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Orient Thai Airlines Customer review :  4 December 2014 by Farouk Mogheth    (Thailand)

Rating : 9/10

Score 9 out of 10

Cabin Flown

Economy

Value for Money

Seat Comfort

Staff Service

Catering

Entertainment

Recommended

Bangkok to Hong Kong and return. After several good experiences, I only use Orient Thai for my flights to Hong Kong. Their price is "Set" regardless whether you're buying ahead or last moment. Other low costs can have their cheapest offers around 60US less, however that distinction quickly fades with slapping you various charges before you click buy. Orient Thai's fare is all inclusive (inclusive of taxes, a hot meal and 15KG of baggage too!). They used to fly an older B747-300, however now they use the -400 version. Flights were on time, the plane was comfortable. Staff active and helpful. Seats and leg room superior to other low cost and many full fare airlines out there. Only drawback is that there is no online check in and you get seats at the airport so you might not get your "favourite" seat. All in all cannot fault them and love to see them fly to more Asian destinations.



Orient Thai Airlines Customer review :  13 August 2013 by Nuti Damrongphatr    (Thailand)

Rating : 4/10

Score 4 out of 10

Cabin Flown

Economy

Value for Money

Seat Comfort

Staff Service

Catering

Entertainment

Recommended

Phuket - Bangkok (Don Muang). Initially booked with Orient Thai for a round trip, they changed their entire domestic flight schedule several times and finally cancelled several routes / flights permanently. On travel date, change of aircraft result in my pre-selected seat being unavailable. The aircraft itself looked outdated with worn, completely dirty seat cushion, tight seat pitch and lots of noise. Crew are however look pleasant and are dealing professionally with their hardware problem. Nice service on board with lots of smiles, a package of peanuts and several rounds of soft drink. On time departure and early arrival at passenger friendly Don Muang Airport.



Orient Thai Airlines Customer review :  25 July 2013 by Paul Burnell    (Australia)

Rating : 9/10

Score 9 out of 10

Cabin Flown

Economy

Value for Money

Seat Comfort

Staff Service

Catering

Entertainment

Recommended

Flying from Chiang Mai to Bangkok regularly I find Orient Thai very punctual, friendly and the best value available without question.



Orient Thai Airlines Customer review :  6 March 2013 by Bob Turnbull    (Australia)

Rating : 0/10

Score 0 out of 10

Cabin Flown

Economy

Value for Money

Seat Comfort

Staff Service

Catering

Entertainment

Recommended

Flew from Phuket to Bangkok on 28th February. When we arrived at airport were told flight was delayed 1 hour due to late arrival of incoming flight, hours later when we did take off we were still none the wiser as to why the incoming aircraft was late.



Orient Thai Airlines Customer review :  25 January 2013 by R Chan    (Hong Kong)

Rating : 0/10

Score 0 out of 10

Cabin Flown

Economy

Value for Money

Seat Comfort

Staff Service

Catering

Entertainment

Recommended

Flight delay on 22 December 2012 from HKG to BKK for 7 hours. It was supposed to be an early morning flight ended up arriving BKK at 8pm. My family needs to transfer to Pattaya which ended up losing one day vacation. No customer service staff at Hong Kong airport to explain the situation and all passengers were stuck at the airport.



Orient Thai Airlines Customer review :  15 November 2012 by David Gustafsson    (Sweden)

Rating : 6/10

Score 6 out of 10

Cabin Flown

Economy

Value for Money

Seat Comfort

Staff Service

Catering

Entertainment

Recommended

Chiang Mai-Bangkok (Don Muang). Old but clean MD-80 in good condition. The evening before departure they sent a SMS about a 3 hours delay. And a second SMS says 4 hours delay! And it stops with 4 hours delay. No surprises in the air. Smiling and nice FA. Got peanuts and soft drink/coffee.



Orient Thai Airlines customer review :  7 November 2012 by Howard Cheng (Hong Kong)

 

Trip Rating :  10/10

Score 10 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

HKG-BKK. It was quite a pleasant trip from Hong Kong, although delayed an hour. They served nice food for breakfast and juice or water or fizzy drink. It was an old but clean 767-300 aircraft. The pilots were nice and apologised for delay. BKK-HKG. Delayed 3 hrs 30 mins, it was an old Japanese 767-300 again and the food they served for dinner was chicken with rice, orange pudding, butter cake and peanuts and a drink. Recommend this airline.


Orient Thai Airlines customer review :  3 November 2012 by T Price (Scotland)

 

Trip Rating :  7/10

Score 7 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

DMK - HKT. We flew from the old airport which was a very pleasant experience. The airport is very quiet and lots of OT staff available. We flew on a large 767 which was old but clean. They managed to serve some nuts and a soft drink to the full flight in the hour we were in the air. The only fault I had was that it too more than 50 mins to get our bags at the carousel. There's no way I could complain as the ticket was approx 20. I would use Orient Thai again!


Orient Thai Airlines customer review :  1 November 2012 by M Sun (Hong Kong)

 

Trip Rating :  3/10

Score 3 out of 10

Recommended:

No

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

HKG-BKK. I booked with them because it was the only airline available. Check in took 1 hr in HKG and plane was a 30 year old B747-300. Entertainment was pretty much nothing and seats were the most uncomfortable I've ever experienced. Plane and bathroom were unclean. I booked a seat in the upper deck and it was quiet. Food was horrible. Only good thing was the value because I you pretty much get everything for that cheap price.


Orient Thai Airlines customer review :  4 September 2012 by David Wheatley (UK)

 

Trip Rating :  5/10

Score 5 out of 10

Recommended:

No

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

BKK to HKG one way. Flight was on an all economy 29 year old 747-300. Flight completely full. Delayed out of HKG by approx 30 to 40 mins. No explanation for delay and boarding was chaotic! Interior of the aircraft was clean but worn and tatty. Ticket price was 150 each which was half of what Air Asia, Thai etc were asking for so good value for money but you get what you pay for with this airline. Only water and juice served by the crew although they did come through the cabin regularly. Meal serves was ok. Most of the crew very young and didn't seem to know what to do or when to do it. Overall, an ok airline and good value for money.


Orient Thai Airlines customer review :  21 April 2012 by Sukasem Tejatanalert (Thailand)

 

Trip Rating :  7/10

Score 7 out of 10

Recommended:

No

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

Charter flight from Bangkok to Wuhan. Flight delayed 1 hour from Bangkok to Wuhan, 2 hours delay from Wuhan back to Bangkok. The plane is old however the seats ok and the meal decent.


Orient Thai Airlines customer review :  19 March 2012 by Marek Wrobel (Poland)

 

Trip Rating :  8/10

Score 8 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

Phuket to Bangkok. Plane (MD-84) was well maintained with the passenger cabin clean and very comfortable. Inflight service was nothing to complain about: cabin crew very polite and experienced. The free snack and a soft drink is a nice addition to this short flight. As for the price - it is usually the cheapest option on this route with no extra payments added when booking and paying on-line.


Orient Thai Airlines customer review :  28 January 2012 by I Geddes (UK)

 

Trip Rating :  8/10

Score 8 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

Just flew from Bangkok to Hong Kong return. Found the whole experience pleasant overall. The cabin crew were great. Enjoyed the meal and was given plenty of soft drinks during the 2.5 hour flight.


Orient Thai Airlines customer review :  9 January 2012 by H Meehan (Japan)

 

Trip Rating :  1/10

Score 1 out of 10

Recommended:

No

Value for Money:

No

Cabin Flown:

Economy

Our initial booking told us we would fly from Donmueng airport. When we arrived we were told it was not in operation due to flood damage and all domestic flights were operating out of Suvarnabhumi. We had to race back to the other airport to catch our flight. Upon our arrival our flight was delayed 3.5 hours without explanation. Flying back to Bangkok we arrived for our 4.55 pm flight 2 hours ahead of time only to find out check-in would not open until 5.30 and our flight would not depart until 9pm. We finally boarded at 11.30 and lost an entire day of travel. The only saving grace was the kind and professional staff.


Orient Thai Airlines customer review :  6 October 2011 by S Welch (Thailand)

 

Trip Rating :  10/10

Score 10 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

I use Orient Thai regularly to shuttle between Chiang Mai and Bangkok. Standards of service always reliable, with polite and attentive staff, who speak good English. Even on this short hop, passengers are always provided with a snack and a drink. Usually the cheapest option between the two cities, only downside being that there are no flights between mid morning and mid afternoon.


Orient Thai Airlines customer review :  29 July 2011 by P Nunn (UK)

 

Trip Rating :  9/10

Score 9 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

Chaing Mai-DMG (one way). I am surprised by this airline, great cabin crew, peanuts, drink, snack, drink service on a 1 hr flight, the only down side was the old (MD80) planes in use, with at best shabby paint work. Great prices and baggage included.


Orient Thai Airlines customer review :  16 July 2011 by Angus McCoo (UK)

 

Trip Rating :  10/10

Score 10 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

DMK (Don Muang Bangkok) to HKT. I bought 4 tickets for myself and other members of my family for this holiday flight expecting it to be the same quality of flight as the low cost flights I usually take with European low cost carriers. I was wrong. The plane though more than a few years old was clean and comfortable with a seat pitch more than adequate. During the flight snack boxes were given out along with mineral water on request, all free of charge. This along with a free checked baggage allowance of 20kg makes this low cost airline more like the full service airlines of yester year that we all used to enjoy. On this single experience I will certainly use them again and would recommend.


Orient Thai Airlines customer review :  23 February 2011 by Farouk Mogheth (Czech Republic)

 

Trip Rating :  9/10

Score 9 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

BKK-Hat Yai, reservation by phone and you can pay the ticket at any 7-11 store in Thailand. Flying from Don Muang airport is great as its used only by Orient and Nok Air. Check in painless, on time, planes in good shape for their age. Mini snack and free drinks offered. Crew attentive, hassle free flight.


Orient Thai Airlines customer review :  18 January 2011 by D Chan (Australia)

 

Trip Rating :  8/10

Score 8 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

A solid budget airline. HKG-BKK return, both flights on schedule, well organised and catered. Cabin crew well presented, and excellent customer service. Meals are price-appropriate (peanuts, cold chicken and rice, lots of drinks). Aircraft OK, our B747 looked visibly aged, with some cabin trim still from its JAL heritage. Inflight entertainment is nil, though not really required.


Orient Thai Airlines customer review :  14 December 2010 by Hugues Martel (Singapore)

 

Trip Rating :  8/10

Score 8 out of 10

Recommended:

Yes

Value for Money:

Yes

Cabin Flown:

Economy

HKG-BKK-HKG. Both flights on time. Service onboard was very good. A snack and drink were offered after takeoff, followed by a cold meal and two more rounds of drink. Flight attendants very nice, polite and fluent in English. B747-300 was in good condition. Overall flying with Orient Thai was very pleasant surprise.


Orient Thai Airlines customer review - by A Leung

4 January 2008  Customer Trip Rating : 3 Star Rating

Hong Kong to Bangkok round trip. Everything fine on the Bangkok side. However, after landing at Hong Kong side waited 30 minutes on the plane for the shuttle bus to the terminal. The luggage claim took around 20 minutes. The dinner was cold chicken meat with rice. Totally agree you get what you pay.

Orient Thai Airlines customer review - by J Lam

7 November 2007  Customer Trip Rating : n/a

HKT-HKG. The flights were on time and hassle-free. Aircraft were definitely old and worn around the edges. The food was exceptionally bad for airline food, but for a short flight that wasn't a big deal. The gate used at HKG airport was a bit obscure. It took a bit of searching, and involved a short bus ride. The best thing about the flight was that the times worked out more convenient than Dragonair.

Orient Thai Airlines customer review - by B Hofmann

10 May 2007

Horrible experience. On OX218 (Phuket to Hong Kong), we were delayed 5 hours. It took 3 hours for anyone from the airline to show their face in the international waiting area. No apologies, no explanations. They swapped in a new plane, told us our current seats were OK, rushed us onto the plane, and then said, hey, open seating. With a mass of tour groups, that means, "you're screwed." You clearly get what you pay for, and we will never use this airline again.

Orient Thai Airlines customer review - by Lillian Ng

28 August 2006

HKG-Phuket return. OX is not that bad as what we thought! Both flights on schedule. Of course, you get what you pay for. The aircraft are old, and food & service is average. All in all, we were satisfied with the flights!


Orient Thai Airlines customer review - by K Hicks

22 August 2006

Chiang-Rai-Bangkok on 15th August. Had booked on line but did not receive the online confirmation and it took several phone calls to BKK to get it - and then I needed a native Thai speaker to help. Checked in early for flight (only 7 people ahead of us) and given seats next to the engine. After much fuss managed to changed these for ones nearer the front of the aircraft (excessive engine noise sets off my tinnatus). 30 minutes before departure happen to be looking at the display board and noticed the flight was cancelled - no announcement or anything. Told to go back to check in where we had to wait in line for an hour and a half to have the flight number scribbled out on boarding card and replaced with next flight number three hours later and told we would have the same seat numbers. No apology or information as to why the flight was cancelled was offered. We were offered a "meal voucher" valued at 87Bh which was insufficient to buy a cup of coffeee in the airport! Eventually the oldest 747 I have ever seen turned up and a huge scrum for boarding occured - we found that our seat numbers did not exist on the 747 and was told to sit anywhere. Cabin crew bags were stowed between the Buisness Class seats in a way which is dangerous and against safety regulations. Cabin Crew gave out incorrect information about the aircraft and flight (I fly 747s so know something about them!). Got to BKK over 4 hours late - just before getting off the aircraft an apology for late arrival was given - but again no reason. Hey ho, it was cheap, you get what you pay for!

Orient Thai Airlines customer review - by Lyn Neill

28 April 2006

BKK to Phuket return on business class - just paid at the airport an extra 10 for the chance. Upstairs on a classic 747-100, ex Japan airlines. Excellent peace and quiet. Had the chance to view the flight deck, with all the old dials etc, very interesting. We had a delay which started with the radar, everyone was disembarked and put on to another ex-UAL 747-200 - a bit shabby, with a dull interior, but did the job. All in all, good cheap ticket, you get what you pay for, but the chance to fly on an aircraft from the 70's!!

Orient Thai Airlines customer review - by Bruce McLaughlin

15 March 2006

OX from HKG-BKK-HKG. We chose OX for the flight times. The planes were both a bit shabby. One appeared to be leased from PIA, and was clearly older than me by quite some way. The biggest problem with the OX service was the toilets - it would appear that they clean them in BKK, but not in HKG - perhaps the services are too expensive in HKG. So even when we got on to the plane, the toilets were horrible. One steward took the student approach of holding his nose, opening the door, spraying in a load of deodorant, and closing the door again. Nice. We have flown OX before, but I don't think we would again. Before, they were just endearingly rubbish, but they really seem to have gone downhill. Part of the problem is the passengers: no-one seemed to have a clue that you're not supposed to stand up during final approach, or that it's rude to recline your chair into someone's face as soon as you sit down, or that you should fill in your immigration form before you get the immigration counter, or that you should queue to get on and off the plane, or that you shouldn't commute with people 10 rows behind you by shouting. As far as your fellow passengers are concerned, it's the worst airline I've flown on. I do feel quite sorry for the cabin crew: they really have their work cut out. But that's no excuse for not bothering to clean the toilets, and that was what would stop me flying on them again.

Orient Thai Airlines - by Joyce Wong

7 February 2006

It was the third time that we took Orient Thai Airline for our Thailand trip. The flights were not on time - delayed from 2 hours to 8 hours. On the aircraft the carpet was dirty, armrest and overhead compartment was broken. And, there was no water supply in the toilet. We couldn't imagine an international airline would have had such bad service and arrangement. We tried to complain to the airline HK office. The answer was - we don't have this department. If you want, please write to our Thailand office, Well, we learn a lesson and will never take this Orient Thai Airline anymore!

Orient Thai Airlines - by Richard Lim

21 April 2005

Hong Kong to Bangkok; Seats were renovated and new entertainment system; but no PTV because it's a no-frill carrier. Flight departed 30 minutes late and arrive on time. The airline uses Boeing 747-300 on this route which came from KLM and they had reconfigured for Government Charter. The flight was very pleasant and the service was very great. Meals was an excellent standard and drinks were offered 4-5 times in-flight. Before landing crews passed out candies and collect the garbage. They always have a smile.

Orient Thai Airlines - by James Chu

29 March 2005

HKG-BKK. When I arrived at check in i was rather surprised they only had 2 counters, but there were no waiting at all! HKG-BKK leg was on the old 757 that had a torn nose and engine, or at least worn away. The safety video was played but lacked sound and a sharp image, it was fuzzy the whole way. The a/c was switched on but it was still unbearably hot in the plane, every pax was sweating. A positive thing that about OX was that they supplied drinks, nuts and even a hot meal on both flights. One thing that OX MUST be congratulated on is their extremely friendly F/A's, they were the best I've ever had on a flight, especially the traditional Thai hand signs they done to welcome you onboard and offboard.

Orient Thai Airlines - by Richard Lim

18 February 2005

Flew OX on Chiang-Rai-Bangkok with them on B757-200. Old aircraft but spotlessly clean. Departed on time and arrive 3 minutes earlier than schedule. The fare was cheaper than Thai Airways. Cabin crew very nice and very friendly. They're drinks and peanuts service as well. Very pleasant experience with them.

Orient Thai Airlines - by F Chan

16 February 2005

Chiangmai-Bangkok. My first reaction is “never again”. The experience was stressful, like taking a public bus in downtown Bangkok. The plane was a worn-out B747-200. More than 500 passengers packed in. Chiangmai airport is clearly unable to cope with this. Departure area was a madhouse. Departure delayed 45 minutes precisely because of the “cattle-herding”. Taxiway buses had to make many rounds to pack the crowds into the aircraft. We were squeezed into the buses to the point of bursting. Pity the old ladies standing up, who had to cling on to dear life. Aircraft was very old with torn seat pockets. Interior looked like an air-con public bus in Bangkok. Audio system not working. Safety procedures shown on video but with no sound. However, there are two things I appreciate about this airline. First is that unlike other budget airlines, Orient Thai provides just one fare, regardless of the day and time of travel – no hidden charges, no surcharges, no extra charges, no tricks! Second, the staff behaved quite professionally. But I will not do it again, although the fare is considerably lower than THAI. Just not worth the stress!

Orient Thai Airlines - by Gareth Duhig

1 January 2005

12/04 on their new onetwo-go 'no-frills' service Phuket - Chiang mai via BKK. Being a budget airline you have to book each sector separately. They are having some issues with their website which makes it difficult to book unless you read Thai (the English option reverts to Thai every time you change a paramater, then trying to change it to English takes you back to the start & back in a circle many times) Booking online you should receive an email ticket 24hrs after you book. This didn't happen for me & resulted in a very frustrating 40 mins telephone call being passed from person to person at the call centre - when all Ii wanted was the booking code to enable be to check in, i spent the whole time explaining that I didnt want to book a flight, etc so I had to get a Thai person to get the info I wanted. From Phuket to BKK we fly on a 747 which was old but comfortable no service was offered on the 60 min flight which was fine. Bags came through quick so we could check in for the next sector to Chang Mai. 757 used on this flight & again given emergency exit rows so very comfortable. I slept most of the flight, but they served complimentary drinks & peanuts to those who wanted them. The two flights on time, no problems, comfortable & very good value just let down by the call centre.

Orient Thai Airlines - by N Damrongphatr

2 May 2004

An impressive improvement of Orient Thai. I found their service to be much better on my last BKK-CNX and v.v. journey. Polite and Professional crew, clean and comfortable (for short flight) 757 aircraft. Looking forward to be on board their new 747-300, have heard that they are the first no frill airlines to fly 747 on the no frill flight.

Orient Thai Airlines - by Richard Jupe

13 April 2004

I have just got home after flying with Orient Thai from Phuket. I have now flown four return journeys from Hong Kong to Phuket with Orient Thai and I have just encountered my first (and, hopefully, last), problem with the flight. Upon boarding the plane in Phuket where the temperatures are at their seasonal high, we found out that the Air Conditioning was not working. As I was one of the last on board it was not too much of a problem for me, but a family sat close to me who had a baby about four months old, were frantically fanning him with their Airplane Safety Cards (I knew those things would come in handy one day!!) The cabin crew frequently went up and down the aisles dispensing water to those who wanted it and offering apologies to everyone. We were told that the CPU was to blame and this seemed to placate most passengers. Once we were airborne the A/C came on and everyone cooled down. The food was palatable considering this is a budget airline and the crew were polite and helpful throughout the flight. Orient Thai help me fly direct to Phuket and back instead of having to go via Bangkok on my return journey and the ticket is the cheapest one available. I will be flying Orient Thai again although I wish the peanuts weren't as hard as bullets!

Orient Thai Airlines - by Sean Lam

21 February 2004

After hearing hundreds of different terrible accounts of Orient Thai, now I am actually flying with them between Hong Kong and Phuket. Nevertheless not to discredit other posters' credibility, I find the airline, on the contrary, a real pleasant delight. The fact that the aircraft and its interior looks aged doesn't bother me at all as I had been feeling safe and reasonably comfortable throughout the journey. The catering was bad, but well, the airline at least gave you a hot meal onboard; could you name any other LCC which does the same? Drink services were run on a frequent basis on this 3-hour flight and a complimentary candy was served to passengers, with a surprise, before descend. Yet the best part about my first OX experience was the smiling and friendly air crew, and their nice touch of professionalism human warmth. No question asked, OX will definitely come top of my preference list.

Orient Thai Airlines - by Bridget Bardenstein

6 February 2004

Phuket to Taipei - January 29th, 2004. Never again I am traveling with Orient Thai Airlines!! The boarding started one hour late. We were not told why. But that is okay, things happen, plus it is chartered plane anyway. The plane was not air conditioned. It was too hot! People were taking off their clothes, my 1.5 year old baby was exhausted of heat and fell a sleep without eating or drinking. As for me, I had an asthma attack. There were many more children and elderly people on this plain. Unfortunately, I do not speak Chinese to share their complains with you. Thank God no one had a heart attack! We were in this heat for almost 2 hours. Pilot has made 2 announcements within this time. Both times he said that there was a starter problem and that it will be fixed soon, and we will take off in few minutes. There was no response to people's request to turn on air conditioner or to let people out of the plain. Water was not offered. However, the crew was polite and gave water to people upon request. Finally, the door was opened and people were "flying" out of the plain. All of the sudden, everyone stopped. You ask why? The Orient Thai representative decided to not let people out of the plain until the bus came to take them back to the terminal. Of course people started yelling and just pushed him away. Total mess!! No one cared about us! We were treated worse than animals. You can't imagine the heat we were in! As we were leaving the plane, flight attendants were apologizing for the trouble and were very nice once again. 4 hours later we were on the different plane headed for Taipei. It was almost over!

Orient Thai Airlines - by Natalie Chan

4 February 2004

On my return trip from Bangkok to Hong Kong on the 25th January on OX208 flight. I received the nicest welcome and treatment from the crew. I remembered when I asked one of the crew to give me the health declaration forms, at that time, he was busy serving meals, so according to my experiences in other airlines, they usually forgot your request. But this time, after a while, he came back to me and asked:' Have you got the forms?' I said: ‘no', and he said: ‘no, not yet'. In one minute, his voice was next to me and said how many do you need? This kind of service makes me feel good. And during mealtime, I want noodles, but the case was only rice was left, I have no choice and I don't like eating rice, I was not so satisfied at first, but after his apologize, I didn't feel bad. So from these two incidents, through the same man, I get a very good impression of Orient Thai.

Orient Thai Airlines - by Lester Martin

9 January 2004

BKK / CNX / BKK on L1011 Tristar services in Business class (THB 2,105 each way) because Economy was full. The aircraft, although old, were smooth and comfortable. Only peanuts and fruit juice served, but the flights were on time, and I would fly in the nostalgic old Tristars again provided they are kept well maintained.

Orient Thai Airlines - by Marc Coleman

19 December 2003

Bangkok to Chiang Mai. 1104 baht one way pre-bookable (27 US$ ) Four flights each way every day using 757-200 aircraft ( ex XU-123 registration number ) Firstly I had my doubts after reading the other comments, however I was very pleasantly surprised. I flew BKK-CNX on the OX126 on the 17th December, we pushed back two minutes late and arrived on time. The aircraft although old was clean - peanuts and soft drink served by young enthusiastic staff, flight about 85% full. Information given out by very young looking English captain was good and informative, no complaints whatsoever. The return on the 19th was just as good, push back 17 minutes late, it appears that one aircraft is used on this route only, so may have knock on delays, plane 100% full. I created a problem by being booked on a later flight that day, but check in staff just amended and issued a boarding pass. CNX to BKK in 56 mins.  I would recommend anyone to travel with them, the price although a promotion was under half that of Thai/Bangkok Airways, new routes open next year in Thailand. On arrival at BKK I saw a second 757-200 ready to go and a 747-200 I think, 7 windows upper deck parked at the airport.

 


 
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