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As return flight from here are usually more expensive than the other way round has anyone got a single then got returns from the UK? You would have to book the return leg months in advance of course unless you did it more often. If you could get a cheap single to start off looks like you would save quite a bit.

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10 minutes ago, metisdead said:

Moved to the Travel forum. 

Where is this? please

 

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52 minutes ago, Orton Rd said:

If you could get a cheap single to start off looks like you would save quite a bit.

Regular network airlines rarely show good one-way prices.

You would have to go with a low cost carrier like Norwegian, Eurowings, Scoot etc. and probably a one stop connection.

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Thanks for the replies and was wondering these flights on line from the airline I assume the tickets can printed from own computers and not intending to travel until the earliest for possibly March 2020 and can one book that far in advance, but first the hassle of the tourist visa to the UK to get for my Family.
 

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Use http://matrix.itasoftware.com/ to narrow down dates (You can search for dates up to 1 month after a date & for a duration of up to 7 days difference - e.g. 12-19 days from 1st February would pull back all 12-19 day flight options until 1st March) & nearby airports (Not that handy for UK, but might be worth it to you if don't mind going to London instead of Manchester for example...)

 

Once you have your dates, airlines & duration, use Skyscanner, Expedia, Kayak & the Airlines own site to find the best deal

 

 

 

 

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11 minutes ago, Mike Teavee said:

Use http://matrix.itasoftware.com/ to narrow down dates (You can search for dates up to 1 month after a date & for a duration of up to 7 days difference - e.g. 12-19 days from 1st February would pull back all 12-19 day flight options until 1st March) & nearby airports (Not that handy for UK, but might be worth it to you if don't mind going to London instead of Manchester for example...)

 

Once you have your dates, airlines & duration, use Skyscanner, Expedia, Kayak & the Airlines own site to find the best deal

 

 

 

 

Thanks, Mike and others and assume if booking on line are tickets sent or printed from home computer.

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1 hour ago, john west said:

Thanks, Mike and others and assume if booking on line are tickets sent or printed from home computer.

With online booking you won't get anything sent.

It's all handled through email (double-check the email adr when entering).

Most important: after booking, note (write down) the booking nr. which can always take you back to the booking on the website.

You will be mailed some (pdf) file with the booking details.
For long haul travel I suggest you have a printout.

 

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2 hours ago, john west said:

Thanks for the replies and was wondering these flights on line from the airline I assume the tickets can printed from own computers and not intending to travel until the earliest for possibly March 2020 and can one book that far in advance, but first the hassle of the tourist visa to the UK to get for my Family.
 

I often book my flights to the UK 8 months to a year in advance. I prefer direct so the last few years have used BA to London and then on to Manchester, not the best of airlines but a long way from being the worst. I got offloaded in Qatar a few years back that turned into a nightmare.

They don't really have tickets anymore, at check-in they just enter your passport details and bring up the booking. I put a copy of the reservation from the airline on my phone just in case there is ever a query, but never been necessary.

At the airport just go to a desk, the staff may try and tell you to use the machine but there is little point as you will still need to go to a desk to get the visa checked. Same with the boarding cards, may as well let the desk do it. Good luck.

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3 hours ago, sandyf said:

I often book my flights to the UK 8 months to a year in advance. I prefer direct so the last few years have used BA to London and then on to Manchester, not the best of airlines but a long way from being the worst. I got offloaded in Qatar a few years back that turned into a nightmare.

They don't really have tickets anymore, at check-in they just enter your passport details and bring up the booking. I put a copy of the reservation from the airline on my phone just in case there is ever a query, but never been necessary.

At the airport just go to a desk, the staff may try and tell you to use the machine but there is little point as you will still need to go to a desk to get the visa checked. Same with the boarding cards, may as well let the desk do it. Good luck.

Don't Eva fly MAN-BKK direct? 

 

Personally BA via London would be almost (if not) at the back of my list, much prefer:-

  • Qatar via Doha
  • Emirates via Dubai
  • Finnair via Helsinki
  • KLM Via Amsterdam
  • Turkish AIr via Istanbul 
  • Lufthansa via Frankfurt or Munich 

Maybe Air France via CDG would be slightly worse than BA via Heathrow... Nah, I think I'd even prefer to do that

 

 

 

 

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