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BKK to UT flight question

Post by fredwilliams » January 8, 2020, 2:13 am

A friend is flying from the UK into Suvarnabhumi at 4pm on the 25th of Jan.

Should he buy a ticket from BKK to UT when he arrives at Suvarnabhumi, or online before he departs the UK?



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Re: BKK to UT flight question

Post by Kenr6583 » January 8, 2020, 2:31 am

fredwilliams wrote:
January 8, 2020, 2:13 am
A friend is flying from the UK into Suvarnabhumi at 4pm on the 25th of Jan.

Should he buy a ticket from BKK to UT when he arrives at Suvarnabhumi, or online before he departs the UK?
I would personally do it before he leaves the UK. I have, previously, bought a ticket for the next day and stayed at a hotel near the airport, they usually provide free shuttle service to and from.

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Re: BKK to UT flight question

Post by Kenr6583 » January 8, 2020, 2:35 am

Look online on Expedia or hotels.com, or a website similar, and book a hotel near BKK airport that provides free shuttle service. Coming in that late you won't be able to find a hotel at the airport.

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Re: BKK to UT flight question

Post by Niggly » January 8, 2020, 2:42 am

On our last trip I found it cheaper to buy Heathrow to Udon in one package as for some reason it worked out cheaper than Heathrow to Suvarnabhumi, then buying a ticket Suvarnabhumi to Udon by just short of £100. I’m guessing it’s too late for your friend to do this.
The time before I thought I’d just buy a ticket in Suvarnabhumi. We’d flown Thai Air so wanted Thai Smile to Udon as they honour the 30kgs luggage allowance but found the flight really busy for some reason (11:00am on a Wednesday morning :shock: ) They’d only sell me premium tickets which cost a small fortune..
I guess what I’m saying is I’d book on line in advance to be sure of a ticket on the airline of choice at the price your friend wants to pay

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Re: BKK to UT flight question

Post by Niggly » January 8, 2020, 2:45 am

https://www.skyscanner.net/

Just plug in a departure time from Suvarnabhumi at least 4 hours after scheduled arrival then follow the links

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Re: BKK to UT flight question

Post by Kenr6583 » January 8, 2020, 2:57 am

Latest flight that leaves out of BKK is 7:20 p.m.

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Re: BKK to UT flight question

Post by Niggly » January 8, 2020, 3:05 am

Yeah, just saw that. I’m sure I had a flight about 21:00 once.
Never mind, I’d just book the 19:20 & leg it hoping for the best ;)

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Re: BKK to UT flight question

Post by Kenr6583 » January 8, 2020, 3:15 am

There is out of DMK, but you would never make it over there in time.

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Re: BKK to UT flight question

Post by Hoopoe » January 8, 2020, 4:17 am

Book in advance ,i did out of India two years ago with only a two hour gap inbetween landing and the Udon flight ,still made it although i was worrysome , the reason book in advance i've also arrived tried to book a flight up and they were all full for the next two days ,had to get a taxi as didn't fancy crammed into a bus for 11 hours , this was some years ago things have improved ,slightly ,

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Re: BKK to UT flight question

Post by fredwilliams » January 8, 2020, 10:55 am

Have you got a link to a good airline, Hoopoe?

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Re: BKK to UT flight question

Post by fredwilliams » January 8, 2020, 10:56 am

Kenr6583 wrote:
January 8, 2020, 3:15 am
There is out of DMK, but you would never make it over there in time.
What's "DMK" please, Ken?

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Re: BKK to UT flight question

Post by Doodoo » January 8, 2020, 12:52 pm

A) Have you got a link to a good airline, Hoopoe?

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B) What's "DMK" please, Ken?
Could be
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2) Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam - Wikipedia India Political
3) DMK GROUP is a community of 7,000 active dairy farmers and cooperative owners and around 7,700 company employees, making it one of the largest cooperative-based dairy companies in Europe.
4) DMK Burger Bar
5) Don Mueang Airport (DMK)

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Re: BKK to UT flight question

Post by 747man » January 8, 2020, 12:57 pm

fredwilliams wrote:
January 8, 2020, 10:56 am
Kenr6583 wrote:
January 8, 2020, 3:15 am
There is out of DMK, but you would never make it over there in time.
What's "DMK" please, Ken?
DMK Is the Code For Don Muang Airport ( Bangkok's 2nd Airport )

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Re: BKK to UT flight question

Post by fredwilliams » January 8, 2020, 3:24 pm

Niggly wrote:
January 8, 2020, 2:45 am
https://www.skyscanner.net/

Just plug in a departure time from Suvarnabhumi at least 4 hours after scheduled arrival then follow the links
I can only see morning (pre-midday) flights, Niggly.

Is it correct, please?

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Re: BKK to UT flight question

Post by Barney » January 8, 2020, 3:35 pm

fredwilliams wrote:
Niggly wrote:
January 8, 2020, 2:45 am
https://www.skyscanner.net/

Just plug in a departure time from Suvarnabhumi at least 4 hours after scheduled arrival then follow the links
I can only see morning (pre-midday) flights, Niggly.

Is it correct, please?
There’s a 7.20pm flight with Thai Smile


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Re: BKK to UT flight question

Post by parrot » January 8, 2020, 3:56 pm

If your friend arrives at 4, there should be plenty of time to catch the last Thai Smile flight (7:20) from Suvarnaphumi. Book the flight in advance, otherwise you'll risk no seats or pay higher price for booking at the airport at last minute. If traveling with more than 20kg of luggage, pay for extra baggage (10kg-20kg) online, otherwise, pay more at airport.

If your friend is arriving at 4 (as in 4:59), I'd stay overnight in Bangkok and fly out in the morning.

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Re: BKK to UT flight question

Post by fredwilliams » January 8, 2020, 10:22 pm

Thanks, Niggly, Barney, and Parrot.

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Re: BKK to UT flight question

Post by pipoz4444 » January 8, 2020, 10:40 pm

fredwilliams wrote:
January 8, 2020, 2:13 am
A friend is flying from the UK into Suvarnabhumi at 4pm on the 25th of Jan.

Should he buy a ticket from BKK to UT when he arrives at Suvarnabhumi, or online before he departs the UK?
Thai Smile which flys out of Suv to Udon Thani, have significantly increased their ticket prices for this current holiday period from what they were back in last November.

10 days back I bought a TS Return ticket Bkk to Udon Thani to Bkk, on the TS web site, travelling at end of first week in Februarry 2020. Paid TB 5,600 for Economy Saver. No Promo was available.

Chinese New Year starts 25 Jan 2020.

Your friend won't find a "Bus" ticket at the Airport that day, or even in the week before he arrives

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Re: BKK to UT flight question

Post by fredwilliams » January 9, 2020, 2:21 am

My mate paid about 1,500 baht for a ticket today, pipoz.

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Re: BKK to UT flight question

Post by Hoopoe » January 9, 2020, 5:28 am

fredwilliams wrote:
January 9, 2020, 2:21 am
My mate paid about 1,500 baht for a ticket today, pipoz.
Fred seems all your questions have been answered ,the 1500bht is abouit right oneway ,Thaismile ,just have to make sure baggage allowance is right , usually 20k but have been on when they reduced it to 15k , and when i've been overweight have never paid more than 500bht ,

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