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Many flight agencies are showing flights to the UK from Bangkok starting at around 20000 baht and appear to be taking bookings i.e. from now to early April but when I go direct to the airlines they show zero availability .  On the other hand there are some airlines e.g/ Qatar are showing availability at a hefty cost starting at 75000 baht one way stopover economy . I understand supply and demand but this price , why so high ?

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think you will find the sites are locked out .. but appear to be working ,,   think thios is just to keep the wb pages for advertising 

 

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57 minutes ago, superal said:

to the UK from Bangkok starting at around 20000 baht

 

I get emails almost daily from the Dutch consulate about flights back to Paris/Amsterdam with Air France/KLM. Next flight March 28. The emails say not to book online but to write en email to the airline. Till now prices are about 20000 Baht.

 

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I booked a flight with EVA air yesterday for April 1(bkk-london).

I already have a flight with EVA on April 15 but had little faith in that not being cancelled. 

Tried to get the ticket changed to an earlier date through their Bangkok office but after an hour on hold my phone credit ran out😕

With flights home disappearing before my very eyes(tried Finnair and by the time I got my details sorted they'd sold out) 

I decided to book 3 EVA flights for myself and friends. 

Cost around £600 each one way. 

Not too bad and at least its direct so there no potential problem with countries closing their borders. 

I still think its a 50/50 chance that the flight will even happen though. 

 

I also don't have much faith in in travel agents. 

2 of my friends flew with Emirates using Travel trolley and after their return flights were cancelled they emailed Travel Trolly and basically got a "tough <deleted>" reply. 

 

So, I'd suggest, if you can, book direct with the airline even if it might cost a little more. 

 

BTW, as I understand it, just because a travel agent is selling tickets and the airline says there are none available, that doesn't mean the travel agent isn't keeping up with what's happening. 

The travel agents are issued groups of tickets by the airline that they then proceed to sell on, yes? 

So those seat should still be available. 

 

 

 

 

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14 hours ago, Jonathan Fairfield said:

If you are trying to fly back to the UK, this might be helpful: 

 

Thanks Jonathan for the link but what a mine field . How can Qatar Air justify charging 4 times the normal price in a time of global crisis and as for the British Embassy in BK what are they doing to help with repatriation of stranded tourists in Thailand ? 

 

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15 hours ago, Adbro1 said:

I booked a flight with EVA air yesterday for April 1(bkk-london).

 

 

 

 

Despite already having a return flight booked on Korean Air for April, I too booked a new, earlier flight with EVA from Chiang Mai to Los Angeles, in hopes of leaving sooner. After receiving a receipt for the flight, seat change and other options, I also received a PDF ticket. However, the day following the booking I attempted to view the booking via both the EVA Air app and their website, and could find no reference to my flight. Three days later the app indicated that no ticket was issued. Checking my credit card I learned that EVA never processed the payment. The following day EVA announced that no international flights would be allowed to land or transit Taiwan. 

 

Check closely to make certain your flight is still scheduled. If you're not transiting via Taiwan maybe this won't be an issue. Good luck getting back.

 

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After 4 cancellations with 3 different airlines. I have managed to book with Garuda Air.

to Australia,via Jakarta, flight time 13 hours.leaving Bangkok. 2nd April arriving Sydney 3rd April,then on to Adelaide,

 

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16 hours ago, Adbro1 said:

I booked a flight with EVA air yesterday for April 1(bkk-london).

I already have a flight with EVA on April 15 but had little faith in that not being cancelled. 

Tried to get the ticket changed to an earlier date through their Bangkok office but after an hour on hold my phone credit ran out😕

With flights home disappearing before my very eyes(tried Finnair and by the time I got my details sorted they'd sold out) 

I decided to book 3 EVA flights for myself and friends. 

Cost around £600 each one way. 

Not too bad and at least its direct so there no potential problem with countries closing their borders. 

I still think its a 50/50 chance that the flight will even happen though. 

 

I also don't have much faith in in travel agents. 

2 of my friends flew with Emirates using Travel trolley and after their return flights were cancelled they emailed Travel Trolly and basically got a "tough <deleted>" reply. 

 

So, I'd suggest, if you can, book direct with the airline even if it might cost a little more. 

 

BTW, as I understand it, just because a travel agent is selling tickets and the airline says there are none available, that doesn't mean the travel agent isn't keeping up with what's happening. 

The travel agents are issued groups of tickets by the airline that they then proceed to sell on, yes? 

So those seat should still be available. 

 

 

 

 

A crazy rash decision by you in my opinion. If you dont need to go back to the UK now why go? Its a nightmare over there. To pay £600 for a 1 way flight as well, if your flight on April 15th is not cancelled you will not get a refund either.

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A friend tried to book a flight Bkk to Heathrow 2 days ago in a travel agency, and was told by the indian salesperson that the price was 90,000Bht one way, stopover in the middle east !

I know where I shall never go to book a ticket 🙂

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