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  • squishsquash 36 posts

    👋 hi all,

    What’s folks experience with flights to Thailand in August from the UK.
    Our airport Is Manchester.
    Looking at flights and we generally pay about 600 but this August it’s coming out at closer 900.
    Eeeek.

    Do they tend to come down in coat a little or is this year a bit crazy?

    Aston100 1,425 posts

    I can’t imagine flights to Thailand at that price anymore.
    Apparently there is still pent up demand for long haul leisure, and you are obviously travelling at a peak time.

    Do bear in mind it’s usually a bit wet in most of Thailand (Koh Samui etc not counting) at that time of year, but we were lucky 2 years ago and had almost no rain.

    NorthernLass 7,932 posts

    There have been a couple of features in the press recently about the cost of flights this summer being horrendous – £900 to Spain in economy at May half term was cited! I think it’s a combination of peak season and increasing demand – I don’t think prices will be coming down at this point.

    School holidays are when avios and hotel points really come into their own in terms of value to be had.

    Cat 114 posts

    As a teacher of 20 years, I’d recommend being as flexible as possible, maybe using the “Explore” button on Google flights, and in future either use Avios, or book early (Black Friday week is usually a good time to look for cash fares).

    NorthernLass 7,932 posts

    @squishsquash – it might be worth making a note for next year that BA is re-starting BKK flights this autumn.

    RS 14 posts

    @squishsquash we usually pay around 600-800 as well so are in the same situation but I’ve been tracking prices for a couple of months and they’re just rising so we forked out for Emirates (1300pp) which was the cheapest at the time to KL from MAN in August
    Since we booked they’re up another 150pp
    Flights on Thai from LHR seemed pretty good value a few weeks ago so maybe check that out?

    squishsquash 36 posts

    Thank you everyone, I didn’t see the reply’s till now.
    Interesting indeed.
    I would just wait another month or so but not sure if that will help really.
    I’m glad BA is back next year we will hopefully use redemptions then.
    We go most years so this one is brutal!

    NorthernLass 7,932 posts

    Have you checked QR prices? My niece was telling me she’s planning to backpack round SEA in the uni holidays and Manchester to Hanoi via DOH was coming out at just under £700, don’t know if Thailand would be similar?

    squishsquash 36 posts

    Have you checked QR prices? My niece was telling me she’s planning to backpack round SEA in the uni holidays and Manchester to Hanoi via DOH was coming out at just under £700, don’t know if Thailand would be similar?

    Unfortunately QR is £1300 each …. eeeek

    NorthernLass 7,932 posts

    Yikes! Are you sure you don’t want to go to Vietnam instead 😂

    davidflies 21 posts

    Dang, I have checked at https://www.skyscanner.net/, and the price seems to be over £900 now. I don’t think it’s going to come down anytime soon, until December. 

    u07ch 64 posts

    Lufthansa have a sub £700 flight out of Manchester; https://www.google.com/travel/flights/s/ZX9jRvnRRvg8gFSK6 leaving on the 20th returning on 3rd

    RTS 125 posts

    Book a night out in Elite and/or Pimp 😉

    troubleonline 2 posts

    Did you say this was on KLM? Was going to suggest TUI to HKT (wouldn’t be my 1st, 2nd or 3rd choice but desperate times etc)> However doesn’t look like they are running any from MAN in Aug (or they are full). Only other suggestion is to look at flights elsewhere in the region such as Kuala Lumpur or Singapore and then fly on from there. This is often touted as a good way to get cheap long haul cash biz fares but of course eats up precious holiday time with travel.

    Only prob with the BA flights, as you may well be aware, is that they will be from Gatwick which is fairly useless unless you are in London (or are prepared to schlep between LHR and LGW to connect).

    vetjames 66 posts

    We have been to the Avani+ in Khao Lak twice. It’s superb with kids; you cannot go wrong. If you want something more colonial in style, then the Devasom is the place to be. The JW Marriott would be our third suggestion.

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