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4 hours ago, Yadon Toploy said:

It is a normal Thai company.

 

Run without foreign oversight this is an inevitability for a lot of Thai businesses and is a similar situation to every Thai company I have worked for (including multinationals) and even the ones I owned (if not strictly controlled by me personally).

 

Jobs for family and mates, promote and appoint people into positions without the relevant skills, experience or knowledge because they are related or mates rather than who is the best for the job, suck as much out as they can without ever giving back, sit about and never contribute if they are not strictly monitored or forced to work, passive aggressive attitudes towards upper management (foreigners in particular), rampant theft and perks taken without consent (i.e. using company equipment, vehicles etc. for personal business without permission), expect pay rises and bonuses regularly without KPI's being achieved nor even taken into consideration, expect regular trips and excursions from the company, completely ignore procedures and policies because they don't suit, business decisions being affected by superstition and nonsense like feng shui etc.

 

I really could go on and on, but you get the picture, and I guarantee most of these things I mentioned are rampant within Thai Airways. 

With your knowledge and experience, you have just confirmed what have always suspected.

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8 hours ago, Chelseafan said:

I'm surprised the president would make such a statement.

 

Who's going to book their flight with Thai now that they may go under at any time.

 

 

exactly was just thinking of booking them for March. Price was good too, Aud680 return.

Will pay with credit card and can get money back if they collapes.

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3 hours ago, baboon said:

A post too preposterous not to contain a degree of truth to it...

I would'nt be too sure about that. They are about to demand health insurance on one particular visa, and guess what !  they are nominating Thai insurance companies to use !

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10 minutes ago, poohy said:

Got a feeling on the BKK Munich run there might be the odd few freebies

 

He who cannot be named uses his own plane. Or at least, one belonging to the air force. He flies it too, clever lad.

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"we will all be dead if the ship sinks.”

 

If the worst (best?) were to happen, I seriously doubt the senior THAI board members and execs like the guy in the OP article will find themselves begging on the streets of BKK...

 

And, a cynic (realist) might possibly suggest that they've probably already padded their nests quite well during past years of service, providing plenty of cushion for turbulent times ahead.

 

 

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5 hours ago, Thaifly88 said:

Same for me, however, recently their prices seem to have dropped. They are now more in line with Jetstar, at least on the BKK - Mel route

I don't know about Melbourne to BKK, but the flights from Perth to BKK

are quiet reasonable, and Thai is the only airline who flies from Perth

to BKK nonstop. Yes I can fly with budged airlines for about $100 less

and stop and change planes either Singapore or KL, and pay extra for

my baggage and food and drinks,at the end of the day it works out

the same price.

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8 hours ago, Chelseafan said:

I'm surprised the president would make such a statement.

 

Who's going to book their flight with Thai now that they may go under at any time.

 

 

There is no immediate problem, it is a state owned carrier. They have to realize they need to cut in there domestic flights where they are seeing the major drops in revenue and focus on international flights that do bring in the tourists and the tourist dollar. 

I think that was the bottomline he actually was talking about. 

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2 hours ago, NanLaew said:

Wasn't Ansett was it?

Ansett ! was that the very successful Australian airline which was bought out by Air New Zealand for its routes and then shut on.

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20 minutes ago, Bangkok Barry said:

 

He who cannot be named uses his own plane. Or at least, one belonging to the air force. He flies it too, clever lad.

Partially true only.
He also used to fly BKK-MUC on a TG 744 always seated on seat 1A. The ban on smoking was waived on those flights - at least in F.
Of course the F-cabin was cleared of other pax (not belonging to him) who had to be downgraded to C/CL

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23 minutes ago, Huckenfell said:

I would'nt be too sure about that. They are about to demand health insurance on one particular visa, and guess what !  they are nominating Thai insurance companies to use !

That was rather my point...

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2 hours ago, bbbbooboo said:

Hmmm..... Brought a smile to my face "staff must work harder"....hard to imagine in Thai Airways?... Lol

I would love to see a list of previous presidents and their qualifications.

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57 minutes ago, Fex Bluse said:

I'm surprised their best friends, the PRC Chinese are not helping them. 

Hmmmmmmm.....
One form of help could be an investment of the Chinese govt into TG to get them out of dept. A 49% share.....

That would increase the dependency on China even more. May be the clever Chinese wait just a bit longer until they make this proposal to Gen. Cha-Cha.......
 

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Just wait until TAT comes up with a new article after this announcement saying tourism hit new record numbers! 

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Who was the passenger who was allowed to carry  pistol on a Thai Air flight to Tokyo because he was Hi-So. I think that the Japanese found it in his hand baggage, so he must have carried it though Bangkok Boarding.

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Not easy for me to understand why a top manager says "we will go bankrupt eventually". It's just a matter of days (it has to reach her facebook groups) my wife will tell me not to book Thai next time. And even if she has strange ideas sometimes, this time she will be 100% right.

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