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    Forum Regular สมาชิกประจำ manfarang's Avatar
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    Question Thai Airways - seat selection?

    Just booked with Thai for our Christmas trip to LOS

    Now I'm trying to book the seat selection as ROP Frequent Flyer.

    OK, on the Thai Airways website selected "Check Booking".
    Put in reservation code / passenger last name.
    The flight details come up.
    Select "meal/seat". Seat number is "None specified".

    I can't see how to select the seats. I used to be able to do this before.

    Any body know how to do this now?
    aka Spud / aka MF

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    With Eva Air, you could only reserve seats 90 days before departure so may be it's the same with Thai Airways?
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    Once your tickes have been issued in their computer system call Thai on 0844 561 0911 (uk) or 02 356111 (BKK) and tell them you want to reserve your seats. The tickets must have been issued and paid for though.

    Also you can check in online but must do on the Thai site (www.thaiairways.com) not the uk site.

    I uses to do this all the time.

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    When i last flew with Thai Airways i was told seats could not be reserved and that i had to get there early for check in to reserve and exit seat (i am 6ft 5) which i did and i got it..

    Should have also asked them to reserve the damn seat on the way back..

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    With Thai its only 1 day before you can do this.

    Beware - all the online sites for picking seats are hopelessly out of date for Thai. By Christmas all their 747s will have the AVOD at each seat. Dont think this is a good thing however as every aisle seat now has a huge box underneath taking legroom so avoid aisle seats.

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    Thanks for the replies guys.

    I phoned the number that SDM gave and reserved the seats.

    The long legged wanting the exit seats - you can't book these in advance. You have to check in early and ask for them in person. You need to be "compos mentis" and sober to get one.


    The plane type A340-600 (346) according to seat guru has an entertainment box under every seat which reduces legroom.
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    Quote Originally Posted by manfarang View Post


    The plane type A340-600 (346) according to seat guru has an entertainment box under every seat which reduces legroom.
    Well they are a bit big.

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    Could have done with one of these on recent Lufthansa flight, 11 hours no entertainment.

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    Did you book both ways ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by SDM View Post
    Did you book both ways ?
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    Certainly did

    We are in 33 DEFG going and 32 DEFG coming back. It's about as far forward as you can get without going into business class.


    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfy View Post

    Could have done with one of these on recent Lufthansa flight, 11 hours no entertainment.
    Wot, no free beer.
    Last edited by manfarang; 20th Jun 2012 at 21:29.
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    As a seasoned flyer with Thai I always have a chuckle when I read some of the above, like cannot pre book seat or only a day before. It has to be the problem with who you book with. SDM is quite right you can only book you seat when you pay for your ticket. I always use Westeast who automaticly will book your seat both ways. However here's the rub, did you know there are 3 or 4 prices for each economy seat translated into classes ie G W V =no airmiles or changes allowed Q first with, then Y B or M length of duration of ticket.


    Depending which class of ticket dictates where you can seat . Had a big argument with Thai as Jan and I had different classes as I needed the airmiles and paid more for my ticket. I had to go back past row 51 and she couldn't come forward to row 38 my prefered seat

    It looks like Thai have moved onto A340 600's We are going out in October. Where to seat is personal but the middle 4 is the best option if there is only 2 people no one to ask you move. The bulk heads are reseved for families and are bum pinchers as the trays are in the sides so you loose width and the arms don't lift up. The emergency exits are near the loo's ,constant traffic no sleep.

    Its still a bit of a lottery but oh so important where you set. Its a long journey after all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by melnathan View Post
    Its still a bit of a lottery but oh so important where you set. Its a long journey after all.
    Melnathan
    Quite right. I see the A340 600 is 2 x 4 x 2 in economy, so the sides are good for couples. As there are four of us having the centre four makes sense for us. I prefer to be in front of the engines if possible - a bit quieter and less pitching and diving compared to the back end.
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    Note however melnathan that West East only have this ability to do this on certain seat rows usually 50 backwards depending on the plane type which doesn't bother me as my chosen ones are in this area however you are correct on the seat/ticket classes.

    Apart from that get to LHR early if booked elsewhere and stand around until the desks open and most TG regulars will know this including Thais (good viewing in the queue though )

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    Quote Originally Posted by melnathan View Post
    As a seasoned flyer with Thai I always have a chuckle when I read some of the above, like cannot pre book seat or only a day before. It has to be the problem with who you book with. SDM is quite right you can only book you seat when you pay for your ticket. ...

    As a monthly flyer with Thai, you can only assign a seat through their website 24 hours before. This is a fact when booking direct.

    Thai change between 747s and a340s on this route all the time depending on demand. It is not uncommon for them to change after your booking even, rendering any assigned seating useless anyway.


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    Just gone back to the Thai website and can now see my confirmed seats when looking at "Check Booking". When you click on the seat number you can see the cabin layout. I can see what seats are still available and could probably change ours if I wanted to. Looks similar to the EVA website.

    As I said in my OP I thought that this was possible before, but maybe the website has changed somehow since I last did it.

    Have not flown Thai for 3 years, but managed to get a reasonable price with Thai this year. Also I wanted the night flight back to UK which EVA don't do.
    aka Spud / aka MF

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    Agree manfarang on the LHR-BKK route with either TG or EVA the night flights are preferable for the landing time at destination never mind the fact that your body thinks it's normal sleep time for it

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    Booked last week myself with West East and Jan at the Thai office at Albamarle Street booked our seats too Colin eat your heart out,. with airmiles and Thai bithday present we are going Business Class both ways and internally.

    Most of the flights in October are full, had to change dates a little to go in comfort. Roll on October

    Melnathan

    - - - Updated - - -

    Colin Have just re read your post no 12 again you are patly right. Comes back to my post above depending what type of class ticket you have G W V from row 51 upwards Q YBM which can be between £50 to £100 more for the same seat but can sit anywhere in economy. Like you I only fly Thai and use West East and nearly always get seat 38 G. Unless I am upgraded.

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    Depending on what plane TG are using Melnathan I will go for an aisle seat and on the Jumbo's 47H is my preferred seat but for some reason (don't know why) I like to sit on the right hand side of the plane (probably sub concious as I sleep on the right hand side of my bed)

    Anyway agree always West East and TG

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    Colin, would your love of Thai Airways wane if you could get the same flight with, say, Eva for less money ? Or will you only ever fly Thai ?

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    I would fly with EVA, if it was cheaper....

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    Quote Originally Posted by colin244 View Post
    Anyway agree always West East and TG
    colin 244
    I've used West East in the past and had very good service. They confirmed seats and child meals on the phone.

    I always shop around on travel websites to get the best prices and comparing different travel dates can save a lot of money especially when buying four tickets.

    I looked on West East website and they where more expensive than others. Do you get a better price when you phone direct?

    I used Netflights last year with EVA but had problems with them giving us the booking code only four weeks before the flight, which meant by this time we couldn't select the seats before check in, as by this time there was only odd seats scattered around the cabin that I could reserve on line.

    I phoned Netflights this year, but the phone price was more expensive than their web price. The girl also said she couldn't guarantee seat location.

    Went back to Opodo this time and booked through their website. If you register your details with them it's really simple and works really well.
    aka Spud / aka MF

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