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flights to phuket

Manchester, United...
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flights to phuket

Having now decided which hotel to stay at in Khao Lak, we now cannot decide which airline to fly with from Manchester. Our options at the moment are Emirates or Singapore Airlines - does anybody have any advice on which is the better one to fly with. Have never done long haul before, many thanks

Poulton Le Fylde...
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1. Re: flights to phuket

Emirates flies to Dubai change aircraft then non-stop to Phuket. Singapore Airlines flies Manchester to Munich change in Munich then to Singapore change to Silk Air non-stop to Phuket. Two changes of planes, takes longer and is usually more expensive. We fly Qatar (5* Airline) from Manchester change in Doha then non-stop to Phuket. Shorter change over time in between flights than Emirates. Also cheaper for our dates every year than others. Use Skyscanner.net to search for flights for your dates but book direct with the airline as some 3rd party agents promise cheaper prices until you try and bok them then find they are more expensive or do not exist.

In all the airlines quoted your luggage will go straight through from Manchester to Phuket and vice-versa.

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2. Re: flights to phuket

Qatar also fly to phuket

I would pick emirates or Qatar, which ever is cheapest and shortest layover, both are 5 star airline

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3. Re: flights to phuket

Thomson now fly direct to Phuket from Gatwick, I know you are in Manchester but the 12 hour direct flight is so much better than two separate flights! Might be worth going from Gatwick?! I did this flight three weeks ago, a long flight but so much more manageable than indirect flights :-)

Gosport, United...
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4. Re: flights to phuket

Agree with Lucy (#3).

We flew out on Dreamliner on 13 March, and back last Saturday.

Stayed overnight at North Terminal Premier Inn before the outward flight.

Flight set off almost 3 hours late, but that can happen with any flight.

Return flight on time, and we did door-to-door in daylight.

Excellent, thoroughly recommended.

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5. Re: flights to phuket

Yep we stayed at the Premier Inn North too, recommended, love it there! Daytime flight back was nice, but was strange outbound as we went day to night to day!

Cheshire, England
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6. Re: flights to phuket

Hi we are flying Cathay Pacific via Hong Kong then direct to Phuket on Saturday, we found this to be the shortest and cheapest for the dates we were looking for at the time of booking. We did consider Emirates but with the extra stop in Bangkok makes the journey much longer. We have used Qatar a couple of times before and they were fine also - depends on cost and availability.

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