Have a travel related question? Post it here, and I’ll do my best to answer it as quickly as possible.
While anyone can comment on regular blog post, registration is required in order to post a question in this space. Creating your account is free, and you'll be able to see when your question is answered, as well as like comments from other users. And of course, you'll earn status points for offering helpful answers!
This space is intended to be more of a community as well, so please jump in and share tips!
London to Bangkok First Class
there is a lot of talk about credit card and point but unfortunately i am one of those people that doesn’t really has the most perfect credit score and therefor is unable to get a credit card.
I am still wanting to fly from London to Bangkok in November and want to do this first class.
my biggest issue is that i want to fly evening flights and not spend more then around 2500 – 3000£ return.
What would be the best way of starting.
Welcome [USER=1594]@Hugo§[/USER] – I would check sites like The Flight Deal and Airfare Watchdog to see what they can find. On Kayak you can set fare alerts and they’ll let you know when prices drop. You could also monitor Flyer Talk threads that deal with discount fares to see if you find anything that interests you. Good luck!
[USER=1594]@Hugo§[/USER] I also hate to add that it might better to have realistic expectations. While we have seen some attractive business class fares recently it is harder to find deep discounts in First class. Certainly start with what [USER=184]@MidSouth Skier[/USER] suggests but also take a look at [URL]http://onemileatatime.boardingarea.com/2015/07/30/choose-credit-card-outside-us/[/URL] and maybe use the information to plan for future trips?
While it’s always possible to dream, you need to be realistic as [USER=79]@Gaurav[/USER] says.
An evening flight in F out of LON for 2.5-3K £ is hard to find, only F flights that regularly goes for around 3K out of London is Emirates morning departures.
There is also the fact that far fewer EU airlines have F cabins to BKK than say SIN or HKG, in fact the only that sell F flights out of LON is Swiss.
You should also keep an eye out for anything that might pop up on Flyertalk Premium deals.
For an paid evening flight out on LON unless a special sale happens your budget is J class, say direct on Thai or on Cathay true HKG.
Quite possibly the only way to get F you want is to buy miles and use those for an award.
It might be possible to get something to work with Alaska miles, if you can buy miles on sale before November.
Under the Alaska award chart you can fly Europe-HKG for 140K miles R/T
You would then have to get from HKG to BKK
Either get more Alaska miles for Cathay
Or use Avios on Cathay if you have them since it’s a short flight.
Or buy a cheap J R/T ticket from one of the many carrier fly this route.
This of course assumes that Cathay has F award space on one of their evening departure out of LON when you want to travel.
Another possibility might be to buy AA miles and book an award before the devaluation.
been given some good idea’s.
saying that there are flights for 2900£ first with Emirates and also however at 3600£ a flight with BA first class to hong kong and then a first class with Cathay to bangkok. although more money the temptation of BA is really there