Hi there. We're travelling through Thailand, Loas, Cambodia & Vietnam from Dec 07 - Feb 08. We've read that it's possible to buy an All Asia Air Pass BEFORE you enter Asia which bascially gives you vouchers to use on internal fights between these countries & works out at about £110 per flight.
Travelling friends have told us that this may actually work out cheaper than buying flights when we're there. Does anyone have any opinion or advice on this?!
Im only going on flights I have looked up myself, but you can get flights as cheap as €30 with air asia particularly within thailand. I would advise pricing the flights you think you might take and then see which option is cheaper - but 110 sterling sounds expensive to me for flights with air asia.
Hope this helps
I see you have just joined TP, welcome. There is a wealth of info in the older posts plus travel helpers for each country willing to offer advice.
I agree with Clare, most Air Asia flight are less than $100, let alone 100 Brit pounds. It does not sound like this Discovery pass is much of a bargain. Try booking each leg online and see what fare you are quoted. Then you can make an informed decision.
Good Luck with your trip planning.
Paying GBP110 for a one way flight on Air Asia sounds very much of a rip-off. If you book your flights early, you are more or less guaranteed to paying GBP50 to GBP70 to almost anywhere in Malaysia, the higher end pointing to destinations like Sabah & Sarawak in Malaysia or any international flights of 3 hours.
Air Asia comes up with promos quite often, so it is advisable that you keep an eye on these as they do give away free tickets (or negligible fares) which means you only have to pay for taxes and fuel surcharges. The trick of getting cheap tickets is as any other low cost carrier, always travel in midweek and out of holiday seasons.