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Buy flights now vs on the spot

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1. Posted by sheds141 (Budding Member 25 posts) 6y

Hi all

I am Backpacking through south-east Asia and I has decided to fly from Vientiane to Ho Chi Minh City via Laos airlines. I am tossing up whether to buy me flights now so that I know I have a way out or whether to buy them when I am there so have flexibility. Is it easy to buy flights there, how often do flights leave and are they often full to the brim?

help please

Tom

2. Posted by Daawgon (Travel Guru 1993 posts) 6y

I believe those flights will be much more expensive if you wait - one price certainly does not fit all!!!

3. Posted by vegasmike6 (Travel Guru 3562 posts) 6y

Tom,
I played on Lao Airlines website and found out that it does not make any difference if you book 2 weeks in advance or 3 days. The price is the same. However, I could never get a quote for VTE-SGN. I picked 15 different dates in Sept. & Oct. and could not get a quote. Not sure what is going on there. I get quotes for VTE-BKK and VTE-HAN, but not to SGN. Good luck with your planning.

4. Posted by hopkins (Budding Member 3 posts) 6y

i'd highly recommend skyscanner.net - a great website that lets you view a wide range of dates at any one time.