In order to get the cheapest flights to Thailand from London, you'll have to plan ahead. With the increase in Asian budget airlines (like Air Asia and Tiger Airways) flying the route, there is more competition than ever - driving prices down and offering some real bargains to anyone who knows where to find them. However, there has also been a surge in demand by British holiday makers, who are increasingly abandoning the traditional ways of booking their vacations through a travel agent and hunting down the bargains themselves. You'll therefore need to follow these tips if you want the cheapest flights...
- Book as soon as you can. Flights that are booked in advance are often half the price of flights that are snapped up at the last minute. Most airlines don't have sales or offer discounts, so in general tickets are at their cheapest just after they have been released (usually 12 months in advance of the departure date), and increase in price until they reach their most expensive right before the gates close for departure.
- When it comes to flights, always always shop around. It's not unusual to find that some airlines are 300% cheaper than others - and if you haven't compared your options you could end up paying over the odds.
- Try to be flexible in terms on which London airport you fly out of. Entering LON (the city code for London) into the search box will give you the prices of flights to Thailand from all London airports.