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Reliability of Airlines

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Reliability of Airlines

We want to book our tickets to Phuket for when we arrive in november. Which of the following is the most reliable? Thai air, Air asia, bangkok air, nok air or fly12go? Air asia and fly12go seems to be the cheapest. I noted that fly12go and nok air fly from Don Mueang and not from Suvarnabhumi, is it more difficult to get to this airport?

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1. Re: Reliability of Airlines

Difficult to get to Don Muang?

No.

Avoid 1-2-go,... otherwise feel confident to choose the carrier that offers flight times and rates that suit your needs.

More links for you, this time all about low cost carriers (Airlines);

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293915-c13997/Thaila…

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293915-c118670/Thail…

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They are all reliable up to a point. IMO Bangkok Airways would just nudge its way to the top both in service and reliability. The budget airlines Air Asia, Nok, and 1-2Go are more prone to delays (although rarely long). You may need to know that 1-2-Go had a bad crash in Phuket and are currently not the first choice for many.

Don Muang is no harder or easier to get to than Suvarnabhumi, and its only a problem if you have connection flights through Suvarnabhumi.

Of course with most airlines, you get what you pay for. Of the three budget carriers, I would choose Nok Air first, and between Thai and Bangkok Airways, which are full service airlines, I'd go for Bangkok Airways. But others no doubt will have different opinions.

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How do you define reliability?

Notwithstanding that, I have flown AirAsia and Thai Airways and have no problems with either.

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"How do you define reliability?"

Can't speak for the OP, but to my mind, a reliable airline is one that gives me a soft landing. :-D

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Thank you.

Reliability? IMO when flights are mostly on time (unless its bad weather) - don't want to wait hours because of flights being delayed or cancelled. Also the financial stability of the airlines. I've had the unfortunate experience in SA of booking tickets for an airline which then filed for bankrupcy not long after.

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With the exception of 1-2-Go, I find all of the airlines to be reliable. Both of the majors (Thai and Bangkok Air) are good quality, Bangkok perhaps being slightly better service. Air Asia has the newest fleet of the LCC (low cost carriers), but Nok Air's fleet is fine.

I won't fly 1-2-Go because their planes are really ancient. I had stopped flying them before the Phuket incident dragonc mentioned.

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7. Re: Reliability of Airlines

All are pretty reliable - avoid 12GO though.

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We booked with Fly12go from Bangkok to Krabi (return) as they were the cheapest. On our return flight, we discovered our flight had been cancelled with no explanation and no prior notification. It also turned out that we had been transferred to a Nok Air flight that was departing in the next 20 mins. We had to rush to find check-in desk, check-in, go through security and rush to the plane. We ended up being escorted in a run, accross the ground directly the the plane because the timing was so tight.

As the others have said, AVOID Fly12go!

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