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  • mago2

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    Hi there, little help needed!

    After finishing our SEA trip in July we were planning on heading to Sri Lanka from Bangkok (for a week) as we further travel to India and Sri Lanka seemed like a natural stop over. Unfortunately 2 weeks ago Air Asia decided to discontinue flights on that route and now our only alternative is flying with Sri Lanka airline, which is around £115 instead of 35£ comparing to Air Asia. Does anyone know any other cheap airline that can take 3 of us to Sri Lanka reasonably cheap (can be with a change).

    Although we are flexible and instead of flying to Colombo we can do another country for a week. Again, we will leave Bangkok within the first week of August and we want to get to India cheaply. Would you recommend Malaysia, Singapore or something else?

    Thanks for the help!

    #1 Posted: 28/1/2013 - 10:14

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  • Captain_Bob

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    Cathay, Sri Lankan, and Thai Airways are the only airlines flying Bangkok-Colombo
    Sri Lanka may not be the logical choice. Try http://www.moxtravel.com for flight deals from Bangkok (to Mumbai, Kolkata, etc)

    #2 Posted: 28/1/2013 - 10:35

  • mago2

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    thanks Captain_Bob!
    I will definitely give it a look. Although we were thinking about flying to New Delhi and stay do the Taj Mahal trip and the general northern attractions as our flight back to London is planned to be from New Delhi. Unless you can strongly recommend something else? We planned to start at Goa and then fly up north, however the monsoon time (we will be in August) sounds like not the best idea...

    #3 Posted: 28/1/2013 - 11:11

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    You could check your options from KL, Singapore or Penang. All worth a visit. You could even keep Colombo on the itinerary from there if you wanted.

    South India is great and you could take some monster train journeys up to Delhi!

    #4 Posted: 29/1/2013 - 01:27

  • captainbkk

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    1.the hard and realistic facts; NO cheap flites (in the way of LC) as AA stops ALL flites there-also from KL-hub
    2.your idea that SL would be the natural stopover is also wrong-look at a map-its only since shortly there are more links between the 2 after years of related local wars
    3.the ''natural'' stop in between would be now opening up Myanmar-aka Burma, but there are as of yet hardly any links-and no cheap ones, MYan-India.
    4.India is much, much vaster and has more variety-so simply choose another area that offers like beach etc-AA links to many smaller Indian towns, even more from their big KL hub

    #5 Posted: 30/1/2013 - 02:17

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