One thing I like about flying Bangkok Airways is that they rarely use jet bridges. I love being out on the tarmac, close to the planes, especially when the weather is hot. This is especially true when I’m connecting across multiple countries. Otherwise I tend to jump from one air conditioned environment to another. I relish the opportunity to feel the humidity and smell the unique air of a country, even if I’m just passing through.
Up close and personal
The flight was completely full but there was no issue with overhead space, seeing as most passengers were foreign tourists who would be bringing checked bags with them. The legroom was pretty damn tight but not really an issue for a one hour flight.
I was surprised at the fact that so many different meal types were available for selection when I went to manage my booking online. Hell I was surprised that there even was a meal of any kind. I went for a total gamble and ordered the seafood meal, which ended up being a great choice for two reasons: 1. We were served before everybody else, on a full flight. 2. It tasted awesome (despite the less than appealing appearance of the sauce).
After the meal there was a tea and coffee run, followed almost immediately by our descent.
The passenger experience at USM is very interesting. The entire airport is open air and it has no jet bridges. Pax are transported to the terminal in tram cars.
The open air, luggage claim pavilion.