Bangkok: €988 ITA Airways Premium Economy from Italy, France, Spain (Incl. Checked Bags)

Bangkok

SkyTeam member ITA Airways starts service from Rome to Bangkok in November. By adding a connection flight from other European airports, you can reach the Thai capital for as little as €900. The fare not only includes full board service, but also two checked bags of 23kg each.

You can fly for less than €1,100 with departure from:

Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price for trips up to 28 days. It will forward you to ITA Airways with your selected flight dates. You can also check what OTAs have to offer, as they sell these tickets up to €30 cheaper.

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The European flights from and to Rome see you seated in economy class. The long flights to Bangkok are operated by Airbus A330-900neo aircraft. These feature a 2-3-2 seating in premium economy compared to the 2-4-2 in economy class. You can find a review of the fairly new product here.

ITA’s premium economy class is offered on long-haul flights from and to Rome. An extra cabin with a maximum of 17 seats provides a nice and cosy atmosphere. 2 x 23 kg of luggage are included, and you’ll save some time at the airport by skipping the check-in line and being among the first to board the plane.

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ITA Airways Seat © ITA Airways

Search & Book

According to the fare rules, tickets are on sale without a travel or sales period. A minimum stay of four days or one night from Saturday to Sunday is necessary to get the cheapest tickets.

Google Flights helps you find additional flight dates and origins. Since the price difference between ITA’s website and Skyscanner’s OTA prices is rather narrow, we recommend purchasing tickets directly from the carrier.

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.

Miles & Points

ITA Airways issues economy class flights in booking class Y, the long-haul segments are ticketed in A. The nonstop flight from Rome alone earns the following miles & points:

  • 13,790 Miles on Korean Air Skypass
  • 13,790 RDM + 2,206 MQD on Delta SkyMiles
  • 12,712 Miles on ITA Volare
  • 12,136 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
  • 12,136 Miles on Air Europa Suma
  • 12,136 Miles on Aeromexico Club Premier
  • 11,032 Award Miles + 48 XP on Flying Blue
  • 11,032 Award Miles + 100 Tier Points on Virgin Atlantic Flying Club
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.

Finding the Best eSIM Plan

We’ve compared various eSIM providers, such as Nomad, Airhub, and RedteaGO. To see which plan is best for your travel needs, and which network offers the best coverage, feel free to read our detailed guide:

The Best eSIM Plans for Thailand 🇹🇭 Compared (Bangkok, Phuket…)

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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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