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On a somewhat superficial note I was surprised to see today that Thai Airways has finally done something regular First Class customers wished: Updated the glassware, specifically Champagne flutes!

Thai Airways for a long time used very traditional (Thai Style) and strange to handle champagne glasses that simple fell out of the picture in international First Class. [click to continue…]

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Jet engine manufacturer Rolls Royce is currently engulfed in a bribery scandal that involves several airlines in emerging markets such as India, Indonesia and Thailand in order to boost the sale of their jet engines.

Investigations by the UK Serious Fraud Office have uncovered widespread misconduct and the company has admitted wrongdoing and gave detailed accounts where such payments were directed to. [click to continue…]

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Thai Airways hand made changes (increases) to the pricing structure of their popular standby upgrades which passengers can purchase for cash at the check-in, now taking the booking classes into account.

Previously Thai flat out quoted Economy to Business and Business to First with a fix price but now there are several levels of distinction between the Economy Class booking classes. [click to continue…]

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Thai Airways has a bad run at the moment when it comes to their aircraft after some mishap or technical fault and the most recent incident took place once again at Phuket Airport.

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After Thai Airways brand new A350 aircraft sheered off the runway and sat there for weeks now a A330 had to abort the takeoff after a loud bang was audible coming from the engine. [click to continue…]

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The Thai Government is on the spot after it became public news that it chartered a Boeing 747 for 20 Million Thai Baht ($575,000 USD) from Thai Airways to fly a delegation of 38 people including the Defense Minister to a security conference in Hawaii.

tg-747-charterBased on news reports and an account of Thai Airways this figure includes catering expenses of 600,000 THB ($17,500 USD) which caused an uproar in Thai media calling the expenses overall excessive. [click to continue…]

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Just about 9 months after Thai Airways stopped flying from Bangkok to Los Angeles (via Seoul) the airline is now aiming to resume their U.S. flights to either Seattle or San Francisco in 2017.

Thai A380Unfortunately the entire aviation sector of Thailand has received an ICAO downgrade due to safety concerns and lack of regulatory oversight, meaning until they are being upgraded no new routes to the U.S. can be established. [click to continue…]