747 operating as two class

Old Jun 3, 19, 5:26 am
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747 operating as two class

Hi folks,

Quick question....

I'm flying BKK-DPS on a 747. They sell the route as J/Y only although of course the aircraft has an F cabin as well.

I've booked a business class seat on the upper deck and hold no elite status with Star/TG.

The F cabin is blocked off but i've noticed the J cabin is filling up by looking at the seat map.

Is it worth keeping a look out to see if TG opens up the F seats or do they tend to only release these seats to TG elites?

Many thanks.
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Old Jun 3, 19, 6:01 am
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There we reports that Thai had stopped opening the F cabin on flights where it's not sold following the Switzerland incident
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Old Jun 3, 19, 11:20 am
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Pardon my lack of awareness. What Switzerland incident?
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Old Jun 3, 19, 11:43 am
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Originally Posted by anaidross View Post
Pardon my lack of awareness. What Switzerland incident?
This article details it pretty well.

1st-Class Drama: Thai Airways Sides With Passengers Over Pilots
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Old Jun 3, 19, 8:38 pm
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Thai opened up F cabin when I travelled to Sapporo earlier this year. F cabin was full with my wife and myself given seats in F, J was also full although 2 seats were for the crew.

There is more than one thread which will give you answers to your question and based on these and my experience as P and G, I would doubt if you have much chance to sit in the F cabin. Others may have a different opinion
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Youíll need to be a Thai ROP elite or Thai VVIP to get the F cabin. You might be lucky, but donít count on it!
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Old Jun 4, 19, 2:48 am
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I often fly the BKK-BOM flight, which is a 747 sold as two-class.
Once asked at check-in for a F class seat, was told it's full.
Another time, asked at check-in and was immediately allocated F class window seat at check-in.
Last week, asked at check-in, told it's full (asked if it's occupied or blocked, and told in a very snappy and surly manner "IT'S FULL!"), but "upgraded" at gate to 2E (which despite being a lone seat in the middle of the cabin, is surprisingly private.
YMMV, but as everything else with THAI, it's consistently inconsistent.
I'm SQ*G, if that helps.
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Old Jun 4, 19, 4:02 am
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Thanks for all the replies. I guess i'll ask at check in.....what's the worst that can happen? I get a snappy 'no'! and keep my upper deck J seat. I can cope with that :-)
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keep asking, be persistent, ask at every thai transfer desk and lounge you can find
(that's what i did last week... hehe..)
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Flying OSL - BKK - HKT tomorrow, on "I" . Couldn't choose seating in advance for the BKK - HKT flight. When checking in for the OSL - BKK we were already asigned in 1k and 2k on the 744 from BKK to HKT.
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Old Jun 17, 19, 10:20 pm
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Originally Posted by magnus.ant View Post
Flying OSL - BKK - HKT tomorrow, on "I" . Couldn't choose seating in advance for the BKK - HKT flight. When checking in for the OSL - BKK we were already asigned in 1k and 2k on the 744 from BKK to HKT.
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Nice. You wouldn’t have been able to select seats for the domestic sector in any case , so you have been well treated

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Old Jul 14, 19, 4:08 pm
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This part of the cabin was nearly full though, one seat free. Mostly thai elderly business-men, talking too loudly for the whole flight (I was tired after the hop from europe)
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Old Jul 21, 19, 2:47 am
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Please note that from 22 July TG will start selling access to the F seats when the 744 is used in 2 class service.

You can read all about it here: https://www.thaiairways.com/en_TH/of...ed_seats.page?
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