Air Travel Forums

Post New Topic

Recent Activity

View all Air Travel activity »
  1. 1 International flights to Uganda
  2. 2 "Bait and Switch" and KLM
  3. 3 Laguardia hassle?
  4. 4 Last minute required change cost us $4,000
  5. 5 U.S Passport Photos-- Okay to Smile?
  6. 6 Consolidators for Biz Class Seats
  7. 7 Aiports in Paris
  8. 8 Questions about reclaiming FF miles
  9. 9 Transfer between Terminal 4 and Terminal 5 at LHR
  10. 10 Same ticket, Rome to JFK via Alitalia then Delta, baggage?
  11. 11 Website to indicate number of seats sold?
  12. 12 Parking at JFK
  13. 13 Help with Delta terminal in Atlanta
  14. 14 Sky Airlines - buying tickets from USA over internet!
  15. 15
  16. 16 Can I clear customs and make my connections at YYZ and BOS?
  17. 17 Flying Tokyo-YYZ in economy- direct or break it up in YVR?
  18. 18 Flying from Tokyo (NRT or HND) to San Francisco (SFO or SJC). Options?
  19. 19 Is Bravofly A Scam?
  20. 20 Getting wedding clothes from here to there
  21. 21 Transit Visa in Heathrow Terminal 5
  22. 22 Frankfurt connections Lufthansa to United
  23. 23 Frustrated w/ 1 qt bag limit
  24. 24 SEA to Gran Canaria on Separate Tickets
  25. 25 PHL-CDG airline change with checked bags (less than 2 hrs) HELP!!!
View next 25 » Back to the top

Best Airlines to Bangkok (From US: either Chicago or NYC areas)

Jump to last reply

I'm taking my first trip to Thailand in January (yay!) and I'll be departing from the NYC area while my travel partner will be coming from the midwest/Chicago area. We'd like to join up and fly the long flight(s) together which will mean one of us adding an additional leg to get to NYC or Chicago.

Any advice on which airlines to target for the most comfortable trip? I see Cathay Pacific offers several options out of Chicago (connecting Hong Kong), in some cases with a very long layover in HK (10-12 hours). Is this enough time to leave the airport and do a whirlwind city tour?

There's also a Lufthansa option which would "offer" a 12-hour layover in Frankfurt on the way out and break the flights into two more manageable lengths (again, same question, can we leave and see some of the city)?

And Japan Airlines offers well-timed flights from JFK to BKK via Tokyo (JFK to HND leg operated by American).

In general, which airlines do you prefer for a US to BKK flight? I'm guessing that decent food, entertainment options and comfortable seats (economy), could make a difference on such long flights (I've never flown further than Europe so I'm a little apprehensive about a 17-hour flight). Of course I want the best price, but I'm not willing to fly a crappy airline or bad route just to save a couple hundred dollars (and conversely, I'll pay a bit more for a good airline with more comfortable economy section). Any advice or additional factors to consider are much appreciated. I'll cross-post on the Asia forum.

4 Replies |Back to top

Sign in to comment.