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BKK to USA

Post by Whistler » May 11, 2024, 1:22 pm

There are a myriad of options, enough to do your head in. Traveling Bangkok to San Francisco 13th September back 25th September, Business Class unless price is outrageous, prefer fastest journey time. You experienced American travelers, any recommendations?



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Re: BKK to USA

Post by noosard » May 11, 2024, 3:07 pm

Use skyscanner cheapest 21k 21hrs and 22hrs
fastest 36k 16.30 hrs 18.40 hrs

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Re: BKK to USA

Post by Doodoo » May 11, 2024, 3:32 pm

NOOSARD
21,000 (THB I assume as you didnt name) for Business Class???

You need to start a travel business at those prices

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Re: BKK to USA

Post by Udon Map » May 11, 2024, 7:24 pm

noosard wrote:
May 11, 2024, 3:07 pm
Use skyscanner cheapest 21k 21hrs and 22hrs
fastest 36k 16.30 hrs 18.40 hrs
Doodoo wrote:
May 11, 2024, 3:32 pm
NOOSARD
21,000 (THB I assume as you didnt name) for Business Class???

You need to start a travel business at those prices
I agree.

The cheapest I was able to find for business class on those dates was THB 123,615 on Philippine Airlines (change planes in Manila), 124,720 on Air India (change planes in Delhi). For a real airline, with food and service that's actually good, Starlux at 130,270, changing planes in Taipei.

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Post by Kenr6583 » May 11, 2024, 7:37 pm

Those are economy class prices noosard quoted. .

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Re: BKK to USA

Post by tamada » May 11, 2024, 7:45 pm

SQ SIN-IAH r/t via MAN.
Premium Economy ~67,000 baht.
No need for Business Class prices.
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Re: BKK to USA

Post by Doodoo » May 11, 2024, 7:57 pm

Kenny "Those are economy class prices noosard quoted. ."

Two comments How would you know that he was quoting Economy, or isnt he able to speak for himself?
Second I didnt realize he had a reading problem as Whistle was asking for Business Class prices , if I am not mistaken

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Re: BKK to USA

Post by Kenr6583 » May 12, 2024, 12:08 am

Doodoo wrote:
May 11, 2024, 7:57 pm
Kenny "Those are economy class prices noosard quoted. ."

Two comments How would you know that he was quoting Economy, or isnt he able to speak for himself?
Second I didnt realize he had a reading problem as Whistle was asking for Business Class prices , if I am not mistaken
I’m not knocking anyone, I just stated that the prices that were quoted were for economy class, not business class.

If I could get those prices for business class that’s all I would fly.

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Re: BKK to USA

Post by Potamoi » May 12, 2024, 12:39 am

https://www.united.com/en/us/fsr/choose ... qp=R&t=SFO

USD 3757 gets you United Polaris Class between NRT and LAX on UA website
Upside is Polaris Class is pretty good in my experience
Downside is the LAX being the first port of entry then a domestic flight albeit in First. Another is the ANA flight to NRT. Those ANA flights are hit and miss as they can screw up a nice Dreamliner with crappy old Business Class seats but it is not each flight.

USD 3586 for Qatar (using American Airlines web site to book)
Upside is if you can verify QSuite on the long flights (sorry, didnt look that far) If its standard Biz class I would go with the United Polaris if it were me.
Downside added stop in DFW or JFK

I really enjoy the Q-Suites but you must ensure the flights have the retroffitted aircraft buy using Qatar's website or seatguru.com to verify the config. My second favorite is Polaris Class on United.

TIPS:
When browsing on United's site check carefully if all seats are in Business or First. They often slip in an economy on part of the journey to show cheaper ticket prices.

Tokyo NRT lounges have shower rooms so after checking in, I would always go straight to the shower lady and book the shower before even sitting down to get in the queue

Another tip is moving the flight dates a little before outbound and after return dates if you dont see exactly the type of seat you want. I've done that trip over 100 times. After about 40 round trips in economy and dreading the journey each month, I switched to Buisness and began to look forward to the flight for the sleep and reading/movie time.

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Re: BKK to USA

Post by noosard » May 12, 2024, 6:37 am

Whistler wrote:
May 11, 2024, 1:22 pm
There are a myriad of options, enough to do your head in. Traveling Bangkok to San Francisco 13th September back 25th September, Business Class unless price is outrageous, prefer fastest journey time.
Was the outrageous part I used
The other point is not hard to use skyscanner page or something similar to find flights
Dont have to use that but gives an idea on prices for economy or outrageous

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Re: BKK to USA

Post by Whistler » May 12, 2024, 10:22 am

Gold star for helpful goes to Tam.

Premium economy with Starlux was hands down winner

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Re: BKK to USA

Post by Potamoi » May 12, 2024, 11:48 am

If Premium Economy is now on the table then its hard to beat EVA Air who I think invented that class of service:

https://www.google.com/travel/flights/s ... l=en&gl=th

THB 61,680 and short layovers
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Re: BKK to USA

Post by Whistler » May 12, 2024, 12:27 pm

Potamoi wrote:
May 12, 2024, 11:48 am
If Premium Economy is now on the table then its hard to beat EVA Air who I think invented that class of service:

https://www.google.com/travel/flights/s ... l=en&gl=th

THB 61,680 and short layovers
I am going September 13, Starlux was much cheaper than Eva, about 37,000 and fast trip

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Re: BKK to USA

Post by Potamoi » May 15, 2024, 11:54 pm

Whistler wrote:
May 12, 2024, 12:27 pm
Potamoi wrote:
May 12, 2024, 11:48 am
If Premium Economy is now on the table then its hard to beat EVA Air who I think invented that class of service:

https://www.google.com/travel/flights/s ... l=en&gl=th

THB 61,680 and short layovers
I am going September 13, Starlux was much cheaper than Eva, about 37,000 and fast trip
Mr. Whistler,
Just wondering if the THB 67,000 price Tamada quoted was only THB 37,000 as you thought?
Or was it closer to THB 67,000 in the end?
Sometimes I like to complete the info loop and find out what the outcome was to, you know, ensure future advice is updated for the greater knowledge base.
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Re: BKK to USA

Post by Whistler » May 16, 2024, 6:44 am

It's 30 odd thousand each way, 60 to 70 return depending on airline. Eva is interesting as it has three levels of premium economy with a fare price spread between each level. I will decide in next few days but am thinking starlux

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Re: BKK to USA

Post by Potamoi » May 16, 2024, 7:44 am

Whistler wrote:
May 16, 2024, 6:44 am
It's 30 odd thousand each way, 60 to 70 return depending on airline. Eva is interesting as it has three levels of premium economy with a fare price spread between each level. I will decide in next few days but am thinking starlux
Right. I tend to think, and get quotes, in RT pricing not each way pricing. Changes the perception dramatically. Good luck in your quest.
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Re: BKK to USA

Post by tamada » May 16, 2024, 8:42 am

What sort of layover or gate or terminal change on Starlux at TPE? I have read reviews that it's not a very 'welcoming' airport for those in transit.
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Re: BKK to USA

Post by Whistler » May 16, 2024, 11:31 am

Dunno, it's years since I was in Taiwan, but never as a transit passenger. I found Changi very difficult last week, very few information desks, and none for MRT. Impressive of course, but hard to find your way around

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