I have flown business class on several occasions, both as business and on private holiday. The experience starts already on the ground and this is most apparent in Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, the Thai Airway's hub.
I flew on TG 955/954 Oslo - Bangkok - Oslo and TG 201/TG 204 Bangkok - Phuket - Bangkok. The dates are February 15-28, 2017.
TG 955/954 was a Boeing 777-300
TG 201/2014 was a Boeing 747-400
Thai Airways is a commercial airline with its hub in Bangkok. It is a member of the Star Alliance. If you have a Eurobonus card, then you can use that to earn points on Thai Airways.
There are two classes on board:
Economy - There are 278 seats here. Numbers can vary.
Royal Silk Business Class - 180 degrees lie flat beds. There are 30 seats here. Again, numbers can vary.
Thai Airways has a premium economy class, but this cabin is not available on all their flights. In Scandinavia, it is available on there flights out of Copenhagen, as of this writing.
Bonus program: Royal Orchid Plus. I am a member of Eurobonus so I uses this card to acquire bonus points on Thai Airways.
Per May of 2017, Thai Airways has 32 Boeing 777's. The seating in economy has a 3-3-3 configuration. In business, it is 1-2-1. They provide air-cancellation headphones and have enough entertainment on board for the long-haul flights.
Luggage even for economy is generous at 30 kilos per person with a 7 kilo allowance for hand carry.
We were given an amenity kit from Furla from Oslo to Bangkok. On the way, it was an amenity kit from Longchamp. Both kits contained all the necessary things one would need on a long-haul flight. Thailand is know for its hospitality and one gets this also on board. For Thai Airways, though, you already get superb service on the ground when you check in. Separate section for check-in for business class passengers, fast-track through immigration and security check, and enough food at the lounge. If you would rather have a quiet place and catch up on work, their lounge provides for that as well.
As soon as you get settled and before take-off, you can enjoy a glass of champagne or some juices. No beer or other alcohol yet, as the bar is still closed at this time. Amenity kits from Furla are already on the seats, but not the head sets. These are given later. I like that they have soft slippers on board.
Flights from Oslo leave at 1.30 pm and arrives Bangkok at 6.20 am the next day. Return flight from Bangkok is at 20 minutes past midnight and arriving Oslo at 06.50 am on the same day. Right after take off, they served lunch on the Oslo-Bangkok flight. I then watched two films and slept the rest of the flight. The seats turn into a 180 degree lie-flat bed and they provided for comfortable blankets. It felt like just having a long day and I felt rested upon arrival in Bangkok.
They had several choices of meals on board and a good wine selection. Meals are served on porcelain plates, champagne served on glass flutes, and wine served on wine glasses. If you missed a meal, there is no need to worry as snacks are served for the duration of the flight.
Maximum weight for hand carry is 7 kilos.
Thai Airways has daily departures from Oslo leaving at 1.30 pm and arriving Bangkok at 6.20 am the next day. From Bangkok, they have several connections to different cities in Thailand and to different cities in Asia and the rest of the world.
Check out their offers once in a while. They come up with campaigns for reduced airfare both for economy, premium economy and business class.
They have a bonus program called Royal Orchid Plus. If you are based in Norway like me, then it is enough to just use your Eurobonus card for Thai Airways and all your Star Alliance Flights.
Check-in is available online and you can download your boarding card on our mobile phone.