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Qazzaq Oct 10, 18 10:06 pm

Cannot book 1st Class
 
I am trying to book a one way flight with Thai Airways from SGN to L:HR but cannot find any 1st Class online. I try iflya380.com which shows a 1st Class option but when I get sent to the Thai Airways webpage to complete the booking it only shows business class. Why does one show 1st but the other only business? How can I book 1st Class online?

Regards

Disardo

Unterwegs Oct 10, 18 11:32 pm

What day?

Main Wheel Oct 11, 18 12:39 am

In my experience on their website if the cabin you are looking for is sold out it will not be visible during the online booking experience. Perhaps this is the case.
Try looking the day either side and see if 1st shows up.

BinSabai Oct 11, 18 2:12 am

BKK LHR does not get A380 all year round...like FRA some seasonal stop of A380...

Disardo Oct 11, 18 2:37 am

Hi

I have tried diffrent dates but none will show 1st Class on the Thai Airways webpage.

Date of travel would be 17th November 2018 - not that it is important to this question.

Regards

Disardo

Unterwegs Oct 11, 18 3:52 am

I could find the flight on the Thai website:

Disardo Oct 11, 18 4:53 am

Hi Unterwegs

Not sure where you found it but all I can find is ROYAL SILK PLUS which is Business Class.

AND I am talking about the Official Thai Airways site - thaiairways.com

Disardo

Beltway2A Oct 11, 18 6:13 am

The A380 in F shows up by itself. Weirdly, the F availability on EF varies based on which SGN-BKK segment you pick up, it's either F4A4P1 (with TG551) or F4A3P0 (with TG557). The TG website has trouble pricing the itinerary as a mixed class booking, but Orbitz manages to get it done.

https://www.orbitz.com/Flights-Searc...01&eapid=69983

KenJohn Oct 17, 18 7:38 am

With just 12 seats and one A380 flight a day, the BKK-LHR is regularly sold out in First Class 9-12 months in advance. It is also very pricey. Consider BKK-FRA/MUC/CDG and connect to LHR if you want to fly TG F. LHR, FRA and CDG.

For an additional fee, FRA offers a VIP transfer service where you are met at arrival flight, transfer by car over the tarmac to the VIP lounge where there is a private immigration, customs and security counters where there is unlikely to be any wait/queue. It is all very painless and gives a true First Class/VIP service. It is not expensive either compared with LHR or AMS for the equivalent service.

BinSabai Oct 17, 18 8:48 am


Originally Posted by KenJohn (Post 30324318)
For an additional fee, FRA offers a VIP transfer service where you are met at arrival flight, transfer by car over the tarmac to the VIP lounge where there is a private immigration, customs and security counters where there is unlikely to be any wait/queue. It is all very painless and gives a true First Class/VIP service. It is not expensive either compared with LHR or AMS for the equivalent service.

what are the Costs?
if you fly TG F you are escorted anyway in FRA, there are automatic doors at Immigration (with according passport) so no queue at all and despite Mainstream opinion, walks are not so far thanks to shortcuts between terminals and on a connecting outbound (Schengen to Non Schengen) you do not even need to pass security

KenJohn Oct 23, 18 2:21 am


Originally Posted by BinSabai (Post 30324503)
what are the Costs?
if you fly TG F you are escorted anyway in FRA, there are automatic doors at Immigration (with according passport) so no queue at all and despite Mainstream opinion, walks are not so far thanks to shortcuts between terminals and on a connecting outbound (Schengen to Non Schengen) you do not even need to pass security

Frankfurt Airport VIP-Services
The service is open to all passengers in any class of travel.

BinSabai Oct 23, 18 4:07 am


Originally Posted by KenJohn (Post 30345609)
Frankfurt Airport VIP-Services
The service is open to all passengers in any class of travel.

thanks!
so prices start at 330 Euro
- for the Limousine on the Tarmac instead of walking through the terminal
- private immigration/security instead of the automatic doors at immigration and "normal" security fast track

CPH-Flyer Oct 23, 18 8:03 am


Originally Posted by BinSabai (Post 30345776)
thanks!
so prices start at 330 Euro
- for the Limousine on the Tarmac instead of walking through the terminal
- private immigration/security instead of the automatic doors at immigration and "normal" security fast track

It is a pretty steep price.

But if you are connecting from A to B your walk can be pretty long if you are in the far end of the A gates Automated gates are basically only for EU, EEA, and Switzerland. From other countries, there may be a significant line at the immigrantion desks.

Is it worth it? Very individual evaluation. For me no.
Could it be fun to do? Yes, but I have had it with Lufthansa so I think I got my kick already. But I can see why someone would maybe want to splurge on it.

BinSabai Oct 23, 18 8:48 am


Originally Posted by CPH-Flyer (Post 30346297)
It is a pretty steep price.

But if you are connecting from A to B your walk can be pretty long if you are in the far end of the A gates Automated gates are basically only for EU, EEA, and Switzerland. From other countries, there may be a significant line at the immigrantion desks.

Is it worth it? Very individual evaluation. For me no.
Could it be fun to do? Yes, but I have had it with Lufthansa so I think I got my kick already. But I can see why someone would maybe want to splurge on it.

sure why not if money is not a problem or your company is generous on your spending
From A to B there is actually a shortcut (tunnel) that makes distances quite reasonable and if you transit from Schengen to Non Schengen, you do not even need to pass security and at the immigration past the shortcut/tunnel there is never a queue. In less then 10 minutes from the arriving plane to the maple leaf or senator lounge in B
and I also like to walk a bit between the flights as i do a minimum of 10'000 steps per day so i would not buy this service

CPH-Flyer Oct 23, 18 5:47 pm


Originally Posted by BinSabai (Post 30346434)
sure why not if money is not a problem or your company is generous on your spending
From A to B there is actually a shortcut (tunnel) that makes distances quite reasonable and if you transit from Schengen to Non Schengen, you do not even need to pass security and at the immigration past the shortcut/tunnel there is never a queue. In less then 10 minutes from the arriving plane to the maple leaf or senator lounge in B
and I also like to walk a bit between the flights as i do a minimum of 10'000 steps per day so i would not buy this service

I would not spend it, especially not in Frankfurt. But I can understand why people do. If you can get the service for 330 Euro it is equivalent to a return flight in Europe, it could be worse if you look at that way.
I could think of airports where I would be more tempted if I could by pass immigration lines at this price level.

The A section of Frankfurt is hit or miss, if you come in to A69 or A42, there is a 5 to 10 minutes walk before you even hit the tunnel. Have you byvthe way noticed that after they redid the elevators at the B end of the tunnel, people don't seem to know whether the elevator have been called or not, and stand there waiting for no reason. The design of the button kind looks like it has been called....


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