bangkok to Phuket

Old Jan 10th, 2007, 11:26 AM
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bangkok to Phuket

I was wondering the best way to travel from bangkok to phuket. It will be our first time in Thailand. Any suggestions would be great!
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Old Jan 10th, 2007, 11:31 AM
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Fly.

You can opt for a full service airline (Thai) or one of the budget airlines (Air Asia).
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Old Jan 10th, 2007, 12:50 PM
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Simple answer.....take a plane. Best choice would be Thai but there are other options, Bangkok Airways would be my next choice. Have used them many times....No problems.
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Old Jan 10th, 2007, 05:04 PM
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Flights:
Full Service: Thai( by far the most flights ) and Bangkok Airways.

Budget carriers: Air Asia and Nok Air

Discount carriers: One-2-Go ( i.e cheaper fares than full service but not those very low 'from' fares of the budget ones, also One-2-Gp you get normal baggage allowance etc )

Flight takes about 1 hr 10, scehduled 1 hr 20.

If you are just asking to get from A to B then certainly fly unless you were planning to stop at places on the way down or something like that.

Which airlines are you using for your 'long haul' flight ?
Where else are you flying in the region?
These are relevant for example if you were using Thai for long haul you can often get add on sectors if using Thai long haul, or, Bangkok Airways Discovery Pass or The Thai discounted pass for 3 or more sectors, that sort of deal, so deciding which carrier 'might' depend on your other travel plans.


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Old Jan 10th, 2007, 05:09 PM
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Air asia and Nok Air have a 15 kg baggage allowance whereas others have 20 kg ( unless Business Class on Thai or using Nok 'Plus' in which case 30 kg per person ).
Unless you are on a 'tight' budget I would go for Thai, and if you can afford upgrade to Business Class, although only a short flight it can add some comfort/enjoyment if on Honeymoon (!)
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James is right, if your budget can handle it, go business class. It's maybe $20 more...
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Old Jan 11th, 2007, 07:09 AM
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I agree with James and Kathie that it is worth the extra $$ to fly in "Royal Executive" class on Thai, even though the hop from BKK to Phuket is a short one. I do it everytime.

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