Friday, February 27, 2015

A Quick Trip Around Asia Part 7 : Thai Airways Business Class - Hong Kong to Bangkok (Airbus A330-300)

FLIGHT
TG639
AIRLINE
Thai Airways International
ROUTE
Hong Kong to Bangkok Suvarnabhumi
GATE DEPARTURE
18.55 (Scheduled) / 19.10 (Actual)
GATE ARRIVAL
20.40 (Scheduled) / 21.04 (Actual)
FLIGHT TIME
2 hours 23 minutes airborne
AIRCRAFT
Airbus A330-300 HS-TEU (5 years old)

We are on the home stretch now on this series of reports detailing a recent adventure around Asia. I was heading back home to Melbourne from Hong Kong and unfortunately was unable to secure award seats with Singapore Airlines so I had to settle for Thai Airways instead. Perfectly acceptable really, even though they were only offering angled lie flats for both sectors at the time.

This article is about flight TG639, the 6.55pm flight to Bangkok, the second last of the day for Thai Airways on this route and one of five daily flights. The flight was scheduled to be operated by one of Thai's newer A330's with angled flat seats, the older ones having recliners are mostly used on domestic and less premium routes now.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

A Quick Trip Around Asia Part 6 : EVA Air 'Hello Kitty' Premium Laurel Class - Taipei to Hong Kong (Airbus A330-200)



FLIGHT
BR857
AIRLINE
EVA Air
ROUTE
Taipei Taoyuan to Hong Kong
GATE DEPARTURE
18.10 (Scheduled) / 18.54 (Actual)
GATE ARRIVAL
20.00 (Scheduled) / 20.58 (Actual)
FLIGHT TIME
1 hour 32 minutes airborne
AIRCRAFT
Airbus A330-200 B-16309 ‘Speed Puff Jet’