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bschwa Aug 9th, 2006 09:58 PM

Orient Thai Airlines
Trying to book a last minute family trip from Hong Kong to Phuket but all of the Thai Airways flights are full. Only option available is Orient Thai. I have flown a lot of sketchy airlines around Asia on my own, but this trip includes my 2 year old and 6 year old. Is Orient Thai safe/reliable?

Any input would be appreciated.

MichaelBKK Aug 9th, 2006 10:34 PM

Are you talking about 1-2-go - for domestic flights - or their parent Orient Thai - for direct flights from Hong Kong? Either way, I think they're quite safe. I've never heard of any problems about them. The budget carrier 1-2-Go is quite popular in Thailand because they use bigger planes than other budget carriers and have a flat rate.

bschwa Aug 9th, 2006 10:38 PM

Would be Orient Thai direct from HK to Phuket.

Tedkarma Aug 10th, 2006 02:50 AM

I fly Orient Thai from BKK to HKT regularly - on time - good equipment. No problems.

rkkwan Aug 10th, 2006 04:07 AM

Don't know if they use the 757 or 747 for HKG-HKT, but Orient Thai's 747s are some of the oldest passenger 747s still in service in the world.

rhkkmk Aug 10th, 2006 05:33 AM

in this case old does not mean not good does it??

rkkwan Aug 10th, 2006 06:44 AM

Old does mean less reliable, and dated interior. But old can still be good - a lot of people like NW's DC-9! :)

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