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jamie2009

Why is it more expensive to fly from Bangkok to the UK ?

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I normally book my return flight from the UK, Newcastle,  £400/£500 with Emirates but circumstances the next time mean I need to book a return from Bangkok to Newcastle.

The return flight from Bangkok with Emirates is twice the price, over a £1000, the cheapest KLM flight is £200 plus more expensive, why ?

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Because people flying Bangkok to Newcastle HAVE to whereas flying the other way is more likely a case of WANT to. 

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even worse with Emirates, fly  into Heathrow 103k fly  into Birmingham 148k just 100  miles apart.......ridiculous Business class, Switched to Sri lankan air 67k almost identical service includes chauffeur  limo in the Uk only to/ from airport up to 50  miles, Lie  flat beds VIP lounges and fast track  immigration etc etc

Got tired of Emirates declining service.

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Emirates is outstandingly bad.

I still haven't found better answers to the OP question than found in post #2.

Or otherwise: why do they charge so much? Because they can.

Non working competition on low volume?

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Just to hijack this one why do Australians pay 2200 dollars return to London on the non stop flight

but from London to Australia (Perth) only cost 1750  

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19 minutes ago, White Christmas13 said:

Just to hijack this one why do Australians pay 2200 dollars return to London on the non stop flight

but from London to Australia (Perth) only cost 1750  

A non-stop(!) from Australia to London?

I thought it is still a "dream" of the future.

18h+ flights are more a like a nightmare to me.

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27 minutes ago, White Christmas13 said:

Just to hijack this one why do Australians pay 2200 dollars return to London on the non stop flight

but from London to Australia (Perth) only cost 1750  

is that Qantas - http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/qantas-perth-london-non-stop-longest-flight-mistake-time-uk-australia-a7708581.html

 

read the last line of the article

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13 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

A non-stop(!) from Australia to London?

I thought it is still a "dream" of the future.

18h+ flights are more a like a nightmare to me.

 

13 minutes ago, KhunBENQ said:

A non-stop(!) from Australia to London?

I thought it is still a "dream" of the future.

18h+ flights are more a like a nightmare to me.

yes Qantas will fly from Perth to London non stop from next April I thing

the flight will take 17 hours this is from Perth

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So in the near future. Interesting.

 

But now please back to the original topic about the asymmetrical price to and from Thailand.

It's not limited to UK flights BTW.

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I think UK to Thailand is cheaper because its supply and demand, but saying that there are some good prices around for BKK to UK, but it tends to be that London is the cheapest, trying to fly to some of the small UK airports cheap is more difficult, but still some good prices from BHX, MAN and Scotland

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Supply and demand....

Had reason to book 3 tickets ex-UK on Emirates in Biz Class this year, got them a lot cheaper than what ex-BKK would have been. Personally have no complaints of Emirates service, other than I do not like Dubai or the lounge there. Great flight on the A380.

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I suspect that one contributing reason is that tickets originating in Thailand are billed in THB which is a fairly useless currency for airlines to hold in excess of their actual expenses in Thailand. I also wonder what sales taxes are applied by Thailand to tickets originating in Thailand.

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Air pollution taxes are higher when flying to the UK compared to flying out?

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It's obvious, just look at an Earth globe.

 

Bangkok to London is 'uphill'. Therefore more fuel, higher cost!

 

 

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