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Odd prices for Bangkok-Luang Prabang flights

  • lioninzion

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    Howdy all,
    I wondered if anyone could shed some light on the peculiarly large differences in prices for one-way flights between Bangkok and Luang Prabang.

    Bangkok Airways' website quotes the lowest price as 7750 baht ($232), including all taxes.

    The Lao Airlines wesbite (the real one, not the cheeky Paris travel agency imposters) quotes Bangkok-Luang Prabang flights for 4000 baht ($120).

    This seems like a ludicrously large difference. Can Lao Airlines really be that much cheaper? Even with taxes (around $50) they are still substantially cheaper. Perhaps I'm just unhealthily suspicious...

    #1 Posted: 18/2/2007 - 21:53

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  • exacto

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    Hey Lion,

    I can only guess that Lao Airlines is pushing the promotional fare to build a market share on that route. I think they only started flying that route a few months ago.

    I've flown both Lao and Bangkok Airways and they are both decent. If you can book it, definitely go for the cheaper fare. Regards.

    #2 Posted: 19/2/2007 - 08:52

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    I'd agree with exacto -- Lao Airlines -- $120 - that's a great price.

    #3 Posted: 19/2/2007 - 09:24

  • rplunkett71

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    Thanks folks, I'll go ahead with Lao Airlines. Much appreciated.

    #4 Posted: 21/2/2007 - 20:01

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