Experience a relaxing vacation from the moment you fly, courtesy of Thai Airways and its comfortable seats, comprehensive services, exclusive hospitality and more, all at affordable prices! By Bayar Jain
When it comes to affordable prices yet comfortable carriers, few have the game like Thai Airways. Catering to premium travelers with a GOAT mindset, the Asian nation’s flag carrier – with its subsidiary Thai Smile – easily connects India to various destinations across Thailand.
Thai Airways: going further
Among other things, Thai Airways has new jumbo jets, such as the A350-900 and the Boeing 787, which provide comfort and space. With these aircraft, flying is as comfortable as possible. When combined with the comprehensive onboard service, the journey becomes more joyful. Not only does the airline offer a variety of drinks to sample, but Thai Airways also offers a delicious menu – an inclusion that is often overlooked by other similar carriers. In addition, all kinds of vegetarian foods can also be ordered in advance. However, this experience is complemented by the intuitive signature of Thai airline hospitality. The “Thainess” experience begins right after boarding the Thai Airways plane and continues throughout the trip.
The biggest advantage of flying Thai Airways is its flight frequencies. The airline operates double daily flights from New Delhi and daily flights from Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai. Its airline subsidiary, Thai Smiles, is further boosting last-mile connectivity by operating on multiple routes in Thailand.
Go beyond theft
Thai Airways goes beyond scheduled flights and adds MasterCard Priceless Experiences – only for MasterCard members – as part of its framework, each guaranteeing a memorable moment. Take the Pruek Cruise, for example. Two people can embark on a sunset dinner cruise on the Chao Phraya River in Bangkok. This includes a private transfer to the ship, priority boarding, welcome champagne and canapes upon arrival. This is followed by a four-course gourmet dinner with unlimited Champagne and premium liquor, while enjoying surreal views of some of Bangkok’s most iconic cultural sites.
With the The due experience, savor a bespoke dinner for two with priority reservations at Le Du, one of Bangkok’s finest restaurants. The experience includes main reservation and priority access to the nearly impossible to book hotspot, as well as meeting Chef Thitid “Ton” Tassanakajohn, who shares the inspiration behind some of the modern Thai dishes served.
A similar culinary journey awaits at Chef Ton’s Mayrai Pad Thai and Wine Bar, which overlooks the Wat Pho temple complex. With this experience, guests can devour an unforgettable 12-course feast at Nusara, which includes dishes like spicy sliced calamari salad and wok-fried wagyu beef with basil, followed by a spectacular succession of plates culminating in curry of the chef’s signature crab served on a crispy betel leaf and topped with horseshoe crab roe.
For those looking for a more active experience, choose Walk in the sky of Mahanakhon. During this experience, one can contemplate Bangkok’s beautiful cityscape and admire a breathtaking sunset with private access to the 78th floor of the Mahanakhon SkyWalk. Once here, climb Thailand’s highest glass plateaus 310 meters above the ground and enjoy stunning 360 degree views. Or if you have more days ahead of you, take a tour! Consider exploring Bangkok on a four-night cultural and culinary tour for two. With this, one can immerse themselves in Bangkok’s heritage on a five-day, four-night tour for two. The experience begins with car service to luxury accommodation for a welcome reception, followed by a full-day cultural city tour and gourmet dinner. The next day, receive a relaxing traditional massage before mastering Thai cuisine in a private lesson. Venture on a historic tour on the last full day, capped off with an upscale dinner. After breakfast on the last morning, a car service is waiting to help you return to the airport.
So if you are looking to experience true Thai hospitality, start your journey with Thai Airways.
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