A week back, I made a short trip again to Japan, to the city of Sapporo in Hokkaido to experience the Autumn season. Flights were booked on a mixture of TG, JL and SQ in various classes. For the flights up to Sapporo, it would be on TG via Bangkok.
Arrived at Changi 1.5hr prior to departure and checked in at the TG counters. Boarding passes were issued for both sectors and baggages were checked through to Sapporo.
Self-service check-in counters were being set-up and tested in T1, similar to those to be used in the ne T4 opening end of the month.
It was a lazy late afternoon in Changi.
Departure was from Gate C1. The gate seemed a bit too small for our almost full load of B777-300, which was upgraded from the original B777-200.
Our 18-yrs old aircraft had arrived on schedule and being prepared for the return flight to Bangkok.
13 October 2017 Thai Airways TG 414 Singapore (SIN) - Bangkok (BKK) B777-300 HS-TKC Economy Class Flight Time: 2H27M
Boarding was called and boarding order was enforced. Boarding the trusty old B777-300.
This aircraft was fitted with the Skittles-coloured but classy and comfortable seats. A pillow was available on each seat. The economy cabin was huge with about 330 seats. I made my way to my seat at the second last row of the aircraft.
The seat pitch at the 2nd last row (row 71) window seats was ridiculously good! Think it was at least 34" pitch. PTV was the older generation type, but enabled with touchscreen.
Blankets were offered by the crew and headsets were already placed in the seat pockets.
View out the window. It was a quiet afternoon.
Boarding still in progress and it ended up a very full flight.
Safety video played and flying time was announced as 2hrs.
Pushed back slightly late and it was a short taxi to the runway.
Departure from Rwy20C.
Menu of the flight is available in the IFE system.
List of beverages
Decided to watch a comedy "The House".
After arrival immigration cards were distributed, meal service started.
Meal trays were distributed and we both went for the snapper option. Tray consisted of a starter, main, roll and butter, dessert and a bottle of water. Plastic cutlery were used.
Main course unveiled.
Drinks cart followed behind the meal cart, with the full bar selection, including liquors, wines, beers and non-alcohols available from the cart. I ordered a Gin & Tonic, and the stewardess prepared it rather strong, seeing the amount of gin she poured into the cup. TG offers the premium Bombay Sapphire Gin in economy, which SQ only offers in Business.
Tuna, potato and egg salad was good. The blueberry yoghurt mousse dessert was very tasty.
The snapper was full of flavour and delicious as well and portion was big! A very satisfying meal offered by TG on this short flight.
The view outside looked like this for majority of the flight with slight bumps…
Crew offering beverages.
Enjoying my dessert along with a cup of coffee which was later offered as well.
Visit to the lavatory, which was equipped with the necessary as well as a cologne. There were 6 lavatories at the rear of the aircraft and 4 in the middle, totaling a very generous 10 lavatories for 330 economy passengers!
View of the cabin. Well-maintained for a 18-yrs old aircraft.
Starting descent into Bangkok. However the pilot announced that we were required to hold for 15min due to congestion at the airport, which I presume was due to the bad weather over the airport.
Approaching and landing into BKK Rwy19R. We arrived 25min behind schedule due to the hold.
Taxi and parked at the gate in a rainy Bangkok.
Disembarking and passing the Business cabin.
As we had a 6.5hrs transit in BKK, we popped into the city by the airport train and subway for dinner. There was barely a queue at immigration and we were in the city within an hour of stepping off the aircraft.
Had dinner at one of my favourite eatery at Talad Nam Seafood in Bangkok.
Followed by dessert at After You!
Singapore - SIN
Bangkok - BKK
Great short flight with good service and excellent catering.
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