Flying Thai Airways

Posted by : foongpc | Thursday, December 2, 2010 | Published in

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During my recent trip to Bangkok, I flew with Thai Airways instead of AirAsia. It's nice to fly with comfort and luxury once in a while instead of the usual no frills, budget flights. Of course it really helps when the flight was paid for.

Surprisingly, I did not take any photos of the interior. And no pictures of the stewardesses too. Haha! But I have no complaints at all with the services - absolutely top notch even though I was in Economy class.

Each passenger was given a personal earphone so that you could listen to music or watch movies.



And the good thing is you can actually bring the earphone back either as a souvenir or to use it on your Walkman - how cool is that!



There's a TV screen in front of each seats. I ended up watching the movie "Inception" during the 2-hour flight. Yes of all the movies, I chose to watch "Inception" again. LOL!



You can control the volume, brightness, select movies and songs by using the touch screen or the remote control located at the side of the seat.



OK, I am aware that those of you who often fly non-budget airlines may find this post a tad boring but look, I am sure there are a lot of readers who have never flew with such airlines before.

I love to sit by the window right behind the wings for the best views but for this flight although I managed to get a seat beside the window, I think my seat was a little too front. As a result, the wing seemed to block part of my views.

Oh by the way, there was ample leg room which was excellent! I hate flying in cramped condition especially if the flight is over 2 hours!



I have to say the in-flight meal provided by Thai Airways was good! I chose noodles with duck meat, pasta salad and a cake.



The duck noodles were good. I actually enjoyed eating it and the portion was quite substantial.



But I did not quite like the taste of the pasta salad. I think it had something to do with the sauce which I did not like.



But the cake dessert was excellent! I love it!



For drinks, we were offered coffee, tea, Coke, orange juice, red wine and white wine.

Which drinks do you think I chose?



I took the Coke and the red wine. Do you know which is the Coke and which is the red wine in the photo above?

But guess what? I ended up drinking a little too much of the red wine and started feeling a little drunk. Haha!!

Yes, I am not a good drinker and I was feeling hot and drowsy. I was beginning to worry if I would even make it to meet Enrique Iglesias back stage. The plan was once we touched down at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport, we would rush over to meet up with Enrique at the Impact Arena.

There was no time to check in at the hotel. We would only check in after the concert.

Since I felt hot after drinking the red wine, I thought a cup of tea would cool me down. So I took the tea.



I actually felt better and less drunk after that. Not sure if the tea helped me, but luckily I got to meet and shake hands with Enrique later and not end up sleeping away in the hotel room!



Within 2 hours, I arrived at Bangkok safe and sound, and sober.

I think I enjoyed myself flying with Thai Airways. The cabin crew did their work efficiently. And oh, did I mention that I like their uniforms too?

FIRST COMMENTER

(80) Comments

  1. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    hi

    December 3, 2010 at 2:58 AM
  2. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    haha! so nice can watch movie! inception nice wat! :D since u like it so much!

    December 3, 2010 at 3:06 AM
  3. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    yerr so the meal looks nice! n portion quite huge oso! :D the sauce for the pasta is wat?? :) how come u dnt like?

    December 3, 2010 at 3:07 AM
  4. Mariuca said...

    wah wah wah happily sipping wine on the plane it seems!

    December 3, 2010 at 3:07 AM
  5. Mariuca said...

    Abaden! Free mah... :)

    December 3, 2010 at 3:08 AM
  6. Mariuca said...

    I tot u small boy, how can drink wine? Aha!

    December 3, 2010 at 3:08 AM
  7. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    i love to sit by the window too! :D aiya too bad la for urs this time. :)

    December 3, 2010 at 3:08 AM
  8. Mariuca said...

    I like airplane food cause it seems and feels cosy to eat inside da plane, high up in the sky.. but sometimes the food not so nice..

    December 3, 2010 at 3:09 AM
  9. Mariuca said...

    Thank goodness for in-flight entertainment on long flights.. otherwise..bored... :D:D

    December 3, 2010 at 3:09 AM
  10. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    haha coke n wine?? of course can differentiate lar! =_______= haha quite lots red wine! no wonder u felt a bit drunk!! :p

    December 3, 2010 at 3:10 AM
  11. Mariuca said...

    Oh yes, window seat for me pls!

    December 3, 2010 at 3:10 AM
  12. Caroline Ng May Ling said...

    their uniforms sexy?? mwahahaha!!! :p

    December 3, 2010 at 3:11 AM
  13. lina said...

    Eh, how come no stewardess photo one? XD
    I also want to see their nice uniforms

    December 3, 2010 at 8:22 AM
  14. lina said...

    I depend on the in-flight entertainment because I usually cannot sleep while in a flight. So, I watch all the movies/dramas they have during our 7 hours flight. No need to go to cinema. LOL

    December 3, 2010 at 8:24 AM
  15. lina said...

    Wah, you drink so much red wine ah?

    December 3, 2010 at 8:25 AM
  16. Bananazஇ said...

    Always love the food served in aircrafts maybe was hungry..hehe

    December 3, 2010 at 8:35 AM
  17. khengsiong said...

    Ah... you should have shot pictures of the Thai stewardesses...

    December 3, 2010 at 8:38 AM
  18. khengsiong said...

    I flew Thai Airways once many years ago. The stewardesses changed their uniform during the flight - from Western to traditional Thai silk!

    December 3, 2010 at 8:39 AM
  19. khengsiong said...

    My round trip flight to Chiang Mai back then - with transfer in Bangkok - set me back ~RM2,000.

    December 3, 2010 at 8:40 AM
  20. khengsiong said...

    I miss Thai Airways, but I doubt I will support it again anytime soon...

    December 3, 2010 at 8:41 AM
  21. Che-Cheh said...

    Wah paid for... you win a contest? or your loved one 'belanja' you?

    I've fly with non-budget but unfortunately the services shown to me were not top-notch. Thai Airways is not one of it.

    December 3, 2010 at 9:05 AM
  22. AngelineBK said...

    The pasta look tasty!

    December 3, 2010 at 10:16 AM
  23. reanaclaire said...

    Hey, i didnt know that the earphones can be taken back.. normally they come and collect before the plane lands.. thai airways is generous then...

    December 3, 2010 at 11:07 AM
  24. DC said...

    The duck noodle looks good!

    December 3, 2010 at 11:37 AM
  25. HappySurfer said...

    Thank you, Digi?!

    December 3, 2010 at 6:33 PM
  26. Kelvin said...

    Wow, their food looks nicer than most of the order airlines!

    December 3, 2010 at 7:51 PM
  27. Mei Teng said...

    The only time I flew on Thai Airways was when I visited Bangkok as a young child.

    I don't have a particular preference for any airlines so long services are decent. I hate flying anyway.

    December 3, 2010 at 10:03 PM
  28. bluedreamer27 said...

    can you take home the Tv too LOL

    December 3, 2010 at 11:04 PM
  29. bluedreamer27 said...

    oh my never been to a plane... i wonder how it feels

    December 3, 2010 at 11:07 PM
  30. bluedreamer27 said...

    the cake looks very tmpting

    December 3, 2010 at 11:08 PM
  31. bluedreamer27 said...

    have a great day foong and happy blogging

    December 3, 2010 at 11:11 PM
  32. foongpc said...

    caroline ng, not sure what is the sauce for the pasta - did not taste good to me!

    No the uniforms were not sexy if not sure I took photos already! Haha!!

    December 3, 2010 at 11:52 PM
  33. foongpc said...

    mariuca, LOL!! Small boy also can drink wine! Yes, I love to sit by the window, but if you like to go toilet often can be quite inconvenient.

    December 3, 2010 at 11:54 PM
  34. foongpc said...

    lina, didn't manage to take photos of the stewardess. Haha!

    The steward kept pouring the red wine and I did not stop him, LOL!

    December 3, 2010 at 11:56 PM
  35. foongpc said...

    bananaz, really? I sometimes find the food pretty lousy! Haha!

    December 4, 2010 at 12:08 AM
  36. foongpc said...

    khengsiong, I should have but I didn't. Actually AirAsia's stewardesses are prettier. LOL!

    Wow! RM2,000! That's very expensive! Luckily my flight is free : )

    December 4, 2010 at 12:10 AM
  37. foongpc said...

    che-cheh, yes I won a contest so flight and accommodation is free : )

    December 4, 2010 at 12:11 AM
  38. foongpc said...

    angelinebk, actually the look is deceiving. Haha!

    December 4, 2010 at 12:15 AM
  39. foongpc said...

    reanaclaire, yes Thai Airways is generous! I even took back the wine glass! Haha!!

    December 4, 2010 at 12:16 AM
  40. foongpc said...

    DC, yes it tasted as good as it looks : )

    December 4, 2010 at 12:17 AM
  41. foongpc said...

    happysurfer, hey how you know? : )

    December 4, 2010 at 12:17 AM
  42. foongpc said...

    kelvin, really? I must be real lucky then! Haha!

    December 4, 2010 at 12:18 AM
  43. foongpc said...

    mei teng, wow! You visited Thailand so long ago? It's time you go for another visit.

    You hate flying? Why? I don't hate flying but I hate the checking in and boarding part.

    December 4, 2010 at 12:19 AM
  44. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, haha! Of course you can't take home the TV!

    Never been on a plane? Oh, you must give flying a try!

    Yeah, the cake was delicious!

    Happy blogging to you too! : )

    December 4, 2010 at 12:22 AM
  45. wenn said...

    the duck noodles looks yummy!

    December 4, 2010 at 9:45 AM
  46. iamthewitch said...

    Cool experience!! loved those earphones in a bag somemore! Should have taken one more back for me!! haha

    December 4, 2010 at 6:17 PM
  47. Shingo T said...

    Where are the Thai Stewardess photos, foongpc? You are keeping them for your own admiring. Post it here, or I'll strip ya of your panda fur! It doesn't matter even if panda bears are endangered, I want to see yummy yum yum stewardess. =p

    Threats aside, I like the sight of the duck noodles. Never taken Thai Airways before, didn't know it has such a great service.

    You should go be their ambassador, maybe can hook up with a yummy... I want the pics posted here, you little insignificant panda... =p

    December 4, 2010 at 9:06 PM
  48. betchai said...

    the foods are awesome, maybe one of the best I saw for an airline food.

    December 5, 2010 at 12:45 PM
  49. Lawstude said...

    interesting. it felt like i was a passenger og thai airways too.

    December 5, 2010 at 9:38 PM
  50. [SK] said...

    wow, so nice flying to Bangkok with Thai Airways..

    December 5, 2010 at 10:25 PM
  51. [SK] said...

    i've only fly AirAsia to Bangkok.. and i've actually never been on Thai Airways before..

    December 5, 2010 at 10:25 PM
  52. [SK] said...

    looks like the flight is not bad at all.. compared to my MH to Hanoi..

    December 5, 2010 at 10:26 PM
  53. [SK] said...

    there's no entertainment and the food served sucks!! lousy taste and poor presentation..

    December 5, 2010 at 10:26 PM
  54. [SK] said...

    so will i get any prize if i correctly guess which is coke and which is red wine?? haha~~ :D

    December 5, 2010 at 10:27 PM
  55. [SK] said...

    the left in plastic cup is coke, the right in glass is red wine.. so easy to differentiate lor~~

    December 5, 2010 at 10:28 PM
  56. [SK] said...

    well, you get drunken easily?? or maybe it's how you actually drank the wine??

    December 5, 2010 at 10:29 PM
  57. [SK] said...

    drank it with empty stomach sure gets drunken easily.. and somemore together with carbonated drinks, the alcohol spread even faster!!

    December 5, 2010 at 10:29 PM
  58. Irenelim said...

    The food are good.. The cake! the cake is so creamy and looks so nice lor...

    December 6, 2010 at 12:12 PM
  59. bluedreamer27 said...

    hahaha... too bad i cannot bring the tv home hahaha...
    anyway... do not have passport yet..

    December 7, 2010 at 2:55 AM
  60. bluedreamer27 said...

    have a great day my friend and happy bloggin

    December 7, 2010 at 2:55 AM
  61. foongpc said...

    wenn, it was yummy! : )

    December 7, 2010 at 8:52 PM
  62. foongpc said...

    iamthewitch, well I have two actually, one from the flight to Bangkok and the other on the return flight. But I broke one of them, so only left one for myself : )

    December 7, 2010 at 8:53 PM
  63. foongpc said...

    shingo T, haha! No photo of stewardess here sorry!! You can try take Thai Airways next time and see the stewardesses for yourself. LOL!

    December 7, 2010 at 8:55 PM
  64. foongpc said...

    betchai, really? I wouldn't know as I have not flew with many different airlines.

    December 7, 2010 at 8:56 PM
  65. foongpc said...

    lawstude, thsnks! : )

    December 7, 2010 at 9:03 PM
  66. foongpc said...

    SK, oh you've never been on Thai Airways? I thought you traveled widely and would have tried it.

    No prizes for guessing which is Coke and which is wine as the question is too easy! Haha!

    No I didn't drink the wine on an empty stomach but still almost got drunk, haha!

    December 7, 2010 at 9:27 PM
  67. foongpc said...

    irenelim, yes the cake was really nice and creamy : )

    December 7, 2010 at 9:28 PM
  68. foongpc said...

    bluedreamer27, go and apply for a passport and start flying! : )

    December 7, 2010 at 9:29 PM
  69. ken said...

    the food sure looks presentable :)

    December 8, 2010 at 12:03 AM
  70. kyh said...

    the food looks good! and i want those earphones! mine oredy spoiled. :(

    December 8, 2010 at 3:27 AM
  71. eiling lim said...

    the earphones socket also not compatible with the walkman... i used to fly thai airways to bangkok too and they give more miles than Enrich if you have the krisflyer card.

    December 8, 2010 at 9:59 AM
  72. dblchin (double chin) said...

    seems like u had a great experience!!! their paste looks really yummy!

    U r making me all hungry

    December 8, 2010 at 4:25 PM
  73. foongpc said...

    ken, yes it does : )

    December 8, 2010 at 7:31 PM
  74. foongpc said...

    kyh, go fly Thai Airways and you will enjoy those yummy food and get your free earphones : )

    December 8, 2010 at 7:38 PM
  75. foongpc said...

    eiling lim, not compatible with Walkman meh? Well, anyway I don't use Walkman haha!! So how come you stopped flying Thai Airways?

    December 8, 2010 at 7:39 PM
  76. foongpc said...

    dblchin, but the pasta was not yummy to me! Haha, well u should go fly Thai Airways for the pasta then : )

    December 8, 2010 at 7:40 PM
  77. DC said...

    Get well soon!

    December 8, 2010 at 10:11 PM
  78. DC said...

    Get well soon!

    December 8, 2010 at 10:11 PM
  79. Ayie said...

    who can complain with such meal? I like their serving and that cake surely looks delish.

    December 9, 2010 at 9:16 AM
  80. Merryn said...

    still jeles me u got to meet enrique! haha.. panda get drunk soooo easily ah? dangerous... easy to spike.. n rape u! hahahaha :P

    December 10, 2010 at 11:19 PM