Home -> Trip Report -> Rangoon to Bangkok with Thai Airways in Business Class

Route : RGN-BKK

Airline: Thai Airways (TG)

Cabin Class: Business

Equipment: Airbus A330-300

Flight Number: TG 302

Seat Number: 15K

 

Date: January 9, 2014

Departure time in Rangoon: 14:45

Arrival time in Bangkok: 16:40

*This is an award travel, Business Class flight #45

 

Text and Photography by Arthur Jeciel

Introduction

January 24, 2014 On my way to Yangon, I only flew in economy class so I was really looking forward to reviewing this flight on the way back to Bangkok. I love Thai Airways because they have been pretty consistent with their service, almost always perfect. And this flight was no exception.

There was not much traffic on the way to the airport so I arrived there a bit early.

Check-in

The check in desks opened 2 hours and 15 minutes before the scheduled departure. Counter 1 was for business class passengers; 2 for Star Alliance Gold member and internet check-in; 3-4 for economy class passengers and counter 5 for group check in.

After being checked in by a very nice Burmese guy, my luggage was tagged all the way to Stockholm and got all three boarding passes. I proceeded to immigration upstairs and eventhough the line was a bit long, it actually went quickly.

Lounge

As a business class passenger, I had access to the Royal Jade Lounge. You can find the complete review of this lounge here.

Boarding

With about 10 minutes left before boarding, I decided to head over to Gate 4. The aircraft taking us to Bangkok that day was a Airbus A330-300.

A separate passenger bridge for business class passengers is always cool.

The business class cabin has a 2-2-2 configuration with a total of 36 seats. That day, the cabin was about 60% full.

Seat

My seat 15K, was a window.

Again, pretty spacious legroom which is quite common with this aircraft.

The USB and headphone sockets.

The seat controls with three seating variations. Not a fully flat bed but I guess nobody would need that on a short flight like this.

As soon as I was seated, hot towels were distributed, followed by the predeparture drinks. I thought I needed a glass of champagne to celebrate my recent visit to my 40th land, Myanmar. Magazines were also offered afterwards as well as the menu card and the winelist.

From my seat, I bid goodbye to the beautiful Yangon International Airport.

Dining

The menu card as well as the wine list.

 

Menu for Yangon-Bangkok

First Course

Combination Salad with Smoked Chicken Cubes

 

Main Course

Stir Fried Fish Cubes with Dried Chilli Paste, Sweet Basil

Steamed Thai Hom Mali Rice

 

Dessert

Sweet Banana Delight

 

There were also tea and coffee after dessert but I declined.

Entertainment

Pretty basic entertainment screen.

The entertainment control was there but no headset were given to passengers.

Toilet and Lavatory

Inside the lavatory, there were the usual orchids.

Transit at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport

I have been to this airport a lot of times in the past so I know just how to maximize my stay. First stop was the lounge where I checked some emails while having light snacks. And then, I went to the Royal Orchid Spa for my neck and shoulder massage. This service is complimentary to all business class passengers. I love you, Thai Airways.

Conclusion

 

Needless to say, I love flying with Thai Airways. The service from the cabin attendants was once again very good and the food tasted excellent, as always. The flight although very short, was very enjoyable. Overall, a very nice flight.

 

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