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Thai Airways

Thai Airways

An overview of Thai Airways (TG)

Thai Airways is Thailand’s national airline and operates from Suvarnabhumi Airport. Thai Airways has several flights operating between Los Angeles, New York and Bangkok etc. The airline has also been the recipient of the award for ‘World’s Best Cabin Staff’ as well as ‘Best Airline in the World’ by SkyTrax in 2006. The original name for Thai Airways was Thai Airways International and it was established as a venture between SAS and Thai Airways Company. The company’s first flight took place on the 1st of May 1960. Then, in 1977, the Thailand government purchased all the SAS stakes. Eleven years later, on the 1st of April 1988, the two parties that made up the venture merged to form Thai Airways International.

It was the procurement of the Airbus A340-500 that brought a new image to the airline company. On the 1st of May 1995, the new aircraft was used to operate a continual flight service between New York and Bangkok. The route started at New York and navigated through Bergen, South Moscow, Stockholm, Kabul, Baltic States, Delhi and then to Bangkok. A continuous service of flights from Los Angeles to Bangkok followed on the 2nd of December 2005. The three Thai Airways flights that are operating on a weekly basis between Bangkok and Johannesburg were launched in October 2006.

Thai Airways has a frequent flyer programme called Royal Orchid Plus. This is touted to be one of the quickest growing frequent flyer programmes in the world. The number of qualifying miles points earned, determines the status of a passenger’s membership on the Royal Orchid Plus frequent flyer programme. There are several status levels such as Member, Silver and Gold. Each status has its own unique benefits and privileges. Qualifying Miles refer to the total number of miles flown, added to the service miles earned on flights operated either by Thai Airways or by members of the Star Alliance.

Baggage Allowance in Thai Airways

Thai Air follow 2 different concept for baggage. As detailed below
In First Concept

For travel outside Canada and the U.S.A, the following regulations are:
- Royal First Class : 40 kg (88 lbs.); Royal Silk Class : 30 kg (66 lbs.);

       Premium Economy     and Economy Class passengers : 20 kg (44lbs.).
- Royal Orchid Plus Gold Card Members are entitled to check an additional 20 kg (44 lbs)
- Royal Orchid Plus Silver Card Members can check an additional 10 kg (22 lbs.

● Child (2-12 years) occupying a seat is entitled to the same free baggage as an adult    passengers.
● Infant (not occupying seat) are allowed 10 kg (22 lbs.) excluding one fully-collapsible child stroller, pushchair, or infant carrying basket.

In Second Concept

For travel to/from Canada and the U.S.A., the following regulations apply two pieces of check baggage.
- The sum of the three dimensions (length+height+width) for each piece cannot exceed 158 cm.(62 inches).
- The maximum weight per piece is 32 kg (70 lbs.) for Royal First and Royal Silk Class and 23 kg (50 lbs.) per piece for Premium Economy and Economy Class.
● Child (2-12 years) occupying a seat is entitled to the same free baggage as an adult passengers.
● Infant (not occupying seat) is entitled to one piece of checked baggage, the sum of whose three dimensions does not exceed 115 cm.(45 inches) at maximum weight of 23 kg Plus one fully-collapsible child stroller or pushchair or infant-carrying basket
Note: Frequent Flyer Gold Members are permitted to one extra piece in any class of services

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Thai Airways has direct flights operating from New Delhi in India every day in week, on a regular basis. The airline operates from the Indra Gandhi International airport in New Delhi, which is its primary hub in India. Thai Airways flies to 71 destinations in 34 countries with a huge fleet of 99 aircrafts. Some of the important destinations covered by Thai Airways are: Johannesburg, Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Seoul, Taiwan, Dhaka , Bangalore, Chennai, Cochin, Delhi, Gaya, Hyderabad, Kolkata (Thai Airways City Office, AJC Bose Road, Kolkata, India), Mumbai, Varanasi, Kathmandu, Islamabad, Colombo, Kuala Lumpur, Singapore, Phuket, Muscat, Copenhagen, Paris , Frankfurt, Athens, Milan, Rome, Oslo, Moscow, Madrid, Stockholm, Zurich, London, Los Angeles, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney, just to name a few.

Thai Airways is a member of the Star Alliance. Star Alliance consists of many partners, which include airlines like Lufthansa, Air Canada, Air China, Air New Zealand, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian airlines, BMI, LOT Polish Airlines, Shanghai airlines, Singapore airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, Tap Portugal, Swiss International Airlines, Thai Airways, Turkish Airlines, United airways, U.S. Airways, and more. Some of the Star Alliance partners, such as Singapore Airlines, Swiss Air, Lufthansa and Jet Airways all have regular, direct flights operating to and from India.

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