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1 nt on Phuket or add a night to Phi Phi or BKK?

Old Feb 6th, 2006, 11:42 PM
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1 nt on Phuket or add a night to Phi Phi or BKK?

So, I want to go ahead and book a cheap flight from Phuket to BKK. I'll be coming from Phi Phi. Trying to decide if I should go straight from Phi Phi to the Phuket airport then on to Bangkok that day or should I spend the night in Phuket for logistics and to check it out. If not, should I add the extra night to Phi Phi or Bangkok? I'll already have three nights at each. What would you do?
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Old Feb 7th, 2006, 01:46 AM
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stay an extra day on phi phi if i were you...
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Old Feb 7th, 2006, 02:08 AM
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One night in Phuket doesn't really give you much chance to see or do anything there, so I wouldn't bother. Between adding the extra night to PP or BKK, then I'd prefer PP.
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Old Feb 7th, 2006, 02:38 AM
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Check the ferry schedules. You might need to get to spend the night on Phuket in order to catch your flight to BKK.
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Old Feb 7th, 2006, 04:07 AM
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If you opt to stay on Phuket one night, you will want to limit yourself to one of the places on the northern part of the island. Places like Kata Noi (my own favorite), Kata or Karon beach are about 45-60 minute drive/ride from the Phuket airport.
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Old Feb 7th, 2006, 08:00 AM
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i would add one nite in bkk as 3 is not sufficient if you have not been there before and if your 3 nites are when you arrive, your day one will be not too productive as you will be quite tired if arriving from usa
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Old Feb 7th, 2006, 09:28 AM
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Hmmm, the three nights will actuall be after about 12 nights of beach time, so jet lag won't really be an issue. Our flight to Siem Reap is late on the last day, so we'd really have almost four days if we fly out of Phuket early. Is that still not long enough for BKK?
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Old Feb 7th, 2006, 09:37 AM
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well you probably know that we love bangkok...on our upcoming trip we will have 3 days in bkk, then 2 a bit later on and then 14 at the end of our trip....keep in mind that we have now been to bkk 10 times in 11 years, and you ask me if 3 or 4 days is enough???
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it is not enough time imo...

do you have my bkk restaurant listing? if not ask...

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even though you flight is late, you have to allow over 3 hours lead time for bkk flights from the time you leave the city...do essentially you have 1/2 day on your last day...imo

i should also point out that many of the discount flights do not leave or arrive on time...keep that in the back of your planning mind as well... a regular thai air flight is not much more than $100 r.t.
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with 14 days at the beach you will also have had plenty...
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Old Feb 7th, 2006, 01:51 PM
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Good points. Now I just need to decide and book that flight!
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Old Feb 8th, 2006, 11:15 AM
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About the flight...
If I had it to do over again, I would choose NOK airline over Air Asia, no question!!! But remember the discount airlines have tighter limits on the weight of your checked bags. Overweight bags can be very expensive.

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Old Feb 8th, 2006, 11:45 PM
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The problem with NOK is that they aren't accepting foreign credit cards on line right now and they aren't accepting reservations past mid March. I'm not sure what's going on there. I'm actually leaning toward 1-2-Go I think. They allow 20kg rather than 15 also!
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