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catsyag

Airline to Thailand

by catsyag »

Hello eveyrone,

I am going to Bankok from NYC the second week of July and need advice on which airline is best for such a long trip overseas.  I usually travel to the caribbean and europe but this is the first tour so far away.

I've done tons of research and still find it difficult to make a decision so I need help and advice on which airlines offer a comfortable journey at a reasonable price!  I originally thought Delta would be a good fit but found a lot of negative reviews.  Air France has exhorbitant prices and I'm not familiar with ANA or Cathay which many people seem to like.

Thank you,

 

Ari

 

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Bluebell

RE: Airline to Thailand

by Bluebell »

Hello Ari

I always take Asian carriers to Asia, usually Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines.  While, yes, they may be more expensive, the service, professionalism, and newer models far surpasses any of the U.S. airlines.  Try looking into Thai Airways too, they are also known for excellent service.  Japanese carriers will route you thru Tokyo; Cathay Pacific thru Hong Kong; Singapore Airlines thru S'pore; Korean Air thru Seoul, China Airlines thru Taipei, etc.  I've flown coach on all these airlines and the economy section doesn't feel at all like a cattle car.  That said, as Asia has gotten more prosperous over the years, the dollar has tanked and doesn't buy as much.  The days of cheap flights to Asia are over unless you can snag the occasional sale fare which means signing up for e-newsletters.  These days, airfares to Asia from the west coast almost match European ones.

Good luck!

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catsyag

RE: Airline to Thailand

by catsyag »

In Response to Re: Airline to Thailand:[QUOTE]

Hello Ari

I always take Asian carriers to Asia, usually Cathay Pacific or Singapore Airlines.  While, yes, they may be more expensive, the service, professionalism, and newer models far surpasses any of the U.S. airlines.  Try looking into Thai Airways too, they are also known for excellent service.  Japanese carriers will route you thru Tokyo; Cathay Pacific thru Hong Kong; Singapore Airlines thru S'pore; Korean Air thru Seoul, China Airlines thru Taipei, etc.  I've flown coach on all these airlines and the economy section doesn't feel at all like a cattle car.  That said, as Asia has gotten more prosperous over the years, the dollar has tanked and doesn't buy as much.  The days of cheap flights to Asia are over unless you can snag the occasional sale fare which means signing up for e-newsletters.  These days, airfares to Asia from the west coast almost match European ones.

Good luck!

Posted by Bluebell[/QUOTE]

Thank you Bluebell....advice much appreciated and definitely helps me narrow down what I'm looking for!

Ari

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Jeff_Johnson

RE: Airline to Thailand

by Jeff_Johnson »

If you're traveling from Bangkok to NYC I recommend an American Airline. From my experience there have been less delays and uncomfortable situations with American Airlines, Continental Airlines, Delta Airlines, etc... Stay American if flying to the US, thats just me. If your flight gets delayed in Bangkok use shopnfly for Duty Free shopping. Also since youre flying to NYC (and I assume you're gonna shop there) use it there aswell, since it allows you to pre-order products that will wait for you upon arrival. Good luck with your travels. 

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PeterKnight

RE: Airline to Thailand

by PeterKnight »

US based airlines have the crappiest service unless you are traveling in Business or FC. If you are flying coach, try ANA, Cathay, China Airlines, Etihad or Emirates. They are your best bet and won't nickel and dime you for everything. You can easily add couple of hundred dollars for checked baggage.

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travelgeek23

RE: Airline to Thailand

by travelgeek23 »

EVA for connecting journey, and for non-stop China Airlines, United, Qatar Airways.

Budgetwise, EVA and China Airlines are the best choices, and timewise, Qatar Airways is good.

There are other good choices, too, like Singapore Airlines,  and Thai Airways.

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