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Inter-Thailand Flights   Bangkok Airways (PG)

PG flights are bookable on points through JAL, CX, EY and AB.

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Required Mileage: Transferable from SPG. JAL uses a distance based award chart and allows up to a maximum of 7 stopovers (8 segments). To figure out how many points you will need, add up the total amount of miles that will be flown (can do this on GCMap.com) and then find the appropriate row in the award chart (http://www.ar.jal.com/ar/en/jalmile/use/partner_air/p_jmb/jmb_mile_ar.html). If you are traveling before 3/31/2017 there is a promotion for trips up to 4,000 miles (see http://www.jal.co.jp/121campaign/pg_discount/index_en.html for reduced mileage rates). The promotion makes JAL the best award redemption option for PG flights. 

Booking the Flight: The only way to find out if there is availability on the flight that you want is to call JAL. Recommended that you do so before transferring points. JAL doesn't allow you to hold a reservation so you have to hope that the flight doesn't get booked up while you're waiting for the point transfer to go through. Once the points post to your JAL account, call JAL back to book.
+1 800-525-3663 (5:00 - 18:00 PT) press 1 - 4 - JAL membership number - # - pin - # - 0 (for human or 1 for computer search)

Traveling with Infant: Tell JAL that you are flying with a lap child. They will put the infant on the reservation, but they will also tell you that you need to call PG directly to get the infant's ticket issued and pay for any taxes etc. JAL will only charge you for the adults on the reservation. Unless you speak Thai, calling PG won't work (when you press 9 for English when calling any of the Asian offices, the message will tell you to go to their website, and the office in Germany can't issue tickets). To add the infant, send an email to reservation@bangkokair.com with your confirmation number and tell them you want to have the lap infant's ticket issued. They will email you back with the price (data point: it was ~$96USD for CNX-USM-HKG for me) and ask you to reply with your cc info split into two separate emails for security (one email with first 8 digits, exp. and name on card, second email with last 8 digits, cvv, and billing address). I believe they only take Visa or MC. You'll then get an email back with confirmation.

Baggage Allowance: Economy passengers are allowed 20kg, infants (and dolls) are allowed 10kg. Excess weight on domestic flights will incur a charge of 80thb ($2.25ish) per kilo. International overage fee chart can be found here. Join the PG FlyingBonus program to receive an additional 10kg.

Contacting PG: In general, if you have any questions, the only way to speak with them in English besides email is PG Live Chat. You can find the link if you log in to your Flyer Bonus account. Chat reps are very helpful.

IMPORTANT: MAKE SURE TO PAY (JAL AND PG) WITH A CC BELONGING TO SOMEONE THAT IS TRAVELING ON THE ITINERARY. PG WILL SOMETIMES ASK YOU TO SHOW THE CC USED TO PAY FOR THE TRIP WHEN YOU CHECK IN, AND RESERVE THE RIGHT TO DENY BOARDING IF YOU DON'T HAVE IT.

CX
Required Mileage:

EY
Required Mileage:

AB
Required Mileage:



Bangkok   BKK/DMK

Hotels                                              Activities                                          Chabad                                                                Additional Info
Viengtai Hotel (Ohr Menachem)
Davis Hotel (Beth Elisheva)
Shangr-La (Even Chen)
Sheraton Resort (Hua Hin)
Riva Surya
Kao Sahn Rd
Night Markets (near stadium)
Shopping Malls
Grand Palace
Kanchanaburi (2 hrs away)
Floating Markets
Beth Elisheva (Financial & Shopping district)
Even Chen
Ohr Menachem (Kao Sahn Rd)
ALWAYS use meter in taxis and
   try to say destination in Thai - if you
   need help with numbers as Cbs ;)
(Free) sim in airport at kiosks -(true move(h- sim), dtac
   (happy(micro) sim for iPhone)
Songkran (water fight week)- April 13th!
Kosherthailand.com
BKK Luggage Lockers - 100 baht/day/bag (~$3)
Public Transport
Domestic flights:
   Air Asia, Tiger Air, Thai, Bangkok Air
Tailor:
   Rajawongse




Phuket/Patong/Koh Phi Phi/Krabi   HKT/KBV

Hotels                                                            Activities                                                                            Additional Info
Westin
JW Marriott
Sala Resort
Sheraton Krabi
The Pavilions
Holiday Inn Koh Phi Phi
Ritz Carlton Reserve
places w/ private pools
Beaches
Monkey Show
Cable Skiing
Longtail Boats
Island Tour
Koh Phi Phi:
Diving
Fire Show (wed is biggest)
Maya Bay (full day trip)
Nice Lookouts
Kayaking (to Monkey Beach)
Thai Boxing
Beware of summer weather; monsoon season
Best weather: Jan - May
Island Tour (can be done as a day trip or overnight):
   Andaman River, Maya Bay, Similian Islands, Krabi Islands,
   Koh Lanta (Emerald Cave)




Koh Samui   USM

Hotels                                                            Activities                                                                          Additional Info
The Conrad
Sunday Resort
Sheraton
Le Meridian
The W
Le Murrya (Near Chabad)
Fx Hotel (Near Chabad)
Beaches
Diving (Koa Phangan, Koh Tao)
Ang Thong Marine Park Islands
Water Sports (at chaweng and boh phut),
Safari Island (elephants, tigers, zip line)
Scooter (around island)
Kayaking $30
Koh Tao and Koh Nangyuan Island trip w/ snorkeling
The Conrad will gladly make arrangements with
   the Chabad restaurant for Kosher food. Email them at usmks.fb@conradhotels.com




Chiang Mai   CNX

Hotels                                                            Activities                                                                            Additional Info
Le Meridien (10 min. Walk to Chabad)
Shangri La (2 min. Walk to Chabad)
Mandarin Oriental Dhara Dhevi
Sukantara Cascade Resort
Maese Elephant Show
Maetaeng Elephant Park
Patara Elephant Farm
Thai Elephant Home
Thoms Pai Elephant Camp
Bamboo Rafting
Tiger Kingdom
Monkey Shows
Snake Shows
Crocodile Shows
Zip Lining
Trekking
White Water Rafting
Longneck Tribe
Gun Shooting
Night Safari
Temples/Palaces
Chiang Mai River Boat (To Cooking School)
Extreme Sports!
Repelling
Caving,
ATVing
Bungee
Segways
Rent motorbikes (5$ day)
3D museum right down the road from Chabad
   (if you have an hour or two to kill)
Sunday Market (ratchadamonoen  Rd, old city)
Night Market (Changklan Rd, near Chabad & Le Meridien)
Sat Night Market (Wua Lai)
Tiger Kingdom is best in morning
Use ישראל 669  as travel agent for trips
   (next door to Chabad)
Recommended Zip Line: Flight of Gibbon or Flying Squirrel,
   can be reserved through Yackov (המרכז המטייל)
   for best price.
When reserving tours, ask for a discount due to
   using your own transportation
Tailors:
   CM Tailors
His and Hers- 3 minute walk from LM on the way to chabbad.




Chiang Rai   CEI/4hr drive from CNX

Hotels                                                            Activities                                                                            Additional Info
Le Meridien
Four Seasons Tent Camp Golden Triangle
Black House
Queens Residence
Night market
Day trip to Burma/Myanmar
Waterfalls
White Temple
Ruaamit elephant camp
Pai village (3 hr drive)
Hot Springs
Scooters
Golden Triangle

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Re: Thailand Master Thread
« Reply #4300 on: June 11, 2024, 10:55:21 AM »
Are malaria meds recommended for Thailand (koh samui and Chiang Mai)

Any other meds or vaccines that I should get (besides for the routine stuff)?

I'm getting mixed reports online.
Check the CDC recommendations

https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/traveler/none/thailand#vaccines-and-medicines

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Re: Thailand Master Thread
« Reply #4301 on: June 24, 2024, 07:58:42 AM »
Landing in bkk Thursday Aug 15th at 2pm
Return flight from hkt Tuesday the 27th in the morning

I want to do chiang Mai and koh samui
How should I set up my trip?
I was thinking Friday afternoon to chiang Mai stay for shabbos. Tues to koh samui in conrad till shabbos, transfer hotels to be near chabad. Sunday fly out to phuket. Flight out Tues.

Is there a better way to do this?

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Re: Thailand Master Thread
« Reply #4302 on: June 24, 2024, 09:38:29 PM »
could be this is a stupid question but is there anyone that can help me with a 5-6 day itinerary im landing in bkk would like to do phi phi puhket etc tia.


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Re: Thailand Master Thread
« Reply #4303 on: June 26, 2024, 06:37:30 PM »
 Would appreciate advice whether to go to Chiang Mai or Koh samui for two days before heading over to Phuket. Which one rather? Tia

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Re: Thailand Master Thread
« Reply #4304 on: June 27, 2024, 02:58:19 PM »
Can anyone recommend an excellent tailor for a custom suit in Koh Samui?

I found countless place on google maps with only 5 star reviews, but looking at some of the pictures it seems like cheap quality stuff...

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Re: Thailand Master Thread
« Reply #4305 on: June 27, 2024, 03:26:27 PM »
Can anyone recommend an excellent tailor for a custom suit in Koh Samui?

I found countless place on google maps with only 5 star reviews, but looking at some of the pictures it seems like cheap quality stuff...

The Chabad Koh Samui shaliach might know, last time was there 6 years ago he bragged how he gets his kapotes custom made

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Re: Thailand Master Thread
« Reply #4306 on: June 27, 2024, 07:21:01 PM »
This is from a different city in Thailand, I think.
Small people talk about other people.
Average people talk about things
BIG PEOPLE TALK ABOUT IDEAS.

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Re: Thailand Master Thread
« Reply #4307 on: June 27, 2024, 08:12:57 PM »
Anywhere that I can rent a private speedboat to myself in Koh Samui?

It seems like they all have a mandatory guide come with you...

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Re: Thailand Master Thread
« Reply #4308 on: July 05, 2024, 10:31:22 AM »
Where's best to spend shabbos i have 2 shabbosim
 koh samoy
 phaket
 chang mai
Or bankok

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Re: Thailand Master Thread
« Reply #4309 on: July 07, 2024, 07:02:29 PM »
Any recommendations for a tailor custom suits in BKK?

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Re: Thailand Master Thread
« Reply #4310 on: July 07, 2024, 07:10:58 PM »
Any recommendations for a tailor custom suits in BKK?

This guy came highly recommended but I couldnt make the times work with him

https://dress-for-success.com/

Ended up going here and was very satisfied, perhaps paid a bit more bc he stayed open for me on MS

https://www.thailand.org/REVIEWS-james-fashion-international-15820-l.html 

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Re: Thailand Master Thread
« Reply #4311 on: July 08, 2024, 08:26:45 AM »
Ended up going here and was very satisfied, perhaps paid a bit more bc he stayed open for me on MS

https://www.thailand.org/REVIEWS-james-fashion-international-15820-l.html 
How much did it cost you?
If i may ask?

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Re: Thailand Master Thread
« Reply #4312 on: July 09, 2024, 10:09:28 AM »
How much did it cost you?
If i may ask?

I'll PM you but ultimately price is a function of fabric quality.  You can probably get suits from $200 and up.