Bangkok in July

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  • Anonymous

    wannabe
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    I need to travel to Bangkok in July for a stay of between 10-14 days.

    The flight prices in economy seemed to have jumped to around £850 per person.

    Does anyone have any tips how to bring the fares down?


    alamyfly
    Participant

    I don’t follow why this fare is so high.

    I’ve just done a simple check, nothing clever, on our system at http://www.marktimetravel.com; and I’m getting £588.

    Obviously, I don’t know exact dates, whether you are willing to accept a restricted ticket, or even, for sure, that you are talking ex-London, but hopefully this info will help.

    I am a very frequent traveller to BKK and am travelling in August.Fare was circa £400.


    wannabe
    Participant

    Hi alamyfly,

    Thank you for your reply.

    I am travelling from Manchester.

    I had a look at this website, but the cheapest i got for travel out 19th July back 31st July was £703 with long connections in Doha.

    How did you get the the £588 ?


    alamyfly
    Participant

    Yep, I’m afraid that is an ex-London price for some random dates I chose in July.

    In fact for the actual dates ex-London it is a few pence less at £587.12, and, in my view, a better airline.

    I’m afraid £703 ex-Manchester is lowest I can find; and I’ve no clever tricks up my sleeve, so limited is capacity out of Manchester.


    MartynSinclair
    Participant

    this may be a hassle BUT easy jet to Rome and then there is an charter airline to bkk. I am not sure how much they charge, but it could be worth a check. They are called something Blue something.


    alamyfly
    Participant

    I’m not familiar with Martyn’s suggestion, but one I look up is Berlin by low-cost, then charter out of Berlin to Bangkok It isn’t normally competitive against London to Bangkok , but might be worth checking how it works as against Manchester to Bangkok


    MarcusUK
    Participant

    prices have shot up this is true, to Asia generally in economy & premium.

    I often get better fares through an indirect flight into Asia, then on.
    Thought of AirAsiaX, they have a daily flights from STN to KUL, then flights also up to all over Asia for a low cost rate…

    If you prepared to fly from London (take an advance fare Virgin Train down) just checked one website, netflights.co.uk – JetAirways have flights return for £499.
    Also, some Airline sites, such as Etihad, have their own sales not on the main travel agent sites. Their fares have been from £399 return.
    Air France & Lufthansa have some good sales at the moment also, -30-40% off.

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