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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…]

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The decision of Thai Airways top management to appoint an Australian national as Vice President for sales stirred up a discussion as it breaks a tradition of the airline being managed by Thai nationals only.

Thai A380 Executives

The cash strapped carrier is undergoing a restructuring after losing money every left and right with one of their biggest issues being in sales, the department of the new hire. [click to continue…]

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Passengers on board Thai Airways from Tokyo Haneda to Bangkok were not in the mood to wait for the boarding themselves so they decided to let their shopping goods do the deed.

Thai A380 copy 2A picture surfaced on a Thai online forum that lead to people scolding the travelers who caused this scene, saying they would damage the reputation of Thai travelers abroad. [click to continue…]

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As the website airlineroute (access here) reported yesterday, Thai Airways will cease their operations to Los Angeles and Rome with the beginning of the winter schedule on 25th October 2015.

TG A340Thai Airways is currently not accepting any more reservations for these flights from that day onwards even though there is no public announcement yet on either Thai’s Italian or U. S. website. [click to continue…]