September 5, 2012

Air Asia Booked for Phnom Penh to Tokyo

This upcoming trip Tokyo has given me some migraines. I had a hard time choosing airlines and hotel accommodation. Everything seems expensive on this trip.

But I finally booked our tickets via Air Asia.

Coming from Phnom Penh, there is no direct flight to Tokyo. There are several stop overs you can choose from depending on which airlines you choose, namely:

Air Asia - stopover at Kuala Lumpur
Malaysia Airlines - stopover at Kuala Lumpur
Dragon Air - stopover at Hongkong and change to Cathay Pacific plane from Hongkong to Tokyo
Thai Airways - stopover at Bangkok
Korean Air - stopover at Seoul
Asiana Airlines - stopover at Seoul

I would have loved to try either Korean or Asiana Airlines so we'll have a chance to see Seoul, even if it's just their airport. Unfortunately, the flight timings do not match our itinerary.

My second choice was Dragon Air, not because I want a stop over in Hongkong but because I want to experience Cathay Pacific. But just like Korean and Asiana Airlines, the timings are not in sync with our schedule and it's a little pricier.

Thai Airways has nice timings but they're very expensive. I wonder why?

So the best option for us was Air Asia. I got the promo rate so I just added some extras for our convenience. I have pre-ordered our meals and booked seats with extra legroom.

Our total ticket cost? It's about $1,900 for two adults and 1 kid.  It's a very good rate compared to the other airlines.

We have flown in with Air Asia before and so far we haven't had any bad experiences. I am hoping this one will also be a smooth flight.