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1. Posted by buzzard (Respected Member, 187 posts) 26 Jul '06 05:09

I haven't flown with Thai AirAsia yet, but am thinking about using them for flights to both Phnom Penh and Yangon later this year. My question: How reliable are they? Are they prone to cancelling flights or long delays? Their prices are great, but I'm still reluctant to make a reservation, not knowing how dependable they are. Has anyone out there had any good - or bad - experiences with Thai AirAsia?

2. Posted by fredchris (Budding Member, 14 posts) 26 Jul '06 05:56

I have flown with airasia lots of times, they are basic, but have never really had any problems with them.

3. Posted by suwannaphu (Budding Member, 51 posts) 26 Jul '06 08:10

I flew the BKK-Phnom Penh route with air asia many times and it was fine. All the flights were on time. The earlier you book, the cheaper fare you get. But dont expect the inflight service like that of Thai Airways or Bangkok Airways. That's why it's cheap.

I dont think air asia flies BKK-Yangoon route. Check in www.airasia.com for update and booking.

4. Posted by AlexT (Respected Member, 245 posts) 26 Jul '06 15:57

I have also flown with them numerous times and have not really had any significant problems with them. There are sometimes delays but thats about it. They also like the freezing cold aircon so maybe take a jumper. Other than that nothing wrong with them. All their routes are short flights so you don't need anything flash in my opinion. I certainly plan on using them later in the year.

5. Posted by buzzard (Respected Member, 187 posts) 27 Jul '06 01:39

Thanks for the feedback. As far as the Bangkok- Yangon flights, they are supposed to start sometime in August. Earlier this week I sent an e-mail to Thai AirAsia asking if they could confirm when the Yangon flights will start, but other than an automated "you will receive a reply soon" message, I haven't gotten an answer from them yet.

6. Posted by xiananena (Budding Member, 16 posts) 28 Jul '06 22:35

I didn't fly with airasia but friends of mine decided not to fly with airasia paying some more money (flying with another company) and they also delayed, so you never know...

7. Posted by trip345 (Budding Member, 7 posts) 28 Jul '06 22:45

they are good and delays can happen but not more than at any other airline. I took them many times before and had only had one delay in singapore so far which was 2 hours. otherwise never had any problems.

8. Posted by buzzard (Respected Member, 187 posts) 31 Jul '06 23:51

I booked a return flight to Phnom Penh (from Bangkok) with the airline this week. It was a fairly easy process online. However, in the past 10 days I have sent Thai AirAsia two separate e-mails, asking when they were going to begin their service to Yangon (as announced last month), but I have yet to receive any reply.

9. Posted by buzzard (Respected Member, 187 posts) 7 Aug '06 21:40

After sending three e-mails and waiting almost two weeks, I finally got a reply yesterday from AirAsia. Their flights to Yangon will start on August 16.