As I’ve written about in the past, Thai is just about the most unreliable airline out there when it comes to schedule planning, so potentially take this with a grain of salt. They’re also one of my favorite airlines, especially given that they’re reasonably generous with award availability.
That’s why I’m excited that they’re supposed to be taking delivery of their first Airbus 380s next year. This interview with Thai Airways’ CEO suggests that London will be the first destination to get the A380 next August, while Frankfurt will get the A380 next October:
I doubt the timeline or destinations are set in stone, though if you have the ability to book a ticket and redeposit it for free thanks to elite status, it might be worth locking in a ticket from London to Bangkok for next August or September in hopes of flying first class on the Airbus 380.
Furthermore, I wrote in September about Thai Airways putting the 777-300ER on the Munich to Bangkok route as of December 1. These 777-300ERs are wet-leased from Jet Airways, and feature fully enclosed first-class suites and a fully flat business class product.
Well, as it turns they won’t be operating the 777-300ER to Munich, but instead are putting it on one of their two daily Frankfurt to Bangkok flights as of December 1.
So if you’re booked to Frankfurt or Munich, check your itineraries. Thai also operates the same 777-300ER on the Paris to Bangkok route.