9th of April 2013 6
I am planning a trip to go to Thailand in January. I want to know when would be a good time to purchase cheap airline tickets, now or wait until January? Traveling from LAX. Thanks!
Answer by gbdelta1954
I fly from LAX also and usually it does not seem to matter. There is not a great demand for air travel to Thailand. Unfortunately, and you are going during the busy season. I checked flight for March 2010 and they are comparable to the flight I booked for Thanksgiving week. Because of the political turmoil many people are staying away from Thailand. Currently, not a problem. And in general not a problem. My friends in Thailand would tell me if it was a problem.
You have a few choices when flying.
China Airlines which I normally fly, is good, food is good, the flight attendents are usually cordial and speak some english. I am Japanese American and they try to talk to me in Chinese. hahaha China Airlines consistently has the lowest fare. Mostly. The stop in Taipei is a usually a couple three hours and its nice. Now, the cheapest fare is the afternoon departures and arrives in the dead of night. These are the least full.
EVA Air is similar flight schedule and their fares are higher. Though if you fly their Elite class on the 777 or the Deluxe Economy class seats which are around $ 150 more r/t those are business class seats. Which are worth it most times. Very nice to fly that way. Again the afternoon departures are the lowest fares
once in a while you can find maybe Korean Airlines or Philippines Airline on sale.
I checked Expedia and Orbitz, both are adding more asian hotels. Still not a great selection, almost adequate.
Agoda.com, Res24.com or Sawadee.com for hotels. Check the most recent reviews for updates on the hotels for renovations and problems.
So look $ 797.00 for Asiana is a great price, I have never flown on the airline. the flight times are a bit weird. All night departures.
I paid like $ 893 for a ticket good for 6 months.
The best time to call, a Tuesday night after midnight PDT/PST.
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