Tips to reducing airfare in Asia

Old Jun 1, 19, 3:38 am
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Tips to reducing airfare in Asia

I'm trying to book DPS-BKK and BKK-SGN but it's pricing at over 450 USD... Any tips on reducing the fare? I am really surprised at how expensive the tickets are considering other low-cost competition
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Old Jun 1, 19, 3:43 am
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Originally Posted by AirCanada881 View Post
I'm trying to book DPS-BKK and BKK-SGN but it's pricing at over 450 USD... Any tips on reducing the fare? I am really surprised at how expensive the tickets are considering other low-cost competition
Air Asia?
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Old Jun 1, 19, 3:53 am
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Originally Posted by moondog View Post
Air Asia?
Well I want to fly with TG, Air Asia is indeed cheaper, I'm trying to price out TG cheaper.
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Old Jun 1, 19, 5:05 am
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TG one way fares are poor value and generally not worth it compared to LCC point-point.

Perhaps price a return DPS-BKK(stop)-SGN and throw away the return?
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Old Jun 1, 19, 6:06 am
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Checking random dates in June cost on TG website for one way is 360 USD on TG, but overnight stay in BKK would be necessary.
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Old Jun 1, 19, 7:18 am
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Originally Posted by AirCanada881 View Post
Any tips on reducing the fare?
Yeah, don't fly TG ex-BKK.
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Old Jun 1, 19, 7:31 am
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I need to fly to BKK from DPS on 1st November, seems other dates at +/- 2/3 days the price is cut in half so I'll just wait... The cheapest option is Thai lion & it's probably paranoia speaking but I'd rather avoid them after last year' crash.
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Old Jun 1, 19, 8:04 am
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Well, supply and demand... if you want to fly on a full service carrier and direct then pay the price. If you do not mind a stop, MH is usually selling rock-bottom fares via KUL
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Old Jun 1, 19, 8:13 am
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Well, supply and demand... if you want to fly on a full service carrier and direct then pay the price. If you do not mind a stop, MH is usually selling rock-bottom fares via KUL
Looked at MH actually, yes it's cheaper at 155 O/W
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Old Jun 1, 19, 4:12 pm
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Or even SQ...
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Old Jun 1, 19, 7:13 pm
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I suggest the OP checks and decides himself as only he knows what constraints/preferences he has re departure/arrival time, whether he wants to check in 50 kg of luggage, choose a seat, lounge access, etc and other issues that rack up the cost on some airlines.
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Old Jun 8, 19, 9:44 am
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I suggest the OP checks and decides himself as only he knows what constraints/preferences he has re departure/arrival time, whether he wants to check in 50 kg of luggage, choose a seat, lounge access, etc and other issues that rack up the cost on some airlines.
Agree. Personally I have given up on TG for inner asia flights. As Star Gold I have lounge access, more baggage etc and I am willing to pay more for TG. But usually their prices are so high that I just pick whatever low cost carrier has the best schedule and pay for seats up front etc extra. Also DMK is usually quicker for me that BKK.
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But due to your plan considered as one-way open jaw it alway applied as one way pricing schema.
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Old Jun 15, 19, 10:56 am
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I ended up booking DPS-KUL-CGK in J for 175€! And then KUL-HKT for 60€.
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Old Jun 15, 19, 2:59 pm
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Originally Posted by AirCanada881 View Post
I ended up booking DPS-KUL-CGK in J for 175€! And then KUL-HKT for 60€.
With MH I guess? And youve obviously changed your plans away from DPS-BKK....
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