Hello everyone and welcome to this new flight review. This is of another one of my older flights from back in 2017 onboard a Thai Airbus A330-300 operating flight TG507 from Bangkok to Karachi. TG507 is actually a flight from Bangkok-Karachi-Muscat, but i will only be flying on the first sector today.
After a nice vacation in Thailand it was time to head back home. So got in a taxi after after a 1 hour drive in the busy Bangkok traffic made it to Suvurnbhumi Airport, 1 of the two main airports in Bangkok.
Suvurnbhumi Airport is huge and very open , there was so many check in counters at the airport.
Very soon it was time to check in for the flight. Because there were so many check in desks open and no assigned desks for a specific flight , the check in procedure was very smooth.
After check in and immigration it was time to head to the gate and like any big airport was forced to go past the huge line of duty free shops.
Made it to my gate and got a good view of the aircraft that would be flying me out to Karachi that afternoon , a 2009 built Airbus A330-300 with the registration of HS-TEP.
Boarding was soon called and i went to my assigned seat 46K , situated a little behind the right wing.
The seats overall were comfortable with some good legroom and a footrest which on long flights is always appreciated. The seat also had a small but working IFE screen installed on each seat,
The seat pocket contents consisted of the " Sawasdee " inflight magazine, the Airbus A330-300 safety card and the inflight duty free catalogue.
We pushed back from our gate on time , got a nice view of this Thai Boeing 777-200ER.
We then began out longish taxi to the Runway . A China Airlines Boeing 747-400F ahead of us heading to Taipei.
A Malaysia Airlines Boeing 737-800 at one of the remote stands at the cargo terminal. I seriously liked this livery as compared to the current one. What about you guys, which one do you prefer?
Lining up on Runway 19R
And after a powerful take off we lift off the runway to commence our 5 hour flight.
A quick right turn immediately after take off towards South Asia.
Climbing to our cruising altitude of 36000 feet.
The inflight service soon began with a serving of roasted cashew nuts and a drink for which i opted for a glass of coke.
Meanwhile some nice views outside as we fly at our cruising altitude.
The lunch service began 1 hour 30 minutes into the flight . For the main meal there was a choice of chicken or beef for which i opted for the chicken. It consisted of chicken curry with saffron rice and vegetables . The meal was accompanied with a small salad , strawberry moose , a fresh roll and butter and a bottle of water. Overall a really tasty meal for this afternoon flight.
The IFE system was quiet extensive with a good variety of movies , tv shows etc although the screen was quiet old and graphics blurry but then again this was back in 2017 and as of today all of Thai older Airbus A330s have a newer refurbished cabin.
Some more nice views along the way.
After taking a quick nap looked out of the window and noticed the spoilers being deployed meaning it was time for landing.
A quick right turn to line up with Runway 25L
For those interested in the whole approach into Karachi, the link is attached below.
On finals for Runway 25L.
And touchdown in Jinnah International Airport on time, probably one the smoothest touchdowns i have experienced on the A330.
Taxing towards the international satellite terminal. A DHL Boeing 767-200F getting loaded up for its flight to Abu Dhabi.
We taxied to stand 23 which brings us to the end of this flight.
One final look at HS-TEP to conclude this flight report.
Overall a really nice flight with Thai Airways. The seat was comfortable , managed to get a good nap. The meal served looked appetising and tasted delicious. as well. The crew were also very friendly on this flight. For me the only let down had to be the outdated IFE screen but as i said earlier all of the older a330s are refurbished, so i guess in the future if i try the Thai A330s again i could eradicate this let down also. Have you flown with Thai before? Would love to hear how your experience was like.