Review: Thai Airways B777-2, Bangkok – Phuket
With Thai Airways, we had a major difference in experience in domestic flights compared to our domestic Air China flight a few days earlier. Although a compact seating experience, the hospitality of the Thai’s was much warmer and enjoyable.
This post is one chapter in our Around the World in Star Alliance First Class via China, Thailand and Spain. This trip was booked using Air Canada Aeroplan miles. For more information on how this trip was booked, please see our trip introduction here. For other parts of the trip, please see this index.
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Read more from this trip:
- Trip Introduction: Around the World in Star Alliance First Class via China, Thailand and Spain
- Air Canada Executive Class, Vancouver – Los Angeles
- Star Alliance Lounge, Tom Bradley International Terminal, Los Angeles
- Asiana Airlines First Class: Los Angeles – Seoul Incheon
- Asiana Airlines First Class Lounge, Seoul Incheon
- Asiana Airlines Business Class, Seoul Incheon – Shanghai Pu Dong
- Renaissance Shanghai Yu Gardens, Shanghai, China
- Shanghai, China
- Air China Domestic Business Lounge, Shanghai, China
- Air China, Shanghai – Beijing
- Swisshotel China Hong Kong Macau Center, Beijing, China
- Beijing, China
- Visiting the Great Wall of China at Miytanyu
- Air China Business Lounge, Beijing Capital Airport
- Air China, Beijing – Shanghai
- Riding the Shanghai Maglev at 430 km/h
- Shanghai Airlines Business Lounge, Shanghai, China
- Thai Airways Royal Silk, Shanghai – Bangkok
- Thai Airways Royal Silk Domestic Lounge, Bangkok
- Thai Airways, Bangkok – Phuket
- Le Meridien Khao Lak, Thailand
- Ko Phi Phi Don Islands, Thailand
- Thai Airways Royal Silk Domestic Lounge, Phuket
- Thai Airways, Phuket – Bangkok
- Le Meridien Bangkok
- Thirty Six Hours in Bangkok, Thailand
- Thai Airways Royal First Lounge, Bangkok
- Thai Airways Royal First Class, Bangkok – Madrid
- AC Hotel Carlton, Madrid
- Three Days in Madrid, Spain
- Day Tripping to Salamanca, Spain
- Renfe AVE Preferente Business, Madrid – Barcelona
- AC Hotel Barcelona Sants, Barcelona
- Exploring Barrio La Rambla in Barcelona
- Getting into Gaudi, Barcelona, Spain
- Renfe AVE Preferente Business, Barcelona – Madrid
- Puerta del Alcala VIP Lounge, Madrid, Spain
- Lufthansa Business Class, Madrid – Frankfurt
- Novotel Mainz, Germany
- Walking through Mainz, Germany
- Lufthansa First Class Terminal, Frankfurt, Germany
- Lufthansa First Class, Frankfurt – Seattle
- Air Canada, Seattle – Vancouver
Review: Thai Airways, Boeing 777-200, Bangkok – Phuket
We left the lounge early to arrive to an overcrowded gate. Once again, the reserved flight was different than the equipment that was provided.
That’s an awfully large Airbus 300!! One of the cool things about domestic air travel in Thailand is that they have these massive wide body jets flying around on domestic routes.
BKK – HKT (Bangkok Survarnabhumi Airport – Phuket International Airport)
TG 205 – Economy Class (Y)
10:00 AM – 11:20 AM
May 13, 2012
Booked: Airbus 300
Flown: Boeing 777-200
On Board Thai Airways Domestic:
We got on board and experienced a very tight economy seat on a Boeing 777-200. There was AVOD in the back of every economy seat in a 3-3-3 configuration. The seat room was tight but not unbearable. We had a Bangkok Airways coral and fish painted aircraft at gate A4 next to us on the apron.
A Thai Airways Domestic Flight:
As we took off, were able to see some of the more unique landscape that make South East Asia such a wonderful place to visit. It started with the fields surrounding Bangkok. Soon, islands were within our view.
At around this time as we levelled off at cruise altitude, the seat ahead of me came back into the full recline position. With a swish, I literally lost about 45% of the available room between the seats. Needless to say, it would be VERY uncomfortable for a lonerg flight. Those readers that are considering an economy seat on the Boeing 777-200 equipment type for a long haul beware!! It would not be a comfortable experience.
The Meal Service: A Sandwich Snack
For just a one hour flight, we were still given a quick mini snack. It was a small sandwich with the crusts cut off consisting of a tuna filling, a ham filling and one that looked like egg, but was a strange liquid goo.
Beautiful views as we crossed over the Bangkok bay.
As we touched down at Phuket International Airport, there were always lots of strange aircraft that you don’t always get the opportunity to see.
The Russians are in town – Transaero Boeing 747.
The Thai Airways Domestic Service allows travellers to experience large wide body aircraft on select domestic routes. If you play your cards right, you can fly a large aircraft on some short haul flights. Despite this, the personal space on these larger aircraft isn’t all too generous. A small meal is also served, which is a welcome touch.