ZUJI / Thai Airways Question

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  1. TravelCheap

    TravelCheap Junior Member

    Mar 13, 2007
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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
     

  2. simongr

    simongr Enthusiast

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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...
     
  3. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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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).
     
  4. TravelCheap

    TravelCheap Junior Member

    Mar 13, 2007
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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
     
  5. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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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 ;)
     
  6. TravelCheap

    TravelCheap Junior Member

    Mar 13, 2007
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    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)
     
  7. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

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

    ygpm
     
  8. TravelCheap

    TravelCheap Junior Member

    Mar 13, 2007
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    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)
     
  9. Kiwi Flyer

    Kiwi Flyer Senior Member

    Sep 24, 2004
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    Lots of online TAs, or book at the airline websites, or if all too hard use a regular TA.
     
  10. oz_mark

    oz_mark Enthusiast

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    Flight Map:
    View my flight map
    expedia (.com.au) allows some view of seat availibility. Probably won't give you anything cheaper though.
     
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