Thai Smile must be the only airline in the world that still doesn’t allow mobiles and iPads to be used during taxi, takeoff and landing. No inflight service due to COVID but a little snack and water handed out as we left the plane. I also like the deplaning by row, I wish more airlines did this
Pros: "We forgot to pack our liquid products into the check in baggage. After we went through the security check, we brought the liquid products back to the boarding pass counter, our baggage had already been sent to downstream. But the staffs was very helpful, they provided a box, packed the liquid products for us and checked it in as the second luggage. This solved our headache and it was a huge deal for us, making us smile. Thanks to your crew/staffs again."
Cons: "Providing some snacks would be helpful when getting off the board."
Pros: "On time, clean smooth ride. Landed early!"
Pros: "The crew was the most expert crew I have seen. I fly thousands of miles every year. Their alertness to safety was unprecedented for me. In Yangon the counter personnel were equally excellent, safety-conscious and personable."
Cons: "It would be really nice not to have to board a bus in BKK to be shuttled to my next flight."
Cons: "I understand that the crew was probably tired, but I believe they can be friendlier."
Pros: "Good and being on time"
Cons: "So far so good for its price"
Pros: "Great services"
Cons: "Great seat and smooth flight"
Cons: "Excellent price generous luggage allowance."
Pros: "Super cool light meal in a little bag. Best budget airline I have flown."
Pros: "Seamless boarding and deviating."
Cons: "Thai Smole seats offer the least legroom in my experience. Very narrow."
Cons: "My booking name TANG MENGLY Why ticket show LY MENGTANG My mom can not get the fly we bought anther ticket for 140 dollar"
Pros: "Nothing apart from kind crew"
Cons: "Food was really not good at all! Very poor The inside of plane was not clean!"
Pros: "On-time departure and arrival."
Cons: "Nothing to complain about."
Pros: "we had only an hour to get through immigration and connect to another flight...with a child in tow. There was an airline rep that met us at the plane and drove us to the next gate and directed us to a quick immigration line. Fantastic!"
Pros: "Great flight on Thai Smile."
Pros: "friendliness of staff"
Cons: "Entertainment program was boring, leg space limited"
Cons: "No online check-in available. Waited very long for someone to show up at check-in desk a few hours before the flight."
Pros: "Comfort and ease of boarding always makes Thai airlines a great trip. The staff is so helpful and friendly."
Cons: "There wasn’t any tv to watch and not by way of magazines either."
Pros: "Good services"
Cons: "Good service and comfortable"
Pros: "The relaxed atmosphere and attentiveness of the flight attendants"
Cons: "The distance of the terminal to the aircraft"
Pros: "Seats were comfy and staff helpful and nice."
Cons: "$60 charge for 10 kilos overweight limit. This is terrible."
Cons: "We did not receive any information as to why our flight was late."
Pros: "Not Allowed to read on my kindle in airplane mode. Made for dry boring and long flight!!!"
Pros: "We arrived safely"
Cons: "They kept canceling flights. Bad service would not fly again."
Pros: "Great short flight. Flight attendants were really hustling to get everyone served and picked up after on such a short flight."
Cons: "When I booked with Thai Smile direct, the booking somehow added insurance. I know I did not choose insurance. Working with AMEX ;to dispute those charges. Be careful if you book direct with Thai Smile."
Pros: "friendly, professional crew"
Pros: "I would highly recommend flying with this airline. It was a very efficient process and the staff was not only helpful but very nice."
Cons: "There's only one down side of this flight. The Lucknow international airport terminal is downright embarrassing. There are four or five desks to handle passport control. That's fine, but none has a label on it as to who should be at which. NonIndians should go to the extreme left one. Then they have one xray machine that all arrivals have to put their carry-ons through while the previous flight is trying to put all their heavy luggage (they are most likely all male workers coming from the Gulf). Then there is a small, rickety belt with everyone crowded around for the luggage. Well, there are two belts, but only one is functional. And to top it off, most of the luggage carts have at least one broken wheel! Amazing and embarrassing when arriving from any terminal almost anywhere! Lucknow, you have a lovely domestic terminal, wake up and build an international one! Shurum ki bat ha!"
Pros: "There was no line to check in and the attendant very easily accepted our luggage to check in with no weight, size, or payment issues Was pleasantly surprised to get a snack box with a sandwich and beverage on such a short flight LOVED the online videos (practical jokes program), where no headphones were needed to enjoy"
Cons: "Fish sandwich wasn't my favorite"
Pros: "The crew was incredibly friendly, warm and helpful. Excellent service on board the aircraft with comfortable seating. And the meal served was delicious! (I never thought I would say that about food served on an airplane)"
Cons: "Boarding process was a bit slow and cumbersome, but, to be fair, I noticed it wasn't much different than all my other flight experiences in Thailand."
Pros: "On boar meal was great. Customer service was outstanding!"
Cons: "They don't offer more flights!"
Pros: "Quick flight"
Cons: "40 minute delay"
Pros: "Great service, very amicable staff, excellent plane"
Pros: "Awesome service, great staff, amazing trip"
Pros: "Friendly, well presented staff. It appears that most of the crew on the two Thai Smile flights I was on spoke a bit of English which was a plus. Clean and comfortable seating along with a decent meal."
Cons: "I would have appreciated a vegetarian option for the meal."
Cons: "The crew had a poor attitude and even rude, I asked to move to get past the food trolley as my 4 year old son needed the toilet and they just said wait, they would only have to move 2 metres. We were sitting directly behind upper class but were not offered the chance to use the forward toilet even though there was no one sitting in that section. They seemed to have an attitude problem and not at al like Thai International who are excellent. will never fly again with Thai smile."
Pros: "The cost of upgrading to business class was very reasonable for a flight of that duration. Everything was stellar - service, food, drinks and access to the airport lounge. The meals were among the best I've had on any flight."
Cons: "The guy snoring. His snoring was literally louder than the noise from the jet engines and easily rose to levels that penetrated our noise cancelling headsets!!"
Cons: "I don't want to recommend to others to use this flight following reasons: (1) I can't use Thai lounge with star alliance gold card. (2) Thai air sold the Ticket, but boarding ticket issued by Thai smile. (3) a ground staff ( reissue staff)is unfriendly particularly those who is at Thai office, airport. (4)Thai smile is a low cost air line. So Thai air shouldn't sell this kind of ticket It hurts fame of Thai airs hospitality."
Pros: "Food is good for a short flight. The crew were professional."
Cons: "The check-in process at terrible. No instruction to follow and no one give direction on where to get boarding pass. the line for luggage drop-off was really long without people to give direction."
Pros: "Very flight and check-in process"
Pros: "Aircraft size was big for short haul"
Cons: "Not much to dislike"
Pros: "The gate agent saw how tall my husband was and upgraded us to the exit row for more leg room which was awesome. I was feeling a little sick and the flight attendants were great to get me water and make sure I was doing ok."
Cons: "I don't like fish and they offered a fish sandwich but it was only an hour long flight so I was fine with it."
Pros: "Crew were friendly and did a great job in the short time they had."
Pros: "Check in was so easy and smooth. Boarding was as well!"
Cons: "I appreciated the food that they gave out, but it wasn't very tasty."
Pros: "Overall everything was good except meal option"
Cons: "Not having vegetarian snack or meal"
Cons: "The price. This flight specifically was more expensive than others"
Cons: "The flights were delayed for both times of the round trip from BKK to Phuket and Phuket to BKK. Wasted 2 days as we got stranded in the airport. Unacceptable! Flight to Yangon from Bangkok was cancelled and they didn't send any notification to inform us. Horrible customer service. When transferred the flight to Thai Airways flight we were very rudely treated by the counter agent. For 5 hours of wasted time they "accomodated" us with 350 baht ($10) vouchers and when asked to provide us with free extra bag check-in the manager said sorry we can't do that. No resolution no compromise NO SMILE! Above average airline price with terrible service, expect this to happen to you too."
Pros: "Our flight was amazingly smooth. We had lunch, which was unexpected, and it was delicious. Flight attendants were very friendly and efficient. 10/10 would recommend."
Pros: "Overall, the staff managed well the extra challenge of shutdowns and restrictions introduced by COVID. No complaints from me!"
Cons: "Honestly, Bangkok Air is one of my preferred regional carriers. "Normally" the food served is tasty, the plane is comfortable and the staff quite efficient. I have travelled a lot in my life and if there was a shortfall, would say so. Then again, I don't nitpick what professionals need to do to accomplish their jobs."
Pros: "The seat that I picked had lots of leg room."
Cons: "Better selection of movies."
Pros: "everything was perfect"
Cons: "would never go back to other low cost airline"
Cons: "Pilot (well, first officer more likely) was rudder and trim happy, not the best on takeoff, cruise, or landing."
Pros: "The flight had good food and service and was very comfortable!"
Pros: "All Ok"
Cons: "Everything ok"
Cons: "Luggage did not make our flight to Siem Reap but came on next flight and was delivered to hotel 3.5 hours later. Can’t complain."
Cons: "Delayed flight. Made up time enroute. No big deal I’m on vacation."
Cons: "On arrival to Chiang Mai our bags were missing. Lady confirmed it was left in Bamgkok, very polote lady. But after the bags got dropped off, there was a notice of it being discoloured from being scraped and damaged. It also has a bad stench amell on it and am very disappointed that this happened. A glass item broke in the bag but this my problem as wasnt properly sealed but goes to show the very rough handly my luggage had. Would be in question if we use Bangkok Air if this is a typical situation. We hope something is compensated for this mishap."
Pros: "Thflight was good, nice crew"
Cons: "No complaints, only the air craft from Bangkok to Samui a bit uncomfortable chairs"
Pros: "I was given a free pass to wait in the dedicated lounge where there was good Wi-Fi and a selection of free food and drinks. The boarding was friendly and efficient and the flight both left and arrived early. The seats were comfortable on this small plane (only 4 seats a row). As the plane was small there was no in-flight entertainment. It wasn't missed."
Pros: "Free food and snacks, good service. No complaints"
Pros: "Full service (with meal) on 1 hour flight!"
Pros: "All good"
Cons: "Nothing to dislike"
Cons: "Delays meant we were late for appointments"
Cons: "Neither British Airways or my travel agent were able to solve problems created by British Airways 2 delayed flights meaning I could not make the meetings for the trip was planned and therefore I missed the flights and the meetings. Both British Airways and the Travel Agent said the other party were the ones to solve the problem"
Pros: "Process of boarding bags and onto the flight was super quick."
Cons: "There was a little turbulence that lasted a few minutes and so they cancelled in flight meals meanwhile the air crew continually walked up and down the isle during the entire flight, at the end of the flight, NOR AIR passed on to passengers a 90ml bottle of water. Absolute no air conditioning in the cabin whilst we all sit ready for take off for 10 minutes and it's 37 degrees outside. No consideration for the well fair of it's passengers at all other than showing us the evacuation procedures. This flight company doesn't do the minimum to look after their passengers."
Pros: "I’m always impressed that Bangkok Airways serves food on short flights. The chilli chicken was actually not bad."
Cons: "I like to fly with this airline because they offer access to their airport lounge to all passengers. Unfortunately, the lounge at Chiang Mai airport for international departures has closed permanently."
Pros: "Food questionable but crew friendly"
Cons: "Had to bus it to the terminal at BKK"
Pros: "Bangkok air is easy to use we love the Airport Lounges free for all passengers."
Cons: "The web site is undependable. It took 3 tray when I booked my tickets, Later We tried to do online check in and pay for extra luggage, (suposed to be a 20% discount) for 3 days before leaving and it would not complete the requests. Kept saying server terminated connection. When I checked at the Airport I told them and they would not do any thing. like extend a discount on extra luggage. Sorry Cannot...... All the Thailairlines play games with extra luggage and sadly it seems BKK Air does now too... Still better then NOK or Air asia"
Pros: "Smooth and efficient check in counter. Friendly crews."
Cons: "I would like alcohol selection, would pay. See southwests options. Also I don't think I've ever been in a comfortable plane, but I'd like too"
Pros: "Flight was at time."
Cons: "After 13 hours they should give us a worm wet towel to fresh our face"
Cons: "Food diabolical outward journey and return . Totally terrible in every respect not one positive thing to say quite possibly worse airline food ever experienced"
Cons: "They call themselves Bangkok’s boutique airline but they’re just the same as any cheap asia airline who looks to make it up on extra fees for baggage."
Pros: "BA did give us food vouchers and they have a worn but reasonably stocked lounge at CNX for all their customers. Also provide a meal on a 1 hour flight. Staff is always friendly and courteous."
Cons: "Flight delayed 4 hours, they may have offered options if asked but we decided against asking so others with connections or important plans could do so."
Pros: "I get early to the airport and wait at the lounge it was mice to relax a bit All the crew are great Sire i will fly with you keep doing a geat job"
Pros: "Economy class seats relatively roomy. Staff very professional pleasant and accommodating"
Cons: "Boarding a little unorganized"
Pros: "In-flight meal, commenced on time."
Cons: "Always seems like they are using bus gates- not convenient!"
Pros: "Budget airlines don't handle problems well - delays due to weather (I'm guessing - the usual explanation of "late inbound aircraft was offered) mean endless hassle."
Cons: "Unreliability. Delays. Cheapness."
Pros: "Good meeting the schedule, fast handling in all points"
Pros: "The staff was very helpful and professional, the flight was pleasant and there were no problems."
Cons: "We boarded late due to the excessive rain, so that was stressful because I was connecting in Bangkok. There were only signage and announcements for the flight before ours that would be leaving from that gate, which was very confusing because its changed boarding time for Hanoi was our original boarding time for Bangkok. I would have preferred clarification about how the flights had changed and what the new protocol would be."
Pros: "- Service staff - Meal on board - The fit of time for layover"
Pros: "Food served was fantastic considering they were short 1-hour flights. Staff was super courteous. Loved the "extras" like a fresh towel."
Pros: "The flight was fine and the Bangkok airways flight staff was excellent. I am always impressed by how much food they are able to serve in a short flight"
Cons: "I'm not sure who's fault it is but the baggage service at Bangkok airport was lousy. It took over a half an hour to get the bags out"
Pros: "I loved the service. First of all, they fed us and it was unexpected. The crew was professional, boarding was easy. It was a very enjoyable flight."
Pros: "Easy, quick boarding. Comfortable seats"
Pros: "Loved the lounges. Appreciated the complimentary food and drinks in both the lounge and during the flight"
Cons: "Food was pretty bad. Plane was kind of old."
Cons: "no entertainment, but was a very short flight so ok"
Pros: "Cool turboprop plane! Friendly crew. Made it possible for o change the flight despite agent booking error."
Cons: "Kosher meal was a bunch of fruits. We didn't order it but replaced a Jewish couple on the flight when we got on standby. Felt bad that they would have just gotten fruits rather than a savory meal. Leg room was a bit tight but that's what you get with a small plane."
Pros: "The crew was nice & everything was fine once we actually got on the plane."
Cons: "We checked in, got misinformed about location by information desk, went to lounge which was great but about 5 minutes before boarding were paged. We then had to go back downstairs & instead of a domestic flight they suddenly changed us to international. Then we had to go through immigration, worried we'd miss flight."
Pros: "They got me on another flight within 15 min. We were met at the arrival gatewith a list of our names, and we all ran to meet the connecting flight including the rep from bangkok airways. Without their help we would have never made our connection."
Pros: "Our flight went very smooth. The crew members were genuine and truly made every effort to make sure everyone was comfortable. Great flight."
Pros: "Turkish air and Bangkok airlines don't like to give boarding passes for each other. So both times we had to go to the transfer desk. This is OK as long as there's time between flights. Bangkok airport is VERY long and the desks are at opposite ends of the airport. The folks at both desks were very helpful though."
Cons: "We had two flights with Bangkok airways. Both were delayed."
Pros: "Amazingly good food. Very comfortable seats."
Pros: "For a discount airline, they had their own lounge and still provide food for a flight that is about 1 hour from CNX to BKK. Things went well."
Cons: "There really was nothing. There was no entertainment per se. Something showed on the monitors but no headphones are provided."
Pros: "Crew Lounge Comfort Service"
Cons: "2nd flight on Bangkok airways in 2 weeks and both were delayed. The lounge makes it bearable."
Pros: "The flight was delayed about 20 minutes. They were very good about keeping us updated. The service was wonderful on board there was no entertainment available on board. The meal was very good."
Cons: "Least leg room of any flight I've ever taken."
Cons: "Not much leg room. Make sure they seat your party members together at check-in."
Pros: "Great service, on schedule. The only flight to CNX. I am so happy they got me to CNX."
Cons: "Left early, arrived early! Excellent"
Cons: "Everything was good. In fact, arrived in Bangkok early. What more could I ask for!"
Pros: "Had trouble with Vietjet charging me additional money for a flight change that didn’t go through on their website. Tried to explain it to them at the airport and they didn’t understand. Tried contacting them on their website and still didn’t understand how to fix it."
Cons: "Better policies and a website that works when changing/booking flights"
Cons: "The fees for checked baggage were not clear and they did not state them at all and trying to purchase a checked baggage was impossible to do and frustrating. I had to pay $55 for two bags for an hour flight."
Pros: "Very little leg room"
Cons: "No drinks are offered"
Cons: "Check in was frustrating, to say the least. We had to go upstairs to pay an excess baggage fee, instead of where we checked in. Despite being first in line we had to go to the end of the line because we were in the wrong line. They decided to tell us after the other line formed, not at the time."
Cons: "I believe water should be offered for free, but this airline believes otherwise. I was so dehydrated on this flight and I was told it was 60bahts for water, and I ran out of currency, and they did not even take credit cards."
Cons: "3 hour delay, missed all other flights home"
Pros: "We left 20 minutes before the regular departure time - Chiang Rai international airport is very convenience"
Cons: "the air crew staff were very picky"