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THAI: Economy class passengers can only load 20 kg bag from April 1st

 

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Thai Airways have announced that from April 1st their economy class passengers will no longer be able to load bags weighing 30 kilos in the hold for free. 

 

New rules said that for four categories of economy class (including L,W and V designations) passengers will now only be able to take 20 kilos free of charge. 

 

Group tour customers will also face the same restrictions though that change in the rules will come later starting July 1st 2019. 

 

Daily News said the airline were trying to cut fuel costs. 

 

THAI have reportedly been losing billions of baht in recent years. 

 

Source: Daily News

 

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9 minutes ago, KamnanT said:

Another big loss at Thai in 2018 (US$365 million) but no evidence that they are going to stumble upon the principal cause: that they are inevitably the most expensive option on any route out of Thailand.  Even their "promotional" fares are often more than what their competitors charge.  They might be able to pull it off if they had a superior product but this announcement would appear to indicate they are going to stick to the same cost-cutting strategy.

sadly this is true, bouncing between phils and bkk,  using philipine airlines as the median, air asia is 50 percent of that, and thai is nearly 100 percent more expensive.

 

the experience on thai is far more enjoyable, however on those rare occasions they have a competitive fare.
 

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45 minutes ago, SammyT said:

looks like I'll be flying Emirates

The rules to/from USA (where TG does not fly) might differ, but the "all classes 30 kg" at Emirates to/from Europe are over.

15 kg for the "Special" (cheapest) class.

Last year it was already down to 20 kg.

 

It's all about looking best in the search engines.

 

You are still free to pay a much higher price and have more allowance.

More airlines will follow (Lufthansa is considering e.g.).

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And from Bangkok to Europe return, Emirates shows silly prices.

Not in the competition.

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23 minutes ago, KamnanT said:

Another big loss at Thai in 2018 (US$365 million) but no evidence that they are going to stumble upon the principal cause: that they are inevitably the most expensive option on any route out of Thailand.  Even their "promotional" fares are often more than what their competitors charge.  They might be able to pull it off if they had a superior product but this announcement would appear to indicate they are going to stick to the same cost-cutting strategy.

There aren't many options on some routes if you want to fly direct. For BKK-ARN (Stockholm) there's just the option of Norwegian and they're often as expensive as Thai Airways and they're slower. I am quite happy with the service and cost of Thai Airways on that route, most of the time. There are really cheap options, like flying Air India (2 stops and 30+ hours) or Air China (2 stops and 35+ hours). Weighing the price difference and the time difference into my decision usually means that Thai Airways wins.

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