Chiang Mai: £463/€541 China Eastern Flights from London (Incl. Checked Luggage)

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SkyTeam member China Eastern Airlines brings us a deal today from London to Chiang Mai starting at £463 (~€542). This fare includes 23kg checked luggage. Departures are available from March to June.

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to Kayak with your selected flight dates.

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First, you will fly from London to China with China Eastern on a Boeing 777 with a 3-4-3 configuration, and for the flights from Shanghai to Chiang Mai, you will fly with China Eastern on an Airbus 320 family with a 3-3 configuration. On some dates, you may have to fly to or from Gatwick for one leg and the other leg from Heathrow, but almost all dates for £463 (~€542) in June are round trips from Gatwick.

Search & Book

This deal will expire on April 15, 2024 but tickets can sell out before that date. A minimum stay of six days, and a maximum stay of three months applies. Available dates are between March and June.

You can find suitable dates using our calendar above or with the help of Google Flights. We recommend booking directly on China Eastern’s website, but you can find cheaper prices with Kayak. However, booking on OTAs has its downsides.

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 two main reasons for that:

Better Customer Service
In case any problems like delays, cancellations or missed connections arise, you can communicate directly with the airline. The airline 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 information like flight changes instead of receiving them directly from the airline. In many cases, you may get a prime exhibition of responsibility shifting rather than problem-solving.

This especially applies to 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 and Other Fees
Economy fares not including hold luggage are industry standard by now. 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.

This also applies to other things like food services, insurances or priority treatment. In almost all cases, you pay less for additional amenities when booking on the airlines’ website.

Mileage

This ticket is issued in booking class Z. Here are the miles and points you can earn from this deal:

  • 4,448 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
  • 3,706 RDM + 740 MQD on Delta SkyMiles
Data provided by miles.travel-dealz.com. Without guarantee on correctness.

Destination

Information & Tips for Thailand

Thailand is an increasingly popular holiday destination for Europeans – both beach and party tourists get their money’s worth in the South Asian tropical state.
Whether Bangkok, Koh Samui or Phuket, Thailand offers multi-faceted cities and quiet beaches. Also, the country is always easy to reach from Europe. Especially to Bangkok, there is almost always at least a good deal!

Best Time to Visit

While hot summer temperatures prevail the whole year long in tropical Thailand, the best travel time is definitely the winter from November to February. Thanks to the northwest monsoon it doesn’t get warmer than 33 degrees. In summer the temperatures can quickly reach 40 degrees. The rainy season also starts in June and will last until October – high humidity is what you’ll have to prepare for!

Climate diagram for Bangkok (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Phuket (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)
Climate diagram for Chiang Mai (Source: WMO World Weather Information Service)

Entry & Visa

Most EU citizens do not need a visa for stays up to a length of 30 days. The entry permit can be extended by another 30 days before expiration by local immigration authorities.

Currency

The national currency of Thailand is the Baht (THB) which is divided into Satang. One Euro is about 40 THB.

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