there are rumors on facebook because somebody leaked some information from a TG board meeting that TG will kill off WE, and will reintroduce mainline flights on Thailand domestic routes, with widebodies, and a true J product.

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by TheEuphorian
Tue Jun 16, 2020 9:01 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Shortest Time Between Inauguration and Cancellation (i.e. TPA-SEA 2020)
Replies: 38
Views: 3270

Re: Shortest Time Between Inauguration and Cancellation (i.e. TPA-SEA 2020)

Back in 1990(?), TG briefly flew to HEL via DUS for 2 months before killing it off due to the recession caused by the Gulf War.


Also, in 2016, TG relaunched flights to IKA, but it was quickly killed off after like 6 months due to the risk of U.S. sanctions.

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by TheEuphorian
Thu Jun 11, 2020 5:43 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Top 5 saddest retirements caused by the virus
Replies: 35
Views: 2563

Re: Opinion: Top 5 saddest retirements caused by the virus

KLMatSJC wrote:
TheEuphorian wrote:
Also the TG 777-200A retirements, which now leaves UA as the last 772A operator.

I thought I heard a rumor that there was still a chance of them coming back.

Probably not considering that they are all 20+ years old with deteriorating interiors.

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by TheEuphorian
Wed Jun 10, 2020 2:20 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Opinion: Top 5 saddest retirements caused by the virus
Replies: 35
Views: 2563

Re: Opinion: Top 5 saddest retirements caused by the virus

Also the TG 777-200A retirements, which now leaves UA as the last 772A operator.

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by TheEuphorian
Mon Jun 08, 2020 2:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Non photographed airliners?
Replies: 37
Views: 5945

Re: Non photographed airliners?

HS-TIF, a TG A310-300 that was initially delivered to Wardair. then to TG, then to the Canadian Air Force.
No pictures of it exist.

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by TheEuphorian
Fri Jun 05, 2020 7:59 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45269

Re: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection

https://www.thansettakij.com/content/business/437209?
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TG's frequent flyer program, Royal Orchid Plus, is now not allowing people to do mileage redemptions on TG flights.
Source(in Thai):
https://www.thansettakij.com/content/business/437209?

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by TheEuphorian
Fri Jun 05, 2020 5:26 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45269

Re: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection

Thai Airways only has one scheduled 787 route left - Bangkok to Auckland. Is it possible they haven't updated this route yet? The rest are on the 777s. Is it safe to say Thai Airways is truly getting rid of its 787s? https://www.routesonline.com/news/38/airlineroute/291638/thai-airways-internationa...

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by TheEuphorian
Thu May 28, 2020 10:07 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45269

Re: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy

Adding to the fact on why TG is suffering from LCC competition, is that its main LCC competitor, Thai Airasia, is linked to a political party in Thailand, which granted them a political and business advantage, which TG does not have, thus resulting in TG being superseded in every aspect by Airasia.

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by TheEuphorian
Tue May 26, 2020 7:19 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020
Replies: 328
Views: 70053

Re: Boeing 747-400 Passenger Fleet Tracking/Retirements Thread - 2020

VRHNM wrote:
Is there any information regarding TG's plan with their 744s in the coming months?

From what I know, TG just retired their entire 777-200A fleet with possible rumors of retiring the entire 787-8 and 787-9 fleet, but no words on the 20+ year old 747 fleet.

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by TheEuphorian
Fri May 22, 2020 12:00 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45269

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

Thailand's government has officially reduced its stake in TG down to 48% from 51%, effectively ending TG's status as a state enterprise. Source(in Thai): https://www.thansettakij.com/content/435500?fbclid=IwAR0jCYBj6C-gasiLow2CAS1OZQ-xOVsHlCikWOHOS6WL0WZRLISjmoBK_Ko Also, there are unverified report...

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by TheEuphorian
Wed May 20, 2020 2:49 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45269

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

I am not too sure what they plan to do with Thai Smile in the future. They started off as a LCC (despite retaining some elements of the 'Thai' brand name), and then moved slightly more premium, but still less-so than mainline TG... So does the current 'hybrid-like' Thai Smile compete effectively wi...

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by TheEuphorian
Tue May 19, 2020 9:17 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45269

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

The governments of countries like Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia and alike need to realise they don't need state backed airlines. The airline groups like Lion, AirAsia, SQ group, Jetstar, some strong Vietnam holdings(VietJet), etc can well serve all these markets and countries more efficiently and p...

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by TheEuphorian
Sun May 17, 2020 1:49 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 - 25 years in commercial service
Replies: 147
Views: 14264

Re: 777 - 25 years in commercial service

Does anyone know if CZ, EK, and AF had 3-4-3 in the 90s when the 777 was first introduced? What is interesting is that CZ, went with 3-3-3 on its 773s. On that topic, TG initially had 3-4-3 in Y and 2-4-2 in J on its 772A fleet when they introduced it in 1996, but it was changed to 3-3-3 in Y and 2...

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by TheEuphorian
Sat May 16, 2020 1:23 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Planes in boneyards that are never scrapped
Replies: 35
Views: 9782

Re: Planes in boneyards that are never scrapped

There are a bunch of former TG 747-400, A340-500 and A340-600 still sitting in the TG maintainance apron in UTP, alongside a L-1011, 737-400, and a bunch of turboprop aircraft. http://www.google.com/maps/@12.6858834,101.0128371,172m/data=!3m1!1e3 Meanwhile, in DMK, there is a former TG A300B4-600R a...

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by TheEuphorian
Mon May 11, 2020 3:54 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45269

Re: Minister: THAI "Financial Status Critical"; Rehab Program Failing

Thai Airways International labor union has rejected the government’s bailout proposal, which is said to open the possibility of the airline becoming a privately-owned company. https://www.khaosodenglish.com/news/business/2020/05/08/thai-airways-union-opposes-privatization-under-bailout-plans/ Also,...

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by TheEuphorian
Mon May 11, 2020 3:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8791

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

Just a few days ago DL has been flying the A350-900 between HNL and UTP in Thailand as a military charter, and possibly the first appearance of the US3 since 2016 when DL ceased the NRT-BKK flights back in 2016. Bangkok, for the right or wrong purposes, is a popular tourist destination..I always wo...

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by TheEuphorian
Sun May 10, 2020 12:18 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Worst “White Elephant” Airports
Replies: 36
Views: 3680

Re: Worst “White Elephant” Airports

Not exactly one yet, but BKK and to an extent, DMK, are both potential "White Elephant" airports, due to the possible decline of tourism into Bangkok, and the possible liquidation of TG.

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by TheEuphorian
Sun May 03, 2020 5:13 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport
Replies: 38
Views: 3733

Re: Airline or Aircraft due to Covid not usually not at you airport

BKK:
-Iberia A350-900
-Condor 767-300ER
-CA/MU/CZ A330-300
UTP:
-Delta A350-900

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by TheEuphorian
Thu Apr 30, 2020 2:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Updated: Thai Airways enters Bankruptcy Protection
Replies: 213
Views: 45269

Re: Thai Airways $1.80 billion emergency loan approved

Also, they have also been restructured in part of this deal:
-Original TG will become a holding company
-All aircraft and flight operations will be transferred to WE
-Ground staff will be controlled by AOT(Thai airport operator)

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by TheEuphorian
Wed Apr 29, 2020 9:41 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)
Replies: 47
Views: 5234

Re: The Airbus A380 Turns 15 Today (April 27)

So far, I flew 3 A380, all on TG:
HS-TUC, HS-TUB on BKK-NRT-BKK
HS-TUF on BKK-KIX

Overall, it was comfortable, especially on redeyes because the seats aren't slimline.

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by TheEuphorian
Sat Apr 25, 2020 12:22 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations
Replies: 91
Views: 7060

Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations

More: Vietnam Airlines 767-300ER(Continental NTU Frame): 0070306 Tigerair/Mandala hybrid scheme A320-200(2012-2014): 2110075 Batavia Air A330-200 leased from EI: 2122511 BA 747-400 wetleased to QF with world tails livery: 0167180 Lion Air Yak-42: 0139569 Dragonair L-1011: 1066746 UA 747SP with PA hy...

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by TheEuphorian
Thu Apr 23, 2020 1:09 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled
Replies: 49
Views: 2370

Re: Your last trip and the next trip you cancelled

Last trip:
International: BKK-KIX(incl. Kobe/Kyoto/Nara/Himeji)-BKK: TG A388/77W
Domestic: BKK-CEI-BKK: WE A320

Next Trip(cancelled):
BKK-SIN-BKK

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by TheEuphorian
Tue Apr 21, 2020 2:21 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations
Replies: 91
Views: 7060

Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations

Aeroflot 777-200ER: 1676181 Aeroflot had two 777-200ER from 1998 to 2005, so around seven years. That was not really "short lived". I agree - not short lived at all. This would also apply to the suggestion WAY up thread of AA 747. No way that was "short lived." I know it's not s...

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by TheEuphorian
Fri Apr 17, 2020 5:32 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights
Replies: 61
Views: 8791

Re: Covid-19 Interesting One-Off Flights

Just a few days ago DL has been flying the A350-900 between HNL and UTP in Thailand as a military charter, and possibly the first appearance of the US3 since 2016 when DL ceased the NRT-BKK flights back in 2016.

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by TheEuphorian
Wed Apr 15, 2020 8:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations
Replies: 91
Views: 7060

Re: Rare and Short Lived Airline/Aircraft Combinations

TG 737-200(Adv), A310-200, and A310-300: 0203154 2049846 0157600 All 3 types are inherited from the TH merger; 737-200 were quickly replaced by the 737-400 by the early 1990s, while the A310 fleet lasted only until the late 1990s, and also HS-TID(A310-300) crashed in 1992, and HS-TIA(A310-200) also ...

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by TheEuphorian
Mon Apr 06, 2020 12:25 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: COVID-19 Fleet Storage Locations
Replies: 5
Views: 1213

Re: COVID-19 Fleet Storage Locations

In Thailand:

TG and PG in BKK
FD, SL, DD in DMK

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by TheEuphorian
Sun Mar 29, 2020 7:44 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2020
Replies: 106
Views: 24361

Re: 777 Retirement/Scrapping Thread - 2020

Can't really find a reliable source yet, but according to some facebook post, TG is now retiring all 6 of its 772A(777-200) aircraft, due to COVID-19.

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by TheEuphorian
Fri Mar 27, 2020 9:12 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Soviet Airliners Outside the Eastern Bloc
Replies: 72
Views: 7964

Re: Soviet Airliners Outside the Eastern Bloc

JT(Lion Air) originally started off with the Yak-42 before moving towards the 737-200/MD-82

VN(Vietnam Airlines) operated Tu-134s prior to 1994 and soon after they were all dumped in favor of the A320 and 767-300ER

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by TheEuphorian
Sun Mar 22, 2020 2:26 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Preserved DC-9/MD-80?
Replies: 17
Views: 940

Re: Preserved DC-9/MD-80?

As someone mentioned earlier, there are 2 preserved DC-9-32 in Jakarta, one in a museum, and the other displayed inside the GMF Aeroasia hangar in CGK.

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by TheEuphorian
Wed Mar 11, 2020 8:57 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown
Replies: 109
Views: 8333

Re: Your List Of Discontinued Routes You Have Flown

Only one so far:
-LH BKK-CGK, in 2005 (5th freedom; later changed to FRA-KUL-CGK and then terminated in the mid 2010s.

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by TheEuphorian
Tue Mar 10, 2020 3:38 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV
Replies: 31
Views: 9131

Re: Thai Airways Airbus A330 chops tail off gulfstream IV

Side note does Thai move a lot of freight? 79 passengers on a A330 doesn't even pay for the fuel. Have you been following the news at all in the last couple of months? :innocent: Thai Airways only operates widebodies. The airline does have a subsidiary named Thai Smile that operates A320s. I wonder...

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by TheEuphorian
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:51 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: HKG-BKK 5th freedom
Replies: 24
Views: 2971

Re: HKG-BKK 5th freedom

LH also used to operate daily FRA-BKK, continuing on alternate days BKK-SGN or BKK-KUL. There are still quite a lot around SE Asia as well. KL KUL-CGK and SIN-DPS, ET and MK on SIN-KUL, CX BKK-SIN, soon EK on SIN-PEN. There's also BR on BKK-LHR/VIE/AMS too. Just off the top of my head. Matter of fa...

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by TheEuphorian
Wed Mar 04, 2020 2:39 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: TG's B747-400s/A380 routes
Replies: 6
Views: 1867

Re: TG's B747-400s/A380 routes

A380: LHR, FRA, NRT, KIX, CDG*
747-400: SYD, HND, DEL, BOM*, HKT, DPS, CTS*

*Seasonal

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by TheEuphorian
Mon Mar 02, 2020 2:21 pm
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread
Replies: 1121
Views: 309948

Re: KL 744 Phase out News and Discussion Thread

Apperently HS-TGP, a TG 747-4D7, the former retro-liveried TG 747, has withdrawn from use and has already been flown to UTP for storage.

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by TheEuphorian
Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:12 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Past possible orders
Replies: 30
Views: 1969

Re: Past possible orders

GA was originally going to order the 777-200ER but delayed it due to the 1997 Asian Financial Crisis, and it was converted to a 787 order, then once again to a 77W order that was eventually delivered. SQ almost ordered the MD-11 but went with A340-300s instead. Air Siam(Thai airline that got shut do...

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by TheEuphorian
Sat Feb 22, 2020 2:04 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Old TG 777s: what should I expect?
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: Old TG 777s: what should I expect?

Another question. From the looks of it there is no in-seat power in the above photos, yet some people have said that even the old TG 777s have it. Which type (110/230V or USB), if true? And how are the IFE screens: do they have a slow response on touch? Also, how is BKK? Surely it is neither a flye...

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by TheEuphorian
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:11 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Old TG 777s: what should I expect?
Replies: 8
Views: 633

Re: Old TG 777s: what should I expect?

I flew on HS-TJC, HS-TKD, HS-TJS, HS-TJT, HS-TKE on numerous flights, in Y: HS-TJC: flew this plane back from CGK in 2014, and during takeoff, there was some shaking and rattling coming from the right wing, and it turns out that this particular plane diverted to DAD in Vietnam in 2001 due to an fuel...

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by TheEuphorian
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:46 am
Forum: Civil Aviation
Topic: State run airline's loss versus its positive impact on local economy
Replies: 47
Views: 5173

Re: State run airline's loss versus its positive impact on local economy

Meanwhile, TG in Thailand brings lots of tourists here, but with the cost of being extremely unprofitable.

At this point, it's probably best to pull a SR-style move by liquidating and letting WE,which is a TG subsidiary, to take over operations completely.

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by TheEuphorian
Wed Feb 05, 2020 11:44 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former airports have you flown into?
Replies: 45
Views: 2146

Re: What former airports have you flown into?

While not an entirely closed airport, or even terminal, I did depart and arrive in and out of DMK T2, which was closed from 2006 up until around 2015/2016, shortly before it closed down in 2006. Matter of fact, I went there in around 2013, and through the temporary walls and windows, there are still...

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by TheEuphorian
Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:26 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: What former carriers have you flown?
Replies: 102
Views: 3306

Re: What former carriers have you flown?

Flew on an obscure airline called "Valuair" back in the mid/late 2000s, on an A320. If I'm not mistaken, they have been rebranded as Jetstar Asia.

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by TheEuphorian
Fri Jan 24, 2020 1:57 pm
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: New airport killed the old airport
Replies: 44
Views: 7584

Re: New airport killed the old airport

DMK/Don Mueang, Bangkok- Closed from 2006-2007 after BKK opened and during 2011-2012 due to flooding, and it is now a LCC hub and airbase JKT/Jakarta-Kemyoran - Closed in the 1980s when CGK construction started; now demolished HLP/Halim PK, Jakarta - Used temporarily as international airport during ...

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by TheEuphorian
Fri Jan 24, 2020 11:48 am
Forum: Travel, Polls & Preferences
Topic: Smallest international market to/from USA?
Replies: 14
Views: 1353

Re: Smallest international market to/from USA?

PatrickZ80 wrote:
Wasn't there a seasonal Alaska - Siberia flight somewhere? It was only a few flights a year, still it counts as international from the US.

It's a seasonal flight between PKC-ANC operated by R3(Yakutia Airlines), usually with a 737-800/737-700.

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