THAI Standby Upgrades

Experience THAI’s Royal Silk Business Class or even Royal First Class with a ‘Standby Upgrade Surcharge’ available at airports across the network.


Standby upgrades surcharges are only available on THAI operated flights and can be arranged at the airport check-in counter prior to each flight.  Upgrades are strictly subject to both seat and catering availability, quoted per sector in local currency or US Dollars (then converted to local currency for payment).

•    Economy class to Royal Silk class one way upgrade from London to Bangkok:
Y/B class to Royal Silk: GBP 857 per person plus any additional governement tax.
M/H/Q/T/K class to Royal Silk: GBP 1,157 per person plus any additional governement tax.
V/W class to Royal Silk: GBP 1,263 per person plus any additional governement tax.

•    Economy class to Royal First class one way upgrade from London to Bangkok:
Y/B class to Royal Silk: GBP 1,664 per person plus any additional governement tax.
M/H/Q/T/K class to Royal Silk: GBP 1,958 per person plus any additional governement tax.
V/W class to Royal Silk: GBP 2,070 per person plus any additional governement tax.

•    Royal Silk class to Royal First class one way upgrade from London to Bangkok: GBP 807 per person.

Note that upgrades are not permitted for L class bookings.

Surcharges for other destinations vary.

Upgrade surcharges cannot be pre-booked and are only available for sale at the airport check-in counter before each flight sector. 

Enquire at check-in for the latest rates and information or contact THAI:
Tel: 0330 400 4022  Email: reservations@thaiairways.co.uk

Conditions:  Standby Upgrade Surcharges cannot be pre-booked and are only available for sale at the Airport check-in counter before each flight sector.  The standby upgrade surcharges quoted are per person, based on local departure city currency.  All rates are subject to change.  Upgrade surcharges are applicable to all normal fare types except L class fares, ticketed as a THAI 217 travel document and booked for travel on THAI-operated aircraft with three digit flight numbers.  They are not applicable to travel industry or travel agent discounted fares, frequent flyer redemption tickets, ZED, barter tickets or for tickets issued by other airlines or interline partners. Child or infant discounts do not apply.  Any additional taxes incurred with the upgrade are at the expense of the passenger.  Frequent flyer mileage accrual is based on the original fare paid and additional mileage will not apply for the upgraded flight sector.  Upgrade surcharges from Royal Silk Class to Royal First Class only apply on flights to Thailand on aircraft with a First Class cabin.  Contact THAI for more information.