Asia Forums

Start a new topic Change Forum
Advanced search

Trip Report Bangkok holidays...AGAIN...

Jump to last reply

I'm packing today, packing warm weather clothes, for a 5th-year-in-a-row trip to Thailand for the holidays. This time I get almost THREE WEEKS.... yippee!!! After this many years, we've now established some very nice traditions. I so look forward to all of it yet again!

DH, DS and I will travel on different days but the same flight itineraries. That is a story all unto itself!! Every one of our itineraries have changed in the last 24 hours, changed, thank goodness, to BETTER routes and travel times. DH and I originally were going via Shanghai (where you have to reclaim and recheck luggage plus clear immigration/security... and on and on). With a 2.5 hour layover, it was beginning to sound tooooooo hairy for us old folks!! Now we go through Narita instead! Whew! We have 1 hr 15 min layover, and then will catch Thai first class onward to Bangkok.

DS's itinerary has changed from an 8-hour layover upon arrival at Narita, which would be needed in order to transfer to Haneda airport. DS is now also doing the 1 hour 15 min layover in NRT and then hopping on Thai (first class) onward to Bangkok.

I'm thrilled to get these changes in place, and there were no fees to do it (we are 1K and platinum with UA). It was very easy to accomplish the changes on line!!! Thank you UA.

So, now I'm packing and will head to Chicago tomorrow, on Amtrak, sleeping at a hotel near OHare, and flying on Monday! Taking Amtrak is something I've not done in a long time. I usually drive and do a park/sleep/fly and then fly off to parts unknown the next day. DH has the responsibility of the park/sleep/fly this time, as he is coming to Bangkok about 5 days later.

We are booked into the Adelphi on soi 8 for the entire trip, but will be gone on a couple of short term trips: one night in Ban Bueng on Christmas Eve, and two nights at Marriott Pattaya for the New Year (free with points).

I really have no idea if other fodorites will be in Bangkok at the same time. If you are planning and holiday trip, and if our schedules just happen to merge, I would love to do a GTG and put more names and faces together. Just let me know, on this thread, and we shall see what we can do.

Back to my packing!

Carol

70 Replies |Back to top

| Add a Reply

Sign in to comment.

Recent Activity

  • Announcement:
  • Writers Needed for Japan
    by Emily_D Fodor's Editor | Posted on Mar 26, 15 at 02:38 PM
View all Asia activity »
  1. 1 Hong Kong....How hideous is the flight????
  2. 2 Beijing Yashou Market Closure
  3. 3 River tours in China - please share your experiences
  4. 4 To Nikko or not to Nikko: That is the Question?
  5. 5 Bringing vitamins to Japan - ok in ziploc baggies?
  6. 6 Thailand, Cambodia and Laos
  7. 7 Trip Report Three Weeks in Thailand
  8. 8 Is 7 days too long in Hong Kong
  9. 9 5 and a half full days in Tokyo. Should I consider visiting Kyoto?
  10. 10 Trip Report S E Asia part of our Round the World Trip
  11. 11 Writers Needed for Japan
  12. 12 Favorite guide books for Japan and other advice for planning?
  13. 13 17 Day Itinerary
  14. 14 11 hour NRT Tokyo Layover…Asakusa or Narita Town?
  15. 15 Bali Help
  16. 16 Help Needed for Ambitious 22 day trip Bali and SE ASIA for Mom and Son
  17. 17 Chiang Mai to the Beach
  18. 18 6 days in HK with husband and 6 yr old son-would love recs
  19. 19 Help with Burma Itinerary
  20. 20 Inida- scenic places, national parks, where to go?
  21. 21 Trip Report Anantara Riverside Bangkok
  22. 22 National Parks - which to choose
  23. 23 Smoke-Free Restaurants in Kanazawa
  24. 24 27 days in Indonesia - itinerary help!
  25. 25 Trip Report On the Road in Beautiful Sri Lanka
View next 25 » Back to the top