Review of Thai Airways flight Sydney Bangkok in Economy

Airline Thai Airways
Flight TG476
Class Economy
Seat 68K
Aircraft Boeing 747-400
Flight time 09:20
Take-off 27 Mar 18, 11:00
Arrival at 27 Mar 18, 16:20
TG 372 reviews
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By GOLD 692
Published on 16th April 2022

Trip Report: Thai Airways International TG476 Sydney to Bangkok


Flight details:
Airlines: : THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL [TG]
Flight: TG476 SYD-BKK
Reg: HS-TGZ
Aircraft: Boeing 747-400
Departure SYDNEY KINGSFORD SMITH Terminal: 1 : 11.00AM
Arrival BANGKOK SUVARNABHUMI INTL: 4.20PM
Total time: 9 hours 20 mins


VIDEO:Thai Airways International HS-TGZ TG476 Sydney to Bangkok



Introduction


This trip report is from March 2018. I was travelling to Mumbai for a short trip. I would be transiting through Bangkok.


Arriving at Airport


As I was going for a short trip. Planned to drive to airport. Paid parking charges through web. Cost was nearly as much as catching a taxi.


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Check-IN


Arrived at check on time. Queue formed for check-in. Baggage allowance was 30Kg for economy class. I was well below the limit. Passport and visa was checked. Got boarding pass. Was informed about the gate number and closing time.


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iMMIGRATION AND sECURITY


Immigration was busy and through Smartgate.  Short queue had formed, passenger ahead had difficulty in getting passport read was directed towards immigration staff.

Joined security queue after completing immigration. Got everything to reduce time wastage.


Meal Time


Still had time for boarding. Had some food before boarding flight.


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Flight schedule display with gate and walk time information


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Still plenty of time left for boarding call.


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Duty Free Shops


Passing duty free shops.


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Walking towards gate.


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Aircraft part on other pier.


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Video: Walking Towards Gate



pLANEsPOTTING


Air Canada parked next gate.


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bOARDING gATE


I had plenty of time for boarding to open.


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Waited close to gate.


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Aircraft parked at gate.


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bOARDING


 Boarding call was made on time.


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Gate 60 was used to board flight. Passport photo and boarding pass was checked.


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Queue formed to board.


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Thai Airways BoeING 747-400


Thai Airways Boeing 747-400 before boarding


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Front view of Boeing 747-400


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Registration: HS-TGZ. Towbar getting connected for pushback


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Boarding Aircraft


Crew waited at the door and welcome passengers. I was seated in the 2nd last row.


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Reached seat and got organised for departure.


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Pushback and Taxi


While waiting for boarding to complete, watched Air India to Delhi pushback  followed by Qantas occupying gate. Watch video.


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Pushback commenced on time followed by long taxi to runway 34L.


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Crossing the M5 Motorway.


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DeParture


After taxi, held short of runway for incoming Qantas Boeing 737-800. See view to enjoy departure. and city view.


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Heading in Northern direction then turning West.


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More than enough legroom for me.


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SEAT Pocket MAterial


Seat pocket contained inflight magazine, duty free magazine, safety card , lifestyle magazine.


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Boeing 747-400


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Sawasdee - inflight magazine.


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Closeup of safety card


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Lifestyle magazine.


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Traveller - duty free magazine


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Crew had provided headphones, blanket was available on every seat.


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Thai Airways International fleet information.


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Route information


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Route map


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Domestic flight information


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Drinks Service


Drinks service commenced with finger food.


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I had red wine for dirnks.


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Flight Information


Flying somewhere over Dubbo, Western NSW.


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Cabin view


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Had enough space to stretch.


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Lunch Service


Lunch service commenced after drinks


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I chose the chicken option.


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Cabin View


Soon after lunch, cabin was darkened for resting. Rested for few hours.


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Leaving Northern Territory and Australian shores


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Experienced turbulence while flying over the equator.


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Refreshment Service


Refreshment was served about 2 hrs before arrival.


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Chicken with noodles


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Crew cleared the trays after passengers had eaten. food was good as seen below.


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Landing in Bangkok


Rest of the journey was smooth. Captain announced descent.


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Crew commenced clearing cabin and conducting safety check.


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Landed smoothly and then taxied towards gate.


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Qatar Airbus A340


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Arrived at gate on time.


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Disembarkation


Seated in the last rows, disembarked last. Engine view while disembarking flight


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Pointy end of the aircraft.


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After exiting aircraft checked the flight information for the next flight. I had to charge my phone and found a charging point. Spent remainder of time seated while phone was getting charged.


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Flight information


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Verdict

Thai Airways

7.5/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi7.5
Meal/catering7.5

Sydney - SYD

7.5/10
Efficiency7.5
Access7.5
Services7.5
Cleanliness7.5

Bangkok - BKK

6.8/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services6.5
Cleanliness6.5

Conclusion

Thai Airways provided good onboard service. Departure and arrival was on-time. Food was good. I didn't watch any entertainment as I wanted to rest.
Sydney Airport was busy as I was early didn't have any issues. Bangkok Airport was OK for short transit. Overall a satisfactory trip.

Information on the route Sydney (SYD) Bangkok (BKK)

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