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Air Asia FD2001

Post by joepai » September 19, 2018, 8:06 am

Heads up for the UTP to UTH flights - seems they are changing the flight time from the morning to 15.30 in the afternoon from 1st October.


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Re: Air Asia FD2001

Post by tamada » September 19, 2018, 10:13 am

Thanks joe, looks like I'll need Pattaya layovers on the way to work.

...and on the way back.

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Re: Air Asia FD2001

Post by tataw » September 19, 2018, 10:23 am

I'm guessing "lay" over is the operative word............

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Post by glalt » September 19, 2018, 10:37 am

I live in Loei province and used to fly to Utapao until they cancelled the afternoon flight. Getting up at 5:00 AM to catch the morning flight was a pain. It takes two and a half hours to get from my home to the Udon airport.

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Re: Air Asia FD2001

Post by Hoopoe » September 19, 2018, 11:06 am

joepai wrote:
September 19, 2018, 8:06 am
Heads up for the UTP to UTH flights - seems they are changing the flight time from the morning to 15.30 in the afternoon from 1st October.
Just checked for a booking , correct afternoon flights down & up , that early flight UTP =UTH was hard work , wasted night out in Patt's ,having to be up early to catch the flight , yes you could argue carry on partying until it's time to go to Airport , I'm toooo owd fer that these days ,Good news this for me , :lol: :lol:

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Post by glalt » September 19, 2018, 11:35 am

Since they cancelled the afternoon flight, I have a new tactic. This old man is no longer up for a nine hour drive. I now drive halfways get a room, a good meal, a few beers and a good nights sleep. I can still handle five hour drives. No need to get up early in the morning to be able to drive in the daylight.

If Loei ever gets a direct flight to Utapao, I'll change tactics again.

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Re: Air Asia FD2001

Post by Sport » September 19, 2018, 11:46 am

They cannot please everyone and I am one of those that dislike the new times. Flying Udon to Pattaya on the 9am flight was great for us, now its a pain in the ass.

Arising about 6am in Udon then to the airport and arrive Pattaya around 10-10am, then private mini van to Koh Chang and arriving at the beach resort around 3pm (ferries close around 8pm). Now it looks like staying somewhere for one night then to the island the next morning. So its great if your staying around Pattaya, but for us, its just bad rotten luck. Oh well, maybe just have to look for another island.

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Re: Air Asia FD2001

Post by stattointhailand » September 19, 2018, 12:17 pm

Sport wrote:
September 19, 2018, 11:46 am
They cannot please everyone and I am one of those that dislike the new times. Flying Udon to Pattaya on the 9am flight was great for us, now its a pain in the ass.

Arising about 6am in Udon then to the airport and arrive Pattaya around 10-10am, then private mini van to Koh Chang and arriving at the beach resort around 3pm (ferries close around 8pm). Now it looks like staying somewhere for one night then to the island the next morning. So its great if your staying around Pattaya, but for us, its just bad rotten luck. Oh well, maybe just have to look for another island.
Not sure of your requirements Sport, but can recommend Chao Lao Beach Chantaburi for either an overnight or a few days. Reasonable choice of accom (even on the main travel sites) Not too far from Patters or Koh Chang depending on which direction you are going If you want to drive down then its straight down through K Yai.
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Post by Sport » September 19, 2018, 3:11 pm

Thanks Statts, will check it out.

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Re: Air Asia FD2001

Post by Stantheman » September 20, 2018, 6:46 am

Another good reason why I do not fly Air Asia.

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Re: Air Asia FD2001

Post by semperfiguy » September 20, 2018, 9:57 am

Seems like half the posters above are misinterpreting the comment by the OP. He's talking about the flight from Pattaya to Udon being changed from the present 7:30 AM to 15:30 in the afternoon. There is no mention of a time change for the flight from Udon to Pattaya.
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Re: Air Asia FD2001

Post by lassebasse » September 20, 2018, 10:17 am

semperfiguy wrote:
September 20, 2018, 9:57 am
Seems like half the posters above are misinterpreting the comment by the OP. He's talking about the flight from Pattaya to Udon being changed from the present 7:30 AM to 15:30 in the afternoon. There is no mention of a time change for the flight from Udon to Pattaya.
Udon Thani --> U-Tapao will be at 14:00 hrs

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Re: Air Asia FD2001

Post by pal52 » September 20, 2018, 10:41 am

Flight Udon - Pattaya 1400 hrs arrive 1520 hrs
Return Pattaya- Udon 1550 hrs arrive 1700 hrs
Dont know why flight to Pattaya is 10 mins longer

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Re: Air Asia FD2001

Post by the-monk » September 20, 2018, 11:08 am

[quote=pal52 post_id=523357 time=1537414894 user_id=32742]
Flight Udon - Pattaya 1400 hrs arrive 1520 hrs
Return Pattaya- Udon 1550 hrs arrive 1700 hrs
Dont know why flight to Pattaya is 10 mins longer
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Re: Air Asia FD2001

Post by 747man » September 20, 2018, 11:36 am

Statts said.......Chantaburi Not too far from Patters.......Well I Wouldn't like to Walk it in a Storm....

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Re: Air Asia FD2001

Post by tamada » September 20, 2018, 6:50 pm

semperfiguy wrote:
September 20, 2018, 9:57 am
Seems like half the posters above are misinterpreting the comment by the OP. He's talking about the flight from Pattaya to Udon being changed from the present 7:30 AM to 15:30 in the afternoon. There is no mention of a time change for the flight from Udon to Pattaya.
So the plane from U-Tapao lands in Udon late afternoon and just sits there overnight and flies back the following morning? That's not the model of a LCC.

Thai used to do that last high season with an additional evening flight on Fri, Sat and Sun that parked up and did the red-eye back to BKK on Sat, Sun and Mon. It was great for catching onward late morning flights and I could be in the office in Vietnam or Myanmar by mid afternoon. I hope they do it again this year as Thai Lion were the earliest alternative to DMK and the shuttle bus to BKK would just about beat the traffic. AirAsia and Nok were just 30 to 45 minutes too late for an easy connection.

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Re: Air Asia FD2001

Post by MusicalBars » September 20, 2018, 10:56 pm

I would think for people who are actuelly staying in pats the change will be welcome I know I have allways done BKK due to that daft early flight with this check out at 12 on bus or taxi and your at check in far better

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Re: Air Asia FD2001

Post by Charlieb » September 21, 2018, 6:31 am

The schedule for Thai Smile changes 28 Oct. i did not review whole thing but had to change return from BKK next month.

If flying after 28 Oct you best check the schedule

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Re: Air Asia FD2001

Post by tamada » September 22, 2018, 11:23 am

Using AirAsia's smartphone app, the UTP flight time change wasn't in effect yesterday although their website shows the change from morning to afternoon. Maybe a caution for those that book via the app.

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