About a month ago I posted about Thai’s announcement that they’ll be cutting service between Bangkok and Koh Samui as of January 16, 2012. I saw it as a pretty big loss, given that they were the only airline belonging to one of the three big alliances that served Koh Samui. It’s a beautiful part of Thailand with great hotels, so this meant it was at least ~$200 more expensive to get there on an award ticket, since the ticket between Bangkok and Koh Samui would have to be purchased separately.
The good news is that Thai Airways just announced that they will in fact maintain Koh Samui service beyond January 16, so the flights remain in the schedule. Awesome news! There’s no longer a rush to burn Hilton points for the Conrad Koh Samui.