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This may or may not be true, but...   I stopped flying with Thai Airways a long time ago because of over-priced tickets and lousy service.    

wait, let me get this right. Staff must work harder to avoid airline collapsing? Not the management should work harder? not the management should take pay cuts, but the staff should work harder😂

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.    

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In may 2019 i flew with thai airways business class the stewardess said you've had to much to drink I said I'm nervous flyer, drink calms me nerves, i only had 3 vodka and oranges. 12 hour flight that was <deleted> joke. 😅

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11 hours ago, Davo369 said:

In may 2019 i flew with thai airways business class the stewardess said you've had to much to drink I said I'm nervous flyer, drink calms me nerves, i only had 3 vodka and oranges. 12 hour flight that was <deleted> joke. 😅

It was the oranges, having to peel and juice them for you.

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     Dude's statement is a great example of why the airline is doing so poorly.  Staff needs to work harder--that's the solution.  What rot.   Bankruptcy might be the best thing--clear out all the dead wood and brain-dead thinkers like this dude and start all over.  But, likely the government will do a bailout so the country does not lose face and it will keep limping along losing money year after year. 

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21 hours ago, Garry said:

I made a similar statement in another thread about them getting in an executive with a proven track record like Tim Clark. Unfortunately they rather burn to the ground financially than do that.

Tim Clark couldn't save this airline.

 

You could be the best manager in the World but you can't change Thai culture.

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5 hours ago, Redline said:

Sell it, and get on with it

Interesting you should say that.

Malaysian Airlines are having similar economic problems to Thai Airways and only yesterday it was news they had shortlisted 4 potential partners for a strategic partnership with MAS. 

Perhaps Thai should look at doing the same but I suspect there are too many corrupt and unproductive skeletons in the Thai Airways cupboard for any potential partner to be interested. Or there even could be a serious risk for Thai Airways to have them exposed.

Better perhaps for their sake to let them die a silent death. 

https://www.straitstimes.com/asia/se-asia/malaysia-shortlists-4-potential-strategic-partners-for-flag-carrier-malaysia-airlines

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I took thai airways for the first time Brussels - phuket (in more then 10  year thailand) I was surprised  airplane full,  2 big airplanes bkk-hkt within 1 hour (??)  80 % full.  They fly faster, but I didn't feel better service then another company, food was soso staff not very friendly maybe too many and hierarchic structure, and transit in bkk was a disaster, nobody to guide you ,  while I was waiting I saw constantly lost people try to find their way. . Company need new modern management. 

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9 hours ago, Davo369 said:

In may 2019 i flew with thai airways business class the stewardess said you've had to much to drink I said I'm nervous flyer, drink calms me nerves, i only had 3 vodka and oranges. 12 hour flight that was fxxxking joke. 😅

Sorry, I simply don't believe that.  You had three vodka oranges and were perfectly behaved and they refused to serve you more. Totally unbelievable.  Definitely more to that story if it is true.

I fly Thai quite often, business and economy and have never come across anything like that - in fact they are very generous with the booze, even serving me a final drink - with a smile - when on final descent on my last flight (business to Jakarta).

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I fly through Israel for work, ELAL 21,000Baht, Thai air do a codeshare TG 41,000Baht,  almost double the price on a codeshare.

 

The problem with Thaiair is the same with any Thai government enterprise, the board is loaded down with assorted generals, admirals and flunkeys. The required business smarts are not there and they probably bought their rank as well.  There are some very successful Thai companies in the private sector, so the talent may well be available locally, but not in the ranks of the military.

 

Cheers

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