Retro Review: Thai Business Class, Saigon-Bangkok

Thai Airways business class, Saigon to Bangkok

With great meal and friendly crew, flying in Thai Airways business class from Saigon to Bangkok was a delightful experience.

Flight: TG551
Departure time in Saigon (SGN): 10:20
Arrival time in Bangkok (BKK): 11:45
Aircraft: Airbus A330
Seat: 14B
Duration: 1h 25m
Date of flight: June 2, 2013
*This is an award ticket, Business Class flight #26

Rose CIP Lounge

A short visit to the Rose CIP Lounge before our flight.

Aircraft, Airbus A330

Boarding, Gate 19

Business Class Cabin

The business class cabin has a total of 42 seats, with a 2-2-2 configuration, with only 14 seats occupied that day.

Seat 14B

Personal screen

Seat controls and IFE controller

Pre-Departure Beverage

I settled for a glass of water. The champagne on board was a Piper Heidsieck Brut Champagne.


First Course: Combination Salad with Seared Local Scallop, Tamarind and Herb Dressing
Main Course: Oriental Fried Rice with Fish Cubed, Deep-fried Shallot
Dessert: Sweet Taro Delight, Tea


As usual, they have the Aigner skin care products.

Arrival in Bangkok

We only had a few hours in Bangkok so we headed directly to the city and started our sightseeing tour. Lovely 😍


Thai Airways had delivered once again an almost excellent service with very good food. The only thing I noticed was that no earphones were handed out so I ended up not using the IFE system. Also, there was a delay during take off causing our late arrival in Bangkok. Overall, a good experience flying with Thai 😉