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Thai Airways to ban Hoverboards from 21 December 2015

Thai Airways to ban Hoverboards from 21 December 2015

One of the hottest gifts for Christmas this year are the hoverboards, sometimes known as balance boards. When I was in MBK the other day, there were several shops selling these self-balancing vehicles and they were all allowing people to test them out. But, what these tourists probably didn’t know was that many airlines now ban them. This is because the lithium batteries are unstable and can cause fires. From today, 19th December, Malaysia Airlines will ban hoverboards onboard even if they…

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Experience THAI’s simulators at 5,500 Baht on 2 May only

Experience THAI’s simulators at 5,500 Baht on 2 May only

Thai Airways International (THAI) is organising the “Warming Your Hearts Under the Wings of THAI” event to mark THAI’s 55th anniversary, whereby a total of 55 groups of flying enthusiasts will get an opportunity to fly in the Company’s flight simulators on 2nd May 2015, for one day only, at a promotional price of 5,500 Baht. Squadron Leader Sathaporn Charoensiri, THAI Executive Vice President, Operations Department, said the Company is offering an opportunity for flying enthusiasts to experience THAI’s simulators,…

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How to Charge Your Phone on THAI Airways Flights

How to Charge Your Phone on THAI Airways Flights

This morning I’m flying THAI Airways down to Phuket to take pictures of the Hungry Ghost Festival. When you fly economy you don’t expect many benefits. So I was surprised to find plug sockets under every seat. There is even a USB socket. This allows you to charge your smartphone or laptop during the flight. Very handy for people like myself who rely on electronic equipment. FollowFacebook

Free WiFi Coming to Nok Air flights in Thailand

Free WiFi Coming to Nok Air flights in Thailand

Some good news for people who like to fly Thailand’s budget domestic airline Nok Airline. Their CEO @patee122 tweeted tonight that WiFi is coming to Nok Air flights. That itself is not that new as Thai Airways already have internet connection onboard. But, what makes this a bit more exciting is that Patee Sarasin promises that it will be FREE for all passengers. I look forward to testing this out on my next flight with Nok Air. FollowFacebook

Thai Airways try to “cover-up” incident at Suvarnabhumi Airport

Thai Airways try to “cover-up” incident at Suvarnabhumi Airport

Late last night, an Airbus A330-300 belonging to Thai Airways skidded off the runway at Suvarnabhumi Airport. This is the statement from Dr Sorajak Kasemsuvan, the THAI president: After touchdown at Suvarnabhumi Airport, the landing gear malfunctioned and caused the aircraft to skid off the runway. Sparks were noticed from the vicinity of the right landing gear near the engine. The captain took control of the aircraft until it came to a complete stop and passengers were evacuated from the…

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British Airways offers free double baggage allowance to Thai students

British Airways offers free double baggage allowance to Thai students

Due to popular demand, British Airways is extending its special baggage allowance offer for Thai students studying in the United Kingdom. Under this offer, students who purchase a special British Airways student fare to the UK are entitled to check-in an additional bag (maximum of 23 kg) free of charge. This makes each customer’s free baggage allowance 46 kg in total. Launched two years ago, the promotion is again expected to be well received. The UK was overwhelmingly, the most…

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Confusion over Nok Airlines Policy for Bicycles

Confusion over Nok Airlines Policy for Bicycles

A couple of weeks ago, I blogged a conversation I had with @Patee122, the CEO for Nok Airlines (see Nok Air to Allow Bicycles to Fly for Free). He basically said that in the interest of eco tourism, that starting from 1st November 2012, his airline would waive the 200 Baht handling fee for taking bicycles on Nok Air. He also said that there would be no need to box the bicycle though the tyres would need to be deflated….

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Nok Air to Allow Bicycles to Fly for Free

Nok Air to Allow Bicycles to Fly for Free

This afternoon I sent @Patee122, the CEO for Nok Airlines a question about taking bicycles on his airline. They have recently started a new promotion of only 1,090 Baht to Phitsanulok, Udon Thani and Ubon Ratchathani. So I was toying with the idea of taking my bicycle on the plane for a day trip to one of these destinations. So, I tweeted to @Patee122 asking him if it was free to do this. He replied that there were 200 Baht handling charges….

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Flying Bangkok to Pattaya by Solar Air

Flying Bangkok to Pattaya by Solar Air

This morning I was able to hitch a lift on a Solar Air flight from Don Mueang to U-Tapao. The occasion was for a press conference to announce the start of flights from Bangkok to Pattaya. They will also be flying from Pattaya to Siem Riep and Pattaya to Chumphon with boat transfer to Koh Tao and Samui. We flew on a 19-seater Dornier 228 plane. There were only the four of us for this flight. The plane was so…

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Nok Air Looking for Cabin Attendants with No Braces

Nok Air Looking for Cabin Attendants with No Braces

Thailand’s low cost  airline Nok Air is recruiting at the moment for cabin attendants. If you don’t wear braces then you might be in for a chance. Your weight must also be proportional to your height (their way of saying you cannot be fat). To prove it you must send details of your weight and height and a full length photo of you in casual dress. Applications are open until 31 October. More information from nokaircarreers@nokair.com. RT @Nokairlines: สำหรับผู้ที่สนใจร่วมงานกับนกแอร์ในตำแหน่ง CABIN ATTENDANT เราเปิดรับสมัครอีกรอบนะคะ…

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THAI Airbus A380-800 takes off on its first flight to Hong Kong

THAI Airbus A380-800 takes off on its first flight to Hong Kong

The first of Thai Airways International’s Airbus A380-800 jetliners inaugurated the first commercial services on Saturday with a flight to Hong Kong. Chokchai Panyayong, THAI Executive Vice President for Strategy and Business Development Department, said that seats for Airbus A380-800 flight to Hong Kong in October were around 75-80 percent booked while flight to Singapore were around 60-65 percent reserved. The above picture was tweeted by @jpana1 who found himself on the first flight. FollowFacebook