First (first time & first class) on Thai

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  1. ajb

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    i'm flying return SYD-BKK-NRT in a few months on TG in first on all four legs. Anything I should know or pre-arrange (particular seats or pre-order meals)? Thanks!
     
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    Welcome to MP.

    You might get more (useful) responses if you specify the aircraft types. People who know Thai but haven't known this route shouldn't have to look it up and guess your flights to answer.
     
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  3. ajb

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    Very good point...

    SYD <---> BKK, A340-600
    BKK <----> NRT, 747-400
     
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  4. gleff
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    You can pre-order your meals but you definitely don't need to, I have had some interesting dishes on Thai when not pre-ordering and I've not been blown away by the pre-order e.g. lobster thermidor. Have a look at the menu and see what you fancy.

    Certainly select seats in advance!

    What's really quite special is the ground service in Bangkok. When you land there you'll be escorted to the first class lounge, let them know right away that you'll be interested in a spa treatment and they will let you know what times are available. How long are your layovers? This is really the only airport where I want at least 3 hours on the ground (when flying TG F). Ask for one of the semi-private living rooms in the lounge. Visit the food room, the menu at your seat is a very limited sample of what they have, go have a look... point to what you want.. and they will bring it to you. And just relax, it's someone else's job to come get you when it's time to board.
     
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    I agree, not preordering is still fantastic even in Royal Silk Class (Business). A few years ago their Royal Silk Lounge was amazing so I can only imagine that their Royal First Class lounge is beyond amazing! Have fun flying on TG First Class and like gleff mentioned and alluded to, avail all their offerings and tell us how long your layover is at BKK.
     
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  6. SASDC8

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    Seat: I would choose 1A or K on the 747 and any window seat on the 340, if traveling alone.
    Meal: As noted above no need to pre order (but check in out anyway) as TG always offer 4 different mains to choose from.

    TG pre order first class meal: http://www.thaiair.com/AWR_PREM/view-trip.jsp
     
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  7. Brooklyn Bum

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    Jumping in for some advice as well.

    I'm doing a CDG-BKK run in F so I can try out the leased 777s. At this point I'm assigned 2G on both legs, but will try and get a window seat. From what I've read the flight goes parallel to the himalayas. If so any idea what side of the plane I should be on?
     
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    If would have to be A seats on the CDG-BKK run, but I would not get hopes up about seeing the Himalayas, as the flight paths over India are way south of the mountains.
    Over Afghanistan you might get some great views of the mountain passes though.
     
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  9. Brooklyn Bum

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    Thanks!
     
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  10. Jubilee777

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    What is the latest F amenity kit now? Are they still giving out the Rimowa kits?
     
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  11. Mangy
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    Just like TOBB:(
     
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    I had the Rimowa on July for both BKK-CDG & ZRH-BKK.
     
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    Looking at flying TG F SYD-BKK-CDG.
    Both flights SYD-BKK are available 10:00-15:30 and 16:30-22:00.
    The flight BKK-CDG leaves at 00:05.

    Question is, do I take the later flight with the better connection but miss out on the spa etc or the earlier flight, enjoy the full ground service but have all those extra hours in BKK.
     
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  14. cennas
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    If this is your first time in TG F, I would suggest taking the earlier flight. TG ground service in BKK is the best in the world, the lounge is excellent, and the spa will leave you feeling very relaxed for the flight to CDG.
     
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    Yes, first time.
    I think I will, im in no rush.

    I'll also be flying LH F on the same trip, so get to try put FCT as well. Should be fun :)
     
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    The first time I flew TG F, I also chose a 7-hour transit just to experience the famous TG ground service and I wasn't disappointed. I even felt that 7 hours weren't enough and felt a bit sad when it was time for boarding.

    Hope you'll have a great and safe journey.
     
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    I had the Touch of Silk during my 3+hour layover in July. I would say that was the difference maker in me able to sleep at my hotel in Europe upon my arrival in the evening. Just being in the Spa facility alone made feel as if I had retreated to a resort.
     
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    It makes me sad, with TG I have an arrival in F in BKK (nothing to do with the spa I suppose), and later on, I have a one and a half hour layover in F also. But, later later on, in November, I have a 4 hours layover in BKK. Thanks for the tips.
     
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    The lounge in BKK and the staff there are worth at least 4 hours, just for the fun of it :cool:

    It is as other here have mentioned the best lounge in the world, just beating the FCT and FCLs in FRA for the top spot :)
     
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    Quick question. If you are connecting in Bangkok, you are booked in First Class and your short connecting flight has only two class, are you allowed to use the F facilities?
     
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    According to TG, yes. This is what they told me on the phone when I called to select seats. I am arriving BKK in F and departing in C (2 class cabin). They indicated a buggy would be waiting for me and that I would have use of the F lounge.

     
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    I am doing the same thing. :)

     
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    This is correct. A buggy was waiting for me when I arrived in BKK in F and I was allowed to use the FCL even though my departing flight was in C. No buggy or escort when it was time to board my connecting flight in C though.

    TG actually has 2 FCLs in BKK, one is the main FCL in D concourse and the other is a small room inside the C lounge in the E concourse. The escort will usually bring you to this smaller FCL if your connecting flight in C departs from the E concourse, otherwise it would be an extremely long walk from the main FCL lounge.
     
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    Good to know. Thanks. :)

    Any idea where flights from the D and E concourses depart to? Is D more international flights and E domestic? I am heading to DXB if that helps.

    I don't remember which concourses I passed through the last time I was in BKK when we flew HKG-HKT.

     
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    In BKK, concourses C, D, E are for TG international flights, while domestic flights depart from A and B. I believe there's no hard-coded assignment on which flights would depart from a specific concourse. Most of my TG flights from BKK departed from C but I had had flights departed from D and E, so you can never really know.

    But I wouldn't worry much if I were you. Since you'll be in F, TG staff would take such good care of you, you don't even need to know which gate your flight departs from :)
     

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