Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Destinations > Asia > Thailand
Reload this Page >

Best option for BKK-SFO in Y?

Best option for BKK-SFO in Y?

Reply

Old Apr 4, 19, 3:37 pm
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 179
Best option for BKK-SFO in Y?

I have no FF status to leverage. Primary concerns are comfort and time. Due to price constraints (client budget), the max is US$ 900 for the one-way, so it will likely have to be in Economy, not even Premium Econ. If I could get UA MP credit, that would be a bonus, but is definitely secondary to the other criteria.

Given the good connections (1 connection with a layover of about 2 hrs) it seems that CX, HX, and PR are the best options. PR and CX seem to have the most leg room according to Google Flights, but I'm not sure about seat width and other issues. Suggestions?
49er is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 5, 19, 8:10 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Truth or Consequences, NM
Programs: HH Gold, Marriott Titanium, UA Silver, Mobile Passport Unobtanium
Posts: 4,765
Look at EVA Airways. You'll get UA MP credit for the flight plus one way in Premium Economy can be had for $980.00 or so, if you wanted to pay a bit out of pocket for the extra comfort.
Diplomatico is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 5, 19, 7:48 pm
  #3  
Hilton Contributor BadgeMarriott Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: DCA
Programs: Marriott PLT; Hilton GLD; Free Agent (former AA PLT/US GLD)
Posts: 1,014
What dates? I'm seeing SQ in PY coming in at $863 some days.
Beltway2A is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 6, 19, 10:34 am
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 179
Originally Posted by Beltway2A View Post
What dates? I'm seeing SQ in PY coming in at $863 some days.
April 25 or 26
49er is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 9, 19, 8:22 pm
  #5  
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: MRY
Programs: EVA, SQ, DL, AA, UA...
Posts: 112
SQ has the best service, clean restrooms and is the most comfortable due to the 3-3-3 in Y, but you will have to take the 2 hour hop down to SIN. Worth it IMHO.
BR (EVA) used to be my “go to” choice until they went to the 3-4-3 set up in Y, with only a 17” seat width. If you are a thin framed individual, EVA is a great choice with great service, very clean restrooms and comfortable new seats (just narrow). If you can find a good price for their “Elite Class” premium economy it is well worth it.
Another option is NH (ANA). Again narrow, but comfortable seats in Y, great service and clean restrooms. ANA also has the option of flying into SJC (San Jose) if your final destination is in the South Bay, Silicon Valley or Monterey.
All 3 of the above are Star Alliance and can credit to your UA account.
KE (Korean Air) is a comfortable, wide seat in Y, but they run a very warm cabin temperature that has made them a no go for me.
Happy travels!

Last edited by Mendobrew; Apr 9, 19 at 8:27 pm Reason: add alliance info
Mendobrew is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 10, 19, 9:50 am
  #6  
Marriott Contributor BadgeWyndham Contributor Badge
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: SNA/LAX
Programs: Hertz PC, Hilton DMD, IHG Plat Amb, Bonvoy Titanium Elite & WoH Globalist
Posts: 5,867
Check out Google Flights (or Orbitz) which is showing China Southern one way in Premium Economy for $935. But duration and connections might not suit you.

ITA Matrix showing Hong Kong Express for under $600 in economy if low price is your thing. EVA showing under $1,100 for Premium Economy on ITA.
Kalboz is online now  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 11, 19, 12:56 pm
  #7  
Moderator: Budget Travel forum & Credit Card Programs, FlyerTalk Evangelist
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: YYJ/YVR/SEA
Programs: UA lifetime MM / *A Gold
Posts: 13,081
Originally Posted by Kalboz View Post
Check out Google Flights (or Orbitz) which is showing China Southern one way in Premium Economy for $935. But duration and connections might not suit you.

ITA Matrix showing Hong Kong Express for under $600 in economy if low price is your thing. EVA showing under $1,100 for Premium Economy on ITA.
Just say no to connections in China

If it were me, I'd do Premium Economy even if I had to pay $100 out of my own pocket.
Diplomatico and Kalboz like this.
EmailKid is offline  
Reply With Quote
Old Apr 11, 19, 2:39 pm
  #8  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 179
Originally Posted by EmailKid View Post
Just say no to connections in China

If it were me, I'd do Premium Economy even if I had to pay $100 out of my own pocket.
I would pay up to $200-300 out-of-pocket, but that's not an option for my dates, and the cheapest premium econ goes through China. SQ with only one-stop is sold out in economy, and premium econ is > $2k. So I'll probably go with CX in regular economy. At this point, all that's left to optimize around is the flight duration and reputation of the carrier.
49er is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread