Spotting Photos BKK - HKT

A week ago (sorry they’re so late!) I went on a flight from Bangkok to Phuket on a Thai Airways A330-300. Here are some photos I took:
###At the gate:
Thai A330-300 (HS-TBA)

Thai A330-300

Thai A330s

Thai A330-300, Bangkok Air A320 (special livery), Thai Smile A320, Bangkok A319, Thai Smile A320, Bangkok Air A319

Thai Smile A320

Thai A320
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Bangkok Air A319
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Bangkok Air A319
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###On the plane:
Thai A330-300 Cabin

Takeoff

Almost at Cruise

Starting Descent

Final

ATC Tower

Terminal

###Taxiing to Gate:
Canadair Challenger 604 (thanks @Aircraft19)

Azur Air 757-200, Thai Lion Air 737-800 (thanks @SingaporeAirlines), Sichuan Airlines A321 (thanks @jdag2004 and @Kyle.Plane)
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Thai A330-300
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Silk Air 737-800, Malaysia 737-800
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Silk Air 737-800

AirAsia A320, VietJet Thailand A320, Bangkok Air A320, Thai AirAsia A320

Bangkok Air A320

Thai AirAsia A320

VietJet Thailand A320

Thai AirAsia A320
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Azur Air B757-200
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Tigerair A320
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Thai AirAsia A320

###From the terminal
Thai A330-300

Also, check out the photos I took on my previous flight:

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Thai A330, Thai A330, Thai A330, Thai A330, Thai A330, oh is that a Thai 747 - nope never mind - it’s a Thai A330 😂😂😂

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Yeah pretty much! But there are heaps more airlines based out of Thailand.

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Thai Airways’ A330 is a common plane in Most Major Thailand Airports. As these A330s are serving many regional routes from Dubai until Denpasar. It’s like explaining why Singapore Airlines A330 is a common plane in Changi 😊


I believe one of the planes on the tarmac with Azur Air is a Thai Lion Air 737-800

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Yes, I found it a little weird Thai was using the A330-300 on a 1.5 hour flight. The plane was full, and they still have 4 or so flights on this route a day! Thanks for helping me identify the livery, I’ll edit my post.

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Great photos! but you should’ve flown Qantas on the A330

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Since when did Qantas fly domestic in Thailand? I would have liked to fly Jetstar direct to Sydney but it was cheaper with Thai via Bangkok.

They operate the A350 to Dubai now instead of the A330.

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Nice photos! If you get the chance, if suggest going to the beach at the end of the runway (not sure of the name). It’s basically Saint Maarten in Asia! Unfortunately I didn’t take the opportunity when I was in Phuket but you should definetly go. Read some articles about planespotting there, I think the police are wary of plane spotters but I’m not sure.

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I think it’s pretty awesome if I see it from here


The beach is Mai Koa Beach 😊

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Shame about the slight blur (is it haze?) as these are really nice pics and would be even better w/o the blur

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I believe it is not a haze. I think the window wasn’t clear enough at the time he took photos from Inside the plane 😊

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Very nice pictures mate. How long was the flight?

Yes, for some I zoomed in too much or the window wasn’t clean but it was very smoggy in Bangkok.

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Yeah, I wanted to go down there! I was a bit unsure if there was a beach behind the fence and I didn’t want to be late for my flight. Plus planes were arriving the other direction and departing towards the beach that day. It looks so awesome.

It’s very interesting they have a lifeguard service down there. I never saw anyone down there. And wow Thai operated the 747 from BKK to HKT! And the 777?

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It was almost 1.5 hours. Almost 9 hours back to Sydney.

TG deploys their 747 and 777 on BKK-HKT as the route is pretty popular among both Local and foreign tourists. So it’s not rare to see them deploy it on that route 😊

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Both times on that flight I was on an A333 😒

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So, can anyone identify this aircraft?

Or the A321 livery?

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It’s a Sichuan Airlines A321. Unsure though.

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