A few weeks ago I had the opportunity to fly the Queen of the Skies between Hong Kong and Bangkok on my trip to Asia. come with me on board of the Thai Airways Boeing 747-400!
The fares on that flight is very cheap and a chance to try Thai Aiways in Business or even First class on a short 3hr flight. Since I love the upper deck on the 747 I chose to fly in Royal Silk Class, as they call their Business Class.
There is quite a number of flights between Hong Kong and Bangkok, using the Boeing 747 and 777 and sometimes the Airbus A380 as well. My flight left around 1 pm so I had plenty of time to get to the airport and spend some time in the lounge. I used the Airport Express train from Kowloon station to get to the airport. Thai Airways check in is in terminal 2, so you use the people mover to get to the gate area in the main terminal building.
The Thai Airways lounge is located near gate 40 where most of their flights leave. It is located in the upper floor of the terminal with views onto the tarmac and inside the terminal building.
At lunch time they had soup and a few snacks as well as a choice of drinks and beverages.
Sawasdee to the Thai Queen of the Skies!
Flight TG601 – HKG-BKK – 12:45-14:25 – Boeing 747-400 – Seat 17A
Boarding was on time and after a few photos of the plane I walked through the priority boarding line into the plane.
On board I was welcomed with a welcome drink and hot towel. There were Headphones and blankets for every passenger.
Soon after takeoff your orders were taken and the three course menu was served, which tasted really good.
The seat looked a bit old fashioned, it was only an angled flat seat, but nevertheless very comfortable and plenty of space for your legs. For a 3 hr flight that should be absolutely fine. With the excellent service on board it should also be okay for a longer flight during the day. On their newer planes Thai Airways will offer a modern seat wich will go full flat and have direct aisle access.
I am always amazed by how smooth a landing of such a big bird can be. The landing in Bangkok was amazing, unlike most landings on modern Airbus. One of the reasons why I love those classic Boeings.