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Apr 5th, 2013, 07:44 AM
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Cambodia Angkor Air or Bangkok Airways

This title really should read SHOULD I FLY CAMBODIA ANGKOR AIR OR WAIT?

I am looking to fly Bkk - Rep on Dec 30. Bangkok Airways shows that the cheapest fare is Tb 67280 return for 4. It does seem that other days are less expensive, so the cheaper fares must have already been loaded and snapped up immediately (or were never available to begin with). Our schedule is very tight, and I can't move my dates around. This is more money than I can spend for 2.5 days in Siem Reap.

Cambodia Angkor Air is available at US $344 p.p. return according to kayak. Any comments on how reliable an airline this is? I have to catch an onward flight from bkk on the same day I would fly rep to bkk.

I am really disappointed at the moment as I thought I had worked out a stop in Siem Reap to see the temples.
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Apr 5th, 2013, 11:40 AM
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Bangkok Air has long had a monopoly on the Bangkok/Siem Reap route. This start-up airline (Cambodia Angkor Air) now advertises, but I don't know anything about it. If you are flying anywhere else in the area, the Bangkok Air Discovery Pass is a great deal. You need three legs in order to book it.

I'd do some more research on this tiny airline before I'd book it.
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Apr 5th, 2013, 08:53 PM
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my opinion is to be leery of a start-up if i have to fly onwards on the same day..

i would not do it, in fact i never return to bkk on the same day that i have to fly overseas..
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Apr 6th, 2013, 12:21 AM
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I've flown with Cambodian Angkor Air with no hassles. I think its partially owned by Vietnam Airlines. However that was between Ho Chi Minh City and Siem Reap which may or may not make a difference.
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Apr 6th, 2013, 03:56 AM
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Cambodia Angkor is fairly ok airline....don't worry
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Apr 6th, 2013, 10:50 PM
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Cambodia Air is Vietnam Air. It's fine. Watch luggage restrictions.
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Apr 7th, 2013, 10:33 AM
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Regarding Cambodia Angkor Air, I did check the internet for reviews and safety info. I saw a number of comments about surly flight attendants, and one comment where the flight left late and the guy missed his connection in BKK. The latter is my greatest worry.

My flight leaves BKK for Phuket at 19:35 on Thai Airways. Cambodia Air has two flights that day:

9:00 arriving at 10:10 or
12:50 arriving at 14:00

I think the second flight gives me a good enough window for a late takeoff. Do you agree? The rest of my journey is on frequent flyer points.

The price is about $900 less than Bangkok Airways.

Another question regarding luggage allowance...since I am leaving from, and returning to BKK three days later, I would like to leave a couple of suitcases there. Is there a reliable left luggage option at BKK?

Thanks for the help. Siem Reap is back on!
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Apr 7th, 2013, 11:39 AM
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Lori, that is very useful info. Thanks.

poutine, do you know which airport Cambodia Angkor Air flies into in Bangkok? Thai Airways uses BKK. As long as Cambodia Angkor Air flies into BKK (rather than Don Muang) the second flight should get you there in plenty of time.

There is left luggage at BKK, though I just realized that I haven't used it in the new airport - wow! it's been a while!
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Apr 7th, 2013, 01:26 PM
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Kathie, the airports listed on the Cambodia Angkor Air ticket page are BKK and REP. Do you think a 5.5 hour window at the same airport is enough? I will have to get off the Cambodia Air flight, retrieve my left luggage (wherever that is at BKK), and then check back in to my Thai Airways flight to Phuket.
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Apr 7th, 2013, 02:59 PM
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I think a 5.5 hour window is plenty - even if your flight is an hour late. BKK is enormous - but very well organized.
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Apr 8th, 2013, 10:12 AM
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Thanks everyone. Tickets purchased!
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May 3rd, 2013, 10:15 AM
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FYI - the prices on the Cambodia Angkor Air website are much less than on Kayak for some reason.
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May 4th, 2013, 03:16 PM
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The reason is taxes,fuel surcharges and airport fees. The base price is 6500 baht plus taxes etc of 3555 = 10055 baht or $338. A difference of a few dollars
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