• Earning Thai Airways Royal Orchid Plus miles: best credit cards

    Thai Airways’ Royal Orchid Plus (ROP) scheme isn’t the most popular frequent flyer program in Australia, but with Thai having no Aussie airline partners and running its own flights from Bangkok to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth, it’s not hard for travellers Down Under to ...

    POSTED 24 Oct, 2017 1 Comment

  • Thai Airways Royal First Class upgrade guide

    If you're already flying with Thai Airways in business class, you may be able to upgrade your journey to the even-more-comfortable surroundings of first class, either by using miles, purchasing an upgrade at the airport, or swinging a free return first class upgrade as a Gold or Platinum frequent...

    POSTED 12 Oct, 2017 6 Comments

  • Thai Airways begins Airbus A350 flights from Melbourne to Bangkok

    After delays stretching back more than a year, Thai Airways has finally swung its Airbus A350 jetliner onto the Melbourne-Bangkok route. The Star Alliance member has locked the A350 into the daily TG465/TG466 schedule, replacing an older Boeing 777-200, with the Bangkok-bound TG466 from Melbourn...

    POSTED 3 Oct, 2017 17 Comments

  • Bulk-buy United miles for huge savings on business, first class flights

    UPDATE | A new United Airlines 'buy miles' promotion is underway, giving bonuses of up to 75% on MileagePlus purchases through 2:59pm (Sydney time) on July 4 2017 which can then be redeemed for travel on Air Canada, Singapore Airlines, Thai Airways, United Airlines and other Star Alliance members...

    POSTED 21 Jun, 2017 57 Comments

  • The best business class on Sydney-Bangkok flights

    There's more than one way to fly between Sydney and Bangkok in business class, with Qantas, Thai Airways and even Emirates jetting between the two cities. Depending on which airline and flight you book, you could end up in a fully-flat bed with an inflight cocktail bar at your disposal, or in an...

    POSTED 20 Dec, 2016 7 Comments

  • Fly in Thai Airways' first class seats at business class prices

    Passengers flying between Melbourne and Bangkok with Thai Airways in October have a short window in which they can buy a business class ticket but enjoy the luxury of a first class suite. That’s because Thai is switching out its usual Boeing 777s – fitted with business class and econ...

    POSTED 29 Sep, 2016 7 Comments

  • Avianca LifeMiles unlocks low-cost business, first class flights

    UPDATE | A new Avianca 'buy miles' promotion is paying out up to 125% more LifeMiles until September 30, which can be redeemed for travel on Thai Airways, Air Canada and across the Star Alliance. For this promotion only, the usual 150,000 miles-per-year cap is boosted to 337,500 miles (including...

    POSTED 27 Sep, 2016 25 Comments

  • Thai Airways business class upgrade guide

    Just because you’re booked in economy with Thai Airways doesn’t mean you can’t fly in business class instead! That’s because Thailand’s national carrier lets you upgrade using Thai Royal Orchid Plus (ROP) miles, along with points or miles from other Star Alliance fr...

    POSTED 14 Sep, 2016 4 Comments

  • Thai delays Airbus A350 on Melbourne-Bangkok to "late October"

    Thai Airways has delayed the debut of its Airbus A350 aircraft on the Bangkok-Melbourne route until late October. The Star Alliance member had hoped to begin A350 flights to Melbourne on September 16, but a spokesperson tells Australian Business Traveller that “additional inspections and r...

    POSTED 12 Sep, 2016 35 Comments

  • The best seats in business class aboard Thai Airways' Boeing 747s

    Appearing on all Thai Airways flights between Sydney and Bangkok, the iconic Boeing 747 might be the Queen of the Skies, but for business class passengers, it means angled flat beds and a lack of direct aisle access from every seat. Instead, you’ll find ‘sloping sleepers’ confi...

    POSTED 29 Jul, 2016 17 Comments


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