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Odd prices for Bangkok-Luang Prabang flights

Posted by lioninzion on 18/2/2007 at 21:53

Howdy all,
I wondered if anyone could shed some light on the peculiarly large differences in prices for one-way flights between Bangkok and Luang Prabang.

Bangkok Airways' website quotes the lowest price as 7750 baht ($232), including all taxes.

The Lao Airlines wesbite (the real one, not the cheeky Paris travel agency imposters) quotes Bangkok-Luang Prabang flights for 4000 baht ($120).

This seems like a ludicrously large difference. Can Lao Airlines really be that much cheaper? Even with taxes (around $50) they are still substantially cheaper. Perhaps I'm just unhealthily suspicious...

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Posted by exacto on 19/2/2007 at 08:52

Hey Lion,

I can only guess that Lao Airlines is pushing the promotional fare to build a market share on that route. I think they only started flying that route a few months ago.

I've flown both Lao and Bangkok Airways and they are both decent. If you can book it, definitely go for the cheaper fare. Regards.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 19/2/2007 at 09:24 admin

I'd agree with exacto -- Lao Airlines -- $120 - that's a great price.

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Posted by rplunkett71 on 21/2/2007 at 20:01

Thanks folks, I'll go ahead with Lao Airlines. Much appreciated.

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