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1. Posted by kimbers (First Time Poster 1 posts) 10y

Hi, im just after some tips on what websites/travel agents are good for really cheap flights to Bangkok - i can go from any London airport, Birmingham or Bristol.

Im hoping to go to Thailand for 30 days leaving anytime from the 28th Jan and returning no later than 9th March (so there is some flexibility in the exact date i leave England) all the flights i have found so far range from £500-£700+ - there must be something cheaper as i saw last minute flights going for early january for under £300!

Any recommendations?

Cheers!

2. Posted by citybell (Full Member 419 posts) 10y

Some times it is cheaper when you fly in a second level airlines and /or when you fly in a hopping flight not a direct ones.
ALSO look out for the deals from major airlines who announce suddenly and keep the offer open for a short time.

Though not sure, try SriLankan airways with change of flight at Colombo.

3. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1586 posts) 10y

Quoting kimbers

Hi, im just after some tips on what websites/travel agents are good for really cheap flights to Bangkok - i can go from any London airport, Birmingham or Bristol.

Im hoping to go to Thailand for 30 days leaving anytime from the 28th Jan and returning no later than 9th March (so there is some flexibility in the exact date i leave England) all the flights i have found so far range from £500-£700+ - there must be something cheaper as i saw last minute flights going for early january for under £300!

Any recommendations?

Cheers!

From the U.S. - Cathay Pacific has been pushing some reduced pricing, perhaps they have the same deal from London too! Access their website for more info.

Check the prices for China Airlines and Emirates Airlines for their current pricing. You should get their web prices first so that you can have something to compare travel agent pricing against.

In the U.S. - flights leaving on holidays, weekends or Fridays are slightly more expensive than those flights leaving on the other days, perhaps it is the same way in Britain. Always compare the prices you find with flights leaving a couple days ahead or past your first date. Sometimes leaving a day or two sooner or later can reduce the cost of your flights.

Sometimes I will pay a few dollars more for a flight where I can collect the frequent flyer miles on one of my cards. The little extra money I may pay for a "preferred airline" pays me back with free flights, free upgrades, preferred seating, extra weight allowances and shorter lines at the airport when I pick up my boarding pass. If you fly often you don't want to be "penny wise and pound foolish!"

Okey dokey.

4. Posted by HaadRinGuide (Travel Guru 542 posts) 10y

I booked a flight to Bangkok from Heathrow with a company called Holiday Genie and a return ticket cost £432 which I was pleased with (I had been quoted £507 on the high street). When you added the credit card charge and special delivery on it came to £451 but this was still cheaper than I found on any other website.

It depends on when you want to go though, and also the prices can vary so it helps if you're flexible (within a couple of days) about when you want to fly. I checked on the lunchtime and my preferred leaving date was £432 but when I checked again in the evening it had gone up to £468. Leavng the following day was still priced at £432 though so like I say, if you're flexible you should be able to get a cheap deal.

Also, I looked into booking direct with the airlines, but in general I found that going through a booking agent was cheaper than booking direct which I didn't expect.

5. Posted by HaadRinGuide (Travel Guru 542 posts) 10y

Also, I checked quite a lot of websites and the cheapest flights I found on other websites were all priced in the £455 to £475 range, so when you added in credit card charges Holiday Genie were easily the cheapest for the days when I wanted to fly.

6. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 10y

USD 3,991.00 189.38 Adult x 1 4,180.38

Total USD 4,180.38

Asia Miles Earned Asia Miles Total
18,210 18,210

Itinerary Details
Date Flight Departure Arrival Stops Duration Aircraft Remarks Class
29 January CX889 JFK 21:20 HKG 07:05+2 1 38:25 744 eTicket,
Canadian Transit Visa Economy (Y)
31 January CX709 HKG 21:55 BKK 23:45 0 343 eTicket Economy (Y)
10 November CX702 BKK 19:00 HKG 22:40 0 29:50 773 eTicket Economy (Y)
11 November CX830 HKG 10:15 JFK 12:50 0 346 eTicket Economy

wow!! thats more than half my budget for a year in asia

7. Posted by TylerJames (Respected Member 333 posts) 10y

Cathay Pacific is way too expensive

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