BA continued their flights to BKK, as did QF. If a passenger felt they did not want to travel due to the problems in Bangkok, they were being re booked for a later date, however I'm not sure if refunds where being given if the passenger did not want to travel nor about the option of re routing the passengers say via SIN or HKG.
As far as I'm aware, if you were ticketed through to SYD/MEL you could reroute through other stations. No refunds, but could rebook for another date/destination, if the latter incurred extra charges then the passenger would pay.
There was a report yesterday morning on radio news here in SYD that the BA9/10 and QF1/2 flights which were in the air at the time were rerouted via SIN, not sure if it's true or if they continued doing it.
I'm not sure where you got your information from but here at Etihad we did not suspend one single flight to Bangkok. There was a slight delay to the first service due to depart after the coup occurred (42 mins) whilst our Security Department assessed the situation and that was it.
Emirates initially suspended all services, as noted in the Gulf News, but not Etihad so best check your facts next time please.
Quoting EK413 (Reply 14): Making a big deal out of a something so small...The military is simply keeping everything under control until the new government is ruled in
Although Thailand seems to have military coups as an essential part of their political process now, a military take-over of civil processes is in every way a subversion of democratic society - and is always potentially very dangerous for everyone involved. So airlines flying to a country which has been taken over by a military uprising would have to be very wary of moment-by-moment events.