Trip report of our Economy Class flight onboard a Thai Airways Boeing 737-400 Classic!! We are flying from Koh Samui Airport (USM) to Bangkok´s Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK). This flight review begins with us just having arrived at Koh Samui Airport by taxi from Chaweng Beach where we have spent a 3 week holiday.
The footage follows us from the check-in area of the airport where we begin by standing in the wrong check in line. It turns out that the line we were standing in was only for Bangkok Airways flights, and our Thai Airways check-in desk was only opening in one hour after the Firefly flight to Penang was finished checking-in. Finally we checked-in for our flight and our airport tour continues through this airports very unique “terminal” past security control and immigration and to our departure Gate 6! Where then show the viewer the facilities available to Business Class Passengers (Royal Silk) and Economy Class passengers. Like all airports around the world Business Class passengers have a separate lounge available to them with snacks and drinks etc. In Koh Samui the service of free snacks and non-alcoholic drinks are also provided to Economy Class Passengers, but of course not a lounge. After a walk around the departure area we are invited to begin boarding our Thai Airways flight to Bangkok.
We are driven out to the aircraft in some very cute carriages, which make an impression when one is used to be driven to the passenger aircraft by bus for tarmac embarkations. Our waiting aircraft is a Thai Airways Boeing 737-400 also known as a Boeing 737 Classic because of it´s age. The viewer then watches the boarding of this aircraft before we taxi and takeoff from the Chaweng Beach side of the airport flying over the Bangrak Area wand having a nice view of the Wat Plai Laem Temple.
As the flight gets underway we present the viewer with the “Onboard Safety Card” for the Boeing 737-400 we are flying with, the Inflight Magazine “Sawasdee”, show the leg room available for Economy Class passengers, the In-flight Meal and refreshment served on this short flight. Before we begin our descent to Suvarnabhumi Airport, we take the viewer to the very back of the aircraft for a view of the Economy Class passenger cabin from there, and we also have a look at the lavatory and galley area of this aircraft before we sit down and begin the approach towards Suvarnabhumi Airport. The viewer get´s to watch the approach and we then land at Suvarnabhumi Airport on Runway 19R. After a longish taxi from the runway to our arrival gate we depart this Boeing 737 Classic and begin making our way to the Air France KLM Sky Lounge, where we will spend some hours waiting for our connection flight to Europe.
Wiki writes about Thai Airways, “Thai Airways (a trading name of Thai Airways International Public Company Limited (THAI)) is the flag carrier airline of Thailand. Formed in 1988, the airline has its corporate headquarters in Vibhavadi Rangsit Road, Chatuchak District, Bangkok, and primarily operates out of Suvarnabhumi Airport. THAI is a founding member of the Star Alliance…”
Wiki writes about Koh Samui Airport (USM), “Samui International Airport, also known as Ko Samui Airport or Koh Samui Airport, is a privately owned airport on the island of Ko Samui in Thailand…”
Samui Airport writes, “Samui Airport, located at the northern part of the island near Bo Phut Beach, began construction 1982 and was officially opened in April 1989…Samui Airport is privately owned and operated by Bangkok Airways. Most flights from the island are operated by Bangkok Airways. Thai Airways international began flights to Samui in February 2008…”
Wiki writes about Suvarnabhumi Airport , “Suvarnabhumi Airport pronounced [sù.wān.ná.pʰūːm] (Thai pronunciation), also known as (New) Bangkok International Airport, is one of two international airports serving Bangkok, Thailand. The other one is Don Mueang International Airport… Suvarnabhumi was officially opened for limited domestic flight service on 15 September 2006, and opened for most domestic and all international commercial flights on 28 September 2006…The airport is currently the main hub for Thai Airways International, Bangkok Airways and Orient Thai Airlines. It also serves as regional gateway and connecting point for various foreign carriers…”
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