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Old Sep 28, 09, 3:40 am   #1
 
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How to check if Air Asia flight is on time/operating?

Hi all,

Reading through the various posts on Air Asia, the biggest problem seems to be flights being cancelled/ rescheduled without informing passengers.

In a couple of weeks time I am on the 23.30 flight from Phuket to Bangkok, in order to connect to an early morning flight to Hong Kong. I can't afford to miss my Hong Kong flight, so I need to make sure I am in Bangkok that night. I chose Air Asia because its the last flight out.

Does anyone know how on the day (or day before) I can confirm that the flight is still on schedule/ operating? They don't seem to have anything on their website. is there a number to call in Thailand where they speak English or some other reliable way to check this?

Thanks
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Old Sep 28, 09, 3:46 am   #2
 
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I don't think you can, you don't get low fares for nothing . Try checking the official airport websites, they should have estimates of arrival times and remarks (e.g. CANCELLED, DELAYED etc.)
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Old Sep 28, 09, 10:44 am   #3
 
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'Midnight flight' to Bangkok

I am also booked on FD3036 for a flight in late December.

The Thai help line is +66 2 515 9999 or 02 515 9999 from within Thailand. You will be given the option to speak in English (speak slowly and clearly )

Every now and again I check the schedules and availability on the Air Asia website.
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Old Sep 28, 09, 12:27 pm   #4
 
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Thanks for the feedback, actually, i found something on the Air Asia site where they post updated flight info up to 24 hours before the flight (it seems to be reasonably up to date).

Somewhat confusingly its located under manage my booking (link on the left) and then "Status of Flights".
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Old Sep 28, 09, 9:22 pm   #5
 
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Every morning on their facebook/twitter page they display a message if their is any "flight retimes". Worth a look.
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Old Sep 29, 09, 2:12 am   #6
 
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If you really can't afford to miss your connection, you should be flying something else, or at least investigating if there's are alternative TG flights you can get on if the ขี้ hits the fan.

The good news for you is that, while the last flight of the day is quite likely to be delayed, it's unlikely to be cancelled outright: BKK-HKT is a busy route, evening flights are popular, it's needed to mop up any other cancellations during the day, and even AirAsia doesn't like dealing with a planeful of irate passengers stuck overnight.
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Old Sep 29, 09, 4:42 am   #7
 
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This is a handy site for tracking flights to/from BKK:

http://webf.freezonethaiairport.com:...ly/arrival.jsp

With a bit of detective work, using both the arrival and departure pages and by identifying the registration of the aircraft which will be operating your sector, you will be able to track its' movements throughout the day.
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Old Sep 29, 09, 7:47 pm   #8
 
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This is a handy site for tracking flights to/from BKK:

http://webf.freezonethaiairport.com:...ly/arrival.jsp

With a bit of detective work, using both the arrival and departure pages and by identifying the registration of the aircraft which will be operating your sector, you will be able to track its' movements throughout the day.
Thanks Rhodeswood, thats a really cool site. But, as far as i can tell its only showing international flights not domestic?
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Old Sep 29, 09, 8:53 pm   #9
 
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No it shows the whole lot. Just look down the airport codes in the third column and you'll see all the usual suspects - CNX, HKT, KBV etc. It's usually very reliable and up to the minute, although occasionally seems to fall asleep for a couple of hours.
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Old Oct 17, 09, 12:41 am   #10
 
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If you really can't afford to miss your connection, you should be flying something else, or at least investigating if there's are alternative TG flights you can get on if the ขี้ hits the fan.
Thanks jpatokal, as has happened to me before I have chickened out of flying Air Asia the last minute! Just booked the last thai flight 90 mins earlier. No refund of course!

I cant risk not getting to bangkok and I just don't have 100% confidence that air asia will get me there....

Next time I should just book thai in the first place and save myself some baht
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