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Hello everyone and welcome to another flight report. This time its on Thai Airways on a flight from Hanoi to Bangkok onboard an Airbus A330-300. A video version of this flight report is available on my Youtube channel. For those interested it is linked above.
Anyways after spending some time in Vietnam , it was time for the vacation to come to an end. So we got in a van at 7AM for our 10:30AM departure out of Hanoi. After a roughly 40 minute drive made it to Noi Bai International Airport.
Time to check in for the flight. Looking at the line at check in figured out we are gonna have a full flight.
After check in , immigration and security made my way to the gate for my flight. The airport in Hanoi is quite nice with decent number of shops and seating areas.
A little plane spotting while i make my way to my gate. An Asiana Airlines A350-900 and China Southern ERJ190 heading to Seoul and Guangzhou respectively.
After some time it was time to board the A330. Apologies for not getting some terminal shots of the aircraft as a structure was obstructing my view. Anyways the aircraft for today is 2012 built Airbus A330-300 with the registration of HS-TBD.My seat for today is 52K that is a little behind the right wing.
The seat consisted of a IFE screen with an IFE remote and a personal item holder.The seat also had some pretty decent legroom , although do note that an ife box obstructs some of the legroom space available.
The seat pocket contents consisted of "Sawasdee" inflight magazine ,inflight duty free catalogue and the A330 safety card.
Present on the seat was also a pillow while a blanket could be available on request.
The inflight safety video was shortly shown on the ife screens.
We pushed back from our gate 1 hour behind schedule. The reason for the delay was due to late arrival of the aircraft from Bangkok. Meanwhile in the background a Malindo Boeing 737 on finals from Kuala Lumpur.
After pushback and start up, we commenced our taxi to the runway.
After lining up on Runway 11R we power off the runway on our way to Bangkok. Farewell Vietnam,i had an enjoyable time.
Some more views as we climb out of Hanoi.I don't know why i like the a330 quiet a lot. I guess i have had numerous trips onboard them with quiet a few different airlines. Any of you a330 fans ?
For those interested, the departure out of Hanoi is linked below.
The ife had good selection of movies, tv shows games etc although do note that no headphones were distributed. I guess this has to do with the short length of the flight. And i guess on a flight like this you would barely get to watch something completely had earphones been given out.
Shortly after reaching cruising altitude , the cabin crew commenced the inflight service. For the flight a serving of thai green chicken curry noodles , a chocolate banana cake and a bottle of water were served. The snacks to be honest were delicious and in my opinion perfect for a flight of this length.
Here is a view of the cabin from my seat. Looks pretty basic although it was neat and tidy so definitely a plus point.
For the remainder of the flight it was smooth just a few bumps of turbulence here and there. Spent most of the time just gazing out of the window or just simply observing the inflight moving map.
For those interested the approach and landing in Bangkok is attached below.
Very soon we commenced our descent into Suvurnabhumi International Airport.
On finals for Runway19R . Bangkok approaches are always quiet nice especially while flying over all the rice paddies.
And ….. touchdown in Bangkok 1 hour behind our schedule arrival time , at this moment i was quiet worried as Bangkok wasn't my final destination and initially my transit time was 1 hour 35 minutes so with the delay it even shortened my time to connect to my flight to Karachi.
While taxing to our gate , passed by the aircraft that would be flying be to Karachi that was an A330-300 with the registration of HS-TEU.There will be a review of this flight in a separate flight report.
We finally parked at our gate and it was a sign of relief as it a regular jetway bridge rather than a remote stand.This meant no extra time was wasted getting off the aircraft and waiting for the bus etc. This brings us to the end of this flight report.
Overall this was another pleasant flight with TG for me . The seat was comfortable although had there not been an ife box under my seat the legroom would have been better.The ife had a good selection of movies , TV shows etc although without headphone couldnt watch anything.The snack on this short flight was also delicious and i enjoyed them. The cabin crew on this flight seemed a bit rushed but i can understand that with a full flight on an a330 so they are most likely to be on there toes for a flight of this length.I have travelled with Thai Airways many times and like always they always seemed to provide really good service. But for me the only negative i can see make of this flight is the 1 hour delay but i guess that can happen due to operational reasons.