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Last day of THAI’s Boeing 777-200 (non ER)

THAI was one of the last few major carriers operating the Boeing 777-200 (non ER) and it was only a question of time until their retirement would come true. Mid of March THAI announced to withdraw several aircrafts from service due to the Covid-19 situation. I took an opportunity and decided to pick two flights with their 772 on their last day of operation and I booked a Bangkok – Phuket – Bangkok domestic flight, both scheduled with 772. I have flown the entire TG 772 fleet with the exception of HS-TJA and HS-TJB. Guess it was my lucky days as both flights where operated by one of those two aircrafts. So I was able to “log” the entire 772 non ER fleet on their last day operating.

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HS-TJA at the gate at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi.

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Parked aircrafts due to Covid-19, a sad sight.

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Boarding HS-TJA at Bangkok Suvarnabhumi through the front door.

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The new norm for flying. Everyone had to wear a mask already in March 2020. They crew provided alcohol gel and social distancing was practiced.

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Taxing after pushback.

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A Boeing 777-300 with the Royal Barge special livery (HS-TKF).

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Royal Silk Class meal for the breakfast service on this short flight of around 1 hour. Their breakfast on domestic flights in business class it always quite pleasant.

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Approach into Phuket (HKT). Koh Yao Yai in Phang-nga province. I always enjoy sitting on the left side of the plane when landing on Runway 27. It give you a great view over Phang-nga bay.

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Approach into Phuket (HKT). Koh Yao Yai in Phang-nga province.

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HS-TJB at the gate in Phuket (HKT) during boarding.

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Royal Silk Class meal on the return flight from Phuket to Bangkok. It seemed to be fusion Spaghetti with some Green Curry sauce. It was ok for a domestic flight.

“My” plane taking off back to Bangkok. Picture with courtesy of Simon De Rudder on JetPhotos.

Summary of THAI’s Boeing 777-200 fleet:

Registration / Type / LN / Delivery date / Name / Status

HS-TJA / Boeing 777-2D7 / 25 / 31 March 1996 / Lamphun / parked since March 2020

HS-TJB / Boeing 777-2D7 / 32 / 13 Jun 1996 / Uthaithani / parked since March 2020

HS-TJC / Boeing 777-2D7 / 44 / 25 Oct 1996 / Nakhon Nayok / parked since March 2020

HS-TJD / Boeing 777-2D7 / 51 / 19 Dec 1996 / Mukdahan / parked since March 2020

HS-TJE / Boeing 777-2D7 / 89 / 15 Aug 1997 / Chaiyaphum / stored since Dec 2016

HS-TJF / Boeing 777-2D7 / 95 / 19 Sep 1997 / Phanom Sarakham / stored Dec 2016, scrapped

HS-TJG / Boeing 777-2D7 / 100 / 31 Oct 1997 / Pattani / parked since March 2020

HS-TJH / Boeing 777-2D7 / 113 / 9 Jan 1998 / Suphanburi / parked since March 2020

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