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Old Jan 13, 20, 7:23 am
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UK - Bangkok

Im trying to get a decent reward flight to Bangkok. It keeps coming up with an error after i choose flights together eg . LON - DOH - BKK.

When i get reward prices for each leg it works no problem BUT its very expensive.

LON - DOH 110k avios + £850

DOH - BKK 248k avios + £423

Surely its not going to cost 359K avios and £1273 ?? Obv this is business class.

Any other ways we can get there with avios from UK ? Going 7,8,9 Oct returning 22,23,24 Oct.
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Old Jan 13, 20, 7:28 am
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Are you trying to fly on QR? Are you not seeing availability on the direct BA flight?
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Old Jan 13, 20, 7:29 am
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For DOH-BKK in QR J one way I get the following pricing options:

62000 Avios + £ 104.80
55800 Avios + £ 249.80
46500 Avios + £ 414.80
40300 Avios + £ 559.80
35650 Avios + £ 624.80
31000 Avios + £ 684.80
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Old Jan 13, 20, 11:36 am
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Are you trying to fly on QR? Are you not seeing availability on the direct BA flight?
I dont understand your question. QR ?

When i do the full route on BA website it always brings up an error even though it lets me add the flights. Once i press to go further it shows an error and i have to start again
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Old Jan 13, 20, 11:44 am
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Qatar Airways. BA does not fly from Doha to Bangkok.
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Old Jan 13, 20, 11:51 am
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If you are struggling to search for a LHR-DOH-BKK reward you may be better off just searching for availability for each sector separately then calling to book it as one. However, I just tried searching LHR to BKK as a reward for 16 January and the results given included LHR-DOH on BA and QR connecting to DOH-BKK on QR. For both I could get all the way to the payment screen.

LHR-(BA)-DOH-(QR)-BKK in J one way
112000 Avios + £ 519.77
100800 Avios + £ 784.77
84000 Avios + £ 1,084.77
72800 Avios + £ 1,344.77
64400 Avios + £ 1,459.77
56000 Avios + £ 1,569.77
LHR-(QR)-DOH-(QR)-BKK in J one way
124000 Avios + £ 367.57
111600 Avios + £ 657.57
93000 Avios + £ 987.57
80600 Avios + £ 1,277.57
71300 Avios + £ 1,407.57
62000 Avios + £ 1,527.57
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Old Jan 13, 20, 1:05 pm
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Crikey, stuff using Avios to book, spend a few Avios getting to OSL/ARN/GOT etc then the world’s your oyster getting to BKK for around £1,200 and a load of Tier Points, plus earning Avios not spending

£1,200 on Qatar

https://www.google.co.uk/flights/#fl...9*2.GBP.125799

£938 on SWISS (not OW but excellent fare)

https://www.google.co.uk/flights/#fl...11*2.GBP.93711
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Old Jan 13, 20, 1:22 pm
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Why are you flying via DOH when according to your post, you only want to get to BKK?
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Old Jan 13, 20, 1:42 pm
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Originally Posted by realgaga View Post
Why are you flying via DOH when according to your post, you only want to get to BKK?
Its the only way i could use avios for those dates in business class.

ALSO we might be flying back from Phuket so that goes to DOH 1st
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Old Jan 13, 20, 6:24 pm
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Qatar Airways. BA does not fly from Doha to Bangkok.
Ah yes its Qatar im trying.
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Old Jan 14, 20, 3:43 am
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Given those very attractive cash fares* for a J return quoted by mikefly at post #7 , this is surely one of those cases where it would seem (ahem) pointless to use hundreds of thousands Avios and a load of taxes etc to boot

* think the SWISS promo is based on 2 travellers ....(?)
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Old Jan 14, 20, 4:32 am
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And if BA status/recognition is important to you, collecting the tier points from an Oslo or other Scandinavian departure makes sense!
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Old Jan 14, 20, 5:48 am
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And if BA status/recognition is important to you, collecting the tier points from an Oslo or other Scandinavian departure makes sense!
I can't imagine ever doing that. https://www.flyertalk.com/forum/31914442-post3487.html
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Old Jan 14, 20, 5:58 am
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If you want to use avios, consider whether you can construct a multi-partner award. LHR-BKK is just under 6,000 miles, so you should be able to get a return for 180,000 avios using flights similar to those you've found (though I am not an expert, so that may be wrong). You need to add a third one world airline in somewhere though. Malaysian/Iberia/Finnair?

https://www.headforpoints.com/2018/1...emption-chart/
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Old Jan 14, 20, 3:01 pm
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Will have a look into the Oslo and similar flights. Makes sense rather than spending all those points. Seems pointless.
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