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    Booking and paying for flights back to Europe.

    I haven't bought my own tickets in over a decade, but will be buying soon enough (I guess) for 2 return tickets to Europe next July.

    LHR, to be exact, with a short flight thereafter.

    The price that comes up is 72k baht, that's fine, not too concerned about the cost.

    What's the best way to pay with sites such as ebookers, flightscanner etc?

    Is it worth going to a Thai travel agency?

    I'd prefer to pay with THB from my Thai bank account than my Western credit card.

    Do they get more expensive in the New Year? Is there any time of the year that booking them gets cheaper?

    Has anyone gone through a Thai travel agent and gotten flights cheaper?

    Is this in the right subforum?

    So many questions.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    The price that comes up is 72k baht, that's fine, not too concerned about the cost.
    Unless you are flying business that is a very high fare indeed.

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    2 adults return.

    36k each, BKK direct to LHR with British Airways. Then a 1 hour domestic flight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria View Post
    2 adults return.

    36k each, BKK direct to LHR with British Airways. Then a 1 hour domestic flight.
    Does that include the cost of the domestic flight?

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    Just booked return tickets for Australia, did the internet search thing, prices all over the shop, so when to a travel agent in ubon.

    Qantas return flight on line was 110,000 Baht, wife 2 kids, travel agent, 85,000, flight to Ubon Thai smile 1500 Baht each, travel agent 1200.

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    Try using Skyscanner. It's very easy to use and generally cheaper than most.

    Have used it extensively for the past few years and never had a problem.

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    I paid 25k to LHR return with Thai Airways who had a promotion on.

    On the payment page you can tick Counter Service and then you have 24 hours to go pay for it at any 7/11.

    Air Asia and Nok Air offer that service too. Although they dont fly to LHR

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    I paid 295 BKK to LHR thenAmsterdam to KL
    You can pay with Kasikorn card or SCB and I imagine other local banks

    Look here

    https://www.kayak.com/flights

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    Cheap flights - Search and Compare Flights with momondo

    https://www.skyscanner.co.th

    You dont say your final destination but flights from Adam Paris Brussels dublin etc are always going to be 50 quid cheaper due to UK exit tax on long Haul.
    Ill fly Dublin Amsterdam.

    Inside Europe theres cheap Irish airlines Jet , ryan and Cypriot outfit Easyjet
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    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria View Post
    2 adults return.

    36k each, BKK direct to LHR with British Airways. Then a 1 hour domestic flight.
    Does that include the cost of the domestic flight?
    Yes.

    I'm more after how to pay with THB from my Thai Bank Account, or if it's better/cheaper/easier to go through a Thai travel agent here than the flight info.

    Thanks.

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    Example on Skyscnner
    Check your itinerary (all times are local)
    OUTBOUND
    Wed, 30 Nov 2016
    BKKLHR
    1 stop
    RETURN
    Thu, 8 Dec 2016
    LHRBKK
    1 stop
    Checking prices and availability...
    Economy class, 1 adult

    Read before booking
    Malaysia Airlines
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    ฿21,255

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by nidhogg View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria View Post
    2 adults return.

    36k each, BKK direct to LHR with British Airways. Then a 1 hour domestic flight.
    Does that include the cost of the domestic flight?
    Yes.

    I'm more after how to pay with THB from my Thai Bank Account, or if it's better/cheaper/easier to go through a Thai travel agent here than the flight info.

    Thanks.
    Have'nt used an agent this century, why pay a middleman?

    Book online, can often select your seats and meals too, check in and with an eTicket why would you need an agent?

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    ^ Because he is trying to find a way to use cash to pay.

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    british airways, bkk-lhr-man return, 2 month stay. 2 pax, 38.510 baht for 2 incl.taxes.

    ba website.

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    Heres the phone number of a Brit Travel agent in Bangkok, Auroria. His name is Tom. Someone gave me the number but i found tickets cheaper myself, so i'd suggest maybe getting a quote off him then searching yourself.

    Tom Bishop
    DTC Travel
    Tel: +66 (0) 2-392-1953
    Mobile: +66 (0) 81-618-2823
    Fax: +66 (0)) 2-392-1959
    Skype: TravelBishop
    Address: 12/11 Soi Prompak Sukhumvit Soi 49/6 Sukhumvit Road Klong Toey, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

    Website-
    DTC Travel - Travel Services

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    What's the best way to pay with sites such as ebookers,
    I always use Ebookers and I pay online with my UK Debit Card. Never a problem.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pragmatic View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    What's the best way to pay with sites such as ebookers,
    I always use Ebookers and I pay online with my UK Debit Card. Never a problem.
    Thanks.

    I would prefer to pay in cash (thb) or from my Thai bank account.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    I would prefer to pay in cash (thb) or from my Thai bank account
    Go to their website and check their acceptable method of payment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    I would prefer to pay in cash (thb) or from my Thai bank account.
    My Thai AM Card is a Debit card also, used for on-line purchases. Money straight out of the account, just like using cash.

    Cheers, TP

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thai Pom View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    I would prefer to pay in cash (thb) or from my Thai bank account.
    My Thai AM Card is a Debit card also, used for on-line purchases. Money straight out of the account, just like using cash.

    Cheers, TP
    Yes, good for Tesco and Big C etc.

    Probably not so good for British Airways.

    Of course it may be great for them. Any experience?

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    Not with BA, but other dealing yes. The ATM debit card has a "CCV" number that is required for on line transactions.

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    Did you ever use it to book international flights?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Heres the phone number of a Brit Travel agent in Bangkok, Auroria. His name is Tom. Someone gave me the number but i found tickets cheaper myself, so i'd suggest maybe getting a quote off him then searching yourself.

    Tom Bishop
    DTC Travel
    Tel: +66 (0) 2-392-1953
    Mobile: +66 (0) 81-618-2823
    Fax: +66 (0)) 2-392-1959
    Skype: TravelBishop
    Address: 12/11 Soi Prompak Sukhumvit Soi 49/6 Sukhumvit Road Klong Toey, Bangkok 10110 Thailand

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    Thanks, I'll send Tom an email.

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    36k is expensive considering its so far in advance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria
    Did you ever use it to book international flights?
    No but I have used it to buy items from Overseas. ( England Rugby Shirts )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auroria View Post
    2 adults return.

    36k each, BKK direct to LHR with British Airways. Then a 1 hour domestic flight.
    Sorry, actually it's classed as international flight, not domestic.

    But moot point I guess. Looking for info on ease of payment while in Thailand with Thai Bank Account/Debit Card.

    Thanks.

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