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Is it worth $20 to fly Bus Class from BKK-Chiang Mai ??

Is it worth $20 to fly Bus Class from BKK-Chiang Mai ??

Jul 6th, 2003, 12:28 PM
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Is it worth $20 to fly Bus Class from BKK-Chiang Mai ??

I know its only an 1hour and 15min flight, but 20 bucks seems cheap. Do you get anything(much easier boarding, food, etc) or is it just a waste of $20 ??
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Jul 6th, 2003, 12:34 PM
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Even though $20 seems and is cheap - it's only a 1-hr flight; you're barely off the ground and you've arrived Chiange Mai. In Economy they serve a boxed meal - nothing exciting, but will suffice.

Unless there are no economy seats available I wouldn't pay the extra $20 plus tax for business. The economy fare is only $50 plus tax.
Jul 6th, 2003, 02:02 PM
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On the other hand, Thai Airways treats its business class customers very well--special lines, a separate lounge and of course bigger seats on the airplane. We went for it when we flew to Chiang Mai and had no complaints.
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Jul 6th, 2003, 02:14 PM
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i think that the lounge benefit would be well worth it....last fall we flew bangkok air and they treated us to their lounge and it made all the difference....i find the thai airport lounges for coach customers hot and uncomfortable...is that $20. round trip?? if so it is worth it although on the CM end i can't imagine any special services are available...
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Jul 15th, 2003, 10:50 AM
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To the extent that EVERYTHING goes right on the flight including boarding, food, drink, time out of the gate, time off the ground and so on.....It might not be worth the $20....

BUT: (and its a big but!)...If anything goes wrong including weather / mechanical / equipment delays, you're likely to be very happy you spent the extra $20.....In which case you could simply go to the lounge and wait out the delay.

I have paid "marginal" amounts more for 1st class tix SIN-KUL if for no other reason than to have access to the first class lounges....
Enjoy your trip either way! Best wishes, Dave
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Jul 18th, 2003, 09:57 AM
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Unless you are on a tight budget, it's worth the extra $20 to be able to check in at the business class ticket counter instead of waiting in a long line at economy, and to have access to the lounge. There is always complimentary food and drink in the lounge, so that alone makes up some of the extra cost.
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Jul 21st, 2003, 07:58 AM
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Pay the extra $20! You'll be glad you did.
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Jul 30th, 2003, 06:13 PM
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Just back-----did it, and glad I did--thanks to everyone for the advice.
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