Trip Report: Thailand (part 5) Thai Airways 737 Business Class Bangkok to Koh Samui

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Introduction
United Airlines 747 First Class Chicago (ORD) to Frankfurt (FRA)
Lufthansa Senator Lounge Frankfurt (FRA)
Thai Airways A380 First Class Frankfurt (FRA) to Bangkok (BKK)
Thai Airways 737 Business Class Bangkok (BKK) to Koh Samui (USM)
Conrad Koh Samui
Mae Koh National Park Boat trip and Chaweng Beach
Bangkok Airways Economy Class Koh Samui (USM) to Phuket (HKT)
Naka Island a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa
James Bond Island and Little Island Boat trip
Phi Phi Island Boat trip
Patong Beach and Bangla Road
Air Asia Economy Class Phuket (HKT) to Chiang Mai (CNX)
Four Seasons Chiang Mai
ELE (Elephant Life Experience) Elephant Camp
Wat Phra That Doi Suthep Temple
Bangkok Airways Economy Class Chiang Mai (CNX) to Bangkok (BKK)
St. Regis Bangkok
Dinner at Vertigo at Banyan Tree Rooftop
Chatuchak Weekend Market and Wat Pho Temple
Cathay Pacific Business Class Bangkok (BKK) to Hong Kong (HKG)
American Airlines First Class Hong Kong (HKG) to Dallas (DFW)
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Thai Airways 737 Business Class Bangkok to Koh Samui

Our last leg of our journey to Koh Samui was on Thai Airways 737 business class.  This was a very quick flight of about 40 minutes. We arrived at the gate and they were already boarding passengers.

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Our gate to Samui

The plane was only 30-40% full and we were two of the three business class passengers. My carryon was slightly too big too fit in the overhead bins however the flight attendants were able to accommodate my bag in the seat in front of us and they secured it with seat belt! I have never seen that and thought it was nice so that my bag didn’t have to be checked.

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My wife in Thai Airways 737 domestic business class

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My wife in Thai Airways 737 domestic business class with my bag in row 2

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Wife and I on Thai Airways 737 business class

The plane was an older 737 and the seats were somewhat worn down but for a 40 minute flight it was no biggie. Once everyone was boarded a couple tried to “self upgrade” into business class.  They walked up from economy and then asked the flight attendant if they could sit “up here” since it was empty… ummm….. NO.  lol  She did advise they could pick any other seats in economy if they wanted but they can’t sit in a different cabin.   I would not have minded but the airline of course is going to protect its product in most cases.

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Thai Airways 737 domestic business class

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Thai Airways 737 domestic business class cabin

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My bag was one of the few passengers on our flight on Thai Airways business class

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Views of Bangkok on climb out

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Views of Bangkok on climb out
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View of Bangkok on climb out

After a super quick takeoff roll we were in the air!  At 10,000 feet or shortly after our breakfast came out! More food for us!!  The breakfast for this flight was a fish congee with sides of fruit and croissant.  I was not that hungry so just had a bit of each to sample and that was it.  My wife went ahead and ate all the fish out of the congee and had the fruit and croissant with jam. Service was very professional and prior to takeoff we were offered a hot towel and a beverage. There was a younger Thai woman in row three on the other side of the isle who I noticed cleaned her plate.

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Thai Airways 737 business class breakfast

We enjoyed some nice views of Thailand while in the air. Its interesting to see the contrast of Bangkok from the sky then just a short while later seeing the beautiful islands of Thailand.

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Views over Thailand

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First glimpse of Koh Samui prior to landing

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Waiting for my wife’s checked bag to come off

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Samui Airport

Samui Airport is amazing! Everything is pretty much open air. Its very small and relaxed! Probably our most favorite airport ever!  I will try to include a more detailed review with additional pictures of the airport in a later segment.  Not much else to say on this flight. Pretty quick and uneventful! We were excited to finally be in Koh Samui!!!!

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