From Chiang Mai to Krabi on board AirAsia
Part 2 of our holiday in Thailand (read our trip report between Brussels and Bangkok), we decided to fly AirAsia (in Thai: ??????????) between Chiang Mai and Krabi. The aircraft is operated by Thai AirAsia, a joint venture of Malaysian low-fare airline AirAsia and Thailand’s Asia Aviation.
Flight: FD 3070
Date : 18 August 2018
Aircraft: Airbus A320 (HS-BBP)
From-To: Chiang Mai to Krabi (CNX-KBV)
Scheduled/Effective Time of Departure: 06:35/06:37 (GMT +7)
Scheduled/Effective Time of Arrival: 08:30/08:20 (GMT +7)
Scheduled/Effective Duration of the flight: 1 hour 55 min/1 hour 42 min
Online check-in was a hassle as it simply didn’t work, we had to wait until the airport to get our boarding passes. Unfortunately, we received random seats: 8E – 8F – 30F – 31F
AirAsia is a low-cost airline so we had to self check-in our luggage, until the machine broke down. On-time boarding but to a remote position by bus. As you can see on the images, the aircraft is fully-stickered with advertising: from bin to tray table.
AirAsia offers a buy-on-board menu, a selection of hot meals, miso- or mushroom soup, wraps, toast, sticky rice, juices, snacks, noodles, chips, a wide variety of hot and cold drinks. The airline offers its guests to pre-book meals through their website (at least 24 hours before the scheduled flight departure).
The flight was rather turbulent, a little word from the captain on the turbulence would have been appreciated, but after the flight he signed the kids logbook.
AirAsia is a low-cost airline and you clearly notice that, you can compare the airline with Ryanair in Europe.
Great trip report. Clearly the standards of Air Asia are low, even compared to Ryanair.