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Snap Report: Thai Airways TG 401 BKK-SIN ‘Royal Silk’ Business Class Review

Bangkok Suvrnabhumi International Airport (BKK) – Singapore Changi Airport (SIN)

STD: 19:40 PM ATD: 19:44  (GMT+7)
STA: 22:50 PM ATA: 11:02 PM (GMT+8)

Aircraft: HS-TJS Boeing 777-200ER (First delivered 10/29/2008)
Flight Date: February 3, 2017
Seat: 14E (switched to 16A)
Class of Service: Royal Silk Business Class
Seat Pitch: 61/70 inches
Seat Width: 20 inches
Meals: ‘Light Meal’ – express dinner service
In-Seat Outlets: Yes, universal power ports and USB links.
WiFi: No
IFE: Yes, Audio Video On Demand available from boarding to disembarkation.  

Introduction

So after being whisked through the arrivals concourse in a buggy and then escorted through security then finally led through to the new gate for my departing flight, I was able to board – thankfully. My bags weren’t so lucky but the ground staff assured me that they’d try their best but to look for a TG agent on arrival in Singapore to double check with. This didn’t sound promising to me but hey, I got on the flight and that’s what mattered!

The Flight

Was welcomed on board as per usual and dispensed the usual pre departure niceties – champagne, menu and hot towel.
Boarded and ready to go!

Thai Airways TG 401 BKK-SIN

The menu for tonight’s short 1:45 hours hop down to Singapore. Options for dinner have changed from the last cycle, with the new options being – at least to my eye – much more appealing.

Thai Airways TG 401 BKK-SIN

Any guesses on my choice of drink? Or any opinions on my hat?

Thai Airways TG 401 BKK-SIN

Roasted smoked duck stuffed with asparagus, scallops in lemongrass and marinated prawns to start.

Thai Airways TG 401 BKK-SIN
Went with the shrimp stuffed Thai style omelette accompanied with fried rice. It was excellent – one of the better inflight meals I’ve had on this sector. And nothing more needs to be said about my favourite garlic bread in the sky.

Thai Airways TG 401 BKK-SIN

Finished off with the amazing – either on air or ground – Tiramisu. Light but creamy – just the right amount of weight.

Thai Airways TG 401 BKK-SIN

Went perfectly with my other go to on Thai flights – cognac.

Meal service over, relaxed for the rest of the flight, lounging and watching some films. I have to say it was a good one.

Thai Airways TG 401 BKK-SIN

Thus ends a rather typical and efficient hop down to Singapore. The crew was especially charming, executing the service with speed but warmth. I maintain that Thai are better at this than Singapore Airlines, especially on this sector where on SQ everything is pre-plated and served at once. Furthermore, Thai does multiple drink cart runs which is much better than the ‘a-la carte’ drinks service (read: service cuts) on SQ where the crew take a post take off drink order as you board and that’s essentially what you get, unless you proactively ask for more. Overall, TG remains my airline of choice on this route with their consistently excellent service.

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