Seatplan rating 7.2
- Boarding 7.6
- Seat for sitting 6.3
- Seat for sleeping 5.1
- Service 7.5
- Entertainment 4.7
- Food & drink 6.6
- Punctuality 8.5
- Baggage 9.4
Thai Airways currently has a total of 15 B747 in active passenger service, in three versions, though Config.2 and Config 3 are the same configuration in terms of number of seats. The only difference is that Config. 3 is an updated version with personal TVs and power outlets in all 3 classes. Thai is currently in the process of upgrading all B747 frames to configuration 3 layout.
The configurations are 389 passengers (14 first class, 50 business class and 325 economy or 375 passengers (10 in first class, 40 in business class and 325 in economy).
This configuration is dated - no personal TVs in economy, no Audio and Video on Demand (AVOD) in any classes.
Thaiis currently refurbishing these frames.
At present, there are 5 frames left in the fleet in configuration 1. The registrations for these are: HS-TGL, TGM, TGN, TGO, TGP. This configuration is commonly known as 747.
Thai Airways sometimes uses long-range aircraft on domestic, regional and other short haul flights, for example Bangkok to Singapore.
Thai Airways is known to change its aircraft roster with very little notice, and out of line with the published timetabling. Unfortunately this makes it hard to predict which aircraft type you'll be on.
Although these aircraft have first class cabins, these seats are not sold on short flights - online economy and business class fares are available.
Business class: If you like having extra legroom, seats 23 E-F and exit row seats 22 A-B are good choices – note that the former are not by a window as there is a partition down the right-hand side of the business class cabin, and they have a very large IFE screen projected on to the bulkhead in front...