Thai Airways Business Class:: Royal Silk Review Flight
Flight Date: 2016/05/03
Class of Service: Business ©
Route: Seoul Incheon, South Korea (ICN) to Taipei Taoyuan, Taiwan (TPE)
Flight No: TG 635
Aircraft: Airbus A330-343
Because my midterms ended at 12:00 PM, Thai Airways was my only option since it took 2 hours from my city to Incheon Intl Airport. I do not remember the exact price of the ticket, but I think it was pretty cheap considering it was Business Class.
Thai airways branded their business class product as ‘Royal Silk’ as other airlines such as Korean Air designates it as ‘Prestige Class’
Dedicated check-in counter for business class and star alliance gold members
Thai airways branded their business class product as ‘Royal Silk’ as other airlines such as Korean Air designates it as ‘Prestige Class’ Since Thai Airways is a member of star alliance, I was able to enter the Asiana Airlines Star Alliance lounge. Personally, I prefer the martina lounge at Incheon than this one, (becuase the food is more delicious there :) ) But I think that this was ok.
The aircraft I’m flying! Airbus A330-343, HS-TBD
Boarding gate, where you get super excited, especially you’re in business or first class.
Here we go!
The seat. This type of seat is called ‘Angled Lie-Flat’ where the seat goes ‘kind of’ flat but it is either not completely flat, or it is flat but is not correctly aligned to the floor. This type of seat is not a very good choice for long-range flights because you may slide down while sleeping (though it is better than economy), this flight was 2.5 hours so I found it very comfortable.
AVOD. Actually it has a very large screen
Welcome drinks were served. Orange juice for me :-)
Noise-cancelling headphones were provided
The seat controller. Pushing the M button will activate the massage function but I found that wasn’t that good.
Since the screen is actually far from the seat, AVOD controllers are pretty useful
Plenty of legroom!
Beverages and salted peanuts were served, which reminds me of the ‘nut-rage’ incident :-)
Best part of the flight- in flight meals! Business & First class passengers can book their menu prior to the flight, which is similar to the singapore airlines ‘Book the Cook’ system. I ordered tenderloin steak.
Image above is the appetizer - shrimp and eggs.
Main course - Tenderloin steak! I found that very delicious, despite the fact that it was an airplane meal. The meat was sooooo soft :-)
The crew will take some bread any time your bread plate is empty
USB port for charging
Desert - Cream cheese cake. My friend was in Economy, and he said that economy class passengers got the same cake!
Even though there were cheese plates and fruits available, I just passed it.
Overall, I would give 4.8/5 because the service was perfect. Professional crews, great food, and arrived on time! The only part I wasn’t satisfied was the angled-lie flat… But quite comfortable for a short flight.
Next post might be on Saint Maarten - Princess Juliana Intl Airport spotting… and looking forward to post my upcoming Delta ONE (Business Class) Seoul Incheon - Detroit flight!
Thanks for reading! I posted this originally on my blog http://tonlesap.tistory.com/98 And this is a translation of that. I’m not a native English speaker, so if there are any mistakes, please let me know.