Joge
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Seat Allocation On Asian Budget Airlines

Fri Oct 27, 2006 10:29 am

I know for sure, Tiger Airways and Fly Asian Xpress don't offer allocated seating on their flights, but how about Bangkok Airways and Air Asia? I'll be flying on Bangkok Airways later this year and I've also been looking on some flights on Air Asia.

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RE: Seat Allocation On Asian Budget Airlines

Fri Oct 27, 2006 11:56 am

Bangkok Airways is NOT a budget carrier.
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RE: Seat Allocation On Asian Budget Airlines

Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:39 pm

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 1):
Bangkok Airways is NOT a budget carrier.

Hmm... Sorry, my mistake. They just have so good offers it feels like one.  Smile

So I believe that at least they have allocated seating on their flights?

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RE: Seat Allocation On Asian Budget Airlines

Fri Oct 27, 2006 12:49 pm

Bangkok Airways (PG) functions like any other scheduled regional carrier. Allocated seats, great service, meals served etc... Just look out for their colourful A320s! One of the best liveries out there.
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RE: Seat Allocation On Asian Budget Airlines

Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:05 pm

Quoting Joge (Reply 2):

So I believe that at least they have allocated seating on their flights?

They assign seats on check-in.

PG is an outstanding airline. This summer, I flew them BKK-RGN-BKK & BKK-REP-BKK-HKT. The best Y product that I have ever experienced.
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Joge
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RE: Seat Allocation On Asian Budget Airlines

Fri Oct 27, 2006 1:07 pm

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 3):
Allocated seats, great service, meals served etc...

That's good to hear! I was expecting much less, but it's always good news when it comes this way.  Smile Actually one of the flights I'll have is with an A320.

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RE: Seat Allocation On Asian Budget Airlines

Fri Oct 27, 2006 2:44 pm

Air Asia, along with Tiger Air do not offer preassigned seats.
JetStar Asia is the only one of the 3 major South Asia lowcost airlines that offer preassigned seats at check-in.
 
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RE: Seat Allocation On Asian Budget Airlines

Fri Oct 27, 2006 3:21 pm

Quoting Terryb99 (Reply 6):
Air Asia, along with Tiger Air do not offer preassigned seats.
JetStar Asia is the only one of the 3 major South Asia lowcost airlines that offer preassigned seats at check-in.

Thanks for the info. JetStar here in Australia doesn't seem to have seat allocation either, unlike JetStar Asia.

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RE: Seat Allocation On Asian Budget Airlines

Sat Oct 28, 2006 12:43 am

Going a bit west, in India SpiceJet offers assigned seating. And a constant free flow of bottled water, bisquits and sweets in the cabin, throughout the flight. But you can't buy anything (!), not even a sandwich or so - something Air Asia for instance makes a lot of revenue on.

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RE: Seat Allocation On Asian Budget Airlines

Sat Oct 28, 2006 1:39 am

Quoting Ryanair!!! (Reply 3):
Bangkok Airways (PG) functions like any other scheduled regional carrier. Allocated seats, great service, meals served etc... Just look out for their colourful A320s! One of the best liveries out there.

Exactly!

We had a hot breakfast in Y on a 35-minute flight BKK-PNH and free coffee and juice at the gate before departure. Definitely not budget!  Smile
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