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Posted 2010-08-26 04:21:24
I've been hearing rumors that there is now a flight from Bangkok to Korat but I can't find anything. Does anyone know if there is any truth to this? If so, any details would be appreciated!
Posted 2010-08-26 08:33:27
Thanks for that link .... very valuable ... if you count bus fare plus overnight hotel for 2 the price is reasonable ... 1300 each return
Posted 2010-08-26 12:55:16
Plus 200 ThB Airport Tax
Plus 200 ThB Insurance
Plus 1100 Thb Fuel Surcharges per person
Edited by luckyluke, 2010-08-26 12:55:59.
Posted 2010-08-29 01:14:01
Three to four hours max by VIP coach at a fraction of the cost by air. Personally I wouldn't go through all the bother of flying such a short distance. Done the trip many times by road. Far less fuss.
But that's just me.
Posted 2010-08-29 10:26:25
Happy Air's advert is a scam
Quote 650bt, but when you go to book they add on all the extras. Cost more than double their initial price. AVOID!
Posted 2010-08-29 11:37:36
"Quote 650bt, but when you go to book they add on all the extras. Cost more than double their initial price. AVOID!"
Isn't that the way most airlines advertise? If you avoid all of them that do that, who is left to fly with?
Is the way they advertise your only reason for avoiding them, or is there something else?
Posted 2010-08-29 11:50:41
Fare Summary :: 1 Ticket(s)/ Round Trip Nakhon Ratchasima to Suvarnabhumi International <BR style="CURSOR: default">Departing 10/09/2010Fare 1,300.00AIRPORT TAX200.00INSURANCE200.00FUEL SURCHARGE1,100.00<BR style="CURSOR: default">Total Price 2,800.00
Posted 2010-08-30 11:37:51
The 2800 baht rt is out of line. Do not give Happy Air a long life.
Posted 2010-08-30 18:08:20
What? 57 quid is too much to get home in less than a couple of hours versus +4 hours buggering around in traffic on a bus? Bloody bargain in my book.
Posted 2010-08-30 18:39:20
Most on this forum are cheep charlies and are not going to pay that price.
Edited by gotlost, 2010-08-30 18:40:44.
Posted 2010-08-30 18:47:09
In australia we have 'truth in advertising' they aren't allowed to hide any costs.
Well they aren't supposed to but...............
Posted 2010-08-31 06:50:29
Maybe this will be one of the reasons :
The time from MOCHIT2 in Bangkok to Bus Terminal in Korat
- - - - - - - 3 hours and half - 4 hours
This time depends on the traffic jam in Bangkok also, but it is 3 hours and half in usual. Because the location of Mochit 2 is on the suburbs.
Check in time in Bangkok Airport: 30 min - 1 hour
Flight Time: 1 hour
Check out in Korat Airport: 30 min
Transportation from Korat Airport to Down Town: 30 min (about 30km)
Total: 2 hours and half - 3 hours
The time between by bus and by plane differs only 30 min - 1 hour.
Posted 2010-08-31 09:03:49
Unfortunately new and low cost airlines do not have a good record in Thailand. They just fold.
Posted 2010-08-31 09:58:36
The schedule is unique, to say the least: (1=Monday, 2=Tuesday, etc.)
1 HPY 203 ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ (BKK) ท่าอากาศยานนครราชสีมา (NAK) 15:30 น. 16:10 น. 1
2 HPY 203 ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ (BKK) ท่าอากาศยานนครราชสีมา (NAK) 08:30 น. 09:10 น. 2, 4
3 HPY 203 ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ (BKK) ท่าอากาศยานนครราชสีมา (NAK) 19:15 น. 19:55 น. 3
4 HPY 203 ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ (BKK) ท่าอากาศยานนครราชสีมา (NAK) 19:00 น. 19:40 น. 5, 7
4 HPY 206 ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ (BKK) ท่าอากาศยานนครราชสีมา (NAK) 10:00 น. 10:40 น. 6
5 HPY 402 ท่าอากาศยานนครราชสีมา (NAK) ท่าอากาศยานเชียงใหม่ (CNX) 10:00 น. 11:40 น. 2, 4
6 HPY 404 ท่าอากาศยานนครราชสีมา (NAK) ท่าอากาศยานเชียงใหม่ (CNX) 11:20 น. 13:00 น. 6
7 HPY 202 ท่าอากาศยานนครราชสีมา (NAK) ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ (BKK) 07:00 น. 07:40 น. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
8 HPY 205 ท่าอากาศยานนครราชสีมา (NAK) ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ (BKK) 18:50 น. 19:30 น. 6
9 HPY 204 ท่าอากาศยานนครราชสีมา (NAK) ท่าอากาศยานสุวรรณภูมิ (BKK) 20:10 น. 20:50 น. 7
Looks like they're whipsawing their 2 aircraft all around Thailand! Makes connecting to another flight potentially challenging. Service to/from NAK just started 19 August.
Edited by lomatopo, 2010-08-31 10:00:05.
Posted 2010-08-31 23:21:26
A bit generous with bus and associated times but as you say, to each his own.
If I was down in Bangkok shopping or on the piss, I would use the bus. If I was coming in on a flight or catching one out of BKK, Happy Air is the way.
Posted 2010-09-04 10:49:24
6 months ago Nok Air was bring 2 Saab 340's in from Australia on a wet lease crewed by Rex of Sydney, are these the same Saabs?
Is Happy pat of Nok Air? About Us link is dead on website.
On this particular route, byt he time you get to the airport and allow for nasty traffic, check in, wait for flight, if flight on time, fly, get your stuff and then get to destination which may involve renting a car eithier self drive or hire a car for the day it is easier to just get a car in Bangkok and drive there.
Posted 2010-09-05 19:17:28
Their prices are in line. When Andaman Air operated years ago the prices were the same. Happy air is not a low cost airline.
Posted 2010-09-05 21:12:33
What? Driving yourself from Bangkok to Korat beats having someone fly you there for the same price as a London cab to Heathrow?
Nice how everyone spouts all the worst-case airport delay scenarios in their comparisons and never mention ANY possible road traffic issues that may impede the drive like rain, wrecks, police radar traps, rain, outside lane crawlers, mad buses, rain, the ubiquitous convoy of airconditioned buses chock full of school kids in the outside lane with police escorts, punctures, rain, piss-stops and the need for noodles (when traveling with her indoors who coincidentally has the smallest bladder in the Kingdom). Did I mention the rain? Last I saw, there aint no autobahns in LOS!
I hope you really do haveaniceday!
Posted 2010-09-19 21:09:44
It is good,that there is some alternative to bus,train or taxi.
But bus is the best - highway to Korat is excellent,bus go every 15 mins from early morning till midnight,no waiting;all travel is not more then 3hours and half;
traffic is easy
if you go to DanMuang - it is only 3 hours!Buses are all very comfortable,fast and...about 200B only,and they serve you drinks,snacks and smiles plus videos,nothing of that in budget airlines.
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