Thai Airways International HS-TGZ "Phimara" TG475 Bangkok - SydneyFlight Details:
Airlines: Thai Airways International
Flight: TG475 BKK - SYD
Reg: HS-TGZ "Phimara"
Aircraft: Boeing 747-4D7
Departure Bangkok Gate C1: 17:50
Arrival Sydney Terminal: 07:10 am
Flight time: 9 hrs 20 mins
Distance: 7,523 kmFull Trip Video: Thai Airways HS-TGZ TG 475 Bangkok - Sydney
Do watch the video to experience the flight.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVKUFbejtrwIntroduction
This flight was undertaken in Dec 2017. After arriving from Mumbai on Thai Smile. See report here : Thai Smile HS-TXR WE336 BOM - BKK
I had a transit time of approx. 8 hrs. I had my phone charged and then had lunch Phone charging
Moved to upper level in the duty free area
I want to have Thai food, found a Thai restaurant in Concourse C.Roast Duck with Rice
After lunch had a walk around.
After some browsing, found a sofa to snooze. slept comfortably for couple of hours, till the sun and sweat woke me.
Woke up around 15.30, checked the schedule. TG475 was listed to depart gate C1 which was close to where I was.Duty free shopping
After some souvenir shopping.Flight InformationThai Airways International HS-TGZ "Phimara"
Checked the gate area, HS-TGZ was parked.
This was the aircraft to operate TG 475 to Sydney later.
Found a quiet place to wait in the end of the concourse to charge phone
Flight was listed on the display
Boarding had commenced when I reached the gate. All carry on bags were hand checked by Thai staff before heading to waiting area. LAG's were removed.
A Swiss couple were being difficult, the man was unwilling to open his bag. I heard him being told if you don't get the bag checked, you won't be able to board the flight.
I wasn't carrying anything was a quick process for me. Bag was checked and all items neatly placed.
Passport and boarding pass was checked by Thai Airways staff and then by a Australian Border Officer.
I met an acquaintance in the waiting area, the family had been to a wedding in Phuket and transitting through Bangkok.
Soon it was boarding time, I was sitting in the rear section. Proceeded to board the flight.Flight docked to airbridgeBoarding
Got greeted at the door and directed to the right sideEconomy Class seating3-4-3 SeatingFlight MapWindow view
After settling in the seat, view of the outside. The flight was full, Didn't notice any empty seats. My seat neighbours were a couple, the guy wanted to upgrade to First class. Seems he wasn't happy with children crying in the section. He checked with the crew, they got calculator out and quoted AUD $1500 per person. He didn't take the upgrade. So disappointing.Pushback
After all passengers had boarded, there was a short delay in pushback.Terminal viewTaxi to runway
It was a long taxi to runwayTake off
After series of turn, headed south towards Bay of ThailandSeat 56AInflight Service
Inflight service began with roasted peanutIFE remoteFlight map
Drinks followed the snacks, had coke.Dinner
Soon after dinner was served. Option was fish or chicken.By the time, crew came to my seat. they ran out of chicken. my neighbours GF wanted chicken, which was not available. Meanwhile the crew accidently dropped tray on the BF. He was upset, crew apologised and got the GF meal from First Class. Mr. Murphy was full on. The BF mellowed down after that.
I chose fish. Food was deliciousReading materialThai Airways Boeing 747-400Thai Airways B747-400 Safety card
Inside view of the cardHeadphones
After dinner, lights were dimmed and I snoozed off for the next few hours.Early Morning
Breakfast began as cabin started waking up.Window viewBreakfast
Breakfast was served 2 hr before arrival
I chose the egg, sausage and potatoes
with orange juice.Flight MapWindow ViewApproaching from South
After series of turns, heading NorthB747 shadow
Flying in to land from North
Sydney city in viewApproach towards Runway 16RExiting the runway Taxi to gate
Passing the Crystal B777- Luxury Air CruiseThai Airways in Star Alliance liverySingapore Airlines and EmiratesFlight map
Reaching the gateIFE ScreenSingapore Airlines A380 9V-SKPThai Airways Flight DetailsDisembarkation
After disembarking headed to the self-check passport kiosk.Passport Kiosk
Filled the questions and received my ticket. Headed for the E-gate to scan and insert ticket. It was a quick short process.Baggage Collection, Quarantine and Exit
While waiting for the bag was asked few questions by the Border officer. Answered what I was asked and she moved on to someone else.
I wasn't carrying any declarable items, exited without delay. Went out to car parking to exit the airport.
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