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Low Season In Thailand Vs. Bookings?  
User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3354 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2034 times:

I always wondered what routes start dropping down in relation to the low season that starts now in Thailand till October. It is now going to be Summertime in Europe and America.

I am seeing that Flights loads increase from US to Thailand in summer, but do they put it as low season for Europeans and Middle East routes to Bangkok?

I am trying to attemp non-reving to BKK in July for a family event.

I was wondering if Id have more luck from US to BKK such as EK via the Middle East than via Japan or Non-stop on TG (which looks sold out already)

I know that closer to August the SV flights fill up, but I am not sure about EK from JFK.

Any one have a usual strategy besides assume the worst, plan ahead, etc about traveling in mid July.


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User currently offlineUtapao From Thailand, joined Jul 2005, 645 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

I go US-BKK 4 times a year, two of which are early June and late August. And while it is low season I don't notice an appreciable difference in loads. The US to NRT/KIX flights are running full and looking like they will remain so during the summer. The NRT to BKK flights have recently been cut back by eliminating the 330pm (or so) JAL flight, and only leaving the later JALWays flight for connections. The KIX evening departure is cut, I believe. And the return flights to Japan on JAL/JALWays from BKK are reduced accordingly.

Also, carriers are offering some pretty incredible TP fares, so low season almost doesn't exist any more. Between cutting back on schedules and rock-bottom fares, the flights are still full.



Sawasdee khrab!
User currently offlineMalaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

I guess its unless the tourists are so smart to realize it becomes Rainy Season, but I doubt anyone really researches that.

I am on the East Coast and was thinking of standby early in morning on the

9:40 EK to DXB and have a TG/EK ticket to BKK via DXB which has like 2-3
options left in the day if I arrive DXB and then try for NH/TG at 12 if I get
bumped off EK. Thats my idea. Ill give it a shot.

I go to Thailand usually 4-5 times a year though, I just got back a week ago.
But I was on Confirmed ticket (I could not resist booking it to finally get enough miles accrued for a free domestic ticket for later if needed)

There are not many good deals right now for July to BKK, its pretty high.

I cant really take JL, my agreement is limited on JL like once a year or something, but NH/TG is unlimited. TG has an A340-600 that leaves well after
if I arrived on NH from JFK which I could try. it has 199 economy seats.



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User currently offlineUtapao From Thailand, joined Jul 2005, 645 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 1990 times:

Actually, I don't mind rainy season too much. At least the storms come and go and it's not like some other areas where it rains the majority of the day, etc. I only hate BKK in rainy season because of the humidity with no coastal breezes in the other areas.

I have no idea how their loads are that time of year, but was wondering if some of the less obvious carriers (from a US departure perspective, that is) might work:

Biman
Malev
Royal Brunei
EVA (couple of European departures over BKK to TPE)
Royal Jordanian
Finnair
SAS
Philippines
El Al
Air China
Air India
China
China Eastern
China Southern
Turkish

Not knowing your agreements not sure if any of these would work, or how you could get to their originating flights, but I know D2 Desperation D rives Creativity!!!  crossfingers 

Good Luck and post what you come up with!



Sawasdee khrab!
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