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    Quote Originally Posted by Thedogsbollix
    Besides that issue, AA is designed for people who are savie enough to take advantage of their great prices and sales.
    One day, when I grow up, I hope I can be savie enough to take those advantages.

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    Quote Originally Posted by stevefarang View Post
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    I have been a frequent traveler for the past 8 years or so as I work in Australia and fly home monthly for RNR, I have travelled on nearly every airline that services Australia.
    IMHO Air Asia is average it is certainly better than virgin, I have had a few disasters with them, but of the budget airlines scoot and tiger were my airlines of choice mainly due to the stopover which is Singapore and not bloody K.L. which is a cesspit, all the money they spent on the new terminal was a waste. Thai Airways has seemed to drop the ball lately as it seems every time I fly in you have to be bussed to the plane and the seats seem to be getting more cramped.
    The inflight service and the tucker has gone down hill as well, I dunno if it is a cost cutting or what but it certainly feels like it is going downhill.
    Qantas is not even worth mentioning as it does not fly from Brisbane to Thailand unless you do a multi part booking and it is always dearer than Thai air anyway.

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    Rob,
    I may be going to Perth, for 3 weeks, from late July through August. What airline would you recommend ?

    It seems all the connections are crap, with long layovers.

    I was debating on taking AA between Bangkok and Jakarta (or Bali), overnighting there, and then on to Perth. And then return the same way.

    Thanks,
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    Could fly to KLCC 2 airport and overnight at the inhouse hotel for 2000 baht then fly Perth the next day.

    Could fly to Bali overnight there then fly Perth the next day. Why rush, spend a few days hanging out.

    If ya don't want to do that pay the wedge and fly return on Thai airways. They have great deals off season. Under 700 buks AUD return.

    My mate uses them all the time.

    I prefer the slow easy route myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Thedogsbollix
    Besides that issue, AA is designed for people who are savie enough to take advantage of their great prices and sales.
    One day, when I grow up, I hope I can be savie enough to take those advantages.
    Most other people seem to manage it so I reckon you may catch on maybe.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thedogsbollix
    Most other people seem to manage it so I reckon you may catch on maybe.
    I can only hope....thanks for giving me another challenge!

    Air Asia is great as long as your flight plans revolve around not relying on their web based services and realizing your flying out of Don Muang. If you live in the city, it's generally better to fly out of Swampy as you're saving the 400B cab ride.
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    Dunno if you live in BKK or not but BTS or MRT to Mo chit and the A1 or A2 bus to Don Muang for 30 BHT seems to work for me.

    Straight run down the Freeway.

    Swampy is a mad house compared to The Don.


    Try that next time. Or maybe just pay the extra and fly full fare on Thai.

    Considering AA do their vast majority of Businesses over the Web I'll keep using that system and saving quite a bit of money in the process.

    The booking system is simple once people actually learn how to use it efficiently. Same as every other budget Flyer.

    Nok also is very good once dialled in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan
    Air Asia is great as long as your flight plans revolve around not relying on their web based services and realizing your flying out of Don Muang. If you live in the city, it's generally better to fly out of Swampy as you're saving the 400B cab ride.
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    IMHO I can navigate the website and book flights easily on AA, Nok, and Thai Lion. No luggage means I or we are home in less than 15 minutes upon a domestic flights arrival.

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    Just a word on that. Flying no booked luggage out The Don is a dream. Straight thru the gates scan the luggage and into the lounge.

    Things have changed though regards booked luggage and it's a total pain in the arse.

    One must now print out a luggage tag on one of their machines and then join the line again to proceed to check in where the staff check ya ticket and attach the luggage tag.

    This little brain child has just increased the need for more staff to help travellers actually print out the baggage tag.

    Will see how long this lasts. Also AA have been threatening to start weighing carry on luggage.

    That would defiantly be fun watching the Thai travellers twisting off over excess luggage charges.

    Thai don't do rules all that good plus the Back Packers may get a shock.

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    Good flight yesterday to Hat Yai on time new A320 neo very clean cabin comfortable seats.They didn't bother to check bag weights most people luggage ended up in the cabin.

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    Bought a ticket on AA on one of their sales. Taxes only and credit card charge 190 baht.

    Actually, I've flown all over Thailand to many destinations for 190 baht or around that.

    AA are certainly the go if flying short haul frequently and have their system dialled in.

    Most people can work it out that when paying small amounts of money on a Budget carrier it's a tad silly to complain about not getting a sarnie , free water and a seat with a large leg space is simply pissing into the wind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thedogsbollix View Post
    Bought a ticket on AA on one of their sales. Taxes only and credit card charge 190 baht.

    Actually, I've flown all over Thailand to many destinations for 190 baht or around that.

    AA are certainly the go if flying short haul frequently and have their system dialled in.

    Most people can work it out that when paying small amounts of money on a Budget carrier it's a tad silly to complain about not getting a sarnie , free water and a seat with a large leg space is simply pissing into the wind.
    You get a lot more than that on BkkAir, for the modest extra price (change of itinerary accepted, no hassle)

    You get a far more comfortable trip all round, with as much free food as you can eat, (cakes, sandwiches, Thai snacks, popcorn), and drinks (water, tea, coffee, cocoa, fruit juice cordial, milk) along with free wifi (using their computers if you wish) and newspapers, all in a comfortable lounge away from squabbling, coughing, throat clearing Chinese and other weirdos.

    Then on the plane, more free food with a menu choice, (pre-selected), as many cups of tea, coffee, water, fruit juice as you want with enough passenger room to eat in comfort and stretch your legs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by aging one View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CSFFan
    Air Asia is great as long as your flight plans revolve around not relying on their web based services and realizing your flying out of Don Muang. If you live in the city, it's generally better to fly out of Swampy as you're saving the 400B cab ride.
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    Come on Tops it by far depends on where you live. For so many DM is more convenient. We have two airports lets use them wisely. Where you live Swampy is better where I live no...

    IMHO I can navigate the website and book flights easily on AA, Nok, and Thai Lion. No luggage means I or we are home in less than 15 minutes upon a domestic flights arrival.
    AO I don't think anyone's saying that if you live 15 minutes from Don Muang then Don Muang is not the best place to get an airplane.

    Let's just be glad that Tops has finally worked out the best place to fly from if you live 15 minutes from suwannapoom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    You get a lot more than that on BkkAir, for the modest extra price (change of itinerary accepted, no hassle)
    Double or even triple the cost of a low cost flight bought with foresight.

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    Bt 3,180 (including Bt 200 tax) on Bkk Air,...compared to Air Asia's offer of Bt 2,486 Bkk to CM just prior to Songkran?
    Bt 694 (US$ 20) difference.

    And 2 months in advance, comparable times of day,...late morning to midday-ish;

    BkAir Bt 2,780 CM to Bkk Suvarnabhumi, return trip; 5/7/2017 -10/7/2017
    AAsia Bt 2,286.50 CM to Bkk Don Muang return trip; 5/7/2017-10/7/2017.

    Bt 493.50 (US$ 14.24) difference in price, and well worth it.

    Standard economy rates, no bonuses etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Thedogsbollix
    Bought a ticket on AA on one of their sales. Taxes only and credit card charge 190 baht.

    Actually, I've flown all over Thailand to many destinations for 190 baht or around that.

    AA are certainly the go if flying short haul frequently and have their system dialled in.

    Most people can work it out that when paying small amounts of money on a Budget carrier it's a tad silly to complain about not getting a sarnie , free water and a seat with a large leg space is simply pissing into the wind
    Is this Terry57?

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    I've flown both routes to CNX about half a dozen times each over the last four years on trips to and from the Arabian Gulf.

    I now fly BKK air as the connection at swampy makes the extra money worth paying. Also the price difference has been eroded over those four years, and as ENT says, the whole flight experience is superior.

    The main deciding factor though is whichever airport is easier for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dillinger View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Thedogsbollix
    Bought a ticket on AA on one of their sales. Taxes only and credit card charge 190 baht.

    Actually, I've flown all over Thailand to many destinations for 190 baht or around that.

    AA are certainly the go if flying short haul frequently and have their system dialled in.

    Most people can work it out that when paying small amounts of money on a Budget carrier it's a tad silly to complain about not getting a sarnie , free water and a seat with a large leg space is simply pissing into the wind
    Is this Terry57?
    If it is he must have been wincing as he typed 'a tad silly'. No [at][at][at][at] says that apart from pomgolians.

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    Just had a trip on BKK Air a few days ago. A great trip as normal- that lounge takes the edge of waiting at Swampy. Food was Masaman gai with a drinkable couple of glasses of red wine. Mandalay is also fast becoming a nice little airport with decent dining options and a lounge. Immigration also seems smoother a less chaotic these days.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cyrille
    Let's just be glad that Tops has finally worked out the best place to fly from if you live 15 minutes from suwannapoom
    It's one of my prouder accomplishments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    Just had a trip on BKK Air a few days ago. A great trip as normal- that lounge takes the edge of waiting at Swampy. Food was Masaman gai with a drinkable couple of glasses of red wine. Mandalay is also fast becoming a nice little airport with decent dining options and a lounge. Immigration also seems smoother a less chaotic these days.
    An Israeli friend flew from Bkk to CM on BkkAir last week, selected a kosher meal.
    He was handed a box containing 2 bananas, two oranges, an apple and a cup of water, none of it certified kosher.

    Indignant at the anti Semitic slur, (ragheads call Jews monkeys, so monkey food provided for lunch by the obviously raghead caterers) he switched on his phone, took pics of the box (inner, and outer with the significator for "kosher meal" written on it, then stood up and called the trolley dolly, demanding a kosher meal as per contract.

    They tried to shush him up, but he was having none of that, and ordered a replacement vegetarian meal with a glass of red wine, or else he'd report the offence.
    By then, both passengers sitting on either side of him, were also taking pics of the box of fruit, and others around were also getting interested, witnesses everywhere.

    The trolley dollies returned tout de suite with a replacement vegetarian meal and asked him to hand back the box of fruit, which he refused to do.....retained as evidence.

    Upshot,...my Israeli friend got an acceptable vegetarian meal, a couple of glasses of wine on demand and a box of fruit, to take home.
    He also registered a complaint against BkkAir for such foul behaviour.

    Win for the Israeli, lose for the raghead caterers, on all counts.

    He might now get a free flight or two,...he's not a vindictive man.

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    We actually landed at DM 10 minutes ahead of schedule not worked out AA new baggage policy. It seems one bag per person is fine they have a 7kg weight policy no one weighed any bags. Self check in don't bother declaring hold luggage no one is bothered so we could have saved 400 baht baggage allowance on the return from HDY.
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    Seems to be that within Thailand AA do not check the weight of carry on.

    I work it out that once one reaches departure gates it would be way to time consuming to start checking and then collecting money.

    The plane must depart on time so gate check seems too hard as they must process everyone once they start.

    I do wonder why they are so lax checking carry on within Thailand simply because it would not be that hard to do and it would be a large money spinner.

    Some travellers really take the piss with their carry on especially Backpackers.

    I took a late night flight to India out of Don where the officials decended at the gate and proceeded to unload a heap of Indians from their Baht. That was funny to watch.

    Last month in Kl they were checking carry on so they do do it but it seems to be at the larger Airports.

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    Last year, the AA agents in MNL airport didn't check the weight of carry-ons, and some passengers were a bit overboard - had a small wheelie case, a large-ish backpack plus a handbag/shoulder bag. I followed the rules & just had a 6+ kg backpack & shoulder bag. The AA agents on my return flight from Yangon were strict & enforced the carry on rules.

    This year, travelled AA again, MNL-Taipei, agents on both sides were strict with the carry on rules. Lots of ppl had too many carry ons & were asked to check in (and pay) the fees.

    All my flights w/ AA have been good, no gripes here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Mandaloopy View Post
    Just had a trip on BKK Air a few days ago. A great trip as normal- that lounge takes the edge of waiting at Swampy. Food was Masaman gai with a drinkable couple of glasses of red wine. Mandalay is also fast becoming a nice little airport with decent dining options and a lounge. Immigration also seems smoother a less chaotic these days.
    An Israeli friend flew from Bkk to CM on BkkAir last week, selected a kosher meal.
    He was handed a box containing 2 bananas, two oranges, an apple and a cup of water, none of it certified kosher.

    Indignant at the anti Semitic slur, (ragheads call Jews monkeys, so monkey food provided for lunch by the obviously raghead caterers) he switched on his phone, took pics of the box (inner, and outer with the significator for "kosher meal" written on it, then stood up and called the trolley dolly, demanding a kosher meal as per contract.

    They tried to shush him up, but he was having none of that, and ordered a replacement vegetarian meal with a glass of red wine, or else he'd report the offence.
    By then, both passengers sitting on either side of him, were also taking pics of the box of fruit, and others around were also getting interested, witnesses everywhere.

    The trolley dollies returned tout de suite with a replacement vegetarian meal and asked him to hand back the box of fruit, which he refused to do.....retained as evidence.

    Upshot,...my Israeli friend got an acceptable vegetarian meal, a couple of glasses of wine on demand and a box of fruit, to take home.
    He also registered a complaint against BkkAir for such foul behaviour.

    Win for the Israeli, lose for the raghead caterers, on all counts.

    He might now get a free flight or two,...he's not a vindictive man.
    You really do go to extraordinary lengths to post your gibberish, don't you?

    Bangkok Airways make it quite clear on their website and promotional material that on domestic flights Kosher food will comprise whole fruits and nothing else.
    Your claims of reporting a truthful anecdote is pure invention and nothing more than lie.

    You really are unwell.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Bangkok Airways make it quite clear on their website and promotional material that on domestic flights Kosher food will comprise whole fruits and nothing else.
    Your claims of reporting a truthful anecdote is pure invention and nothing more than lie.
    Ooooh the lying kike! The story was his, not mine, apart from my guess that he'd get a free flight out of it all.

    But you're right, BkkAir does say that.

    That restores my faith in them again.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Seekingasylum View Post
    Your claims of reporting a truthful anecdote is pure invention and nothing more than lie.
    He really does do that an awful lot. My personal favourite was the utterly farcical story about wearing a camera to prove he wasn't a kiddy fiddler.

    The bloke is a total bullshit artist.

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