Airlines: THAI AIRWAYS INTERNATIONAL [TG]
Flight: TG317 BKK-BOM
Aircraft: Boeing 747-400
Departure BANGKOK SUVARNABHUMI INTL : 18:55
Arrival MUMBAI CHHATRAPATI SHIVAJI Terminal 2: 21:55
Total time: 4 hours 30 mins
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 time was 2 hours and 20 minutes. I had checked departure details upon arriving in Bangkok.
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.
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.
Passed through the duty free shopping area. I had nothing to purchase.
Walking towards gate, which was next to the escalator.
Flight was departing from gate C1.
Took ramp towards boarding gate.
Boarding commenced shortly, Not avspotter friendly layout, view of Thai Airways Boeing 747-400 before boarding.
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.
Occupied the assigned seat. It was past sunset. light turned on/
Pushback commenced on time, Safety demonstration was displayed on personal screen.
A long taxi followed towards runway. Watch pushback and departure video above.
Seat pocket contained Sawasdee, Traveller, Top magazine along with safety card and air sickness bag. Headphones was provided by crew before departure.
Thai Airways Boeing 747-400 safety card
Flight details on personal screen.
Flight tracking West towards Mumbai.
Dinner service commenced soon after departure.
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.
Cabin light was dimmed after dinner. Rested for the remainder of flight.
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.
Reaching Andhra Pradesh, east coast of India.
Still another hour and 43 minutes before arrival.
Aircraft and temperature details
Heading towards Mumbai
Still another 26 minutes to landing.
Captain announced it would take few minutes more to land.
Due to congestion in Mumbai. Aircraft lopped for additional 10 minutes.
On approach , reducing speed.
Flying over city of Navi Mumbai.
Landed smoothly on runway 27 and exited to taxi towards International terminal 2. Watch video for landing and taxi.
Air India VT-ANU in Star Alliance livery. Travelled on this aircraft in 2015. Can read report: Air India flight Sydney → New Delhi
Almost at gate.
Saudia Cargo arrives
Disembarkation starts after doors opened.
Royal Silk Business seats
Thai Airways preparing for next flight to Bangkok.
Walking towards immigration. Cleared immigration without issues, queue was short as flight arrives before peak arrival after 11p.m
I had to buy some alcohol for gifting.. Paid in Australian dollars and got some Indian rupees in change for taxi.
Baggage was to be collected from carousel 4.
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.
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.
Hope you enjoyed this trip report. Thanks for reading.
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.