Can anyone advise why whenever I get on a day flight with Thai they repeatedly close the shutters and turn off the cabin lights almost immediately and with haste after the meal se

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willvill

Member since 17 May 2012

Total posts 32

Can anyone advise why whenever I get on a day flight with Thai they repeatedly close the shutters and turn off the cabin lights almost immediately and with haste after the meal service. Is it a company policy or discretion of the Crew. I have had it ex Sydney 10am departure, ex Zurich 1pm departure and ex BKK 8am departure.. I have enquired about EK and no policy to shut the blinds there. In fact they leave cabin lights on. Whats the story Thai?

RR

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

Total posts 47

I can't tell you why but I find it extremely irritating. especially on Thai's day flight from BKK to SYD, which are very close time zones. After either having an overnight flight, or a night in bed, I want to stay awake on the day flight to Oz, and daylight helps reset the body clock. I have had Thai crew persistently snap the shades down, to the point of being overbearing. Even when I have explained why I want mine open, they keep insisting they must be shut, and I have never had a reason. They even rocket out of the galley if you open a shade to harras you. If on a day flight they darken the cabin and I fall asleep, then when I arrive in Sydney in the evening I am unable to sleep and it really makes the jetlag worse. After several trips I got very tired of this, and  is one of the several reasons I won't fly with them anymore. Asiana are snappy about it too I might add.

Really

Member since 02 Jan 2013

Total posts 54

Not only the shades.They like to keep the cabin temperature similar to the one found on the street's of Bangkok! I guess if you can encourage passenger's to sleep you won't have to work as hard!

willvill

Member since 17 May 2012

Total posts 32

I forgot about that. Yes the temparature was so hot on a couple of flights I had to go to the Galley ( and there was no one around coz everyone was bedded down withg the shutters down and lights off) and ask for th etemparature to be lowered. One other point about the serivce. One trip in Economy the crew were almost throwing the food and drinks around to get the meal service out of the way..and then pull the shutters. I said to one of tyhe crew. "Whats the hurry, we have 8 hours to go" and got that dont unbderstand look. Anyway it would be nice of Thai to respond. I reckon its a well worn crew culture....

Poisson

QFF

Member since 06 Nov 2012

Total posts 21

  It's not only Thai that does this. I had the same experience on Cathay a couple of years ago (Vancouver to Hong Kong). Like RR I wanted to stay awake so I could get a good night's sleep in HK but they insisted on closing the blinds and dimming the lights.

 

I don't know if it's policy - I think it just puts half the passengers to sleep so the crew can go and bunk off somewhere instead of providing a proper service. 

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