Trying to go back to Thailand again, I get demoralised at the flight prices. Even last minute deals on sites like Kuoni and teletextholidays (like leaving tomorrow) are still pretty expensive. I'm actually looking for November time.
1. Can anybody list all the airlines between the UK and Thailand, whether Bangkok or Phuket? Please ignore connecting flights as there are multitudes of possibilities - unless you know a really cheap way of doing it (<£400). Any charter airlines?
2. Do travel companies still block-book seats on planes, and thus they go empty if unsold?
3. Do bucket shops still operate in the UK? With the advent of the internet, no high street travel agent seems to offer any "deals" any more (last time I was quoted £750 for a flight that cost £580 on the internet).