BA v Thai v Emirates in economy

Old Jun 23, 17, 12:59 am
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Originally Posted by RTWFF View Post
Who did they pay for that?
The company that installed Y seats with 34" seat pitch all those years ago
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Old Jun 23, 17, 1:11 am
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Originally Posted by andyptrav View Post
Agreed you will pay about 225 extra for Q class but you get to sit in the front section of economy and upstairs on the A380. You can also change dates for a fee, W out date is fixed. No idea about K.
7 x 225 gets you your free (except taxes) return in F which seems pretty good value to me. But K class looks pretty good too, 9 (and a bit) x 59 is even better.
That's not the case with seating allocation we get seated at the front of the aircraft row 33/34 on the A380 W class booking.
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Old Jun 24, 17, 6:02 pm
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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi View Post
The company that installed Y seats with 34" seat pitch all those years ago
On the Dreamliner?
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Old Jun 25, 17, 3:32 am
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Originally Posted by RTWFF View Post
On the Dreamliner?
Well most of TG's long haul fleet (less the 787 awhere I don't know) have a decent 34" in economy seats on the 747/772/772. I assume those who voted must have thought the decent seat piych was a positive factor.

It'd be good to see the detailed data, if there is any...
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Old Aug 8, 17, 11:12 pm
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Originally Posted by andyptrav View Post
I have been doing LHR -BKK - HKT return 8+ times a year for 7 years and I can assure you Thai is way way ahead. The personal service from the London office is exemplary. You will achieve gold status very quickly and 8 flights a year will give you two free return upgrades every two years but the icing on the cake is you will get one free first class return every year and miles to spare. BA and Emirates won't come anywhere near this.
Emirates is a non starter, the stop in Dubai is a killer.
Fly LHR - BKK TG917 and BKK - LHR TG910 and sleep 7 hours of the flight. No jet lag. When gold you will generally get a good seat and if you ask politely when boarding the purser will find you 3 or 4 seats if available.
Flights with full miles do cost more but well worth the returns.
Fully agree with the above including the comments about the London office. I don't know about the free first class return every year (I guess based on calculating the miles earned combined with birthday award?), but in any event TG is streets ahead of BA, especially when you achieve Gold. I've also found that if the crew see you working on your laptop during the flight they'll take extra care to make sure you're looked after. Having said all of this I only get to see the full capabilities of TG more consistently on their longhaul BKK-LHR flight, the intra-Asia flights tend to be more hit and miss.
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Old Aug 9, 17, 7:48 am
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Originally Posted by dinbangkok View Post
Fully agree with the above including the comments about the London office. I don't know about the free first class return every year (I guess based on calculating the miles earned combined with birthday award?), but in any event TG is streets ahead of BA, especially when you achieve Gold. I've also found that if the crew see you working on your laptop during the flight they'll take extra care to make sure you're looked after. Having said all of this I only get to see the full capabilities of TG more consistently on their longhaul BKK-LHR flight, the intra-Asia flights tend to be more hit and miss.
I also concur. BKK-AKL and BKK-OSL recently have been excellent in J, however the medium/short haul flights ICN-BKK (usually ok) or ICN-(TPE/HKG)-BKK or BKK-SIN have been much more variable.
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