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1. Posted by Ultimatus (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

I'm struggling a little trying to organise my flights...

Basically I want to go mid September this year to Thailand from London. I was going to go Air Asia and stop at Kuala Lumpur but after having thought about it I may as well pay a little more and go straight to Bangkok (not to mention I will save in hotel/transport to/from KL airport for one night etc)

So I have found a deal with Ethiad for £354....however I want to go for around 6 months (this is not set in stone) but it says these flights are non-changeable, so I am basically tied to this exact return date, which might not be easy (who knows where I will be in 6 months!).....

How do people get around this? Do you just get a single ticket? Does anyone know any good deals at the moment?

Thanks!

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

If you're flying into Kuala Lumpur, why not take the opportunity to spend a few days there? Then it will be money well spent instead of treating it as just a stopover?

3. Posted by dwitch (Budding Member 26 posts) 7y

Quoting Ultimatus

I'm struggling a little trying to organise my flights...

Basically I want to go mid September this year to Thailand from London. I was going to go Air Asia and stop at Kuala Lumpur but after having thought about it I may as well pay a little more and go straight to Bangkok (not to mention I will save in hotel/transport to/from KL airport for one night etc)

So I have found a deal with Ethiad for £354....however I want to go for around 6 months (this is not set in stone) but it says these flights are non-changeable, so I am basically tied to this exact return date, which might not be easy (who knows where I will be in 6 months!).....

How do people get around this? Do you just get a single ticket? Does anyone know any good deals at the moment?

Thanks!


That appears to be an exellent airfare. In regards to buying a single ticket ....well you will not get a bargain for your return flight to London, fares tend to be expensive out of Bangkok so you really need to decide on how long you intend to stay ,so as to take advantage of that round trip airfare.
In regards to your length of stay. Have you looked into Visa etc?? you can get a single entry one for 60 days, at present these are free until March 2010 at you Thai Consulates office. To stay longer without leaving the country you would have to go to imigration in Pattaya and apply for an extension 30 days ( not sure of exact cost ) Or leave the country and re enter . This will entile you to a 30 visa exemption stamp ( by air ) or if travelling by land 15 days only .

So it looks like you need to take put little more thought into planning your trip to get the most out of it.

4. Posted by Ultimatus (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

Hi there, sorry I should have mentioned I am planning to travel around SE Asia. I am aware of the Visa situation already.

5. Posted by dwoodcraft (Budding Member 13 posts) 7y

Hi,

I am also planning to go to Thailand in sept/oct. I have seen flights to bangkok from london for £280 all in.
This is with statravel.com. You may have to stop once but at least it breaks up the long journey.

I'm also travelling around SE Asia by myself. What countries are you visiting?

6. Posted by Ultimatus (Budding Member 8 posts) 7y

Hi, I have as of this morning just bought my flights. It worked out at £379 return to bangkok and I am able to change the return date.

I did try STA Travel but they were slightly more, if you can get them for £280 I would snap them up!

I am planning to do Laos, Vietnam and Cambodia + anywhere else that takes my fancy whilst there. I'm hoping to get some inspiration whilst out there as I haven't organised much yet!

How about you? When are you going? Maybe we could meet up!