A quick report of another trip to BKK over the May Day holidays, where I flew on my usual carrier of choice, Thai Airways. I would be flying on both their newest A350 and oldest B773 in the fleet.
As expected, due to the holidays, the flight was totally packed with locals going on the short weekend break. There was a bit of queue for check-in at Terminal 1.
Colourful boarding pass issued.
The flight was delayed for almost an hour due to the late arrival of aircraft from Bangkok. This was due to bad weather in BKK in the morning, which resulted of several delayed departures from BKK. Departure gate was from D41.
We would be flying on TG's month-old HS-THM. It was still sparkling clean.
Packed gate awaiting boarding.
Albino SQ B773 taxiing past.
28 April 2018 Thai Airways TG 404 Singapore (SIN) - Bangkok (BKK) A350-900 HS-THM Economy Class Flight Time: 2H04M
Boarding commenced and priorities were enforced.
Welcomed by pleasant crew and into the clean and new economy cabin. On every seat was a pillow while blankets were placed randomly on some seats. Additional blankets were available from the crew.
Loved the blended winglets of the A350.
Huge IFE touchscreen monitor with remote. Legroom was acceptable. A legrest was affixed to each seat.
Boarding in progress but was completed with efficiently.
Inflight magazines, headset, pillow and blanket. Headset was already placed in the seat pocket.
Safety video played.
Pushed back and started the taxi to Rwy02C. There was camera view from the IFE system.
Departure from Rwy02C and climbing out of Changi.
Flying along the coast of Peninsula Malaysia.
Cabin ambience was relaxing with the mood lighting turned on.
Decided to watch The Greatest Showman.
Lunch service started, first with the distribution of meal trays, followed by beverages.
Meal tray, which came with a side salad, warm roll with butter, dessert cake and a bottle of water. The 2 options of the mains were Chicken with Fried rice or Prawn Curry with rice.
Chicken with fried rice option. The salad was fresh and crisp. Main course was flavourful.
The other choice of thai-style Prawn Curry was very good as well, though may be too spicy for some.
Got a gin and tonic (TG uses Bombay Sapphire in economy) from the beverage cart. TG has all the liquors on display on the beverage carts and cocktails were prepared at your seat. Coffee and tea were offered during the second round of beverage service.
The crumble cake was a bit dry for my liking.
As we were nearing BKK, the weather turned for the worse and we flew in the clouds for the remainder of the flight. Luckily there was not much of turbulence.
Approaching and descending into BKK.
Had a very smooth landing on Rwy 19R.
Video of the landing.
We were assigned a remote stand.
Having a view of the Rolls.
Bus ride on the tarmac to the terminal.
For this report, I would be mainly sharing on the food we had in Bangkok, starting dinner at White Flower Factory at Siam Square One. A cafe offering both western and thai cuisine (go for its thai dishes) and famed coconut and thai tea cakes.
Stayed at Dusit Thani again for this trip. The hotel was supposed to have been closed for total redevelopment, but the closure date was delayed till January next year.
Lunch at Or Tor Kor Market opposite Chatuchak.
Dinner feast at Talad Nam Seafood along a small alley in Silom.
Tried a new restaurant, Kaiyang Boran, which is famous for its grilled chicken.
A limited edition Mango Sticky Rice Toast at After You Café. Yumz!
Dinner at Lek Seafood, a popular local seafood eatery.
Breakfast of wanton noodles with roast meats at Silom.
The Erawan Shrine has turned smokeless.
Before departing for the airport on the last day, we had a late lunch at a Nara Thai restaurant at Central Embassy.
Singapore - SIN
Bangkok - BKK
It was again a pretty comfortable ride on the TG A350 on this short 2hr sector. Catering was good, amenities sufficient, service was quick and efficient with smiles. For a 2hrs flight, this is already the one of the best you can get in economy.
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