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Thailand based Dusit Hotels are running a status match promotion targeted to flyers holding Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus Premier status to receive the hotel chains top tier ‘Gold Elite’ status.

Dusit Match InvitationFor our readers who live in Thailand or travel with Bangkok Airways frequently this might be an interesting promotion as the benefits of Dusit Gold are pretty good. [click to continue…]

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Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus is having their twice yearly 50% off award sale for flights between October 20 and November 30, 2014, that are booked October 15 and November 25.

Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus 50 Percent Discount Fall 2014

The discount applies for one-way or return flights and both economy and business class. The fees on international flights can be rather high due to the YQ’s (fuel surcharges) that the airline charges. [click to continue…]

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Bangkok Airways is about to launch their twice yearly 50% off FlyerBonus award sale on all Bangkok Airways routes except Chiang Mai to Koh Samui. You can access Bangkok Airways web page for this offer here.

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This offer is valid for bookings made from May 15 to July 10, for travel between May 20 and July 15, 2013. Note that you need to make your award reservation and ticket it at least 5 days before of the scheduled flight. [click to continue…]

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Bangkok Airways has a new bonus offer in 2013 to celebrate the airlines 45th anniversary. You will not only get double points for all the flights taken in your birth month but also 45 bonus points for a flight taken in your birthday! You can read more about this offer here.

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I have written about Bangkok Airways previously. If you travel around Thailand and especially to/from Koh Samui (they happen to own the airport there), it is very difficult to avoid Bangkok Airways. They also have a half price award sale once or twice a year that is good deal for domestic flights (no fuel surcharges). [click to continue…]

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Bangkok Airways is again offering all their routes at 50% off during this fall award sale. The booking window for this offer is October 15 to November 25, 2012 for travel between November 1 and November 31, 2012. This discount applies both one-way and return flights. You can access this offer using this link.

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Bangkok Airways had a similar sale this past spring. I purchased one Bangkok to Koh Samui award during that sale and only paid 750 THB in taxes/fees. The airport tax was 100 THB and Bangkok Airways award redemption charge 650 THB. The regular one-way fare on this route is $100 to $150.

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Although they advertise this discount to be available in all of their flights, they do have one excluded route Chiang May to Koh Samui.

Most of the domestic destinations are quite cheap due to competition from Thai Airways and AirAsia. The Koh Samui is different, however, as the Bangkok Airways owns the airport. The only domestic destination that I have redeemed FlyerBonus points is Koh Samui

One interesting route is from Bangkok to Yangon that is available for 75 points. I bought a walk up fare on this route in September about an hour before departure and paid $246. Expect to pay $30 to $40 in taxes/fees, if you decide to redeem for BKK-RGN.

Conclusion

It is easy to earn Bangkok Airways FlyerBonus points. You get 15 points for singing up, 15 points birthday bonus every year, often you get a survey after your flight for 10 points, and you earn points for the flights as well.

I couldn’t find it from the terms and conditions, but you need to redeem the award at least 5 days before the scheduled departure time. This is based on my experience in June for Bangkok to Koh Samui award booking.

Here are the terms and conditions of this offer:

  • The 50% discount is only applicable for online redemptions booked through bangkokair.com/flyerbonus between October 15 and November 25, 2012.
  • The valid travel period is between November 1 and November 30, 2012. Ticket validity extensions are not permitted in any case.
  • The 50% discount is applicable for both one-way and round-trip online award redemptions.
  • The 50% discount is applicable for all FlyerBonus Members and their Family & Friend nominees.
  • The 50% discount is applicable only on the number of points required for an award ticket. Taxes and fees are charged separately and are not subject to any discount.
  • Not valid with any other discount and promotion.
  • All ticket redemptions are subject to seat availability at the time of booking.
  • Award Tickets must be issued within 5 days of the redemption date. If award tickets are not issued and/or any payment not completed within the allotted time limit provided on confirmation, the reservation(s) will be automatically cancelled.
  • Cancellation on airline award redemptions and point re-depositing are not allowed
  • Unless otherwise stated above, other Terms and Conditions of FlyerBonus apply
  • Bangkok Airways reserves the right to change any conditions without prior notice
  • The 50% discount is applicable to all participating destinations.
  • Non reroutable and Flight Date change is NOT permitted(No reservation change).
  • Award redemption and award booking must be completed online at least 5 days before the date of travel. Open dated tickets are not permitted.