The flight from Penang to Bangkok is around 1 hour plus and another 3 hours for Bangkok to Guangzhou. I was on Thai Airway and of course it’s better than Air Asia with its in-flight service and the fare was a little bit more expensive than Air Asia but a little bit more for the service is good.
It’s not a direct flight but there’s a transit at Bangkok so which means that I got 2 meals air meal in the plane. One was from Penang to Bangkok and another one was from Bangkok to Guangzhou. I didn’t really eat much because I was clearing my stomach for all the nice street food and dim sums in Guangzhou.
You always get to read their local newspaper, I took all of it before getting onto the plane, both the English and Mandarin paper. Dad mistaken the Japanese paper and thought it was a Chinese newspaper but since it’s free, it’s not really problem.
The in-flight entertainment wasn’t really good, no personal screen in front of me, it’s a big screen in front of everyone playing one movie. I didn’t watch the movie but instead watching Diggnation podcast on my iPod and for the rest of the time, I was either sleeping or listening to music. The in-flight entertainment of Cathay Pacific is better than this. I’m writting this because I only got on board on these 2 airlines before, I’ll no need to say about the budget airline Air Asia, since it’s budget, there’s not really any entertainment for you. Prepare your own entertainment. =)
Thirty more thousands feet above sea level? It’s so nice and very cold out there.
When approaching Guangzhou, it turned ugly, no more blue sky but very cloudy with a very hazy background. It’s nothing much compare to Bangkok, it’s like dust particle is in the air everywhere. The greens were not so green. Penang is still the best or perhaps I should say city in Malaysia has a cleaner air. Wee…
By the way, the business class area in flight Penang to Bangkok was very quiet. I think there’s only one or two passengers there. OMG OMG.