Initially we turned down the first one who wanted a flat rate of 400bht, but the taxi we took ended up costing 350bht + 75bht in tolls so we probably could have saved 10 mins and just gone with the first guy! lesson learned.
At this point I was a little disappointed at not getting the full body massage, and opted to pass on the neck and shoulder massage given we’d already had a massage that morning at Como Shambala at the hotel.
Instead I went for a wander around the terminal. Firstly around the food court and duty free, and then to properly check out the Thai business lounge.
BKK-SYD, TG475, 720pm departure, arrival 630am
Thai Royal Orchid Plus, a member of Star Alliance. (We were travelling on an Avianca lifemiles redemption ticket)
8 hours 30 mins
As of May 2015- 2 flights daily, a day flight and an overnight flight.
3E, in a 10 seat first class cabin at the nose of the 747. A full cabin today with what appears to be a mix of business and pleasure travellers. Leslie and I manage to pass a couple of drinks speculating each of their histories.
Newer style partially enclosed seats are showing their age.
Somewhat disconcertingly I’m seated next to 2 bottles of what appears to be pure oxygen for any medical emergencies that may occur.
Our hand luggage is overflowing after a very minimal shopping expedition.
Appears to be a newer system – the screen resolution is crisp and the size very large.
The seats are a little firm, however 2 pillows are provided to help find the comfort level.
The staff serving the first class cabin show their experience and are extremely pleasant, if not a little ‘routine’ like in their service. No doubt this is partially due to the full cabin load of today’s flight.
This flight leaves at 720pm and the staff (and passengers no doubt) are keen to get everyone fed, watered, and lights down.
The appetiser of chicken is a tasty moist little morsel, served with more champagne please.
2 hot towels are proffered and we’re less than an hour into flight! ☺
Caviar cart rolls around – it appears there’s at least 5 tins of the little suckers, and with a number of the passengers declining there was plenty leftover
The champagne for some reason tastes different to the flight up – no buttery goodness. What shall we blame it on today? Our taste buds? The conditions where the champagne was kept?
We were woken 90 mins out from Sydney with a hot towel. Whilst I can understand those who wish to continue sleeping, with the lights coming on and the noise being made I figure may as well partake in a bit more food.
Leslie and I both requested water and received a small glass but there was a slow uptake in offering more, and we both noted that no bottles were offered during turndown earlier in the flight.
I declined the yoghurt and cereal and had some fruit to try and waken me up/ get ready for a day at work!
it was then time for eggs, 2 ways
A most pleasant flight home after a fun long weekend away in Bangkok. Being able to stretch out with your bits and bobs everywhere, and laying down in a bed in the sky truly is a decadent feeling. With a continuation straight to work from the airport this was greatly appreciated.
Whilst there were no problems with this flight we can’t go past the consistency of service – both in the hard product, and soft skills of the Singapore Airlines staff.