Looking for a very cheap direct flight to the Land of Smiles around the end of October.I know Oasishongkong.com has some great deals via HK,but i just want to fly direct as im only staying for 14nights.
You may have a problem with “direct” – not so much with the fare as the availability. Thai have a consolidators fare that you should get for about £320- £340 BEFORE tax and the , er, charges (which adds another £30 0r £40 to the price) I say “er” because part of the “charges”, sometimes dressed up as tax, is the surcharge you have to pay for the petrol for the plane – the so-called YQ tax. Thai Airlines really have a pisspoor attitude on this front and hike the YQ surcharge up almost daily. So, a tad under £500. But you need to find avaialability in “W” class on Thai which is not easy. If you do not have a problem with a change a good bet would be QR (Qatar) airlines who are very comfortable to fly with and Kuwait Airlines and the new Etihad offer a low base fare which you should get at about the same £320-ish mark but without the hefty screw on the tax front – and availability will (probably) be better. I send a lot of people on Qatar Airlines and have had no complaints. They really are very helpful. (P.S. I do NOT work for Qatar Airlines, it is a genuine comment)
Most websites offer consolidated fares, makes little difference who you choose. It’s not the website which is that critical, either the airline has seats in the correct class – in which case any old site will offer the fare or they don’t. It is little realised but plainly obvious fact when you think about it – that if an aeroplane has, say, 250 seats and there are 250 humans already booked on it you can try anywhere you like – the thing is still full!!
AIRLINE TRAVEL & AIRPORTS: Thailand Trip (Part 2)
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THAILAND TRIP: NAIA 3 Gate Area
This is the 2nd part of my travel video to Bangkok, Thailand.
(Yup, it’s my third time in Thailand!)
Although this second part of my travel vid doesn’t show Bangkok Suvharnabhumi Airport yet, this video features:
-Paying our terminal fee
-Clips of Check in and immigration
-Manila’s NAIA Terminal 3 (Gate Area)
-Cebu Pacific agents Rowena and Sara
-Wandering around the gate area
-Gate changes and flight delays (hehe!)
-Getting bored waiting for our flight… DOTA time!
The continuing parts of this travel video will be posted soon, so stay tuned!
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