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Old May 18, 14, 6:32 pm
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Thai Free Layover Policy .. Is award ticket eligible

Hi

I am thinking of flying from LAX to BOM via BKK on an award ticket. The issue is a 20 hr layover in BKK. I read the policy for free layover on thai airways website. Would I be eligible for it using an award ticket ? Has anyone availed this facility ?

I am also *A Gold

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Old May 18, 14, 9:29 pm
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*Free hotel accommodation is provided for passengers issuing tickets at certain level.
from the link you provided may play crucial role. I do not have experience with TG, but LH did provide me with free layover hotel in BKK when on business class award connecting from LH to TG and having 15+ hours in BKK...
IMHO, award tickets should be treated the same as revenue, so as I said the footnote might be important depending on your award class...
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Old May 18, 14, 9:35 pm
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Well do you satisfy all the requirements?

-Both flights have to be international.
-Both flights with involuntary stopover (less than 6 hours but over 24 hours) are Thai Airways flights.
-Stopover is involuntary if for passenger’s onward flight no connection flight on same day.
-Request for free night stay should be made not later than 72 hours before departure from Moscow.
The bolded seem either 1) impossible or 2) not likely.
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Old May 18, 14, 10:05 pm
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there is no free stopover accom on award tickets with TG
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Old May 19, 14, 9:49 am
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there is no free stopover accom on award tickets with TG
Can we sleep in the lounge .. if there is no free stopover ?
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No, the TG lounges will close when the last flights for Europe have left at 1AM. Open again at 5AM.

Book a room at one of the many airport hotels. I suggest the following:
Thong Ta Resort Suvarnabhumi, which is very good. Rooms should be around USD 25 but have a look on Agoda. It is landside, so you have to go through customs/immigration.
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Old May 19, 14, 6:33 pm
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You can get a hotel nearby for about USD$30.
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Old May 19, 14, 6:53 pm
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Originally Posted by SK AAR View Post
No, the TG lounges will close when the last flights for Europe have left at 1AM. Open again at 5AM.

Book a room at one of the many airport hotels. I suggest the following:
Thong Ta Resort Suvarnabhumi, which is very good. Rooms should be around USD 25 but have a look on Agoda. It is landside, so you have to go through customs/immigration.
I'd agree if this was a short layover but OP mentioned a 20 hour layover so heading into town is a much better option. However, if OP is an India national then the scenario might be a bit more complicated and require a visa on arrival rather than the easy visa exemption process. And AoT will likely also assess the 700B departure tax.
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Old May 20, 14, 2:34 am
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Originally Posted by dsquared37 View Post
Well do you satisfy all the requirements?



The bolded seem either 1) impossible or 2) not likely.
Thai cancelled a flight and put me on a missconnect ( yes another flight where the connecting flight took off before I landed!)and when i called to get a flight that DID connet it was 22 hr layover ,they said i would have to pay for my own accommodation . i was on a first class award. they didnt give a s--t.
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Originally Posted by aussielori View Post
Thai cancelled a flight and put me on a missconnect ( yes another flight where the connecting flight took off before I landed!)and when i called to get a flight that DID connet it was 22 hr layover ,they said i would have to pay for my own accommodation . i was on a first class award. they didnt give a s--t.

yes well they don't offer hotels on award tickets, so that's to be expected. You can't have it all can you? They are the world's most generous airline with F awards after all
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Old May 20, 14, 3:36 pm
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I don't expect a layover if I choose to miss connect but I didn't they changed the booking 9 mths after ticketing and didn't even tell me then left me stranded at the airport for 23 hrs
As far as generous F tickets. Try to find one in the next 3mths they are almost invisible on the oz to Europe run.
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Old Sep 1, 15, 9:28 pm
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Is this still available ?
Would have a 9,5h layover.
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Old Sep 2, 15, 3:00 pm
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If i had a 22 hour layover in Bangkok I would simply jump in a taxi and spend the day in Bangkok. Bangkok have many hotels at resonnable prices so just treat it as a bonus and explore the city.

But i always plan a stopover when i fly in and out of Bangkok last in June where i had 15 hours between 2 flights.
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