On a recent trip to the Andaman Sea I flew with Bangkok Airways. I flew from Bangkok to Phuket to spend a couple of days in Khaolak.
Bangkok Airways positions itself as the Boutique Airline of Asia. And I was quite impressed by the price-performance ratio. I paid 3000 Baht for the one way flight. I really like when I see the end price right at the beginning. I hate it when you think that you have found a very cheap ticket and they start adding more costs throughout the process and at the end you end up paying nearly double the initial price.
However, with Bangkok Airways, this is not the case. It said right at the beginning that the price was 3000 Baht and when I paid, the price was still 3000 Baht.
The ground staff is very friendly. When we checked in, we were greeted friendly and they made no drama when we had a couple of extra kilos. They also have a lounge at Bangkok Airport where you can eat and drink as much as you want which is a great service I think. We were starving as our flight was at 7 in the morning and we haven’t had breakfast before. They had delicious sandwiches and good coffee.
The flight only took an hour and we got served drinks and a very tasty sandwich. I was surprised that we got something to eat. Most airlines don’t offer anything on such short flights. I think this was the tastiest in-flight snack I had so far… it was so good that i stole the sandwich of my neighbor who was sleeping the entire flight 🙂