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Glareskin
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IFE On TG 744?

Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:44 pm

I'm shortly for my holiday trip FRA BKK on TG. For what I've found they fly the B744 and none of the photo's show a personal IFE system. Since Thai is one of the premium Asian carriers I hardly believe this is true. Please update me on this topic.
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zvezda
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RE: IFE On TG 744?

Sun Jun 25, 2006 9:48 pm

I flew a TG B747 in C class a few years ago and there was no IFE. Back to SQ for me.  Smile
 
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RE: IFE On TG 744?

Sun Jun 25, 2006 10:00 pm

New TG AVOD in F/C on the FRA-BKK route.

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spk
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RE: IFE On TG 744?

Sun Jun 25, 2006 11:15 pm

TG provides AVOD with 10.4" touch-screen for F and C class on the following routes. Only on routes that operated by new Airbus A340 and retrofitted B747-400.

B747-400
FRA
LHR
MUC
CDG

A340-600
MXP
AKL
DME (Moscow)
MEL

A340-500
LAX
JFK
MXP

Other than that TG provides normal PTV in F and C class except for aircraft type A300-600, B737-400, B747-300, and ATR-72.

PTV in Y class is provided only on A340-500 and A340-600
 
cfm-56
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RE: IFE On TG 744?

Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:19 am

Any info on when we can expect the whole 744 fleet upgraded with new C and F?
 
spk
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RE: IFE On TG 744?

Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:05 pm

TG will retrofit only 12 out of 18 744. That should cover all major long-haul route. The rest will either be sold as 2-class (C, Premium-Y, Y passengers sitting in F, C , Y cabin respectively) or used on short-haul flight.
 
planemanofnz
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RE: IFE On TG 744?

Mon Jun 26, 2006 2:24 pm

Why isn't TG putting AVOD in economy?
 
spk
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RE: IFE On TG 744?

Mon Jun 26, 2006 4:13 pm

Quoting Planemanofnz (Reply 6):

TG provides AVOD in Y on new aircrafts: A340-500, A340-600, B777-200ER, and A380. For upgrading Y class on older aircrafts to provide AVOD, it may cost too much and may not provide good return on investment.
 
fastenseatbelt
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RE: IFE On TG 744?

Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:59 pm

The target market for TG in Y is still the low-budget mass market. This market has no particular need for IFE. They choose TG because it is cheap and don't care about anything else. Therefore TG does not have to invest in IFE in order to attract Y pax.

What TG does well and what puts its among or even above other premium Asian carriers is its cabin service. This is supported by the latest Skytrax awards (Whether these awards are representative or not is a different question).
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RE: IFE On TG 744?

Mon Jun 26, 2006 9:14 pm

Quoting Spk (Reply 7):
TG provides AVOD in Y on new aircrafts: A340-500, A340-600, B777-200ER, and A380.

B772ER ?? I think TG only operates "domestic" variants such as the 772A-773A.

About IFE, TG's strategy is not very clear to me !! If you put PTV on long-haul, then you put it on the whole fleet, especially if they are planing to keep their 744 !!

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Glareskin
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RE: IFE On TG 744?

Tue Jun 27, 2006 12:47 am

Thanks guys for the reactions. Since this is a family vacation we're going to fly in Y-class. I'm not really looking forward to a boring 12 hour flight.....
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ZK-NBT
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RE: IFE On TG 744?

Tue Jun 27, 2006 4:31 pm

Quoting Flying Belgian (Reply 9):
B772ER ?? I think TG only operates "domestic" variants such as the 772A-773A.

TG will take delivery of 6 772ER's starting later this year, so they don't have any yet but yes these will have AVOD in all classes, they will be 2 class seating 30J 262Y.

Quoting Flying Belgian (Reply 9):
About IFE, TG's strategy is not very clear to me !! If you put PTV on long-haul, then you put it on the whole fleet, especially if they are planing to keep their 744 !!

Agreed! If I was to fly AKL-BKK on a brand new A346 then hop on to a 744 with no IFE it probably wouldn't seem right, you have to be consistant weather its levels of service or IFE or whatever.
 
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RE: IFE On TG 744?

Tue Jun 27, 2006 8:12 pm

Quoting Glareskin (Thread starter):
Since Thai is one of the premium Asian carriers

Is Thai one of the premium Asian carriers - that is a discussion in itself. Thai is a good airline, but are they in the same category as SQ or CX? I dont think so (regardless of what surverys may or may not say).....and I dont think that Thai has the same base of business travellers that some other Asian carriers have attracted.

Thai does offer a good (if not great) product, they are most certainly improving, Thai does offer some very sharp fares in their premium cabins, and Thai honestly does have different parameters than some of the other Asian carriers.....a lot of pax going to Thailand are leisure/lower budget pax who are very price sensitive.

I do agree that TG should try to standardize its product.

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