Leaving for Krabi

Heading off to Krabi for 3 nights this afternoon. I have just checked and found out my flight this afternoon is being operated with a 23 year old Thai Air Asia Boeing 737-300 HS-AAI. This particular 737 is painted in the 'Amazing Thailand' colour scheme. I have done some research and found out that it had it's first flight all the way back in June 1986 when I was just 4 years old.  It was delivered new to Piedmont before operating with USAir until 2003 when it was transferred to Air Asia (Malaysia). It's been at Thai Air Asia since mid 2007. The Boeing 737-300 is currently being phased out by Thai Air Asia and will be replaced by A320's in the near future.

HS-AAI in Amazing Thailand colours

It's quite interesting to consider the history of an aircraft as your on it, the places it has been in it's lifetime and the different kinds of people it has carried in its lifetime! Time is rapidly running out for HS-AAI as it approaches the end of its useful life as a passenger airliner, perhaps this trip to Krabi and back will be my last couple of rides on a 737 classic?

HS-AAI in a previous life


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