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    There you go, something for you chaps in economy to be happy about. You'll never have that problem.


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    HOW has thai got into this mess,a loss of 12billion bht.in 2013, 16billion in 2014, 13billion in 2015.small profit in 2016.but already in dire straights 2017.
    having traveled on thai since 1980's till last flight 2008 only twice I have seen it not to be full.
    once when the gulf war started and may I think 2006.
    they were always more expensive than most airlines yet their 747's were not up to standad.
    looks like they need a MIRACLE. I read they have new management.

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    ^ I guess it depends which route. They are the cheapest scheduled non-stop from Germany and refurbished their 747s about 5 years ago.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    HOW has thai got into this mess,a loss of 12billion bht.in 2013, 16billion in 2014, 13billion in 2015.small profit in 2016.but already in dire straights 2017.
    having traveled on thai since 1980's till last flight 2008 only twice I have seen it not to be full.
    once when the gulf war started and may I think 2006.
    they were always more expensive than most airlines yet their 747's were not up to standad.
    looks like they need a MIRACLE. I read they have new management.
    this was London heathrow-don muang.
    heathrow-swampy mid day flight arrive bkk.6am. bkk-london 12.05am.arrive heathrow 7.30am.
    what I can remember is only once we had late take off,THICK ICE ON THE RUNWAY.london.but never BKK.to LONDON.
    seems the cows have been truly MILKED DRY.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    this was London heathrow-don muang.
    heathrow-swampy mid day flight arrive bkk.6am. bkk-london 12.05am.arrive heathrow 7.30am.
    what I can remember is only once we had late take off,THICK ICE ON THE RUNWAY.london.but never BKK.to LONDON.
    seems the cows have been truly MILKED DRY.
    Why are you quoting yourself? Have you ever posted anything positive at all?

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Why are you quoting yourself? Have you ever posted anything positive at all?
    you do need a POSITIVE BLOOD TEST. I QUOTE.
    TAFF not very bright.

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    Quote Originally Posted by headhunter View Post
    HOW has thai got into this mess,a loss of 12billion bht.in 2013, 16billion in 2014, 13billion in 2015.small profit in 2016.but already in dire straights 2017.
    having traveled on thai since 1980's till last flight 2008 only twice I have seen it not to be full.
    once when the gulf war started and may I think 2006.
    they were always more expensive than most airlines yet their 747's were not up to standad.
    looks like they need a MIRACLE. I read they have new management.

    Because it's run by thieving chimps who, if they aren't mismanaging it or stealing from it, are giving freebies to everyone and their aunties.

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    Passenger Jet Crashes off Micronesia



    All 47 passengers and crew survived a plane’s crash landing in a Pacific lagoon Friday morning, wading through waist-deep water to the emergency exits and escaping on local boats that came to the rescue in the Micronesia archipelago.

    https://www.voanews.com/a/passenger-...s/4590980.html



    Interesting follow-up to the image/story above ...



    U.S. Navy Underwater Construction Team 2 Help Air Niugini PX 56

    For a view of inside the plane, google ABC /inside-the-waterlogged-air-niugini-plane-crashed-in-micronesia

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    Transport Ministry plans to build new airport in Satun

    BANGKOK, 3rd October 2018, (NNT) - The Department of Airports reported that the Ministry of Transport is planning to develop a new airport in the southern province Satun, with the feasibility study to be completed in September next year.

    According to the department, this is part of the government's Southern Economic Corridor project, linking the southern region of Thailand with India, Sri Lanka, and China.

    Furthermore, the Ministry of Transport will open bids for the development of two new airports in Trang and Nakhon Si Thammarat provinces, worth up to four billion baht, in November and December this year.

    National News Bureau Of Thailand | Transport Ministry plans to build new airport in Satun

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    Transport Ministry plans to build new airport in Satun


    BANGKOK, 3rd October 2018, (NNT) - The Department of Airports reported that the Ministry of Transport is planning to develop a new airport in the southern province Satun, with the feasibility study to be completed in September next year.

    According to the department, this is part of the government's Southern Economic Corridor project, linking the southern region of Thailand with India, Sri Lanka, and China.

    Furthermore, the Ministry of Transport will open bids for the development of two new airports in Trang and Nakhon Si Thammarat provinces, worth up to four billion baht, in November and December this year.

    National News Bureau Of Thailand | Transport Ministry plans to build new airport in Satun
    I daresay the chinkies slipped someone a few quid.

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    Dutch scramble F-16s after airline passenger scare involving aggressive 29-year-old American

    THE HAGUE (AFP) - The Dutch air force scrambled two F-16 fighter jets to escort a flight from Abu Dhabi to Amsterdam after an onboard fight broke out with an aggressive American passenger, authorities said on Saturday (Oct 6).

    The scuffle broke out over Germany, about half-an-hour before the KLM Airbus A330-200 jet was to land at Schiphol airport early on Saturday.

    "A 29-year-old American man became aggressive after being asked by a purser to return to his seat," said Ms Joanna Helmonds, a spokesman for the gendarmerie, which also serves as the country's border police.

    "A scuffle broke out and the cabin crew, together with other passengers managed to restrain the man," she told AFP.

    A number of passengers were lightly wounded including two passengers who were given black eyes, said Ms Helmonds.

    The Airbus was then given special clearance to land immediately at Schiphol airport with police arresting the man shortly afterwards.

    Ms Helmonds said the man was examined at the airport and officers determined that he came across as disorientated.

    The man has been admitted to a psychiatric institution for observation, she said.

    A spokesman for KLM told AFP the airline "regretted the unpleasant incident", but that cabin crew followed the normal procedures when dealing with an unruly passenger.

    "Passengers and crew have laid a complaint against the man," Ms Heleen Makkinga said.

    Although on high alert, Dutch fighter jets - which are armed with air-to-air missiles - are only scrambled in highly unusual cases, the Dutch air force said on Saturday.

    The Airbus A330-200 has a capacity of around 250 passengers and has a range of almost 13,500km. It was not known how many passengers were on the flight from Abu Dhabi.

    https://www.straitstimes.com/world/e...ve-29-year-old

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    TG First is generally full of minor unmentionables, their flunkies or assorted apes who are normally only seen in uniform. That said, it beats British Airways hands down so you'll normally see at least Ieast one other fare paying farang.

    J class seems to be stuffed with Thai who know someone.

    Their economy is surprisingly good but often significantly more expensive than every other carrier.

    Proper airlines gain most revenue from premium cabins.on TG it seems to be the unwashed rabble who subsidise the higher ups. Thainess with wings on.

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    Vietjet Air to launch Da Nang-Bangkok flight

    HANOI, 8th October 2018 (VNA) – Budget airline Vietjet Air announced on October 5 that it will launch the first daily flight connecting Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang with Thailand’s capital Bangkok from October 15.

    From Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, passengers can travel on to Thailand’s popular destinations such as Chiang Mai, Chiang Rai, Phuket, and Krabi.

    Tickets are available on the website www.vietjetair.com or www.facebook.com/vietjetvietnam. Payments can be made by credit or debit cards that are registered with Internet banking services.

    With 60 A320 and A321 aircraft, Vietjet operates over 385 flights per day. It has carried more than 60 million passengers to destinations across Vietnam, China, Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Thailand, Myanmar, Malaysia, and Cambodia.

    The carrier is considering a plan to expand routes in the Asia-Pacific and has signed contracts to buy new-generation aircraft from prestigious global plane manufacturers.


    National News Bureau Of Thailand | Vietjet Air to launch Da Nang-Bangkok flight

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    That's fucking handy, from Swampy as well.

    They might even have Business class, but I can't tell as it says "Skyboss" and doesn't mention the seats.

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    Quote Originally Posted by misskit View Post
    HANOI, 8th October 2018 (VNA) – Budget airline Vietjet Air announced on October 5 that it will launch the first daily flight connecting Vietnam’s central city of Da Nang with Thailand’s capital Bangkok from October 15.
    Air Asia has had flight from Don Muang to Da Nang for a while now. Twice a day they seem to be turnaround flights. Nice times as well.

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    Just noticed this on twitter, no luck for the Irish today well not this airline.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Air Asia has had flight from Don Muang to Da Nang for a while now. Twice a day they seem to be turnaround flights. Nice times as well.
    yes but that's at DM, which is a pain in the arse if you land in Swampy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda View Post
    yes but that's at DM, which is a pain in the arse if you land in Swampy.
    No Business class travels charter a shuttle service.
    https://www.advanceaviation.co.th/our-services-2/

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    I can't reveal the name of the airline who's aircraft skidded off the runway at Swampy, but not a smooth as silk landing.

    https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/gen...way-on-landing
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    Fewer than 100 pax on a 747. Not all of them fare paying presumably either.
    No wonder TG is losing money.

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    Obviously no need for a full blown investigation. It's Thai. The brakes failed.

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    I drank all the brake fluid, unlike the plane I can stop whenever I wish

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    A new longest flight ... the return of Singapore-New York and not an economy seat in sight.

    https://www.bloomberg.com/news/artic...t-cattle-class

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    ^ I popped onto this thread to post the same story. I'll put up the link anyway as there's some different/extra info in it.

    https://www.nzherald.co.nz/business/...ectid=12139647

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    Which airport to enter USA?

    I am visiting Dallas Texas next spring. The Pacific route offers entry at DFW, with one stop in Hong Kong, Seoul or Tokyo. Alternatives include SFO with an internal flight. Going west ME/Asian/EU routes are available.

    Any polite suggestions?

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