Remarks: Bangkok is just about the only airport I can think of in 2012 where you are likely to sit onboard one passenger A300 whilst looking out of the window at another. We're sat here ready to depart for Chiang Mai whilst the aircraft next to us heads to Phuket.
Remarks: 14 years isn't particularly old for an airliner, but this A300 with its colourful interior and big TV's in the middle of the cabin really felt like taking a step back to my childhood. Taken during the 1h15m sector from Bangkok to Chiang Mai.
Remarks: Departing Bangkok here with a view over the city and looking down the length of the Chao Phraya river. Thai Airways are one of the only passenger A300 operators left in the World, and so this short flight up to Chiang Mai was a great chance to experience one.
Remarks: A view across the forward economy section of our Bangkok destined flight.
One thing that is clear from this photo is that whilst the colour scheme takes some getting used to, the quality and comfort of the cabin can not be complained at. All credit is due to Thai Airways for maintaining this 14 years old machine to such a high standard.
Remarks: In the climb after aborting our first attempt into Suvarnabhumi Airport. On a beautifully clear evening, residual water can clearly been seen after the recent horrific floods that swept across the country.