March 13, 2017
Review: THAI Business Class, Hong Kong-Bangkok
Flight: TG 639
Departure time in Hong Kong (HKG): 18:55
Arrival time in Bangkok (BKK): 20:40
Duration: 2h 45m
Date of flight: February 19, 2017
*This is an award travel, Business Class flight #126
Hong Kong International Airport, Terminal 2
Check-in, Desk Q2
Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge. Not only was the design beautiful but in my opinion, they also had the best food offering among the three Star Alliance lounges here in HKIA.
THAI Royal Orchid Lounge and United Club are located. Between the three lounges, I spent most of my time here, where I was able to do some work.
United Club, where I was able to enjoy their delicious dumplings 😋
Boarding, Gate 36
Moments later, one of the flight attendants came to take my main course order.
Pushback was at 6:54pm although there was much traffic at Hong Kong Airport that it took 25 minutes before we could take off.
Around 7:34pm, the captain came on the PA to give us some flight informations including our estimated arrival time of 9:05pm and the weather in Bangkok which was partly cloudy.
The menu read as follows:
Unfortunately, the rice had too much water when it was cooked so the result was not that good. I should know since I've been cooking rice for 30 years now 😉
Immigration forms were distributed after the meal service but since I was just transiting in Bangkok, I didn't really need it.
As usual, a video guide of Bangkok Airport Arrival and Transit was shown before landing. The captain came on the PA one last time to give us updated flight informations and to apologize for the delay.
Landing at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport
As a business class passenger, I was one of the first ones to disembark although I seemed to be the only one who got a special van to drive me to the Terminal, as all the others were probably connecting to a business class flight (and had to use the regular bus) while my connecting flight to Tokyo was in first class 👍
Everything went smoothly and in no time at all, I was at the THAI Royal First Lounge waiting for my connecting flight to Tokyo.
Again, a very nice flight in THAI Airways business class from Hong Kong to Bangkok. I loved the fact that the check-in counters of THAI Airways in Hong Kong Airport were already open in the morning which allowed me to check in early and visit all three Star Alliance lounges. The appetizer was excellent although it was unfortunate that the rice was not cooked properly. The "dry towel" could have also been avoided. Lastly, the THAI agent who picked me up upon arrival in Bangkok Airport and escorted me all the way to the first class lounge was just amazing. It was not perfect but overall, it was a very nice flight 😉
*This trip from Hong Kong to Bangkok in Business Class and Bangkok to Tokyo in First Class would have cost me 29,223 SEK if I had not booked it with miles.
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