Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai Flight
4th January, 2010
Looking into a flight from Luang Prabang to Chiang Mai on Lao Airlines. Anyone have an idea how full these planes generally get? We'd like to keep our plans somewhat flexible so don't really want to book too far ahead. If anyone has done this last minute before, how close did you get before booking?
Also, if we did wait, might a travel agent in Luang Prabang give a cheaper rate than the website? Current fare is $150/person.
Thanks in advance!
#1 Posted: 11/4/2012 - 12:08
31st December, 2007
Location New Zealand
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I don't know about that route, but found it OK to book a Luang Prabang - Pakse flight at last minute. In terms of costs, I found that all the agents in LP matched the fares offered on Laos Air's website - I couldn't find it discounted anywhere.
#2 Posted: 11/4/2012 - 14:57
4th January, 2010
Thanks busylizzy...thats good to know!
#3 Posted: 11/4/2012 - 21:05
The cheapest I've ever seen that flight is $140 and that was from an agent in LP in low season. $150 is still very good, and it generally goes up to around $180 in high season. No guarantees of available last-minute seating but as long as it's not during some major Lao holiday period or Chrismas / New Year you'll probably find a seat a few days in advance.
#4 Posted: 15/4/2012 - 04:45
16th February, 2012
to add to my usually very well informed namesake & motosy addict-yes, I have met him in his wifes shop there in ChMai:Holidays do not matter very much, but TOURGROUPS do-just like they do on the BKK-SReap sector on BKK-airway: the planes are small, so a larger group can take up a lot of seats.
Think of Japanese, Koreans etc. His price quotes are to the point, and no, Lao is not a newstyle airline with varying fares- just like a bus in fact.
#5 Posted: 15/4/2012 - 07:05
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