Originally Posted by finoni9
With the political unrest at the moment, maybe think about going somewhere else?
If you are still determined to go - try China Airlines - I used to fly them and they were the cheapest at the time.
as I said in my previous reply, it's easy to avoid flying into Bangkok - just fly into Kuala Lumpur instead and arrive in Thailand at Chiang Mai, Phuket, or Krabi instead using Air Asia. There's a choice of inexpensive Arab carriers that fly from Manchester via the Gulf.
Thailand has five international airports, and its not compulsory to arrive in the country at the one that happens to be in the capital city.
all the unrest is taking place in Bangkok, with very little happening in the provinces. At the moment, the UK Foreign Office Travel Advisory cautions against travel only to Bangkok, not into Thailand as a whole.
this is important, because it means that you are not covered on your travel insurance for anything, not just something that is related to the political disturbances.
Air Asia are no longer as cheap as they were when they first started the route last year, and besides Stansted is a real pain to get to from Sheffield.