Bangkok Airways


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368 Bangkok Airways reviews

6/16/2019 Anders Pedersen

✅ Trip Verified | Travelled BKK to DAD 15th June 2019 on an A320. On time as usual. Changed initial ticket and preponed departure due to earlier international arrival. This proved to be easy without any hassle apart from some emails and a modest addition of 50 USD. If I change online the cost is horrendous. However, their helpdesk is fairly smooth and I could leave on an earlier flight for 49 USD which was OK. Got my BP in transit in BKK without any hassle. Free access to their (dry) lounge. Service on board is top notch for economy. Special meal provided, it was very delicious. Steel cutlery and wet towel. 2 drink rounds. Neat plane, fresh FA staff. I cant see how economy class can get any better apart from tedious bus-gating in Bangkok

6/6/2019 M Corden

✅ Trip Verified | Bangkok to Koh Samui. Easy Check-In, The Bangkok Lounge (available to everyone) was crowded but still comfortable and the food and refreshments options plus WiFi are a bonus. Boarded on time via a bus, but was organized and efficient. Plane left bang on time and flight was 50 mins, in this time 4 crew still managed to serve a small hot lunch with hot beverages. Aircraft was clean comfortable but quite old. There is nothing not to like about Bangkok Airways, arriving in Koh Samui bags were out in 5 mins.

5/17/2019 Anders Pedersen

✅ Trip Verified | Flew Danang to Bangkok 15/5-2019 on an A320. Excellent trip. Early check-in, peaceful airport, they call you and want to carry you onboard fro your airport hidings even 50 Minutes prier to kick. No faults whatsoever. Cheap as hell (202 usd return, inc. full service and luggage). Why struggle with LCCs which costs almost the same and always conflicts on luggage? Must admit the price of PG has gone down 30-50% after Vietjetair opened the same route for basically half the price. Good luck for them – I have had enough and costs always end up high anyway. Whenever I fly economy in this region I find that Bangkok Airways, when available on the route, are the obvious choice. Well, except for maybe Myanmar, Japan, Hanoi, where they tend to be expensive due to lack of competitors.

5/13/2019 Jack Koers

✅ Trip Verified | Bangkok to Koh Samui. They call themselves a Boutique Airline and they certainly are. Staff very attentive, flight was on time. On a 50 mins flight they managed to serve a delicious Phad Tai followed by Coffee. Like the good old days, Bangkok Air treated us like appreciated customers.

4/7/2019 Neil Reckers

Not Verified | Phnom Penh to Yangon via Bangkok. The check-in was easy with friendly staff. The cabin crew was very friendly and efficient. Passengers were offered proper warm meals during the both (short) segments of the journey. The aircraft cabins were well maintained. A great airline to fly with.

4/6/2019 K Patapong

✅ Trip Verified | Bangkok to Male in august 2018. As a regular user and premier member for Bangkok Air, I was curious to see try their business class. I had accumulated an excessive amount of miles which I used for this flight. They charged about $200 in tax, which is reasonable, some airlines charge more or less tax for award tickets like these. The flight was 3/4 full on the way to the Maldives, and completely empty on the way back. At check in, it was a strange feeling when I walked up to the usual business class counter to check in for my first international flight with them. The premier lounge was quite empty when we were there first, and then gradually filled up to capacity. There is hot food table service, but recently this has been discontinued. There is only self serve but there are still made-to-order items available. Instead of doing a boarding announcement, a gate agent walked around the boarding area with a sign up saying “business class/Premier members” which is actually a much better idea than making an announcement. I was first onboard, and was asked what I would like to drink. I settled with orange juice. For a half past nine departure, lunch was served, and the quality and quantity was more than adequate. They understand that you will definitely eat in the lounge, and not feel that hungry once on board. I felt that the clear plastic bowl of salad (with “royal project” branding, they’re a subsidised group of high-quality farmers) was a bit odd, but then the salad definitely felt fresh. The hot meal was also good, and there were 3 choices. We were also served macadamia nuts in a bowl before meal service. I asked if there was any snack before landing, and they only had more nuts. Drinks were plenty and me and my dad didn’t realise we finished an entire bottle of champagne as they just kept refilling! The seat is more than comfortable, like a big lazy-boy. The crew seemed odd. The usual interactive ness and down-to-earth feeling wasn’t there, it felt as if asking for something in the galley (something I’d always do) was met with a weird look. The flight attendant asked me to press the call button, but I personally like going to the galley and asking for something, as it’s better for both. Entertainment is provided in the form of an iPad, and is adequate for the flight duration. Arrival in Maldives, I wish I could say that our bags were first off the belt, but no. It was quick, though. The return journey, felt literally like a private jet. We walked straight up to the counter, and we were given fast track immigration. Turns out, the regular line had no queue at all, so we just went to the regular line! Boarding was called for 40 minutes before departure, and we were still in the lounge when not 5 minutes later “final call for flight PG712 to Bangkok.” So we ran down to the gate. There was No line. Turns out, the load factor on this flight was 21 in total. Including economy passengers, that’s a 4:1 ratio of passengers to cabin crew. Leaving 30 minutes early, then arriving 45 minutes early. When we got to the gate (which was a domestic gate, the flight continues on to Samui) the crew shut the curtain between economy and made sure it stayed shut, and we were whisked off to a private minivan. The minivan took a shortcut to international arrivals, and we were literally out without any other passengers in sight, with our baggage in tow. That is the best Bangkok to Male in August 2018.arrival experience ever. Overall, I am used to flying Bangkok air on short routes, and they perform okay on medium haul.

4/6/2019 M Avila

✅ Trip Verified | Great attention to detail, the staff is really nice and the service is very comfortable, bigger leg room in comparison of other similar airlines like Thai Lion and the catering service was really good for a regional airline, although there were not many choices but a hot meal on a relatively short flight with tea and coffee is an attention that makes it a very pleasant experience

4/5/2019 Mercedes Jaramillo

Not Verified | Krabi to Bangkok. Excellent service in the full extent of the word, from the help via email, the counters and the attention of all its employees is excellent, in addition to the services both on board and in its facilities in the pre-boarding area, very good service , Congratulations. ES: Excelente servicio en toda la extensión de la palabra, desde la ayuda vía correo electrónico, los mostradores y la atención de todos sus empleados es excelente, además de los servicios tanto a bordo como en sus instalaciones en el salís de pre abordaje, muy buen servicio, felicidades.

3/31/2019 A Hansela

✅ Trip Verified | Flying to Bangkok to Phuket. Older Airbus aircraft that was clean. Staff was friendly and there was a lot of legroom. I am 190cm tall and had no problems whatsoever. Flight was on time. Snack was a cookie with coffee. I recommend Bangkok airways as the service is great for decent prices.

3/25/2019 Thomas van Woerkom

✅ Trip Verified | Bangkok to Ko Samui. Chose my seat during my booking session, which was quite expensive to be honest for an economy flight of just over a hour. Online check-in performed, but took a while for my luggage to be dropped off due to a long line for all counters. Security was another extra 30 minutes. Seating at gates was insufficient and boarding by bus about 30 minutes late. Eventually seated with a good legroom. Departed quickly and free hot meal on this flight. No alcohol served. Edible, but not spectacular. Landing on time and luggage took a while to appear after we were dropped by cute buses.

3/24/2019 Thomas van Woerkom

✅ Trip Verified | Bangkok Airways is charging very steep prices for a route they have a monopoly on and takes only about an hour and 15 minutes to complete in an older ATR 72-500 in which you definitely can notice the age. Airport is quite a distance from Mandalay and you are required to enter through security prior to check-in. Check-in was slow, but were welcomed by a friendly agent who invited us to use their lounge. Bangkok Airways is definitely a boutique airline that offers complimentary drinks/snacks at certain airports for their economy passengers too. Lounge was ok with a limited snack offer (hot food and alcohol you would be charged for). Boarding was slightly late and went by stairs to ground. Welcomed by two lovely cabin crew and took only 15 minutes to get airborne. Complimentary meal provided with drinks (cold unfortunately as there is no galley in an ATR). Landing was hard but on time and we were quickly through customs.

3/20/2019 John Rolfe

✅ Trip Verified | For this flight I was connecting from a flight from London and when originally booked there was an over 3 hour transit time, however Bangkok Airways then cancelled this flight and we were booked on an earlier flight with only a 70 minute connection time. Our flight from London arrived late due to the Pakistan airspace restrictions and although we were met by a lady from Bangkok Airways and rushed across the airport we did not make the connection as the lady was not able to use any pressure to expedite the delay at transit immigration at security. However Bangkok Airways did get us on the later flight and the 4 hours in their lounge at BKK was ok! Once on board the A320 was quite tired and the seat cushions past their best. The flight arrived on time and they managed to serve a hot drink and a pastry in the 1 hour duration. In spite of the missed connection our luggage arrived on the flight so this was good!

3/20/2019 John Rolfe

✅ Trip Verified | Check in at Koh Samui Airport was very quick. Flight boarded on time. At Koh Samui airport you are bused from the terminal in small open buses and as we were seated in row 18 boarded by rear steps of plane. Seat legroom was OK for this short flight. Plenty of space available for my wheelie case in the overhead locker. Flight departed on time. We were served a breakfast of yogurt, fruit and a chicken sandwich, the sandwich was very dry so only had one bite! Cup of tea actually tasted of tea, which is not often the case on flights. We arrived in Bangkok on time. Bangkok Airways may not do everything right but offer a good service for a good price.

3/20/2019 John Rolfe

✅ Trip Verified | Chiang Mai to Koh Samui in Economy Class. Check in was quite quick at Chiang Mai and we used the Bangkok Airways lounge, which although basic is free for all passengers. Flight boarded on time and Bangkok Airways managed the boarding process quite efficiently and did not allow passengers to jump their allotted boarding group. The A319 was in good condition and was probably one of their newer planes. A hot meal service was provided on this flight and included seafood with noodles and whilst the noodles were a bit soggy the meal was very tasty. Cabin crew were very pleasant. Flight landed on time and not too long wait for baggage. Overall a very good flight.

3/10/2019 Michael B, Airbus A319 (319) v2 seat 22E

flew from Phuket to Bangkok. Im 192cm and the legspace is fine. Short flight, but good service.

3/10/2019 Michael B, ATR 72-500 (ATR) seat 2B

Great aisle seat, Im 192cm and the legspace was sufficient. If you want to get of the airplane quick, you should choose a seat in the back, they only use the back entrance for boarding.

3/5/2019 Jennifer Westfall

✅ Trip Verified | Chiang Mai to Bangkok. The boarding in Chiang Mai was a chaotic mess, and upon arrival in BKK there was no bus ready and we waited 20 minutes in the plane. Then the baggage took more than 1 hour to reach the carousel. All told, the waiting was longer than the flight. No one from came to the carousel to let us know and there was no announcement, but their office is near the domestic baggage carousels and the staff in there were utterly clueless and disinterested.

3/5/2019 W Steiben

✅ Trip Verified | Chiang Mai to Bangkok. Bangkok ground operations were a disaster. We waited 20 minutes on the plane for a bus to take us to the terminal. Then we waited 1 hour for the bags. Staff were friendly and useless.

3/2/2019 John Duffus

✅ Trip Verified | Phu Quoc to Bangkok. For some ridiculous reason, Bangkok Airways sent a reminder around 25 hours prior to departure reminding me to check in online. That would have saved so much time - only the airline does not permit online check in for this flight! Deciding to arrive early at the airport was a major mistake! Three check-in desks, yet the act of checking in was the slowest I can recall in decades of travelling. No doubt this was a result of many passengers with connecting code-share flights at BKK, but there were also ticket problems with some. To wait 30 minutes to get to a desk when there were only 40 passengers in the various queues before me was infuriating when a simple bag drop would have taken only minutes - had internet check in been an option. At this airport passport control also takes forever. Then Bangkok Airways uses a bus gate. Boarding was a slow joke with many passengers forced to bake in the midday heat with no cover and no access to sun protection cream. The two flight attendants seemed thoroughly bored throughout the flight. The gourmet ‘meal’ was a starchy stodgy spinach cream puff and a ‘hard’ coconut cream. I left most on the tray. Then at BKK another bus gate with a driver who seemed to take us all round the airport before doubling back. Had this been a budget carrier, I could have accepted its failures. For an airline with such a major reputation, this was a massive disappointment.

2/26/2019 Thomas P, Airbus A319 (319) v2 seat 4C

Good and smooth flight, quality meal but seats are very hard ; fortunately pillows are provided at every seat so you can have a comfortable flight.