BKK-Krabi roundtrip ticket price

Oct 11th, 2009, 06:09 AM
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BKK-Krabi roundtrip ticket price

Is $250 a fair price for a round air trip ticket between Krabi and Bangkok in January?
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Oct 11th, 2009, 06:25 AM
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I don't think so. It's far cheaper if you go to Air Asia's website and do an internet booking for the BKK-Krabi flights. We went there for our honeymoon in late spring and ended up paying something around U$100 each roundtripping.
Which airlines is it that's charging U$250
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Oct 11th, 2009, 06:29 AM
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Thanks for the tip.

Thai Airways
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Oct 11th, 2009, 06:35 AM
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Air Asia is charging $202 for the same rt flight
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Oct 11th, 2009, 07:31 AM
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Is that each person? Hmm, we got some good deals for March given the worldwide economic recession and also I think because Thailand needed to entice travelers to return due to the Bangkok airports shutdowns in Dec. Thailand is still trying to recover from it's political parties' infighting which concerns tourists wondering whether their holidays might be disrupted. Even in mid-April there were demonstations by the 'reds'/UDD disrupting an ASEAN summit and very embarassing to the country and scaring away possible tourists.
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Oct 11th, 2009, 08:07 AM
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puttakka,

That's the normal price for January. It could get more expensive if you buy it later or closer to your travel date.
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Oct 11th, 2009, 11:15 AM
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For a similar price, personally, I'd opt for Thai rather than Air Asia. Air Asia has the typical budget airline disadvantages... if you miss the flight for any reason, you have to buy a new ticket. They won't put you on the next flight (even if you missed the flight because of them!). They have a limited luggage allowance, they have scramble for seats. You can buy extra luggage allowance and early boarding, but then you are paying as much as you would on Thai where you'll actually get service.
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Oct 11th, 2009, 07:00 PM
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Minor point, Kathie, Air Asia no longer has a scramble for seats. International regulations require people to have assigned seats, so you either pay for premium seating at the front or exit rows, or you get what they assign you at the airport.
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Oct 11th, 2009, 07:19 PM
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The average pruce on Air Asia for a January if booked now is around $95 return. It could be a little less or more depending the day and time of travel. Where did $202 come from.
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Oct 11th, 2009, 07:26 PM
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Scotters - I went to the Air Asia site and put my dates in.
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Oct 11th, 2009, 07:37 PM
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oh, really? Thanks for the info, Michael.
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Oct 11th, 2009, 09:40 PM
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I was booking flights to Phuket for over new years this year a month or more back. With Air Asia, once I added in extra baggage for my scuba gear, insurance and seat selection, the price was within about $20 of Thai's fare, so I went with Thai.

Although they're better than they used to be, there are still a lot of add-on fees with Air Asia that can add up to a lot more than the "headline" rate they advertise.
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Oct 12th, 2009, 04:13 AM
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Hmmm. Maybe I'll book on orbitz and see if their "price protection" really works!
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Oct 12th, 2009, 09:15 AM
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Why go to Orbitz to buy at $261 when you can get a fare of $205 booking on the Thai Airline site.

As for Air Asia the most expensive fare I found was $127 plus baggage cost of $6 (for 15kms). This was reduced if you chose another flight on the same day. What dates are you flying
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Oct 12th, 2009, 09:29 AM
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In my expereince, Puttakka, I can always get better prices on the airlines own website. I never book on expedia or Orbitz. I find Orbitz has consistently higher prices.

Like Michael, I think it's worth flying Air Asia only if it saves a goodly amount of money. For a few bucks more, give me Thai any day!
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Oct 12th, 2009, 10:01 AM
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forget orbitz....go direct to air asia
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Oct 12th, 2009, 10:03 AM
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my bkk-krabi-bkk flight for may are: 2920 B per person with all the extras added in
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Oct 12th, 2009, 11:30 AM
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Thanks for all your advice!! I am flying the morning of Jan 16 and hope to fly back after noon on Jan 20.

I will try the Thai Air or Air Asia sites. Any other sites?
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Oct 12th, 2009, 11:46 AM
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I ended up with two tickets booked on Thai Airways website for about $170 per ticket. Much better!!! Not as cheap ast $95 but for a direct flight in high season at the times I need, it is perfect.

Thanks as usual.
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Oct 12th, 2009, 12:07 PM
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I should add that Air Asia was about $40 cheaper each way but the times were not as convenient (need to get to Krabi to catch an 11 AM ferry to Ko Lanta - Air Asia would have been cutting it close) plus we may have baggage issues since we are coming from far away. Further, if we are delayed flying from Tokyo to Bangkok, it's good to know that the change fee on Thai is only 500 baht per person.
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