Skip to flight searchSkip to main content
Airline banner image
Thai Airways logo inside white rounded rectangle container

Search & book flights with Thai Airways

Instant booking confirmation
Cancellation Protection available
Expert customer service

Buy Thai Airways Flights with Alternative Airlines

THAI Airways is the flag carrier of Thailand and is headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand. The airlines' hub airport is Suvarnabhumi Airport and has codeshare agreements with many airlines including Aer Lingus, Air Austral, Bangkok Airways, China Airlines, Emirates, Gulf AirGaruda Indonesia, Japan Airlines, Myanmar Airways International, Scandinavian Airlines and many others.

Did you know? Searching for THAI Airways flights through Alternative Airlines means you can book your flights today and pay later using one of the many flexible Buy Now Pay Later options at checkout. Take a look at our guide on paying later for THAI Airways flights for more information! Additionally, if you're looking for one-way flights to Thailand, we can help!

Baggage Policy

If you're flying with Thai Airways, you will need to follow the different rules around carry-on and checked baggage allowances. These will vary depending on the route you're flying and the cabin class you're flying in.

Carry-on Baggage

All passengers:

All passengers are permitted 1 piece of carry-on baggage weighing no more than 7kg (15 lbs) and not exceeding the dimensions of 56 x 45 x 25 cm (22 x 18 x 10 inches). Please note that these dimensions must also include the carry-on bag's wheels, handles and side pockets.

Carry-on baggage must be placed underneath the seat in front of you or in the overhead lockers.

Passengers can also take one handbag/wallet/purse alongside the carry-on baggage. This mustn't exceed dimensions of 37.5 x 25 x 12.5 cm (15 x 10 x 5 inches). It also cannot weigh more than 1.5kg (3.3 lbs).

Other unique items are permitted onboard including walking sticks or crutches for elderly passengers, sick passengers and handicapped passengers, as well as infant food.

Business Class, First Class and Star Alliance Gold Status passengers:

If you are travelling in Business Class or First Class, or you're a Star Alliance Gold Status member, you are allowed 2 pieces of carry-on baggage for your flight with Thai Airways. Dimension and weight restrictions above apply.

Checked Baggage

The free checked baggage allowances vary depending on your flight route and your cabin class.

Domestic Flights

Royal Silk Class:
Up to 40kg (88 lbs)

Premium Economy Class: Up to 30kg (66 lbs)

Economy Class: 20-30kg (44-66 lbs)

Infant not occupying a seat: Up to 10kg (22 lbs)

Royal Orchid Plus Silver Member: +10kg (22 lbs)

Royal Orchid Plus & Star Alliance Gold Members: +20kg (44 lbs)

Royal Orchid Platinum Member: +30kg (66 lbs)

Flights between Europe, Africa, Asia, Middle East, Australia and New Zealand:

Royal First Class:
Up to 50kg (110 lbs)

Royal Silk Class: Up to 40kg (88 lbs)

Premium Economy Class: Up to 40kg (88 lbs)

Economy Class: 20-35kg (44-77 lbs)

Infant not occupying a seat: Up to 10kg (22 lbs)

Royal Orchid Plus Silver Member: +10kg (22 lbs)

Royal Orchid Plus & Star Alliance Gold Members: +20kg (44 lbs)

Royal Orchid Platinum Member: +30kg (66 lbs)

Flights to/from USA and Canada:

Royal First Class and Royal Silk Class Passengers:
2 pieces of checked baggage each weighing no more than 32kg (70 lbs) and not exceeding linear dimensions of 158cm (62 inches).

Economy Class: 2 pieces of checked baggage each weighing no more than 23kg (50 lbs) and not exceeding linear dimensions of 158cm (62 inches).

Infant not occupying a seat: 1 piece of checked baggage weighing no more than 23kg (50 lbs) and not exceeding linear dimensions of 115cm (45 inches).


With Thai Airways, you can check in online or at the airport.

Online Check-In

Online check-in is available for both domestic and international flights with Thai Airways. Online check-in will open 24 hours up until 1 hour before your flight is scheduled to depart. You can check in online for your Thai Airways flight on the official Thai Airways check-in page.

Airport Check-In

If you want to check in at the airport, you can do so at the self-service kiosks or at the check-in counters.

For domestic flights, check-in counters will open from 3 hours up until 40 minutes before the scheduled flight departure time. Boarding gates will be open from 90 minutes up until 10 minutes before departure.

For international flights, check-in counters will open from 3 hours up until 30 minutes before takeoff. Boarding gates will be open from 1 hour up until 10 minutes before departure.

Cabin Classes

Thai Airways has 4 types of cabin classes - Economy, Premium Economy, Business (Royal Silk) and First (Royal First).

Economy Class

You'll be welcomed on board your Thai Airways flight with exceptional Thai hospitality.

Economy Facilities

Once on board, you'll be able to browse through hundreds of films an TV programs on your own personal in-flight entertainment screen. There's even access to WI-FI on Air A330-300 and A390-800 flights for an additional fee.

What are PIA Economy seats like?

Recline in the airline's plush wide seats with some of the most generous legroom in the sky

Premium Economy

Thai Airways' Premium Economy class is called 'Economy Plus'. With Economy Plus, passengers get to experience extra comfort and privacy compared to Economy Class. This cabin class is only available for flights between Bangkok, London and Frankfurt.

Premium Economy Facilities

Middle seats are blocked to allow extra room and comfort throughout the flight. Passengers have access to priority check-in and baggage tagging. There is an extra 5kg baggage allowance. Passengers also receive special access to the Thai Airways Business Class reception area at Suvarnabhumi Airport. Meal options are similar to those in Business Class.

Business Class

Thai Airways' Royal Silk Business Class provides you with a smooth and elegant journey inspired by the rich Thai culture and heritage.

Business Class Facilities

Once on board your flight, you'll be served with a sparkling champagne, tropical juice or signature cocktail and you'll have the chance to scroll through hundreds of hours of film and TV on your personal 15 to 16 inch touch screens.

What are Business Class seats like?

The Thai Airways Business Class seats on A380s, Boeing 777 and 787s allow the airline's Business Class passengers to rest peacefully in a 180 degree fully lie-flat bed. Other aircraft offer angled seating between 160 to 170 degrees.

First Class

In Royal First Class, passengers can expect a flight experience like no other.

First Class Facilities

If you're departing from Suvarnabhumi Airport with a Royal First Class ticket, you will get curbside drop off and porter assistance with your luggage all the way to the Royal First Class check-in counters.

After you get through security and immigration, you will be swiftly transported to the Royal First Class Lounge and Spa. This includes Thai-style massages, steam rooms, showers, slumber rooms as well as exclusive dining.

First Class Amenities

Royal First Class passengers on flights lasting longer than 6 hours will receive complimentary loungewear and slippers as well as a travel kit with designer toiletries and accessories. Sleeping won't be an issue with soft down pillows and fine cloth blankets provided by Thai Airways.

Frequent Flyer Program

THAI Airways operates a frequent flyer program called Royal Orchid Plus to reward regular passengers. Royal Orchid Plus is THAI's customer loyalty program that gives members the opportunity to earn miles when flying, with Star Alliance partners across the world's largest network.

Miles can be then redeemed for awards that include air award and upgraded travel with THAI and Star Alliance partners. Frequent flyers, Silver, Gold and Platinum status members are recognised with a range of benefits and priority services.

Airline Alliance

Thai Airways is a member of Star Alliance - an alliance of leading global airlines including Air Canada, Brussels Airlines and Singapore Airlines, among others.

Star Alliance

Star Alliance was founded in 1997 with five airlines: Scandinavian Airlines, Thai Airways International, Air Canada, Lufthansa and United Airlines.

It now consists of 26 airlines from all over the world. With all of these airlines combined, Star Alliance operates over 5,000 aircraft and serves over 1,200 destinations with around 19,000 daily departures.

Seat Selection

You can now pre-book Thai Airways seats when you reserve your flights with Alternative Airlines! Find out how to book your seats so that you can find your favourite place to sit on the plane.

Country flags

Destinations that Thai Airways flies to

THAI Airways flies to 78 destinations including Ahmedabad, Amsterdam, Auckland, Bangkok, Brisbane, Chengdu, Changsha, Chennai, Chongqing, Delhi, Da Nang, Denpasar, Dubai, London, Madrid, Mae Hon Son, Mae Sot, Nakhon Si Thammarat, Nagoya, New York, Phrae, Phuket, Riyadh, Sajon Nakhon, Sapporo and many others. Domestic destinations include Chiang Rai, Chiang Mai, Bangkok, Udon Thani, Khon Kaen, Ubon Ratchathani, Samui, Surat Thani, Phuket and Krabi.

Alternatives to Thai Airways

Please click on the logos below to find out more about airlines that fly similar routes:

Trusted globally

Rated Excellent on Trustpilot

We’re super proud of our Trustpilot rating, but don’t just take it from us. See why millions of others love booking their flights through Alternative Airlines

Buy now, pay later

Buy your flights now and pay later

No way, really?! Yes! We’ve partnered with some amazing BNPL payment providers to allow you to pay for your flights over time, with ease.

Hub Airport

Suvarnabhumi Airport

Thai Airways' hub is New Bangkok International Airport (Suvarnabhumi Airport), which is one of two international airports serving Bangkok and the other is Don Mueang International Airport. New Bangkok International Airport is also the main hub for Bangkok Airways, Thai Smile and Orient Thai Airlines. The airport has two runaways and has a passenger capacity of almost 60 million passengers. The airport was opened in September 2006 and is now the tenth busiest airport in the world and sixth busiest airport in Asia. In addition, a number of other airlines also fly to this airport including Bhutan Airlines, Emirates, China Southern Airlines and Kenya Airways.


The airline's fleet includes Airbus A330-300, Boeing 747-400, Boeing 777-300ER, Boeing 787-7, Boeing 777-200 and Airbus A380-800.


4th September 2018

Thai Airways fly to Laos to give flood victims donations

Thai Airways recently flew to Attapeu, Laos, to transport donated goods to the people of Attapeu after a disastrous flood earlier this year. Thai Airways partnered with the Royal Thai Embassy Vientiane, Lao People's Democratic Republic and Thai Customs Department in gathering and delivering the donations to the victims of the flood.

After the donations were collected and loaded onto the Thai Airways Cargo plane, the airline flew from Bangkok Suvarnabhumi Airport to deliver them to the Ministry of Labour and Social Welfare in Laos, who then distributed them to the flood victims in Attapeu.

Frequently asked questions

Does Thai Airways operate direct flights to Thailand?

Yes! With Thai Airways, you can fly directly to Thailand from a broad range of cities including London, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Istanbul, New York, Los Angeles, Hong Kong, Singapore and Dubai, among others. Take a look at our guide to booking direct flights to Thailand for more information.