F or the 2012 RI Convention, United Airlines and its Star Alliance partners are offering travel discounts to Bangkok for Rotarians and one companion traveling on the same itinerary. (All travelers are encouraged to read important visa information PDF)
The participating airlines are:
Thai Airways in cooperation with United Airlines
and the following Star Alliance partners:
Adria Airways, Aegean Airlines, Air Canada, Air China, ANA, Asiana Airlines, Austrian Airlines, Blue1, bmi, Brussels Airlines, Continental Airlines, Croatia Airlines, EgyptAir, LOT Polish Airlines, Lufthansa, Scandinavian Airlines, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways, Spanair, SWISS International Airlines, TAM Airlines, TAP Portugal, Turkish Airlines, and US Airways.
To access these discounts, contact the group travel desk of the participating Star Alliance partner or consult the dedicated Star Alliance website for contact information and use event code UA03S12 These discounts cannot be booked online at the Star Alliance or any partner websites.
Contact United Airlines reservations toll-free (USA and Canada only) at 800-521-4041.
Discounts can't be taken on senior citizen or youth fares, web fares, industry discounts, or Star Alliance Round the World and Circle fares. Note that taxes, duties, and fees are not included. Also some exceptions may apply, including on travel to and from Japan.
- 20 percent for “C” class (Continental Airlines “J” class)
- 10 percent all other business classes
- 15 percent for “ Y/B” class
- 10 percent all other economy classes
Getting to your hotel
Rotary International will provide shuttle service between the RI room block hotels and the convention venue for official convention events, however, transportation to and from the Suvarnabhumi Airport is the responsibility of the traveler. Please consider the following information, or check with your hotel to see if airport transportation service is available.
Taxis/limousines and private car transfers
When you arrive at Suvarnabhumi Airport, Thai Rotarians will be there to welcome you and help you get a cab to your hotel. RI has reserved blocks of rooms in 58 hotels, some of which have similar names; for example, there is more than one Hilton and more than one Ramada. So have your reservation information available, and when you reach your destination, take a hotel business card or write the name and address on a small piece of paper to use when making taxi arrangements.
The average fare between the airport and downtown Bangkok is THB250 to 400 (US$8 to $13). Additional charges such as tollway fees (about $4) and an airport surcharge (about $2) apply. Plan to have Thai currency to pay for your ride, taxis do not accept credit cards. The trip may take from 30 minutes to two hours.