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Domestic flights - in advance or while I'm there

  • akhetan

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    30th May, 2011
    Posts: 1

    Hello all,
    I've trawled the site but have not found a (recent) answer to this question. I'm travelling Thailand, Laos, and Cambodia for 6 wks in June/July. I have flights booked to and from Bangkok. I am planning on a combination of domestic flights and some buses. Would prefer to book flights while there in order to maintain flexibility. Could someone tell me if this is a bad idea and I should do it in advance -- will they book up? Are they much more expensive?

    The specific flights I'm considering now are:
    Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
    LP to Vientaine
    Vientaine to Pakse
    Pakse to Siem Reap
    BKK to Koh Samui

    Thanks so much in advance! I've just discovered this site and its fabulous!

    #1 Posted: 30/5/2011 - 11:39

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  • Captain_Bob

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    The following routes are flown only by Lao Airlines:
    Chiang Mai to Luang Prabang
    LP to Vientaine
    Vientaine to Pakse
    Pakse to Siem Reap

    This route is flown only by Bangkok Airways and Thai Airways:
    BKK to Koh Samui

    Lao Airlines never offers special promotion prices. Usually pretty safe buying a few days in advance and cheaper at local agents than on the website http://www.laoairlines.com

    Bangkok Airways is also not a budget carrier, but you can get reduced web-based fares if you book in advance
    http://www.bangkokair.com

    #2 Posted: 30/5/2011 - 12:28

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