(EXPIRED) 50% off Thai award tickets for select markets (all classes)

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Thai Airways is offering 50% off on award tickets between Bangkok and select markets. While Thai Airways does not fly to the US, those looking to piece together their own round-the-world trip may be interested in some of these deals since Thai is a 1:1 Citi transfer partner. A round trip business class award from Copenhagen or Stockholm to Bangkok would cost just 65K with this sale. That’s about 21 hours in Thai business class for a very reasonable price.

The Deal

  • Thai Airways is offering 50% off on award tickets between select destinations and Bangkok for bookings made from August 1, 2019 to September 30, 2019 and for travel by October 31, 2019. Qualifying cities include:
    • Kunming
    • Shanghai
    • Guangzhou
    • Chengdu
    • Xiamen
    • Hong Kong
    • Colombo
    • Dubai
    • Beijing
    • Fukuoka
    • Moscow
    • Copenhagen
    • Stockholm
  • Direct link to this promotion

Key Details

  • Discounted 50% Award travel can be redeemed for member self or Award Nominees with THAI reservations worldwide.
  • Awards must be booked and ticketed from 1 August until 30 September 2019.
  • Travel must be completed by 31 October 2019.
  • Travel valid on ticketed flight date only. No rerouting, upgrade, or re-credit of miles is permitted.

Quick Thoughts

Keep in mind that the terms indicate to me that these tickets will be totally nonrefundable / non-changeable.

If you’re OK with that, there are some really solid deals to be had. Thai Royal Orchid Plus maintains two award charts: here’s the chart for round trip travel and here’s the chart for one-way travel (a one-way costs more than half of a round trip). Thai does add fuel surcharges, but assuming they match those on a paid ticket I would expect surcharges of $138 each way between Copenhagen or Stockholm and Bangkok (plus another ~$30 in taxes).

As you can see, when you cut those award prices in half, a trip like Copenhagen or Stockholm to Bangkok drops to 65K miles round trip or 44,500 miles one-way in business class.  While Thai Airways doesn’t have the flashiest business class in the sky, I’m personally a fan. I love the service, which even includes a free 30 minute neck and shoulder or foot massage in the business class lounge in Bangkok for departing business class passengers. Maybe it’s just that I like Thai culture, food, and orchids — but I’d be happy to take advantage of this deal if I could. Those flights from Copenhagen and Stockholm are about 10.5 hours long, which seems like a steal for 32.5K each way if booking round trip and still quite solid even if you’re paying the premium for one-way travel.

If you’re planning to travel to one of the included destinations before the end of October, this could be an easy way to tack on a trip to Bangkok without spending a ton of points. Round trip economy class travel between some of the included cities and Bangkok would be just 17,500 miles, which could also be a decent deal if you don’t mind a shorter trip in economy class but prefer not to fly the local low-cost carriers.

Overall, there are some fun deals here that might make Thai Royal Orchid Plus worth consideration if this fits your travel plans.

H/T: Loyalty Lobby

Last updated on October 1st, 2019

About Nick Reyes

Nick Reyes is a (fairly) regular guy with an animalistic passion for maximizing the value of miles and money to travel the world in comfort and style. There is little in life that he loves more than finding a fantastic deal and helping you shop smarter & harder to achieve your travel dreams.

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