i am currenty in thailand on my own and i was considering travelling to cambodia, i have seen through a few forums here that air asia can offer very very cheap flight to phnom penh from bangkok airport. just wondering if any of you ut there have had any experience with them as the price can be as low as 399 baht excluding the 750 baht air tax. just wondering if this is too good to be true on the website.
I think I flew with Air Asia from Bangkok to Singapore. I have also used Tiger Airways. I booked online. They were really ok and really cheap. One thing, you can't change your flight.
But to be honest, it probably isn't that hard to get from Bangkok to Phnom Penh by bus, and its a lot less damaging to the environment, and you get to experience all the scenery along the way.
A friend of mine did fly BKK-PNH at that 399bt rate. It is possible, but after the additional fees & taxes, plus the airport departure tax, it is really 1,600bt. Still worth doing if you are pressed for time or hate bus rides.
If you really want an adventure, go to Siem Reap from Aranyaprathet via bus/van. Be sure to read about this trip in 'talesofasia.com' first. Another adventure is to go from Koh Kong to PP via the road. Especially in rainy season(now). A trip you will remember for years to come. Or avoid all that fun and fly. We are lucky to have options.
I flew air asia a few times and they were good. But don't expect anything except for a way to get from point A to point B. The service isn't bad, it's simply almost non-existant.
Also, one little tip for you in case you're tall. Since the seats have almost no legroom, and because the seats are not assigned (first come, first take), try to get on first. This will let you grab an emergency exit row, which will let you stretch out your legs, and be a lot more comfortable.
I've flown Air Asia quite a few times and got some extremely cheap flights. True, there's no service etc., but what do you expect for that price? Basically it's a pretty bog standard budget airline - think a Malaysian version of EasyJet. Book well in advance and stick to the flights you've booked.