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1. Posted by jadeverell (Respected Member 255 posts) 8y

I depart for my RTW trip very soon and am worrying that i will want to stay travelling longer than 1 year and therefore making my return flight back to the UK invalid.

Does anyone know how much a single flight from Bangkok to the UK might cost?? (i just wanted to get a rough idea, so i can account for this in my budget)

Has anyone ever done this before?



2. Posted by TLWH (Travel Guru 516 posts) 8y

Try they say there is a one way Bangkok to London for around 389 Euro with SriLankan Airlines. might help too

All the best


3. Posted by emilybrit (Budding Member 61 posts) 8y

I flew with Sri lankan out to bangkok and they were fine.. I think my return ticket was about £360 so it might be worth checking them out. You'll probably have quite a long stopover in colombo but don't let that put you off.

Have a wicked trip :)

4. Posted by Buttfish (Respected Member 298 posts) 8y

sorry to intrude, but if you have under a 24 hour stopover at colombo (sri lankan airlines - uk to india), would they require a visa for colombo?

5. Posted by mojorob (Moderator 1047 posts) 8y

This page shows who requires a visa for Sri Lanka. People with a British or Canadian passport (plus about 75 other nationalities) can stay up to 30 days without a visa by the looks of it.

6. Posted by emilybrit (Budding Member 61 posts) 8y

I didn't need a visa for my stopover in sri lanka.

Hope this helps :)

7. Posted by Hien (Moderator 3906 posts) 8y

Good news for you. AirAsia X will start the Kuala Lumpur - London route from March 2009. I believe the price is probably before tax and whatever charges.

MYR 1200 = GBP 190 = USD 370 = EUR 240

Quoting TheStar Online

Sunday May 11, 2008

To London and back - for RM1,200


KUALA LUMPUR: AirAsia X will start its flights to London in March next year. And it will cost only about RM1,200 for a return trip on an economy ticket.

The country’s first long-haul budget carrier had announced last year that the Kuala Lumpur-London route would be its mainstay but could not take off because there was no suitable aircraft.

AirAsia group chief executive officer Datuk Tony Fernandes said he had signed up for the lease of an Airbus A340 aircraft a few days ago.

“We will take delivery of the plane in January and it will take us several months to refurbish it.

“It will be configured to house 50 flatbeds (sleeper seats) and the rest would be economy seats but will be bigger and more comfortable than even that of a full service carrier,” Fernandes said in an interview from London.

He estimated that the average cost of a return fare to London would be about RM1,200 while the higher-class flatbed seats would cost about RM8,000 return.

The economy return fare on full service carriers like Malaysia Airlines and Singapore Airlines is between RM4,000 and RM4,500 while a business-class ticket on these airlines costs more than RM20,000.

Fernandes said his airline was still negotiating with a couple of airports near the Greater London area but “chances are we will settle for London's Standsted Airport.''

Article continues...

[ Edit: Edited on May 16, 2008, at 5:32 AM by Hien ]

8. Posted by Buttfish (Respected Member 298 posts) 8y

yuss!!! thanks mojorob and emilybrit :D that funny detail slipped my mind until i saw that post. one down!

oh! and i was going to mention Air Ninja. it can help sometimes :)