Thai Airways International HS-TGX "Sirisobhakya" TG 472 Sydney - BangkokFlight Details:
Airlines: Thai Airways International
Flight: TG472 SYD - BKK
Reg: HS-TGX "Sirisobhakya"
Aircraft: Boeing 747-4D7
Departure Sydney Terminal 1 Gate 51: 05:05 PM AEDT
Arrival Bangkok BKK : 9:50 PM ICT
Flight time: 8 hrs 25 mins
Distance: 7,523 kmTrip Report: Thai Airways HS-TGX TG472 Sydney - Bangkok
Do watch and experience the B747.Note: Very long video, Wanted to make a complete trip report and have tried to capture everything possible.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W0wfLm9YSswIntroduction
This trip report is of a flight undertaken in Dec 2017. I was travelling to Mumbai via Bangkok. Being holiday season, I searched various options and found Thai was offering the cheapest ticket.
I booked flight with flight from and to Sydney being Boeing 747-400 series. Getting rare to get a Boeing 747 as many airlines are phasing them out of service.
I was travelling light and took train to arrive at the airport. I had checked for the flight before arrive at the airport.Check-in
After arriving at the international Terminal 1 by train, looked for the Check-in bay. Check-in had stated at bay G and queued to drop the bag. My passport and visa was checked, gate information was provided. I received boarding pass for both flight till Mumbai. I was advised to check the gate for Mumbai flight after arriving in Bangkok.
Being holiday season, flight was full. Immigration and Security
Immigration queue was long but moved fast as had used the self-check kiosk to complete the immigration. Security queue was long, passed through the full body scan before allowed into the departure area.Flight Schedule
Thai Airways flight was to depart from Gate 51. Actual departure time was 4.05 pmTerminal1 International
Flight was running behind schedule and departed an hour late at 5.05 pm. My original transit time was 3 hrs which was reduced to 2. I wasn't complaining as Bangkok transit area has limited facilities passengers compared to other transit airports.Airside Spotting
British Airways B777 to SingaporeMeal time
Had McD before heading to gate 51Gate
After the meal, headed to the gate 51, waiting for the boarding call. View of the aircraft
Crowd had built up as the departure time got closerJetstar Airways parked in neighbouring gate
Soon there was an announcement regarding boardingBoarding
With the flight being full, long queue had formed before around boarding time as the delay was not announced. After the boarding pass was scanned, was allowed to head towards the aircraft via the aerobridgeQueue to board
At the door was greeted by the crew Boarding the flight
When my turn came, crew checked my boarding pass and directed me to the other side as my window seat was 55K. Seat view
Flight was full, after settling in the seat. I checked with my neighbour, he was flying to Delhi after couple of days in Bangkok.Window view
Aircraft was parked close to the terminal buildingOnboard view
Crew were busy preparing flight for takeoff, Captain came on the mic and announced about the delay. Passengers remained seated for about 40 mins while the issue was sorted.
Cabin crew checking the if the overhead bins are lockedPushback
After the issue was sorted, push-back commenced.
Tow truck returning after pushbackTaxi
As departure were from runway 16R, taxi was short.
Royal Flying Doctor plane in view
and also a Emirates B777 departed.
Virgin Australia A330-200 arriving on runway 16RHold Point
Waited for the Virgin Australia flight to vacate the runway and then lined on the runway to depart. Watch trip video to experience departure onboard 747=400View of South Western Sydney
Heading south over Sutherlands and Cronulla Beach
Then turning West
Sydney in view between the clouds above the wing and onwards to BangkokFlight details
Window view after attaining cruise altitudeCabin Service
Cabin service commenced at cruising altitude with peanuts and drinks providedSeasons GreetingsPeanuts and serviettesWindow view
Somewhere over Western NSWInflight Entertainment[IFE]
Checked the IFE
I didn't watch any program, scanned through the offerings, Panel light was reflecting of the small screen making to difficult to watch.Seat pocket content
Seat pocket was stocked with inflight magazine, dutyfree magazine, headphone, blanket and safety cardThai Airway Boeing 747-400 Safety card
in full Traveller - DutyFree magazineOTOP - magazineSawasdee - Inflight magazine
Thai route information
I had enough space.Window viewDinner Service
Dinner service commenced with drinks, I chose beer.Dinner packagingDinner - Red curry chicken
The option was thai veg fried rice / thai red curry chicken. I chose the chicken optionFlight route
Cabin was darkened after the supper
Visited the toilet before snoozing, they were clean.Window closed Flight mapInflight informationTwilight over Northern Territory
Flight route was over Northern Territory.Window view
Sunset somewhere close to Darwin
Flight information in Thai, 4 hrs 50 mins to arrivalFlight details
Flying over eastern Indonesia
Flight details with arrival in 2.20 mins
Relaxing while seatedOverhead lockerSnack Service
Dinner service commenced 2 hours before landingSnack packingSnack
Snack was Veg or chicken noodles. I selected the chicken noodles.Flight information
Reflection off the screen was making it hard to read the information
Somewhere closer to VietnamLanding in Bangkok
Soon it was time to land, Watch trip video for Bangkok arrivalAerobridge
After a short taxi, arrived at the gate, exited the aircraft through the aerobridgeFlight Schedule
After entering the terminal building, headed to the transit area
Check the departure board and headed towards security, After the checking the boarding pass and passport was allowed to take escalator for security check.Flight DetailsTransit and Departure
After passing security, I had a transit time of 2 hrs before departing to Mumbai.
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