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Old Jun 13, 22, 2:30 pm
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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi View Post
TG is the Marketing Carrier and so is responsible for the ticket until the flights go to Load Control at the airport (usually within 24 hours of departure), at which point check-in and any disruptions are handled by the Operating Carrier. Usually Ö
In that case, my first question is still applicable - is there a Thai desk at LHR/ is it any good / what time is it open?
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Old Jun 13, 22, 5:22 pm
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Originally Posted by Stewie Mac View Post
In that case, my first question is still applicable - is there a Thai desk at LHR/ is it any good / what time is it open?
thanks
I'll leave that for others, so it's: dunno/dunno/dunno.

I have never departed the UK on TG as I refused to pay the UK government the exorbitant First/Business Class cabin surcharge (APD). Flew EasyJet or SAS UK to Europe and departed on TG from FRA or OSL.
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Old Jun 14, 22, 3:20 am
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Originally Posted by Stewie Mac View Post
In that case, my first question is still applicable - is there a Thai desk at LHR/ is it any good / what time is it open?
thanks
There is a Thai desk at LHR T2 but I am not certain they could help you. It opens about 08:30. Go in the main departures door to the right of the 'sculpture', turn left and keep walking towards the coffee shop at the end. The Thai desk will be on your left about halfway to the coffee shop,
Alternatively just call the London office, they have good people. They might, as might LHR, have to refer you to your original booking office or agent but will still be able to give some advice.
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Old Jun 16, 22, 10:00 am
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Hello! Flying BKK-SIN in July in J on 359 with P2 and currently have 14J and 15K. Is this the most ideal scenario for 2 people traveling together or would the middle seats be better? Is the choice essentially what we have if you value having a window seat vs an E/F row if you value actually sitting next to one another?
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Old Jun 16, 22, 12:25 pm
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The middle seats (E/F)are great for couples. The J &K option you mention would is not preferred, and if E/F pair is not available, then we would move to window-side single seats for privacy - especially if sleeping is desired. Your J & K selection would be a lower preference.

Priorty for a couple IMHO is any E/F, then separated A or K seats, and after that whatever minimises the aisle seating - probably going for mid-cabin.
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Old Jun 16, 22, 3:57 pm
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Originally Posted by rariya View Post
Hello! Flying BKK-SIN in July in J on 359 with P2 and currently have 14J and 15K. Is this the most ideal scenario for 2 people traveling together or would the middle seats be better? Is the choice essentially what we have if you value having a window seat vs an E/F row if you value actually sitting next to one another?
Iím completely opposite to Thai-Kiwi!

As a couple we both prefer window seats. Control of the shades, ability to look out the window. More sense of personal space and privacy. Thereís only so much interaction you can have as a couple when you have headphones on watching a movie, or sleeping. You can talk during the meal, but have to be mindful of other pax anyway. So itís not like thereís long conversations.
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Old Jun 16, 22, 8:43 pm
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LHR/MEL/Europe FF I'm with you if by myself - but if with Mrs TK then I fall into line! That could be either E/F, or A/K (esp for overnights).
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Old Jun 17, 22, 12:10 am
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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi View Post
LHR/MEL/Europe FF I'm with you if by myself - but if with Mrs TK then I fall into line! That could be either E/F, or A/K (esp for overnights).
Itís more about personal preference. But I guess more people will choose your option than LHR/MEL/Europe FF option as this is what I understand from the people posting on this issue at the moment (together vs windows-seat wins 3 to 1).
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Old Jun 17, 22, 6:22 am
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well...the E/F seats are also called "honeymoon seats" and that says it all...you are really very very close together...
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Old Jun 17, 22, 7:57 am
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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi View Post
LHR/MEL/Europe FF I'm with you if by myself - but if with Mrs TK then I fall into line! That could be either E/F, or A/K (esp for overnights).
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I’m completely opposite to Thai-Kiwi!

As a couple we both prefer window seats. Control of the shades, ability to look out the window. More sense of personal space and privacy. There’s only so much interaction you can have as a couple when you have headphones on watching a movie, or sleeping. You can talk during the meal, but have to be mindful of other pax anyway. So it’s not like there’s long conversations.
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It’s more about personal preference. But I guess more people will choose your option than LHR/MEL/Europe FF option as this is what I understand from the people posting on this issue at the moment (together vs windows-seat wins 3 to 1).
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well...the E/F seats are also called "honeymoon seats" and that says it all...you are really very very close together...

Ha! I love all the different opinions. We have 2 J legs with this config and I can't change one of them at this point (no seats open) so we're going to try it both ways! I'll report back with my preference
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Old Jun 17, 22, 6:00 pm
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Originally Posted by rariya View Post
Hello! Flying BKK-SIN in July in J on 359 with P2 and currently have 14J and 15K. Is this the most ideal scenario for 2 people traveling together or would the middle seats be better? Is the choice essentially what we have if you value having a window seat vs an E/F row if you value actually sitting next to one another?
Same dilemma for our upcoming flights (we have 4 long hauls on A359) and spouse and I have selected 12A and 15A on all of them. 14B /14J is very exposed to the aisle and not ideal especially on a long haul overnight. We both plan to sleep for the majority of the time and since we prefer privacy, extra storage/ space and views that made sense especially since we will be spending a lot of time together once we reach our destination. E/F although are isolated from the aisle in my opinion they are not as private since they are in the middle of the cabin - and not provide the little bit extra storage by the window. But again for 2 people traveling together maybe the priorities are different.
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Old Jun 23, 22, 2:53 am
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Originally Posted by HAF View Post
Same dilemma for our upcoming flights (we have 4 long hauls on A359) and spouse and I have selected 12A and 15A on all of them. 14B /14J is very exposed to the aisle and not ideal especially on a long haul overnight. We both plan to sleep for the majority of the time and since we prefer privacy, extra storage/ space and views that made sense especially since we will be spending a lot of time together once we reach our destination. E/F although are isolated from the aisle in my opinion they are not as private since they are in the middle of the cabin - and not provide the little bit extra storage by the window. But again for 2 people traveling together maybe the priorities are different.
the E/F middle seats provide the same privacy (for a couple) as the window seats (A/K)...
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