Review of Thai Airways flight Bangkok Mumbai in Economy

Airline Thai Airways
Flight TG317
Class Economy
Seat 54A
Aircraft Boeing 747-400
Flight time 04:30
Take-off 27 Mar 18, 18:55
Arrival at 27 Mar 18, 21:55
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By GOLD 432
Published on 17th April 2022

Trip Report: Thai Airways International TG317 Bangkok to Mumbai


Flight details:
Airlines: THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL [TG]
Flight: TG317 BKK-BOM
Reg: HS-TGX
Aircraft: Boeing 747-400
Departure BANGKOK SUVARNABHUMI INTL : 18:55
Arrival MUMBAI CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI Terminal 2: 21:55
Total time: 4 hours 30 mins


VIDEO:Thai Airways International HS-TGX TG317 Bangkok to Mumbai



Introduction


This trip report is from March 2018. Transiting through Bangkok after arriving from Sydney. Read here - Trip Report: Thai Airways International TG476 Sydney to Bangkok


Transit


Transit time was 2 hours and 20 minutes. I had checked departure details upon arriving in Bangkok.


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I had received boarding pass in Sydney and bag was checked till Mumbai, Taking photo of the boarding pass and passport to fill immigration form and to avoid opening bag during flight.


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Security Check


Passport and boarding details are checked at the foot of the escalator. Security check for departure is conducted on the upper level. Had to remove shoes and other accessories at the security check. Cleared without issue.


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Duty Free Shops


Passed through the duty free shopping area. I had nothing to purchase.


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Gate Area


Walking towards gate, which was next to the escalator.


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Flight was departing from gate C1.


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Took ramp towards boarding gate.


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Boarding


Boarding commenced shortly,  Not avspotter friendly layout, view of  Thai Airways Boeing 747-400 before boarding.


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Boarding pass was checked along with passport and visa.  There was no boarding queue, Crew was waiting at the door directing passengers to their seat.


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OnBoard


Occupied the assigned seat. It was past sunset. light turned on/


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PusHback, TaxI And Departure


Pushback commenced on time,  Safety demonstration was displayed on personal screen.

A long taxi followed towards runway. Watch pushback and departure video above.


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SEAT pocket Material


Seat pocket contained Sawasdee, Traveller, Top magazine along with safety card and air sickness bag. Headphones was provided by crew before departure.


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Thai Airways Boeing  747-400 safety card


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Flight details on personal screen.


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Flight tracking West towards Mumbai.


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Dinner Service


Dinner service commenced soon after departure.


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Option was Veg or Non-veg. I chose non-veg which consisted of chicken curry, spinach,  chicken malai [Milk cream] and roti with dessert. Food was good.


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Flight Information


Cabin light was dimmed after dinner. Rested for the remainder of flight.


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Flight route


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Crew distributed Indian immigration form  to be filled by foreigners. Indian citizen don't have to fill the immigration form.  I filled the form and arranged the documents for immigration check.


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Reaching Andhra Pradesh, east coast of India.


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Still another hour and 43 minutes before arrival.


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Aircraft and temperature  details


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In kilometers


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Heading towards Mumbai


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Still another 26 minutes to landing.


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Landing in Mumbai


Captain announced it would take few minutes more to land.


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Due to congestion in Mumbai. Aircraft lopped for additional 10 minutes.


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On approach , reducing speed.


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Flying over city of Navi Mumbai.


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Taxi to Terminal


Landed smoothly on runway 27 and exited to taxi towards International terminal 2. Watch video for landing and taxi.


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Air India VT-ANU in Star Alliance livery. Travelled on this aircraft in 2015. Can read report: Air India flight Sydney → New Delhi


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Almost at gate.


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Saudia Cargo arrives


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Disembarkation


Disembarkation starts after doors opened.


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Royal Silk Business seats


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Disembarking flight.


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Thai Airways preparing for next flight to Bangkok.


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Immigration


Walking towards immigration. Cleared immigration without issues, queue was short as flight arrives before peak arrival after 11p.m


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Duty free Shopping


I had to buy some alcohol for gifting.. Paid in Australian dollars and got some Indian rupees in change for taxi.


Baggage Collection and Custom


Baggage was to be collected from carousel 4.


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Got bags out in 15 minutes. All bags are screened before reaching belt. I had a X on the bag and had to screen again at customs. No questions asked was allowed to exit the customs area.


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Exiting Airport


After customs, headed out towards the taxi kiosk on the right side of terminal. Paid for pre-paid taxi home.

As It was passed peak time, traffic was smooth. Reached home in 40 minutes.

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Verdict

Thai Airways

7.4/10
Cabin7.5
Cabin crew7.5
Entertainment/wifi7.0
Meal/catering7.5

Bangkok - BKK

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

Mumbai - BOM

7.1/10
Efficiency7.0
Access7.0
Services7.0
Cleanliness7.5

Conclusion

Thai Airways services was good on the flight. Departure and arrival was on time. Entertainment was available but not used. Bangkok airport transit was not an issue as Im familiar with the process. Mumbai airport immigration and custom was quick due to early arriving flight.

Overall a satisfactory trip.

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