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Post by welshwizard » February 13, 2014, 5:03 pm

Maaka you had better believe it . Worst trip i ever had . I wanted to get off in korat and stay in a hotel but my wife persuaded me to stay on the bus.
I had a similar bad trip udon to rayong of 17 hours. Had lots of good trips to but long time ago now ,i think all the buses were bought 10 yrs ago and not many new ones now just repainted. Same as everything in thailand no profit put back into the business.
Not much care or respect for passengers these days.Why do these buses not carry water in the tank and just have a big drum of water in the tiny toilet making it nearly impossible to use without getting piss and water on yourself.Nightmare when a little 4 yr old wants a crap. Old farts on here forget not everyone is an old fart and how hard it is for someone with a child .
Just looking at flight udon bkk 24 april 3000 baht for 3 of us air asia . Cannot beat that going by dirty dangerous bus or dirty late train.
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Post by maaka » February 13, 2014, 5:49 pm

yup the plane is more expensive, but your there before can unwrapped the plastic from your soggy sandwich, with its unidentifible ingredients, and down your jungle juice..maybe you could do the bus thing it in two stages, with an over night stop in a temple halfway there..

I have always wondered about areo clubs in Thailand..I do alot of flying in small planes..sometimes pilots hire small planes and you can flick them some coin to sit in the spare seats to help cover their costs..but it is alongtime since I was in a small plane in Siam, but just like other countries, they must have areo clubs and airfields..I think there is one over KK way...maybe someone can enlighten us abit on another thread...

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Post by rick » February 13, 2014, 10:25 pm

Never said WW was a liar. As i said, haven't used the train in a while, last time was 2011. On the buses use them about 2 times a year; but i used to pay about 450 baht Udon-Bangkok when go to Swampy; dug out an old ticket but it was 2-3 years old and it said 418 baht. Not sure what it cost last year when i did the trip, but not much more. Special offers on flying are ok when you can get them, but often luggage is extra. I mainly travel to Bangkok-Udon Udon- Bangkok for connecting International flights, and which i use depends on the departure/arrival time (e.g. Plane often arrives Swampy to late to get the flight to Udon that day, so take the bus). Last year i took a bus trip in Europe, and i can assure you it was very similar in facilities to the thai buses i use (but no free drinks and snacks like in Thailand).

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Post by parrot » June 12, 2014, 4:10 pm

The numbers keep growing.....and given that the number of flights is increasing as well, I have no reason to doubt the numbers aren't fudged (much).
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Post by pomps » June 18, 2014, 8:37 pm

Agree Parrot so many more flights now.would be a tad strange if the numbers did not go up as well :D ,arriving back today absolute mayhem in the car park,double parking madness as my Thai flight arrived just before Bangkok airways and Nok air just leaving :shock: 8)

And so far judging by the airlines through observation is that airlines except Bangkok airways use the connecting walkway,had to wait for 5 mins for Nok air to free it up,gawd knows if air asia had landed as well this afternoon :shock:

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Post by TGSA01 » June 19, 2014, 7:26 am

Absolutely more flights and more passengers but Bangkok Airways have now dropped the afternoon flight, now only two flights a day to Suvarnabhumi, unfortunately. Don't know if that is only seasonal, time will tell...

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Post by pomps » June 19, 2014, 7:37 am

Must have been their last flight yesterday arrived 5 mins after Thai and pushed Thai to luggage 2 belt 8) The quicker they get on with rebuilding the old terminal to get another connection walkway and for air asia/bangkok/nok air the better.new terminal can be Thai and future international flights.
June is one of the quieter months.would say Thai was 60/70% full yesterday 8)

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Post by jackspratt » June 19, 2014, 8:30 am

TGSA01 wrote:Absolutely more flights and more passengers but Bangkok Airways have now dropped the afternoon flight, now only two flights a day to Suvarnabhumi, unfortunately. Don't know if that is only seasonal, time will tell...
They are still showing the 1310 flight on their website - at least in late September (when I hope to use it). :D

Having said that, they did cancel that flight (which I had booked and paid) in April .

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Post by pomps » June 19, 2014, 10:58 am

If they will honour your booking JS then you will be pleased to know their business lounge at swampy ( being refurbed at the moment until end of July) will have leather seats,aussie footie on the tv and cold piss should you wish to indulge 8)

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Post by parrot » January 4, 2015, 6:57 pm

Udon has 25 flights today.....KK 13.

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Post by BobHelm » January 4, 2015, 7:08 pm

Any chance you could update the monthly figures that you posted earlier in the year parrot??

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Post by parrot » January 4, 2015, 8:45 pm

I was just looking at the November numbers......but after you asked for the figures, I returned to the aviation.go.th website and got an error message. Pretty standard fare for Thai government websites.
I'll try again in the morning.
The chart at http://portal.aviation.go.th/site/stat/2013/TUD2013.pdf shows 2013 numbers and from what I recall, the 2014 numbers are up 5-10% month to month.

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Post by parrot » January 5, 2015, 4:55 pm

BobHelm wrote:Any chance you could update the monthly figures that you posted earlier in the year parrot??

As promised:
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Post by pomps » January 5, 2015, 5:09 pm

Suprised to see October was the busiest month for passengers albeit too early for info re December :shock:

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Post by Earnest » January 7, 2015, 1:59 am

BobHelm wrote:Plus Bangkok Airways have just decided that there is a passenger base large enough for them to start running daily flights.
Yeah, no issues with that except that I was surprised at the number of cancellations they placed when I was on an occasional visit in November. I don't want to fly in to BKK from LHR at 1530 then find out BKK Airways have cancelled my flight up to UTH. I want to get off the London 'plane, jump on an Udon bound domestic flight a couple of hours later and be sat on my verandah at 8pm laughing like a drain at my cavorting outlaws. I really don't want to be stuck in Bangers overnight (full of Egg 'n' Beer Stainers, readers). =;

In summary, if an airline is going to aim for a market share then the least they can do is step up to the mark.
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