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    Pre-stampede boarding behaviour
    by thedouglas
  • Air Asia - Bangkok International Airport
    Air Asia - Bangkok International Airport
    by shintarojon
  • Air Asia - 737
    Air Asia - 737
    by Blatherwick
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    Transport from Bangkok to Phuket

    by earthflyer Written Nov 3, 2011

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    If you are backpacking and staying in the Khaosan Rd Area then you can get a cheap ticket for about 500 bht. They usually start picking people up around 4pm for the journey to Surat Thani which you will arrive about 6am, then they split everybody up to get different minibuses to wherever they are going like Koh Samui, Krabi, Phuket, Koh Lanta...etc. Journey time is about 14 hours.

    For a straight forward trip to Phuket get a VIP bus from the South Terminal in Bangkok to Phuket Town for about 1000bht. This is a good option more space in the bus and Aircon.

    Another option is to check out AirAsia flights to Phuket from Bangkok you might find a fare for the same price as VIP.

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  • booking budget carriers in SEA

    by seagypsy Written Oct 12, 2009

    Johnalex is giving you very good advice. For BKK to Hanoi or Saigon, budget carrier Air Asia offers both and it's best to book well in advance via their website. This way you can enter via Hanoi and exit via Saigon back to BKK (or of course vice versa) with them if need be. As you mentioned, this cuts into spontaniety and flexibility but this does deliver the cheapest airfares so it's always a trade-off. Just make sure you're really certain on your itinerary before pressing that 'buy' send button.

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  • Bangkok to Siem Reap via Phnom Penh flight

    by seagypsy Written Jan 5, 2009

    As above, if you're not in too much of a rush, Angkor itself does need 3 days. The cheapest air option is to fly Thai Air Asia roundtrip from Bangkok (booked via internet website) to Phnom Penh and travel overland by VIP bus (4.5-5 hour journey) from there to Siem Reap/angkor and back to Phnom Penh for a flight to BKK. The best way to plan your itinerary is to 'bookend' your days in PP, spending one night there before taking the next morning's VIP bus to Siem Reap, spend 3-4 days in Siem Reap visiting Angkor, and then taking the early morning VIP bus back to Phnom Penh to spend another day or 2 before flying back to BKK.

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    Flying Air Asia

    by balisunshine Written Mar 10, 2008

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    An Asian budget airline is Air Asia.
    On certain routes,
    they have some amazing prices.
    Such as, from KL to Laos.

    The earlier you book,
    the better chance you have
    to get a cheaper rate.

    This is a no frills airline,
    so don’t expect any blankets,
    or good food,
    if good food exists on any airline.

    If you’re a particular healthy eater,
    forget bringing your own food on board.
    It is simply not allowed.
    So make sure the tummy is full before hand,
    or wait it out till you arrive to your destination.

    Rates are also cheaper by booking on line,
    rather than going directly to their office.

    They do warn at check in,
    not to place any valuable inside of your suitcase,
    which is why I have repeatedly advised,
    no matter what, put a lock on your bag.

    Lost baggage does and has occurred
    on some of their flights.

    And I have heard through others of several complaints,
    but that comes with the budget price
    along with the high traffic
    of flying around the world.

    Flying Yucky junk food full of MSG THE plane
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    Flying to Cambodia

    by Etoile2B Written Sep 11, 2007

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    It’s an easy, and relatively inexpensive flight from Bangkok to Phnom Penh. We didn’t even have tickets into Cambodia when we arrived into Thailand. We researched flights prior to leaving the States and Air Asia seemed to have the most reasonable prices. We tried to book online but had difficulties so we flew to Asia and decided to try our luck at the airport. Our flight landed in Bangkok after the ticket counters had closed for the evening so we waited overnight in the airport for the counter to reopen in the morning. Other people gradually arrived too, so when the first agents arrived at the break of dawn there was already a bit of a line that had formed. But we had no problem getting onto the first flight of the day. A one-way ticket from Bangkok to Phnom Penh cost $112 US. Tickets were listed a little cheaper online so if you are able to book in advance or online you’ll save a little money. We also heard that it’s also cheaper to book through a travel agent versus at the airport, but for a last minute ticket, bought at the airport for a flight that was departing a mere two hours later that’s a pretty good deal.

    The other advantage to crossing into Cambodia via air rather than over a land border is the ease of passing through customs. Talking to other travelers we heard horror stories of problems at land border crossings with customs agents. We had no problem at the airports. And the flying was considerably faster than any other mode of transportation into the country.

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    Air Asia

    by thedouglas Updated Mar 18, 2007

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    We booked flights with Air Asia for the first time on our recent holiday - flew from Bangkok to Yangon and Bangkok to Chiang Mai.

    The price difference between the other airlines and AA for the flight to Yangon, in particular, was huuuuge - ie. it was less than one third of the fare!

    We found this airline to be fine to use - not a lot of legroom, as shown, but we are thankfully, rather short people. The planes seemed to be in fairly good order, staff were efficient and pleasant and the timetable was adhered to quite well. We did not purchase any snacks, but the food we saw others buy looked quite reasonable.

    One tip for first time users is that there is no seating allocation on this airline - so its a case of first on the plane gets the best seat etc. If you are being ferried out to the plane by bus, which we were from the new airport, remember that last on the bus is first on the plane!!!

    Adult human behaviour can be very interesting to watch whilst travelling - particularly when it comes to stampeding to get somewhere first! We used to laugh - get on the bus last, and, unless we got trampled on the way to the plane, got good seats! And - we all got there in the end.

    Another note re this airline is that there IS a 20kgs luggage limit - and it IS applied. We saw plenty of people forking out for excess baggage! This is particularly enforced at the moment, due to fuel prices.

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    Bangkok to Hanoi, Vietnam via Air Asia

    by shintarojon Updated Mar 18, 2007

    (date written - March 18, 2007)

    Booking number: HRRYDF
    Flight number: FD 3702

    Departure date: April 22, 2007

    Departure time: 11:45
    Arrival time: 13:40

    Airfare: one-way ticket via Air Asia

    Mode of payment: Master Card/Visa Card

    Fare price : THB 1.00
    Taxes: THB 1,100

    Total fare: THB 1,101 (around 30.56 US $ as of March 17, 2007)

    Allowed baggage: 15 kilos
    Hand carry : 7 kilos

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    Bangkok to Yangon, Myanmar via Air Asia

    by shintarojon Updated Mar 18, 2007

    (date written - March 18, 2007)

    Booking number: YR9BDE
    Flight number: FD 3770

    Departure date: April 3, 2007

    Departure time: 7:15 a.m.
    Arrival time: 8:00 a.m.

    Airfare: one-way ticket via Air Asia

    Mode of payment: Master Card/Visa Card

    Fare price : THB 1.00
    Taxes: THB 1,100

    Total fare: THB 1,101 (around 30.56 US $ as of March 17, 2007)

    Allowed baggage: 15 kilos
    Hand carry : 7 kilos

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    List of some budget airlines

    by enjoyable_bangkok Written Jul 8, 2006

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    http://www.airasia.com/site/sg/home.jsp
    http://www.tigerairways.com/home/
    www.jetstarasia.com/valuair (Merged with jetstarasia)
    www.jetstarasia.com

    Before you book your ticket, click on these 4 website to see whose rates is the cheapest. Sometimes, some airlines are cheaper than the rest.

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    Bangkok to Kota Kinabalu via Air Asia

    by shintarojon Written May 17, 2006

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    Bangkok International Airport to Kota Kinabalu Airport, Terminal 2 Malaysia

    Book number: RTT4CH
    Flight number: FD3552

    Departure date: April 16, 2006
    Departure time: 14:35

    Arrival date: April 16, 2006
    Arrival time: 18:25

    Airfare: 2-way ticket via Air Asia

    Mode of payment : Master card/ Visa card

    Fare price : 531.98 Malaysian Ringgit (MYR)
    Taxes: 177.00 MYR
    Total fare: 708.98 MYR (around 190.28 US $ as of March 31, 2006)
    (Philippine Peso : around PhP 9,989.66)

    Airport Tax : 500 Baht ( around 13.22 US $)

    Allowed baggage - 15 kilos
    Hand carry - 7 kilos

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    Air Asia

    by Blatherwick Written Mar 7, 2006

    The Ryan Air of Asia is great! This low-cost airline operates scheduled domestic and international flights and is Asia's leading low fare no frills airline and first to introduce "ticketless" travelling. If you book early you can get flights for as low as 500 Baht. You can go all the way to Macau for 1200 Baht. They have a fleet of 737-300s and operate quite efficiently. Of course you have to pay for food but your only in the air for short amounts of time.

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