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  1. Thanks for your valiant effort Jacko. I have stayed at Ma Maison many times, the main reason was it was a clean GF hotel with a small pool very close to the beach and Beach rd Songthaews. Also it was quiet, The Sportsmans was just up the Soi and it was only a 2or 3 minute walk to Second Road, and finally a reasonable room rate. Thanks for the mamories MM. 🙂.
  2. If any members pass this boutique hotel can you have a look if it is open? I fear that it is closed. When I come over in early November I would like to stay at Ma Maison if possible. TIA
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    I am not very keen to fly Economy these days because I am not a small person and BKK flights are usually almost full, so a very cramped position, having said that, my first few trips to Thailand back around 2003/04 were in Evergeen Class, which was exceptional good value back in the day. My last flights in February 2020 were Business in Emirates and it was the best experience I have ever had on an aircraft, they even collected me from home in a big Mercedes, but I am definitely not going to be paying £1000 more than 2 years ago for the privilege. Whilst we are very similar, for fligh
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    Finnair is not perfect Jacko, I will just have to see nearer the time, maybe the Russia war will be over and oil prices drop down to enable fares to fall also. There are some good youtube videos of the Finnair Business Class.
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    When I last went to BKK from the UK 2+ years ago I flew Emirates Business Class for around £2400 rtn. Looking for later this year the fare is around £1000 dearer, not for me thanks. So I had a look around and had a look at Finnair as they now have the A350 on the HEL-BKK route. The fares surprised me. HEL-BKK return is around £3,100 in Business plus you have topay for LHR-HEL, I thought this would be cheaper because of the high UK airport tax. So then I had a look at LHR-BKK via HEL and I can get the flight for around £2,000 although that would be using BA from London to Stockho
  6. Hello All I am thinking of visiting LOS from the UK again late October/ early November time, I have not seriously looked but the airfares I did look at were very expensive. Is it that all airfares have gone up anyway or is the World Cup affecting fares.? I thought that it wouldn't affect Eva, but their fare was also high. TIA
  7. I am going to leave it until after Christmas anyway, but I hope to go to LOS (does anyone still call it that?) around 24th January. However, I want to make sure that bars are open etc etc, the purpose of going to Thailand is to have some fun, if that is not possible then i can wait. I have not ruled out a Pattaya, Koh Samet, Koh Chang holiday if I go, patience is a virtue. 🙂
  8. Yes, that's a good tip worth looking into yselmike.
  9. Thanks BM's, I am not booking until after Christmas anyway, so things may change. PG's website seems to indicate you have to clear immigration at BKK, I tried on the EK web site to book BHX-USM but it wasn't having it. Yorta, that's not a bad call, I'll look into it.
  10. Hello again BM's, I'm getting itchy fingers.:) and thinking of going to Koh Samui in January. If I fly Emirates to Thailand from the UK, I think that I have to book two seperate tickets, the UK one with EK from BHX-BKK and the BKK-USM one with PG. Given that it is not a through ticket but Koh Samui airport is an International airport, can I transit through BKK without going through immigration and checking back in again, and then go through immigration/customs at Samui? I seem to remember a few years ago when returning from Samui with Bangkok Air and Eva Air I was able to leave
  11. I have been double jabbed and I will be happier when I have the booster in the Autumn. November 9th ish is when I would like to go to Thailand, fortunately I can leave it until late September early October before I decide if a trip is feasible. If not then the alternatives will have to be considered.
  12. I was fortunate to fly on the TG A350 when it was briefly on the LHR route a couple of years ago, IMHO it's a lovely aircraft.
  13. Presumably these pods are very similar to the crew rest pods on long haul aircraft.
  14. Rawhide, how very true. I was recently on a cruise and one of the guest speakers was an ex air accident investigator and he pretty much said what you have said. He indicated that he had very little confidence in Air France. When I used to go to the USA a lot I flew Virgin Atlantic, many ex RAF pilots with VS. Nowadays I take pot luck, I had Eva and Thai but my next trip is Emirates, I am sorry but I couldn't fly BA in spite of them having the best flight crews in the world..
  15. Probably long overdue, although I do not fly BA. I know that BA are refurbishing their Gatwick based 777-200s and did intend to then start their refurb on the LHR ones.
  16. Now some of the 737-800s have been grounded due to metal fatigue on some bolts where the wing joins the fuselage, not a large amount of frames but enough to keep the press happy.
  17. Finnair have a special Business Class offer on at the moment, around £1680 and available from Manchester and LHR.
  18. And it does, but T2 has a Wetherspoon's and also a London Pride pub.?
  19. Butch, Presumably starting from the front of the aircraft first. ?
  20. Thank you all, especially severn. I may well give EK a go, I was deterred in the past as some of the flights were on a 777. Eva, I would only use if Elite Class was lower and that is not going to happen. TG, I liked the A350 but since Star Alliance their flights can be very busy.
  21. I am seriously thinking of flying Emirates and their A380's from BHX to BKK for my next Thailand trip but could do with some info from any seasoned EK BHX-BKK travellers. ? Firstly as a generalisation which are the less busy flights afternoon EK040 or evenings EK038 plus their connections/return? Secondly, EK fares? Economy is currently showing at around £490 but you cannot book a specific seat until 48 hours before the flight, this could work 2 ways, if the flight is busy you may finish up in a centre seat, or if not too busy you can find an empty row and spread out. FWIW I will pro
  22. I too remember the Eva Evergreen Class and all it's benefits, now the price gap between Economy and Elite is too great, plus the Elite cabin layout does not allow you to stretch your legs unless you go down the back. For the first time in along time I am thinking of giving Thailand a miss this year, the pound is worthless and flying is not so much fun as it used to be.
  23. According to Stickman, Thai are reverting back to the 30kg luggage allowance for new Economy Class bookings. I think it was April when TG decided to reduce the allowance to 20Kg. If you booked between April and August 10th you are still only allowed 20Kg.
  24. That will probably affect farangs more than Asian people because of peoples size, so i guess Cebu are not too bothered.
  25. It surprised me that the A380 was full at this time of the year, there must be a lot of folk still holidaying in Thailand in spite of the very poor exchange rate. I just have a gut feeling that since Thai and Eva joined this Star Alliance they pick up a lot of code share pax. I used to enjoy the flight to BKK but not so much in the past year or two.
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