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Hi Guys

 

For my next trip Ocl/Nov i 'm likely to use Expedia Travel as i have a £100 Nectar Points voucher to use towards

the flights.

 

With that in mind there prices for direct flights are just a little more expensive of the 3 direct flights available

to me i think British Airways have the best times.

 

Thai Airways are £621, Eva Airways are £613 and British Airways are £603- minus my £100 voucher =£503

 

I like British Airways times BA09 Departs Heathrow at 22.05pm and arrives Bangkok 15.20pm next day.

 

The return flight BA10 Departs Bangkok 10.55am and arrives back at Heathrow 16.55pm same day.

 

Have not used British Airways to Bangkok for many years so i'm opened for any comments.

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Thai Airways are the best out of the 3 airline by far.... plus Thai Airways have the new airbus A380  on the afternoon fights out of UK and the early morning flight out of BKK shortly.

Price will drop a little to around £580, so i wouldn't rush in and book a flight yet. 

Dayo...

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Only ever fly direct with either Eva Air or Thai would not touch BA with a barge pole due to poor legroom in comparison to the others. :GoldenSmile1:

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I agree with the above 2 comments and would avoid BA and choose Thai or Eva

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Only ever fly direct with either Eva Air or Thai would not touch BA with a barge pole due to poor legroom in comparison to the others. :GoldenSmile1:

Thai A380 has 31 or 32 inch seat pitch depending on seat BA has 30 or 31 inch depending on seat so depending on seat you may end up with exactly the same amount of room. Eva are the best with 33 inch if leg room is important to you.

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Maybe I am a little fussy but the picture quality on eva screens is a little blurry,a bit like a poor download but probably a poor conversion to the smaller screen...or maybe it is just me?

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Thai A380 has 31 or 32 inch seat pitch depending on seat BA has 30 or 31 inch depending on seat so depending on seat you may end up with exactly the same amount of room. Eva are the best with 33 inch if leg room is important to you.

Legroom has always been important, but the other reason i failed to mention is that i am a frequent flyer and have loyalty cards for both Eva and Thai.  :hello09:

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NEVER FLY BA!!!!!

 

NEVER FLY BA!!!

 

NEVER FLY BA!!!

 

I have had the worst flights with them and their idea of service is a joke.

 

I am sure to fly with Thai again next time as they were just bloody great! I took BA in May as they were only 519 for a direct flight and it seemed too good to pass up, but I can tell you that if they had flights for a fiver I would not use them again! It really was that bad!

 

 

 

Bill

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I have flown to Bangkok from london at least 5 times a year for the last 12 years

I used to always fly Thai airways

For the last 12 trips have used eva

Why slightly more legroom and better in flight entertainment

++ for a extra £300 you can get premium ecc on Eva not available on thai

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1/ Thai

2/ Eva

Never flown BA to BKK but not had good experience flying to other destination s with them

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NEVER FLY BA!!!!!

 

NEVER FLY BA!!!

 

NEVER FLY BA!!!

 

I have had the worst flights with them and their idea of service is a joke.

 

I am sure to fly with Thai again next time as they were just bloody great! I took BA in May as they were only 519 for a direct flight and it seemed too good to pass up, but I can tell you that if they had flights for a fiver I would not use them again! It really was that bad!

 

 

 

 

I fly BA every month at least once, always had good overall experiences, any small problems/issues always sorted out at the time or compensated for upon my return to my satisfaction. 

 

Intrigued, what did they do that makes you hate them so much?!?

 

Edit  - 

 

I've just read your May TR....

 

Good:

 

They gave you a whole row to yourself going out without you even asking,

 

Bad:

 

Drinks trolley only came round twice both ways

Food poor

IFE going out not working 100%.

Type change on return, lost prebooked exit seat.

 

Did you press the call button for extra drinks if you wanted them, or go to the galley to ask for them? I've NEVER been turned down when asking for a drink on a BA flight, no matter what class i've been in. 

 

Food can be meh, but you're on a plane, it is what it is. I really don't think Thai or Eva food is any better. In fact EVA is always worse ime.

 

IFE is a bummer if you wanted to watch it a lot.

 

Type changes happen for various reasons, happens on all airlines all the time. 

 

TBH, what you described are minor issues that happen all the time to all airlines. Unless something major happened that you haven't mentioned then your hatred of BA is rather OTT.

 

Did you get the refund for the lost exit row seat, and complain about the IFE? Ime, i'd expect (and have got) a decent amount of AVIOS gratis even for minor issues like this, at least enough to pay for an upgrade to next class one way on next trip to LOS.

 

 

I've had a bad experience with Thai and their customer service was appalling at the time but this wouldn't put me off flying with them again. Shit happens to anyone, anytime no matter who you fly with or where.

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Hi Guys

 

For my next trip Ocl/Nov i 'm likely to use Expedia Travel as i have a £100 Nectar Points voucher to use towards

the flights.

 

With that in mind there prices for direct flights are just a little more expensive of the 3 direct flights available

to me i think British Airways have the best times.

 

Thai Airways are £621, Eva Airways are £613 and British Airways are £603- minus my £100 voucher =£503

 

I like British Airways times BA09 Departs Heathrow at 22.05pm and arrives Bangkok 15.20pm next day.

 

The return flight BA10 Departs Bangkok 10.55am and arrives back at Heathrow 16.55pm same day.

 

Have not used British Airways to Bangkok for many years so i'm opened for any comments.

 

 

FYI - BA9/10 are changing on 26 Oct. The new times from that date are:

 

LHR 15:05 - BKK 09:20

 

BKK 10:55 - LHR 16:55

 

It's moving to T5 from T3 as well.

 

Sounds like the dates/times you checked and quoted above are mixing the old and new schedule.

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Have never flown BA because of bad feedback here and elsewhere. I prefer Thai the cabin service is excellent, sometimes dearer than Eva but their cabin service is I feel not as good, the flight times you quote are ok But I prefer Thai LHR 21.25 arrive 15.05 hopefully before the BA disembarkation, also the return at 12:50 makes the goodbye night a bit more friendly.

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Damn, you guys in the UK and OZ are lucky.  There are no longer direct flights from the US to BKK...

 

:SteamingMad:

If you want a better experience with your "date"... read, learn, live the following:

 

https://forum.pattaya-addicts.com/topic/22263-vetting-bar-girls-and-how-to-pass-their-own-vett

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Hi Guys

 

Thanks for all the replys and support although NOT much cheer for British Airways

on here is there.

 

Any way went on Expedia Travel this morning and what a nice suprise Eva Airways

reduced by £22 from today to £590 and with my £100 nectar voucher i have

purchased my direct flight with them for £490 for my Oct/Nov trip

 

Last time i fly Eva was 2008 so now all booked with them and cannot wait although

only been home just under 3 weeks from last trip.

Once again thanks for all the replys it's does help in choosing a good flight.

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lhr to bkk with eva air £550 today sept oct dates

crystal travel or travel up via travel supermarket

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NEVER FLY BA!!!!!

 

NEVER FLY BA!!!

 

NEVER FLY BA!!!

 

I have had the worst flights with them and their idea of service is a joke.

 

 

TOO TRUE!

 

BA = Bloody Awful!!!

 

Once I booked to fly Quantas to los - but at Heathrow was told you're now on BA...

 

Service?  Ha! What service?  Hardly saw the lazy fat cow!

Drinks?   Er..one tiny can of cheep, warm larger!

Food?     A moldy cheese sandwich! (well ok, but that would of been an improvement in fact)

 

BA = Bloody Awful!!!

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FYI - BA9/10 are changing on 26 Oct. The new times from that date are:

 

LHR 15:05 - BKK 09:20

 

BKK 10:55 - LHR 16:55

 

It's moving to T5 from T3 as well.

 

Sounds like the dates/times you checked and quoted above are mixing the old and new schedule.

 

They will be changing to new 777s when they change the schedule in October as well

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My vote is for EVA. BA is crap and a lot of the Thai fleet is old (communal TV screens instead of personal).

 

But why insist on direct? I like Etihad where you only get a short stop (1.5 -2 hours each way). You can strtch your legs and, if a smoker, get a bit of nocotine in your lungs. Also it's about £100 cheaper.

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I;m not particularly sticking up for BA but I know whose pilots and crew I would rather be in control if ever anything went wrong with the plane.

 

As for Thai they now have personal TV screens.

 

Usually I just go for the cheapest within reason.

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My vote is for EVA. BA is crap and a lot of the Thai fleet is old (communal TV screens instead of personal).

 

But why insist on direct? I like Etihad where you only get a short stop (1.5 -2 hours each way). You can strtch your legs and, if a smoker, get a bit of nocotine in your lungs. Also it's about £100 cheaper.

I can see your point re smoking but not the walking, just stroll round the aircraft you will be amazed sometimes what you see. You are also correct it is always cheaper and although I do not want to start a "I know more than you do" debate the difference is less with prudent booking.

Although it is a premium to pay, to stay on the same flight without all the possible hassles of transit and the standard of service on Thai flights, as long as I can afford it, I will.

 

I fell for an extremely cheap 1 stop flight with Air India last year, that was my decider for paying more to fly direct, can I advise anyone on my  experience of how everyone, particularly white women and particularly young white female lone travellers are treated by the so called "airport personnel" this is a airline, Delhi airport, and a country (now scrubbed from my bucket list) to avoid at all costs.

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The reason i fly direct is that one stop flights are on average only £50 cheaper than a direct one. The other reason i fly direct is that i take a sleeping tablet as soon as i sit in my seat and only wake up 1 hour before i am due to land at Bangkok. I am feeling then all refreshed with no jet lag and ready for my holiday onslaught.  :GoldenSmile1:

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The reason i fly direct is that one stop flights are on average only £50 cheaper than a direct one. The other reason i fly direct is that i take a sleeping tablet as soon as i sit in my seat and only wake up 1 hour before i am due to land at Bangkok. I am feeling then all refreshed with no jet lag and ready for my holiday onslaught.  :GoldenSmile1:

I sympathise with you as you have an issue re "jet lag", I am lucky enough that with travel I have no issues other than bad service or treatment, the actual outbound I treat as part of my holiday but admit the return can be the point where the "pattaya blues" set in but until I have to go to work the next day, I try to control that downer.

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I sympathise with you as you have an issue re "jet lag", I am lucky enough that with travel I have no issues other than bad service or treatment, the actual outbound I treat as part of my holiday but admit the return can be the point where the "pattaya blues" set in but until I have to go to work the next day, I try to control that downer.

No issue with jet lag because i take direct flights and sleep so my body clock is in synchronization with Thai time both outbound and inbound. :GoldenSmile1:

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