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    Flights Bkk-Lhr in July. Advice please.

    Wasn't sure what section to put this in...

    I might be flying back to London in early July for a week or so; haven't done that trip in 10 years, so am rather out of the loop.

    Any suggestions? I prefer a direct flight if possible. Not sure yet if I'm paying for meself or the job is paying for me. If I'm paying then I'd like to keep the cost down; 40k? Is 30k possible?

    Back in the day... Eva Air were the cheapest and quite decent. How about nowadays? Where would you suggest a good place to book is? Some online websites seem to be very expensive...
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    can be online or your friendly travel agent, the latter is often less hassle and just as cheap

    if you are just going for a short time, as they say, the Thai often have some good offers

    EVA in general are a little cheaper

    you may get a bargain with Quantas/BA

    cheapish fares are around B40k if you can find them
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    ^ Thank you; I think I'll pop to a travel agaent and see what they suggest, and run a few dates through a few websites too...

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    Hi Betty, sweetheart. Go to Mox Travel.com

    I have seen flights in July on there starting at 34000 baht. I think ir was Kingfisher and Jet Airways

    Also walk into an agent and see if they can beat it

    xx Kwang

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    Thanks be care though direct means staying on the same craft but being in transit somewhere. I think you want non stop. Be careful as well as the service and fuel charges could well be almost as much as the ticket itself.

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    When are the Olympics On? Could affect the pricing this summer......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kwang
    I think ir was Kingfisher and Jet Airways
    they are def stop, at nasty places

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    Yes, that's correct, however Thai Airways are on there for 40,000 baht and British Airways for under 44000 which are both non stop

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    ^ If you like DVT.

    Or look at the Gulf Airline websites - Gulf Air, Qatar Airways, Etihad Airways, Emirates.

    Stopovers aren't too bad, all the airports have bars, and Duty free is cheap as chips.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo
    I prefer a direct flight if possible.
    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    Stopovers aren't too bad, all the airports have bars, and Duty free is cheap as chips.
    they are horrible and boring, even if there is a bar, just a waste of time

    duty free? 555

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    Quote Originally Posted by harrybarracuda
    If you like DVT.
    I suppose if you drink too much and don't get any exercise, then that can occur

    just sit next to a nice girl and wriggle a bit

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    Would not risk Kingfisher they are in big financial trouble if you have to fly indirect fly Etihad or Jet Airways usually the cheapest option.As for BA,EVA,Thai and the rest prices about the same at the moment.
    Might be expensive in July,Olympic Games 27 July plus the kids will be on holiday.
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    Book your flight quick if your going the prices will go sky high olympics july.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Pom View Post
    When are the Olympics On? Could affect the pricing this summer......

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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one
    I think you want non stop.
    Quite correct.

    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Pom
    Olympics On?
    End of July I think, should be in and out before then.

    Quote Originally Posted by DrAndy
    they are def stop, at nasty places
    That's what I'm trying to avoid really; also I take Zanax and get pissed (not too much, don't bother other passengers...) because I truly hate flying... Thus, I was thinking that Thai, BA/Quantas and Eva were about me only options. A flight to Paris or Brussels would be okay too, as: 1) I can get a train... 2) I could visit some realatives in Europe (also by train - but I suspect that train costs have gone crazy... I once looked for a train from Madrid or Barcelona, can't remember, to either Paris or Brussels, was travelling around Europe with a g/f, and the train prices were over 100 pounds, wellover; ended up paying 15 pounds, including all taxes, to fly with Virgin!).

    I'll check out the flights on the web then pop to a travel agent. I have to do some business between the 10th and 12th, so even flying in on the 9th and out on the 12th would be fine; also could stay longer and visit relatives in London and Spain, don't mind either way...

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    ^ thanks RS, I'll give them a go.

    Basically, my initial findings say 950 quid or 46,000 baht. BA, Quantas, Thaiair and ebookers all had the same prices. You can save maybe 150 pounds by fuking around with Jetair or some such crap, but I'd rather not. I could consider a KLM (only had bad experiences with this airline though; promised meself I'd never fly with them or their useless US partners again...), SAS or Finnair, and saave 100 quid, but is that worth it?

    Time to check out the tour companies and see what they have to offer.

    As an aside, how the world changes... I used to travel loads, and the airlines were very different, clearly now they are all nicely locked together... Also, I've done maybe 10 plus return trips to thailand and the prices were always between 500 and 650 quid. Not any more...

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    ^^ RS' website can get an Evaair or Thaiair flight for 43,000 baht.

    I think I'm gonna piss around looking at flights to Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, etc, just to see the cost similarity - might be worth going to one of these because me parents live close to Valencia, so I could visit them too, maybe...

    Return to Paris with Thaiair is 38,000 baht; Eurostar is 4000 baht return = 42,000 baht.
    Return to Frankfurt is 39,500 baht with Thaiair, should be very easy to get a plane to London and Valencia from there.

    But, none of these fairs save any total money, and they add time and grief... Maybe 43,000 baht or 890 pounds with Eva is the best option.
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    www.kayak.com will give u a good idea of the price

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    ^ thanks, Greg. It's the same prices as elsewhere: 46,000 baht for Thaiair, Quantas and BA, direct.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bettyboo View Post
    ^^ RS' website can get an Evaair or Thaiair flight for 43,000 baht.

    I think I'm gonna piss around looking at flights to Paris, Brussels, Frankfurt, etc, just to see the cost similarity - might be worth going to one of these because me parents live close to Valencia, so I could visit them too, maybe...

    Return to Paris with Thaiair is 38,000 baht; Eurostar is 4000 baht return = 42,000 baht.
    Return to Frankfurt is 39,500 baht with Thaiair, should be very easy to get a plane to London and Valencia from there.

    But, none of these fairs save any total money, and they add time and grief... Maybe 43,000 baht or 890 pounds with Eva is the best option.

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    ^ thank you.

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    A mate of mine is booked with Finair and it was bloody cheap (less than 500 quid if I remember correctly).

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    ^ fuk, that's cheap - I saw Finair for about 780 squid on Ebookers. I'm gonna check out the Finnair flight now. I vaguely remember flying with them once before and thought they were fine.

    Just checked their website = 37,165 baht or 780 squid. Not bad, but not 500 squid!
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    moxtravel are ok, and Ive cancelled flights with them and got the refund without having to get arsy with the.

    The problem with EVA and KLM to a lesser degree are has hard as nails when it comes to being over your baggage allowance, and seem to regard gouging you as an important profit centre.

    The thai planes are tired and old, but they do have a couple more inches of leg space which can make a big difference. But I would suggest one thing to you, as someone who has a big bias to direct flights, Given you only do long haul ever 10 years and if you go with someone like emirates, you can do the flight for just an extra 3 hours, save a reasonable amount of money and get a decent baggage allowance for the return trip

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    ^Thai are using Airbus A340-600 on the LHR/BKK route now.

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