Review of Thai Airways flight Hong Kong Bangkok in Economy

Airline Thai Airways
Flight TG639
Class Economy
Seat 48K
Aircraft Airbus A350-900
Flight time 02:40
Take-off 06 Aug 23, 19:50
Arrival at 06 Aug 23, 21:30
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Published on 16th September 2023

Hello everyone, welcome to the third part of the trip to Hong Kong. This report will cover the third flight from Hong Kong to Bangkok.

After a few days in Hong Kong, I was flying back to Munich. I took a taxi to Tsing Yi station and then the Airport express to the airport.

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I had checked in the night before and my boarding pass stored in my mobile phone.

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I arrived at the airport at 18:03pm, and I went directly to the Thai Airways check-in counters which were located in Aisle H. As you can see in the photo, there was basically no people there and I checked my luggage without any effort.

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The issued boarding pass were with Thai Airways color and logo. The gate for my flight was assigned to gate 64, and the boarding time was 19:10pm.

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Then I went immediately to air side. Lufthansa A340-600, D-AIHX to Frankfurt as LH797 at 23:25pm

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EVA Air B787-9 to Taipei as BR872 at 19:35pm. A Swiss International Airlines A340-300 to Zurich as LX139 at 22:25pm.

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I did not take the automatic people mover, but instead walked along the terminal to my gate.

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Turkish Airlines B777-300ER to Istanbul as TK71 at 23:00pm.

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Looking at the FIDS, seemed the flights were gradually coming back to Hong Kong after Covid.

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At 18:50pm, I arrived at my gate 64.

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The boarding gate.

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Thai Airways A350-900, HS-THG will take me to Bangkok tonight. This was the same plane that brought me from Bangkok to Hong Kong a week ago.

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Next to us parked an Emirates A380, A6-EOZ to Dubai 

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As the boarding time approached, I started queuing up in from of the gate, but I seemed that there were some issues and boarding was not began even after 20 minutes. At 20:10pm, the ground staff informed us there was a technical issue with the aircraft and the next announcement would be made at 20:45pm. I was quite hungry so I wanted to grab myself some food, but most of the restaurant closed to the gate were closed, so I ended up in McDonald which was quite far away. While I was eating, I suddenly saw the status of my flight being changed to boarding now, so I immediately took my lemon tea and dashed back to my gate.

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As my got back to the gate, most of the people had already boarded and I could not spot any passengers in front of the gate. I was trying to grab my passport and boarding pass from my bag but to my surprise, the boarding process did not require any passport or boarding pass, I simply went through the gate and I notice my picture was shown on the screen. It seemed that they took a picture of me when I scanned my passport before the security check. I am not going to comment if this is good or bad… I was siting at 48K. This was the same row but on the opposite side to my seat from TG925 from MUC to BKK.  

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Cabin during boarding.

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At 21:20pm, the bridges were retracted and pushed back was commenced.

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Pushback view from the plane camera.

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taxing to runway.

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At 21:34pm, we took off from runway. Shortly after takeoff, we banked to the left and heading towards south direction. Zhuhai and Macau were visible during departure.

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10 minutes after takeoff, the cabin light was turned on. And I started watching Tenet.

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Lavatory was on my left side this time.

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About 20 minutes later dinner was served. It was delicious as always.

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I opted for a white wine as the complementary drink. later on, the cabin was dimmed and then turned off.

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At 23:14pm, announcement from the cockpit that we were going to land at 23:50pm. From the flight map, we were already within Thailand airspace, northeast from Bangkok.

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The thing which impressed me a lot came after 10 minutes. A cabin crew approached me and asked if i am transiting to Munich. I said yes and she directed me to the first row of the economy class so that I could get off the plane as fast as possible. Next to me sat a lady and she was transiting to India Delhi which departed at 23:15pm. It would be a tight connection for her.

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During the descend, the cabin was playing some music which was really great. Especially these two songs, "Fly with me" and "The World is Always New" which I like them very much.

Then I was enjoying the night view of Bangkok.

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At 22:42pm, we touched down on runway 19L

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We parked at a remote bay at the east side of the airport.

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We disembarked from the front. The lady to Delhi was picked up by a van waiting right next to the staircase.

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The total flight was 2 hours and 9 minutes.

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Really appreciated the hospitality and the service of the cabin crew, they really deserved a five star service on this flight.

Information on the route Hong Kong (HKG) Bangkok (BKK)

Les contributeurs de Flight-Report ont posté 48 avis concernant 8 compagnies sur la ligne Hong Kong (HKG) → Bangkok (BKK).


La compagnie qui obtient la meilleure moyenne est Emirates avec 8.4/10.

La durée moyenne des vols est de 2 heures et 51 minutes.

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  • Comment 636375 by
    KévinDC TEAM SILVER 6348 Comments
    Great report as always. THAI consistently offer good service in all cabins, which can make up for having some cabin product inconsistencies. The A350 cabin looks very nice and I always like the violet hues in Thai's cabins and lighting. The meal looks quite good, as one would expect on Thai; however, it seems there is some cost-cutting vs pre-pandemic times as I believe that the main course was served in a real dish rather than aluminium before Covid. Everything else is very good for Economy.

    Thanks for sharing!

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