Showing posts from December, 2009

Singapore Airlines 865 & 237 ( SQ865 & SQ237 ) - Hong Kong to Singapore to Melbourne Boeing 777-200 and Boeing 777-300

AIRLINE:  Singapore Airlines AIRCRAFT:  Boeing 777-200 (unknown registration) CLASS:   Economy Class ROUTE: HKG-SIN I arrived at Hong Kong International Airport by the very fast and reliable airport train. I already had my boarding passes with me as I had arrived earlier that day from Bangkok and checked in at the transfer desk, my luggage had been interlined from Bangkok also. The lovely agent at the Singapore Airlines transfer desk offered me an emergency exit seat on the Singapore to Melbourne leg which I gladly accepted! With no checkin in to worry about I proceeded immediately through passport control and over to the Silverkris Lounge, which has been recently renovated. Lounge Entrance - No luggage trolleys allowed! Computer Area Dim-Sum, Char Siu Pork, Kim Chi Rice, Egg Tart and Champagne - lounge food I do quite enjoy the food selection in this lounge I must admit, as you can see above I had quite a nice selection! Nice to see champagne on offer with a bottle of Dra

Thai 600 ( TG600 ) - Bangkok to Hong Kong Royal First Class Boeing 747-400

AIRLINE:  Thai Airways International AIRCRAFT:  Boeing 747-400 HS-TGY (11.5 yrs old at time of review, first flight was 22/6/98) CLASS:  First Class ROUTE:  BKK-HKG SEAT:  2A This is a review of TG600, which at the time, was the only flight of the day to feature first class service to Hong Kong. It leaves at about 8am local time in Bangkok, and gets in to Hong Kong about noon, and then the flight continues on to Taipei under the same flight number. At the time of writing, this flight still exists but the add-on flight to Taipei will no longer operate. Also, Thai will fly a second daily first class service with Boeing 747-400 on the Hong Kong route, making it 5 times daily in total to Hong Kong from Bangkok (the other flights are a mix of 777 and A330). With an 0800 departure I intended to arrive prior to 0600 so as to enjoy the lovely Thai Airways ground service for First Class passengers in Bangkok. I took a cab and stopped at 'Door 1' at about 0545 , there were no porters

Thai 466 ( TG466 ) - Melbourne to Bangkok Boeing 777-300 Business Class

AIRLINE: Thai Airways International AIRCRAFT: Boeing 777-300 HS-TKD CLASS: Business Class ROUTE: MEL-BKK SEAT: 11A I have a need to travel to Bangkok on a regular basis (every 6 weeks), so I won't review every single trip I take.  The majority of my travel is in economy class however this report is on Thai Airways Royal Silk (Business) Class. The journey is scheduled on a Boeing 777-300, one of two daily B777-300 services that Thai operate out of Melbourne, to Bangkok. Most of the Thai Airways long haul fleet is now equipped with angled lie flat business class seats, with ALL of the B777 fleet equipped with them, so the dreaded and much discussed last minute equipment swap that Thai Airways is famous for is not really a problem on Australian east-coast routes. Previous to the B777-300 operating Melbourne flights, the Boeing 777-200ER was scheduled, and before that the A340-600. Thai Airways Check-In Area Check-in at the business class counter was a bit slow with the people ah