Review of Thai Airways flight Bangkok Sydney in Economy

Airline Thai Airways
Flight TG475
Class Economy
Seat 56A
Aircraft Boeing 747-400
Flight time 09:30
Take-off 30 Dec 17, 17:50
Arrival at 31 Dec 17, 07:20
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By SILVER 1930
Published on 27th May 2018
Thai Airways International HS-TGZ "Phimara" TG475 Bangkok - Sydney

Flight Details:

Airlines: Thai Airways International
Flight: TG475 BKK - SYD
Reg: HS-TGZ "Phimara"
Aircraft: Boeing 747-4D7
Departure Bangkok Gate C1: 17:50
Arrival Sydney Terminal: 07:10 am
Flight time: 9 hrs 20 mins
Distance: 7,523 km


Full Trip Video: Thai Airways HS-TGZ TG 475 Bangkok - Sydney

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Introduction

This flight was undertaken in Dec 2017. After arriving from Mumbai on Thai Smile. See report here : WE336 Mumbai - Bangkok .

I had a transit time of approx. 8 hrs. I had my phone charged and then had lunch

Phone charging

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Moved to upper level in the duty free area

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I want to have Thai food, found a Thai restaurant in Concourse C.

Roast Duck with Rice

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After lunch had a walk around.

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After some browsing, found a sofa to snooze. slept comfortably for couple of hours, till the sun and sweat woke me.

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Woke up around 15.30, checked the schedule. TG 475 was listed to depart gate C1 which was close to where I was.

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Duty free shopping

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After some souvenir shopping.

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Flight Information

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Thai Airways International HS-TGZ "Phimara"

Checked the gate area, HS-TGZ was parked.

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This was the aircraft to operate TG 475 to Sydney later.

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Found a quiet place to wait in the end of the concourse to charge phone

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Flight was listed on the display

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Boarding had commenced when I reached the gate. All carry on bags were hand checked by Thai staff before heading to waiting area. LAG's were removed.

A Swiss couple were being difficult, the man was unwilling to open his bag. I heard him being told if you don't get the bag checked, you won't be able to board the flight.

I wasn't carrying anything was a quick process for me. Bag was checked and all items neatly placed.

Passport and boarding pass was checked by Thai Airways staff and then by a Australian Border Officer.

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I met an acquaintance in the waiting area, the family had been to a wedding in Phuket and transitting through Bangkok.

Soon it was boarding time, I was sitting in the rear section. Proceeded to board the flight.

Flight docked to airbridge

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Boarding had commenced

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Boarding

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Got greeted at the door and directed to the right side

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Economy Class seating

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3-4-3 Seating

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Flight Map

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Window view

After settling in the seat, view of the outside.

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Pushback

The flight was full, Didn't notice any empty seats. After all passengers had boarded, there was a short delay in pushback.

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Terminal view

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Taxi to runway

It was a long taxi to runway

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Take off

After series of turn, headed south towards Bay of Thailand

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Seat 56A

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Inflight Service

Inflight service began with roasted peanut

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IFE remote

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Flight map

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Drinks followed the snacks, had coke.

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Dinner

Soon after dinner was served. Option was fish or chicken

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I chose fish. Food was delicious

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Reading material

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Thai Airways Boeing 747-400

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Thai Airways B747-400 Safety card

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Inside view of the card

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Headphones

After dinner, lights were dimmed and I snoozed off for the next few hours.

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Early Morning

Breakfast began as cabin started waking up.

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Window view

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Breakfast

Breakfast was served 2 hr before arrival

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I chose the egg, sausage and potatoes

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with orange juice.

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Flight Map

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Window View

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Approaching from South

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After series of turns, heading North

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B747 shadow

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Flying in to land from North

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Sydney city in view

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Approach towards Runway 16R

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Exiting the runway

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Taxi to gate

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Passing the Crystal B777- Luxury Air Cruise

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Thai Airways in Star Alliance livery

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Singapore Airlines and Emirates

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Flight map

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Reaching the gate

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IFE Screen

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Singapore Airlines A380 9V-SKP

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Thai Airways

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Flight Details

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Disembarkation

After disembarking headed to the self-check passport kiosk.

Passport Kiosk

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Filled the questions and received my ticket. Headed for the E-gate to scan and insert ticket. It was a quick short process.

Baggage Collection, Quarantine and Exit

While waiting for the bag was asked few questions by the Border officer. Answered what I was asked and she moved on to someone else.

I wasn't carrying any declarable items, exited without delay. Went out to car parking to exit the airport.

Hope you enjoyed the report. Thanks for reading.

End of Trip

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Verdict

Thai Airways

7.5/10
Cabin8.0
Cabin crew7.0
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Meal/catering7.5

Bangkok - BKK

6.8/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness6.0

Sydney - SYD

7.0/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.0

Conclusion

Thai Airways flight was the cheapest option I had during the time of the year. Service was good, food was adequate, time was convenient. Bangkok Airport is fine to transfer is transit time is short. The internet is hard to connect and there aren't many options to spend time. The duty free shops are pricey for the product on sale. I didn't exit the airport, can't compare the cost of living in Thailand.

Exit from Sydney Airport was quick as I used self check kiosk.

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