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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobias View Post
    ... and BA, KLM, Lufthansa, Austrian ... and if rumour turns out to be true Thai!
    you do have to be carefull with the code share ,on some of these i booked ba once to find out the first leg would be with quantas and that was the worst flight ive flown on ,klm with china airlines ,lufthansa with swiss which ive done was impressed to be honest,

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    I would find a poll very interesting on how many have stop overs or fly direct, and the reasons why they prefer whichever they choose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by marshall View Post
    I would find a poll very interesting on how many have stop overs or fly direct, and the reasons why they prefer whichever they choose.
    Depends on the purposes and how much time I have IE last time I went back to UK I had plenty of time, I went from BKK to Sri Lanka had a few days there onto Bahrain had some stuff to do there (4 days) then via Istanbul to Tirana (Albania) for 5 days, then to London via Athens and Kiev, few days in London then up North.
    On the way back flew MAN - Beauvais with Ryanair 3 days there and a couple in Paris, Air India back to BKK via Delhi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sisaket View Post
    Depends on the purposes and how much time I have IE last time I went back to UK I had plenty of time, I went from BKK to Sri Lanka had a few days there onto Bahrain had some stuff to do there (4 days) then via Istanbul to Tirana (Albania) for 5 days, then to London via Athens and Kiev, few days in London then up North.
    On the way back flew MAN - Beauvais with Ryanair 3 days there and a couple in Paris, Air India back to BKK via Delhi.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Greg / Pairin View Post
    Long stint though without a fag break Phil or have you quit?
    Ha Ha, no Greg I haven't and a couple of years ago I wouldn't even consider so long without a break. When I used to fly direct from Heathrow or on KLM I would be almost ready to rip the fire escape door off by the time I reached BKK. But for some reason I seem to sleep easier on flight these days so I reckon I can hack it as long as there's no screaming kids . I think they guy who designed Suvarnabhumi was a smoker - its the only place I've travelled to where you can have a fag as soon as you get off the plane.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisaket View Post
    14-16 Sept is the Marina Bay F1 2018 in SIN: discount tickets available until 8 May, but as yet no idea who the live bands are Fri- Sat - Sun.
    That would be fantastic but I did Abu Dhabi last year (bucket list) and spent a fortune, I really can't justify doing it again this year.......or can I??? Mind you, hotels in Abu Dhabi were crazy prices and I think Singapore is worse. I stayed in a hotel there a few days before the first ever F1 GP. I can't remember how much the normal price was for the room I stayed in as my daughter worked for the group and got a good discount for me but I do remember being told that the same room was £2000 per night for the GP because it had a track view. Madness!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sisaket View Post
    Depends on the purposes and how much time I have IE last time I went back to UK I had plenty of time, I went from BKK to Sri Lanka had a few days there onto Bahrain had some stuff to do there (4 days) then via Istanbul to Tirana (Albania) for 5 days, then to London via Athens and Kiev, few days in London then up North.
    On the way back flew MAN - Beauvais with Ryanair 3 days there and a couple in Paris, Air India back to BKK via Delhi.
    Sounds wonderful Sisaket and is something I've been looking at - turning the travel into a holiday itself. How many times do we change planes somewhere or fly over and think "I wouldn't mid looking around there"?

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    Quote Originally Posted by marshall View Post
    I would find a poll very interesting on how many have stop overs or fly direct, and the reasons why they prefer whichever they choose.
    If you would like to compose the poll questions I can set up a poll for you.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sisaket View Post
    Depends on the purposes and how much time I have IE last time I went back to UK I had plenty of time, I went from BKK to Sri Lanka had a few days there onto Bahrain had some stuff to do there (4 days) then via Istanbul to Tirana (Albania) for 5 days, then to London via Athens and Kiev, few days in London then up North.
    On the way back flew MAN - Beauvais with Ryanair 3 days there and a couple in Paris, Air India back to BKK via Delhi.
    Just looking back over an old thread:

    http://thailand-uk.com/forums/showth...So-Cheap/page2

    And I see you've been doing this stopover thing for a long time Sisaket. I think its a great idea although its only since I've taken early retirement that I've bee able to consider it. Obviously if you're working and have 14 days holiday, you want to get where you're going but if there's no rush, there's so much of the world to see and by booking stopovers, you've at least saved the travel costs.

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    exactly what im trying to do now ,ie fly from manchester to hong,kong 4 nights there then to singopore for 4 nights then on to BKK for the rest of my trip it is coming in about £100 more for the flights but i have changed the dates as no firm plan yet. I am now starting to look at november ,had to do the misses FLR this january just gone the pockets were empty lol,but a great way to experience the world at not much extra cost .it just messes with my tobacco pick up in the middle east ,i see hong kong its 18 cigs your allowed .

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    I have always had an interest in traveling, from a young age I used to read travel guides and books, was fascinated with all these places I had read about, everything just snowballed from there, these days we have the internet, it so much easier to plan, when I backpacked round Central America for example or coast to coast by rail in the USA or round Japan there was no internet just had to read up on everything to stop off in different places, I used to use rail passes, bus passes, air passes etc,things have just carried on, now we have low cost carriers which makes it even easier with endless offers, can book discount trains and buses everywhere, so getting the chance to stop over is a no brainer for me, places like Singapore i ve probably been 20/25 times in total, 1st time was 1992 on a free sidetrip with Garuda Indonesia from Jakarta, one of the times was with Mrs on Honeymoon.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sisaket View Post
    Not heard anymore about him coming over, so keeping an eye on the fares.
    In case you do hear more, the flights I put in were outbound 2 September and inbound 2 October. Now coming in even cheaper at £392 with Travel Trolley on Travel Supermarket. However, once again the Travel Supermarket site is not working correctly an I could not get to the confirmation stage - not just on that flight, none were working. Travel Trolley are part of Southall Travel, a company I've used many times and trust completely. I would normally confirm direct to them but as I'm not actually going to book it, I didn't.

    Both legs were good timings with 2 hour stopovers. Etihad came out cheapest overall through Travell Trolley again but the return legs included an excursion to Mumbai which took the flight time to 1 day and 25 minutes (done it once, never again)! Oman came in at £401 with good times through Opodo.

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    The ones I looked at with Etihad were using Bangkok Airways to Mumbai on the return leg, I did get an Email from Etihad the other day Bangkok was £399 return booking with them in celebration of Man City wining the PL. claiming an offer up to 40% off. I have used Southall Travel in the past.
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