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10pm flight, have late check out or hire driver for day out?

Sydney, Australia
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10pm flight, have late check out or hire driver for day out?

We are a family of 5 with 6yr old, 3yr old and 20m old. We are staying at the katathani. A late check out of 6pm will cost us just under 3000Thb and transfer from hotel 1500 to airport. If we stick to this option, kids can relax by pool, nap etc. alternatively and economically favourable is to check out at 12pm and hire a driver for 1200 for 6 hours and get them to take us to the airport too. We have already used a driver and went to the temple, budda, patong, markets Etc. what else could we do towards airport direction? Not interested in anything with animals. Look forward to reading your suggestions. Thank you

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1. Re: 10pm flight, have late check out or hire driver for day out?

Hi,

If you can afford it do the late check out ,six hours driving around with Kiddies does not sound like fun.

Gold Coast
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2. Re: 10pm flight, have late check out or hire driver for day out?

I wouldn't be driving around for 6 hours with kids of that age, sounds like a nightmare, pay the price and go for the late check out and keep everyone happy and relaxed.

Phuket, Thailand
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3. Re: 10pm flight, have late check out or hire driver for day out?

Agree with the others. Book the late checkout, enjoy a relaxing day at the pool, and make your way to the airport at the end of the day.

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We have 2 kids (6 and 4).. My preference, hands down, no doubt, absolutely, would be to hang at the hotel.. Relax by the pool, food and shower and change at your leisure and be totally chilled (as possible) for flight home..!!

Melbourne, Australia
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5. Re: 10pm flight, have late check out or hire driver for day out?

I am not a Mum but the sound of a 6 hour car ride with three kids, then taking them on a 9ish hour flight home sounds like a nightmare. They will probably be tired and bored after a long car ride/tour? An arvo by the pool sounds better for all.

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6. Re: 10pm flight, have late check out or hire driver for day out?

Ok great, relax we shall :)

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7. Re: 10pm flight, have late check out or hire driver for day out?

You're doing the right thing.

Bangkok
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8. Re: 10pm flight, have late check out or hire driver for day out?

Stay at the hotel for sure

Geraldton, Australia
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9. Re: 10pm flight, have late check out or hire driver for day out?

Sarah we are in the same situation. 10.55pm flight and a 12y, 6y and 8m old, plus my in laws. After talking to TAs, we decided to book one of our rooms for an extra night so we can relax, shower and eat before heading to the airport.

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