Retro Review: Thai A380 Business Class, Bangkok-Hong Kong

Thai Airways A380-800 business class, Bangkok to Hong Kong

A short but enjoyable flight in Thai Airways business class from Bangkok to Hong Kong on the A380.


Flight: TG600
Departure time in Bangkok (BKK): 10:00
Arrival time in Hong Kong (HKG): 13:45
Aircraft: Airbus A380-800
Seat: 17E
Duration: 2h 45m
Date of flight: May 17, 2013
*This is a revenue ticket, Business Class flight #21

Transiting in Bangkok Airport

Our flight from Frankfurt was two hours delayed and as a special gesture, we were met by a very friendly staff who escorted us to our ride, a golf cart 👍

The transfer counter where a ground staff helped us in getting our boarding cards.

Thai Airways Royal Orchid Lounge

We used to Thai Airways Royal Orchid Lounge nearest to Gate E8. As usual, the food in the lounge was superb.

Aircraft, Airbus A380-800

It was a back-to-back with the Airbus A380-800, as it was the same aircraft we took from Frankfurt.

Boarding, Gate E8


Business Class Cabin

The business class cabin is located on the upper deck, with a total of 60 seats.

Seat 17E

My seat was 17E, in the middle section of the cabin. Each seat has a 15.4 inch personal touch screen monitor.

Pre-departure Beverage

A glass of fresh orange juice and a hot towel.

Dining

Some cocktail snacks and a glass of apple juice 😉

First Course
Smoked Salmon Rose, Smoked Halibut, Potato Salad German Style

Main Course
Braised Pork in Red Wine, Tossed Linguine, Buttered Vegetables

The other choices were:

Prawn Curry "Chu-chee", Steamed Thai Hom Mali Rice, Taiwanese Cabbage
Fried Red Snapper with Garlic Tomato Sauce, Fried Rice with Onion and Tomato
Thai Chicken Massaman Curry (with Peanuts), Steamed Thai Hom Mali Rice, Sauteed Kailan

Each course came with assorted bread and butter.

Cheese and Fresh  Fruits, Tea

Dessert
Raspberry Mascarpone Cake

Everything form the first course to the dessert tasted fantastic 😋

Arrival in Hong Kong

Upon arrival at Hong Kong International Airport, we had a glimpse of Malaysia Airlines Airbus A380-800. Sighting a Superjumbo in this airport is not that difficult since it actually sees the most number of this aircraft than any other airport in the world.

After arriving in the hotel, we just left our luggage and immediately took the metro to downtown. And the weather was just perfect in exploring the city 👍

CONCLUSION

I was still overwhelmed by the great experience I had flying from Frankfurt to Bangkok and this is just as wonderful as that. The food was excellent and the staff were very friendly and helpful. The flight's delay was not so good and I hope that Thai Airways will be able to perform better next time. Overall, I really had a good time flying with Thai Airways, specially on the Superjumbo 😉

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