I have always been highly impressed by the modern and GENUINE service-focused airports throughout Asia. But it's very rare when I find an airline topping an airport when it comes to facilities!
The end of any great journey can be bittersweet - and mine was no different. After the ultra-luxe experience I enjoyed over the last 17 days traveling throughout Asia, I only craved more - but alas, I had to head home. However, I didn't know what was in store for me once I arrived at THAI's Royal Silk departures queue at Bangkok's Suvarnabhumi Airport (in St. Regis Bangkok's Mercedes-Benz S550…..more on that glorious experience in an upcoming post at www.andiamo.tv/blog).
Typically when flying in a premium class of service, the experience is faster and more personalized than Economy. To my surprise, Thai takes it a step further - once you arrive at the counter you are asked to have a seat and the representative proceeds to checking you and your bags in. For some, I'm sure that this is no big deal - but it's a small touch like having a seat while you're checking in which makes the premium class experience even more enjoyable and memorable. After checking in, I had a VERY sh ort trip to security (all of 2 minutes) and then immigration (1 minute from clearing security) before heading immediately heading down the escalators to THAI's Royal Silk Lounge. From the time I walked into the airport to the time I got to the lounge, I spent a total of 8 minutes going through the entire airport process - and this is for an international flight! Typically I spend 15-20 minutes just going through security lines at LAX, so for THAI to have such an expedited process in Bangkok is truly remarkable!
THAI's Royal Silk Lounges are indeed a welcome oasis where you can grab a quick bite before your flight, check emails or just luxuriate in comfortable environs.
Once onboard, we made a speedy departure from Bangkok…..
And within a short time, THAI's legendary inflight service was underway. Traditional Western breakfast items were available (eggs, pancakes, sausages, etc.), but I chose to enjoy an Asian specialty and it was quite tasty!
Fresh Fruits, Pastries & Yogurt
Sweet Braised Chicken with Soy Sauce After our a 45 minute service stop in Seoul, boarding began and we continued our journey to Los Angeles.
Marinated Prawn Cooked with Italian Dressing
Mixed Salad with Balsamic Dressing, Pork Tenderloin in Red Curry, Steamed Thai Hom Mali Rice, Green Beans
Assorted Cheese & Fruits
Raspberry Chocolate Cream Cake Opera Cake Before I go further, I would be remiss if I didn't mention that the Red Curry entree was EPIC! The flavors were bold and the seasonings were on-point. I honestly thought that I was enjoying a wonderful Red Curry entree from The Paresa Resort in Phuket! If you happen to see the the Pork Tenderloin in Red Curry on your menu, ORDER IT! :-) After all of the great dining, it was time for me to get some rest and the wonderful THAI Airways Royal Silk lie-flat suites once again were a joy for my flight home
About 90 minutes prior to our arrival, another wonderful meal was served.
Fresh Fruit and Yogurt
Grilled Chicken Breast, Yellow Noodles with Oriental Sauce, Mixed Vegetables Thanks to THAI Airways\' Royal Silk Class and the amazing inflight crew, My journey far exceeded my expectations and I thoroughly impressed with THAI Airways\' services. More details on my 17-day trip to come in the coming weeks at: http://www.andiamo.tv/blog.
With all that I experienced on my flight to Bangkok, suffice it say, I certainly enjoyed my return flight home. A flight report on that journey will be posted here on March 14. In the meantime, learn more about THAI Airways\' Royal Silk Class here: http://www.thaiairways.com/en/exp_thai/Cabin_Class/royal_silk.page?. Special thanks to THAI Airways for all of their assistance and to Norberto Del Barrio for granting permission for me to use his photo on the cover page of this report.
View my video blog here:
Thai Airways Royal Silk Lounges At Concourse C
Bangkok - BKK
Los Angeles - LAX
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That's a lot of good grades! Seems you really enjoyed your flight.
Thanks for the share.
Thank you very much for your comment! I greatly appreciate it!
I'm quite a stickler when it comes to premium international inflight service. This is why you'll never see me post anything that is less than an 8 in the ratings. I figure, if it's a bad experience, then why report on it? It just becomes a complete rant and a total waste of time for me. I only choose to experience the best when I travel so that I can truly accentuate the positive from those experiences :-)
Wow 10s across the board! It must've been an awesome flight! The only critique I have is that the some of the dishes aren't presented very well with sauce stains on the china (which looks a lot like what they use in Y). I see you don't mention the wines in your report, but it looks like you had some from looking at the video. Can you tell us about the wines--good selection, to your liking, regular refills, etc? Thanks for sharing yet another great report with beautiful pictures!
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