Sunday, December 30, 2012

Thai Airways TG466 Melbourne to Bangkok Business Class : Boeing 777-200

I have reviewed this flight many times before but here we go again. This is the way I usually leave Australia, on this Thai Airways flight which leaves every day from Melbourne in the mid afternoon. The equipment has been a Boeing 777 of some sort for quite a few years and we have seen the -300, -200ER and the -200 versions being used. Currently Thai is flying the B777-200 refurbished configuration to Melbourne. This aircraft has had an update in economy class to include Audio Video On Demand (AVOD) in every seat. The business class seats which are angled lie flats have not changed. They are much the same as other seats on the B777 Thai fleet (with the exception of the -300ER).  The main noticeable difference in business class compared to the  -300 is the 2x2x2 configuration (compared to 2x3x2). This is a much  roomier cabin than the B777-300,  but the TV screens are slightly smaller. 

So, onto my flight which I flew in early  December 2012. The aircraft operating this service is HS-TJB which is named 'Uthaithani' which is the name of a province of Thailand to the north west of Bangkok. The aircraft at the time of this flight was 16.5 years old, having been delivered new to Thai back in June of 1996. She has no doubt traveled far and wide during this time! But here today she will take me to Bangkok from Melbourne.