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Thai Airways About Thai Airways

Thai Airways is Thailand’s national flag carrier airline. Established in 1960, the airline uses Bangkok-Suvarnabhumi airport as a hub. Thai Airways is also a founding member of the Star Alliance global alliance. By the end of 2016, 22 million passengers were carried at 73% occupancy. It is one of the biggest airlines according to the number of passengers in Asia. Thai Airways also operates one of the longest commercial non-stop flights, which goes from Bangkok to Los Angeles and takes about eighteen hours.

The safety and well-being of passengers are paramount. The airline explicitly attaches great importance to high hygiene standards in the cabin and received an award from the World Health Organization for its high-quality air filters. The frequent flyer program is called Royal Orchid Plus. The orchid plays an important role for Thai Airways: when passengers leave the plane, they receive one of the exotic flowers as a gift.

The airline serves a dense domestic route network. Thai Smile and Nok Air are subsidiaries of Thai Airways.

Thai Airways Hub Airports

Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport (BKK / VTBS)

Thai Airways Classes of Service

Thai Airways offers the three classes Economy, Royal Silk and Royal First.

Economy class

Bookers are offered more than they are used to, thanks to the spacious cabins, services and award-winning kitchen. With the extensive media library and the wide seats with plenty of legroom, time flies by. Surfing with Airbus A330-200 and A380-800 can be surfed with WLAN for a fee.

Royal Silk Class

Royal Silk Class, which corresponds to Business Class. Thai Airways, service is omnipresent, so that you can concentrate fully on your work or relax in the best possible way. The backrest can be folded back so far that a level couch is created. Before the start, the Royal Silk Class passengers are handed champagne, juice or water, later, in the air, a starter is added, followed by a salad and main course. Then there is cheese, fruit and dessert.

Royal First Class

Guests can have an oil massage on the floor in the lounges or enjoy the traditional Thai massage. The amenities continue on board: The Thai Airways First class cabin is luxuriously and comfortably designed so as to provide a more calm and private atmosphere for passengers. With wider leg distance and seating that can be transformed into a bed, passengers can read, rest, to enjoy in-flight entertainment services available with free internet access.

Not only that, passengers will also get a set of travel kits that contain accessories, fragrances, and toothbrush equipment by famous designers, towels, slippers, pillows, and blankets. A variety of in-flight meal menus, ranging from Thai, Western and Asian specialties with a selection of quality juices, soft drinks and wines, are also available on this class flight.

Airline performs seasonal flights to Sendai city in Japan.

The airline is flying to Chiang Mai, Koh Samui and Phuket on domestic routes.

Countries where the airline is flying abroad; Australia, Bangladesh, Belgium, Cambodia, China, Denmark, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Sri Lanka , Sweden, Taiwan, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United States and Vietnam.

The airline has a codeshare agreement with the following airlines.

Air Canada EgyptAir Oman Air
Air India El Al Pakistan International Airlines
Air Macau Emirates Royal Brunei Airlines
Air New Zealand EVA Air Scandinavian Airlines
All Nippon Airways Garuda Indonesia Swiss International Air Lines
Asiana Airlines Gulf Air TAP Air Portugal
Austrian Airlines Japan Airlines Thai Smile 
Bangkok Airways Lao Airlines Turkish Airlines
Brussels Airlines Lufthansa
China Southern Airlines Malaysia Airlines

Thai Airways Check-in

Online Check-in

One thing can definitely be saved with Thai Airways’ online check-in: time. The state-owned airline based in Bangkok offers it directly on its homepage . Here you just have to click the iCHECK-In button.

What do you need to check in online?

In order to use the so-called iCHECK-IN, the traveler must enter his booking reference and his last name. He also has to choose his departure airport.

For security reasons, the boarding pass cannot be printed out yourself. Often, however, it can be picked up directly at the baggage drop-off point at the airport.

Maximum number of passengers for online check-in and seat selection

A maximum of 4 people can be checked in with a booking reference. The four passengers also include children. Babies are not included,

During the online check-in you have the opportunity to choose your seat. Seat selection is also possible for connecting flights with Thai Airlines.

Changes after iCHECK-IN

After the online check-in by Thai Air has been completed, changes are still possible. For example, the reserved seat can be exchanged or, if necessary, the check-in can be revoked.

When online check-in is not possible

Unfortunately, iCHECK-IN is not possible for people with disabilities who drive a wheelchair, for example. Even children who fly unaccompanied cannot check in online, but have to do it at the counter in the airport.

Check-in start time

Starting from 24 hours before the flight and continues until 60 minutes prior the scheduled flight.

Click the button below to check in online.


Airport Check-in

To check in at the airport, check the closing times of the check-in counter on the Thai Airways website. If you are not at the airport in time, you will not be able to board the plane and you will lose all your rights on the purchased flight ticket.

Thai Airways Baggage Allowance

Carry-on baggage

As a passenger of Thai Airways you are entitled to carry a piece of luggage in all classes as well as another personal item. This can be a photo bag, but also a binoculars or a notebook. The maximum weight of the hand luggage must be no more than 7 kg, which does not exceed 56 x 45 x 25 cm. For the personal subject are the upper limits: 75 cm summed outer dimensions and 1.5 kg. The details apply to all connections that Thai Airways offers both domestic and international.

Checked baggage

Depending on the occupancy class of the passenger, the passenger is entitled to place different amounts of luggage with different weight limits at the check-in of Thai Airways International. There are no restrictions in the number of luggage (except USA and Canada), but a maximum weight per bag of 32 kg. In economy class one piece up to 30 kg can be given free of charge. In the so-called Royal Silk Class, a weight limit of 40 kg, in the Royal First Class of 50 kg. Exceptions apply to participants of the frequent flyer program, who can exchange their miles for free extra luggage or for increased weight limits. Children from 0 to 2 years old and without their own seat can carry a maximum of 10 kg of luggage free of charge. For flights to or from the USA from the two countries, the so-called piece principle applies. Included in the higher classes are two bags of 32 kg, Economy Class two pieces of 23 kg each. The sum of the outside dimensions must not exceed 158 cm per piece of luggage. For small children without their own seat a bag of maximum 23 kg and 115 cm is transported free of charge.

Other luggage

On Thai Airways you have the option of carrying bicycles, bowling, fishing, golf, (water) skiing, diving, musical instruments or sports luggage. These equipment must not exceed the baggage allowance. $ 150 will be charged if the baggage allowance is exceeded on flights from Europe to Asia, Australia and New Zealand. Surfboards and windsurfing equipment can not be used as free luggage. The registration of special or oversized luggage should take place within 24 hours after the flight booking.

Tripuck does not guarantee the correctness and timeliness of the information. Contact your agency or airline for actual luggage information

Thai Airways Seat Selection

With Thai Airways, regardless of the booking class, all passengers can reserve a seat as soon as they have booked their flight. This can be done before the trip via “My Booking” or during online check-in. XL seats are available depending on the aircraft used, but are not dealt with separately when allocating seats.

Thai Airways Knee Distance

Because of the airlines who want to reduce the cost of flying more passengers, knee distance is very important especially on long haul flights. The front seats and emergency exit seats are the seats with the highest knee distance. It is generally sold for a fee.

Royal Orchid Plus Frequent Flyer Program

Royal Orchid Plus is the frequent flyer program organized by Thai Airways. As a member, you can benefit from numerous extra services offered by the airline and benefit from discounts on flights offered by the carrier. Also, flights from Partnerairlines, which are part of the Star Alliance, can be used to earn miles or points that Thai Airways is required to redeem.

Benefit from extra menus during the flight and free lounge access at the airport

There are numerous advantages that you can use as a member of Royal Orchid Plus. This includes, among other things, an extra menu which is served during the flight or the free access to the lounges of Thai Airways or its Star Alliance partners. Overall, there are three status levels regarding membership. This includes the entry level achieved by a simple registration, the Silver status, Gold status, and Platinum status. To reach one of the higher levels, it is necessary to collect a certain number of miles per calendar year.

Thai Airways Food & Beverage

Economy class

You have the choice between various main dishes, accompanied by fresh salad and bread. The warm main meal is rounded off with fresh fruit or a dessert. Only snacks are served on short journeys.

Royal Silk Class

You will also be given champagne, juices or water at the start of the flight. There is also a large selection of top wines, spirits, soft drinks or juices available. Appetizers as appetizers caress the palate and after the first course with fresh salad the main course of your choice is served. The menu is rounded off with a selection of cheeses, fruit and a dessert. The chefs from Thai Airways are inspired by the variety of flavors in Thailand and create first-class menus from fresh seasonal ingredients. The products for all menus and all classes come from the royal agricultural projects of Northern Thailand. This promotes sustainable cultivation and domestic agriculture.

Royal First Class

The guest can expect several amenities in the upper class. After the start, a glass of vintage champagne with caviar or your preferred cocktail is served. Of course, there is also a choice of wine, soft drinks or juices. Followed by amuse-bouche and a rich selection of a la carte starters and main courses. Discover the culinary diversity of Thai and Far Eastern cuisine as well as international dishes. On all flights from Bangkok, Frankfurt and Munich you can pre-order individually compiled 6-course pre-order menus. The culinary masterpieces are presented on the finest Chinese porcelain with silver cutlery. A diverse selection of cheeses, fresh fruit and delicious desserts complete the dishes.

Special requests

Of course, you can order special requests based on special diets or diets in advance. Thai Airways offers a wide range of alternative dishes for you through the reservations department.

Thai Airways Inflight Entertainment

You can find the following facilities on Thai Airways flights;

  • Exclusive amenities on board flights of more than 3 hours, with a selection of top brand toiletries.
  • More spacious cabins with relaxing new decor, ambient lighting, more storage space and spacious toilets. Larger and more comfortable seats of up to 60 inch pitch and 170 recline.
  • State-of- the- art personal entertainment systems, with large touch-control screens.
  • Gourmet meal service.


Thai Airways travelers can surf the Internet on selected routes in the seven Airbus A330-300 aircraft, six A380-800 aircraft and two A500-900 aircraft. The costs depend on the respective data volume. Passengers pay around € 4.40 ($ 4.99) for 5 MB, around € 8 ($ 8.99) for 10 MB, around € 15 ($ 16.99) for 20 MB and around 22.20 for 30 MB € ($ 24.99).

Thai Airways Pet Policy

Who wants to leave your best friend at home? On this page you will find the rules of traveling with your pet during your flight with Thai Airways.

Please be sure to check with the airline before you travel, as the rules for transporting pets vary according to the airline.

Thai Airways Lounge

The lounges are indispensable especially for business class passengers. What facilities does it offer? Here you will find detailed information about Thai Airways lounges for a comfortable start to your trip.

Thai Airways
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Owner: Thailand Ministry of Finance (51%), Thailand Stock Exchange (47%)
Alliance:Star Alliance
Frequent Flyer Program: Royal Orchid Plus
Company slogan: Smooth as Silk / I Fly THAI

Number of Aircraft: 75
Destinations:  85
Average Age of Aircraft: 9.8
Type of Aircraft: Airbus, Boeing
Detail of Fleet: Airbus A330-300, Airbus A350-900, Airbus A380, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-200, Boeing 777-300, Boeing 787-8, Boeing 787-9

Head Office: Larnluang ticket office 6 larnlueng RD Bangkok, 10100 Thailand
Phone Number: +66 2 356 1111, +66 2 288 7000
Fax Number: +66 2 356 2222

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