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📢 UPDATE As of 8 April, outbound flight availability to the UK is as follows:
🚫Flights now suspended:
🚫 Thai Airways
🚫 British Airways
🚫 Emirates
🚫 Etihad
🚫 SWISS
🚫 Finnair

 

📍 Direct UK Bound flights:

 

✈️ EVA Air (flight still available direct to London on Friday for 22655 THB)

Next direct flight is BR67 departing on Friday 10 April at 1230hrs. 28 seats available in business, 46 premium eco, and 160 in economy. 22685 THB economy, and 32025 THB in premium economy.

 

Following flight on 12 April (Sunday) departing at 1230 hrs. More than 200 seats available.

 

All flights from Bangkok (BKK) to Frankfurt (FRA), Amsterdam (AMS) and Vienna (VIE) are suspended.

 

‼️Please spare at least two (suggested three) hours if you have an international connecting flight / UK-bound flight from a regional airport. Check carefully which airport you are taking off from. Commuting between Don Mueang and Suvarnabhumi airports takes 45 minutes – 1 hour on the road with no traffic.

www.evaair.com

Contact numbers: +66 2-302-7288, +66

 

📍 Non-direct flights with transit to the UK:

 

✈️ Lufthansa

From 1 April, operates 3 flights per week; Monday, Thursday and Saturday.

No flights today.

 

The next flight LH773 will depart on Thursday 9 April 2300hrs, arriving local time at 0600hrs.

There are currently seats available for 22080 THB in basic economy, 37080 THB in flex and 52655 THB in premium.

For standby, please report to the ticket desk at counter G22 at least 2 hours before departure. Previous flights have departed with empty seats so a good chance. Flights will be operated until further notice.

 

Onward transit connections with Lufthansa from Frankfurt (FRA) to Heathrow (LHR) daily are as follows:
LH900 departing at 0800hrs
LH908 departing at 1400hrs

Availability is good each day with seats from 341 euro in economy and 544 in business class.

 

The following flight departing Bangkok (BKK) to Frankfurt (FRA) LH773 at 2230hrs on Saturday 11 April has currently seats available for 22080 THB in basic economy, 37080 THB in flex and 52655 THB in premium also.

agent. www.lufthansa.com

Contact numbers: +66 2-264-2400, +66 2-134-2213, +66 2-654-6800 (call centre)

 

✈️ Korean Air (cheap tickets available to London on Friday)


KE652 Bangkok (BKK) to Incheon (ICH) departs Friday 10 April at 2330hrs arriving at ICN 0655hrs+1.

Seats available. There is a connecting flight to Heathrow (LHR) from Incheon (ICH) KE907 on 8 April. Seats available.

A through ticket is still available for 28840 THB on www.koreanair.com

 

From 13-27 Apr, KE907 ICH-LHR will operate on Wednesdays and Saturdays only.

Contact number: +66-2-620-6999

 

✈️ Qatar Airways


This airline normally operates 2 flights from Bangkok (BKK) to Doha (DOH) daily.

BKK-DOH QR833 will depart tonight at 2110hrs. Seats currently available; There are only 4 business class seats available.

Onward connections to the UK from these flights are as follows:
QR009 to Heathrow (LHR) departing Doha (DOH) at 0245hrs (9 April) with 45 seats available.
QR027 to Manchester (MAN) departing Doha (DOH) at 0835hrs (9 April) with 16 seats available.
QR029 to Edinburgh (EDI) departing Doha (DOH) at 0835hrs (9 April) with 105 seats available.
QR003 to Heathrow (LHR) departing Doha (DOH) at 0835hrs (9 April) with 32 seats available.
QR007 to Heathrow (LHR) departing Doha (DOH) at 0925hrs (9 April) with 156 seats available.

 

The QR837 will depart tomorrow morning at 0210hrs to Doha. Seats currently available; 130 for 34025 THB in economy and 23 for 91760 THB in business class.

 

The connecting flight are shown above.

 

Tomorrow night, the QR833 will depart tonight at 2110hrs. Seats currently available for 34025 THB in economy and 91760 THB in business class.

 

You are advised to check on the airline’s website as these flights are subject to change.

For more information, refer to www.qatarairways.com

Contact numbers: +66 2-1341021-23, +66 2-6180499, +66 2-134-3517-8


✈️ KLM

Next flight KL874 from Bangkok (BKK) to Amsterdam (AMS) is scheduled to leave on Saturday 11 April at 2230hrs. Seats available for 19310 THB flex, and 23670 THB standard. Standby is an option.

 

This connects with KL1007 from Amsterdam (AMS) to Heathrow (LHR) departing at 0915hrs on Sunday 12 April. Seats available from 141 Euro.

 

Check in for these flights opens at 1830hrs. Get to the airport as early as possible, especially if you require a standby seat.

 

From 1 April, there will be 2 flights a week: Mondays and Saturdays.
Various options for onward transfer to the UK.


Special fares can be found online at www.klm.com

Contact number: +66 2-6100800

 

📍 Regional flights:


🚫Flights now suspended:
🚫 Thai Airways
🚫 Air Asia
🚫 Bangkok Airways
🚫 Thai Smile Air

 

Today, domestic flight availability has decreased significantly. Most of the airlines have suspended or significantly reduced services

 

✈️Thai Vietjet Air

There is 1 flight today scheduled from Phuket (HKT) to Bangkok (BKK); VZ2301 departing at 1525hrs.
This flight is sold out but standby is an option.

 

From Chiang Mai (CNX) to Bangkok (BKK), there is 1 flight today; VZ2105 at 1710hrs.

 

Seats are still available for 1400 THB in economy.

 

You can book in advance online or by telephone (020891909). However, passengers can buy tickets at the airport as usual but the price will be higher.

 

You are advised to contact the airline to confirm the status of your flights before travelling to the airport.

www.vietjetair.com

 

✈️Nok Air

Today flights from Chiang Mai (CNX) to Bangkok (DMK) are mostly cancelled. DD8319 at 1810hrs, seats available from 1949 THB.

 

For Phuket (HKT) to Bangkok (DMK), these flights are also mostly cancelled. The DD7503 departing at 1120hrs is showing as operational and fully booked.

 

You are advised to check with the airline before making your way to the airport for updates.

www.nokair.co.th

 

Contact number: +66 -2-900-9955

 

✈️Qatar

Phuket (HKT) to Doha (DOH) flight QR841 departing at 2040hrs tonight is operating.

 

Seats are available for 43490 THB in economy and 91760 THB in business class.

 

The next and final flight will depart tomorrow (9 April) at 2040hrs. Seats available on that flight for 43490 THB in economy and 91760 THB in business class.

 

The Chiang Mai (CNX) to Doha (DOH) flight QR823 has ceased operation.

www.qatarairways.com

Contact numbers: +66 2-1341021-23, +66 2-6180499, +66 2-134-3517-8

 

✈️Krabi Airport (KBV)

 

Thai smile WE245 departing at 1555hrs to Bangkok (BKK) has been cancelled.
Thai smile WE246 departing at 1650hrs to Bangkok (BKK) has been cancelled.
Thai lion air SL817 departing at 1835hrs to Bangkok (DMK) has been cancelled.

 

Thai Vietjet air flight VZ345 departing at 2120hrs to Bangkok (BKK) is operational with 77 seats available for 1511 THB in economy.

 

We advise you to check with the airline before making a journey to the airport.

 

✈️Trat Airport
Now closed 5-30 April 2020.

✈️Koh Samui Airport
Now closed 7-30 April 2020

✈️Sukhothai Airport
Now closed 7-30 April 2020.

 

📢 Chiang Mai Airport

 

All foreigners arriving into Chiang Mai must be quarantined for 14 days in a designated place unless have their own home/hotel. The Public Health officers at the airport are managing this matter.

 

London Heathrow Airport (LHR) has closed one of its runways until further notice. It means it will reduce capacity by 50%. It will also close terminals 3 and 4 too. At this stage, we do not know the impact that it will have on the EVA Air flights.

 

❗️Please note that this information is correct at the time of publication. The operational situation changes hourly. We will continue to update our#TravelAdvice for #Thailand. Check our page https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/thailand/ regularly and sign-up to email alerts.

 

⏰The British Embassy will continue to provide 24/7 emergency support to British Nationals over the Easter weekend, including Good Friday and Easter Monday. If you need help urgently, please contact +44 (0) 207 008 1500.

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Hiya!

 

You seem to know a great deal and even more than the airlines themselves 🙂

 

i have a bkk-doha on April 13th QR837 Qatar.

 

At some point someone told me all Qatar flights were canceled because if the ban until the 18th.

 

Yesterday I saw this flight came in and out and here you are saying it flies tomorrow.

 

Is it flying on Monday the 13th?  Why?  It arrives here empty maybe?

 

Many thanks!

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So no British people are stranded in Thailand and all this hysteria from the embassy to leave last week was best ignored 

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Easy available tomorrow.

35 kg allowance!

 

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20 minutes ago, ian carman said:

So no British people are stranded in Thailand and all this hysteria from the embassy to leave last week was best ignored 

"Better safe than sorry"?

Not a wide choice of flights and airlines can decide to shutdown anytime.

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12 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

"Better safe than sorry"?

Not a wide choice of flights and airlines can decide to shutdown anytime.

Eva will continue because the same plane picks up passengers at uk bound for tapei 

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10 minutes ago, ian carman said:

Eva will continue because the same plane picks up passengers at uk bound for tapei 

don't count on that, they are running more and more European destinations direct from TPE.  Its only a matter of time before they drop BKK altogether, as not enough originating passengers to make it workable. 

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And on arrival at LHR, there are NO health checks as verified by someone I know who flew in from Jo'berg yesterday. Not a scooby!

OK, hand sanitser.

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2 hours ago, Pilotman said:

don't count on that, they are running more and more European destinations direct from TPE.  Its only a matter of time before they drop BKK altogether, as not enough originating passengers to make it workable. 

There are 200 empty seats on the weekend flight so it is a bit of a concern as I’m not leaving until may 

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On 4/8/2020 at 10:10 AM, Zabbaskeema said:

Hiya!

 

You seem to know a great deal and even more than the airlines themselves 🙂

 

i have a bkk-doha on April 13th QR837 Qatar.

 

At some point someone told me all Qatar flights were canceled because if the ban until the 18th.

 

Yesterday I saw this flight came in and out and here you are saying it flies tomorrow.

 

Is it flying on Monday the 13th?  Why?  It arrives here empty maybe?

 

Many thanks!

Their are still a number of scheduled flights in BKK. I have a list of airline status's in the swampy forum. Yes not many people coming in and still Thais having difficulty reentering their own country.

The scheduled Qatar flights have been subject to late alteration recently. I suspect this was due to a couple of  Qatar A380s on a French Government charter picking up from BKK and thus possibly reducing the load on some of their normal flights. 

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Their are UK connections from LHR on BA. Very limited though and this is from 12 April. I have seen Glasgow and Edinburgh flights operating this week. There are also a number of US connections available. Heathrow does seem to be being used by the OneWorld Alliance as a hub. OneWorld is BA, Qatar, American, Finnair and Iberia. All these airlines still have very limited flights into LHR. 

 

Following is planned operation as of 0820GMT 07APR20.

London Heathrow – Aberdeen 3 weekly
London Heathrow – Belfast City 7 weekly
London Heathrow – Edinburgh 6 weekly
London Heathrow – Glasgow 4 weekly
London Heathrow – Isle of Man 7 weekly (operated by Loganair ATR42 for BACityFlyer)
London Heathrow – Manchester 7 weekly

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As of this morning Qatar has updated its Thailand schedule. I will put a full European list up on the swampy forum in due course. Other flights into BKK etc will be governmental charters.

 

Doha – Bangkok
10APR20 – 30APR20  1 daily 777-300ER operating
01MAY20 – 31MAY20 2 daily, A350-900XWB/-1000XWB operating
01JUN20 – 30JUN20 5 daily

Doha – Phuket
10APR20 – 30APR20 Service cancelled
01MAY20 – 31MAY20 Service resumption, 1 daily, 787-8 operating

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3 hours ago, ian carman said:

So no British people are stranded in Thailand and all this hysteria from the embassy to leave last week was best ignored 

 

no brits have ever been stranded, unless they had no money for a flight or a medical condition preventing them from flying, flights have always been available in the price range 450GBP - 650GBP, or they they could reschedule their existing flight.

 

i dont know why anyone would claim to be stranded when they clearly weren't.

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