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    Thank you so much for catching up on that bLOG update... and for sharing my excitement of another addition to the fleet of THAI.

    In my opinion, the A350 is the most beautiful looking aircraft next after the B747.

    I love the business end of their cabin - so comfortable and such a great space to spend a lot of time.

    I have always thought it's rather sad that the windows of the BKK terminal are always so dirty.... it's almost impossible to get a clear photo of the aircraft outside. This has been a long time problem for BKK I think, and there appears to be no solution in the near future.
    With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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      Comment on bLOG update of 2018-Mar-30: Kudos to Thai Airways

      Yes I do like this new safety video A totally Thai touch and flavour as you say, while very clearly showing the safety requirements and details - the illustrations of these are very clear. For example, I don't think I've ever seen the exact locations of the life jackets in other airlines videos.

      Undoubtedly a huge improvement. I can't actually remember anything about the one on my last flight with Thai Airways and it was only last November!

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        Originally posted by Seagull View Post
        Comment on bLOG update of 2018-Mar-30: Kudos to Thai Airways

        Yes I do like this new safety video A totally Thai touch and flavour as you say, while very clearly showing the safety requirements and details - the illustrations of these are very clear. For example, I don't think I've ever seen the exact locations of the life jackets in other airlines videos.

        Undoubtedly a huge improvement. I can't actually remember anything about the one on my last flight with Thai Airways and it was only last November!
        Nothing better than updating their product: they still have some way to go, but they are at least moving forward.
        With best regards from Jan-Olav Storli

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          I don't think I have shared this video from Thai Airways telling the story of their first A350...

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pIgmYlQg9x0

          This is indeed an amazing and beautiful aircraft - no matter which operator is painted on the fuselage. It's like one of the most elegant ladies in the skies... the wings and their winglets are actually "sixi" if you get what I'm saying. Look at the 4:47 mark of the video ---- that sequence and shot really make my heart pound so hard.

          This was a very proud moment for Thai, and a promise of better times to come. Now, only, if their staff would step all the way up to the plate as well and start making great money for Thailand's national carrier. There are so many wonderful staff in Thai, but then there are also some that truly doesn't fit the mood properly.





           
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            HS-TGF skidded off the runway in heavy rain back on October 8th 2018.... I HOPE this will NOT be the premature end of this B747!

            https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...ursion-452529/

            Information on the aircraft: https://www.planespotters.net/airfra...ional/qMNeFOlB

            A Thai Airways International Boeing 747-400 was involved in a "partial" runway excursion at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi International airport on the evening of 8 October.
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              Originally posted by pakarang View Post
              HS-TGF skidded off the runway in heavy rain back on October 8th 2018.... I HOPE this will NOT be the premature end of this B747!

              https://www.flightglobal.com/news/ar...ursion-452529/

              Information on the aircraft: https://www.planespotters.net/airfra...ional/qMNeFOlB
              Looks like HS-TGF will not be returned to service after it's incident back in October last year. Now recorded as stored at U Tapao airport together with many other no longer used aircrafts of Thai.

              That brings the total number of active Thai 747 (only -400 in use) down to 5 I would think. Though, website planespotters lists a total of 8.

              https://www.planespotters.net/produc...Status=current

              • Incident 8 Oct 2018 at BKK skidded off runway on landing in heavy rain
              • std at UTP 7 Nov 2018
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                Thai Airways president Sumeth Damrongchaitham said the airline’s board approved a new fleet plan on 26-Nov-2018 covering the acquisition of 38 new aircraft (Bangkok Post/The Nation, 27-Nov-2018).

                The plan will now be passed to Thailand‘s Cabinet for approval by Dec-2018. Mr Sumeth said the carrier aims to expand its fleet from 100 to 125 aircraft in the long term, with the acquisition of new aircraft to take place over five years.

                He commented: “It is necessary to increase the number of aircraft if we want to keep up with the growing market. If we fail to boost our fleet, we stand to lose 10% of the market share in the next three to five years”.

                Mr Sumeth also stated: “We need to push for progress in terms of a larger fleet as soon as possible. The Cabinet will need to approve our proposal swiftly if Thai Airways is to keep up with the high competition”.

                The airline is also expected to submit revised marketing and business strategies to Deputy Prime Minister Somkid Jatusripitak in 2018.
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                  As an addition to my other post about my September 2018 flight from Bangkok - Phuket, here are some additional images to be added to my Thai Airways collection.

                  First, here are three images of HS-TES, an Airbus 330-300 delivered to Thai in July 2011 as Sukhothai (สุโขทัย). Sukhothai is as many of you may know, the name of the former capital of Siam.

                  2018_09_14 G7XM2-Bangkok-Phuket-IMG_2406 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                  2018_09_14 G7XM2-Bangkok-Phuket-IMG_2407 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                  2018_09_14 G7XM2-Bangkok-Phuket-IMG_2408 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                  Then, here is a beauty in her own flesh: HS-TKV, a Boeing 777-300 delivered to Thai in July 2014 as Suchitra (สุจิตรา). I have flown this particular beauty at several occasions to and from Oslo to/from Bangkok.

                  2018_09_14 iPHONE-Bangkok-Phuket-IMG_2187-edit by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr

                  Finally, I show you HS-TJS, a Boeing 777-200 delivered to Thai in November 2006 as Phra Nakhon (พระนคร), literally translated as "capital city".

                  2018_09_14 G7XM2-Bangkok-Phuket-IMG_2404 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
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                    Here is HS-TKL seen on Stockholm Arlanda: a beautiful (but dirty) Boeing 777-300 delivered to Thai in late October 2012 as Sunanda (สุนันทา):

                    2018_09_06 TG HS-TKL Thai at ARN-IMG_2310 by Captain Jan-Olav Storli, on Flickr
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