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Asia Travels 2012 - Thai A330 JCL HKG-BKK

Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:45 pm

Hello fellow A.Netters, here is part 2 of my travels in 2012 part 1 can be found here

2012 - Asia Again - BA25 WTP Part 1 (by ba319-131 Jan 21 2013 in Trip Reports)

,this also has the detail surrounding the reasons for this trip.



Apologies it has taken to long to post, I just did not seem to have any free time, and I think I just kind of lost interest in posting for a while, I guess because I seemed not to have much free time.

Having just arrived from London on BA25, I decide to head over to Terminal 2 and check-in for my flight to Bangkok early, this with a view of hopefully having a shower and freshen up in the TG lounge before hitting the F&B offerings.

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I have never seen this one in use

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FIDS

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The Thai check-in area is located in Terminal 2 zone Q, there was just one person ahead of me at the business class counter.

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Once called forward check-in was smooth enough until the agent asked to see the credit card I made the booking with, I didn't think I had it with me, so few calls were made and she was allowed to check me in.

Check-in complete but a bit concerned about the next flights and possible issues. I found a seat and checked back to see which card I had used for the bookings, low and behold it was in my wallet after all, I thought I'd used a card I no longer use, phew!

Passport control and security was easy and quick with no queues, within no time I was waiting for the train to Terminal 1.

Once airside in T1 I decided to find a place to buy some toothpaste, since I forgot to pick any up at LHR.

Could I find any? - no, I found Tiffany, Cannel, Hermes and every other high end shop on the planet, no toothpaste anywhere, not even Relay sold it in their travel 'stuff'. What I should have done is bought some landslide, there is a good pharmacy located just outside arrivals.

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Hot, sweaty and a little annoyed at the time wasted searching for toothpaste, I headed for gate 40 where the Thai lounge is situated.

View outside en-route

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Greeted at the lounge by three pleasant staff, welcomed to the lounge and advised the rest room facilities were under refurbishment and therefore unavailable, I'd have to use the airport restroom facilities locate by gate 41 if I needed the facilities during my visit, bugger!

So, no shower, just a freshen up in the public lav!

Back in the lounge, it was relatively quiet, nobody was in the First Class section, as usual, all the window seats in the business class area were occupied by people with no interest in the goings on outside.

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So, offerings? - Drinks were quite basic, interestingly no Singha beer, but the food was ok, sandwiches, salad and some hot items inc satay chicken, spring roll, dumplings and vegetable stir fry, oh and an abundance of chillies and chilli sauce, yummy!

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Some of my food and drink offerings.

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Wifi is provided, access is via a password from the front reception desk, it's a bit patchy at best.

I passed my time eating, sorting work e-mails and following the planes on FR24, I made a few whilst I was in the lounge, though it does get dark early at this time of year which tends to bring the spotting to an early conclusion.

Figuring boarding would start soon I decided to head over to the 'public facilities' before joining the queue that was forming at the gate, 40 for those interested.

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I took a quick shot of the plane before joining the queue, best I could manage in this light.

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16-11-2012
TG639
HKG-BKK
A330-343 HS-TBD
Seat 15A Business Class
1st Flight on this aircraft, 8th A330-300 Flight and 17th A330 flight in total
Sch Dep 18:55 Sch Arr 20:40
Act Dep 18:56 Act Arr 20:44

Boarding started at 18:28, no boarding call though. Prior to boarding commencing, additional ground staff had combed the JCL queue checking boarding passes and passports, good move, speeds up the boarding process since the passports don't need to be looked at again when you reach the podium.

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Down the jetway and greeted at the aircraft door with a bow by a beautiful Thai FA, a quick check of my boarding pass and I was directed to my seat, it's times like this when you know it will be an enjoyable flight.

The Thai A330 cabin is a wonderful mix of pinks, lavender and purple, quite a refreshing change from the usual blues and greys.

This particular A330 is one of their latest, JCL or a Royal Silk as Thai call it, is laid out in 6 rows the new Thai regional JCL product, its still in the industry standard 2-2-2 layout and looks very nice, however the earlier batch of P&W powered machines have 7 rows in the old regional business class, I suspect best to avoid these if possible as I don't think they are a patch on the these newer seats.

Here are the two layouts

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It's all rather nice though there is no stowage allowed in the floor area which is a shame plus if your neighbour sets the seat in bed mode it's a tad difficult to get out of the window seat, though that's a common problem with many designs.

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The PTV is huge!

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Plenty of power points

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Pre departure drinks were offered, water, juice or champagne, I took the latter, this was closely followed by a hot towel, which was rather luke warm.

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Menus were soon distributed, looking through there were 4 choices of main course tonight, impressive for such a short flight, I was beginning to wish this was a longer sector.

During final departure preparations meal orders were taken, I opted for the chicken curry tonight, hopefully nice and spicy!

Push back occurred at 18:56, this followed a fairly length taxi out to the active , 07R, holding only to allow a Cathay Pacific 744
to depart ahead of us

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wheels up at 19:15 local time.

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Climb was a little bumpy, the winds were still evident.

It seemed to take an age for the seat belts signs to go off, in fact it was only 15 minutes after departure but when you are sat in a darkish cabin wanting to visit the lavatory it sure seemed an age!

As soon as the seatbelt sign was extinguished I was up, apologised to my neighbour for disturbing him and headed to the loo, one of the crew was just unlocking it as I approached, so not unexpectedly it was immaculate when I entered.

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Nice hand towels

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Upon my return, the cabin lights have been turned back on so I took this quick shot while all was calm.

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Once back in my seat, I could smell the aroma of food being warmed, and the aroma had that decidedly Asian spicy hint to it, nice!

Pre-dinner drinks were soon offered from a trolly, I took a G&T, nice to see Bombay Sapphire on the trolly, a packet of almond nuts was also provided, in the background the aroma of garlic bread being warmed could be smelt, hmm, this was turning into one fine flight.

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The meal service was staring, fresh linens were distributed first followed by starters, this being Salmon Gravlax, rather nice, washed down with a glass of champagne, I decided to stick to this as it was Laurent Perrier, one of my favourites though I know many don't rate it.

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Route map

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Bread and garlic bread were offered, I took 2 pieces of garlic bread, and another later when another round was offered.

Starters cleared the mains were dished up, the chicken curry looked good and tasted very nice, not too much coconut in it, I'm not keen on it but its used quite a lot in Thai cooking so sometimes you have to grin and bear it.

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Additional drinks top ups of red and white wine were offered once everybody had their meal, but I got missed out, I think I was the only one on the champers, interestingly Chinese tea was offered during the main course, I took a cup as I quite enjoy it.

Mains cleared the cheese and fruits plate is served, a single slice of Brie, celery, carrot, apricot, grapes and a strawberry, very nice actually and I had a glass of port with it, I also got the champers topped up too.

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Following this course the desert was offered which I took along with a drop of Cognac and a coffee, the coffee was good, nice and strong.

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Route map

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The cabin service through the flight was smooth and without rush, so much so that by the time service was complete we were only some 30 minutes away from BKK.

I finished the remained of the flight flicking between reading my book and watching the moving map, with the occasional glance out of the window, not that there was much to see, along with filling out the immigration card.

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Approach was interesting, it got a little bumpy but the most interesting thing as the seatbelt signs not being turned on until about 10 minutes out, I thought that was quite good, most airlines like to tuck you in safely a bit earlier than that.

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Three minutes out the crew were asked to take their seats for landing, wheels down @ 20:44, some 4 minutes behind schedule.

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Taxi to the gate was quick as was deplaning

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I don't think I've ever seen aircraft doors opened so quickly, I'd not even re-packed my crap I'd had around the seat during the flight.

Once off the plane it was a fast walk or march to the immigration desks

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catch them at the wrong time and the queues can be huge, not tonight however, just one person in front of me.

Summary, well, what a great flight with TG, I'd love to take a longhaul flight with them, a real class act from the ground, to in the air.

Will they be as good tomorrow on my return to HKG? - let's see, stay tuned, next report to follow.

Thanks for reading, feel free to drop a line/comment/question, always nice to know some read this stuff, once again, apologies for it's lateness, I'll aim to get the next one up tomorrow.

Cheers

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RE: Asia Travels 2012 - Thai A330 JCL HKG-BKK

Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:53 pm

Hi BA319-131

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
Apologies it has taken to long to post,

I'm still quite new on here so I don't really mind, part 1 seems really good!

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
Route map

My favorite part of any IFE system  .

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
Once back in my seat, I could smell the aroma of food being warmed, and the aroma had that decidedly Asian spicy hint to it, nice!

That's just made me hungry just thinking of that

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
the coffee was good, nice and strong.

A perfect cuppa of coffee!

Great pictures as always.

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RE: Asia Travels 2012 - Thai A330 JCL HKG-BKK

Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:59 pm

Missed seeing your reports - great to see you back and great report.
 
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RE: Asia Travels 2012 - Thai A330 JCL HKG-BKK

Sat Jul 26, 2014 8:44 pm

Thanks for the TR, talk about a gap between posting the first and this one.   I enjoyed the first one too!
 
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RE: Asia Travels 2012 - Thai A330 JCL HKG-BKK

Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:30 am

Nice TR, thank you.

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
I took a G&T, nice to see Bombay Sapphire on the trolly

That is my favorite too. Surprisingly that they don't serve it at the Royal Silk Lounge.
 
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RE: Asia Travels 2012 - Thai A330 JCL HKG-BKK

Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:04 am

Hi Mark!

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
Apologies it has taken to long to post, I just did not seem to have any free time, and I think I just kind of lost interest in posting for a while, I guess because I seemed not to have much free time.

I know the feeling. I took a lot of really exotic trips in 2013 (AT to RAK, LH/TK to IST, TK to TLV, to name a few) but I just didn't have the time at all to write any TRs on them. I wish I would've taken some pics though!

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
The Thai check-in area is located in Terminal 2 zone Q, there was just one person ahead of me at the business class counter.

Hmmm, TG seems to be the only non-LCC airline that has their check-in counters at T2. I wonder why.

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
So, offerings? - Drinks were quite basic, interestingly no Singha beer, but the food was ok, sandwiches, salad and some hot items inc satay chicken, spring roll, dumplings and vegetable stir fry, oh and an abundance of chillies and chilli sauce, yummy!

Yeah I have used the TG lounge before and found it a bit dismal, although the location can be good depending on which gate your are using. I find the food at the SQ lounge is better, but it can be really far from where the UA flights to SIN depart, which is not convenient for me. Also, the SQ lounge doesn't have toilets, although they're currently refurbishing them, so that might change.

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
The Thai A330 cabin is a wonderful mix of pinks, lavender and purple, quite a refreshing change from the usual blues and greys.

I love the colors of TG's cabins.

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
Nice hand towels

Same as on SQ. I wonder how they recycle/reuse these. It seems they go in the general garbage bag.

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
Following this course the desert was offered which I took along with a drop of Cognac and a coffee, the coffee was good, nice and strong.

Nice! I love the coffee on TG. It is always nice and strong. I like the chocolate/mango (or passion fruit?) dessert you have there!

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
Will they be as good tomorrow on my return to HKG? - let's see, stay tuned, next report to follow.

Looking forward to the next TR!

Cheers
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RE: Asia Travels 2012 - Thai A330 JCL HKG-BKK

Sun Jul 27, 2014 3:23 am

Nice report, Mark.

Looks like you had a good flight with TG, and nice to see a report from you again! Food looked good, and presentation looked nice.

Looking forward to your next part!

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RE: Asia Travels 2012 - Thai A330 JCL HKG-BKK

Sun Jul 27, 2014 12:01 pm

Hi Mark!

Great to see you post a report again! It's been way too long!

Very nice pictures and narrative as always !

TG looks very good here; everything from the lounge to the seat.

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
Starters cleared the mains were dished up, the chicken curry looked good and tasted very nice, not too much coconut in it, I'm not keen on it but its used quite a lot in Thai cooking so sometimes you have to grin and bear it.

Food looks really good including the starter. I love salmon! The curry looks amazing!

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
just one person in front of me.

That's very unusual for BKK! ; I usually end up waiting for an hour or at best 20 minutes.

Very much looking forward to your next report !

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RE: Asia Travels 2012 - Thai A330 JCL HKG-BKK

Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:05 pm

Hi Mark

How nice to read a report from you again. It's certainly been a long time! It looks as though Thai Airways treated you very well on this flight. I have as yet to try that seat. Last time I flew with Thai in Asia it was with one of those leased Jet Airways B777s, which was looking decidedly worse for wear.

Looking forward to the next installment.

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Sat Aug 02, 2014 5:07 pm

Hi, M.,

really good to see something new from you´re hand.
TG looks like pretty above standard level here on you´re flight.
Well done to the Thai´s and also well done to you wih the pictures and story.
Looking for more, you know.
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RE: Asia Travels 2012 - Thai A330 JCL HKG-BKK

Sun Aug 03, 2014 11:10 am

Good day!
Thank you for sharing this trip report from HKG.
My last HKG-BKK Royal Silk class with them was with the 747-400 before their major interior upgrade.
Still, I had a non-rush pleasant short flight with a bar set up for your own refill.

The A330-300 with the 90s biz seat are only operated domestic and India routes. So rest assured  

And to serve famous brand like LP, Moet, Piper Heidsiek on this short routes are a plus.
Even JAL and ANA serves cheaper ones on Japan - HKG/China flights.

Will check out for the next report.
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RE: Asia Travels 2012 - Thai A330 JCL HKG-BKK

Sun Aug 03, 2014 4:59 pm

Hey Mark  

I missed your reports too so very refreshing to see your username back on the forum. We need you here  

Have to say all looked very nice. Shame about the showers but hopefully they are finished now!

Food looked great I would certainly find that ample for me. I do love coconut in cooking but know its a very personal taste. Glad it was ok for you.

Great read and pictures as always .

Regards

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RE: Asia Travels 2012 - Thai A330 JCL HKG-BKK

Sun Aug 03, 2014 8:56 pm

Nice report Mark...looks like TG have some good loads out of HKG.

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
Apologies it has taken to long to post, I just did not seem to have any free time, and I think I just kind of lost interest in posting for a while, I guess because I seemed not to have much free time.

I know the feeling!

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
Could I find any? - no, I found Tiffany, Cannel, Hermes and every other high end shop on the planet, no toothpaste anywhere, not even Relay sold it in their travel 'stuff'. What I should have done is bought some landslide, there is a good pharmacy located just outside arrivals.

I hate it when you can't buy any "normal" stuff in airports. Thank goodness for Boots/WHS in most UK airports. SIN has a nice 24 convenience store, but then thats before security....

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
Starters cleared the mains were dished up, the chicken curry looked good and tasted very nice, not too much coconut in it, I'm not keen on it but its used quite a lot in Thai cooking so sometimes you have to grin and bear it.

Looks yum. Can't wait for my Thai trip in Nov
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RE: Asia Travels 2012 - Thai A330 JCL HKG-BKK

Wed Aug 06, 2014 6:43 pm

Hi Mark... must admit I'd completely forgotten about this series, so glad you put a link to part one in so I could remind myself!

TG looked pretty decent here - as they were on my flights last year. Although their A330, unexpectedly, looks light years ahead of the A300 I went on.

Looking forward to reading more - hope they don't take too long.
 
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RE: Asia Travels 2012 - Thai A330 JCL HKG-BKK

Sun Aug 10, 2014 12:02 pm

Hi Mark,

nice report, good to see something new from you. TG's J Class product looks fine in general.

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
Apologies it has taken to long to post, I just did not seem to have any free time, and I think I just kind of lost interest in posting for a while, I guess because I seemed not to have much free time.

Same situation here, no worries.

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
It's all rather nice though there is no stowage allowed in the floor area which is a shame plus if your neighbour sets the seat in bed mode it's a tad difficult to get out of the window seat, though that's a common problem with many designs.

Airlines should slowly say goodbye to these "excuse me" layouts on aircraft which are used for long-haul flights.

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
Pre departure drinks were offered, water, juice or champagne, I took the latter, this was closely followed by a hot towel, which was rather luke warm.

Warm champagne? Awful!

Quoting ba319-131 (Thread starter):
Starters cleared the mains were dished up, the chicken curry looked good and tasted very nice, not too much coconut in it, I'm not keen on it but its used quite a lot in Thai cooking so sometimes you have to grin and bear it.

Good to hear you liked it, presentation could be better.


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RE: Asia Travels 2012 - Thai A330 JCL HKG-BKK

Sun Aug 10, 2014 2:05 pm

Great report on Thai Mark! Love the seating/interior on this airline. Impressive IFE screen!
That Bombay Sapphire would also be my choice, indeed still some airlines serve this brand onboard, which is a good thing. More classy then Gordons haha!

Re BKK. I was there last month on CI, and they give vouchers to use the 'Premium Lane' for immigration in BKK. With hardly queues, and shared with VIP/Embassy lane, a welcome extra benefit   Of course that voucher is only given to the Premium F/C/Elite Plus passengers.

I flew HK Airlines A330 last year on HKG-BKK, and I think they can be considered also, their cabin looked really nice and the staff was great!

Regards
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RE: Asia Travels 2012 - Thai A330 JCL HKG-BKK

Wed Aug 27, 2014 6:35 pm

Hi All,

Just a few replies/comments.

Quoting regaviation (Reply 1):
I'm still quite new on here so I don't really mind

- Excellent, hope your enjoying?

Quoting regaviation (Reply 1):
part 1 seems really good!

- Thanks  
Quoting regaviation (Reply 1):
Great pictures as always.

- Cheers , one tries  
Quoting harim (Reply 2):
Missed seeing your reports - great to see you back and great report.

- Very kind and thank you

Quoting JoeyTaffy93 (Reply 3):
talk about a gap between posting the first and this one

- Tell me about it!

Quoting JoeyTaffy93 (Reply 3):
I enjoyed the first one too!

- Good to hear

Quoting Coal (Reply 5):
I know the feeling. I took a lot of really exotic trips in 2013 (AT to RAK, LH/TK to IST, TK to TLV, to name a few) but I just didn't have the time at all to write any TRs on them. I wish I would've taken some pics though!

- I've stacks of pictures Coal, just finding the time is the hard part really.

Quoting Coal (Reply 5):
Hmmm, TG seems to be the only non-LCC airline that has their check-in counters at T2. I wonder why.

- RJ have their area in T2 also.

Quoting 767747 (Reply 6):
Looks like you had a good flight with TG, and nice to see a report from you again! Food looked good, and presentation looked nice.

- Thanks Matthew.

Quoting The777Man (Reply 7):
Great to see you post a report again! It's been way too long!

- Indeed is has Lar's, need to get back into the swing, just too busy with work and life in general.

Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 8):
How nice to read a report from you again. It's certainly been a long time!

- Thanks William  
Quoting Knightsofmalta (Reply 8):
It looks as though Thai Airways treated you very well on this flight. I have as yet to try that seat.

- Great seat, just wish the stowage area existed

Quoting Nethkt (Reply 10):
The A330-300 with the 90s biz seat are only operated domestic and India routes. So rest assured

- Ah, safe then! - good to know.

Quoting OA260 (Reply 11):
I missed your reports too so very refreshing to see your username back on the forum. We need you here

- Cheers Philip  
Quoting OA260 (Reply 11):
I do love coconut in cooking but know its a very personal taste.

- Absolutely, hate the stuff myself, yuck!

Quoting gabrielchew (Reply 12):
I hate it when you can't buy any "normal" stuff in airports. Thank goodness for Boots/WHS in most UK airports

- Too right Gabriel.

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 13):
Hi Mark... must admit I'd completely forgotten about this series, so glad you put a link to part one in so I could remind myself!

- Excellent, cheers James.

Quoting jwhite9185 (Reply 13):
Looking forward to reading more - hope they don't take too long.

- Err, I'll try and sort this week/weekend......

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 14):
nice report, good to see something new from you.

- Thanks PH.

Quoting airbuseric (Reply 15):
Great report on Thai Mark!
Quoting airbuseric (Reply 15):
Love the seating/interior on this airline. Impressive IFE screen!

- Cheers Eric  
Quoting airbuseric (Reply 15):
That Bombay Sapphire would also be my choice, indeed still some airlines serve this brand onboard, which is a good thing. More classy then Gordons haha!

- Absolutely - but you need a decent tonic too, a naff tonic kills even a decent gin.

Cheers

Mark
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