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After 10 years, nonstop service between North America and Thailand will resume


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1 hour ago, rwill said:

I used to love when Thai Air had non-stop flights to/from USA.  

I flew on one out of Newark Airport.   I like the single stop travel better.   My upcoming trip will go through Japan.  I will have a layover of several hours during which I will be in a business class lounge, where I can brush my teeth, shower, shave, and put on clean clothes.   Then sit around, nap, eat, watch aircraft take off or land, wonder around the airport, etc.  It seems that I can also adjust to the time change better doing it this way, being exposed to sunlight (albeit through windows) during my brief stay in either Asia or Europe. 

Then catch my continuing flight to Thailand and repeat on the return trip.   

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What a difference head- vs tail-wind makes.

Vancouver to Bangkok scheduled flight time 15:55 hours (uff).

Thailand to Canada 13:05 hours.

Small detour avoiding unfriendly airspace.

 

(errors excepted, Vancouver 15 hours after Bangkok in Winter)

 

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On 6/20/2022 at 11:16 PM, blazes said:

No doubt Yankee airlines will swiftly copy from Seattle, San Fran and LA.

Lets hope so!

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On 6/20/2022 at 11:16 PM, blazes said:

No doubt Yankee airlines will swiftly copy from Seattle, San Fran and LA.

The Air Canada flight will have high load factors but probably lose money on a annualized basis.

 

 

The "Yankee airlines" will continue as they are, code sharing with Asia's carriers that actually turn a profit serving BKK. If they have another A350 or 787 to throw around just add more flights to ICN, Japan or SIN Thailand is a near pure leisure market with no economic depth for Business class fares. And as soon as China is back in the picture dumping capacity it will all be over.

 

And technically it does not "arrive before it departs" look at the UTC or zulu time airlines operate by. Time zones are just some arbitrary lines on a map.  

 

These crafty Canucks have not mastered time travel!

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