I flew with Thai Airways in July/August from Auckland to Bangkok rtn. It was certainly the cheapest airfare.
I had the impression that a lot of backpackers or people wanting cheap airfares (but fantastic service) were flying Thai Airways all over the world.
I recently searched flights for next year AKL-BKK and I couldn't find anything under around $6000 return. I searched the latest I could next year and the same airfare was shown. It seems the same when you make bookings from Australia to BKK. Anything departing before 2006 is around $2000.
Why are their airfares soo expensive? They've just started their A346 service to AKL, this certainly won't fill such a large aircraft.
I've been looking forward to flying with Thai because they have such amazing service and especially flying on their A346, but looks like that's far from happening now.
[Edited 2005-11-22 22:42:37]