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User currently offlineCaptain.md-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3706 times:

Does anyone have any experience of booking flights with OX from abroad?

I have tried emailing there reservation team but not response yet.

Thanks


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User currently offlineFly2YYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1038 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 months 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3688 times:

Agreed, does anyone have any info about booking on them...

Also does anyone know if they are still operating or will operate ICN-BKK?


User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 3574 times:

I gather you can buy tickets at a reasonable rate at the airport, but I don't want to leave it that long.

The extent I will go to ride a 747 Classic one final time Big grin



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User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3544 times:

Or live longer and go TG. That's the advise from a client of mine familiar with how they do things at OX !


Breakfast in BHX, lunch in FAO, dinner in TIP, baggage in YYC.
User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3494 times:

TG yes it would be nice, but you pay a BIG premium.

OX is cheap and cheerful I know, but they are ex-JAL 747's so I'm sure they can not be in that bad shape.

I hope their maintanance and operation is not as bad as you imply. My fiancee flew with them just over 12mths ago and she is till here  Wink



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User currently offlineBHXFAOTIPYYC From Portugal, joined Jun 2005, 1644 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3471 times:



Quoting Fly2YYZ (Reply 1):
Also does anyone know if they are still operating or will operate ICN-BKK?

Galileo says yes.
27MAY08-23JUN08 MTWTFSS SEOUL /BANGKOK
1234567 ICN BKK 1125 1450 OX 301 747 N
END OF DISPLAY

Quoting Captain.MD-11 (Reply 4):
I hope their maintanance and operation is not as bad as you imply

No, it's worse! Still, you've got to live a little, and I'm sure Morgan Freeman was referring to OX when he said "get busy living, or get busy dying!"  Big grin



Breakfast in BHX, lunch in FAO, dinner in TIP, baggage in YYC.
User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3456 times:

LOL I love that Morgan Freeman quote, genious Big grin

I wouldn't fly longhaul with them, but I guess they're ok for a 2 1/2 hr hop.

People flew old aeroflot and survived  Smile



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User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3369 times:



Quoting Captain.MD-11 (Reply 6):
I wouldn't fly longhaul with them, but I guess they're ok for a 2 1/2 hr hop.

The 747s are great, even if the cabins are falling apart...

No need to worry, been on OX at least 20 times and I'm still here to post this message. Big grin

They always answered promptly to my emails, but i think buying a ticket at the airport wont cost you any more apart from the 2 hours you need to find somebody who can sell it to you...



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User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3325 times:

Lufthansa747, which email address did you use to contact them? Its been a nearly 2 weeks and no reply for me.

How much is the fare rtn from HKG to BKK, do you know? Their website is a little hard to understand.



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User currently offlineArticulatexpat From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2006, 156 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 months 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3250 times:

ICN - BKK is more like 4 1/2 - 5 hours. If the delays, poor service, and tattered cabins on that airline are anything like what a couple of my Korean friends experienced on a trip to Phuket with them last year, may the Force be with you.

[Edited 2008-05-27 16:31:22]

User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 13 hours ago) and read 3154 times:

I've had a look at a few other options between HKG-BKK but the schedules are terrible, unless you pay full fare Thai or Cathay. I'm lucky and have ID90 on CX already, but with confirmed seats going for as little as 130 GPB RTN on other carriers it is tempting.

EK in J is only 240GBP, but is it really worth the extra for a 2:45min flight?



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User currently offlineAFGMEL From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3067 times:

This sounds silly, but have you checked you spam Captain.MD-11? When we went on holiday to India last year, I was really angry that some places couldn't be bothered replying only to find that there were indeed replies in my spam inbox.


B 727-44/200 732/3/4/8/9 767-3 742/3/4, 772/3, A319/20/21 332/333 342/3 , DC3/4/10, F28/50/100, ATR72
User currently offlineAFGMEL From Australia, joined Jul 2007, 744 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3054 times:

I found a fare with EK , HKG-BKK for GBP173 including all taxes.


B 727-44/200 732/3/4/8/9 767-3 742/3/4, 772/3, A319/20/21 332/333 342/3 , DC3/4/10, F28/50/100, ATR72
User currently offlineFly2YYZ From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 1038 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 3051 times:

Can anyone get me something dirt cheap like the HKG-BKK EK route..... anything in South-East Asia for that matter. I was trying to get on Orient Thai's 741/2 or 3 for the sake of travelling on them but now its just more so to get from ICN anywhere down south in November *shivers*

User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 2 months 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 3033 times:

Nothing seems to have come through to my anti-spam, but thanks for the idea.

The EK fare is ok, but the schedule is not so great. RJ are slightly better price and schedule wise.



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User currently offlineAirlineBrat From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 649 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3033 times:

You can always visit one of the 1,258,695,893 travel agents after you get to Thailand. There are usually a dozen or two travel agents every block in neighborhoods, cities and towns where foreign tourists congregate. If you see an internet cafe, look to the left or right and you will see a couple of travel agencies. I would also check out airport travel agents as well. I found them to be pretty trustworthy on the most part.

I tried purchasing a triangle BKK-USM-HKT-BKK on the PG website before I left the US for Asia two years ago but was unsuccessful. The website wouldn't let me make the purchase. I ended up going through a travel agent here in California and didn't get as good of an airfare as I found online but still $250 for the triangle route was reasonable. I really liked traveling on Bangkok Air. Comfortable planes, good food, great service and a nice lounge with complementary food, drinks and internet near the gate.

Now that I know what I know now, next trip I will wait until I get to Thailand then hit up a travel agent on Kao San Road or wherever I am staying and make reservations for subsequent flights, hotels and airport minivans. Travel agencies usually have binders with advertisements full of resorts with 'doctored' up pictures of each place. There is lots of competition for the tourist dollar/Euro so you will find some pretty good deals in Thailand than you would on the handful of websites you find on the internet while surfing from home. You'll see airfares from the local airport to cities throughout Thailand and other parts of Asia posted outside of most travel agencies so you can window shop until you see a good bargain.

Have fun!! Thailand was the most amazing country I have ever visited and I am definitely going back.



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User currently offlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39703 posts, RR: 75
Reply 16, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3033 times:



Quoting AirlineBrat (Reply 15):
You can always visit one of the 1,258,695,893 travel agents after you get to Thailand.

 checkmark 

That is the best way to buy a ticket in Thailand.
I bought my Cathay Pacific flight to Singapore for only $77 two days before the flight at a Travel Agency/Cleaners/Massage Palor/restaurant/florist in Bangkok.
My ticket was cheaper than anything I found at any of the travel sites or discount airlines.
Air Asia was actually more than Cathay Pacific.
I got to fly on a 747 and got bumped up to business class.



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User currently offlineSwissgabe From Switzerland, joined Jan 2000, 5266 posts, RR: 33
Reply 17, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 3033 times:

I just bought a ticket online for CNX-DMK on their website directly. Worked fine with me.


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User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 2880 times:

Swissgabe, I believe you can only book one two go flights online, not orient Thai international?


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User currently offlineLoran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 531 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2831 times:



Quoting Captain.MD-11 (Reply 2):
I gather you can buy tickets at a reasonable rate at the airport, but I don't want to leave it that long.

I would suggest to buy the tickets at the City Office, they are cheaper and the airport staff in HKG had no idea.

Quoting Captain.MD-11 (Reply 8):
How much is the fare rtn from HKG to BKK, do you know?

The route HKG-BKK-HKG has cost me around 220 Euros, that was December 2007 and included all fares & taxes.
Be aware that One-Two-Go is a subsidary of Orient Thai Airlines. You can book tickets online through One-Two-Go, but not the international HKG / ICN flights. The Orient Thai website did not have any information whatsoever.

Here is the info I received from their Hong Kong sales office:

Quote:
HKG/BKK/HKG (round trip):
- Fare applicable for outbound: 30 Aug ~ 25 Sep 2007
- Ticket is not applicable for outbound: 13 Jul ~ 29Aug 2007
- Tax is subjected to changes from 01 Aug 2007
- Each Adult: HKD1650 + HKD353 (TAX) + ***THB700 (TAX)
- Booking Class: B
- 30 days validity
- Date can be changed without any surcharges but subjected to ticket validity, flight availability and blackout dates.

*** THB700 is the Thailand airport passenger service charge, will be collected in Hong Kong currency and is subjected to the exchange rate.
*** For the above fare, tickets must be issued, paid and collected at Hong Kong Office only.
*** Payment by CASH only.
If you will be travelling within 21days, we will suggest you to contact the travel agencies in Hong Kong later on when our fare and schedule are published since they noramlly provide special fare for travelling within 21days but subject to different ticket conditions.

===================================
ORIENT THAI AIRLINES CO., LTD - HKG OFFICE

Address :
6/F, China Hong Kong Centre, 122 - 126 Canton Road,
Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong

Ticket Issuing Hours :
Mondays - Fridays : 09:00-13:00 & 14:00-17:00
Saturdays, Sundays & Public Holidays : Ticketing department closed

Office Hours :
Mondays - Fridays : 09:00-13:00 & 14:00-18:00
Lunch Hour : 13:00-14:00
Saturdays : 09:00-13:00
Sundays & Public Holidays : Closed
===================================
Tel: (852) 23666869
Fax: (852) 23668646
Email: res-tktg@orient-thai.com.hk
===================================

Initially it took me a while to gelt hold of them, but I have to say they always responded nicely and answered all my questions. I ended up purchasing the ticket on spot in Hong Kong the day before I travelled. The office in Kowloon looked ok, I was positively impressed. The lady could even confirm that a 747-100 was scheduled on the route. It ended up being HS-UTM - 747-164B(SR/SUD). The aircraft was in very good condition, staff was nice and I have to say it was a very pleasant flight. Both landings on the flights were the smoothest I ever experienced, but I know this doesn't mean anything.
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User currently offlineCaptain.md-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2774 times:

Loran, thanks for all the information.

Those photos are the exact reason I want to fly OX, to see those JT9D's roaring under the wings one last time Big grin

Did you use the reservations email address off the Orient Thai website?

Thanks



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User currently offlineLufthansa747 From Philippines, joined May 1999, 3201 posts, RR: 43
Reply 21, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2706 times:

reservation@orient-thai.com
reservationcenter@otient-thai.com

Got me a quick reply.

Though if they "don't know" (daily situation at OX), then most likely there is no rely at all...



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User currently offlineLoran From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 531 posts, RR: 4
Reply 22, posted (6 years 2 months 2 days ago) and read 2662 times:

Welcome! I think I started with the email given on their homepage. How I got the Hong Kong email - I cant remember, but the Hong Kong office replied to my mails within hours. Only the question after the aircraft type always gave me the same repsonse "747 SR". On the day I was in the Kowloon office to buy the ticket, I asked the sales lady if she can find out for me if it is going to be a 747-100 or MD-82. After leaving the office, I met the office manager of OX in the elevator and we had a quick chat. I said I wanted to fly on the 747-100's, and he goes "they are very comfortable aircraft" lol! But then he said they are already retired and they use the 747-300 on that route  eek 

Two hours later, when I picked up the ticket, the lady told me it will be a 747-100 the next day (the aircraft must have been on the way to Hong Kong already at that time). The next morning I only found out which aircraft it is going to be after the bus took us to the remote stand, and it was HS-UTM.  spin 

The flight itself was good, on time, smooth and good service. I asked if I could see the upper deck, but the flight attendands responded that upstairs looks like the main cabin - good joke. She also asked the captian if I could see the cockpit, but he said no.

Cheers



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User currently offlineCaptain.MD-11 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 704 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 2 months 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 2509 times:

HK office have got straight back to me. They have not published the winter fares yet.

To be honest, to get on HS-UTM wiould be great, but I would be more than happy with a 200 or 300 also.

My fiancee got lucky and flew on HS-UTM when she did this trip back in 2006.

Now why did OX never pick up an old SP, that would really mix it up a bit  Wink Big grin



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User currently offlineCostastic From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 month 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2387 times:

Also got a quick reply from their HKG office, as below, based on flying HKG-BKK on the 25th July:

===

Dear Sir,

Thank you for your reply.


Please check the below details:

HKG/BKK (ONE WAY):

- Booking Class: YOW

- Validity: One Way

- Applicable period: Traveling outbound from 11July to 23Aug2008

- Adult per person: HKD1650(FARE)+324(TAX)

BOOKING PROCEDURES:
1. Advised the below passenger(s) details by email:
- The passenger name(s) with surname first and should be identical to the passport(s)
- The passenger title(s) respectively
- The contact number(s)

2. Await for our reservation reference (either confirmed or on waiting list) and reservation deadline which will be sent by email.

3. Come to our Tsim Sha Tsui (Hong Kong) Office to collect the tickets and settle the payment (CASH only) before the deadline during our ticketing hours.


You may also contact the travel agencies in Hong Kong for fare quote and reservation.


FLIGHT SCHEDULES:

OX203 HKG/BKK 0815/0955 DAILY

Thank you very much.

Yours faithfully,
Orient Thai Airlines Co. Ltd. (Hong Kong Office - Reservation & Ticketing)

[Edited 2008-06-02 02:50:49]

25 Captain.MD-11 : That seems pretty expensive one-way? Roughly 131GBP? I thought that OX were usually around the 130GBP mark for a return ticket? Is flying in July that
26 Costastic : I also emailed them from my wife's email asking for a one-way HKG-BKK fare for next week. HKG/BKK (ONE WAY): - Booking Class: YOW - Validity: One Way
27 YLWbased : have u ever tried flying out of MFM or SZX? Air Asia operates daily MFM/SZX-BKK @ a real good price tag.
28 Superfly : Not always. My Cathay Pacific flight (Bangkok-Singapore) was cheaper than Air Asia.
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