Flights from Newcastle to Bangkok

My boyfriend and I love holidaying in Thailand, and this year we tried out the cheap flights from Newcastle to Bangkok for the first time – purely for convenience and avoiding booking the extra days of annual leave to deal with travelling in the UK before we even get to our destination.

Flying from Newcastle made a super easy beginning to the holiday. It makes so much difference just taking a quick road trip to the airport, checking in and relaxing with a drink! If you’re already in a chilled out mood for browsing the shops they have plenty of little boutiques as well as the usual suspects. Or if you’ve forgot any essentials – more my style than chic shopping-queen I have to admit! – you can nip into Boots etc. Duty-free is available of course, ready for beating the post-holiday blues for another few minutes once we’re back from beautiful Thai paradise to British ‘summer’.

This was our first time there, but there are plenty of flights from Newcastle to Bangkok leaving every week with all the packages we’ve come to expect holidaying in Thailand, and some cheaper prices compared to the London airports like Heathrow and Luton. I would definitely recommend checking out the offers available when you’re planning your break to Thailand – and based on the amazing holidays we’ve had over the years of course I have to recommend to everyone trying out Bangkok and the stunning Thai beaches and southern islands at least once in your lifetime! You can find some pretty affordable Bangkok hotels that put you right next to the ocean so you can make the most of your time there.

The airport itself is just outside Newcastle, in Woolsington, so it’s an easy drive up the A1/A696, or you can hop on local transport if you haven’t managed to persuade friends or family to drop you off by then. The usual Tyne and Wear Metro, or coaches out of Newcastle or Sunderland work just fine – it’s around 20 minutes out from Newcastle and an hour if you’re hailing from slightly further afield, around Sunderland. We were lucky/smart enough with bribing my boyfriend’s Dad to drop us off, and the drop off/pick up area made it painless.

We checked in without the usual huge queues and stress of navigating a multi-terminal airport. It was great to relax with drinks and get in the holiday mood before even boarding.

I had a sneak peek at the executive class lounge for BA, which looked even more swanky and comfortable – so we might make a little extra time to relax at Newcastle before next year’s break. Even without the first class treatment this time I was really impressed by the easy experience at this impressive airport. The location out at Woolsington is just right, and there’s everything on offer as we expected. The staff who we interacted with were friendly and knew what they were doing – it’s nice to speak to someone alert and who knows you just want to get on your way as quickly and painlessly as possible! When we’re booking up again we’ll be looking for our flights from Newcastle based on this experience.

UK flights to the USA via Dublin from £179 each way including taxes and charges

UK flights to the USA via Dublin from £179 each way including taxes and charges

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Travel: until 31 March ’12

UK flights to the USA via Dublin from £179 each way including taxes and charges

Jetstar Boxing Day special offers

Jetstar's Boxing Day Sale

Jetstar sale on now on until midnight (23:59 AEDT) Tuesday 28 December 2011, unless sold out prior. Sale may be extended.

Some sample fares include:

Darwin – Denpasar (Bali) 1 May – 19 Jun 2012 $99
Melbourne (Tullamarine) – Christchurch 1 May – 19 Jun 2012 $109
Gold Coast – Christchurch 1 May – 19 Jun 2012 $109
Sydney – Christchurch 1 May – 19 Jun 2012 $109
Melbourne (Tullamarine) – Auckland 1 May – 19 Jun 2012 $119
Gold Coast – Auckland 1 May – 19 Jun 2012 $119
Sydney – Auckland 1 May – 19 Jun 2012 $119
Perth – Jakarta 1 May – 26 Jun 2012 $129
Darwin – Manila 1 May – 19 Jun 2012 $129
Perth – Denpasar (Bali) 1 May – 26 Jun 2012 $149
Darwin – Singapore 1 May – 19 Jun 2012 $149
Cairns – Auckland 1 May – 19 Jun 2012 $159
Melbourne (Tullamarine) – Queenstown 1 May – 19 Jun 2012 $159
Sydney – Queenstown 1 May – 19 Jun 2012 $159
Sydney – Nandi 1 May – 26 Jun 2012 $169
Perth – Singapore 1 May – 26 Jun 2012 $179
Cairns – Osaka 9 May – 19 Jun 2012 $229
Cairns – Singapore 1 May – 19 Jun 2012 $239
Perth – Phuket 1 May – 26 Jun 2012 $248
Perth – Ho Chi Minh City 1 May – 26 Jun 2012 $248
Melbourne (Tullamarine) – Bangkok 1 May – 26 Jun 2012 $249
Melbourne (Tullamarine) – Singapore 1 May – 26 Jun 2012 $249
Cairns – Tokyo (Narita) 9 May – 19 Jun 2012 $249
Perth – Bangkok 1 May – 26 Jun 2012 $264
Gold Coast – Osaka 9 May – 19 Jun 2012 $269
Gold Coast – Tokyo (Narita) 9 May – 19 Jun 2012 $269
Melbourne (Tullamarine) – Kuala Lumpur 1 May – 26 Jun 2012 $288
Perth – Hong Kong 1 May – 26 Jun 2012 $295
Melbourne (Tullamarine) – Denpasar (Bali) 1 May – 26 Jun 2012 $299
Sydney – Denpasar (Bali) 1 May – 26 Jun 2012 $299
Brisbane – Singapore 1 May – 19 Jun 2012 $317
Melbourne (Tullamarine) – Phuket 1 May – 26 Jun 2012 $318
Melbourne (Tullamarine) – Ho Chi Minh City 1 May – 26 Jun 2012 $318
Sydney – Phuket 1 May – 26 Jun 2012 $319
Sydney – Osaka 9 May – 19 Jun 2012 $319
Melbourne (Tullamarine) – Osaka 9 May – 19 Jun 2012 $341
Melbourne (Tullamarine) – Manila 1 May – 26 Jun 2012 $357
Sydney – Honolulu 1 May – 26 Jun 2012 $359
Melbourne (Tullamarine) – Tokyo (Narita) 9 May – 19 Jun 2012 $361
Melbourne (Tullamarine) – Beijing 1 May – 26 Jun 2012 $398
Brisbane – Honolulu 1 May – 19 Jun 2012 $430
Melbourne (Tullamarine) – Honolulu 1 May – 26 Jun 2012 $431

Fares in $AUD for JetSaver Light tickets (no checked baggage allowance).

Jetstar’s Boxing Day Sale

Happy Holidays: Australia to Asia deals from AirAsia

Happy Holidays: Australia to Asia deals from AirAsia

AirAsia holiday sale is on now, offering flights from Australia to Asia for travel from 1 Apr – 30 Jun 2012.

Fly from Darwin
Bali One way from AU$120

Fly from Perth
Bali (Direct) One way from AU$140
Singapore One way from AU$239
Ho Chi Minh City One way from AU$279
Osaka One way from AU$319

Fly from Gold Coast
Singapore One way from AU$239
Phuket One way from AU$259
Ho Chi Minh City One way from AU$269
Hong Kong One way from AU$299

Fly from Melbourne
Phuket One way from AU$289
Bangkok One way from AU$309
Macau One way from AU$319
Hangzhou (Shanghai) One way from AU$349

Book now till 2 Jan 2012
Travel from 1 Apr – 30 Jun 2012

Happy Holidays: Australia to Asia deals from AirAsia

Aer Lingus: UK to the USA from £199

Aer Lingus: UK to the USA from £199

Aer Lingus: UK to the USA from £199

Fly from the UK to the USA via Dublin with Aer Lingus. Cheap flights are available from a selection of UK airports to New York, Boston, Chicago and Orlando.

New York Boston Chicago Orlando
Heathrow & Gatwick £199 £199 £219 £229
Aberdeen £199
Birmingham £199 £199 £219 £229
Bristol £199 £199 £219 £229
Cardiff £199
Edinburgh £199 £199 £219 £229
Glasgow £199 £199 £219 £229
Manchester £199 £199 £219 £229

Travel: 15 November ’11 – 31 March ’12
Book by: 17th November ‘11

USA fares are each way including taxes and charges, to be bought as a return trip and to include Saturday night stay. Weekend supplement applies.

Aer Lingus: UK to the USA from £199

AirAsia – Perth to London from $589 AUD

AirAsia - The world on sale

AirAsia world on sale is offering flights from Australia to Asia And London.

Fly-thru from Perth to:
Bangkok $329 AUD
Ho Chi Minh City $329 AUD
Osaka $409 AUD
London (Gatwick) $589 AUD

Fly-thru from Gold Coast to:
Phuket $369 AUD
Bali $389 AUD
Bangkok $399 AUD
Ho Chi Minh City $399 AUD

Fly-thru from Melbourne to:
Phuket $389 AUD
Bangkok $399 AUD
Ho Chi Minh City $399 AUD
Taipei $459 AUD

Book now till 30 Sep 2011
Travel from 3 May – 27 Oct 2012

AirAsia – The world on sale

AirAsia – The world on sale

AirAsia - The world on sale

AirAsia world on sale is now on. Fly from Australia to Bali And Kuala Lumpur and beyond on the AirAsia network.

Fly to Bali
Perth From AU$ one way 140
Darwin From AU$ one way 96

Fly to Kuala Lumpur
Perth From AU$ one way 249
Gold Coast From AU$ one way 299
Melbourne From AU$ one way 319

Booking period: 21 – 25 Sep 2011
Travel period: 3 May – 27 Oct 2012

AirAsia – The world on sale

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View from La Petite Fleur, a Luxury Villa in St. Lucia, Caribbean
[View from La Petite Fleur, a Luxury Villa in St. Lucia, Caribbean]

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By James Eder