Thailand, often referred to as the “golden land”, has long been a destination for travellers seeking an experience like no other. From the bustle of the country’s bohemian hub Chiang Mai, to the evergreen limestone islands of Kho Phi Phi Don and Ko Tao, to the post stone age experience of Mae Hong Son, Thailand is the destination for explorers who like a challenge.
Of course, as of October 2010, there have been reports of heavy rain causing flooding across 17 of the country’s provinces, in central, eastern and north-eastern areas. The security situation is easing now, however travellers should exercise caution when travelling and keeping in touch with your local government’s Department of Foreign affairs for travel alerts is advised. In addition, the security situation in Bangkok is stabilising, however again travellers should make themselves aware of any further developments prior to booking any flights to Thailand.
flights to thailand are often heavily booked, so ensure you book your flight well in advance and make sure you confirm your booking early enough subject to the airline’s policies. During the peak season, finding cheap flights thailand can be difficult, but there are some ways you can find them.
Deciding when to travel to Thailand is essential as airlines vary somewhat with the seasons. If you are considering travelling to Phuket for example, bear in mind that the high season is from November to March, as this is when the weather is at its most pleasant, whereas visitors tend to avoid the season March to September due to the humidity and heavy rain. Advance booking will help you to avoid expensive flights thailand during the high season.
There are hundreds of online agencies offering information on cheap flights Thailand. There are also travel websites available where you can key in your flight location, departure and returndate, after which you are given a list of flights Thailand to choose from. You can also find cheap flights Thailand by choosing the option of making flight plus hotel bookings.
To find discounted flights Thailand, you can also call the airlines ticketing number. Although not widely advertised, airlines will often run discounted flights nearly every day. The best time to do this is very early on in the morning –this way, you can use the daily ticketing systems which happen around midnight to your advantage. Plan ahead, and ensure you make your reservations two weeks to four months in advance, as the closer you are to the travel date, the more expensive it will be. Be aware that just as there are peak times during the seasons, there are peak times during the day where airlines can charge higher prices due to demand, so try to be flexible and fly during slower times when the flights are likely to be cheaper.
Flights to Thailand can also be found cheaply as package deals along with accommodation. Shop around to find the best deals on offer. Be wary as ticket prices can change daily and do not go with the first “good deal” you see. With a little intuition and initiative however, you are bound to find a bargain.