TG 747 all series First class Bangkok-Mumbai

The happy story started from the ticketing process.

Normally, TG operating only business class and economic class for its regional destination (HKG is an exception), so I was keeping my finger crossed and hoping we can get the latest business class product in TG’s 787 or 350, which offering full flat seat. Because TG’s old configuration angel recline seat is really the pain in the ass.

But things always goes different way as expected, there was only 777-200(300) available in the route and there is even worse, plus, first generation of business class is provided, which means you will uncontrollably slide down from the seat when it is on ‘bed’ mode.

2-3 days prior our departure, I’ve received email from Thai Airways and reconfirming my reservation. This happens all the time as TG has a very bad reputation on last minute aircraft change. But wait, I see my pre-select seat is 2K in the email. As someone might know that at TG, business class start from row 11, then I use ‘Manage my booking’ on TG’s website and HOORAAH, TG has changed the flight at the last minute, AGAIN, but this time, its 747-400 with new first suite. And for some reason I do know, both my wife and me have been upgraded to the first class.

Thai operates two configurations of the 747-400 — one has this “new” first-class product with a total of nine seats, while the other has a much, much older first class product with a total of 10 seats.

These seats really blow their predecessors out of the water — you’ll have far more privacy, an updated in-flight entertainment system, and other new in-seat features, like some pretty cool accent lighting.

According to Thai, first-class seats on this version of the 747 are 23 inches wide, compared to 27 inches on the A380. My seat, 1A, is pictured below. I certainly didn’t feel cramped.

From the design of the seat, it seems like a sliding door would be a natural addition. Unfortunately, that wasn’t in the cards for Thai, but with no strangers to look at, it wasn’t at all necessary on this particular.

Thai’s latest first-class product offers a 23-inch touchscreen display — it’s not the largest in the industry, but it’s more than adequate.

The seat itself was very comfortable, though I was surprised to see some stains on the fabric. I’ll give Thai the benefit of the doubt and assume these were from the outbound flight from Mumbai. ???

There’s a standard wired IFE remote, a three-prong headphone jack, a universal power outlet (not pictured) and two USB ports.

There’s also a touchscreen seat and lighting control.

The remote also doubles as a game controller.

There’s also a selection of magazines and newspapers available at boarding and throughout the flight.

Later in the flightI pressed my flight attendant call button and ordered a sparkling water which arrived at my bedroom” (2Kwithin a few seconds.


Such a nice experience!

Amy Yu

สะใภ้จีนที่รักการท่องเที่ยวและการถ่ายรูปเป็นชีวิตจิตใจ คนส่วนใหญ่มักจะเข้าใจผิดว่าไม่ได้ทำงาน ซึ่งจริงๆแล้ว "ผิดถนัดค่ะ" ยังทำงานประจำอยู่นะคะ เป็นสาววิศวะไอที มีการงานทำค่ะ ประเทศที่ไปแล้วชอบมากเป็นอันดับหนึ่งคือ Iceland ส่วนประเทศที่ไปแล้วไปอีกเพราะสนุกดีคือ อินเดีย ประเทศที่ยังไม่ได้ไปแต่อยากไปมว๊ากกก คือ เคนย่า (หาเพื่อนไปยากมาก T.T) ใครเป็นสายท่องเที่ยว เชิญมาเมาท์มอยหอยสังข์กันได้นะคะ เป็นคนพูดไม่เก่ง แต่จริงใจค่ะ :) กริรกริ

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