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Yeti airlines or Buddha Air??

Travel Forums Asia Yeti airlines or Buddha Air??

1. Posted by Ilovelife (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

Hello,

I'm flying from Kathmandu to Pokhara and am unsure as to which airline I should fly with? Yeti or Buddha (Love the names of them!!). Does anyone know which one is most reliable? I don't want to book with an airline that is notorious for cancellations!!

Any other info would be much appreciated as well... thanks!

2. Posted by daveh (Travel Guru 1027 posts) 8y

I flew Buddha Air from Pokhara to Kathmandu. It was the first plane due to depart in the morning, and was the last to leave. There was fog in Kathmandu, and the plane was old and was the only plane on the runway that didn't have the necessary instruments to fly/land in fog. IT was the cheapest ticket though, and the flight is only about 40 minutes.

3. Posted by ozintro (Full Member 56 posts) 8y

i've flown with both airlines several times and they're very similar.
i know that yeti airlines just got a whole bunch of new planes, so maybe go with them.

4. Posted by Ilovelife (Budding Member 10 posts) 8y

Thanks for replying. Haven't booked yet, but thinking I might give Yeti a whirl.... ! The name makes me laugh and I love that their logo has a huge footprint on it!!! Brilliant!

Cheers all.
:)

5. Posted by elderado (Budding Member 58 posts) 8y

Anything but Sita... worst airline ever!

6. Posted by opospa (Travel Guru 1836 posts) 8y

Quoting Ilovelife

Thanks for replying. Haven't booked yet, but thinking I might give Yeti a whirl.... ! The name makes me laugh and I love that their logo has a huge footprint on it!!! Brilliant!

Cheers all.
:)

with buddha air, they have flight to nirwana as well...

7. Posted by Eleniki (Full Member 125 posts) 8y

Yes, try Yeti - I turned up at Kathmandu airport for a Buddha Air flight to Pokhara last Monday, and they flew us all the way there before deciding to turn all the way back. They said (in true nepali style, ie. only when asked) that weather conditions were too dangerous, but all that was reported was a rainstorm. I was pretty frustrated, having been so close. I don't know if another airline would have landed, but Buddha seem to err on the safe side - maybe that's a good thing, or maybe it's as mentioned above, re equipment. Certainly the plane was old and the service bad. I got there the following day, although Pokhara airport was closed first thing in the morning due to fog, which seems to happen very regularly, and suggests that it's nothing to do with the aircrafts' instruments, but the airport's policy.

Helen