this weekend I am doing a crazy flying trip up to Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos and Thailand, including (hopefully) flights on the PMT Air AN-24 and the Lao Airlines MA-60.
The schedules are (unavoidably) a little tight in places and i wanted tips and thoughts about the worst of them: in Luang Prabang, Laos.
I arrive from Siem Reap (via Pakse) on the MA-60 of Lao Airlines and continue to Vientiane. Whilst the onward flight is the same aircraft (therefore no risk of missing the actual plane due to prior delays), the time on the ground is 30mins and strictly speaking I am transfering from an international to a domestic flight.
I have already got my visa to avoid delays with visa on arrival, but does anyone have any ideas? Do I talk with the crew on the plane and tell them not to leave without me? Do I need to consider bribes? Will I get my through boarding pass in Siem Reap or will I also have to get a last minute boarding pass in Luang Prabang. I'm sure the airport is tiny - issues are delays at immigration and customs (no checked luggage though) and if I need to get a boarding pass.
It is critical as it's the last flight of the day and if I miss it, I miss my whole connection back to Australia!!!!