Thai Airways Returns To Fuel Surcharges On Award- & Revenue Tickets, Varying By Class Of Service

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Thai Airways has sent out their monthly newsletter and buried in it were the news that Fuel Surcharges are now back when booking TG flights either as revenue ticket, award or when using mileage upgrades.

Thai Airways had previously eliminated fuel surcharges (commonly referred to as YQ) not too long ago but apparently decided they now have to charge them again.

ICAO Removes Thailand’s Red Flag Rating After Passing New Aviation Safety Inspections

Thailand got downgraded and ‘red flagged’ two years ago by the International Civil Aviation Organisation (ICAO) as their aviation sector did not meet safety standards and has now been re-certified.

Just last month prior to the scheduled ICAO inspections, failed safety checks conducted by the national regulator have caused 16 airlines registered in the country to lose their Air Operator Certificate (AOC).

Reader Question: How Many Miles Will United Credit For My Thai Airways LHR-BKK Flight In Business?

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A LoyaltyLobby reader left a question on website regarding number of elite qualifying United miles earned on Thai Airways business class flight from London to Bangkok.

Reader Question UA TG LHR-BKK

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Le Club AccorHotels Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus Up To Triple Miles September 1 – December 31, 2017

Le Club AccorHotels has launched new promotion for Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus member stays that are both booked and consumed between September 1 – December 31, 2017.

Le Club AccorHotels Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus Up To Triple Miles September 1 - December 31 2017

Members earn triple miles for stays at Sofitel, MGallery, Pullman and Grand Mercure brands, and double miles for all others.

Fabulous Fridays: International First Class Cabin Sold As Business Class – Flying Thai Airways From Bangkok To Bali!

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Every now and then you come across a very good deal for flights and so it happened it our Fabulous Fridays topic this week when I discovered that Thai Airways now flies with a Boeing 747 to Bali again.

As I already knew from searching the fares that Thai doesn’t sell First Class on this route I was wondering what would happen with the First Class cabin on this 747 and if it might be possible to secure a seat there.

Thai Airways Eliminates Popular Pre-Flight Meal Order Service For Their Royal Silk Business Class

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Thai Airways has eliminated one of their most popular premium services for Business Class as the option to pre-order a specific meal for Royal Silk Class has disappeared from the website.

The airlines has offered this feature for many years and even though not very well known by leisure travelers it was extremely popular with regular Thai Airways Business Class guests.

Airfare of the Day: Thai Airways 10 % Discount on Travel ex-Malaysia For Mastercard Cardholders

Thai Airways is currently giving Mastercard cardholders a 10 % discount on round trip tickets originating in Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur or Penang).

Airfare of the Day: Thai Airways Rome – Bangkok – Sydney USD 2405 (RT Business Class)

Today’s Airfare of the Day goes to Thai Airways Business Class restricted fares between Italy and Sydney and constructed within the Eastern hemisphere.

Le Club AccorHotels Thai Airways Up To Triple Royal Orchid Plus Miles May 1 – August 31, 2017

Le Club AccorHotels has launched a new promotion for Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus member stays that are both booked and consumed between May 1 – August 31, 2017.

Le Club AccorHotels Thai Airways Up To Triple Miles May 1 - August 31 2017

Members can earn triple miles for stays at Sofitel brands and double at all others such as Novotel, Mercure, ibis etc.

Thai Airways Has (Finally) Updated The Champagne Glasses In First Class

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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.

Thai & Bangkok Airways Sign Code-share Agreement

Thai Airways and Bangkok Airways today signed a code-share agreement for placing codes on each others flights for initially March 26 – October 26, 2017, and renewable there ever after.

Thai & Bangkok Airways Sign Code-share Agreement

Thai will place its code on 14 routes operated by Bangkok Airways and in return Bangkok Airways will code-share Thai’s Bangkok-Singapore flight.

Airfare of the Day: Thai Airways Business Class KUL-BKK-DXB USD 810

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Today’s Airfare of the day goes to Thai Airways Business Class fares between Kuala Lumpur and Dubai.

Le Club AccorHotels Thai Airways Up To Triple Royal Orchid Plus Miles January 1 – April 30, 2017

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Le Club AccorHotels has launched new up to triple Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus miles promotion for stays that are both booked and consumed between January 1 – April 30, 2017.

Le Club AccorHotels Thai Airwys Royal Orchid Plus Up To Triple Miles January 1 - April 30 2017

Members can earn triple points for stays at Novotel hotels and double miles for stays at all the other Accor brands.

Rolls Royce Admits To Bribery In Several Emerging Markets Including Thailand To Boost Jet Engine Sales

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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.

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