It doesn’t matter whether you are going to Thailand for 6 days or 6 months; getting the most out of your trip starts long before you reach the departure lounge.
Once you’ve decided on Thailand as a destination, the next decision is who to fly with. It’s worth comparing a few airlines and not just on price alone. The cheapest flight might not be the one with the most legroom or the best in-flight entertainment. That may not be a consideration on a short-haul flight, but if you’re flying from Western Europe a direct flight will be approximately 11 hours. It really is worth shopping around and booking as far in advance as possible to secure the best available deals. Many airlines offer an enhanced economy service which provides larger seats and more legroom than standard economy. For instance, Eva Air offer a Premium Economy seat which can represent good value if booked far enough in advance.
Indirect flights present the opportunity to break up the journey. Emirates fly from London-Bangkok via Dubai and the opulent surroundings of Dubai airport give you a chance to freshen up and enjoy some high-class shopping before continuing your journey.