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Hi everyone, not sure if this is allowed but I want to give it a shot as otherwise it will be a big waste of miles for me :( 

 

I used to fly on Thai quite a bit for work but as I'm heading back to US next month to start an MBA, I won't have much use for them (besides domestic United flights which are horrible value with Thai miles)

 

I have 113k miles on Thai, with a gold promo where I can buy a mileage ticket for 50% off, so basically enough miles for any first or biz class round trip ticket on Thai itself (the 50% promo isn't valid on partners like United, ANA).

 

The miles required with 50% promo are posted by Thai here:

https://thaiairways.s3.amazonaws.com/rop/Gold%20and%20Platinum%20Discount%20AIR%20Award%20Chart%20on%20THAI%20Year%202019%20%282%29.pdf

 

I want to see if there's anyone here who would be interested in making a trade (cash or other) for these miles. Best value would be using them for a round trip between Europe and Australia, but given this is a Thai forum, probably more likely is Thailand round trip to Europe or Australia. Too bad for me they don't fly to US anymore or I could use it myself.

 

If anyone is interested please shoot me a PM. Happy to exchange identity documents to the extent needed to trust each other for any transaction we agree on. If interested to meet in person, I may be in Thailand next weekend (of the 27th).

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Posted (edited)

Can't you use your miles on a codeshare on a Star Alliance carrier to USA?

 

It is a bit complicated and convoluted but miles can be transferred or gifted to someone else on the OP's "Award Nominees" List.

 

What sort of $'s are you thinking about?

 

 

RAZZ

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1 minute ago, RAZZELL said:

It is a bit complicated and convoluted but miles can be transferred or gifted to someone else on the OP's "Award Nominees" List.

 

What sort of $'s are you thinking about?

 

RAZZ

Yeah I'm thinking I'll need to add the person to my nominees list (currently empty) and book from there. Or just give access to my account.

 

For $s will depend I guess on how the miles are being used but I'd say I'm hoping for around 50% of the cash price of the ticket. Hopefully around $2k if we can use it for a ticket worth $4-5k (RT to Europe for example). But definitely willing to negotiate based on what seems reasonable, given I won't get much more than $1k out of it if I have to use the miles on United.

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1 minute ago, thedemon said:

This is an old scam.

Not a scam, but I know it looks that way. I'm happy to share documents and meet in person. Can even show my MBA docs etc.

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12 minutes ago, RAZZELL said:

Can't you use your miles on a codeshare on a Star Alliance carrier to USA?

 

Just noticed this edited into your post -- Yes I can use on Star Alliance but the value is crap. For example would spend my 110k miles for an economy seat round trip Asia-USA, and biz class would cost 192k which I don't have. Star alliance is a separate chart which they post here:

https://www.thaiairways.com/static/common/pdf/royal_orchid_plus/Redeeming/Star_Alliance_Chart2.pdf

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17 minutes ago, tsrk said:

Too bad for me they don't fly to US anymore or I could use it myself.

Thai Airways LogoStar Alliance Logo
 
Thai Airways has many flights listed from Bangkok to Los Angeles on their website? 
 
 

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6 minutes ago, Skallywag said:

Thai Airways LogoStar Alliance Logo

 
Thai Airways has many flights listed from Bangkok to Los Angeles on their website? 
 
 

I think you were trying to copy the results but it didn't come through?

 

Anyway I'm guessing you're seeing codeshare flights which don't fall under the Thai 50% off award chart, so those ones I don't have enough miles for biz class tickets (and economy is horrible value for partner award chart, see my prev post).

 

If I'm not wrong, Thai isn't even allowed to fly to US currently because of some FAA requirement issue.

 

You can see for example (in the screenshot attached) that part of the flight is "operated by EVA Air"

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A business class ticket long haul round trip cost 130 000 miles with thai.I just burned one myself being a gold member.I could take 70 000 of the of you to help you out but not for more then the ticket would cost me to buy in cash. You also still need to pay the tax on any ticket so its not much in it anymore.The rules changes every year.You can give away your miles but not your 50% promo

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2 minutes ago, Odin Norway said:

A business class ticket long haul round trip cost 130 000 miles with thai.I just burned one myself being a gold member.I could take 70 000 of the of you to help you out but not for more then the ticket would cost me to buy in cash. You also still need to pay the tax on any ticket so its not much in it anymore.The rules changes every year.

What ticket would you use it for and how much would it normally cost in cash? Also do you have a rough number on the tax?

 

I assume the 130k miles you're referring to is without the 50% deal.

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2 minutes ago, tsrk said:

What ticket would you use it for and how much would it normally cost in cash? Also do you have a rough number on the tax?

 

I assume the 130k miles you're referring to is without the 50% deal.

Yes the 130k is without the 50%.I just used my own 50% for next week on ticket because the prices from Europe now is 37-38kbth for a normal economy.The tax on the economy

only is at least 10k bth. I paid 16k bth to use my points on a business class. In 2 weeks the prices calms down again to around 28-30k cash.Of course that is on my route.

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4 minutes ago, RAZZELL said:

Yes but the miles cost for redeeming one ticket as Gold is 50% of those amounts due to their "gold award" system. The link I posted is directly from their gold award email. Sorry I should have made it more clear.

 

Here's a screenshot of the email.

 

 

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1 minute ago, Odin Norway said:

Yes the 130k is without the 50%.I just used my own 50% for next week on ticket because the prices from Europe now is 37-38kbth for a normal economy.The tax on the economy

only is at least 10k bth. I paid 16k bth to use my points on a business class. In 2 weeks the prices calms down again to around 28-30k cash.Of course that is on my route.

Just to clarify, biz class to europe is 28-30k THB round trip? Curious which destination?

 

Thanks for the details though. Hopefully I can find someone who can use the miles for a higher value flight since it seems the ones I checked (Stockholm, London, Europe) cash prices are a bit higher.

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3 minutes ago, tsrk said:

Yes but the miles cost for redeeming one ticket as Gold is 50% of those amounts due to their "gold award" system. The link I posted is directly from their gold award email. Sorry I should have made it more clear.

 

Here's a screenshot of the email.

 

 

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I know very well you have 1 ticket every year you can use only 50% but that 50% you can not give away. That is for you only so for others only the points can be used.

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