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  • qthisup 3 posts

    Hello – I’ve done a forum search but couldn’t find anything so hope its okay to ask. I gather BA is not directly flying to any Thai airports from London. Is there any reasonable way to use an existing companion voucher to get to Thailand (London t0 Bangkok, Phuket or Krabi for example)? Our voucher expires Feb 25, I can only find some availability to Singapore in Feb but no return availability all of March. Our ideal travel times are mid-late Feb returning end of March. IF the voucher isn’t feasible, what are the best bets using Avios alone? Thanks

    Aston100 1,437 posts

    IF the voucher isn’t feasible, what are the best bets using Avios alone?

    Qatar would be my suggestion, assuming they aren’t being silly with the Q2 double Avios fares at the time.
    In my opinion this is far more convenient than messing around with companion voucher bookings to elsewhere with unprotected connections to your final destination. Will cost more (but not as much more as you’d think since Qatar will be 150k return pp compared to whatever silly Avios prices BA now charge to Singapore), but you get a superior hard & soft product over BA IMO.

    BBbetter 764 posts

    If you are ok to break the journey or a layover, you can look at BA flights to India to use the voucher. Then another flight or an LCC to Thailand.
    The other option is to search for routes that start at regional airports like EDI. Sometimes they might have more availability.

    n1368585 51 posts

    As above, using the 241 to get to India is your best bet. You should be able to get decent availability to either Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai or Bangalore. Then get direct flight to Bangkok from either of these cities.

    VerdantBacon 141 posts

    BA 241 is difficult to use to Asia with the limited destinations and high demands

    We’re currently in Krabi and flew into BKK two weeks ago with Qatar, much better service and product than BA, though breaking up the flight with a stop is a bit annoying as you end up with two ~6 hour flights rather than a nice long one you can settle into

    can2 569 posts

    I’d try to push my travel dates to fit into Singapore availability and keep searching. At worst, do an open jaw and return from India. The voucher is a good value, if you waste it and hop on to QR you will spend more avios and lose a good value voucher. Plus, it’d be more pleasent perhaps to spend 1-2 day layover in Singapore than Delhi, especially with the air pollution.

    zapato1060 720 posts

    If your thinking India for routing to Thailand, dont forget offpeak tickets at a crazy 10k virgin points one way. LHR-india

    BBbetter 764 posts

    If India, consider BLR or HYD airports.

    qthisup 3 posts

    Thanks for the thoughts everyone. I can get to SIN with my voucher, but there are no return flights at all. If I call BA will they all me to book at return with cash at least but not at the very high ONE WAY fare prices?

    fasul 24 posts

    There’s a decent availability in J in your dates to Shanghai. Then you’ll need 5h “hop” to Thailand. Which takes the fun away I guess. If you’re lucky enough you can find QR availability for 150k Avios+tax from LON to BKK or HKT(Phuket)

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