British Airways Axes Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur Flights

British airways have announced the permanent end to flights to 13 long-haul destinations, including Kuala Lumpur, and the temporary suspension of flights to three destinations including Bangkok. Like most airlines, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused British Airways serious financial and logistical issues. In July the airline announced that it was retiring its entire fleet ofContinue reading “British Airways Axes Bangkok and Kuala Lumpur Flights”

Thai Airways Selling and Buying New Planes Despite Economic Woes

Recently Thai Airways put large numbers of its planes up for sale to try and help the ailing airline become more attractive for investors and more resilient for the future. The list included around 34 aircraft, the majority of which were wide-bodied planes, the heart of Thai Airlines operation. All of the airlines aging BoeingContinue reading “Thai Airways Selling and Buying New Planes Despite Economic Woes”

November Highlights

Travel News It has been an incredibly busy month for general travel news despite the general lack of travel options for most. We like to be glass half full here at Flyingdog Travel and we published our hopes for travel opening up in 2021. News of a COVID Passport being developed by IATA could beContinue reading “November Highlights”

Southeast Asia Flight Price Tracker November 2020

Travel to Southeast Asia is starting to look more promising for 2021 as Singapore and Thailand start to, tentatively, re-open their borders to travellers, generally from select countries. Last month we noticed that prices for a number of routes had started to creep up again, based on March 2021 flights. Prices in September had droppedContinue reading “Southeast Asia Flight Price Tracker November 2020”

World Travel Awards 2020 Winners

The World Travel Awards are currently announcing their winners from each continent and recently announced the Asia winners. The Grand Final Winners are announced on 27th November. In Southeast Asia Vietnam leads the way with 36 awards. Here are all of the winners in Southeast Asia. General InterContinental Hotels & Resorts – Asia’s Leading BusinessContinue reading “World Travel Awards 2020 Winners”

Thai Airways Special Flights

One-Off Buddhist Flight Thai Airways have announced a special one-off flight on 30th November which will give passengers the opportunity to chant Buddhist mantras while flying over 99 sacred sites within Thailand. The three-hour flight will head to Chon Buri and Rayong provinces before flying over the Gulf of Thailand to Surat Thani before headingContinue reading “Thai Airways Special Flights”

October South East Asia Flight Tracker

We have previously published the best flight prices for a number of UK to South East Asia Routes in our July and August Flight Monitor series of posts and our September Flight Tracker. We also featured South East Asia airlines, the effect that COVID-19 has had on them and their plans for the future inContinue reading “October South East Asia Flight Tracker”

South East Asia Travel Update

6th October 2020 We have scoured the internet, consulted with our sources and read press releases to find the latest tourism news from South East Asia. We recently published tourism updates for Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand which all have more detail on the current situation in each of those countries. We also regularly update ourContinue reading “South East Asia Travel Update”

South East Asia Flight Tracker

We have previously published the best flight prices for a number of UK to South East Asia Routes in our July and August Flight Monitor series of posts. We also featured South East Asia airlines, the effect that COVID-19 has had on them and their plans for the future in our post South East AsiaContinue reading “South East Asia Flight Tracker”

South East Asia Airlines and Covid

The pandemic has hit all airlines hard, many already had financial issues pre-COVID-19 and the pandemic has made things even worse. In this article we look at the current situation in relation to the biggest airlines based in South East Asia. Follow the link to jump to a specific airline. We have details for AirAsiaContinue reading “South East Asia Airlines and Covid”