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Route : MNL-BKK

Airline: Thai Airways (TG)

Cabin Class: Business

Equipment:Boeing 777-200ER

Flight Number: TG 621

Seat Number: 15B

My boarding pass for the flight to Bangkok

 

Date: January 7, 2014

Departure time in Manila: 13:10

Arrival time in Bangkok: 15:25

*This is an award travel, Business Class flight #44

 

Text and Photography by Arthur Jeciel

Introduction

January 22, 2014 This is the nth time I've flown with Thai Airways in business class so I am quite used to their service and product already. Of course, it still varies on the routes but I have to say that they have always performed well in the past and that they really know how to take care of their customers so that they will keep coming back.

Check-in

The check in desks opened exactly three hours before the flight with desks 39-41 being used for business class passengers.

The check-in agent upon seeing my booking, asked if I had a visa to Burma. After controlling my papers and deeming everything was okay, my luggage was checked in all the way to Rangoon. After about a couple of minutes, I got my boarding pass together with the lounge invitation from Thai.

Lounge

I was able to have access to the Silver Kris Lounge since I have a Star Alliance gold status. For a complete review of this lounge, please click here.

For a complete review of the Thai Royal Silk Lounge, please click here.

Boarding

With about 10 minutes left before boarding, I decided to head over to Gate 10 which was the gate being used for the flight to Bangkok that day.

The Boeing 777-200ER named Phanakhon taking me to Bangkok that Tuesday afternoon.

Seat

The business class cabin has a 2-2-2 configuration with 29 of 30 seats being occupied that day. I remember seating beside a Regional Director of a certain company incharge of operations in Thailand, Vietnam and Laos.

Pretty spacious legroom which is quite common with this aircraft.

As soon as I was seated, a young cabin attendant came and offered me something to drink. The choices were a glass of champagne and two kinds of juices. A few minutes later, the captain came to the PA and announced the flight time of 2 hours and 53 minutes. He also apologized for the late departure (it was 45 minutes delayed) because of heavy traffic. Hot towels, magazines and more drinks followed.

As soon as the seatbelt sign was turned off, the cabin crews sprung into action starting with the serving of drinks and mixed rice crackers.

The menu card and wine list cover, which by now look very familiar to me.

The Manila-Bangkok menu

First Course

Smoked salmon Rosette with caper, mixed salad with Vinaigrette Dressing

 

 

Smoked Salmon

Main Course

Pan-fried Fish with Mindanao sauce, Spinach and Pumpkin Rice

 

The other choices were Mixed Seafood with Garlic Basil, Beef Tips Tagalog with Eggplant and Onion Rings and Pork Stew Wushi style with Bell Pepper. For drinks, I decided to settle with a glass of apple juice. The champagne on board was the usual Piper Heidsieck Brut Champagne.

 

Assorted cheese, Fresh Fruits

Dessert

Pumpkin Cheese Cake

 

Tea, coffee, espresso and cappucino were served after dessert but I declined.

Entertainment

Pretty big screen for watching a short film or TV show.

The headset is probably one of the best in business class, in my opinion.

Toilet and Lavatory

Inside the lavatory, the skin care product was Aigner Parfum Clear Days.

Conclusion

 

Well, it was another great experience flying with Thai Airways. For a short flight, I thought the food was more than enough and tasted excellent. The cabin attendants were very friendly and the service was almost perfect. The delay had not been a problem to me since I had enough time to connect to my flight for Rangoon. Overall, a very nice flight. Thanks a lot, Thai Airways.

 

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