Airfare...yikes!

Nov 16th, 2004, 12:24 PM
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Airfare...yikes!

Hi all, I am just beginning to look into airfare for a summer trip to Vietnam and Cambodia. The best I see offered so far is $1247 for LAX to Hanoi, then Siem Reap to LAX. Does it get significantly cheaper that this? Also, any feedback on Korean Air? Thanks! Allison
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Nov 16th, 2004, 06:04 PM
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asia is a long way...i have noticed that airfares to vn seem to be higher than to other places...i don't know why...
about the cheapest you could ever get on a scheduled airline is $850...have you tried eva air??
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Nov 16th, 2004, 06:59 PM
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it's probably cheeper too fly too a major hub like Hong kong or bangkok and find cheeper flight too VN. hmm maybe not you also have angkor on the itinuray which is also just about the most expesive destination in south east asia.
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Nov 19th, 2004, 09:00 AM
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rhkkmk and orgy7, thanks for your responses. Eva Air is closer to two thousand dollars now for this flight. The cheapest is Korean Air, however the connections aren't the best...like an 8 hour layover to Seoul! Since I've got a lot of time before we go, I think I'll wait and see if the other airlines go down in price. Allison
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Nov 19th, 2004, 09:50 AM
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i'm looking at eva air from boston to bkk and it is $822 for may and june, 05
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Nov 20th, 2004, 02:27 PM
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Yes, that's a good fare. I think what makes my fare so high is because it is an open jaw flight. LA to Hanoi, then Siem Reap back to LA. Allison
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Nov 20th, 2004, 04:10 PM
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I think it really is the travel to/from Siem Reap that makes it expensive like orgy7 says, not the open-jaw really. I see fares in May of about $900 LAX-Hanoi and $345 for Hanoi-REP roundtrip. Waiting seems to be a good idea.
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Feb 1st, 2005, 03:18 PM
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i'm trying to get from BKK to Hanoi in April, and the RT fares are high -- $450. Anyone have any ideas on where to find cheaper?
thanks
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Feb 1st, 2005, 03:31 PM
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Check out www.saveflights.com for examples of fares. You may get cheaper in Khao San Rd, BKK paying cash. My mates paid US240 pp return in June 2004. Good luck.
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Feb 1st, 2005, 03:36 PM
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AllisonL-the airfare from Saigon to SR is around US200 pp return on Vietnam airlines. Why not price a ticket LAX/Hanoi/Saigon/LAX and buy your Vietnam airlines ticket to SR, in Saigon. Check out www.vietnamstay.com for firm prices on Vietnam airlines. If not on their website you can email them for prices. We've found it's much cheaper to buy air tickets for travel from Vietnam IN Vietnam, rather than from home. Vietnam airlines office is right in the middle of Saigon near Rex hotel in Nguyen Hue.
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Feb 1st, 2005, 07:01 PM
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Lyndie -- Thanks! Great site
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Feb 2nd, 2005, 07:14 PM
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Jim0884-you are very welcome. Hope you save some bucks! Have a great trip.
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