Thailand - "good" prices on airfare LAX-BKK
Oct 10, 09, 12:32 am
I am working on a vacation for the family to Thailand for summer 2010 and I'd be interested in what to expect for reasonable prices on airfare LAX-BKK.
What are the least expensive airlines & routings to get to Thailand from Los Angeles? When do fare sales usually occur (i.e. cheap fares LAX-Europe are starting to show up now for winter travels and then again in the early spring for summer travel).
Can anyone recommend websites/travel agents who can usually provide the most economically priced airfare to Thailand? I know that here in Los Angeles we have a huge Thai population so there must be decent fares.
There will be 5 of us so price differences of even just a couple hundred dollars really add up quickly!
Oct 11, 09, 2:15 pm
Go to Chinatown in LA or any neighbourhood with a large asian community that has travel agencies. They will have special packages with airfares or just airfares...through consolidators.
Fares exist now through to next summer already.
Oct 11, 09, 3:34 pm
Thai Town on Hollywood/Sunset Blvds just east of the 101 (intermingled with Little Armenia) has many Thai shops and restaurants. Many of the shops carry free Thai/English newspapers at their doors that advertise bargain airfares by such consolidators.
China Airlines would be the cheapest IMHO.
Oct 12, 09, 6:23 am
If anyone knows of or finds a specific travel agent, particularly one that does business online, posting contact info here would be much appreciated.
We see the go-to-Asian-communities-and-find-a-TA response all the time. Few of those are followed up by contact details for particular TA's.
I've been using Norcross Travel (888-888-7157) for the last 3 years. They don't have a web presence and I haven't tested them with any complicated itineraries, but the fares that they've come up with have been quite decent.
Oct 15, 09, 5:25 am
Try www.thaifly.com and don't be afraid to phone them. As for booking, if you find a fare you can live with, grab it esp for 5 people. However, I think it may still be a little too far in advance to get the "best" fares...though I'd certainly have things sewed up by late January/early February if your dates aren't really flexible.
The only nonstop LAX-BKK is on Thai Airways. Nice plane and you avoid transit time, but rarely the cheaper option. Always worth a look though, and their economy seat is a little better than most. Other options will have you routing through another Asian hub, usually Tokyo Narita, Seoul Incheon, Taipei, or Hong Kong, depending on carrier.
its always a roll of the dice booking that far ahead,
there are often real good deals that are only good for a day or 2,
if you are not worried about FF miles then you can get flights down in the low $600 range ,
Also look at the airlines websites and sign up for email deals from them ,
I am pretty well stuck with UAL for the double miles , but often see other airlines
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PS......did you see the elaphant show on Ch 58 last night ? Great show , looks like a neat place to go , anyone know where is at ?