I am flying China Southern Airlines from Sydney to Bangkok via Guangzhou in April 2014.

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Monkeymitch7

Member since 20 Oct 2013

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I am flying China Southern Airlines from Sydney to Bangkok via Guangzhou in April 2014. I will be flying on an Airbus A380 from SYD to CAN leg and a 737 to BKK. Have not confirmed what airline I am flying from BBK to Chiang Mai and Chiang Rai to BKK. Then I will be flying back on China Southern to SYD. Could you please give me some advice on what I should expect on China Southern and some Thailand Carriers?

074061

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

Member since 25 Apr 2013

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The SYD to CAN leg will be a fully flat bed in Biz, without direct aisle access. In Economy it is just a normal 3-4-3 layout with PTVs - comfortable, but really nothing special. The 737 has Business in a 2-2 layout, Premium Economy with more legroom and Economy (all without IFE). Some suggestions from BKK to CNX/CEI would be the THAI fleet (only way from BKK to CEI) but watch out for the Smile fleet - they're low cost. Bangkok Airways is a good suggestion although it cannot be considered a legacy carrier.

074061

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

Member since 25 Apr 2013

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Sorry. There is direct aisle access. Staggered layout.

Monkeymitch7

Member since 20 Oct 2013

Total posts 64

I looked up the prices for Thai and it was quite expensive because I am taking 4 adults (including me) and 1 child. Are they going to eventully going to reduced the prices closer to the date?

watson374

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 17 Aug 2012

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Sale cannot be guaranteed. You could always look at an LCC such as Thai AirAsia.

Monkeymitch7

Member since 20 Oct 2013

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Any Inflight Entertainment on Thai's Boeing 747s on Domestic Routes?

074061

Cathay Pacific - Asia Miles

Member since 25 Apr 2013

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Don't think so, Mitchell.

LR

Qantas - Qantas Frequent Flyer

Member since 28 May 2012

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If you don't mind flying out of DMK try NOK Air cheap prices and also include 15kg of baggage and small snack/drink on board. Also as already stated THAI and Bangkok Airways out of BKK.

gazzman

Member since 04 Sep 2012

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Do you plan to fly straight thru to Chiang Mai or do you intend to spend time in BK?  If your preference is to go straight thru then using LCC like Thai Air Asia and NOK is a pain as they leave from DMK airport which is a hike from Suvarnabhumi. So that pretty much leaves you with Thai or Bangkok Airways.  

Monkeymitch7

Member since 20 Oct 2013

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Spending time in Bangkok for 2 -3 nights

gazzman

Member since 04 Sep 2012

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If spending  2-3 nights in BK then book whatever is cheapest.and most convenient. Thai Air Asia and NOK are good LCC and as the flight is short they are bearable.

Monkeymitch7

Member since 20 Oct 2013

Total posts 64

What meals are onboard the following China Southern Routes SYD - CAN, CAN - BKK, BKK - CAN, CAN - SYD.

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