After a good rest in the Suvarnabhumi Novotel, we checked out off our room and it was time to go check in for our flight to Chiang Mai on the wings of Bangkok Airways !
The hotel's reception area from above.
And the underground area leading to the airport from the hotel.
Having checked in the night before for our flight I went directly to the internet check-in counters labelled Baggage Drop.
But so many were queueing to check-in, you save so much time these days by going on the internet and you could actually do it while waiting with the free wifi. Oh well…
We go through security rather fast and this is where the cocktails are made !
We now take the escalators down to the domestic flights area.
We then head to the lounge to have breakfast and wait for our flight. Bangkok Airways is the only airline in the world providing free lounge access for its economy class customers.
The buffet area has a lot to offer
The drinks area
This is my selection for the morning.
The latest recruit from Bangkok Airways, she was getting tired, poor girl !
We then decided to get closer to our gate and as we walked in the boarding lounge, our Airbus pulled in.
People were already lining up to board the aircraft.
OK, I won't put it back in my bag !
Nearing our Airbus HS-PGV named Krabi. This is the 3rd time I fly with this aircraft, twice on the BKK-CNX and once on a BKK-HKT
We are all greeted by the Bangkok Airways cabin crew at the door.
Our Airbus waiting for its load of passengers to board
Our emergency exit row provides massive legroom. During the internet check-in you can choose the exit seats so I requested to have them while checkin-in with the agent. He obliged straight away.
Last few passengers are boarding.
And then the safety video starts and it is a small gem with a corporate song and cabin crew dancing in front of one of the company's Airbus !
Then comes the safety video with the greetings from the flight deck.
And after the captain bids us farewell, the dancing crew is back !
We've pushed back and we are on our way ! Sorry for the bad window !
We taxi for a little bit, line up and take off !
We're in the air flying over Suvarnabhumi
Shortly after we were in the air the crew started to hand out the trays with the cold lunch.
The crew then served hot drinks and orange juice or water. The choice of drinks is rather limited but I can't blame them when they serve a nice cold lunch.
After the crew cleared the trays I pulled out all the reading material from the seat pocket.
Here is the fleet page and the airport map.
The route network.
During the flight we were shown this Wallace and Gromit movie.
How about another legroom shot ?
Not before long we started to descend over Chiang Mai.
We landed on time but rather hard, you could hear a small gasp in the cabin. I have done a few landings on my time and this one is probably one of the worst I did… I actually thought they plane wouldn't go back to Bangkok it landed so hard.
We taxied and deplaned quickly !
Thank You and Good Bye HS-PGV Krabi !
We grabbed a taxi and were driven to our hotel the Mercure Chiang Mai.
Quelques photos Bonus de Chiang Mai
Bangkok Airways Boutique Lounge - Domestic
Bangkok - BKK
Chiang Mai - CNX
Bangkok Airways has THE best domestic product in Thailand and most certainly in the world. Lounges even for economy class on domestic routes, adequate and diverse food in those lounges, a choice of drinks. Airplanes with video screens and movies showing during the flight. Meals served on all flights. Real nice crew who are all smiles and so attentive to your needs !
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