Cheap travel: Brits quit their jobs to queue for THB2,500 flights to Thailand

A recent flash sale in England for a limited number of round trip tickets to Thailand costing THB2,500 shows that the kingdom still has the power to lure travellers despite its recent reports of attacks. Or maybe people just love cheap flights.

Bargain hunters queued outside Sta Travel shops in London and Birmingham for two days to get their hands on flights to Thailand for GBP49 (THB2,500), with some even quitting their jobs to try and get the tickets.




The flash sale started at 9am UK time on Thursday and was held at STA Travel’s offices in Grosvenor Gardens, London, and Corporation Street in Birmingham.

Some people queued for 33 hours, pitching up tents and camping overnight in sub-zero temperatures outside the stores.

The sale for the 50 tickets, which normally cost THB18,000, even made some people quit their jobs in the hope of snatching up a bargain.

Mollie Merrifield, 18, and her 19-year-old boyfriend Dan Jeffs were working at McDonald’s and Domino’s before they heard about the sale, reported the Express.

Mollie said: “We both quit our jobs to come here today, because otherwise we wouldn’t have been able to make it on time.”

She added: “They just didn’t reply. We tried to explain.”

It is unclear if their foolish bold endeavour paid off.

The reduced fares will fly to Bangkok from Heathrow and Birmingham Airport, via Doha, with travel from May 1 to June 30.


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