expired Qantas from Perth to Bangkok from $384 Return (Nov-Dec) @ Flight Scout

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Mistake Fare?

We've been keeping an eye out for dream deals like this - get it while it lasts - this is currently on the Qantas site at 606ish (https://www.qantas.com/au/en/flight-deals/international/flig...), and if you click through this site has it for the price of a Scoot flight!

Only found Nov 8 to Dec 5 so far, but get in while you can. Status credits as well. Only catch seems to be the non-direct and the last leg is Jetstar Asia, but if you're booking through Qantas you'll get luggage.

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  • +2 votes

    Partly operated by Jetstar Asia

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    No longer appearing on Skyscanner for the dates listed, or apparently surroudning dates, are there any other dates that you found?

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    Good deal….seems to be the new normal. I had the 'aunt betty' deal wilt Malaysia airlines for 360 a couple of months ago….was with stopover though.

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    yes it is pretty good, i hope they keep using the a330s and not revert back to the 737s on the Perth to SG route. I can confirm its currently on the A330s. If it went back to 737s, perth people know that scoot is a better choice.

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    Is Thailand a good place to go if you don't speak the language?

    I stopped over there on the way to my destination and back. It looked like a very inviting country.

    Their BKK airport was massive though. To catch my connecting flight I had to walk 4-5 KMs. The airport is that big. Then catch a bus that ferries passengers to the plane. Of course you can't fit all of a plane's passengers in one bus so we had to wait for the bus to return. If we didn't have a staff guiding us (one of our passengers required a wheelchair), we would have missed our connecting flight.

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      With the amount of tourists visiting Thailand every year, including our fellow Aussies.. what makes you think its not going to be a good place if you dont speak the language?

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        You can’t expect every Thai to speak English. At the airport, several of the airport staff we dealt with didn’t speak English, and that’s an airport where people from all around the world gather. You’re expected to deal with people who don’t speak your native language there.

        what makes you think its not going to be a good place if you dont speak the language?

        I’m going to be lost if I can’t speak to anyone.

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          You should never expect all of them to speak English anyway. And yes you are expected to deal with their native language.. its their country after all.

          As a considerate tourist you need to learn some of their basic words, bring a translator app, or have some picture cues for you to communicate to them… instead of expecting them to learn your language. There are many ways to help us communicate in these days and age. Unless those are too hard for you then you might as well stick to English speaking countries.

          And when it comes to scamming, heck even in Europe where majorities speak English, the pickpocketting is more rampant there. Its all about being a smart tourist.

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          @John:

          You should never expect all of them to speak English anyway. And yes you are expected to deal with their native language.. its their country after all.

          That much is expected. But most popular tourist sites have dual language for every notice and sign, with their native language and english. Same is true of airports.

          instead of expecting them to learn your language.

          I never said anything about expecting them to learn my language.

          My options:

          • Go with no understanding of their language, and hope they know enough english already, in tandem with hand gestures to function. This was how I got through the airport. We spoke english to the staff, they spoke Thai to us. Universal hand gestures filled in the rest.
          • Don't go.

          There is that third option you suggested, which is to learn some functional Thai, but that is not an option I will consider, beyond very basic things like greetings, thank you, and "do you speak english?". Learning to read is out of the question. And if you can't even read (especially prices), that's when they can sell you anything.

          And when it comes to scamming, heck even in Europe where majorities speak English, the pickpocketting is more rampant there. Its all about being a smart tourist.

          I'm not referring to pick pocketing. Pick pocketing isn't scamming, it's theft. That can happen anywhere, including at home.

          Scamming is when you pretend to be helpful but you're not. Theft is taking something when the owner isn't looking. Sometimes the two work in tandem. I'm more concerned about friendly people being deceitful than losing my stuff.

          An example of scamming is taxi drivers overcharging you because you don't know how much is a fair price to go where you're going. When they know you don't know their ways and they sell you things you don't need, or don't give you things you do need, or they take the scenic route if it's transport. Since you don't know better, you're just going to go with it. Maybe there is a cheaper way to do something or go somewhere and they don't tell you about it because they make more money their way. This happens at home also, but at least you can question them if you think they're dodgy.

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          @lostn: Jesus just stay home. It sounds like the most visited city in the entire world is too overwhelming for you.

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          @SyntaxTerror:

          I was gauging to see how manageable it was. Some people say it's easy, other say hardly anyone speaks english.

          If it's too much work, there are plenty of other places I can go to instead.

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          @lostn: I get your point. But given so many people have successfully travel there and returned home having a blast.. regardless of them speaking Thais. This should be enough information to answer your initial question.

          I've never been to Thai. But not speaking their language would not be my concern at all. Nor was it my concern when I went to Japan or Taiwan. With enough research and diligence, you can always have fun holidaying to most places without speaking the local language. In fact I find the researching of the place, language and culture to be half of the fun of my holiday

          FYI, even when I was in Bali, where I even speak the local language. I still got scammed. A few times in fact. Speaking the language does not give u better chance of avoiding the scam.. research and diligence does.

          My point is….. language is not the problem.

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          It's easy. Many Thais speak a small amount of English, enough to figure things out anyway, especially in the areas that you're likely to go. Many things are signposted in English as well, again especially in the areas that you're likely to go.

          Thailand is one of the easiest countries in the area to get around without any knowledge of the local language.

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      I think it's more enjoyable if you go to places that don't speak your language.

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        For some people that would be true, but I’m the kind that can stress easily in unfamiliar situations. If I can communicate I’ll be fine.

        Not speaking the language makes it easier for you to get scammed by “helpful” locals also. They love to pick on tourists. They’re a ripe target because they don’t know anything about local customs, and they’re usually loaded.

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      In the city you will find enough people that know the language, in the villages you may struggle. I had a flat scooter tyre up one of the mountains in koh samui, on a Buddhist holiday. Yeah that was fun, at least I was pushing it down hill.

      A friendly local ended up helping with his Ute, we loaded it up. He didn't speak any english.

      I also had a flat car battery in loei (this place is so beautiful) that screwed up the anti theft system when we tried to jump start it. Hotel staff waited hours with me and called a mechanic on a holiday he showed up. Fixed the car, he didn't even want to charge me.

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    Ok, So using this deal, for $384 you can get a flight with a 16 hour long stop over, and for $500 you can get flights with a short stop over. Using Thai Air you can get direct flights for $651. Not sure if the fare is a mistake, but it seems a reasonable trade off.

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    Come to CHINA - we all speak fluent English.

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      What fare are you offering to go to China?

      (I’m trying to remember which airport I have to fly into to get to my friends.)

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      not when I went…a starbucks worker at a tourist trap didn't even know what milk was. NO ONE spoke English

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