sk945
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Its Hard To Get To Thailand

Mon Jul 22, 2002 5:22 am

Me and some friends are trying to go to Thailand during december this year, but it seams like a huge problem. I have finaly booked a ticket in january with BA flying ARN-LHR-BKK for $670 and then we have booked a flight with TG from BKK to HKT for $100/each. This is the cheapest ticket we could find. Do anyone have an idea of a cheaper flight? To fly in December seams totaly impossible, unless you pay $2000. Pls let me know if you have any ideas of geting to Thailand in December under $1000.
 
sk945
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RE: Its Hard To Get To Thailand

Mon Jul 22, 2002 5:23 am

Sorry, the subject should be: It's hard to go to Thailand.
 
Leej
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RE: Its Hard To Get To Thailand

Mon Jul 22, 2002 5:27 am

Thailand in December = Peak season travel!!! Have you tried any of the charters from the UK or perhaps Lauda from Vienna?
 
copenhagenboy
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RE: Its Hard To Get To Thailand

Mon Jul 22, 2002 5:36 am

Yes, have the same problem in late October during November.
 
sk945
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RE: Its Hard To Get To Thailand

Mon Jul 22, 2002 5:44 am

A seat on a charter flight in December cost apox $1000. With hotel $1400. I guess it's the same price from UK. Now we going in January instead. But it's a long way to go thru LHR. I tried TG from STO to BKK but the cheapest ticket in Jan cost $1400. I have a lot of poinst in my eurobonus with SAS, but they have informed that it can't be used nov-jan to Thailand due to the large booking. So much for points.
 
PacificFlyer
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RE: Its Hard To Get To Thailand

Mon Jul 22, 2002 6:08 am

I've found 988 USD round trip to Bangkok with SWISS. You have to connect in Zurich. I don't know if that's good for you or not. You are right, the prices are quite high during those times, I've checked with both SAS and THAI.
 
Jetboy
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RE: Its Hard To Get To Thailand

Mon Jul 22, 2002 7:41 am

found one on finnair for 900€....

cheers jetboy
 
sk945
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RE: Its Hard To Get To Thailand

Mon Jul 22, 2002 7:47 am

Yes, we have found a lot of prices, but still, everything is booked. Trying Finnair already two month ago, but they have no ecónomy seats left in december.
 
Jetboy
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RE: Its Hard To Get To Thailand

Mon Jul 22, 2002 5:58 pm

well i found the seats aswell...
 
sk945
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RE: Its Hard To Get To Thailand

Mon Jul 22, 2002 6:06 pm

Jetboy, Thank you. Have to contact AY again. Thanks.
 
The Ticketor
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RE: Its Hard To Get To Thailand

Mon Jul 22, 2002 6:14 pm

Hard to get seats to BKK?Tell me about it!

I work for AY, so I know what kind of demand there is to BKK. I think we should lease that ex- CityBird MD11 and increase our frequencies. If we just could get some good slots, we would have no problem getting a good yield on it.

And hey, good luck finding those €900 seats, you'll need it!
 
Air Taiwan
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RE: Its Hard To Get To Thailand

Mon Jul 22, 2002 11:16 pm

Sk945, actually if you book 3 or 4 airlines with the cheaper fares and put it on their waiting list, there's a chance that you'll get your seats no problem... Just because the seats are "fully booked" it doesn't mean that all the people who booked have already "ticketed" their bookings.

good luck!

Jimmy