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Thai Airways International Seat Configuration Overview

Old Apr 4, 2018, 7:29 am
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@kimmam,
this is info from your first post, put as a sticky wiki.
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 (15)

NB! All the old A330's with recliner seats have been retired. The entire A330 fleet now have the 2nd generation angle-lie flat seats in Business class and AVOD in both classes.

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 (7)

Airbus A350-900 (7) HS-THB and -THH 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 Aug 2016 and Sep 2017.

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 (6) HS-TJA to -TJD and -TJG 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, 773, 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, 77W, 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 (8)

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 787-8 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 787-9 (2) HS-TWA and -TWB Seat map not avail

Royal Silk (30) 1-2-1 Full flat PTV AVOD AC
Economy (268) 3-3-3 Standard PTV AVOD AC Notes:
*The 787-9 features the reverse herringbone seat (similar to Cathay Pacific) in Business class, which is different from the seats in the 787-8s.
Aircraft were delivered between Sep 2017 and Oct 2017. 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.
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. (Links to seat maps might be broken as aircraft are no longer listed on THAI's website)

[u]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, 787-8 and 787-9 feature full flat seats in Royal Silk. The A380 is used on the following routes: LHR, CDG, FRA, HKG, KIX and NRT.
The B777-300ER regularly serves these destinations: OSL, CPH, ARN, FRA, BRU, ZRH, VIE, 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: MUC, HKG, HND 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, 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!
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Old May 14, 2018, 3:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Vesseli
I meant the upper deck is nicer to sit alone with the wife on the two seaters without the risk of having a random next to us. Plus booking this "early" hopefully 2 out of the 8 emergency exit double seats would be still free (personal benefit, wife is fine in normal seat as well).

With Q you can book the seats immediately at booking or wait for check-in? Is Q equal to flexi saver?
On booking, you can select seats immediately, with K class or better allowing selection in the forward lower cabin and the UD. Q is usually Flexi with 100% miles, T/K are Flexi Saver with 75% miles and tighter fare conditions (change/cancel etc). The exact description for the what constitutes Sale, Saver, Flexi-Saver, Flexi, Full Flexi does vary between different markets. You can actually make a dummy booking right through seat selection before getting anywhere near the payment page, which can help with determining which exact seats would be available.

Emergency exits are likely to be blocked no matter the fare class - reserved for Load Control to manage. THAI doesn't sell emergency exit row seats unlike some other carriers.

Q/T/K economy (or better) economy fare classes can book the UD and forward lower cabin rows 31-49. It looks from ExpertFlyer, and confirmed on a dummy booking, that only bulkhead row 42 on the LD is not blocked, and UD bulkhead seats 76A/B, 76J/K and 75 D/E/F/G are also not blocked. Those on V/W/L fare classes will be limited to select seats further aft, at least until OLCI or physical check-in - where it could be possible to get 'better' seats.
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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi
On booking, you can select seats immediately, with K class or better allowing selection in the forward lower cabin and the UD. Q is usually Flexi with 100% miles, T/K are Flexi Saver with 75% miles and tighter fare conditions (change/cancel etc). The exact description for the what constitutes Sale, Saver, Flexi-Saver, Flexi, Full Flexi does vary between different markets. You can actually make a dummy booking right through seat selection before getting anywhere near the payment page, which can help with determining which exact seats would be available.

Emergency exits are likely to be blocked no matter the fare class - reserved for Load Control to manage. THAI doesn't sell emergency exit row seats unlike some other carriers.

Q/T/K economy (or better) economy fare classes can book the UD and forward lower cabin rows 31-49. It looks from ExpertFlyer, and confirmed on a dummy booking, that only bulkhead row 42 on the LD is not blocked, and UD bulkhead seats 76A/B, 76J/K and 75 D/E/F/G are also not blocked. Those on V/W/L fare classes will be limited to select seats further aft, at least until OLCI or physical check-in - where it could be possible to get 'better' seats.
Thanks for your prompt answer! I did exactly what you said but already before your reply was posted. For me the trick was flexi sale (booking class K) which allowed me to book upper deck 76 J/K for both ways without extra costs. On a side note, the fare difference was 60 p.p. between W and K. So for 60 per person you can get the extra leg space and small economy cabin upstairs. For me it was a no brainer to pay the extra.

Hopefully it benefits some other FTers as well
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Old Aug 31, 2018, 12:40 pm
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Thai 777-300 seating arrangements? Please help ;)

Hi everyone, I'm a total newbie to Thai Airways and could do with a little help. I'll apologise in advance for this question, but I'd appreciate any help if possible. I'm hoping to fly from Zurich to Bangkok on 15 July '19 on flight TG971. The aircraft is listed as B777-300. Now I'm slightly confused as to the actual layout of the business cabin. I'm concerned that its the old 2-3-2 layout with old seating. Although somewhere on this forum I saw that the aircraft will actually be a B777-300ER. Is this correct?

As I saw apologies for any possible repetition but any help would be gratefully appreciated!
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Old Aug 31, 2018, 3:33 pm
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Yes, it will be the 77W (aka 777-300ER). The non-ER version of 777 wont be used on this route. Plenty of reviews you can google on this configuration.

[managed to misread date as 15 Sep 2018 - so deleted seatmap and load information as flight in Jul 2019]

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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi
Yes, it will be the 77W (aka 777-300ER). The non-ER version of 777 wont be used on this route. Plenty of reviews you can google on this configuration.

I note after checking on ExpertFlyer that the business cabin is already quite full with 33/42 seats already allocated to passengers. So 7 of the 9 unallocated seats are blocked by THAI, but which will open up during checkin.

At present you could probably only select 17K (window) or 22F (honeymoon seat).
15th of July 19, not 15 of September 18

I was a bit baffled that a flight this far out was this full.... Looking for the date in your screen shot explained.

On a side note, I can see you are a premium member of EF, I have been considering back and forth. Do you feel you get enough benefit from it?
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Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer
15th of July 19, not 15 of September 18

I was a bit baffled that a flight this far out was this full.... Looking for the date in your screen shot explained.

On a side note, I can see you are a premium member of EF, I have been considering back and forth. Do you feel you get enough benefit from it?
I will have to fix that, thanks.

Subscription has been well worth USD 10 a month = 3 coffees for me over quite a while. Especially for specific fare classes, but also the many alerts possible (seat frees up, aircraft type changes....).
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Thanks so much for your reply. Appreciate it!
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Aircraft surprise

Recently did a flight from DPS-BKK. This flight is not indicated in the wiki to receive 747s operating the route, but my flight did... so I was able to assign 2K on the lower cabin which is a first class suite for the short 4 hour flight. Regular J service but the suite was nice nonetheless.
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Originally Posted by transparent
Recently did a flight from DPS-BKK. This flight is not indicated in the wiki to receive 747s operating the route, but my flight did... so I was able to assign 2K on the lower cabin which is a first class suite for the short 4 hour flight. Regular J service but the suite was nice nonetheless.
I have an upcoming flight this month from ZRH to BKK. 747 occasionally replaces 77w and I have been automatically switched to a F seat.
much more space, more privacy and larger screen for the 10+ hours flight
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I have an upcoming flight (in 4 weeks) on TG431 and TG432 one week later on award in Business, both seem to be scheduled at the moment with a 747-400. Currently seated in 2e and 2f on both flights, does that mean it is a first class seat but with business serving?
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Yes it does.
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Originally Posted by freppa87
I have an upcoming flight (in 4 weeks) on TG431 and TG432 one week later on award in Business, both seem to be scheduled at the moment with a 747-400. Currently seated in 2e and 2f on both flights, does that mean it is a first class seat but with business serving?
like Thai-Kiwi confirmed, F seats but J serving and if you sit in 2e and f it means it is the non suite version
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I'm bit rusty on the TG aircraft configs and after checking TG website (booking engine), Flightradar24 / Flightaware and some other sources is it fair to say that normally the TG922 / 923 BKK-FRA-BKK flights are operated by 77Ws which have the fully flat seat in Business? I know, no guarantee with TG, but it seems they consistently try to put the fully flat product on those flights.

The reason I got confused was that in several places the aircraft is designated as 777-300 and that threw me off thinking it is the old 2-3-2 config angled flat seat (1st Gen) - brrrrr shiver . Thanks.
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Originally Posted by demue
I'm bit rusty on the TG aircraft configs and after checking TG website (booking engine), Flightradar24 / Flightaware and some other sources is it fair to say that normally the TG922 / 923 BKK-FRA-BKK flights are operated by 77Ws which have the fully flat seat in Business? I know, no guarantee with TG, but it seems they consistently try to put the fully flat product on those flights.

The reason I got confused was that in several places the aircraft is designated as 777-300 and that threw me off thinking it is the old 2-3-2 config angled flat seat (1st Gen) - brrrrr shiver . Thanks.
the old 777-300 with the angle flat seats can not fly to Europe as it is out of range!
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I I know, no guarantee with TG, but it seems they consistently try to put the fully flat product on those flights.

Thanks.
The only chance on the old angled seats will be if they substitute for a 747. The other long range aircraft (77W, A350, A380) are all full flat.
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