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matthewh

Flight Price Are Coming Down Bigtime

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Stick to the inflexible cheap ones. You've been burnt once, but how many times have they worked OK?

If a flexible tickets costs half as much again, then you can afford one disaster every three trips where you have to change your flight and still break even. It's more likely to be much less frequent than that, so save your money and just bite the bullet the one time in 20 or one in 50 when things don't go to plan.

You'll save in the long run.

+1 Probably twice in over 40 trips i have had to change.

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as al said the difference in price can be high.probably had 30 trips on tinpot tickets.divide 44000 into that .it aint too bad.im still waiting for the insurance money.55

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as al said the difference in price can be high.probably had 30 trips on tinpot tickets.divide 44000 into that .it aint too bad.im still waiting for the insurance money.55

Will the insurance pay for mrs matt's ticket as well? I know some policies will depending on your level of cover.

Was there any reason why you didn't get your insurance co. involved while you were in Thailand (if you don't mind me asking??). I have had experience and I know of others as well who have had to change flights both domestic and international for one reason or other. Insurance co handled everything and no cash was required.

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Will the insurance pay for mrs matt's ticket as well? I know some policies will depending on your level of cover.

Was there any reason why you didn't get your insurance co. involved while you were in Thailand (if you don't mind me asking??). I have had experience and I know of others as well who have had to change flights both domestic and international for one reason or other. Insurance co handled everything and no cash was required.

axa recommends you pay first but refunds within days of landing.. they can fund up front but takes several days

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axa recommends you pay first but refunds within days of landing.. they can fund up front but takes several days

My experience has been with First Assist, I bought the cover through Halifax Bank, Couldn't fault them TBH. I only made the one call to them and they phoned me back a number of times to rearrange flights and an airport Hotel for a night. I think I ended up getting £70 or so back from them for other exes after they deducted the excess payment.

My mate had to be rushed into hospital in Chiang Rai last year he paid for his medical care but his company sorted the flight home and taxi from Heathrow to Bournemouth. All good apart from the fact that he had to wait 3 months for the cash he laid out at the hospital to be reimbursed. His policy was bought through the Nationwaide Bank.

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my insurance is through nationwide too.they have been good but as yet no readys.its peace of mind having the cover

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salarys high in the UK=low prices..salarys low in Thailand=high prices.maybe they only want hisos to travel.as tommy said I got caught red handed on a fixed ticket.i will look at the price difference now

I used to have dinner with the former CEO of Thai Airways and even he couldn't explain the massive price difference

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even on the high tickets rob.alot of them have fees for date changes.i will do as al said earlier and stick to cheap tickets.i only really have the insurance for medical reasons.should I ever have an accident,not for flights

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Multinationals usual fix the £,$,¥ once a year then at the end id to trading year will remark a loss or profit was partly due to currency movements.

My guess is the Thai flights did a fix when the pound was strong ? Perhaps to reduce it they would see it as a loss , maybe they report by country so don't want to take a hit ? Who knows for sure as you say.

Were flights cheaper from east to west when the £ was 76 ?

Not that I remember

But MNCs could refix the price the next year if the currency changed drastically - but also they will buy the fuel in whatever currency globally so in theory it doesn't matter where they fly. They aren't buying the fuel from east to west at a different price then from west to east.

Its a bit like a 90 day sign on. No possible rational explanation,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,.

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Was looking for a mate the other day and there were sub £500 tickets available from Bangkok to places including Glasgow and Barcelona either side of the school holidays. Mostly KLM and BA if I remember correctly with short stopovers if you looked.

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Just paid £413 each MAN-BKK return for a trip in October..... my cheapest ever flights for a Thailand trip..... Made even cheaper by using a cash-back offer with my bank which dropped the cost down to £383 each...:p

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3 hours ago, TheFiend said:

Just paid £413 each MAN-BKK return for a trip in October..... my cheapest ever flights for a Thailand trip..... Made even cheaper by using a cash-back offer with my bank which dropped the cost down to £383 each...:p

that's a great price.havent seen these prices for a longtime.long may it continue

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On 12/06/2016 at 5:02 PM, matthewh said:

that's a great price.havent seen these prices for a longtime.long may it continue

I find it's all about timing and knowing when to pull the trigger..... Was consistently seeing Turkish at £400 but the flight times returning from BKK were totally unsuitable for us..... Just ran a check now and Turkish have gone up to £449

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2 hours ago, TheFiend said:

I find it's all about timing and knowing when to pull the trigger..... Was consistently seeing Turkish at £400 but the flight times returning from BKK were totally unsuitable for us..... Just ran a check now and Turkish have gone up to £449

The flight prices for November/December are going for as low as 360 quid indirect atm.

They won't go any lower than that so if people are looking a bargain now is the time.

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1 hour ago, firth1974 said:

Qatar Airways are still showing at £383 for September departures from LHR.

Thats a good pice ... in 2007 / 2008 i was paying 340 to 360

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41 minutes ago, lanzalad said:

Thats a good pice ... in 2007 / 2008 i was paying 340 to 360

It's an amazing price.

It's with Air China and involves a 2hr stopover either way but can't complain with that price.

If this isn't a bumper high season for Pattaya bars then it's time to call it a day.

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1 hour ago, dcfc2007 said:

It's an amazing price.

It's with Air China and involves a 2hr stopover either way but can't complain with that price.

If this isn't a bumper high season for Pattaya bars then it's time to call it a day.

It's a good price to get to Thailand and may encourage more people to travel there, whether they will head to Pattaya is debatable. 

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4 hours ago, firth1974 said:

Qatar Airways are still showing at £383 for September departures from LHR.

I saw Etihad for September from EDI last night for £370.  I paid < £330 with them a couple  of weeks ago, so agree with all the comments about never seeing it cheaper.

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looking for a deal from around the 8th of December till late January.anybody seen anything.as we are on a long trip we don't mind a stop over

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I was quite Surprised after all the Doom and Gloomer's re trips to LOS out of Sydney.

Booked a trip from Sydney to Chaing Mai and than Bangkok DM to Sydney in August with 20Kgs Luggage

Sure it is cheap Charlie Air Asia with a 1hr 55mins KUL stop over for $700 Aussie all in, Cheapest flights ever to LOS for me.

Since Cebu Pacific started flying out of Sydney prices dropped big time, Sydney to manila regular special $200 each way with 20Kgs luggage for an 8hr flight. Now that sure is cheap and all planes I have flown new models (sure minimum creature comforts but only 8 hour flight= 5-6 hours sleep for me).

Now if only the Aussie dollar can improve, PLEASE :PLEURE:

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My price hasn't dropped. I like Emirates and Qatar so I use them as a benchmark. Emirates has gone up $64. That is on a business flight, 2 flights, Dallas / Fort Worth to Bangkok. Same dates as the last 2 years Jan 2 - March 4. Apples to apples.

The good thing with Emirates is that if you book business or first they provide a complimentary limo to and from the airport both ends. At the American side that is quite a savings. $100 to park the truck or nothing if I risk the truck stop and over $120 for each taxi. So a free limo is quite a savings.

I book the Emirates flights with a slightly longer layover because I like the 380s. Much better than a 777. There is a bar for starters!

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2 hours ago, Phoenix Rising said:

I was quite Surprised after all the Doom and Gloomer's re trips to LOS out of Sydney.

Booked a trip from Sydney to Chaing Mai and than Bangkok DM to Sydney in August with 20Kgs Luggage

Sure it is cheap Charlie Air Asia with a 1hr 55mins KUL stop over for $700 Aussie all in, Cheapest flights ever to LOS for me.

Since Cebu Pacific started flying out of Sydney prices dropped big time, Sydney to manila regular special $200 each way with 20Kgs luggage for an 8hr flight. Now that sure is cheap and all planes I have flown new models (sure minimum creature comforts but only 8 hour flight= 5-6 hours sleep for me).

Now if only the Aussie dollar can improve, PLEASE :PLEURE:

Every now and then Emirates/Qantas advertise return flights from Sydney to Bangkok for $700 to $750. Got a return flight for $600 last year.

If you're willing to fly with Scoot (which involves a LONG layover in Singapore) you can get return flights for some $420 every Tuesday (some $500 with 20kgs luggage). 

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