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Flights between Bangkok & Ho Chi Minh

Posted by chrisa77 on 19/9/2007 at 08:34

Hi.
We'll be heading to Ho Chi Minh from Bangkok in early January. I can only see two airlines that fly this route: Thai Airways ($400 usd+) and Vietnam Airways (whose website is pretty useless for booking and finding prices.)

Am I missing any other airlines that service these cities?

Thanks in advance.
C.

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Posted by ivo_24 on 19/9/2007 at 08:38

Try Air Asia.

We booked a flight with them from Bangkok to Hanoi in late November for around $80 US each.

I've been told that they are a budget carrier, and I'm sure that if they fly to Hanoi they'll probably fly to HCM as well.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 19/9/2007 at 09:23 admin

Bangkok Airways fly it, but currently AirAsia doesn't -- I think they're planing on adding it soon though.

Some have reported going to Ho Chi Minh City via Singapore with the budget carriers (eg Tiger or Jetstar) -- that can work out a little cheaper... but it's certainly the long way to HCM!

We've got the full list of international carriers flying into Vietnam here (not all fly from Bangkok though)

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Posted by chrisa77 on 19/9/2007 at 22:13

Oh that would be great if Air Asia added it soon. I noticed it flies to Hanoi, but not HCM>
Perhaps I'll hold off a bit on booking these flights. Thanks also for the tip on flying through Singapore...sounds a bit complicated just to save a few bucks!

Thanks again,
C.

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Posted by chrisa77 on 20/9/2007 at 07:00

Just curious...does $316usd (+ tax) sound like a fair price for Bangkok to Ho Chi Minh (return.) This would be on Banckok Air.
Thanks!

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Posted by CatBa on 20/9/2007 at 20:02

Checkout Pacific Airlines, they are VietNam's discount carrier.

At the moment they are code sharing this route until their new aircraft arrive.

They are the cheapest of all carriers operating the SGN BKK route.

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Posted by somtam2000 on 20/9/2007 at 21:06 admin

Thanks for the tips CatBa...

and here's another vote for Traveller2000.com.

I'd not heard of AirNinja, and would suggest some caution with their routes... they've got Nok Air flying from Chiang Mai to Pailin -- which is no doubt news to Nok Air, and also news to Pailin given it doesn't have an airport!

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