Review: Thai Airways A350-900 Royal Silk Business Class Bangkok to Singapore

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After spending 8 hours in the Thai Lounges in Concourse C gate C1, gate C2, Concourse D, and the SilverKris lounge, it was time for my last Thai and Star Alliance journey for this trip.

The aircraft is very beautiful but it’s a shame that the windows in BKK are so dirty that it’s hard to get a photo of the aircraft.

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Thai

Finally, business class and Star gold members were allowed to board and we began our boarding process.

BKK-SIN

Airbus A350-900

8/1/18

Turning right into the business class cabin from door 1, I came to seat 15K, the seat I selected for this flight. I already thoroughly reviewed the hard product on my inbound flight from Singapore to Bangkok so I won’t be reviewing it here. All I will say though is that the seat is new, so it’s a bit hard though nothing else otherwise.

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seat

 

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wing view

The crew came around with pre-departure beverages choices including water, OJ, and purple lime juice. I went for the purple lime juice and it was delicious. A hot towel was also brought around.

After I finished my purple lime tea, the crew immediately came to ask if I wanted a refill and I certainly wasn’t going to say no to that!!

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hot towel and water

We pushed back a couple minutes early and began our taxi to runway 19L for departure. Here’s a Thai A380 we passed by on our way out.

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Thai A380

 

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Taxi

Finally, we began our takeoff roll and were wheels up after some time.

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takeoff

There were some cool views of Bangkok on our way out.

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views

 

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views

And then we continued climbing through the clouds.

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views

Immediately after the seat belt signs were turned off, the crew came around with the beverages that we ordered while on the ground. Each came with some peanuts. I went for green tea and it was nice and refreshing.

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green tea

The clouds formations were really spectacular on this flight. Thanks to Monsoon season for that!

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clouds

 

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clouds

Finally, dinner was served. It looks pretty colorful overall. This picture could really have been 10 times better had the lighting been evenly distributed across the entire tray.

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dinner

For appetizer, we have a crab and avocado stack which was just awesome. The crab tasted really fresh and squeezing the lemon on top of both made for a really refreshing and delicious combination. An awesome appetizer and well done by TG.

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appetizer

For the main course, we have a salmon in curry with rice and snow peas. The salmon was cooked perfectly and the curry it was in was delicious. The rice was normal but adding the provided spicy sauce made it tastier. The snow peas were nice as well.

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salmon, rice, and snow peas

Next, we have garlic bread and the spicy sauce. The garlic bread tasted good but was too hard.

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garlic bread and spicy sauce

Again, like on my Singapore-Bangkok inbound flight, the fruits tasted like they had been cut and stored in a freezer for days. there was just no freshness to the taste.

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fruits

The dessert was awesome. To the left, you have a tapioca pudding which was so good I just wanted more of it. To the right, you have a fruit tart which was also delicious.

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dessert

Overall, the meal was great. Most of the elements of the dinner were great, and overall TG did a great job.

The crew came with a second round of hot towels and drinks and I opted for green tea to finish off my second meal as well.

The rest of the flight was all about the views as the sun was setting and the clouds were doing their own thing.

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views

Finally, we began our descent into the Singapore region but had to hold for some time due to a lot of traffic arriving in Singapore.

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descent
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descent

Finally, we lined up and landed in Singapore about 10 minutes behind schedule, which wasn’t a big deal.

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Singapore terminal 3

And we parked at terminal 1

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ending

As my journey with Thai comes to an end, I must say I have been quite pleased with the overall onboard experience over these last 4 flights. Given that I had the A350’s business class seats and the 747’s first class seats, it has really been a nice blessing overall. It definitely is a different experience for those that fly on some of TG’s older planes but the overall experience is really good. Well done by TG with their on-board experience, here’s to hoping they modernize their aging and mediocre lounges in Bangkok. If that changes, Thai is on its way to having a competitive business class product on a world scale.

Thanks for reading and stay tuned for the rest of the journey. Cheers!

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