Business class on Thai Airways is always a pleasant experience, and with the airline being a partner of Star Alliance, the amenities available allow you to have an even more enjoyable voyage.

From elegant lounge access such as the new Air New Zealand lounge in Melbourne Airport, and complementary spa services, to angled flat beds and excellent customer service—Royal Silk Business Class on Thai Airways is a pleasant surprise for anyone who wants to journey with this carrier overseas.

But for those of you who have yet to fly aboard this airline in business class, here’s a detailed glimpse of what you can expect.

Lounging

Royal Orchid Thai Airways Lounge at BKK

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When you fly business class on Thai, you are automatically given a free pass to almost any Star Alliance lounge in the airport you’re in. Nonetheless, if you do decide to use the carriers’ Royal lounges, you will have access to VIP rooms, private areas, a-la-carte dining, work stations, sleeping rooms and shower suites. For those who are in Bangkok’s Suvarnabhumi Airport, you can enjoy a complimentary 30 minute massage at the award-winning Royal Orchid Spa (availability is based on a first-come, first-serve basis). 

Seating

Thai Airways Business Class A350

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Thai Airways has recently retrofitted their Silk Business Class on their A350s to be in a 1-2-1 configuration, with each seat having direct-aisle access. This is a large improvement compared to the seats on their Boeing 747s, which are in a 2-2 configuration. 

For those sitting in the middle aisle, a privacy window has been installed, so if you are traveling alone, you can minimize any disturbances or awkward gazes with a push of a button. 

Other features include AC power outlet, two USB power ports, stowage space at your side, above and in front of you, adjustable reading light beside your seat, noise-canceling earphones, entertainment screen with over 1,000 hours of movies, short films, games, music, news and more, as well as a seat massager function that can be turned on by pressing the “M” button on the control panel.

Dining

Thai Airways Business Class Meal

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Traveling in business class means delectable meals, and Thai does not disappoint with its multi-course dining option.

If you prefer a more traditional Thai cuisine, you can choose items from their Samrab Thai menu, an authentic full-course Siamese cuisine available on every flight such as Minced Chicken and Mushroom with Chili Lime Dressing to a Stir-fried Shiitake and Snow Pea with Garlic. 

Looking for a more Western cuisine? Then opt for a salmon salad, fried potato appetizer or a Pâté Foie Gras with Créme Fraîche. Follow up with a main course of Grilled Salmon with Creamy Grain Mustard Sauce, or a Parmesan Chicken Breast with Basil and Balsamic Glaze. Finish up with a dessert such as Baked Thai custard with Caramelized Pumpkin or Sacher Chocolate Cake with Vanilla Bean Ice-cream. Pair every course with a drink—be it a red or white handpicked wine, a fine spirit on the rocks, juice, soda, coffee or tea.

Amenity Kit

Thai Airways Business Class Amenity Kit 2017

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Once you’ve wined and dined, refresh and get ready for a restful sleep with the new Thai Airways Royal Silk Business Class amenity kit. Inside each dark blue FURLA bag you’ll find a brush/comb duo, refreshing tissue, sleeping eye mask, earplugs, toothbrush, toothpaste, mouthwash, lip balm and body lotion by Acca Kappa, as well as slippers. It may not be the best amenity kit like the one you would receive on Singapore Airlines or Etihad, but it’s also not the worst of its kind.