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    Manchester to BKK

    I'm going to Britain in Oct for a week or so and then off to LOS for a couple of weeks thereafter.

    Any recommendations for a good (cheap, comfortable, direct) airlines out of Manchester? Just one way, as I'm booking back to the U.S. from Thailand.

    Thanks in advance.
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    Don't think you can go direct.

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    Qatar have keen prices via Doha since the GCC tossed em off

    https://www.qatarairways.com/en/abou.../oneworld.html

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    Emirates is not cheap and you get a stopover in Dubai, but the service and comfort levels in coach are very acceptable.
    The terminal infrastructure at MAN is getting bad press right now. Birmingham might be a better alternative, although if you go to MAN by train you can avoid most of the nonsense.

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    I just flew EvaAir Premium Economy from Swampy to LHR and back. It was good.
    The price was reasonable and the service was fine.
    If you can link them to Manchester I'd recommend them.

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    Try Finnair (MAN to BKK) with a 2hour 20 minute layover in Helsinki. Leaves MAN at 1025 and arrives BKK 0715 the next morning. Google flights show a price of US$ 568.

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    Etihad or Qatar fly from Manchester, pretty reasonable prices.

    400 -600 return

    With a couple of hours in doha or dubai to break up the journey.

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    got a very good deal on Turkish this year, also can take a night in "stanbul

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    Over the past few years we have used Etihad, Lufthansa, Emirates, BA, Cathay Pacific and Singapore Airlines to fly to BKK from Manchester. None of the flights are direct.

    Manchester Airport is a disgrace, it is run down, untidy but staffed with the sort of unruly and overweight men and women that look like they might punch you, but in fact are efficient and professional. Forget about arriving or departing by road, its a nightmare and one never knows whether the police will spot a dead cat on the hard shoulder and decide to close the road for 24 hours.

    There is a railway station at the airport with frequent connections to just about anywhere. Just avoid the dirty coffee shop on the platform. Its a cross between a job centre and a kebab shop at closing time. It must be a frightening and off putting experience for a first time arrival in the UK.

    As for airlines, a mid journey break is preferable to a break say in Frankfurt or London.
    And for that, the gulf airlines seem to offer the best trip.

    Choose the day, time and connection correctly and you can be up top on a 380, in economy, 2 to a row for both legs of the flight.

    Lufthansa were good, double decker airbus, but to get a good seat you need premium economy. BA are now a disgrace, they seem to know their clientele and accordingly use their oldest dirtiest planes and cabin crew on the BKK route. Singapore and Cathay were excellent, but the journey is unecessarily long unless you want a stopover for a few days.

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    Go with Emirates.

    If price is really an issue then check Etihad...but you get what you pay for there.
    Last edited by cyrille; 03-08-2018 at 09:10 AM.

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    Can now fly direct Manchester to U-Tapao Pattaya / Sattahip with Qatar airlines, although as tax notes, Manchester airport is a fucking disgrace these days. Only airport in the world (afaik) that makes you pay for baggage trolleys (via malfunctioning vending machines), and a recently installed new car drop off system that is something out of Franz Kafka...

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co...-drop-14892192

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    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Can now fly direct Manchester to U-Tapao Pattaya / Sattahip with Qatar airlines, although as tax notes, Manchester airport is a fucking disgrace these days. Only airport in the world (afaik) that makes you pay for baggage trolleys (via malfunctioning vending machines), and a recently installed new car drop off system that is something out of Franz Kafka...

    https://www.manchestereveningnews.co...-drop-14892192

    The industry term you mean to use is "non-stop".
    "Direct" refers to flights with a stopover[s].

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    Jeff, it’s absurd to suggest any airline flies non-stop from Manchester to U-Tapao.

    You really are clueless sometimes.

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    If you can wait until the first week of November, then you can get an all-in 199 quid deal...

    Link - https://swiss-anywaytravelpass.com/e...iss_gb_en&utm_

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    Thanks everyone, good suggestions all around. Was planning to take the train to the airport so not worried about the infrastructure issue. There is a low budget airline that flies non-stop to MAN from Vegas, which is why I'm using it as my hub for my trip to England. Was hoping there were good deals out of there to LOS, but I will consider other airports in the region.

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    You can fly direct (non-stop) to Bangkok using Heathrow airport (London).

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    ^Trying to avoid London, but I will consider it if includes a savings/comfort advantage. Thanks.

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    For cost savings, flights with stops are usually cheaper than non-stop/direct flights. I suppose it depends why you want a direct flight insaed of a stop over.

    Personally, I don't mind a stop somewhere so long as it isn't too long or the changover too arduous, and the departure and arrival times suit me.
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    As said before, Just go out of Manchester on Emirates or Etihad 2-3 hour stop in Middle East (fag , beer & shit break)
    Not much hassle really as bags are checked through.

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    ^ Most likely route, if Finnair doesn't pan out. Thanks, H.J.

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    Finnar is a pretty good choice. Reasonable prices, changovers not too long, good departure and arrival times and a longer second leg to get some sleep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_Smith View Post
    ^Trying to avoid London, but I will consider it if includes a savings/comfort advantage. Thanks.
    I flew to Manchester via LHR a few months back with BA, it was ok - LHR is much improved to the $hithouse it used to be. Manchester a joke to even call an airport!

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    sorry if this has been mentioned already...

    I think i am right in saying... there is no DIRECT flight unless its a UK or Thai carrier...?

    thats because all airlines are duty bound to radiate from their home airports, or connect via them.

    so you are somewhat forced to do a stop over or transfer.

    Etihad fly direct to London from abu dhabi cos they are based in UAE

    ....and if you enter Etihad: Manchester to bkk, it comes up, even show a flight 'fitting the bill'' until u see 15+ hours and a 2 1/2 hour stop over in... abu dhabi!

    they are all at least 1 stop

    In fact good ol' BA who you thought might be able to help as uk carrier... 2 stops!!!

    Etihad are pretty good, its usually the 380, I flew it a few times going AUH to LHR and the seat and service is good

    BTW..Qatar airway ha... lets just say ''the worlds fiv... three-star airline at 5-star prices'.. not a fan and i was forced to fly with them for 2.5 years so i have genuine bad experience.
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    Emirates or Etihad 2-3 hour stop in Middle East(fag , beer & shit break)
    unless you have lounge access, or a colostomy bag, those airports, crowded as they are with travellers from some of the most uncivilised places on earth, all of whom seem to be in search of that urgent explosive curry fuelled 3 am shite as they rush to make their connections render those toilets the last places on earth one would wish to pinch a loaf.

    experience has taught me to dose up with immodium before undertaking any long haul flight these days, especially one that involves a stopover in the middle east.

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