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Airlines - why so cheap?

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Airlines - why so cheap?

I've just looked at internal flight costs from Bangkok - Phuket. The price for Bangkok - Phuket was 2995 Bhat (before charges) with Bangkok Airways, but with Air Asia the same flight was just 449 Bhat before charges.

Not sure if the Air Asia price is too good to be true or whether i should book it quickly!

Is Air Asia a reputable carrier to fly with? Or should i just go with Bangkok Airways? I also need to fly from Phuket to Samui and from Samui to Bangkok.

Thanks

Sydney, Australia
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11. Re: Airlines - why so cheap?

Air Asia are a great airline, I use them often. I recently flew from Bangkok to Chiang Mai and back again. Both flights were delayed by a couple of hours, this has never happened to me before but I know this can be a regular occurrence.

As advised by other TA members go through the on-line process of booking a flight (up to a point) as taxes can bump up the price a lot.

And if you see a good price go for it as a day or even hours later the price can change dramatically.

No allocated seating (no problem for me) so prepare yourself. As I have mentioned before in a post I like the back of the plane anyway.

Semporna, Malaysia
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12. Re: Airlines - why so cheap?

449 Baht as a start is not cheap.

Last year I took their 0 Baht promotion and total cost for a return trip Bangkok – Hanoi was only 2,850 Baht. That will never happen again with the current fuel price.

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13. Re: Airlines - why so cheap?

I just received a sms from AA rescheduling a flight from 7:50am to 6am. This means i'll have to wake up at 3:50am instead of 5:40am *shakes head*

Hopefully they won't change anymore of my other flights.

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