PAL, what philippine airlines is called is older than cathay pacific making it Asia's Oldest Airline (and trivia-only PAL and Other Philippine Carriers are not subsidized by the Governent, bucking the trend in the rest of asia wherein other National carriers are heavily subsidiez by their Governments like Singapore Airlines, Thai Air, Malaysian Air, Royal Brunei, Emirates, Japan Airlines and others). Philippine Airlines was founded on February 26, 1941, making it Asia's oldest carrier still operating under its current name. The airline was started by a group of businessmen led by Andres Soriano, hailed as one of the Philippines' leading industrialists at the time, who served as the General Manager, and former Senator Ramon Fernandez as Chairman and President. Government investment in September of the same year paved the way for its nationalization. Its main hub is at Ninoy Aquino International Airport in the city of Parañaque with all its passenger flights involving Manila in Centennial Terminal 2. They have a twice daily flights from Manila to Bangkok everyday and it lands at the Suvarnabhumi Internatioal Airport and an average cost of a round trip ticket via the fiesta class (economy) will be $ 275 US Dollars (all in).
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Ticket Booth Office
Room 9/10, Level 4
Passenger Terminal Building
99 MU 10 Bangna-Trad Hwy. Km.15
Samut Prakarn 10540
Tel :(662) 02 - 1346835
Fax : (662) 02 - 1346836
Daily: Open for PR731 and PR733
Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport Back Office
Room Z3-008, Level 3
Airport Operations Building
99 Mu 10 Bangna-Trad Hwy. Km.15, Bangphlee
Samut Prakarn 10540
Tel :(662) 02 - 1346830-33
Fax : (662) 02 - 1346834
Bangkok City Ticket Office
12th Floor, Manorom Building 3354/41
Rama IV Road Klongtoey
Tel :(662) 633-5713; 633-5714
Fax : (662) 671-5470
e-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Mondays to Fridays: 08:30 - 17:00
Saturdays/Holidays: 09:00 - 12:00
Thai Star Air Company Ltd. 12th Floor
Manorom Building 3354/47 Rama IV Road Klongtoey
Tel :(662) 633-5713; 663-5714
Fax : (662) 671-5470
e-mail : email@example.com
All Nipon Airways ( ANA ) brought me from Washington to Narita, than to Bangkok. The first flight took 14 hours, by far the longest time I spent in an airliner ! Many times I read how great service is on asian airline, well it was very nice on ANA. Extremely polite flight attendant, nice food ( well, you know japanese ! ). Eventhough I usually don't care about entertainment, it was fine to have some choice for such a long flight. We had 7 different vieod-shows in the B777. I always enjoy to get the maps showing where we are, our speed and altitude. We even got some images from a nose camera on the takeoff and landing. All the shows were either in japanese or english... I even was very surprise to find a third channel for the TV show "Friend"... in french !!! But, the best was the exercise show to prevent blood cloth. Was great to see most passengers stretching in rythm, lol !
Etihad Airways is the national airline of the United Arab Emirates. Home based in Abu Dhabi, Etihad is one of the fastest growing airlines in the world with destinations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia, Australasia and North America.
With Etihad Aiways you fly as a guest and not as a passenger. I've never been so relaxed after flying to Asia from Europe as I was after this flight.
Two thumbs up for this airliner.
I last flew "One Two Go Airlines" when I was doing internal flights in Thailand.
I think all flights are the same - about $US 58.00 to Phuket or Chang Mai, and flying gave me more time in some places and actually worked out cheaper and more comfortable than the o/night train or bus up north. BUT, they also do much cheaper specials if you can book in advance.
I've had no trouble using this low cost airline.
The website for the Star Alliance provides online details of available flights for trips between two airports, or for longer trips. Most usefully, from the website you can obtain a free downloadable program which has all this information, intended for planning ‘round the world’ trips while offline. This program automatically updates online with new airline schedules every few months.
I found the “trip planner program” invaluable, as it enabled me to put together draft itineraries, save the details, review them at leisure and make changes to refine flight details. Finally I printed out what looked a useful “final” and sent it by fax to our travel agent – who ran it past the airlines, which raised a few new issues (such as a different distance calculation, requiring some flight modifications, plus the single stopover allowed in Asia). Collectively we developed the final itinerary, but having the travel options at my fingertips made it possible to consider and review a huge range of possibilities, some of which may not otherwise have been obvious. You won't be surprised that I'd rate this program as "Highly Recommended"!
(date written: Nov. 11, 2006)
- got my one-way ticket (Bangkok - Manila) for 7,800 thai baht
- flight details:
KU 411 T
13 November - Bangkok to Manila
Departure time: 1200
Arrival time: 1615
I thought I'd try EVA Air (pronounced E-V-A Air) for my last trip as it was the most reasonably priced direct flight from London to Bangkok - and I was pleasantly suprised. The airline uses Boeing 777s on this route - which goes onto Taipei after Bangkok - and while there was a bit more turbulence than you get on a 747, the flight was generally pretty comfortable. Food was OK, but the best bit was the inflight entertainment - seat-back screens with a good choice of movies that you could start (and stop) when you wanted, plenty of music, tv shows and a few games as well. Plus a map of where the plane was that you could bring up at any time, so it was difficult to get bored. A nice airline.
getting to BKK with swiss:
very cheap found a good fare about 800 U$. beautiful new planes, video on demand on an big screen in each seat.
watch out if you're carring surfboards or if you have one more exceding kilos.
300 us$ dollar for a surfborad and 30 Us$ for every kilo......
the website is very unfair on the subject.....
This will apply to Singaporean only. Many people will argue that joining tour is cheaper. Some will argue going to Bangkok through budget airline will be cheaper. Actually it depends on when you book. For me, when I booked, the air ticket for 2 is $260 including tax. 2 night stay at a hotel that tour agency recommend will cost $120 for 2 nights through asiarooms. Ferry to hotel cost $10 and half day tour cost $50 for 2. Total is $440. Per person is $220.
If you join tour agency, the cost will also be around $230. It will be a no-fuss experience as the tour agency will settle everything. But disadvantages include you will not get to choose your own hotel and you will find the half day tour a waste if you went before. I took kritthai mansion which cost $30 per night and it extremely near MBK so if you book by tour agency you will not get this hotel:)
Duration: December 8, 2004 - January 10, 2005
Airline: Kuwait Airways
Ticket Validity: 2 months
08 Dec. 2004 KU 421T Manila, Philippines 23:15 p.m.
09 Dec. 2004 Bangkok, Thailand 1:30 a.m.
10 Jan. 2005 Bangkok, Thailand
10 Jan. 2005 Manila, Philippines
Roundtrip Airfare: $ 330 (tax included) approx. - $330 * P56/1$ = PhP 18,480.00
Travel tax: P 1,620
Terminal Fee: PhP 550.00
On all of my trips so far, I have had great flights from Canada to Thailand. On my first trip I seemed to have a little bit longer delays and stays in the various airports, but what can you do.
My flights so far have taken me from Calgary-Vancouver, Vancouver-San Fran, San Fran-Narita, Narita-Bangkok, on both occasions. This obviously means connection delays, as well as the 20 hours flight time, and a 13 hour time change.
Besides all of this, my flights with United Airlines, as well as a little bit of my company (Westjet Airlines), made my trips so far very good.
The price is quite good, for all of the distsance covered (9000miles), and I will travel this way until something much better comes along.
****UPDATE****On my latest trip I didn't travel with United due to a cheaper ticket with Eastern China Airways. This flight was good in some and bad in others. The good part of it was one less stop as we went direct from Canada to China and then onto Bangkok. The bad was going through China customs and the huge delay that I had on the way back (9 hours). The service and the meals were not as good as United, but for the price I couldn't complain.
The best way to travel to Bangkok is by air. Of course I am recommending a planetrip from Helsinki to Bangkok by Finnair (the best and safest airline in the world). You can take a taxi when you arrive at the Bangkok airport or you can take a minibus which operates in three different routes (they operate near the different hotels in the city). I personally think that both are good choices. Near the airport is also a train station but I have never used it.
The best way to get around Bangkok is by foot. If you have to go short distances and the traffic is jammed, the best way to move is definitely by foot.
There are national flights from Bangkok to:
Mae Hong Son Chang Rai Phrae
Udon Thani Sakon Nakhon
Nakhon Si Thammarai
Some of these flights may make a stop
and require a change of planes.
This year I was flying with Turkish airlines with Airbus. I prefer boeing but since there was no other option we have one stop in Istanbul. Staff could be a little more friendly but anyway the flight was quite ok.
The food was not by my liking but while going back home it was better.
We travelled on Valuair. One of Singapore's new budget airline.
Travelling in on VF306 leaving Singapore at 4.35pm, reaching Bangkok at 6pm (Bangkok time).
No frills, so forget about any entertainment features like your personal screen or any movies or games or music.
They do pipe in music for the entire cabin and the crew is nice and cheery.
They greeted us with a song, and had a great sense of humour to liven up the trip.
There was a hot snack provided, but it's really basic. You get water and a hot beverage -- no fizzy drinks or juices, or wine. hehehe...
But at SGD 199 without tax, it's good.
However, do check other websites for great deals to Bangkok.
For example, Singapore Airlines has a current offer to BAngkok for JUST SGD157!!!
I don't believe it! The promotion is on from now till the end of June and you need to book 5 days in advance.
You could also check other budget airlines like Air Asia at www.airasia.com
or try www.priceline.com.sg and www.zuji.com.sg