British Airways - £550.00 London to Bangkok (LHR-BKK) 40% off
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British Airways - £550.00 London to Bangkok (LHR-BKK) 40% off

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Found 16th Mar 2013
Loads of options at this price

Leave between 7th April and 2nd of June

(there are some normal priced flights splattered in between but loads of dates at the cheap price)

Return by 16th July

This is a very cheap price for a flight normally priced at just under double this price

Similar price for indirect flights and around £250-300 cheaper than Thai Airways

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Nice find thanks for heads up

Good for direct flights £45 cheaper (£505) is the cheapest indirect flights i can find - i would most likely go indirect as you have more choice on dates...

Not voting as i have my flights booked for Thai New Year already (at a lower price, but indirect)..

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Why no vote? You do not need to buy something to vote for it

Indirect is so much longer - especially as its a long flight anyway

If you travel to Thailand you know this is a bargain for a direct flight

Banned

Qatar airways £446 in April direct flights in April

I never fly direct as my local airport is LBA or MAN and either of those will require at least one connection - with BA rules for connecting flights it would be just the same for me to fly with another airline (BA rules referring to the Avios booking team). I often pay less than this without an issue - this is a good deal for someone with easy access to LHR, just not for me. Also i am not a fan of BA for long haul flights and i fly with Qatar (Gold FF status).

Regarding indirect being a lot longer - it's 1 hour 30 minutes longer with Austrian Airlines...

aberfal

Qatar airways £446 in April direct flights in April



Qatar is via DOH (Doha) and as you change aircraft, it's not direct.

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cundall

I never fly direct as my local airport is LBA or MAN and either of those … I never fly direct as my local airport is LBA or MAN and either of those will require at least one connection - with BA rules for connecting flights it would be just the same for me to fly with another airline (BA rules referring to the Avios booking team). I often pay less than this without an issue - this is a good deal for someone with easy access to LHR, just not for me. Also i am not a fan of BA for long haul flights and i fly with Qatar (Gold FF status).Regarding indirect being a lot longer - it's 1 hour 30 minutes longer with Austrian Airlines...



Very fair point about London

However when discussing layovers - Austrian Air is more expensive than this and takes longer

My point was the cheaper indirect flights have long layovers - for example Air India - one of the legs is short but one is always 6 hours

Very good price for BA direct.

Emirates (indirect via DXB) promo rates are usually around 500, so if you like BA and prefer non-stop long haul then this is great.

Do want fly on air India, leaving luagge in Mumbai and no water in Mumbai airport

Excellent deal, cant remember it being so low.

I am planning on going on August. Any suggestions where to look out for deals? Also am I better off booking flights, accommodation separate as opposed to package deals?

Thanks in advance

I went last month with etihad. It cost £600 and that involved changing at abu dhabi. This is a great direct deal with a much better airline.

bombaclat

I am planning on going on August. Any suggestions where to look out for … I am planning on going on August. Any suggestions where to look out for deals? Also am I better off booking flights, accommodation separate as opposed to package deals?Thanks in advance



Book hotel seperatly. We stayed at the Bangkok loft Inn. The staff can't do enough for you, they were all so nice. It was pretty cheap and they pick you up from the airport for free

bombaclat

I am planning on going on August. Any suggestions where to look out for … I am planning on going on August. Any suggestions where to look out for deals? Also am I better off booking flights, accommodation separate as opposed to package deals?Thanks in advance



No need for package deals in Thailand. You can get a reasonable hotel for about 20 quid. Public transport is cheap and simple to use. For some ideas of hotels in Thailand check out AGODA website

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bombaclat

I am planning on going on August. Any suggestions where to look out for … I am planning on going on August. Any suggestions where to look out for deals? Also am I better off booking flights, accommodation separate as opposed to package deals?Thanks in advance



Nice nick!!

Look at Eva Air - but generally its too early to book for August - would say look around June for better deals

Use Skyscanner and Travel Supermarket ad any others people may suggest

Hotels to be booked separately - where are you thinking of going and for how long?

Seems there's plenty of £280 flights going out, but all £480 coming back

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bailey87

Seems there's plenty of £280 flights going out, but all £480 coming back



They may have filled those seats

bailey87

Seems there's plenty of £280 flights going out, but all £480 coming back



Check again, it did that for me, but it's back now.

Edit: Scratch that - I was in May for a return.
Edited by: "GazR" 17th Mar 2013

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bailey87

Seems there's plenty of £280 flights going out, but all £480 coming back



I just took a quick look there are loads at the £274 fare, some have now appeared at £325 - making it £600 - still cheap for a direct flight

Others are at £423 - forget those dates

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On another note the Premium Economy fares on 'some' dates are £1000 return - also a good deal

Normally £1300 - £1500

Also some outbound and inbound Business Class seats @ £874 - which vary between £1064 and £1450 - extortionate in my opinion

Edited by: "socrates28" 17th Mar 2013

ok trying to book these flights at 40% off £550 = £330. No mention of this 40% off anywhere on the site.

Can find flights at £274 one way, so its £548 return (which is about normal prices anyway).

Can op clarify this?

Original Poster

£548 is not the normal price

The normal price for LHR - BKK BA Economy return is between £886 (minimum) and around £1000 - as can be seen if you flick through subsequent months

It is not 40% off £550 - which would be ridiculously low but at the same time very pleasing

mdekq007

I went last month with etihad. It cost £600 and that involved changing at … I went last month with etihad. It cost £600 and that involved changing at abu dhabi. This is a great direct deal with a much better airline.



LOL. Better airline, you have to be having a laugh. I spent 4 years flying BA long haul for work between here and Asia and Etihad, Qatar knock spots off them IMHO, you'll find pretty much the same opinion on any FF forum.

At the end of the day it's a discount on an absurdly high fare because they are failing to put bums on seats. Thai start flying their retrofitted 747's on the route from the end of the month at pretty much the same price. EVA already fly pretty much at this price.
Not saying its not a deal when people can save £50, but really that is all there is in it. For me, just as happy with Qatar indirect or I opt to pay the extra and fly Thai or Eva. Just saying.....
Edited by: "roame" 17th Mar 2013

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roame

LOL. Better airline, you have to be having a laugh. I spent 4 years … LOL. Better airline, you have to be having a laugh. I spent 4 years flying BA long haul for work between here and Asia and Etihad, Qatar knock spots off them IMHO, you'll find pretty much the same opinion on any FF forum.At the end of the day it's a discount on an absurdly high fare because they are failing to put bums on seats. Thai start flying their retrofitted 747's on the route from the end of the month at pretty much the same price. EVA already fly pretty much at this price.Not saying its not a deal when people can save £50, but really that is all there is in it. For me, just as happy with Qatar indirect or I opt to pay the extra and fly Thai or Eva. Just saying.....



Do you have links to the fare decreases on Thai Airways?

I am particularly interested for July

I have been following Eva and their fares have just gone UP from £580 to £660

Personally my time is precious and 3-6 hours or so extra travelling is not for me - I am shattered at the end of a direct flight let alone all that faffing about

gobby88

ok trying to book these flights at 40% off £550 = £330. No mention of t … ok trying to book these flights at 40% off £550 = £330. No mention of this 40% off anywhere on the site.Can find flights at £274 one way, so its £548 return (which is about normal prices anyway).Can op clarify this?



Sneaking suspicion that the reason this deal has attracted heat is because people assumed, as you did, that it was 40% off £550.


Edited by: "roame" 17th Mar 2013

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roame

Sneaking suspicion that the reason this deal has attracted heat is … Sneaking suspicion that the reason this deal has attracted heat is because people assumed, as you did, that it was 40% off £550.Another issue I have is that he states it's around £250 -300 cheaper than Thai, that might be the price if you went direct to Thai but any reseller will have Thai around £590 over most of those dates and you can actually GET those prices. Many of the dates on BA actually come out at around £750+. Not the deal it seems at first sight.



I do not think people assumed that this was 40% off £550 only one person made the mistake or was confused

Some of the dates may come out at £750 but there are many more that do not

Also BA is easier to change flights than Thai

Another factor is you can book with BA and change your mind you can cancel within 24 hours and you can get a full refund - plus you can pay with PayPal

I am still patiently waiting for the Thai Air reductions link
Edited by: "socrates28" 17th Mar 2013

socrates28

Do you have links to the fare decreases on Thai Airways?I am particularly … Do you have links to the fare decreases on Thai Airways?I am particularly interested for July I have been following Eva and their fares have just gone UP from £580 to £660Personally my time is precious and 3-6 hours or so extra travelling is not for me - I am shattered at the end of a direct flight let alone all that faffing about



Cut off dates for current deals on Thai are 11/7 , Eva 10/7 must fly by then. Thai prices jump by end of this month., EVA a week later. You won't get cheaper than the current offerings, and of course the BA deal won't work for July. I also got caught by the EVA jump and paid £628 for early July. Mid weeks cheaper on Kayak.

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roame

Cut off dates for current deals on Thai are 11/7 , Eva 10/7 must fly by … Cut off dates for current deals on Thai are 11/7 , Eva 10/7 must fly by then. Thai prices jump by end of this month., EVA a week later. You won't get cheaper than the current offerings, and of course the BA deal won't work for July. I also got caught by the EVA jump and paid £628 for early July. Mid weeks cheaper on Kayak.



You said earlier:

"Thai start flying their retrofitted 747's on the route from the end of the month at pretty much the same price."

I have looked at the beginning of July for Thai and they are £860 odd - you say the cut off point is 11/7 - so now I am confused

socrates28

I do not think people assumed that this was 40% off £550 only one person … I do not think people assumed that this was 40% off £550 only one person made the mistake or was confusedSome of the dates may come out at £750 but there are many more that do notAlso BA is easier to change flights than ThaiAnother factor is you can book with BA and change your mind you can cancel within 24 hours and you can get a full refund - plus you can pay with PayPalI am still patiently waiting for the Thai Air reductions link



I could have phrased that better, thought I had covered it with " Not saying its not a deal when people can save £50, but really that is all there is in it." Let me make it clear, Thai or Eva will often come out up to £50 more expensive, I prefer to fly them.

socrates28

You said earlier:"Thai start flying their retrofitted 747's on the route … You said earlier:"Thai start flying their retrofitted 747's on the route from the end of the month at pretty much the same price."I have looked at the beginning of July for Thai and they are £860 odd - you say the cut off point is 11/7 - so now I am confused



OK. I'm talking fare rules, current tickets on sale have a sell by date of 31/3 on Thai, outward flight must take place before 11/7. For those dates you could get Thai at £609 until 7/3 when prices started jumping. EVA still available at £600+ but those are also filling up fast.
Edited by: "roame" 17th Mar 2013

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roame

I could have phrased that better, thought I had covered it with " Not … I could have phrased that better, thought I had covered it with " Not saying its not a deal when people can save £50, but really that is all there is in it." Let me make it clear, Thai or Eva will often come out up to £50 more expensive, I prefer to fly them.



British Airways are NEVER £50 cheaper than Thai or Eva

I also think £1000 for Premium Economy is also a good deal on BA - if you compare eggs with eggs

Eva do not compare with BA and I have flown all 3 - Thai, Eva, BA many times

Personally I prefer Thai out of all 3

I also think Thai are missing a trick by not having Premium Economy seats - perhaps you may know if they have any plans to implement this at a later date

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roame

OK. I'm talking fare rules, current tickets on sale have a sell by date … OK. I'm talking fare rules, current tickets on sale have a sell by date of 31/3 on Thai, outward flight must take place before 11/7. For those dates you could get Thai at £609 until 7/3 when prices started jumping. EVA still available at £600+ but those are also filling up fast.



Can you get me a price/link on Thai - I can book here and now for anytime departing early July and returning 4 weeks or more later - very flexible - £609 sounds perfect

socrates28

Can you get me a price/link on Thai - I can book here and now for anytime … Can you get me a price/link on Thai - I can book here and now for anytime departing early July and returning 4 weeks or more later - very flexible - £609 sounds perfect



It must be me oO I said "For those dates you could get Thai at £609 until 7/3 when prices started jumping." I meant that Thai was available at that price until 7/3 when Thai upped the price to resellers. You will no longer find that price or anywhere near it. Best July direct offerings are on EVA for early July.

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roame

It must be me oO I said "For those dates you could get Thai at £609 until … It must be me oO I said "For those dates you could get Thai at £609 until 7/3 when prices started jumping." I meant that Thai was available at that price until 7/3 when Thai upped the price to resellers. You will no longer find that price or anywhere near it. Best July direct offerings are on EVA for early July.



Now I understand - my problem is I have 5 - 6 weeks spare in the summer and Thai are only £609 for a maximum 4 weeks stay - I got lucky once and it only cost me £70 to change - but these £609 fares will allow no changes at any price

socrates28

Now I understand - my problem is I have 5 - 6 weeks spare in the summer … Now I understand - my problem is I have 5 - 6 weeks spare in the summer and Thai are only £609 for a maximum 4 weeks stay - I got lucky once and it only cost me £70 to change - but these £609 fares will allow no changes at any price



Your right about that, EVA is 90 days and £50 change if it helps ?

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roame

Your right about that, EVA is 90 days and £50 change if it helps ?



Yes - I know about Eva - but I prefer Thai - I will play the waiting game

great value - thanks for posting

If you state 40% off a price, you're basically saying its exactly that.

e.g. Dominos Pizza 50% off £20

Thats £10.

OP should change the title to reflect the actual deal on offer.

Previous comments about the plus and down side of thai/ ba and eva. For economy leg room Eva / Ba 31inch Thai old 747 33/34 inch Knowing thai they will reduce the leg room on the newley refurbished fleet of 747s to 31 inch

brianw

Previous comments about the plus and down side of thai/ ba and eva. … Previous comments about the plus and down side of thai/ ba and eva. For economy leg room Eva / Ba 31inch Thai old 747 33/34 inch Knowing thai they will reduce the leg room on the newley refurbished fleet of 747s to 31 inch



Actually its 33 on the refurbished 747's. Chosen not to put in a premium economy and despite larger capacity than the A340 have reduced business class from 60 to 40. That might make sense for them in the present climate.
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