ZUJI / Thai Airways Question

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I'm looking for the cheapest business seats AKL-LHR in Sept and the best on offer is from Thai. But by looking at Seat Guru I see that Thai don't have lie-flat seats on all their planes, just some. And I can't tell on Zuji which plane the Thai flight is operating. Or have I missed something? Anyone know how I can do this (determine the type of aircraft) thru Zuji? I'd hate to buy the tickets and then find I've paid business price for a comfier upright seat.
And also: can I grab a seat allocation when I buy thru Zuji? Until i looked at SeatGuru and SeatExpert i had no idea there were "lesser" seats in business - but now that i know i don't want one!!::D
 

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Do you know the flight numbers? ON expertflyer I can check the aircraft type which could indicate which config they might have - although that is not 100% if they have different configs on teh same aircaft type...
 

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Hmm zuji should indicate a/c type. Failing that make a dummy booking on TG website. If you make the dummy booking in F you can see if the a/c is a refurbished one or not by the seatmap. But note a/c substitutions can occur often on TG.

TG AKL-BKK is always A340 (so new seats).
 

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'ere ya go!

Flight: Thai Airways Intl Ltd flight 990 / 910 - 1 Stop - Change planes in Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)
Depart: Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) Fri, 21 Sep 3:15pm Conditions
Arrive: London Heathrow, UK (LHR) Sat, 22 Sep 7:15am
Total travel time: 27hrs 0min
Next day arrival


Flight: Thai Airways Intl Ltd flight 917 / 989 - 1 Stop - Change planes in Bangkok, Thailand (BKK)
Depart: London Heathrow, UK (LHR) Fri, 05 Oct 9:30pm
Arrive: Auckland, New Zealand (AKL) Sun, 07 Oct 12:40pm
Total travel time: 27hrs 10min
Arrival on 07 Oct
 

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From thaiair.com the seat map looks to be refitted 747 (= good seats).

Let me know if you end up booking the outbound flights as listed above ;)
 
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Kiwi Flyer said:
From thaiair.com the seat map looks to be refitted 747 (= good seats).

Let me know if you end up booking the outbound flights as listed above ;)


Thanks for that! No, I won't be actually since I'm going to stopover in Thailand for a week's R&R. According to Zuiji I can do that if I phone them (d'oh - they should tell me what the plane is!). I really wanted to stop in Singapore but no-one seems to fly LHR-AKL thru there. I don't think I could bear stopping in Thailand/Malaysia, flying to Singapore, and then back again to resume the flight to AKL. Not with a 5y.o.:cool:

(Note to self: must buy shares in Qantas & Singapore Airlines since they don't seem to discount/have available seats ... so must be doing well)
 

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TravelCheap said:
Thanks for that! No, I won't be actually since I'm going to stopover in Thailand for a week's R&R. According to Zuiji I can do that if I phone them (d'oh - they should tell me what the plane is!). I really wanted to stop in Singapore but no-one seems to fly LHR-AKL thru there. I don't think I could bear stopping in Thailand/Malaysia, flying to Singapore, and then back again to resume the flight to AKL. Not with a 5y.o.:cool:

(Note to self: must buy shares in Qantas & Singapore Airlines since they don't seem to discount/have available seats ... so must be doing well)

SQ flies AKL-SIN-LHR vv
BA/QF flies AKL-SYD-SIN-LHR vv (AKL-SYD on QF)

ygpm
 

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Kiwi Flyer said:
SQ flies AKL-SIN-LHR vv
BA/QF flies AKL-SYD-SIN-LHR vv (AKL-SYD on QF)

ygpm


Yeah, but I can't seem to find any cheap seats. (Any alternatives to Zuji? I tried Travelocity but they return to home page everytime I select a flight and click on 'book'. I presume they want me to use their Australasian subsidiary Zuji)
 

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Lots of online TAs, or book at the airline websites, or if all too hard use a regular TA.
 

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expedia (.com.au) allows some view of seat availibility. Probably won't give you anything cheaper though.
 
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