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Bangkok Airways Discovery Pass Info

  • michmich11

    Joined Travelfish
    14th April, 2008
    Posts: 19

    Just booked a Discovery Pass with Bangkok Airways for my upcoming trip. Speaking to the US office (located in India apparently...) here's the deal: I had to provide ALL the flight details in advance (not only the 1st leg of the trip as I had thought). However, these dates and times can be modified as long as you book an e-ticket, as opposed to a paper ticket. For some reason the flight from Siem Reap to Luang Prabang could not be issued as an e-ticket and so my entire transaction had to be paper tickets, meaning it would be quite difficult to change the flight details (not to mention an extra $15 shipping charge). (For that reason plus other scheduling details we decided to exclude the SR-LP flight from our Discovery Pass and purchase it separately through Lao Airlines.

    In the end we booked: BKK-> Siem Reap ($100 +tax), BKK->Samui ($75 +tax) and Samui->BKK ($75 +tax). Keep in mind that tax adds up--in my case to $116! So I paid $366 for all three flights instead of $473

    Summary: -If flexibility is important try to book e-tickets.
    -Keep in mind that taxes can be a killer.
    -If you're planning on flying, this can save a nice amount of money.

    #1 Posted: 29/5/2008 - 12:24

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  • NEILEIO

    Joined Travelfish
    29th April, 2008
    Posts: 11

    thanks for putting the post up i was thinking of getting the pass myself i was just wondering if you knew was there a way to get it in ireland cheers

    #2 Posted: 5/6/2008 - 20:12

  • michmich11

    Joined Travelfish
    14th April, 2008
    Posts: 19

    I'd recommend trying to find a local Bangkok Airways contact number. Check out Travelfish's feature story on getting a discovery pass for a list of contact information throughout different countries: http://www.travelfish.org/feature/118
    If there's none in Ireland you could try calling/e-mailing another country. Good luck!

    #3 Posted: 5/6/2008 - 20:20

  • paradise

    Joined Travelfish
    5th February, 2009
    Posts: 13

    I explored getting a discovery pass recently (also on phone to India office) but found out that at least one of the flights needs to be a route that Bangkok air flies - all of ours were Lao airlines (or Vietnam airlines which isn't part of this pass) - so doesn't look like we can take advantage of this. But looked like good savings on international flights e.g. Vientiane to Hanoi

    #4 Posted: 5/2/2009 - 11:18

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