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Bangkok Air Discovery Pass vs. Thai Airways Discover Thailand Pass

Old Feb 13th, 2006, 11:43 AM
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Bangkok Air Discovery Pass vs. Thai Airways Discover Thailand Pass

In planning our trip we have a situation that neither Airline goes to all our destinations. Can't get to Chiang Rai on Bangkok and can't get to Siem Reap on Thai. Is there any advantage of using one airline over other for the other destinations other than just price? Better planes, service, better on time record. We would use the passes on one then just book the single flight with the other. Thank you!
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Old Feb 13th, 2006, 12:10 PM
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Both are good airlines. You'll likely get the most discount for your airpass by purchasing the Bangkok Air pass, as otherwise the airfare to Siem Reap is pretty pricey.
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Old Feb 13th, 2006, 12:34 PM
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I was thinking the same thing. Go with Bangkok Air to save money on the Siem Reap leg.
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Old Feb 13th, 2006, 02:22 PM
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The Bangkok Airpass went up in cost Feb1 for all international and some domestic flights and with the fuel surcharge/insurance it is not as attractive as it used to be. Two international, one domestic (at the unchanged price) will cost $294. Regular return to Siem Reap is 10735 baht or $268. Unless you use the domestic portion, it is not worthwhile. Where you can save money is when you the pass to fly only international routes say BK/SR/BK and BK/Luang Prabang/BK.

The Thai pass is $169 for 3 flights and added to that is $11 for each flight re fuel surcharges/airport tax. That averages out to $67. Flight to Chiang Rai is 3105 baht or $73.

You have to do some figuring as to your best way to go
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Old Feb 13th, 2006, 03:00 PM
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Scotters, If we fly BKK to SR to Phuket to BKK with Bangkok does the pass then make financial sense? It does by my calculations. Then use Thai Airways to get to Chianf Rai.
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Old Feb 13th, 2006, 04:40 PM
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Well, you have the following legs:
BKK-REP
REP-BKK
BKK-PKT
PKT-BKK

(I think I've got the code for Phuket wrong - it's been a long time since I've been there) 2 legs are international, two are domestic.
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Old Feb 13th, 2006, 05:14 PM
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Yes there is a saving
Pass:
2 international at $117 each
(90+25+2) = 234
2 domestic at $59.5 each
(50+7.50+2) = 119
Total 343

Regular Fare
BK/SR/BK 268 (10735 baht)
BK/PKT/BK 145 ( 5805 baht)
Total 413

Special Fare to Phuket good to mar31/06
BK/SR/BK 268
BK/PKT/BK 121 (4885 baht)
Total 389

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Old Feb 15th, 2006, 04:57 AM
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I am not sure i fully understand the Air Pass.

This link is to the map covered by the airlines involved.

Is it $90 per leg maximum of 6 legs. And if so could one fly a round trip ?

Looks a good deal.

thanks

David
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Old Feb 15th, 2006, 04:57 AM
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Would help if i posted the link!!!

http://www.bangkokair.com/spoffer/?id=4
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Old Feb 15th, 2006, 05:23 AM
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if you looking to spend as litl cash as possible how about trying bangkok air to SR

and use one the discount airlines to CM or phuket. ]

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nok air.

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Old Feb 15th, 2006, 07:19 AM
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I will check it out. many thanks.
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Old Feb 15th, 2006, 11:34 AM
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There is a connecting flight from Siem Reap to Phuket on Bangkok Air (via BKK of cours), so it could be three legs:

BKK-> REP
REP-> BKK -> HKT
HKT-> BKK

I assume that would be three coupons.
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Old Feb 15th, 2006, 12:16 PM
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mrwunrfl - This flight Siem Reap to Phuket is considered as two seperate legs thus requiring two coupons.
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Old Feb 16th, 2006, 07:24 AM
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I am confused about Siem Reap To Phuket. When I go to Bangkok's Website and put those destinations in it shows as a nonstop flight of 1:10 duration. Seems like that amount of time would not allow a stop or changeover. So is it 2 legs or 1? Also someone mentioned a USA travel agent who specialized in Asia/Thailand that takes care of the airfare for them. I can't locate that thread anymore so if someone can refer me many thanks. This is getting a little confusing for me with all the different pass combinations etc.
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Old Feb 16th, 2006, 07:28 AM
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ooops! Now it says 1 stop. I said I was confused. Better find a reliable agent.
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