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Booking Connecting Flights – Thailand & Vietnam

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Written by Adam Whitehouse

Posted, 22nd July 2022

As promised the team at Feel Free Travel has put together some guidance on booking connecting flights between trips. Due to there not being a huge amount of consistency in these short-haul routes we’ve made a bit of a cheat sheet instead of giving you exact flights to book.

These 5 tips below will give you peace of mind when booking those connecting flights 👇🏼

#1 – Earlier rather than later…

We suggest booking a flight as soon as possible on Day 15. The sooner you leave, the sooner you arrive and you’ll be grateful for that little extra time to shower and freshen up!

#2 – Book each leg separately…

For those of you doing Thailand followed by Vietnam, you’ll need to transfer via Bangkok. It would appear the easy option would be to choose Chiang Mai as your departure location and Hanoi as your arrival location and just click search. We suggest AVOIDING this option and booking the legs separately, pick an option from Chiang Mai to Bangkok and then Bangkok to Hanoi. This will give you time to relax at the airport to get some lunch between connections. Plus it avoids you arriving stupidly late that evening. Plus it avoids you arriving unnecessarily late that evening.

#3 – Double-check the airport…

When booking the legs separately it’s very IMPORTANT that you connect in the same airport. In Bangkok, you have 2 airports; (DMK – Don Mueang Airport) & (BKK – Suvarnabhumi Airport). It will make your life 1000% easier if you book from the same airport as they are 1 hour from each other. For those of you doing Vietnam followed by Thailand, this won’t be an issue as we can collect you from either airport in Bangkok 🙂

#4 – Be generous with timings…

When booking the 2nd flight it’s always a good idea to be generous with the amount of time between flights. If you can arrive in Bangkok before 10/11am this would be awesome, you’ll then be able to grab your next flight around 2/3pm. Arriving around 5pm would be perfect!

#5 – Have all your documentation ready…

Being prepared when heading to the airport definitely reduces the stress levels and gives you more time to shop and scoff your face. Be sure to have all the necessary documentation ready – passport, flight details & visa (check this yourself).

To Summarise…

We suggest aiming to leave Chiang Mai around 8am and then get a flight from Bangkok around 3pm. For those of you doing Vietnam followed by Thailand, you should try and arrive early afternoon to get settled before dinner and drinks that evening!


Feelfree

Written by Adam Whitehouse

Adam’s an exceptionally tall human and one of the co-founders at Feel Free Travel. You’ll often find him near the beach sitting in front of his laptop with a coffee in hand. When he’s not bashing away at his keyboard he’ll have a camera in hand shooting some cool and exciting new content!

Posted, 22nd July 2022

Feelfree

Written by Adam Whitehouse

Adam’s an exceptionally tall human and one of the co-founders at Feel Free Travel. You’ll often find him near the beach sitting in front of his laptop with a coffee in hand. When he’s not bashing away at his keyboard he’ll have a camera in hand shooting some cool and exciting new content!

Posted, 22nd July 2022

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