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Non stop flight to Bangkok : Economy or Upgrade

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1. Posted by daveyarmz (Budding Member 28 posts) 10y

Hi, ive book a non stop flight to bangkok, economy class with eva air. I was just looking for some feedback from people who have, made this journey before, and if they would recommend uprading to first/business class for more room etc. Also any ideas on what this might cost? Thanks in advance Dave

2. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 10y

Dave,
I flew Eva Air in Jan. LAX-BKK. Since I am a cheapie, I flew economy. Good flight and no complaints, saw 5 movies between LA and Taipei. My friend flies Eva Air several times a year between Seattle and BKK and upgrades to Evergreen Deluxe class. I think it is roughly $200 each way extra. He feels it is worth if for bigger seats and better food, I don't. We arrive at the same time and are both jet lagged. If your budget allows, it maybe worth it. Mine doesn't.

3. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member 245 posts) 10y

Its really not that long a flight so my advicewould be to save your money. It will go a fair way in Thailand...

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

Quoting daveyarmz

Hi, ive book a non stop flight to bangkok, economy class with eva air. I was just looking for some feedback from people who have, made this journey before, and if they would recommend uprading to first/business class for more room etc. Also any ideas on what this might cost? Thanks in advance Dave

Sign up for the frequent flyer program, 2 or 3 flights from now and you can upgrade for free!!

You can make your trip a little more comfortable by requesting your seats ahead of time. I like aisle seats, so I always request an aisle seat. I don't like the last seat in a section or a seat with emergency escape windows behind it (seat back may not recline fully.) I don't like a wall in front of me because the seats will be narrower to allow for the pull out tray and sometimes less leg room (no place for underseat bag stowage too!)

So, select your seat ahead of time so you don't get stuck in an area you don't want to be in and in an uncomfortable seat - next to a smelly toilet. Oh yeah, if you have a silver or gold card you get to get on the plane in the first batch and have almost all of the overhead bins available for your bag.

Economy seating won't kill you unless you have a butt bigger than the seat cushion or really long legs. I'm 5'11" and 210 with a flight that is over 8 hours longer than yours - economy doesn't bother me that much. I'll fly an upgrade when I can get it free though!

Good luck.