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Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:48 am

Hello everyone

To give you a background information about the review; this flight is Thai Airway’s inaugural Airbus A350. The aircraft is delivered on 31st August and will be flying domestic run ; Chiang Mai, and Phuket on selected flight between 4th September to 15th September before going on her intended route of Bangkok and Melbourne.

So I take this opportunity to take a short ride, and lucky enough to get a seat in this very first flight. The first section is outgoing flight TG 102 from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai in Economy, and on the same day I shall ride on TG 111 back to Bangkok in Royal Silk (Business Class)

One thing I would like to note here, I am new to airliner.net and this is my first trip report. I am not sure I know the website thoroughly, and English is not my first language. I might experience some beginner’s problem somewhere. Please accept my apology in advance.

Flight information
Airlines : Thai Airways
Flight : TG 102
From : Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport ( BKK/ VTBS )
To : Chiang Mai International Airport ( CNX/ VTCC)
Date : 4 September 2016
Departure Gate : A3
Boarding Time : 07.25 hrs.
Departure Time : 07.55 hrs.
Actual Departure Time : 08.50hrs.
Flight Duration : 0.45 hrs.
Arrival Time : 09.48 hrs.
Arrival Gate : 7
Aircraft : A 350-900
Registration : HS-THB
Name : Vichainburi
Class : Economy Class
Seat : 57A
Image1 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Thai Airways domestic flight can check in at row C, which is quick and comfortable

Image2 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

After check in, I proceed to the gate where the aircraft await us since last night, and I can see much activity going around the terminal
Image3 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr


The winglet, which is really impressive. I recon it's pretty much like Thai dancer performance
Image4 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Load factor is almost full. Not so surprisingly there is a large number of spotter taking this flight. Note that spotting and taking photograph of aircraft is illegal in Thailand ( due to security reason), so the best opportunity to take a photo of an aircraft is to take a journey on one themselves.

Image5 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Now, let’s get on board The interior look great. I like the color scheme and the seat layout of 3-3-3 does seemed much more comfortable than some 3-4-3 in 777 of some airlines.

Image6 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Image7 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Entertainment system is good, LCD is crisp, clear and much less glare than I have experienced.

Image8 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Seat pitch is pretty generous, I think it's around 33 inches. I’m 5 feet 8 (178 cms) and feel comfortable

Image9 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Image10 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr



Passenger service unit, and there are also a universal power outlet on each seat

Image11 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Image12 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

We are pushed back approximately 1 hour later than scheduled. Obviously a teething problem arise.
For those without windows view, the tail camera broadcast a clear view above the airframe

Imagepost-52-0-03765000-1472962704_thumb by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Imagepost-52-0-34931300-1472962678_thumb by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

You can see take off VDO clip here

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oUTxlJ6o1CQ

Light snack is served, you can expect a hot Tortilla roll or Pizza roll (I think it is call Stromboli in USA) with tea, coffee, water or carbonated soft drink

Imagepost-52-0-00228200-1472963522_thumb by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Imagepost-52-0-16165200-1472963548_thumb by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Imagepost-52-0-91920200-1472963553_thumb by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

It’s actually a short flight, so when the garbage is collected, it’s time for descend, which I always find it scenic.

Imagepost-52-0-53165000-1472963997_thumb by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr


Landing clip;

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ0twATPK3I

Final pic of the inaugural flight, before she head back to Bangkok as TG 103

Imagepost-52-0-50850800-1472964279_thumb by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

I left Airport terminal around 10.00 am, enjoy a walk around the town, have some nice local food with some friends before heading back to Airport with plenty of time to spare, expecting that the flight back home will be delayed, which is the case. TG 111 departure time of 3.10 pm is rescheduled to 4.10, which does not bother me.

ImageIMG_7969_resize by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Imagepost-52-0-46632000-1472993371_thumb by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Since I am flying Royal Silk Class for this flight, I can kill the waiting time in the lounge, which is slightly too small for the widebody aircraft passengers. Food selection is limited too.

Imagepost-52-0-16160400-1472993220_thumb - Copy by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Imagepost-52-0-80123500-1472993255_thumb by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Imagepost-52-0-81361400-1472993265_thumb - Copy by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr



Boarding at 4.10pm as per the new schedule

Flight information

Airlines : Thai Airways
Flight : TG 111
From : Chiang Mai International Airport ( CNX/ VTCC)
To : Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport ( BKK/ VTBS )
Date : 4 Sep 2016
Departure Gate : 7
Boarding Time : 14.50 hrs.
Departure Time : 15.10 hrs.
Actual Departure Time : 16.27 hrs.
Flight Duration : 0.45 hrs.
Arrival Time : 17.52 hrs.
Arrival Gate : A3
Aircraft : A350-900
Registration : HS-THB
Name : Vichainburi
Class : Royal Silk Class
Seat : 17A

Imagepost-52-0-00213400-1472964289_thumb by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

My seat , 17A, in Royal Silk Business Class Cabin

Imagepost-52-0-31104700-1473039983 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Imagepost-52-0-74823900-1473039977 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Imagepost-52-0-00994200-1472993898 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Imagepost-52-0-05437700-1472993752_thumb by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Imagepost-52-0-07875300-1472994093_thumb by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Service begin with hot towel and welcome drink

Imagepost-52-0-52011900-1473040560_thumb by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Imagepost-52-0-98073800-1473040564_thumb by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr


Then we take off

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uJyAGnXn6RE

After that the light meal service begin. It’s stir fry noodle with egg and chicken, with chocolate mousse as a dessert. I know it’s just 45 minutes flight from gear up to gear down, but Thai people are spoiled by our complex culinary culture and are difficult when coming to food stuff. Hot food is something they would expect from Airlines Business Class.

Imagepost-52-0-39774200-1473040891 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Imagepost-52-0-82068400-1473040895 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Imagepost-52-0-03787900-1473040900 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

As for drink, if you are travelling Royal Silk class, tamarind juice is what I would highly recommend. It is the secret drink of Thai Airways that we locals talk about. Really refreshing with a hint of sour and sweet. It’s a rare drink that is difficult to find too.

Imagepost-52-0-14965400-1473040905 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr


Since it take time to serve the meal, I was not surprise when the dish is clear away, the aircraft start descending. Eating really pass the time.
But approximately 200 kms before we reach Bangkok, we need to do…. What’s the right word to say? Making a round or circle.. not sure if “holding pattern” is a right jargon in this case. Captain inform us that the traffic at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport is slightly congested. A round of holding is needed to delay us further, which mean I can spend more time on this beautiful aircraft.

ImageIMG_0204 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0205 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0207 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

ImageIMG_0210 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

Landing clip

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E3oLRKuumyg

Alright, that’s pretty much all for my review, I would like to conclude everything here that , it’s a nice aircraft, I enjoy the flight, and I enjoy airliners.net so much.

Special Thanks to fellow member Mr.777Jet and Mr. FlyDeltaJetsATL , who suggested me to do the review of this inaugural flight.
One more thing, should anyone would like me to revise the language, your suggestion is highly welcome and fully appreciated. I would not like someone to lost in translation or start felling bad because of my wrong choice of word. Thank you everyone.
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Re: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:07 pm

Really nice to see TG's newest toy. Very jealous !! This aircraft will suite TG network perfect !
 
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Re: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:45 pm

Nice report on the latest big thing flying around. 8-)

I must say the exterior of the A350 will have to grow on me. It needs major cosmetic surgery on the nose and 'face'. There will be plenty of time for that as North American carriers get theirs.

The 33" seat pitch is attractive and generous for 'regular' economy. I must say that on the basis of pictures, the A350 elbow room seems better in economy than the 787, though I am told the fuselage diameter is only 5" greater. Can anyone who is lucky enough to have flown both comment on their impressions? (no B vs. A, please).
 
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Re: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:15 pm

Hi Arq!

Great first trip report!

I just flew on Thai's A350 to Phuket a few hours ago - it was great.

Lucky for you it parked at a good gate at BKK and at CNX so you could get some good pics. I was unable to get any good pics of the plane because A6 at BKK is horrible for photo taking and it was dark at HKT after we landed and the reflection through 3 glass windows was very bad.

I was very impressed with the Thai A350 and next year when I visit Thailand, I might not fly SYD-BKK non-stop; inseatd I will try to fly SYD-MEL and then MEL-BKK on the A350.

I am glad you enjoyed your A350 flight and I remember you said you would be on it so I was tracking it's progress all day on FlightRadar24.

All the best mate. Take care.

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Re: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Mon Sep 05, 2016 6:24 pm

CF-CPI wrote:
Nice report on the latest big thing flying around. 8-)

I must say the exterior of the A350 will have to grow on me. It needs major cosmetic surgery on the nose and 'face'. There will be plenty of time for that as North American carriers get theirs.

The 33" seat pitch is attractive and generous for 'regular' economy. I must say that on the basis of pictures, the A350 elbow room seems better in economy than the 787, though I am told the fuselage diameter is only 5" greater. Can anyone who is lucky enough to have flown both comment on their impressions? (no B vs. A, please).


I've flown on the UA 788, Scoot 788 & 789. The TG 359 I just flew on was much better regarding seat width. I'd fly a 9 abreast A350 over a 9 abreast 787 any day unless I had an issue with a specific carrier or pitch was an issue in one config. I shall fly on a 9 abreast 777 in a few weeks to compare with the A350.
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Re: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Mon Sep 05, 2016 7:43 pm

777Jet wrote:
I've flown on the UA 788, Scoot 788 & 789. The TG 359 I just flew on was much better regarding seat width. I'd fly a 9 abreast A350 over a 9 abreast 787 any day unless I had an issue with a specific carrier or pitch was an issue in one config. I shall fly on a 9 abreast 777 in a few weeks to compare with the A350.


Thanks for the info. Perhaps it's not just an optical illusion then. There was so much fuss over the 787, calling it the Dreamliner, etc etc, sounding like an antidote to the cattle car. I suppose with the originally projected 8-abreast, it was, but the 3-3-3 mentality kicked in very shortly after introduction.

You should find the 3-3-3 777 to be a nice ride, equal to or better than what you described with the A350.
 
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Re: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Tue Sep 06, 2016 1:49 am

777Jet wrote:
CF-CPI wrote:
Nice report on the latest big thing flying around. 8-)

I must say the exterior of the A350 will have to grow on me. It needs major cosmetic surgery on the nose and 'face'. There will be plenty of time for that as North American carriers get theirs.

The 33" seat pitch is attractive and generous for 'regular' economy. I must say that on the basis of pictures, the A350 elbow room seems better in economy than the 787, though I am told the fuselage diameter is only 5" greater. Can anyone who is lucky enough to have flown both comment on their impressions? (no B vs. A, please).


I've flown on the UA 788, Scoot 788 & 789. The TG 359 I just flew on was much better regarding seat width. I'd fly a 9 abreast A350 over a 9 abreast 787 any day unless I had an issue with a specific carrier or pitch was an issue in one config. I shall fly on a 9 abreast 777 in a few weeks to compare with the A350.


I also have flown A350, B787 and B777, all in Thai Airways fleet. Base on my own experience, I also prefer A350 over B787. Actually I myself do not have an issue with seat width and pitch as I have tall and slim Asian body, but when I travel with my partner (who is a male, with large body - just to make it clear) on 787 he always have to lean onto my side so that he won't protude into other passenger's space, which is not the case in A350 and 777

Here's the comparison

787
ImageIMG_3258 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

350
Image7 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

777 (in this case, an older -200 versions)
ImageIMG_0417 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

and from the passenger's seat view - 787
ImageIMG_3286 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

A350
Image8 by Nuti DAMRONGPHATR, on Flickr

I know the angle is slightly different, but my point is that, I felt more claustrophobic when I fly 787. The difference of 5 inches must have a pretty huge effect
 
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Re: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:08 am

CF-CPI wrote:
777Jet wrote:
I've flown on the UA 788, Scoot 788 & 789. The TG 359 I just flew on was much better regarding seat width. I'd fly a 9 abreast A350 over a 9 abreast 787 any day unless I had an issue with a specific carrier or pitch was an issue in one config. I shall fly on a 9 abreast 777 in a few weeks to compare with the A350.


Thanks for the info. Perhaps it's not just an optical illusion then. There was so much fuss over the 787, calling it the Dreamliner, etc etc, sounding like an antidote to the cattle car. I suppose with the originally projected 8-abreast, it was, but the 3-3-3 mentality kicked in very shortly after introduction.

You should find the 3-3-3 777 to be a nice ride, equal to or better than what you described with the A350.


I guess regarding seat width / arm room comfort, when comparing all the 9 abreast non-LCC configs, such as 3-3-3 on a 777, A350, 787, one just really needs to look at the cabin widths and then the maths is very simple. The 787 was far more comfortable regarding cabin pressure / humidity / lower cabin altitude. The A350 cabin last night was a little warm and stuffy - my wife was fanning herself and when I put my hand up to the main air vent only a very small pressure of air could be felt coming out. Also, with the A350 you have the old school pull down window shades. From my experience the 787 is the more advanced plane which is a tick against the A350 given the A350 is newer. I don't blame airlines who chose 787s over A350s given the cabin is slightly more marrow and that might save operating costs / fuel / whatever given the same number of seats are usually across (9). From a pax perspective, if I was larger I'd rather fly on the A350 and put up with the cabin humidity feeling. If I was thin or of average size, I'd probably take the just slightly narrower 787 seats in order to feel fresher because of the lower cabin altitude. Lastly, that A350 cabin was so roomy I could easily see a 10th seat get squeezed in, even by a non-LCC or two down the track, and then the A v B ideal cabin width debate will continue!
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Re: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Wed Sep 07, 2016 4:22 am

Arq - Thank you for sharing your wonderful report on Thai's inaugural flight of the A350. Your commentary and pictures were great. I live in Chonburi and based on your report will book a trip to Chiang Mai before the aircraft moves to the Melbourne route. Thanks again!
 
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Re: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Wed Sep 07, 2016 1:46 pm

777Jet wrote:
CF-CPI wrote:
777Jet wrote:
I guess regarding seat width / arm room comfort, when comparing all the 9 abreast non-LCC configs, such as 3-3-3 on a 777, A350, 787, one just really needs to look at the cabin widths and then the maths is very simple. The 787 was far more comfortable regarding cabin pressure / humidity / lower cabin altitude. The A350 cabin last night was a little warm and stuffy - my wife was fanning herself and when I put my hand up to the main air vent only a very small pressure of air could be felt coming out. Also, with the A350 you have the old school pull down window shades. From my experience the 787 is the more advanced plane which is a tick against the A350 given the A350 is newer. I don't blame airlines who chose 787s over A350s given the cabin is slightly more marrow and that might save operating costs / fuel / whatever given the same number of seats are usually across (9). From a pax perspective, if I was larger I'd rather fly on the A350 and put up with the cabin humidity feeling. If I was thin or of average size, I'd probably take the just slightly narrower 787 seats in order to feel fresher because of the lower cabin altitude. Lastly, that A350 cabin was so roomy I could easily see a 10th seat get squeezed in, even by a non-LCC or two down the track, and then the A v B ideal cabin width debate will continue!


Thanks for your detailed comments. At first I thought that the altitude+humidity feature of the 787 was just a gimmick but a number of people have given positive feedback on it. UA has a 787-9 available LAX-IAH for a few more weeks and I really should try it before it turns back into a pumpkin, i.ie., 737-900 this autumn. North America is behind the curve on the A350, but give us two or three years.

My experience with Airbus aircraft and cabin pressure/ventilation has always been a bit 'off'. On two A340-300 flights - different airframes - I felt light headed at cruising altitude and wonder if the cabin is set for a higher altitude than comparable aircraft. When the old A300s were trucking around North America, I rode several, and noted a distinct smell of jet fumes when we pushed back. No doubt, the engines dumped a bunch of exhaust on start up and the intake vent was in proximity.
 
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Re: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Wed Sep 07, 2016 2:07 pm

Wonderful report! So envious that you got to try out the 350!

One thing I still don't fully get is why so many airlines are getting the 787 AND the 350. Yes, there are some differences and they're not exactly the same size but the 787-9 and A350 seem to do largely the same things, no?
 
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Wed Sep 07, 2016 10:04 pm

Nice read & pictures, thanks for posting.

Your cabin shots of the 787 vs the 359 do show the 359 to be more roomy.

I've flown the 788 in the 2-4-2 Y layout, nice, absolutely refuse to fly it in the 3-3-3 layout.

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Re: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:31 am

AT wrote:
Wonderful report! So envious that you got to try out the 350!

One thing I still don't fully get is why so many airlines are getting the 787 AND the 350. Yes, there are some differences and they're not exactly the same size but the 787-9 and A350 seem to do largely the same things, no?


In our case - politics
 
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Re: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Thu Sep 08, 2016 2:58 am

Hi Arq

Welcome to airliners.net!

Arq wrote:
To give you a background information about the review; this flight is Thai Airway’s inaugural Airbus A350. The aircraft is delivered on 31st August and will be flying domestic run ; Chiang Mai, and Phuket on selected flight between 4th September to 15th September before going on her intended route of Bangkok and Melbourne.So I take this opportunity to take a short ride, and lucky enough to get a seat in this very first flight. The first section is outgoing flight TG 102 from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi to Chiang Mai in Economy, and on the same day I shall ride on TG 111 back to Bangkok in Royal Silk (Business Class).


Thanks for adding this trip report to airliners.net, I enjoyed reading it and seeing the photos and some of the videos.

Arq wrote:
Note that spotting and taking photograph of aircraft is illegal in Thailand (due to security reason), so the best opportunity to take a photo of an aircraft is to take a journey on one themselves.


Interesting. Thanks for that information.

Arq wrote:
After that the light meal service begin. It’s stir fry noodle with egg and chicken, with chocolate mousse as a dessert. I know it’s just 45 minutes flight from gear up to gear down, but Thai people are spoiled by our complex culinary culture and are difficult when coming to food stuff. Hot food is something they would expect from Airlines Business Class.


The food looks really good. The flight was short however, as you say. It does not make for such a leisurely Business Class experience when cabin service may get a bit rushed..

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As for drink, if you are travelling Royal Silk class, tamarind juice is what I would highly recommend. It is the secret drink of Thai Airways that we locals talk about. Really refreshing with a hint of sour and sweet. It’s a rare drink that is difficult to find too..


I would definitely want to try that, thanks! I hope that we can get it in Australia, I will try and source some out! I am sure tamarinds are available in the supermarkets here at least anyway.

Arq wrote:
Alright, that’s pretty much all for my review, I would like to conclude everything here that, it’s a nice aircraft, I enjoy the flight, and I enjoy airliners.net so much.


Look forward to future trip reports on here. Cheers. =
 
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Re: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:12 am

theobcman wrote:
Really nice to see TG's newest toy. Very jealous !! This aircraft will suite TG network perfect !


Thank you. Sorry for taking so long to reply. I just figure out how to do the multiple quote in one reply. Would not like to flood the board with my own (too many) reply. We have yet to see what other route will these 350 serve let's wait and see.

rhuns wrote:
Arq - Thank you for sharing your wonderful report on Thai's inaugural flight of the A350. Your commentary and pictures were great. I live in Chonburi and based on your report will book a trip to Chiang Mai before the aircraft moves to the Melbourne route. Thanks again!


Thank you. Hope you enjoy the ride, it's a nice aircraft to travel indeed . (Pattaya is a favourite short vacation of mine. jealousy that you are in such a nice province)
AT wrote:
Wonderful report! So envious that you got to try out the 350!

One thing I still don't fully get is why so many airlines are getting the 787 AND the 350. Yes, there are some differences and they're not exactly the same size but the 787-9 and A350 seem to do largely the same things, no?


In our case, it's politics. I can't say more in detail but that's why we end up with strange fleet

Anyway, the management tried to assign appropriate role across the fleet. 787 seemed to be serve a mid range route while 350 serve longer route. This is my assumption base on their seat pitch and business class seat installation.
ba319-131 wrote:
Nice read & pictures, thanks for posting.

Your cabin shots of the 787 vs the 359 do show the 359 to be more roomy.

I've flown the 788 in the 2-4-2 Y layout, nice, absolutely refuse to fly it in the 3-3-3 layout.

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Thank you for your warm welcome and Best Wishes to you too, BA 319-131

VapourTrails wrote:
Hi Arq

Welcome to airliners.net!

Thanks for adding this trip report to airliners.net, I enjoyed reading it and seeing the photos and some of the videos.

I would definitely want to try that, thanks! I hope that we can get it in Australia, I will try and source some out! I am sure tamarinds are available in the supermarkets here at least anyway.

Look forward to future trip reports on here. Cheers. =


Thank you , Khun VapourTrails. I shall definitely do some more trip report. Guess that Malaysia Airlines Business Class from Bangkok- Kuala Lumpur-Denpasar in the next few weeks should give me something interesting to write about.

As for the tamarind juice, do not try to squeeze it out by yourself. You gonna get stomach upset. There's someway to do it correctly but it's pretty complex, that;s why it is so rare. I believe Thai Airways serve this juice in Australian Route as well. Or, if you prefer, the bottled ready to drink product should be available in Chinatown. I really wish I can send you a dozen of my favourite brand

Cheers, mate.
 
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Re: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:47 am

Arq wrote:

Thank you , Khun VapourTrails. As for the tamarind juice, do not try to squeeze it out by yourself. You gonna get stomach upset. There's someway to do it correctly but it's pretty complex, that;s why it is so rare. I believe Thai Airways serve this juice in Australian Route as well. Or, if you prefer, the bottled ready to drink product should be available in Chinatown. I really wish I can send you a dozen of my favourite brand.


Yes, you are right. Now I recall and checked Google, and I have used it as a paste in curries. However, it is interesting aka bitter yeah, and I hope that I do get to try it sometime as a drink. Maybe one day I will fly TG to do so. I've only flown GA once as an Asian carrier, and plan to fly SQ sometime in the future. By the way I am a female av-geek, there are not that many of us LOL.

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Re: Thai Airways A350-900 inaugural flight, Bangkok - Chiang Mai

Thu Sep 08, 2016 8:54 am

Nice first trip report khrab! Love the allusion of the wingtips to a Thai dancer's hands. Very much agree.
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