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  • dan567

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    I plan on spending around 30 days in Vietnam flying in from Bangkok and then flying back to Bangkok again.

    I've looked at flights and it seems to be about 2800 baht each way. Is it a reasonable plan to fly in to Hanoi 1st October, get to Ho Chi Minh City and then fly from there back to Bangkok?

    Is there any way I can get the flights cheaper, say just by turning up at the airport on the day?

    Thanks!

    #1 Posted: 9/9/2009 - 19:18

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  • BruceMoon

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    Dan

    The prices you suggest to Hanoi appear on AirAsia.

    BKK > SGN is US$56 on 1 Oct or US$48 on 2 Oct via AirAsia. Jetstar also fly this leg.

    and

    HAN > BKK is US$50 on 30 Oct.

    So, if direction in VN isn't a drama, then to HCMC, up to HaNoi and back would be cheaper.

    As for turning up on the day, I'd say no way. Low Cost Carriers like Air Asia sell cheapest first, and stragglers pay big time.

    Cheers

    #2 Posted: 9/9/2009 - 19:49

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    I second what Bruce said.

    Uber-budget airlines like Air Asia and Jetstar seem to make their money on tickets sold at the last minute. $50 for HAN --> BKK is cheap. If you to book it the day before (or the day of) and it will easily double.

    ex. with AirAsia, a flight HAN --> BKK tomorrow Friday, Sept. 10 is $81 (and it gets even higher on the weekend) while a flight on Sept 17 is $57.

    Book at least 7 days in advance for the price to be low. If you know there's a certain day you must fly, book it as far in advance as you can.

    #3 Posted: 9/9/2009 - 21:59

  • daawgon

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    Bangkok Air cancel 4 International routes

    Bangkok Airways announced it will be canceling 4 International routes starting 25OCT09.

    The cancelled routes are:

    Bangkok - Ho Chi Minh eff 25OCT09
    Bangkok - Xiamen eff 25OCT09
    Bangkok - Hiroshima eff 27OCT09
    Bangkok - Guilin eff 10NOV09

    (from airlineroute.blogspot.com)

    #4 Posted: 11/9/2009 - 06:47

  • KazAussie

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    I would just add that with the budget airlines the taxes and add on costs can make them considerably more expensive. A tiger airlines flight from Hanoi to Singapore was advertised at $29 each but by the time the extras were added on ended up at $130, still cheap but considerably more than $29.

    #5 Posted: 11/9/2009 - 14:43

  • BruceMoon

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    On taxes after the advertised price, I agree it's a big turnoff.

    I appreciate the move by AirAsia to post the final price - after taxes & charges.

    To me, that's a smart move.

    Cheers

    #6 Posted: 11/9/2009 - 15:13

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