Oneworld member Qatar Airways is undoubtedly one of the best airlines on earth, which makes this deal even sweeter. You can fly to Bangkok for only €582, including 25 kg of luggage, on many dates in the beginning of 2024.
In many cases, a longer layover in Doha (up to nine hours) on the outbound flight is necessary to get the lowest price. A good alternative is to convert the lengthy stay to a stopover without increasing ticket costs.
Our availability calendar highlights all possible flight dates at the lowest price. It will forward you to Qatar Airways with your selected flight dates. You can also check what OTAs have to offer, as they sell these tickets up to €30 cheaper.
Qatar Airways plans to deploy a Boeing 777 between Amsterdam and Doha. The flights between the Middle East and Thailand are Boeing 777-300ER or Airbus A380 services.
Search & Book
According to the fare rules, these tickets have to be purchased before September 30, 2023. You need to stay at least five days in Thailand to get the lowest fare, but not longer than two months.
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.
Adding a Stopover in Doha
The fare rules for this ticket allow adding a stopover in Doha for free. This way, you don’t have to spend a night at the airport on the way back, but can instead discover the state of Qatar without increasing ticket costs.
While there is no convenient preview that allows you to find these tickets more quickly, you can use our Go2 tool to try flight dates in Qatar Airways’ website:
You can also use Google Flights’ multistop search. If you book via their website, Qatar Airways will even help you find a discounted hotel in Doha:
The tickets are issued in booking class O, Oneworld frequent flyers can earn the following mileage with this ticket:
- 6,342 Avios + 64 Qpoints on Qatar Privilege Club
- 5,102 Points on Finnair Plus
- 3,172 Avios + 80 Tier Points on British Airways Executive Club
- 3,172 Avios + 360 Elite Points on Iberia Plus
- 3,172 Miles on American AAdvantage
- 3,172 Miles on Alaska Mileage Plan
- 3,172 Award Miles on Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus
- 3,172 Points on JetBlue TrueBlue
- 3,172 Award Miles on LATAM Pass
- 3,172 Points + 16 Elite Points on Malaysia Airlines Enrich
- 3,172 Miles on MEA Cedar Miles
- 3,172 Miles on Royal Air Maroc Safar Flyer
- 3,172 Miles on Royal Jordanian Royal Club
- 3,172 Miles on SriLankan FlySmiLes
- 3,172 Award Miles on Oman Air Sindbad
Hotel prices in Bangkok usually start at roughly €15-20, depending on the hotel category and the specific dates. Whichever category and hotel you opt for, make sure to get the best price! Our recommendation is to search on booking.com, or even on our own Travel-Dealz hotel search:
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!
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.
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:
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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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