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    Quote Originally Posted by taxexile View Post
    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.
    Ain't that the truth! I went back last year to renew passport in Liverpool, M62 just a nightmare, road spends more time closed or ridiculous speed restrictions in force, nanny state at work!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neverna View Post
    You can fly direct (non-stop) to Bangkok using Heathrow airport (London).
    BA and EVA do it, apparently.

    11.5 hours.

    For less than I sometimes have to pay to get from the ME to BKK.

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    ^ and of course Thai airways.


    The trick to a nice flight I've found is to get a night flight and the night prior go out and get absolutely shit faced. I can then board the plane stay awake until after dinner, then wake up for breakfast and wheels down.

    Thats why id recommend a direct from Heathrow or stopping in Europe not the Middle East if you're flying from that Gunchester.

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    Yeah, makes sense.

    I've been following your 'night prior' rule for about 20 years when taking night flights

    Packing is the tricky part.

    A Parka for Prakanong has been known.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    The trick to a nice flight I've found is to get a night flight
    I agree, problem is if its a night flight out it always seems to be a daylight flight on the return leg!

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    Makes sense,
    .... just looked and out of the 3 direct flights from LHR its only Thai Airways where you can do both flights at night.

    Although, that's where Cyrille's parka in Phra Khanong comes in handy

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    With a 6 or 7 hour diff and a 11 hour flight it's always going to be mixed.

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    My method is always not to sleep and power through the day on arrival. Feels like a case of the Monday blues but wake up smiling Tuesday.

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    I find consuming large amounts of alcohol and refraining from drinking water, helps me sleep on the flatbed no matter what time of the day.

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    Quatar always and the new DOHA airport are 1st class IMHO.
    Brand new A380, first class service all the way starting at Manchester and ending at the taxi rank in Bangkok

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack meoff View Post
    I find consuming large amounts of alcohol and refraining from drinking water, helps me sleep on the flatbed no matter what time of the day.
    The dehydration sets in when I try that and the waking up for a piss., you're obviously a shandy lightweight

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    <5% stay alive

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    Top tip to avoid dehydration on flights...

    Have beer in between shorts

    I must have drunk a can of Heineken and and a brandy and water every hour I was in the air.

    Had a good argument with a bangkok taxi driver at the airport.

    Wouldn't take me to hau hin in his 7 seater for 2000baht. fvcking cvnt just wanted to take me to an airport hotel for 700baht.
    Fvcking wanker taxi drivers the world over.

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    ^But what would the outcome of been if you had been dehydrated and flown in on a direct flight at night?


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    Mmm, but when flying first or business I want to take full advantage of drinking,eating snacking, drinking and catching up on movies. Ironically I sleep like the dead in economy.

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    Some sound advice here, thanks guys

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