Oneworld member Qatar Airways is undoubtedly one of the best airlines on earth, which makes this deal even sweeter. You can fly to Bangkok for only €421, including 30 kg of luggage, on most dates from January until March 2021.
Worldwide travel restrictions are in place to slow the spread of Covid-19. We strongly recommend gathering detailed information about the travel and quarantine restrictions that apply to your desired origin and destination.
A good start is the International Air Transport Association (IATA) website. It provides current updates on a country’s immigration policies. Even better, the Covid-19 Travel Regulations Map is one of the most useful tools you can find.
We found cheap flights from the following cities:
- Prague: CZK 11,147 (~€426)
- Helsinki: €458
- Copenhagen: DKK 3,454 (~€464)
- Amsterdam: €466
- Rome: €475
- Brussels: €476
- Stockholm: SEK 5,020 (~€496)
- Madrid: €495
- Vienna: €501
- and more…
The specific aircraft that you’ll be flying on depends on the city of origin, as well as the flight times that you select, so it could basically be anything between an Airbus A350, Boeing 777, Boeing 787-Dreamliner, or an Airbus A320-family airplane. In any case, you’ll always be flying via Doha.
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, these tickets have to be purchased before September 28, 2020. Your flight has to leave from Sunday to Thursday, and you have to leave Bangkok from Monday to Friday. These flights are available from January until March 31st, 2021. You also have to respect a minimum stay requirement of 3 days.
You can check all available dates on Google Flights, and we then recommend booking these flights directly on Qatar’s website, as to reduce any risk of having problems due to the Coronavirus to a minimum.
Why is booking with an airline better than with an online travel agency?
More often than not, online travel agencies offer lower fares than airlines do. We still recommend booking with the airlines directly. There are three main reasons for that:
- The Covid-19 Pandemic
During the worldwide outbreak of Covid-19, planning international travel got more and more risky because of ever-changing restrictions. In contrast to many online travel agencies, most airlines modified their terms & conditions to become more customer friendly. Rebooking conditions are eased, change fees are waived and cancellations are much easier when there is no third party involved.
Further, by adding an OTA to your plans, you increase the risk of one service provider involved going bankrupt. Now, the airline and the online travel agency involved could vanish along with your money.
- Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airlines has to take care of you because you have a contract with them.
If a travel agency issues your ticket, you may have to reach out to them first. You also depend on your OTA to forward you information like flight changes instead receiving them directly from the airline. You may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem solving.
This especially applies for premium tickets. You don’t want to spend more than €1,000 to wind up with some budget OTA’s telephone hotline in case anything goes wrong.
- Baggage Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are more and more common. In most cases, travel agencies charge much higher baggage fees than the airlines themselves. If bags are not included in your fare, airlines are often the cheaper alternative.
The tickets are issued in booking class W, which for a Prague-Bangkok roundtrip should get you:
- 4,750 on Finnair Plus
- 2,950 on Qatar Airways Privilege Club
- 2,950 on MEA Cedar Miles
- 2,950 on Iberia Plus
- 2,950 on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 2,950 on LATAM Pass
- 2,950 on S7 Airlines Priority Club
- 2,950 on British Airways Executive Club
- 2,950 on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- 2,950 on American AAdvantage
- 2,950 on GOL Aéreos Smiles
- 2,950 on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 2,950 on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 2,950 on SriLankan FlySmiles
Information & Tips for Bangkok
Bangkok is both the capital and the largest metropolis of Southeast Asian Thailand. We often have reasonable offers to share with you. No matter if in Economy, Business or First Class – you can almost always find bargains for flights to Bangkok! Also, even luxurious 5-star hotels are available at excellent prices. Just some reasons why you shouldn’t miss Bangkok!
From the airport to the city center
Suvarnabhumi Airport is connected to the city center by train. Trains run between 06:00 and 23:59 approximately every 15 minutes and the journey takes 24 minutes. A taxi ride costs about 400 Baht and takes, depending on the traffic, 30 minutes to more than an hour.
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