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Always check that your ROP # appears on your boarding pass

Always check that your ROP # appears on your boarding pass

Old Aug 7, 17, 11:34 am
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Always check that your ROP # appears on your boarding pass

When I travel Y on TG I must say that I do appreciate the little touches that come with ROP Gold. Today, travelling on a Y award ticket which I had left over from a while back, I failed to check whether my ROP details were printed on my boarding pass. Lo and behold I had to present my Gold card to enter the lounge and of course my status wasn't indicated on the flight manifest. Hence all the small touches which make the rigmarole of flying Y slightly more enjoyable were missed. I wonder whether this was a consequence of flying on a non-earning award ticket, in which case this strikes me as a particularly stupid practice when one would have thought that an award ticket is the perfect opportunity for TG to remind you about why it's worth sticking with them.
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Old Aug 8, 17, 2:04 am
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Sorry you learned the hard way. That's the reason why I always carry my physical ROP Gold card (and other FFP cards) when I travel.
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Old Aug 8, 17, 7:08 am
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Was this on a TG award ticket or from another carrier?

I noted over the weekend that my son's award ticket 'purchased' from my wife's account had her ROP number on the booking, but this was easy changed to his ROP number using the MMB. They both have ROP Silver status, but it just looked wrong!
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Old Aug 8, 17, 10:33 pm
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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi View Post
Was this on a TG award ticket or from another carrier?

I noted over the weekend that my son's award ticket 'purchased' from my wife's account had her ROP number on the booking, but this was easy changed to his ROP number using the MMB. They both have ROP Silver status, but it just looked wrong!
It was on an award ticket... The curious thing is that after having queried this in BKK in the lounge before my second flight to LHR (thankfully I had my physical card on me), they told me that it should appear on their flight manifest anyway. Lo and behold on my second flight to LHR I got the usual attention to detail - blocked seat next to me on an almost full flight remained blocked, early meal choice and serving etc... etc... Perhaps my earlier experience CGK-BKK had nothing to do with a missing ROP number, but the glorious inconsistencies I'd forgotten about where for a reason only known to them, only the crew serving the port side of the cabin decided to roll out the full *G service. I guess it wouldn't be a first for TG
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Old Aug 9, 17, 7:41 am
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Originally Posted by dinbangkok View Post
it was on an award ticket... The curious thing is that after having queried this in bkk in the lounge before my second flight to lhr (thankfully i had my physical card on me), they told me that it should appear on their flight manifest anyway. Lo and behold on my second flight to lhr i got the usual attention to detail - blocked seat next to me on an almost full flight remained blocked, early meal choice and serving etc... Etc... Perhaps my earlier experience cgk-bkk had nothing to do with a missing rop number, but the glorious inconsistencies i'd forgotten about where for a reason only known to them, only the crew serving the port side of the cabin decided to roll out the full *g service. i guess it wouldn't be a first for tg :d
ยินดีต้อนรับแบบไทยๆ !!
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Old Aug 10, 17, 1:10 am
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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi View Post
ยินดีต้อนรับแบบไทยๆ !!
sorry but I consider this more as the typical arrogant and snotty Farang-Attitude!
Many other Airlines give a .... about gold and do not provide any additional service or care
TG Crews try to provide but not all can make it obvious on all flights and then they are blamed for "typical Thai inconsistency"

I rather prefer the Thai inconsistency over the total ignorance of other Airlines!
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Old Aug 10, 17, 5:31 am
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Originally Posted by BinSabai View Post
sorry but I consider this more as the typical arrogant and snotty Farang-Attitude!
Many other Airlines give a .... about gold and do not provide any additional service or care
TG Crews try to provide but not all can make it obvious on all flights and then they are blamed for "typical Thai inconsistency"

I rather prefer the Thai inconsistency over the total ignorance of other Airlines!
Did you mean '...arrogant and snotty Farang airline Attitude' ?

Otherwise I sincerely apologise if you feel my comment was in poor taste - I intended a somewhat in-house (culturally) remark to those who have lived in Thailand for a bit and have experienced the highs and lows of life there.

Rough translation I hoped was 'welcome to (the) Thai style', with a slightly negative or self-deprecating tenor/humour. My Thai family and friends certainly have expressed this sentiment of Thai 'complexity' to me over the past 30+ years.... They, more than I ever will, experience this themselves.

Probably a poor metaphor, but I consider (say) SQ to be rather like a tube of Pringles, with each crisp boringly predicatable in consistency; whereas TG is more like a bag of [insert brand] crisps where each crisp is different and some are small or broken, but sometimes some are perfect.

Enough rambling....

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Old Aug 10, 17, 6:58 am
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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi View Post
Did you mean '...arrogant and snotty Farang airline Attitude' ?

Otherwise I sincerely apologise if you feel my comment was in poor taste - I intended a somewhat in-house (culturally) remark to those who have lived in Thailand for a bit and have experienced the highs and lows of life there.

Rough translation I hoped was 'welcome to (the) Thai style', with a slightly negative or self-deprecating tenor/humour. My Thai family and friends certainly have expressed this sentiment of Thai 'complexity' to me over the past 30+ years.... They, more than I ever will, experience this themselves.

Probably a poor metaphor, but I consider (say) SQ to be rather like a tube of Pringles, with each crisp boringly predicatable in consistency; whereas TG is more like a bag of [insert brand] crisps where each crisp is different and some are small or broken, but sometimes some are perfect.

Enough rambling....
Thanks for your Explanation, I can read Thai
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Old Aug 10, 17, 10:23 am
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Originally Posted by Thai-Kiwi View Post
Did you mean '...arrogant and snotty Farang airline Attitude' ?

Otherwise I sincerely apologise if you feel my comment was in poor taste - I intended a somewhat in-house (culturally) remark to those who have lived in Thailand for a bit and have experienced the highs and lows of life there.

Rough translation I hoped was 'welcome to (the) Thai style', with a slightly negative or self-deprecating tenor/humour. My Thai family and friends certainly have expressed this sentiment of Thai 'complexity' to me over the past 30+ years.... They, more than I ever will, experience this themselves.

Probably a poor metaphor, but I consider (say) SQ to be rather like a tube of Pringles, with each crisp boringly predicatable in consistency; whereas TG is more like a bag of [insert brand] crisps where each crisp is different and some are small or broken, but sometimes some are perfect.

Enough rambling....
Anyone who has lived here long enough , knows that the Thai Hisos live in a completely delusional world , where Thainess is more often than not a ........ excuse for not having to deal with a reality that would hurt them big time .
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