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Airline Information And Flight Deals For Expats

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I compiled a few Thai booking sites which offer a bit more than the run of the mill Amadeus fares. Never had a chance to purchase from any of them so can't vouch for their reliability. I always seem to miss out on the special promotions either because of availability or timing. If I only save a few hundred baht through an agency I will buy directly from the airline because it's less hassle to refund and there are no credit card fees. Good for reference, though. You might also want to check Air China's Thai website because they offer some pretty good biz & eco promotions there (however, good luck trying to booking them). In no particular order:

http://www.eticket.co.th/index.aspx?lang=en

http://www.his-bkk.com/en/air_ticket/index.php#

http://www.statravel.co.th/flights.htm

http://www.anewtravel.com/default.asp

http://www.saveflights.com/index.php

http://www.sstravel.co.th/sst_airfare/int.asp (Air India GSA, for cheap Star Alliance FF pts)

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Anyone prepared to position to Cairo (I know, I know!) can get Etihad biz class return to BKK for less than 600 Euros. Dates from September through to next June.

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Thai Airways is surprisingly currently the cheapest carrier on Skyscanner for a trip back to my part of farang land in Europe in July 2017, even cheaper than any of the Middle Eastern carriers.

 

I doubt most airlines have even considered any kind of promotions 8 months into the future and some of the ME carriers could very well drop their prices.

What is the optimum time frame to purchase a airline ticket? 2-3 months prior to the trip?

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3 hours ago, ExpatOilWorker said:

Thai Airways is surprisingly currently the cheapest carrier on Skyscanner for a trip back to my part of farang land in Europe in July 2017, even cheaper than any of the Middle Eastern carriers.

 

I doubt most airlines have even considered any kind of promotions 8 months into the future and some of the ME carriers could very well drop their prices.

What is the optimum time frame to purchase a airline ticket? 2-3 months prior to the trip?

 

 

Agree, THAI seem to have changed their policy of charging the highest fare of any Airline to anywhere. Some reasonable Promo fares available these days, they were the cheapest on the BKK - KUL - BKK route recently, and now they are the cheapest (a lot cheaper than the budget Airlines such as Cebu Pacific) on BKK - MNL - BKK, as I just found out minutes ago (7.700 return on the date I checked). Plus at least 25% miles earned on Royal Orchid Plus.

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Thai Airways schedule adjustments for the winter season.

A number of increased frequencies and two new non-stop routes:

 

Phuket - Frankfurt - Phuket (since Nov 17, 2016)

Bangkok - Moscow - Bangkok (from Dec 15, 2016)

 

http://www.traveldailynews.asia/news/article/63388/thai-adjusts-winter-schedule

 

The new A350 is used on routes to Rome, Milan and Singapore.

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If you want to share detailed experiences with your flight, please use this thread:

 

and add a link here if you see a deal for the airline.

Thanks.

 

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Thai Lion Air finally got approval to fly to TRANG, starting February 11, and are offering a PROMO fare at 425 Baht (including 15 KG checked luggage and Airport Tax). I don't know how long these fares are available, but as of now they still are.

Skyscanner does NOT list them all. According to skyscanner, no such fare in February, but I found many 425 Baht fares for February as well on the www.lionairthai.com website and I will book a flight for February within a few minutes before you guys grab it  ;-)

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8 minutes ago, chiang mai said:

I was just getting excited at that except when I looked at the cost versus dates in February or March, the cheapest I could find is 30,000 return to London, about the same as BA currently.

Ouch !

 

The differencebetween what an airline says,and what they actually deliver, allcovered by that nasty little word "from" ! :saai:

 

I was looking recently at BKK-LHR-BKK for late-November/early-December, when the advertised fare did definitely come up, FWIW.

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MALAYSIA AIRLINES has just implemented a large chunk of PROMO FARES into their system a few minutes ago (Monday 00.01 hrs as usual). Nothing sensational, but a few good deals can be found, such as 5.100 THB return fare from Bangkok to Kota Kinabalu (via KUL) or any other Borneo destination which is pretty decent value for money. BKK - Bali for 7.310 THB return not too shabby either.

BKK - London (LHR) is 10.500 one-way, 19.900 return.

All fares at MH include 30 KG of free luggage and of course meals.

Sadly, the business class "deals" are once again nothing to write home about, except maybe for the 13.375 THB fare from BKK to Manila via KUL (and as KUL-MNL is more than 3 hrs, you can expect booze on board)

 

If you need some inspiration for your Songkhran escape, here you go --->>>

 

http://www.malaysiaairlines.com/th/en/deals/deals-of-the-day.html

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A couple of outdated offers (book until...) have been removed.

 

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Not the greatest ever deal, but may be of interest to some. Biz class in a wide body jet with angled lie flats and a full catering service onboard, BKK to HKG with Hong Kong Airlines for a bit over 12,000bt return. Dates from September to December.

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Seychelles anyone?

 

Sri Lanken has BKK - SEZ RT for $881 usd business class

 

Sun, Tues, Fri departures only, looks wide open through february

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