The Banger silvertails departed from Suvarnabhumi Airport in Bangkok, on Saturday to participate in the Vintage Rugby Carnival in Capetown, South Africa. There were no stragglers as the organisers were expecting. Brian Sinclair Thompson, the veteran regional airline executive handled the embarkation process with flair and aplomb, even pulling a few string so the lads could watch the Wallaby-Springbox Tri Nations match live in the Malaysian Airlines VIP lounge during their lengthy stopover in Kuala Lumpur.
Brian had one more suprise up his sleeve
After the booking in process was complete, Brian had arranged for mini bus to take the punters to the nearby Novotel Suvarnabhumi Hotel for preflight beers in the hotel executive lounge. And just to add to the occasion, he threw in a box of the best cigars this side of Havana.