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Everything posted by tombon

  1. The pound is moving at the right time for me. Am hoping for 40+ by my next trip to thailand in December. But am not banking it.
  2. Worse than that. Fred flintstone style
  3. Just wouldn't be worth it. Unless you book BA return from MAN via LHR. But who wants to do that.
  4. The only flights are from BA. It just wouldn't be worth it or pay the BA premium to get to LHR. You could get the train i suppose. But that isn't straight forward, well not for someone who lives in the north west. There are to many variables to consider just to fly from LHR. An alternative is possibly to use AF and KLM premium economy. But am not sure what seat and space you get with them.
  5. I have never been. Just walked past it. Seems they have homemade equipment. Hence the name.
  6. Eva dont fly from manchester nor is there any feeder flight to LHR for eva.
  7. The flintstones gym. It's on the road that goes up to big buddha hill
  8. Avoid Qatar's B787 at all costs. Especially in economy.
  9. Most probably due to the $ moving. But these days any type of news seems to send the £ nose diving. It really doesn't make sense.
  10. It shot up due to augusts GDP growing 0.3% and probably making us not going into recession when they release the next 3 months period data.
  11. I agree. I fly economy and they offer the best legroom. Every inch counts (just ask a girl 😜) when your 6'3.
  12. I voted to leave. On the voting paper it didn't say remain and leave with a deal. Just leave. So if there is a second referendum and leave win. Do we have a third vote.
  13. It would be great if we was a nation of exporters. The low £ would make our goods cheaper.
  14. Markets were spooked by johnstone potentially announcing a general election. He didn't. So expect the up and down volatility to continue. Am betting GBP going up tomorrow.
  15. The prices will probably reflect the higher rent costs on beach rd compared to 2nd rd. Thai logic......
  16. Its amazing how these full service airlines now charge for baggage. And in general there product is below that of the 3 MEA. You could now call KLM, AF and BA as LCC as they all charge for baggage same as the major European LCC do. Plus some must charge for seat selection.
  17. Just realised it was B787 not A350.
  18. Qatar are good if you avoid the A350 28inch economy legroom. I have also wanted to use KLM/AF and BA. But because of the times of year I can visit their prices are extremely expensive compared to MEA.
  19. Also I read that they are planning on extending the visa waiver fee for a further year for indian and Chinese visitors. I know we westerners don't have to pay for a tourist Visa so its right that others dont have to pay for it. Especially if the others make up the vast majority of tourist and tourist baht.
  20. Could be. Also important Thai GDP figures will get released on monday. If there not as strong as predicted the baht will lower against the dollar and hopefully have a knock on effect against other currencies.
  21. I have looked at both finn air and Oman in the past. But what puts me off is the 9am flight out of bkk. If I stayed in bangkok on my last night I would certainly look on using them. Pherphas Oman would be the better of the 2 as the flight to and from MAN-HEL are on computer type aircraft.
  22. On a brighter note looks like the £ as stabilised this week so far. And maybe we might finish tomorrow with a weekly gain.
  23. More bad news for sterling today. UK GDP figures for the last 3 months contracted by 0.2%. The worst performance since 2012.
  24. The cut their base rate by 0.25% but It did little to weaken the baht. The chinese devalued the yuan so I guess that as made the baht a better bet for the currency sharks.
  25. It would be really interesting to know how many europeans go in the low season. From experience of going in july and August I always found the flights leaving the UK are almost full and the airfare is just as expensive than the airfare for xmas/ny. Traditionally july and August is the time most british and europeans go on there holidays.
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