Review of Thai Airways flight Tokyo Bangkok in Economy

Airline Thai Airways
Flight TG 677
Class Economy
Seat 66A
Aircraft Airbus A380-800
Flight time 06:30
Take-off 04 Nov 13, 16:55
Arrival at 04 Nov 13, 21:25
TG   #18 out of 121 Airlines A minimum of 10 flight-reports within the past two years is required to appear in the rankings. 360 reviews
manureva744
By 6869
Published on 14th November 2013
This is the second flight of my trip to Thailand. I will post the PPT-NRT as I had to use my partner's camera and I can't download the pictures from his camera.

So ! after we landed in Narita we picked up our bags and rushed to Thai Airways in the other terminal. The bus dropped us off in the mid part of the terminal building and we had walk to the far left area where Thai Airways was checking in its Economy Class customers.
After a quick check-in the agent gave us our boarding cards with seats 55F and 55G.

We made our way to the gate area and I had time to snap this picture of our Airbus 380-800 HS-TUD Phayuha Khiri.
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When we got to the gate a queue was already in place and we joined it as boarding was about to start.
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Our cards are scanned and we are in the jetway walking towards the massive Airbus.
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At the door we are greeted with a wai by 2 cabin attendants in their full silk attire from Thai Airways. Those uniforms are so beautiful and colorful ! The crew directs us across the galley, turn right.
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The cabins are in hues of pinks and purples to recall the stunning orchids of Thailand.
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We seat down and get comfortable.
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The legroom at 55G.
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After a couple of minutes a cabin attendant approaches us and ask if we wouldn't mind changing seats to allow the family with their baby who's seated next to us to have more room. I am a little scared to see what other seats she'll have for us but she is very reassuring and tells us that we'll have 3 seats near the door 4 Left. Of course we accept and move to our new seats 66A/B/C.
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The massive legroom in front of me !
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We have an excellent view of the galley !
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After everyone is on board, the Chief Purser makes his welcome announcement and then starts to play the safety demonstration on all screens.
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The plane pushed back and we make our way to the runway.
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After a smooth and very quiet take-off we get more comfortable and pull out the videos and start to play with the entertainment system.
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The remote control.
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The crew is getting the drink service ready.
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The menus are usually available on the screens but it wasn't working on this flight.
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Let's see where we are and the flight's stats and maps.
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Now let's see which movie will entertain me on this flight ! I'll go for Man of Steel !
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The crew reaches our row, I order a Gin and Tonic and my partner will go for an apple juice. I add a little bit of ginger syrup from my own supply. The drinks are served with thai crackers and dried fish !
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I look at the inflight duty-free catalog
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Here is the safety card in details.
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While I'm enjoying my movie the crew finally reaches our row and they start to apologize as they don't have any more hot meal choices and can only offer the pork curry… Well as we didn't have any menus we'll be OK ! Not knowing what the other choice was makes it easier !photo P1050795_zps271b8f92photo P1050796_zps4aa355db

The pork curry was excellent ! I really loved it !!! Don't know what the other option was but I was rather happy with this one !

After the trays were collected I fell asleep, woke up a little as it was rather cold near the door, made use of the spare blanket in the free seat between us and went back to sleep until the crew switched the mood-lights back on.

The crew started the pre-arrival snack which was Mangosteen Sorbet ! Excellent ! Thai Airways and the Norther Thailand farmers went into partnership and are offering mangosteen products on flights to Japan and maybe another destination in Asia.
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The Sorbet was excellent and I enjoyed it ! After they collected the empty tubs I went to the restrooms to freshen-up before we arrived.photo P1050802_zps9df6ba04photo P1050803_zps2a818fe8

The toilets contain a Thai Airways branded eau de toilette and fresh orchids.
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The stairs to the upped deck economy class, Business and First Classes.
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The cabin where we're seated between doors 4 and 5.
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Let's have a look at the map and see where we are !
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After 6 hours and 25 minutes in the air we were in Thailand !
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Everyone is up, waiting to get out of the aircraft.
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The galley where the crew did their magic !
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Their we are ! Welcome to Thailand !
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Now on to the immigration and customs !
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Our bags were delivered 15 minutes after we arrived at the baggage belt N°23.
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After we collected our bags we went through customs and then jumped in the Novotel shuttle to go to the Novotel Suvarnabhumi Hotel for the night as we were in transit to our next destination the next morning.

Here are a few pictures of our room.
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Verdict

Thai Airways

9.4/10
Cabin8.5
Cabin crew10.0
Entertainment/wifi9.0
Meal/catering10.0

Tokyo - NRT

8.1/10
Efficiency9.0
Access5.0
Services8.5
Cleanliness10.0

Bangkok - BKK

9.8/10
Efficiency9.0
Access10.0
Services10.0
Cleanliness10.0

Conclusion

Excellent flight with Thai Airways as always !

Crew was really attentive and nice, they were looking after everyone and always with a smile !

Seats were comfortable, only problem was the really cold area near the door.

Food was amazingly good !!!

Information on the route Tokyo (NRT) Bangkok (BKK)

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