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British Airways launches codeshare deal with Bangkok Airways

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British Airways has announced a codeshare arrangement with Bangkok Airways.  This will allow you to earn Avios points on selected flights with the Asian carrier.

The following (brightly coloured, see photo!) flights will now carry a BA flight number:

Bangkok to Koh Samui

Bangkok to Chiang Mai

Bangkok to Phuket

Singapore to Koh Samui

Bangkok Airways

You are now able to buy through-tickets on ba.com to any of these destinations with luggage automatically transferred through (and your British Airways baggage allowance carried over).  Avios points will be earned at the standard rate for short flights – it is not clear yet if the flights will also earn tier points.

Standalone internal Thailand flights on these routes are also bookable via ba.com.

You cannot redeem Avios for flights on Bangkok Airways, unfortunately.

(PS.  Horris at Flyertalk pointed out that if you are flying Bangkok Airways, you can get an extra 10kg baggage allowance by joining their free frequent flyer programme.)

Comments (2)

  • Phillip says:

    The emphasis on Koh Samui is quite interesting – I guess BA think that it’s where a lot of their British and possibly Australian customers are most interested in visiting via their flights to SIN and BKK!

  • I think it’s a case that BA know that Koh Samui is a very popular destination and certainly attracts those don’t mind splurging a bit – it certainly isn’t the cheapest of the Thai islands.

    It’s nice to see that BA’s codeshare with Bangkok Airways allows you to book the individual segments – KLM & Air France also codeshare with Bangkok Airways on these routes, but it’s only bookable with a longhaul sector.