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Royal Jordanian - Economy Class Bangkok to Hong Kong & Return ( RJ182 / RJ183 )

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AIRLINE: Royal Jordanian
AIRCRAFT: Airbus A330-200 JY-AIE
CLASS: Economy Class
ROUTE: BKK-HKG (RJ182)
SEAT: 9K

SCHEDULED: DEPART 1615 ARRIVE 2005 (2 hours 55 min)
ACTUAL: DEPARTED 1635 ARRIVED 2033 (2 hours 58 min) 28 minutes late

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Arrival at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi

I had a need to go to Hong Kong for a few days while I was in Bangkok and I decided to try something new. I found some quite cheap fares with Royal Jordanian and since they are in 'oneworld' alliance I decided to give them a go, and at the same time help out my Qantas Frequent Flyer status credits balance. Royal Jordanian only fly this route 3 times a week, as a continuation flight from Amman. On some other days of the week they fly the continuation to Kuala Lumpur instead.
Up until quite recently this service was operated by the aging and somewhat rare (these days) Airbus A310-300, but RJ have just acquired a couple of near-new Airbus A330-200 (from the now defunct Air Comet of Spain). These aircr…

Going Bush in Thailand

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Mo Chit Bus Terminal - Bangkok
It's all very nice to jet about the world in comfort at 35,000 feet but this is just not possible with every destination. This is a trip report with a difference, a journey by bus! But not just any bus.... a Chan Tour operated VIP coach with seats almost as comfy as the old regional business class seats on Singapore Airlines. That's not the only thing this bus company has in common with Singapore Airlines either, as you are about to find out!
The purpose of this journey was to get out of Bangkok and visit extended family in rural Bangkok, just outside the small town of Nong Song Hong in Khon Kaen province, Thailand. For those familiar with Thailand and it's bus network, you would know most journey's to the north-east commence at the massive Mo Chit bus terminal in northern Bangkok. This trip is no different, so off we went by taxi to Mo Chit...
Going to these places? Then take a Chan Tour VIP Bus - gee the logo looks familiar?
As I arrived at…