Bangkok Air using Druk Air plane?

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    Checked my booking for tonight, PNH-BKK on PG, and it's listing the flight as:

    Bangkok Airways / Operated by: OPS BY DRUK AIR AIRCRAFT
    Non-Stop / PG 0936
    Cabin: Economy / Airbus A319

    I didn't even know these two airlines were related in any way.
     
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    Last time I flew PG we were on a Edelweiss A320. I believe they source extra capacity during various parts of the year !
     
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    This isn't an extra capacity situation, it's a regular flight, in fact the usual flight I take on PG. A few months back they added a 4th flight to the daily schedule BKK-PNH vv and it uses an ATR72. This is just an odd situation.
     
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    The flight I am referring to above was from BKK to PNH on Edelweiss aircraft/pilots, FA were PG! Then this is at least the second time for your odd situation [​IMG]!
     
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    LOL, well, I'll be en-route in a few short hours and will let you know on the other side. If it's possible to get a pic of the Druk Air plane in PNH that would be cool too. :D

    NB: Darkness might not allow a pic, but I'll try.
     
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    Just tip someone a few 1000 Riel to turn on the lights on the tarmac at PNH [​IMG]!
     
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    With electricity costing $0.25/kwh it will take a bit more than that.[​IMG]
    Maybe need to tip an extra 1000 KHR. [​IMG]

    They've finished some long term work in here (I'm currently past immigration/security et al). The area near gate 5 is open for business and I just noticed a transfer security area. Big times in little Pochentong.
     
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    Transfer area....that is good! Have they finished the taxi way yet or do they still go to the end of the runway and do a 360?[​IMG]
     
  9. Been on the Edelweiss 320 a few times. Wet leased.
    Doesn't surprise me about Drukair. Cheaper
     
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    Runway, taxiway, with 25 flights a day who cares. :D
     
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    Wow there are 25 flights a day! Hey did you ever get the chance to fly with President or Royal Air Cambodge [​IMG]!
     
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    I never had the pleasure, and while my better half has flown the new Cambodia Angkor Air, I'd prefer not to, mainly because I find it priced insanely.

    Well, Druk Air has a nice 319. Good leg room, seat has nice width as well. Beer was on the cart (unlike TG) but warm. Row 8 is the exit row and row 7 has no recline. So guess which row we were assigned. It's a short flight, but that's been my luck recently.
     
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    Are they still serving that nice whole grain rice with the curry?
     
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    PG usually has decent food. On this flight we were given mystery meat akin to TG's offerings. Now that I think about it, it's been awhile since curry/rice etc was offered on PG.
     

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