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Old Apr 9, 14, 6:04 pm   #1
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Thai Airways International Seat Configuration Overview

As seat and configuration questions are common in this forum I thought I should put together an overview with all the different seat configurations and products found on the various aircraft in the THAI fleet.

The information is presented in the following way:
Aircraft type (Numbers of aircraft) | Registration | Seat map
Class (Number of seats) | Configuration | Seat type | In-flight entertainment/power/seat features | Link to picture of seat/cabin

Airbus 330 (17)

Airbus A330-300 (2) | HS-TEJ and -TEL | Seat map
Also referred to as: 333, 3302, Airbus Industrie A330-300, «Old A330»

Royal Silk (42) | 2-2-2 | Recliner | PTV non AVOD VC | View
Economy (263) | 2-4-2 | Standard | Overhead/bulkhead/projector | View

Aircraft were delivered between 26th Aug 1998 and 23rd Sep 1998.

Airbus A330-300 (8) | HS-TEN to -TEU | Seat map
Also referred to as: 330, 3303, Airbus Industrie A330, «RR A330»

Royal Silk (36) | 2-2-2 | 2nd gen angle flat | PTV AVOD AC | View
Economy (263) | 2-4-2 | Standard | PTV AVOD AC | View

Notes:
*Previous gen entertainment system. Economy seats differ from -TBA to -TBG aircraft.
*These aircraft are powered by Rolls Royce engines.

Aircraft were delivered between 1st Apr 2009 and 30th Mar 2010.

Airbus A330-300 (7) | HS-TBA to -TBG | Seat map
Also referred to as: 33H, 3304, Airbus Industrie A330, «RR A330»

Royal Silk (36) | 2-2-2 | 2nd gen angle flat | PTV AVOD AC USB Wifi | View
Economy (263) | 2-4-2 | Standard | PTV AVOD AC USB Wifi | View

Notes:
*Newest gen entertainment system. Economy seats differ from -TEN to -TEU aircraft.
*Same Economy seats as installed on Airbus A380-800 and Boeing 777-300ER.
*These aircraft are powered by Rolls Royce engines.
*Wifi available for a fee: 3MB $4.50; 10MB $14.50; 20MB $28.50.

Aircraft were delivered between 16th Nov 2011 and 22nd Apr 2013.

More data about the A330 fleet available here.

Airbus 350 (2)

Airbus A350-900 (2) | HS-THB and -THC | Seat map
Also referred to as: 359, 3591, Airbus Industrie A350-900

Royal Silk (32) | 1-2-1 | Full-flat | PTV AVOD AC USB Wifi | View
Economy (289) | 2-4-2 | Standard | PTV AVOD AC USB Wifi | View

Notes:
*Royal Silk Class is the same type as on B777-300ER and A380-800, with only difference being seat finishes and seat width due to aircraft type.
*Wifi available for a fee: 3MB $4.50; 10MB $14.50; 20MB $28.50.

Aircraft were delivered between 29th Aug 2016 and 11th Oct 2016.

Airbus A380 (6)

Airbus A380-800 (6) | HS-TUA to -TUF | Seat map
Also referred to as: A380, 3801, Airbus Industrie A380, A388

Royal First (12) | 1-2-1 | Full flat «suites» | PTV AVOD AC USB Wifi | View 1 View 2
Royal Silk (60) | 1-2-1 | Full flat «staggered» | PTV AVOD AC USB Wifi | View 1 View 2
Economy (Main deck: 377, Upper deck: 58) | Main deck: 3-4-3, Upper deck: 2-4-2 | Standard | PTV AVOD AC USB Wifi | View

Aircraft were delivered between 26th Sep 2012 and 29th Nov 2013. More data about the A380 fleet available here.

Notes:
*Wifi available for a fee: 3MB $4.50; 10MB $14.50; 20MB $28.50.

Airbus A320 (20) (All aircraft operated by Thai Smile)

Airbus A320-200 (20) | HS-TXA to TXH and HS-TXJ to TXU | Seat map
Also referred to as: 3202

Economy (180) | 3-3 | Standard

Notes
*HS-TXH and newer aircraft have sharklets (winglets)

Aircraft were delivered between 29th Jun 2012 and 5th Nov 2015.

Boeing 777 (34)

Boeing 777-200 (8) | HS-TJA to -TJH | Seat map
Also referred to as: 777, 7724, Boeing 777-200/300

Royal Silk (30) | 2-2-2 | 1st gen angle flat | PTV AVOD AC | View
Economy (279) | 3-3-3 | Standard | PTV AVOD AC | View

Notes:
*Not all aircraft have been refitted with PTV AVOD AC in Economy.
*All aircraft have the 1st gen angle flat seats installed in Royal Silk.

Aircraft were delivered between 31st Mar 1996 and 9th Jan 1998.

Boeing 777-200ER (6) | HS-TJR to -TJW | Seat map
Also referred to as: 77E, 77E1, Boeing 777-200/300

Royal Silk (30) | 2-2-2 | 2nd gen angle flat | PTV AVOD AC | View
Economy (292) | 3-3-3 | Standard | PTV AVOD AC | View

Aircraft were delivered between 1st Nov 2006 and 29 Oct 2007.

Boeing 777-300 (6) | HS -TKA to -TKF | Seat map
Also referred to as: 77R, 7732, Boeing 777-200/300, Boeing 777-300

Royal Silk (34) | First row: 2-2-2 Other rows: 2-3-2 | 2nd gen angle flat | PTV AVOD AC USB | View
Economy (330) | 3-3-3 | Standard | PTV AVOD AC | View

Aircraft were delivered between 23rd Dec 1998 and 9th Dec 2000.

Boeing 777-300ER (14) | HS-TKK to -TKR and -TKU to -TKZ | Seat map
Also referred to as: 77B, 74B1, Boeing 777-300

Royal Silk (46) | 1-2-1 | Full flat «staggered» | PTV AVOD AC USB | View
Economy (306) | 3-3-3 | Standard | PTV AVOD AC USB | View

Note:
*Some aircraft have different seat colors and interior finishes, but the configuration and seat types are unchanged.
*On flights to ARN and CPH the second Royal Silk cabin (after door L2/R2) is sold as Premium Economy.

Aircraft were delivered between 2nd Aug 2012 and 28th Sep 2015. More data about the 777 fleet available here.

Boeing 787 (6)

Boeing 787-8 (6) | HS-TQA and -TQF | Seat map

Royal Silk (24) | 2-2-2 | Full flat | PTV AVOD AC | View
Economy (240) | 3-3-3 | Standard | PTV AVOD AC | View

Notes:
*The 787 is used on flights to PER, NRT, NGO, FUK, KUL, SGN and HAN.
*The 787 fleet features a new type of full flat business class seat, similar to United Airlines' (Continental version) BusinessFirst seat.

Aircraft were delivered between 16th Jul 2014 and 7th Aug 2015. More data about the 787 fleet available here.

Boeing 747 (10)

Boeing 747-400 (5) | HS-TGO, P, W and X | Seat map
Also referred to as: 74R, 7443, Boeing 747-400, «10F»

Royal First (10) | First row: 1-1, second and third row: 1-2-1 | Full flat «pods» | PTV AVOD AC | View
Royal Silk (Main deck: 14, Upper deck: 26) | 2-2 | 1st gen angle flat | PTV AVOD AC | View 1 View 2
Economy (325) | 3-4-3 | Standard | PTV AVOD AC | View

Aircraft were delivered between 20th Oct 1993 and 12th Nov 1997.

Boeing 747-400 (6) | HS-TGA, B, F, G, Y and Z | No seat map available
Also referred to as: 74N, Boeing 747 All series, «9F»

Royal First (9) | First row: 1-1, second row: 1-1-1 and third row: 1-2-1 | Full flat «suites» | PTV AVOD AC USB | View 1 View 2
Royal Silk (Main deck: 14, Upper deck: 26) | 2-2 | 2nd gen angle flat | PTV AVOD AC USB |
Economy (325) | 3-4-3 | Standard | PTV AVOD AC USB | View

Notes:
*All aircraft with old recliner seats in Royal First, aka the inferior «14F», have been reconfigured to the new «9F».
*Video tour of the three cabins:
Aircraft were delivered between 22nd Dec 1997 and 4th Nov 2003. More data about the 747 fleet available here.

Boeing 737 (2)

Boeing 737-400 (2) | HS-TDD and G | Seat map
Also referred to as: 734, 7341, Boeing 737-400

Royal Silk (12) | 2-2 | Recliner | View
Economy (137) | 3-3 | Standard | View

Aircraft were delivered between 10th Jul 1992 and 6th Jan 1998. More data about the 737 fleet available here.

[B) NB! Aircraft types no longer in service.[/B] (Links to seat maps might be broken as aircraft are no longer listed on THAI's website)

Airbus A300 (5) NB! Withdrawn from service

Last scheduled service was on 31st of July 2014.

Airbus A300-600 (5) | HS-TAT and -TAW to -TAZ | Seat map
Also referred to as: AB6, 36R1, Airbus Industrie A300-600/600C

Royal Silk (46) | 2-2-2 | Recliner | Overhead/bulkhead/projector | View
Economy (201) | 2-4-2 | Standard | Overhead/bulkhead/projector | View

Aircraft were delivered between 30th Nov 1998 and 15th Dec 1998. More data about the A300 fleet available here.

Airbus A340 (6) NB! Withdrawn from service

Airbus A340-600 (6) | HS-TNA to -TNF | Seat map
Also referred to as: 346, 3461, Airbus Industrie A340-600

Royal First (8) | 1-2-1 | Full flat «pods» | PTV AVOD AC | View
Royal Silk (60) | 2-2-2 | 1st gen angle flat | PTV AVOD AC | View
Economy (199) | 2-4-2 | Standard | PTV AVOD AC | View

Aircraft were delivered between 29th Jun 2005 and 29th Oct 2008. More data about the A340 fleet available here.

***
FAQ

Q: Which routes have full flat seats in Royal Silk?
A: Only the Airbus A380-800, A350-900, Boeing 777-300ER and 787-8 feature full flat seats in Royal Silk. The A380 is used on the following routes: CDG, FRA, HKG, KIX and NRT.
The B777-300ER regularly serves these destinations: OSL, CPH, ARN, BRU, SIN, PVG, PEK, MEL and BNE. It also regularly flies domestic runs to HKT and CNX.

Q: Which routes get the new 747 «suites»?
A: Any route which is scheduled to be operated by a Boeing 747 might see the new «suites», but some routes are more likely to get them (but not guaranteed). These routes are: LHR, MUC, HKG and SYD. Flights to HKT are often operated by the them, although these flights are without First class service.

Q: What are the chances of ending up on one of the old Boeing 747s with recliner seats in Royal First and Silk?
A: 0 %. All Boeing 747s have been converted and feature full flat seats in Royal First and angle flat seats in Royal Silk. Every seat in Economy also features a PTV with AVOD and AC power (every two seats).

Q: To which destinations do TG offer Royal First?
A: LHR, CDG, FRA, MUC, ZRH, FCO, MXP, DEL, HKG, KIX, NRT, HND and SYD. Flights to PEK and PVG have "seasonal" (rather occasional) F service.

Q: Which version of the Boeing 777 features Royal First?
A: None. TG leased a handful of Boeing 777-300ERs from Indian Jet Airways a few years ago, that had eight enclosed first class suites. These aircraft have been returned to Jet Airways and are no longer in the fleet.

Q: Which destinations are served by wifi enabled planes?
A: Airbus A380 on routes to LHR, CDG, FRA, HKG, KIX, NRT. A330 (Only the 33H-version) on routes to PER, TPE, PVG, HKG, KIX, ICN and other intra Asian routes. A350 on routes to MEL.

***

All of the information above is based on seat maps from TG's own website and fleet information from planespotter(dot)com, as well as on information already available on this forum thanks to its dedicated members. Cabin views are from airliners(dot)net and jetphotos(dot)net.

Please feel free to comment if you have more information and if anything I've written is false. I appreciate all the help I can get.

And remember: There is always the possibility of being TG'ed (being subject to a last minute equipment change). Thus you never know which aircraft and configuration you will get until you actually set foot on the aircraft.

Happy flying!

Last edited by kimmam; Oct 22, 16 at 3:40 am Reason: Updated fleet info
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Old Apr 9, 14, 7:44 pm   #2
  
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Wow! Fantastic post. Thanks for doing this. Only other information I'd like to see is information on the current routes where you can get full flat seats in J or F (i.e. routes for 773ER, 747, A340, and A380).
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Old Apr 9, 14, 8:09 pm   #3
  
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Nicely done kimman! You have done us all a great favor! Thank you.
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Old Apr 9, 14, 8:37 pm   #4
  
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Great post!
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Old Apr 10, 14, 9:09 am   #5
  
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Awesome summary. Thanks for putting this together...very helpful.

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Excellent work Kimmam. THAI has such convoluted, ambiguous codes for some of their aircraft (such as "777-200/300") that this will greatly help! And also a nice touch with the links to seat maps and photos!

A couple of questions/suggestions:

1) Do the 777-200ERs really have a USB power port in Business? I remember the new -300ERs having that, but must have missed it on the -200ERs. Where are they located?

2) Is there any difference in what missions the two subfleets of RR-powered A330s (330 and 33H) are used for? Other than the slight difference in economy seating and entertainment system I see on the chart, is there any other differences between them? Range? Max Gross Weight/Payload? Just curious!

It would be great to add to this chart a range of manufacturer delivery dates for each particular sub-fleet.
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wow!
great post!
have been in all those aircrafts (not in all classes though!)
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Old Apr 10, 14, 5:25 pm   #8
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Wow! Fantastic post. Thanks for doing this. Only other information I'd like to see is information on the current routes where you can get full flat seats in J or F (i.e. routes for 773ER, 747, A340, and A380).
Thank you for your feedback. I've updated the list with destinations which usually get served by full flat seats

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Nicely done kimman! You have done us all a great favor! Thank you.
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Great post!
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Awesome summary. Thanks for putting this together...very helpful.

Thanks guys

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Excellent work Kimmam. THAI has such convoluted, ambiguous codes for some of their aircraft (such as "777-200/300") that this will greatly help! And also a nice touch with the links to seat maps and photos!

A couple of questions/suggestions:

1) Do the 777-200ERs really have a USB power port in Business? I remember the new -300ERs having that, but must have missed it on the -200ERs. Where are they located?

2) Is there any difference in what missions the two subfleets of RR-powered A330s (330 and 33H) are used for? Other than the slight difference in economy seating and entertainment system I see on the chart, is there any other differences between them? Range? Max Gross Weight/Payload? Just curious!

It would be great to add to this chart a range of manufacturer delivery dates for each particular sub-fleet.
Thank you! I totally agree with TG being ambiguous with their codes. It seems like a route showing the "Boeing 777-200/300" code can get every version of the B777. A true (TG) roulette! I've updated the list to contain the delivery span of the aircrafts as well as links to planespotters for more thorough information. Now, to answer your questions:

1) I think you are right. They don't. I remember I charged my phone when I flew the -200ER way back in 2010, but it was probably through the AC power outlet.

2) I don't think there is a difference between the two versions of RR A330. According to planspotters both are A330-343 which I believe implies they have the same engines and thus the same range and payload. But I don't really have the right knowledge, so I might be wrong

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wow!
great post!
have been in all those aircrafts (not in all classes though!)
Thanks Ohwow, that's actually quite an achievement
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Love the addition of the FAQ.

Glad they made this a sticky.

Time to drop the "Sticky: Cabin Retrofit status on TG's 747s" as a sticky. (Mods please!)

Look forward to the addition of the 787 at some point in the future.


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One other thing.

On BKK<>HND,

660/661 usually gets the old 747

682/683 gets the new 747.

Of course this could easily change.
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Thanks a lot, OP, for compiling this list!

I'm flying on TG for the first time later this summer (have 2 A380 in F, and will experience the 1x2x1 773-300ER from BKK-SIN). Looking forward to the experience.
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Thanks for the info.

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Boeing 777-300ER (9) | HS-TKK to -TKR and -TKU | Seat map
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The seatmap link takes me to cabin version 74B1 which I think is not the right one.
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Thanks for the info.



The seatmap link takes me to cabin version 74B1 which I think is not the right one.
Looks right to me. Staggered 1-2-1 in Business Class, 3-3-3 in economy. Why do you think it isn't right?
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Looks right to me. Staggered 1-2-1 in Business Class, 3-3-3 in economy. Why do you think it isn't right?
That is what I was expecting to see (and know I have seen it via some other web site, some time). However, using three different browsers, I see 2-2-2 followed by 2-3-2 in business when I click on that link. That is from a Windows 7 laptop. I see the same from an android tablet.

On investigating further, I think it might be a weird geographic issue. I am in Australia, and the Australian Thai site does not include the new config for the 773ER. However when I go to the US Thai site and start from there I do get to an (apparently) correct seat map.

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