Based in Bangkok, Thai Airways International is Thailand's national airline. Founded in 1951 by a merger of the airlines Siamese and Pacific Overseas Airlines, under the name Thai Airways Company it initially operated almost exclusively domestic flights. At the same time, the Thai Airways Company entered international air traffic in 1959 through a merger with Scandinavian Airlines. This joint venture is now considered one of the oldest aviation alliances.
The fleet of Thai Airways currently has a total of 80 aircraft, including Airbus A380-800 and Boeing 747-400, better known as the Jumbo Jet. Together with renowned airlines such as Lufthansa, Thai Airways focuses on the departure airports of Frankfurt, Munich, Vienna and Zurich in German-speaking countries. On connections between Dubai and Bangkok, for example, there is a code-sharing agreement with the airline Emirates. The low-cost segment of Thai Airways is acquired by the subsidiary Nok Air.
Thai Airways welcomes passengers with excellent service and award-winning cuisine. Even in Economy Class, the seats are slightly wider and the seat pitch slightly larger than you would expect from other long-haul aircraft. Sit back and enjoy the flight: The on-board Media Library provides live entertainment and a music library. An additional entertainment program for children completes the offer. Each hot meal includes a selection of skin dishes, to which a salad and bread are served. In addition, drinks of your choice are served throughout the flight. The kitchen of Thai Airways is also available for special dietary needs.
As a founding member of the Star Alliance aviation alliance, the Miles & More Miles flown with Thai Airways can be collected and exchanged for attractive rewards. In addition, Thai Airways offers frequent flyers their own four-tier rewards program called the Royal Orchid Plus with many benefits such as a preferred check-in.
👜 Baggage regulations at Thai Airways
The Thai Airways baggage regulations are based on the cabin category booked. In the Royal First Class the baggage allowance is 50 kg, in the Royal Silk Class 40 kg and in Economy Class 30 kg, the individual baggage may not exceed a weight of 32 kg. Children who have at least 50 percent of the total amount of luggage are fully paid adults. For infants under two years is limited to 10 kg.
Sports luggage, with the exception of surfboards, and musical instruments are included as special baggage in the exemption limits. If the baggage exceeds the weight limit, an additional freight charge will be charged depending on the route. As space is limited, special baggage should be registered immediately after booking. If a wheelchair is needed, this should be communicated to the airline at least 48 hours before departure. Guests wishing to bring their own wheelchair on the trip should be at the time of booking.
🕗 Thai Airways Web Check-in
Check-in at Thai Airways is easily possible on the internet from 24 hours before departure of the flight in question, for all airports served. Passengers checking in online at Thai Airways have the option of dropping off their luggage at a separate drop-off counter where the boarding pass will be printed. This procedure shortens the waiting time enormously. Online check-in takes place using the e-ticket number and can be carried out in one operation for all travelers in the same booking. As part of the web check-in, the passenger will be shown the automatically reserved seats. A change is of course possible. The return flight will also be checked in automatically by Thai Airways so that the guest does not have to worry about it during his vacation.
For mobile check-in you need the appropriate app, which can be downloaded for free from the Android or iOS Appstore of the smartphone or tablet. Here too, the boarding pass will be generated automatically after check-in, which can already be printed at home. Alternatively, it is also possible by means of the QR code directly check in with the mobile device as well as to board. Of course, it is still possible to check in conventionally at the airport. In any case, about 90 minutes before departure at the counter, passports of all passengers and, if required, entry visas should be presented to ground staff.