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I am writing this on behalf of a friend who lives in Canada. She has a very close family friend who has a brother currently living in Patong, Phuket. The brother has terminal cancer and the family urgently want him back in Canada where he can see out his final days. The difficulty is he is unable to walk and would need assistance during the flight. The family are offering to pay for a first class ONE way ticket to Edmonton from Bangkok and would also compensate someone for the help they provide during transit. My question is is there anyone here currently in Thailand who would be able to do this? The family are trying to get him back ASAP. Obviously if someone does help it is likely they will have to go through the quarantine process. I would also state the family have even tried hiring an AirMedic but the Airmedic is unable to come into Thailand without a visa and permit for entry plus they would need to do the 2 week quarantine here. If anyone can help please contact me [via PM].

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Unless he is truly miserable in Phuket, he should probably stay there. That journey would be truly exhausting for someone in that condition, and exposure to Covid-19 or other infections could finish h

Let me get this straight!   You are asking a complete stranger to accompany a dying person on a flight from Thailand to Canada. You do realise that the person would then have to go into Stat

I don't agree with you on other topics, but you are spot on in this case. If I was terminally ill, the last thing I would want is being transported like a piece of meat. If the family wants to sa

4 minutes ago, Yellowtail said:

They should contact Air Canada and his hospital and should be able to coordinate something with them. 

 

That he can't walk is not that big a deal. 

Air Canada does not fly into Thailand. Quickest turnaround probably would be through HK to Van and onto Edmonton (around 22 - 26 hrs if connections are working which is going to be part of the issue}. Maybe you'll luck out with someone departing due to visa issues and wasn't planning on a quick return. Good luck to them on this difficult task

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8 minutes ago, from the home of CC said:

Air Canada does not fly into Thailand. Quickest turnaround probably would be through HK to Van and onto Edmonton (around 22 - 26 hrs if connections are working which is going to be part of the issue}. Maybe you'll luck out with someone departing due to visa issues and wasn't planning on a quick return. Good luck to them on this difficult task

 

Yes, but they are Star Alliance and do have a lot of code-share flights out of Bangkok.

 

One of the Family members can meet him in Hong Kong and travel with him.

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3 hours ago, Yellowtail said:

They should contact Air Canada and his hospital and should be able to coordinate something with them. 

 

That he can't walk is not that big a deal. 

Thanks, that’s something I will suggest to them.

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Isn't this what Medevac is for?

They take care of everything, including a Dr. & Nurses on the flight.

There are very few commercial flights to anywhere from Thailand now, mostly repatriation flights, & those are chartered.  I don't think first class would be an option.

I would also think that anyone willing to do this would expect a return flight to Thailand as well. 

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On another site a few weeks back there was an old British guy with a broken hip and destitute. A Gofundme account was set up and donations where used for Airfare. Embassy and Airline where involved. Doable. Good luck.

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Obviously doesn't need to be a full-trip to Canada!

Someone flying to a mid-way destination (HongKong, Dubai, London, etc.) where the guy could be taken over by someone of his family to do the final air-leg to Canada, would already be a great help.

 

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