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Thai airways to ground it fleet of A340s

As per Bloomberg report, Thai Airways has grounded its entire fleet of Airbus A340s, some of which are barely a few years old for cost efficiency purposes. The airline says that it’s unable to make any flights on these quad engine aircrafts profitable even after the substantial oil price drop. In this age of twin engines aircrafts performing as good as the yesteryear 4 engine beauties, the need for such aircrafts has been almost wiped out. No airline has any pressing need to fly these birds anymore unless they are flying to hot and high destinations such as Johannesburg or Mexico to name a few. Thai has tried to sell these aircrafts for a while now but without any success and as has been the case…

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Thai Smile to allow Luk Thep dolls to travel as passengers

I have seen people struggling with the ground staff to bring in many things as their carry on baggage but how about dolls? Apparently if you go by this Bloomberg story, Thai Smile which is a subsidiary of Thailand’s flag carrier Thai Airways is contemplating a move that will now allow passengers to buy seats for their super sized dolls  which are known as Luk Thep which is Thai for Child God. Apparently there is a belief that these dolls have supernatural powers that serve as protection from harm for their owners and act as good luck charms inviting good fortune and blessings. The dolls have not only been endorsed heavily by celebrities which have not only helped make them very popular but have also spawned a range of fashion…

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