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Air Asia Hanoi to Bangkok

Posted by AmandaJordan on 12/2/2007 at 01:48

I know they just started this flight less than a year ago so I was wondering if anyone has taken Air Asia from Hanoi to Bangkok? Was the plane decent?

Also, If we are supposed to have an international flight leaving bangkok the next morning and the Air asia flight is in the afternoon are we giving ourselves enough time. Has anyone experience more than a couple hours delay which i've heard is pretty standard with air asia?

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Posted by GussieG on 12/2/2007 at 20:14

Hi Amanda, I flew AirAsia Phnom Penh to Bangkok back in November, and the plane was decent (although no preallocation of seats), and bang on time.

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Posted by canucksinasia on 13/2/2007 at 04:46

Hi Amanda,

I'm afraid that I don't have the answer to your querie, but am writing because I am also interested in info regarding flights from Hanoi to Bangkok - namely which airline is best and what sort of prices I can expect. I've tried to figure this out myself on the internet, but thus far have come up with thoroughly contradictory information. So, if anyone out there has experience flying Hanoi to Bangkok, please help Amanda and myself out! Thanks.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 15/2/2007 at 21:52 admin

Have flown the Bangkok to Hanoi leg a few times -- each time on an AirAsia 737-400 -- no complaints. the scenery is Spectacular.

AirAsia is by far the cheapest way to fly that route.

I flew Bali - Jakarta with Air Asia last night -- third time, and third time running the plane was late -- this time one hour,previous time 6 hours, time before that two hours. The Bangkok Hanoi ones though have been right on time...

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Posted by somtam2000 on 15/2/2007 at 21:53 admin

hmm, i've just been told it was a 737-300 -- but, partner's not 100% sure - regardless -- it was a modern aircraft and we had no safety concerns.

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Posted by tails101 on 15/2/2007 at 23:34

It's definitely a 737-300 series (quite sad knowing that, but...).

Did BKK-HAN last summer - both flights on time, flight out full, the flight on the way back 60% full. Have a fair few other Air Asia flights and would have no hesitation recommending them and all mine have been on time... Plus, despite usually travelling with over 15kg (their baggage allowance) they've never charged me!

I guess you are flying fairly soon so this won't apply, but they are in the process of purchasing brand new aircraft, however the Thai arm of the company won't be getting these until next year.

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Posted by canucksinasia on 16/2/2007 at 00:01

Thanks for the great info. From what I can see on the net these Air Asia flights generally go for around $70 USD, plus the $14 USD airport departure tax when leaving Hanoi to Bangkok. Is this about right in your experiences?

Also, have you usually been able to book these flights relatively close to your departure date, or is considerable pre-booking necessary?

Thanks again,

James & Lindsay
Canucks(about to be)in Asia

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Posted by tails101 on 16/2/2007 at 05:25

You can usually book pretty close to your departure date - however, you might pay a bit more. They tend to have a limited number of seats at each price and the earlier you book the cheaper price category you get!

The price sounds about right from what I remember!

Also watch out for any sales / special deals as these can really reduce your fares - a while back they were offering loads of seats free - you just had to pay the tax.

Cheers,
Mark.

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Posted by ChrisM48 on 23/2/2007 at 12:48

I am wanting to fly from Hanoi to Denpasar. So far, to do this, will need to fly from Hanoi to Bangkok and then a connection from Bangkok to Denpasar.
Has anyone flown direct from Hanoi to Denpasar, presumaby with Vietnam Air? It is impossible to get on Vietnam Air website at the moment


If this is the case, is it realistic to book from either Vietnam or Thailand?

What is the approximate cost?

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Posted by CatBa on 5/3/2007 at 22:08

AirAsia have a service desk at Noi Bai International Airport and it is easy also to order via a WAP activated hand / cell phone and through the InterNet.

They occasionally run crazy competitions during the flight (as they don't serve food) and some of the prizes include free tickets on AirAsia.

Think a mix of Ryanair and Easyjet for the type of seating - except the AirAsia CEO, Tony Fernandes, actually cares about his passengers which is more than can be said for Ryanair.

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