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Booking Air Asia online

Posted by emmryss on 14/12/2007 at 10:29

Has anyone booked Air Asia online lately? I started out with a fare from Bangkok to Phnom Penh of 700 baht so that's 1400 baht for 2 tickets and by the time I got to the payment page it was 4,818 baht. What gives?

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Posted by raffaela on 14/12/2007 at 15:40

i booked a flight last week - the last price includes all the taxes and expenses which are quite high.
if you want to see all the different things you're paying click on "Going Out Total" :

Airport Tax
Insurance Surcharge
Administration Fee
Value Added Tax
Fuel Surcharge

have fun : )

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Posted by jimsparadise on 14/12/2007 at 19:31

All my taxes and surcharges for a domestic flight equally about $19 USD--the first response is correct, although, I;m not sure if we should be paying an airport tax to Air Asia, since airport will be hitting us up for that. Fees seem excessive to go from 1400B to 4818B, but it is what it is, I guess. Good luck--makes ya want to take the bus.

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Posted by pencilmein on 14/12/2007 at 19:35

the airline now collects the airport u will not be hit twice

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Posted by Jon_Mak_Mak on 27/12/2007 at 02:51

Air asia does add all these charges at the end but the prices are so cheap to start with it balances out to a good stii.


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Posted by teacherdavids on 27/2/2008 at 19:44

Some things never change. Flew Air-never on time-Asia in 2008. Bought promotional tickets where my seats were free. Still cost almost 9500 Baht by the time I paid all the fees. They are like any of the other airlines and add the additionals such as fuel surcharge, surtax, airport tax, and landing fees. But as another poster says, still a good price--if you don't mind being late arriving :).

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Posted by 2face on 1/3/2008 at 13:19

The Philipine carrier, PAL, earned their moniker Plane Always Late. So perhaps now we have new one, Air Asia, or should it be 'Arrives Aftertime.

pencilmein is quite correct: airport taxes are included air tickets now, and are no longer paid at the airport booth.

They changed up awhile back, when they raised airport taxes from 500 baht to 700 baht to help pay for the new airport.

Hiding the huge hike in airport fees was meant 1)
to be more in line with industry standard, but also
2) to cushion the blow to all us price-hike-weary travelers after having enjoyed our holidays--and that's appreciated.

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Posted by tails101 on 2/3/2008 at 01:39

Maybe I've just been lucky, but I've taken quite a few flights with Air Asia and they've all been on time...

Even though Air Asia don't include taxes and surcharges within their basic fares, they still tend to represent excellent value IMHO compared to other airlines. Plus if you fly Air Asia Malaysia you'll be flying on a brand new Airbus. I believe Air Asia Thailand started to receive their new planes at the end of last year too...

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Posted by lposten on 5/3/2008 at 02:51

Is it better to buy my flights when I get to Thailand or online before I go? I thought the prices were pretty standard all the time?

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Posted by chopin on 18/2/2009 at 13:15

Hi all,

I have flown Air Asia many times to places like Chiangmai, BKK, Macau, and Hong Kong, and they were never late, in fact, they were sometimes a little ahead on arrival. I guess their service has improved a lot.

Happy travelling.

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