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Flights to Bangkok

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Flights to Bangkok

Hi all

I'm planning a trip to Thailand this year and wondered if anyone can recommend a good airline to fly with?

My boyfriend gets really claustrophobic on flights and he wants to fly first class although I'm not convinced on spending double the money for a little extra... so if anyone can suggest a good airline to fly economy with I would be really grateful!

Thanks in advance!


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1. Re: Flights to Bangkok

Try EVA Air and book Elite or Evergreen Class depending on aircraft. This is a premium economy class with business class type seats.

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you're going to get lot's of opinions on which is best so my suggestion is to look at the seatmaps for the aircraft different airlines use on this route,you'll find them on either "seatexpert" or "SeatGuru" websites.My personal preference is to fly a B747(jumbo) rather than the 777 some airlines use.


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I paid £2k for Business Class flights with Etihad through Airline Network. Economy was £750 each so not that much more. You also get fully flat beds.

Its a surprise for my husband going Business Class so looking forward to us getting to the airport and telling him!

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He might guess before you get to the airport! If you go business with Etihad they provide a car to pick you up from home to Heathrow!

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If you can afford business class with Qatar airways you will never want to fly economy again! Their service is amazing and although their chairs do not lie fully flat they are so comfortable and you have so much room to yourself that it's almost like chilling out on your sofa at home! Also their food is amazing and once you land you almost don't want to get off the plane!

I flew with them many times with work and only wish I could afford to fly with them every time I travel!

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Not sure about the UK, but in the US the only carrier I will fly to Thailand is Thai airways, reason being is that they are the only airways that has a nonstop flight from LAX to Bangkok.

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I don't know about flying from GB but from New York I always fly Thai. The economy seats are not at all bad - much better than most airlines -- but the one time I used points to upgrade to business was absolute HEAVEN!

Good and plentiful food, wine, great selection of films on personal video in all classes.

In business, you can stretch all the way out and lie down, you get chic toiletries in a cute case, etc. all the usual amenities.

I have also flown Japan Air and Korean Air among others and found both pretty good but nothing beats the direct flight to Bangkok on Thai.

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We flew with Qatar in July and found them to be really good although I have heard Thai Air is the best

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I've used KLM a couple of times and they were pretty good.

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Emirates offer a good sevice as well if you don't mind a stop for a few hours in Dubai....

We have used them in 2006 and 07 and have not had any problems at all...excellent service, food, cabin crew etc etc....

Worth considering as it breaks the flight up if you other half is claustrophobic..