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Thailand/Oz or Oz/Thailand???!!

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1. Posted by Mad4it (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

Hello there folks

I have yet to book my trip, but I'm travelling on my own for a mega party & am heading to Oz and Thailand in May/June for a year. My problem is which order to do them in Oz/Thailand or Thailand/Oz???

....Factors like finding work, the weather etc all to be considered....

What do people think??

2. Posted by Degolasse (Travel Guru 823 posts) 10y

Why don't you do both?
If you are flying from UK to Oz, you could fly Thai Airways and chances are, you will be allowed to stop over in Bangkok on the way and the way back. Maybe stop for a few weeks on the way to head up for some jungles up North in Chaing Mai, and then stopover on the way back for some relaxing on the beach down South.
But if you are heading off for a whole year, and those are your only stops, then the time of year that you arrive in Thailand will be pretty close to the same anyway. It'll either be June on the way there, or May on the way back right? So weather wise, it really won't make a difference.

3. Posted by Mad4it (Budding Member 26 posts) 10y

God you Canadians really know how to complicate things hey? It was just a simple question on a sequence of events!

Cheers!

4. Posted by karazyal (Travel Guru 1593 posts) 10y

Quoting Mad4it

Hello there folks

I have yet to book my trip, but I'm travelling on my own for a mega party & am heading to Oz and Thailand in May/June for a year. My problem is which order to do them in Oz/Thailand or Thailand/Oz???

....Factors like finding work, the weather etc all to be considered....

What do people think??


Thailand first, because often there are discounted flights going from the UK to Bangkok.

In Bangkok there are lots of travel agencies offering special discount priced flights to Australia (and other countries,) buy in Bangkok and fly from there to Oz.

Always compare prices offered from one company to another company for the best offer in Thailand. Because you will be gone so long from the U.K. I would stick with some of the bigger, established airlines so that you can be sure they will still be in business a year later. Sign up for the frequent flyer program since you will be putting so many miles on at one time. You can use some of those miles or benefits later on after you build your mileage record up.

You will need open end - open jawed returns that you have to coordinate. Probably after a long time in Australia you can schedule your return through Bangkok, relax and party for a while, and go home from there.

Free 30 day entry stamp on arrival at Bangkok airport. If you leave Thailand, for another country, before that 30 days are up you won't have to pay for a visa. Same on your return through Thailand to the UK.