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Posted by Red on 21/11/2006 at 16:24

Hi Guys,
I'm trying to book on-line our flight back from CM to BKK on the 11th Jan'07, but their sights either don't open or I'm too early to book.I've tried several airlines so I'm now trying Air Asia. Are they ok to fly with as I've not had much to do with flights out of Australia. How long do we have to be at the airports before our flights depart also?
Thanks for any help.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 21/11/2006 at 20:12 admin

HI Red,

No problems with AirAsia - have flown them loads of times - they're the largest budget airline in SE Asia.

Two hours before hand is the standard, though for domestic flights you can get away with a lot less -- depends on the airline.

Also bear in mind that Bangkok's new airport is ridiculously big -- can take 20+ minutes just to walk from immigration to your gate!

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Posted by grantroger on 22/11/2006 at 00:00

Be warned though. Air Asia can delay their flights up to 4-5 hours easily. Check before getting to the airport if the flight is delayed. You dont want to be wasting your time in the airport doing nothing.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 22/11/2006 at 06:42 admin

Always good advice to check beforehand -- that said, over the years I've flown both Nok Air and Air Asia about 30 times between them and have never, ever had a flight delayed more than 5-10 minutes.

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Posted by LancasterLad on 23/11/2006 at 11:58

Low cost is alright if you ain't got an onward international connection. Cos if the low coster is delayed you risk missing your main flight.

I'm flying Chiang Mai to BKK and then BKK to Manchester next Thurday. If I went low cost I'd have the very real worry of a delayed flight from CM and would also need to collect my baggage and lug it around to check-in again at BKK. As I'm using Thai Airlines, which has only cost 2,800 bahts including agents fees/taxes I won't see my baggage after leaving CM until I get to Manchester. Well worth the extra few quid me thinks.

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