BKK to PNH flights

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  1. gallivant

    gallivant Silver Member

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    I need to book a one way from Bangkok to PNH near the end of October and a return from Siem Reap. Would anyone venture to guess if I should book with Air Asia now or wait for their recently announced Big Sale on 9/17? Do their fares typically go up or down the closer in it gets? This is my first trip to SE Asia. Any suggestions?
     
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    The 17th is two days away... one if it begins on the 17th Asia time. I can't see any reason why purchasing now would make sense.
     
  3. gallivant

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    Thats why I haven't pulled the trigger. I wondered if the sale would be on all their flights or target a specific region. The airfare from REP to Bangkok seems reasonable enough. I wouldn't call the fare from Bangkok to PNH low cost.
    Thanks for reminding me the sale will be earlier US time.
     
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    FD just entered the BKK-REP market so the fares are solely priced at an introductory level. They will rise in the future. While the PNH-BKK flights might be priced higher (I;ll take your word it since I don't normally price out FD) they are one of two options for purchasing a o/w segment, the other being K6. Since PG/TG automatically kick up the cheapest purchasable fare class for o/w travel FD/K6 does not making these latter two carriers your best bet.
     
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    Oh, and what was the result... did you get a deal?
     
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    Booked with air asia BKK to PNH and a return from REP to BKK in October. $154 all in after seat fee and credit card fees. Skipped the baggage fee and will do carry on. Its 5 nights in BKK, 3 in PNH a boat ride up to REP for 3 days. Then on to Bali. I am jazzed. Think I found some charming non chain hotels along the way at affordable prices.
     
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    After watching the website for awhile I have discovered that Air Asia prices are like the weather if you wait long enough it will change.
     
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    I'd skip the boat ride. It's a long, noisy, fumy, ride in a rocking, jumping, clastrophobia inducing, sausage that's prone to breakdowns. The better option is on the roof, but there are no seats and you will cook. Amazingly there isn't a lot to see either. You're just out in the middle of a huge lake most of the time. It used to be a reasonable choice before they fixed the roads & it took 8 hrs to SR. IIWY, I'd grab a mini-bus - Giant Ibis or Mekong Express.
     
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    I will consider your experience on the boat and make a decision in PNH. And Thanks for the bus info.
     
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