Booking Flights In Thailand

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1. Posted by daveyarmz (Budding Member 28 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

Ive just booked a one way ticket out to Bangkok, in August but have no idea when i will return back home to London. Basically I just need to know if its is relatively easy to book a flight back home from Bangkok, and if it works out more expensive or cheaper.
Thanks in advance. Dave

2. Posted by wildfk (Respected Member 465 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

You may experience problems with immigration when you arrive...your are normally expected to provide a departure date and a return ticket on arrival.

You'd be better off getting a return ticket that's valid for one year with this you can change your return date any time as many times as you want with no extra charge within that year.....

If they let you in Thailand is one of the cheapest places to buy air tickets, but you have to take availability into account, you could end up waiting weeks for a ticket or having to pay full price.

Remember if you arrive without prior arrangement you will receive a one month tourist visa. You can extend this for a few days (I'm told) but otherwise you have to get out of the country. A run to the Cambodian border is usually the remedy for this. I don't recall anyone ever asking to see my airticket then. However I wasn't on a tourist visa.

3. Posted by honeythief (Budding Member 29 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

a flight back to the uk will cost you 250 quid give or take 50. its easy enough to get a flight back if you are flexible about stopping in the mid east for a few hrs to change flight.

4. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3580 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I flew into BKK this Jan. and they did not ask to see my return ticket. Get the one month free visa and then decide how long you want to stay in SEA. You will have to cross the Thai border to receive another month visa. If you are going to KL or Singapore, go to the Thai Embassy and ask about getting a two month Thai visa.

The cheap airfares from BKK to UK are now not so cheap. Shop around for a R/T ticket with a 1 year open return. This is your best bet now that you have purchased a one way into BKK. Good Luck.

5. Posted by redelk (Budding Member 8 posts) 12y Star this if you like it!

I would suggest you book an open ticket for 1 year is cheaper then buying a one way ticket. Check with your travel agent, they might give you a 3, 6, 9, 12 months ticket which they will quote you the price.