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Should I jump on a cheap Chiang Mai - Krabi ticket or are these prices typical?


in Chiang Mai, Thailand by @lucha54 | 5yr  | 9 comments

Hey all, I know I should probably be asking this on a travel forum but I figure there are plenty of you in Chiang Mai that would have the answer for meโ€ฆ Iโ€™m coming for two months Dec/Jan (yay!) and looking at tickets for a side trip by plane to Krabiโ€ฆ round trip is ~$76 right now (probably not including checked back). Iโ€™m always anxious and book things too far in advance, but was wondering if I can expect to get a price like this (i.e. at least under $100 return, nonstop) closer to last minute. Especially since January is busy travel season for Thailandโ€ฆ thanks for your input !!! Canโ€™t wait to meet some of you in Chiang Mai.

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@lucha54 | 5yr

Thanks so much for those links! If the route is half of what is usually is, then I might just book it now and buy that add-on that lets me change the date (and has some other benefits, I forget). That way it makes no difference in price, iโ€™ve got it booked, and can change the date if needed.

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@dries | 5yr

Hi Lucha,

My advise: subscribe to newsletters from carriers flying from Chiang Mai (+Bangkok). This will keep you up to date for all offers.

I personally just like to grab offers spontaneously. Especially within SE Asia, with the high competition between carriers.

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@lucha54 | 5yr

hey thanks! Any newsletters you recommend subscribing to? I donโ€™t think thereโ€™s competition in this case as Air Asia is the only company that flies direct Chiang Mai - Krabi but there could be other places worth visiting as well that I donโ€™t know about and could practice some spontaneity by just going with the best offers! :smiley:

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@don_lee | 5yr

That route is on promo now so itโ€™s about 50% off. You should subscribe to their newsletters to get updated https://member.airasia.com/newsletter-subscribe.aspx or http://www.detourista.com/promo/new/airasia/

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@voskovek | 5yr

Thatโ€™s what I payed for a CNX-KBV round trip flight, twice, when booking about 2 weeks before traveling. But this was in June/July, so, Iโ€™m not sure how things change in Dec/Jan.
I assume this is Air Asia (not sure if other low cost fly direct CNX-KBV), so, checked bag not included, you get 7kg carry-on, but they donโ€™t really check unless youโ€™re carrying a huge backpack.
If you have so much time, Iโ€™d say it would be much wiser to wait and check regularly for cheaper promo fares.

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@lucha54 | 5yr

Thanks so much for your feedback. Yeah, itโ€™s Air Asia. Iโ€™m planning to get a flat for a month or two in Chiang Mai so Iโ€™d go to Krabi for 3-5 days with just a duffle. My concern is about going in the middle of high season; the price is great! But why lock in dates more than 4 months in advance? I should ask myself that more often thoughโ€ฆ :wink:

Iโ€™m wondering for the people who live there if you can just wander into a travel agency and get cheaper plane tickets that way; but I suppose that for Air Asia itโ€™s the same no matter who you are.

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@voskovek | 5yr

No, donโ€™t go to travel agencies. Cheapest fare is always online, and when flying to Krabi, your only choice is Air Asia (for a cheap direct flight of course).
And youโ€™re right about the timing, no need to book so far in advance for a trip like that. Thereโ€™s always the chance of paying around $100 for that same tickets, but hell, thatโ€™s not so much more, and you will have the freedom to choose when to go while being in CM already, specially if youโ€™re not sure how many months youโ€™ll be staying.

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@lucha54 | 5yr

Thanks, thatโ€™s what I was wondering, if booking a few weeks out in high high season means a price difference of just a bit, or if it will be twice as much. Never been there at that time of year, nor booked last minute flights (well, Vietnam/Laos flights in November but wasnโ€™t making comparisons back then). Thanks again!

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@db8871 | 5yr

all depends if the old man goes.

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