Filipinos like me don’t need visa to travel to Thailand. All you need is your passport and roundtrip ticket and go. I first visited Thailand way back in 12 Sep 2010 (Eid holiday in Saudi that time). From Riyadh I fly with Kuwait Airways with long transit time (10 hours) in Kuwait. KA provided a hotel stay in the transit hotel within the airport named Safir Hotel so no need for you to go out of the airport. You can watch planes taking off and landing at your hotel window, some planes even parked infront of the hotel. The flight from Kuwait to Thailand is about 8 hours and it’s the same flight going to Manila, the plane will just stop at Suvarnabhumi Airport to deplane passengers bound for Bangkok and will continue its flight to Manila, same goes for their return flight from Manila to Kuwait via Bangkok. KA plane was old, crowded seats, average service, although meals are delicious. I met my friends in Bangkok who flew from Manila and we toured Bangkok and Pattaya together. After my trip I returned back to Riyadh via Kuwait but this time with short transit time.
My second time traveling to Thailand is last 27 Oct 2012 (also Eid holiday in Saudi that time) via Emirates. Emirates is my preferred airline as the service is good, meals are tasty and planes are new and modern, and ofcourse Dubai airport is the best airport for transit. From time to time I check their website for the latest offers, I happened to stumble a cheap flight Riyadh-Dubai-HongKong-Bangkok-Dubai-Riyadh and the DXB-HKG-BKK-DXB route is served by A380 aircraft plus I got to stay in HongKong for 1 whole day (at my own expense) before going to Bangkok so I immediately grab that flight. I reach Suvarnabhumi Airport late night and went straight to my hotel infront of their domestic airport at Don Muang for my next day early morning flight to Phuket. I stayed in Phuket for 3 days with my friend who flew from Singapore to meet me in Phuket. Phi-phi island is the best! I love coming back to Thailand because of its pristine world-class beaches and its delicious Thai cuisine. After Phuket I fly back to Bangkok and stayed for 1 night and catch my next day flight back to Riyadh via Dubai on 1 Nov 2012. My experience flying with Emirates A380 plane is the best.