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  • doharez

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    25th October, 2008
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    I'm in the process of booking flights, but am getting price quotes higher than I expected. I was wondering if anyone has booked recently and done better than this:
    Bangkok to Luang Prabang $187/Bangkok Air,
    LP to Vientiane $79/Lao Air, and
    Vientiane to Bangkok $173/Lao & $274/Thai.

    #1 Posted: 29/10/2008 - 13:52

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  • debmax

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    6th November, 2008
    Posts: 2

    Hi I am travelling New Zealand to Bangkok later in Nov and trying to book an ongoing flight Bangkok to Luang Prabang. Here in New Zealand the cheapest price have been quotedis $409 NZD which is $241USD. However I have found a price through info@traveller.com for a flight for 6,200 Baht for an E ticket, but I don't know whether or not this is a genuine site - I did follow links from travel fish to get to it. Has anyone heard of this site or bought tickets through them??

    #2 Posted: 8/11/2008 - 10:35

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    Take a look at the discovery Airpass offered by Bangkok Airways -- details on the pass are here.

    debmax that price strikes me as highish... Fares are cheaper if purchased in Thailand/Laos but obviously there's issues on availability if you leave it too late as the flights do fill up. That link you have is to a wireless company... ahhh I wouldn't buy tickets from them!

    #3 Posted: 8/11/2008 - 14:47

  • jafatravel

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    19th October, 2008
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    Doharez, instead of flying Vientiane - Bangkok, you could make the trek from Vientiane to Udon Thani overland and then fly Udon Thani - Bangkok via Air Asia. It would be cheaper but you need to spend a bit of time travelling from Vientiane to Udon Thani .


    #4 Posted: 8/11/2008 - 18:45

  • debmax

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    6th November, 2008
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    Thanks mahout I will pursue the discovery pass with bangkok Airways.It is much cheaper; which is especially useful when paying adult fares for teenagers!

    #5 Posted: 9/11/2008 - 10:08

  • doharez

    Joined Travelfish
    25th October, 2008
    Posts: 3

    Thanks for the replies. I've gone ahead and booked the flights I mentioned. Bangkok Air is the cheapest, but you have to pay in Baht, and my credit card has a $50 service charge (I'd call it something else) to convert foreign currencies. The flight from Udon Thani sounds good, but I have limited time, so... By the way, I had little trouble booking through the Lao airlines official sight - another post had lots of entries regarding this. One night nothing went through, but the next day there was no problem.
    Thanks again

    #6 Posted: 9/11/2008 - 22:48

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