The best flight I ever had was with one of the scandanavian airlines, SAS I think it was. The flight attendant in charge of my section was a great big, blonde guy (what else could he be?) who was clearly as camp as Christmas. Very early on in the flight, I tapped him on the arm as he went by and in the campest voice I could muster said "would it be possible to have another Pepsi. I'm so parched" I even put the palm of my hand across my chest, the way that John Inman used to do in Are You Being Served when Mrs Slocombe confessed there was something not quite right with her pussy.
That was it. He couldn't do enough for me in the remaining ten hours of the flight. I got two ice creams instead of one when they showed the movie and I had so much Pepsi swilling around in me gullet I was almost carbonated.
The worst job in Thailand must be the man who has to sit down with a blue marker pen and mark a number two on the two-baht coins to stop people thinking they are one-baht coins.
well they can't be any worse than the miserable buggers on Thai airways Perth to BKK .
That flight has gone from mediocre to bad .
My next door neighbours have challenged me to a water fight , so I am just writing this while I am waiting for the kettle to boil .
Trouble with Thai Air now is that they don't feel that they need to try any more. When they started flying regularly long haul into Bangkok, the airline were also part of the tourism push, but for a good few years now, they have already got the tourists going to Thailand regardless, so they give a lot less effort.
Also I do feel sorry for the ones who are the victim of a ''sex tourist's first view of a Thai girl'' and have to put up with the lecherous, leering sods who think they're ''in'' because they get a smile.
When I was in America a guy told me to 'have a nice day' but I didn't, so I sued him
Now, Thai International is always one of my last choices. If it's either them or Aeroflot, I flip a coin. Their website and on-line booking system is quite poor (I've never seen a website that displays error messages so often) The interior of their planes always look old and tired and of course, they are one of the few airlines who still haven't made the transition to personal TV screens. As you say, they have been dishing up basically the same product for two decades. It's only when you fly with someone like Emirates or Qatar Airlines, that you realise just how far they've been left behind.
^ I use them. Impressive, apart from when you get the cabin crew on their last of three shifts/flights
You're made to feel like you're encroaching into their personal space, unwelcome. The wai is clearly heartless and fake, and the crew are already fucking three arabs so have all the riches they want
I was strangely - childishly - impressed by the 747 with the Naga and AMAZING THAILAND written on the the fuselage when I first saw it at Heathrow. I was going somewhere else at the time (Glasgow!) and I imagined the pampered luxury and utter decadence that must have been happening in the passenger cabin even as it taxied toward Runway 26L.
Then I flew to Bangkok on the snakey plane a year later. Oh, dear...
British Midland to Glasgow was way more fun!
Amazing Scotland - Land of Head Butts.
Oh my lord - can you imagine all their screaming when they hit turbulence? Indeed, they be willing it to happen. A perfect opportunity to be really womanlike and start fainting and screaming, punctuated with the odd 'eee dok', 'eee yet pet' and 'eee hed sod'.
Surely this is a flight risk? Employing mentally unbalanced geezers?
Thai airways in the Dunes- the gayest station manager in the group - and my Mrs would always be overloaded. She'd instruct me to check in separately and for me to have the overweight bags. I'd shake my booty as I walked up to the desk, flutter my eyelids and tell him that my sack was full. He loved it. I never paid the 14 quid a kilo excess.
Not sure how the TS air hostess stuff is going. I would think some people wouldn't want a TV serving them for hours and hours. It could really ruin a trip if someone who had never planned to have a TS hostess got one. Personally, I could deal with it but I don't really like them. I like that beautiful girl to be there not some guy with long hair and polished nails. Just too yukky for me. Sorry folks.
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