And it continues…
- Treat Yo’ Self Trip Report Introduction
- Lufthansa 747-8i – IAD-FRA
- Canceled Flight Leads to Poetic Train Ride
- Lufthansa First Class Lounge in Munich
- Thai Air First Class 747 | MUC-BKK
I was feeling refreshed and ready for my 10 hour flight after lounging around in Munich. Let’s get to it…
Since the Thai Airways counter wasn’t open when I arrived in Munich, I had to wait to get my boarding pass until an hour before the flight. Don’t worry, I didn’t have any issues checking in at the Royal First queue.
I took a quick pic of the 747 as I waited for boarding.
Boarding internationally can be quite messy since there are usually no lines, just crowds. I noticed I was the first one to enter the Royal First (my wife is not shocked by this), so I made my way to my seat and took a pic (or by this).
This First Class cabin was an older product than I had just flown, but was still in great condition. I found it very comfortable to sit and sleep in. Of course, it was a full lay flat seat [couldn't have it any other way]. Sorry, I took a sleeping pill and forgot to snap a picture of it fully reclined and the turn down service.
I felt like the seat was being attacked by pillows. They were everywhere (more that aren’t in the pic). I eventually threw them all on the ottoman until it was time to sleep. Lumbar support overload.
The seat’s control had a cool touchscreen handheld device. Not bad. It was probably a lot cooler a few years ago before the iPad came out. It was easy to use, though.
There were plenty of small storage compartments on the left side, which I found helpful. I like to throw adapters, plugs, camera, phone, chapstick, and anything else that I use in them for easy access.
Having enough legroom wouldn’t be an issue either.
I didn’t have a jacket with me (I was going to Bangkok), so I didn’t make use of the closet.
Food & Beverages
During my picture taking spree, I was offered the pre-departure champagne. I was especially looking forward to this glass of champagne since it was Dom Perignon. Baller status. They made sure that you knew it was Dom too. They were proud of it, and they should be. It was delicious, and don’t ask me how many glasses I had.
Once we reached our cruising altitude, it was on to the meal service. I welcomed this with an open heart.
The first serving was canapes, and I moderately enjoyed them. I’m not a fan of pickles, so that kinda ruined it for me. On to the next one.
The second portion of the first serving was white sturgeon caviar with garnish. It was also accompanied by bread and a hot towel. I thought the caviar was good, but I’m not really a caviar person. It’s something I can enjoy, but would never order out at a restaurant.
I do love bread though, and enjoyed the many bread selections that were put on my table. I love options.
It was then time for the first course: lobster tail, grilled scallops, and vegetable salad. I do love lobster and scallops, and they were both melt-in-your-mouth good.
For my main course, I chose the roasted chicken with tamarind sauce, steamed thai rice, and roasted vegetables. I loved the flavor of the rice and vegetables, but thought the chicken was a tad bit tough. Just keeping it real.
After the main course, I was served a light cheese and fruit plate. A couple of my favorite things! It goes without saying that the plate paired very well with my red wine.
The gluttony continued with dessert. A cheesecake with chocolate baroque with wild fruit sauce. The outer crust was flaky and just the right amount of crispy. A very solid dessert in my mind, even though it wasn’t completely chocolate.
Finally, the eating was done and I was ready to finish my movie and go to bed.
Amenities & Entertainment
The entertainment options on board were more than enough to keep me busy while I ate and wound down before catching some much needed rest. There was a good selection of movies, TV shows, and music to choose from.
The controls functioned well and responded quickly. That’s a pet peeve of mine when you press a button on a remote and there’s a lag before the command registers with the monitor. First world problems.
The headphones were comfy and had a good noise-eliminating sound quality.
I’m always excited to get changed into the PJ’s while flying First. While it feels a little childish, I think it’s good fun, and comfortable (in most cases). I like the Thai PJ’s, and may or may not wear them at the house. As usual, I was the only one out of 4 First Class passengers to change. Have fun sleeping in your jeans and slacks.
The amenity kit came in a tumi bag. I’ll take it. I liked the bag so much, I’ll probably hang on to it for future use. There were the typical amenities inside: creams, lotions, tooth brush, etc.
Overall, I really enjoyed this flight. The customer service was top notch! My needs were all met and anticipated in most cases. Since I hadn’t slept in 36 hrs. except for a couple hours in the lounge – it was great to get the excellent meal service, take a sleeping aid, and pass out for 5 hours. I slept so hard, I didn’t even have time for breakfast. Not that I was hungry.
I highly recommend the MUC-BKK Thai Air flight in First, and wouldn’t hesitate to route through MUC again.
— Geoff Whitmore