Have you been to Thailand?
In the past we had only been to Bangkok Airport during a brief stopover on the way to Australia but last month this all changed. While the weather struggled to get over 4C in the UK we traveled to Suvarnabhumi Airport to spend a few days experiencing winter in Thailand.
And who better to travel with than Thai Airways.- and here are 10 reasons why!
1 – Flight Times
You depart from the UK at 11.50am. With the time difference and flight time you arrive at around 6am in Bangkok. arriving in the morning helps with getting used to the temperature and you have the whole day ahead of you.
On the return the flight is around midnight so you get the whole of your last day to enjoy Thailand and again you arrive in London at about 6am.
2 – Boeing 747-400 Fleet Upgrade
Over the past few years the airline has upgraded its 747-400 fleet. The newly retrofitted Boeing 747-400 aircraft boasts revamped passenger cabins, improved in-flight entertainment and will operate on flights from Bangkok to various European destinations including London.
3 – They Have The Latest IFE
Thai Airways have fantastic IFE system on board which really does help the 10+ hour flight fly by! with over 100 films, TV programs and music channels to watch it really does offer something for everybody. On our flight there where 16 pages of films to choose from.
The other benefit of this system is that it is available as soon as you sit in your seat so you can start using it before you take to the air.
4 – The Inflight Food
They have a great selection of food, some with a hint of Thai. On our outbound flight we enjoyed a beautiful streak! There also seemed to be plenty of it. The cabin crew also appear on a very regular basis throughout the flight with a selection of water and fruit juices to keep you hydrated. And if you are in Royal First take a look at the huge menu on offer! We certainly recommend the Massaman Curry!
5 – The Cabin Crew
They cannot do enough for you, they are there throughout the flight with drinks – even in the dark – unlike other airlines we have travelled with! They just cannot do enough for you and even help with putting your hand luggage away!
5 – The New Economy Cabin
The latest economy seats provide a good deal of room. They are just over 17″ wide with a foot rest and a useful cup/glass holder so you don;t need to have the seat back tray down.
6 – Great With Children
Thailand is a great destination for a family holiday to enjoy the beach or in the country. Thai Airways cater well for children with meals, IFE games, films and even provide toys for them.
7 – Online Check-In
Most airlines provide online check-in but it all adds to making an easy start to your journey. The system also offers a easy seat choice option if you need it.
8 – The New Royal Silk Business Class
If you travel business class then you wont be disappointed with the Royal Silk cabins, especially if you sit upstairs on the upper deck of the 747. There are 16 controls for the lumber, leg and back rest plus three main seat position options. They also have reading lights, privacy screen, cocktail table and a huge IFE screen. Take a look at the virtual chair!
9 – Thai Royal First
Along with a fully flat seat Royal First offers comfort wear and slippers a beautiful tailored travel kit with a range of top-brand toiletries including such items as lip balm, socks, a toothbrush set, comb and eye shade. You ‘ll also get some super soft blankets and pillows, porcelain and crystal. There is also a huge range of dishes you can preorder for for your inflight meal service. You will also have access to a huge range of films, music and television programmes on huge seat back screen.
The cabin layout means you also get to sit right at the front of the aircraft!
10 – The A380 Fleet
In October 2014 Thai Airways will be using their new A380 aircraft on the Heathrow Bangkok route. These aircraft are quieter and spacious, only adding to your Thai Airways experience.