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Post by DAVYCHEZ » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:21 pm

I'm searching for flights from the UK to Bangkok in August and the prices seem really high.
Has anybody got any 'flight search' suggestions?

Many thanks :D

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Re: Flight Search

Post by Bristolian » Mon Mar 04, 2013 1:36 pm

I booked directly, on-line with Ethiad over Christmas & New Year. Their on-line prices were much lower than any of the flight search companies.
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Re: Flight Search

Post by sticks » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:37 pm

try holiday genie web site i put july until august dates in and there where flights there from £500 the flights will be more expensive if you travel while the school holidays are on

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Re: Flight Search

Post by buksida » Mon Mar 04, 2013 2:45 pm

What drives me nuts with all these online flight sites is that the same plane going the other way (BKK-LHR) is over double the cost :cuss:
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Re: Flight Search

Post by joelle » Mon Mar 04, 2013 4:53 pm

try sri lankan airlines, I found good prices for bkk/frankfurt germany, may be they also have something for uk/bkk
best of luck :)

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Re: Flight Search

Post by usual suspect » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:04 pm

Did a radom search & Emirates out of LDN Heathrow on 12th Aug till 30th Aug was £704.

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Re: Flight Search

Post by taffinexile » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:34 pm

I usually fly from Manchester to Bangkok using one of the "Gulf" airlines, but not Gulf air, terrible airline. For flights in April were coming out about £750/800. Decided to wait a bit then found Etihad for £470, and that was on Netflights. Since found out that if you book direct with airline you can reserve your seat when you book.
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Re: Flight Search

Post by Frank Hovis » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:38 pm

Skyscanner has Swiss at 645 for 01AUG-02SEP out of LCY or Norwegian from LGW for 602.
I don't think you'll get much cheaper than 600 for a round trip these days unless you go ex-Soviet or Indian sub-continent. The tax (and airlines 'fuel surcharge') on these flights is now so high, getting a price lower than 500 means you probably aren't paying for the flight at all.

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Re: Flight Search

Post by STEVE G » Mon Mar 04, 2013 5:59 pm

I would leave it a bit if I were you as many airlines don't discount anything more than two or three months in advance.

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Post by deepee » Mon Mar 04, 2013 6:09 pm

buksida wrote:What drives me nuts with all these online flight sites is that the same plane going the other way (BKK-LHR) is over double the cost :cuss:
I've found most airlines are quoting 75% of the price of a return ticket for just a one way trip at the moment
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Post by nij400 » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:13 pm

BKK TO LONDON HEATHROW
I have been checking flights and theres nearly 100 pounds differance between these to flights on a one way flight and they are almost the same flight times,is air india really that bad ????
I used Jet before a couple of years ago but never flown with air india,i have looked at reviews on the net and getting very mixed opinions.
Who do you recommend ?????????
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Re: JET AIR v INDIA AIR

Post by PET » Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:40 pm

nij400 wrote:BKK TO LONDON HEATHROW
I have been checking flights and theres nearly 100 pounds differance between these to flights on a one way flight and they are almost the same flight times,is air india really that bad ????
I used Jet before a couple of years ago but never flown with air india,i have looked at reviews on the net and getting very mixed opinions.
Who do you recommend ?????????
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Re: Flight Search

Post by STEVE G » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:39 pm

I've used Jet both from London and Brussels and I thought the actual airline was really quite good. My only complaint was that the transit in Mumbai was a bit chaotic but I would use them again if the price was right.

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Re: Flight Search

Post by moja » Mon Mar 04, 2013 9:53 pm

Try www.westeasttravel.com they often have some very good offers. It would seem the taxes are what put the price up these day; they are usually more than the flight itself!

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Re: Flight Search

Post by SunandFun » Mon Mar 04, 2013 11:08 pm

Jet Air is good. Stay away from Air India. Poor safety record and heavily in debt. Union strikes disrupt service at your peril. Also service is terrible. I will pay hundreds more not to fly this airline (Air India.)
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