Review: Thai Airways A350-900 Business Class


Thai Airways offers the best legroom in economy on their new A350-900 (compared to other airlines with A350s) and generous storage in their Business Class or Royal Silk service.

Thai Airways has just taken delivery of a number of A350-900 and A350 planes. The fuel-efficient engine of the A350 aircraft reduces CO2 emissions and maintenance costs for Thai Airways.

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Thai Airways A350 Business Class Cabin

There are 2 classes on the Thai Airways A350 with 32 Royal Silk Class (business class) and 289 economy seats. The business seat is similar to equivalent products found on Thai’s A380s and B777-300ERs. There are 32 business class seats arranged in a 1-2-1 configuration. The seats have 44 inches (112cm) of seat pitch and are 20 inches (51cm) wide. They can be reclined to lie flat and are 73.5 inches (187cm) long.

There is a 16-inch LCD touchscreen monitor with a Panasonic IFE system and 2 USB ports under the screen. There are a side table and plenty of storage, more than other airlines flying with A350s. The Panasonic IFE system offers a wide range of entertainment, including movies, TV programs, and music albums plus their Sky Chat platform enables text and emoticon messaging between business and economy passengers.

The Thai Airways Thann amenity kit contains socks, earplugs, eyeshades, a comb, mouthwash, and moisturizing cream, and lip balm by Thann. My table was very solid and balanced, and a benefit is the ability to push it forward slightly in order to get out of my seat without having to take anything off it.

The A350 provides decent onboard Wi-Fi. Business-class passengers receive a voucher to redeem free Wi-Fi service (Gold and Platinum Royal Orchid Plus members also get free Wi-Fi). Economy passengers can use onboard Wi-Fi by buying a package ranging from $4.99 USD for 10MB to $34.99 USD for 100MB.

Best Seats In Business Class On Thai Airways A350
Every seat has aisle access, but if you want more privacy, the A and K seats by the windows would be the best choice. Rows 11 and 19 are close to the galley, so could be noisy.

Thai Airways A350 economy cabin

Economy class is set up as 3-3-3. The seat pitch is 32 inches (81cm) so there is more legroom compared to other airlines’ A350s. The seat reclines to 120 degrees and slides forward. Every seat has a footrest. The seat width is 18 inches (46cm), identical to other carriers’ A350s, and each seat comes with an 11-inch LCD touchscreen monitor.

Best seats in economy class

More legroom is found in row 31 as it is designed for use with a baby bassinet. Row 49 is the exit row and does not have seats A and K, so 50A and K get the extra legroom.

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