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

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8 minutes ago, Beachdude said:

Somewhat off topic but I searched LHR to JFK one way and cheapest non stop was BA at 1,240 sterling. 

 

So im doing a three hour layover in Reykjavik for under $500 US on Icelander. 

Interesting. I wonder if there's heavier demand US to UK, hence the high price UK to US.

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14 hours ago, KhunBENQ said:

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?

The capitalists at work, will screw the ordinary people all the time if they can get away with it.

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I think the three issues regarding pricing might be:

 

1.   Seasonality.  During busy periods the prices go up because the carriers know they will get lots of customers, almost regardless of price.

 

2.   When you book.  Apparently it is recommended that you book your flights about 6 months before you fly to get the optimum price.

 

3.  The day of flight.  I understand that Friday flight costs are more than other days.

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The comparison is made very easily using the matrix site...a very useful tool for searching out the best fares, from/to anywhere.

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We went through this several years ago. A member here was working with an airline and he said it's all about demand. There's more demand for flights originating from overseas than there is from Bangkok. So they price accordingly.

 

At least that's what he told us! Makes sense.

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2 minutes ago, craigt3365 said:

We went through this several years ago. A member here was working with an airline and he said it's all about demand. There's more demand for flights originating from overseas than there is from Bangkok. So they price accordingly.

 

At least that's what he told us! Makes sense.

I always thought that when demand is high for an item it will fetch a higher price, not a lower one

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You may as well ask why flavoured water, heavily sugared - also known as Coca Cola - costs so much in one country and pennies in another. The principal reason is that it depends what the market will bear, and it is not static. We live in a world where airlines use algorithms to balance the various factors - supply and demand, cost differentials (landing fees, fuel, local taxes, crew layovers, ground services and so on) and revenue - to maximise their profits. In my opinion retailers, big and small, will in the end charge what they think they can get away with. 

There is no reason on Earth why the cost of everything has to be standardised globally. If it ever did happen, one major reason for living in Thailand would disappear.

 

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3 hours ago, KittenKong said:

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.

This is a post to think about!

Again I have tried every trick in the book to get a flight from BKK to Europe billed in EUR.

No way.

I can not really understand that because very little of the cost for the airline will actually be based on THB.

 

The jet-stream discussion was amusing.

Sure the flight westward takes longer.

But did the OP mention one-way flights? :biggrin:

And believe me the price difference applies to return flights (too).

 

AirIndia BTW has an "around the world" trip Delhi - San Francisco - Delhi going eastbound on both legs saving time and money with the tailwinds :smile:

Not useful for Europe to Bangkok.

http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/india/Air-India-flies-Delhi-San-Francisco-nonstop-over-Pacific-and-into-record-books/articleshow/55005821.cms

 

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20 hours ago, Upnotover said:

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

No its thailand they do the same to fly to Australia cost at least $200 + , more from here welcome to amazing thailand u r a farang u pay more .

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1 hour ago, Wiggy said:

Interesting. I wonder if there's heavier demand US to UK, hence the high price UK to US.

The population figures of the two countries tell that story, 330 mill. vs 70 mill, there's almost certainly going to be greater demand from the US than the UK for that journey.

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18 minutes ago, Mad mick said:

No its thailand they do the same to fly to Australia cost at least $200 + , more from here welcome to amazing thailand u r a farang u pay more .

 

Thats a rather flawed attempt at a Thai bash: Thai's also have to pay more for their flights originating in Thailand, and the companies with asymmetrical pricing are not Thai... 

 

With a reasonable amount of planning (at least 6 months for a biannual visit and a flexible ticket), it may actually be worth buying a one way and the return from my home country to bring these prices down. 

 

Because of this huge cost discrepancy, for my family and I, I recently used Airmiles with Etihad to fly to the UK and return from the UK with Emirates one way... (Perhaps I should have returned with Emirates on a return UK based ticket - which would have worked out cheaper in the long run).

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Not quite right Simon. Take a flight from Perth to Auckland where they will use a lot less fuel than the return flight.

But back to the subject    politics

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2 hours ago, ResandePohm said:

Just as illogical is that you are allowed twice the weight in baggage on the outward journey only to have it halved on the return journey. This is regardless of which direction is first. Surely tourists are more likely to have more weight on the return trip with all the souvenirs and presents bought while away.

 

I'd love to find an airline who dd that.  They'd have no customers.   When you buy your ticket, either way, your baggage allowance is always the same, unless you purchase extra on one leg.

 

Sounds like you flew one way on one airline and the other way on a different airline with different allowances to the first.  

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4 hours ago, KittenKong said:

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.

 

If you do a return trip from BKK to London on BA they will charge you in  thb, I have attempted all different ways to pay in sterling, but, if I try making out I'm booking from the UK the page reverts to the Thailand one, their main office is the UK, the reason being I take it is because the trip begins this end, even tried splitting the trip, the cost of the tickets doubled.

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