Thai Airways Royal Barge 777 2

Thai Airways’ Special 777 Royal Barge Livery

I love a cool airline special livery, and Thai Airways has just unveiled an especially awesome one. This week Thai has revealed their new Suphannahong Royal Barge aircraft livery. The plane sporting this special livery is a regionally configured Boeing…

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Thai Airways Business Lounge Bangkok – 11

Review: Thai Airways Business Lounge Bangkok Airport

I was flying Thai Airways business class from Bangkok to Europe shortly after midnight, and ended up getting to the airport at 5PM. I figured this would be a good opportunity to review a few different lounges, and also to get some work done. I've reviewed…

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Thai Smile

Thai Smile Becomes Star Alliance Connecting Partner

For years the "big three" global alliances were all the rage, though over the past few years we've seen very few airlines join these alliances. That's due to a combination of factors, including high membership fees (which prevent smaller airlines from…

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Thai Airways First Class 747 – 29

Thai Airways Reports Huge 2018 Losses

2018 was an interesting year in the airline industry. We saw a temporary spike in oil prices, and have also continued to see strong global competition among airlines. However, different airlines have coped with this in different ways. For example, Cathay…

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Tap Business Class

United MileagePlus Restores Awards On TAP & Thai

Since January 15, 2019, United MileagePlus members haven't had access to award availability on Singapore Airlines, TAP Air Portugal, and Thai Airways. This wasn't just a temporary glitch, but was an intentional outage, and a memo was sent to reservations…

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Thai Airways First Class 747 – 29

Thailand Fails FAA Safety Audit… Again

A Category 1 safety rating with the US Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) is something that a lot of countries want. In order to be able to operate nonstop flights to/from the US, that country needs a Category 1 rating. For example, this is something…

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Thai Airways First Class 747 – 2

United Blocking Singapore, Thai, And TAP Portugal Awards

Airline partnerships can be complicated, and this is especially true when it comes to redeeming miles on partner airlines. Different airlines take different approaches to releasing award space. Some airlines make more award seats available to members…

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Thai Airways First Class 747 – 2

Thai Airways Is Reducing Flights To Australia

While airlines adjust their schedules regularly, traditionally most airlines will make the most network changes twice yearly, usually commencing in late October and late March or April.¬†They will usually announce these changes a few months in advance…

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Man Buys Thai Airways 747, Keeps It In His Backyard

Well here's something you don't see every day. Thai Airways is slowly phasing out its fleet of Boeing 747s with 10 still in active service, and a further 10 stored, or for sale. Ben recently reviewed their 'new' 747 first class which has actually been…

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Thai Airways First Class 747 – 2

Review: Thai Airways First Class 747 Bangkok To Hong Kong

Nowadays it's a real treat to fly in the nose of the 747, given how many airlines have retired the plane. We boarded through the forward left door, where we were greeted by two exceptionally friendly flight attendants and escorted to our seats. This…

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Thai Airways First Class Lounge – 26

Review: Thai Airways First Class Lounge Bangkok Airport

Our Thai Airways flight from Bangkok to Hong Kong was scheduled to depart at 4PM, so we got to Bangkok¬†Suvarnabhumi Airport at around 11AM so we could maximize our time in the lounge. Since Thai Airways offers first class passengers an hour-long full…

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Delta A350 Business Class – 1

Introduction: A Mess Of A Trip

Welcome to my next trip report, covering a trip I took with Tiffany that included travel in Delta's new business class, Thai's first class, and a review of the new Park Hyatt Bangkok. Unfortunately this trip ended up being nothing at all like what we…

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Thai Airways 747 First Class – 1

Thai Airways 747 First Class In 10 Pictures

Hello from Hong Kong! On Saturday we flew from Bangkok to Hong Kong in Thai Airways' first class. Thai Airways will always be a special airline for me. Back in "the good old days" I flew Thai Airways first class all the time, thanks to the excellent…

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