|April||Best time to beat the crowds (33% less expensive on average)|
|December||Most popular time to fly (27% more expensive on average)|
Average price of a return ticket
|RM 719||(avg. price over the last 2 weeks)|
Good deal for a return ticket
|RM 140||or less|
There are no direct flights for this route listed on KAYAK, the shortest multi-flight duration is 2h 55m.
In the past 3 days, the cheapest return tickets were found on AirAsia (RM 398), Multiple Airlines (RM 625) and Thai Airways (RM 1,317).
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Scores according to KAYAK customer reviews
Cons: "For a 1 hour flight from Chiang Mai to Bangkok, they served a delicious meal and hot beverages. Great seats in business class. Nice Thai lounge in Chiang Mai airport. Would definitely fly Thai Airlines again!"
Cons: "Staff tried to accommodate my vegetarian requirements but with limited success."
Pros: "Flight was very comfortable."
Cons: "Nothing really. It is just hard work doing such a marathon flight."
Pros: "We may not take Thai airways after our horrible experience with rude crews."
Cons: "Very rude flight attendants .."
Cons: "We were impressed that they served food"
Pros: "The Crew was amazing compare to the past. Very active with excellent service mind."
Cons: "Just keep the level of service mind like yesterday on flight then Thai Airways will come back again."
Cons: "Entertainment system is way too old"
Pros: "Food was good. Wine was better."
Cons: "Couldn't get an aerobridge slot at BKK. Odd for the national carrier. Not great with bags, going down stairs, having to take a bus to the terminal."
Cons: "Delayed, lack of information, uncomfortable seats"
Cons: "Food on the plane"
Pros: "Food is always good on Thai airways flights and flights are always good value for money. Staff were friendly and attentive."
Cons: "Everything was outstanding"
Pros: "My experience with the airlines was poor because I got downgraded without any explanation. Upon arriving at the airport, I kept hearing, 'just wait a second,' then, they would say, 'Im sorry.' In the end they issued a voucher to be used during a future flight, which will never be used."
Pros: "787 Dreamliner"
Cons: "Boarding organization could be better."
Pros: "The seats were super comfortable and they had lots of new movies and tv shows for entertainment. Free alcoholic bevies too!"
Cons: "No veggie food on board :("
Pros: "On time departure, big plane so window/aisle available with 2/4/2 seating"
Cons: "Not sure what the snack was, ancient entertainment system."
Pros: "Crew very good Seat getting old uncomfortable to sleep"
Cons: "Movies selection has been almost the same since a few months , some World movies never changed after 3/4 months"
Pros: "Food and entertainment were consistently good."
Cons: "The plane felt old, and wasn't as roomy as the plane for Melbourne to Bangkok. It felt like we we're sqwished into a tin can - it was like flying 15yrs ago. The plane was extremely hot at the back of the plane, but not in other parts. The service was average and if you asked for something it was done begrudgingly."
Cons: "Nothing I wish American domestic flights were as nice as Thai’s!!!"
Pros: "Crew were all very amazing and the seat are great"
Cons: "This is my first time to travel thru Thai airways and it was a very nice experience."
Pros: "2 empty seats next to me"
Pros: "Good food"
Cons: "Flight was over an hour late"
Pros: "Well done to all the crews."
Cons: "My flight from LA was delayed so my checked bag did not get transferred in time to come through with me from Taipei to Bangkok."
Cons: "No clear direction at boarding for lining up"
Pros: "Food service on a one hour flight."
Pros: "Polite staff, safe environment."
Cons: "Flight was slightly delayed and took off late."
Pros: "Boarding process has improved (SYD), the crew were friendly and attentive, my special meal (Indian vegetarian for something different) was quite tasty and even the entertainment options were good."
Cons: "Business class seats on the B747 - unless you’re sitting upright, they are one of the most uncomfortable seats I’ve experienced. TG either need to upgrade the seats on the B747 (very unlikely) or put another aircraft type the BKK-SYD-BKK route."
Pros: "They were very hospitable, and although it was a short flight, they fed us a warm snack. Very kind!"
Pros: "That we arrived"
Cons: "Late start, messy boarding, late arrival, got water spashed in mu face and the attendant didn't even apologize, full buses to go to the terminal an long wait for luggage. Quite poor. Also no entertainment, but that's usual on this flight."
Pros: "The service was great as was the space."
Cons: "I would have liked a window seat."
Pros: "On time Comfortable seats Great service"
Pros: "New plane, nice. Entertainment system is good but limited selection"
Cons: "Gate very far away, a good 700 meter walk! And very long immigration queue."
Pros: "The crew were faultless; looking after your every need - food choices in Business superb. And time for rest."
Pros: "Good food accompanied with excellent inflight service from crew members"
Cons: "Insufficient of good movies"
Pros: "Superb service, nice plane, confortable seats (business)"
Pros: "The crew were lovely and polite"
Pros: "Nice staff"
Cons: "The A330 was old, no charging ports for chairs, limited leg room and the entertainment system was a struggle to use"
Pros: "Quick flight with food service and entertainment"
Pros: "Very short flight"
Pros: "Quite quick -clean aircraft"
Cons: "Terrible entertainment options"
Pros: "We boarded on time, the crew were fantastic...very friendly and helpful. Food was plentiful but the salmon was somewhat dry. There were other options offered. The entertainment system worked but some more recent movies would have been appreciated."
Pros: "This was an extremely efficient service. The crew were very attentive, the aircraft was very comfortable and quiet - although more legroom would have been better!!"
Cons: "3 toilets out of order. Plane very old. Chilli food so hot inedible."
Pros: "I liked that they enforced the rule on boarding by rows as many airlines have given up trying to do that and its a free for all especially with certain groups of people."
Cons: "Entertainment system and seats are old."
Pros: "Inflight good. Food average. Unfortunately there was AirCond snag and delayed for over an hour, arrived KULAP safely."
Cons: "Attentive and helpful cabin crew."
Pros: "Overall, inflight service good except chief purser at the front of the aircraft rather arrogant. Others helpful, on delighting the a/c, ground staff helpful."
Cons: "All ok."
Pros: "Huge plane that wasn’t full so it was very comfortable. Boarding was quick especially since I’m a Star Alliance Gold member so was one of the first on the plane. Bags also came out first & delivery was very quick. Looking forward to flying Thai again several more times this month & wish I could experience their international service which I’m sure is stellar."
Cons: "Only thing I would mention is alcohol is not served but that’s apparently standard for Thai domestic flights."
Cons: "Bus gate on arrival"
Pros: "Landing 20 minutes ahead schedule."
Cons: "Nothing much to improve as it only 50 minutes flight"
Cons: "Attentiveness, we were miss for food purchasing was abit rush."
Cons: "the ground crew at departure lounge and arrival lounges are plain stupid. giving wrong info of departure gates. arriving crew didnt open the door .. buzy with handphone"
Cons: "Would be nice to have entertainment"
Pros: "The boarding was fast."
Cons: "Self-service boarding didn't work fully, causing some delay for my wife even though everything was in order. The flight was delayed and no over-the-air announcement or explanation or apology was given."
Pros: "The flight was okay, service was okay."
Cons: "Could be better if the departure was on time rather than delaying too much without clear explanation."
Pros: "The crew was amazing!"
Cons: "provide accesible wifi"
Pros: "Prompt boarding, leather seats with reasonable leg room, even with seat in front reclined. Efficient, friendly and professional stewards"
Cons: "Had to ask someone in terminal about getting our connecting flight"
Pros: "Quick turnaround."
Cons: "The crew wasn’t available during boaring in the cabin rather chit-chatting with fellow colleagues at the AFT galley."
Pros: "I tried their new selection of meals- butter chicken with rice. It was really good actually"
Cons: "As usual, I don’t really like the non-reclining seats on Airasia flights"
Cons: "3 hours flight delay"
Pros: "Staff were very helpful and friendly. Even let me off some money for a drink"
Cons: "Checking in took way longer than needed"
Pros: "very on time"
Cons: "chair abit small"
Pros: "The efficiency and professionalism of the crew."
Cons: "Nothing to dislike."
Cons: "No room for legs Flight was delayed without any information at the gate My wife was at a differtn row even if there was a free seat next to me. I had to pay to next to her during check-in."
Pros: "Pleasant counter service at the terminal."
Cons: "Half hour late"
Cons: "Flight delayed 2hrs"
Cons: "Always delay!!!!"
Pros: "Where is my bag. Please find my bag because many thing inside it."
Cons: "Fail tu makesure customer bag arrival safely"
Pros: "The aircraft was very clean!"
Cons: "2 months travel in SE Asia, 11 flights , 7 airlines. Only this flight did they want to charge hundreds for our luggage. They brought it down a bit but still cost more tha the tickets."
Cons: "It was a night flight. Inflight light was on almost throughout the entire flight."
Pros: "Ease of checking in -- and getting to the gate."
Cons: "No free entertainment and did not eat on flight"
Pros: "This is now our airline of choice between KL and Singapore and the next time we fly to Australia we will try flying with Air Asia. It was a very short flight so entertainment was not provided, and we were perfectly happy with that. Very reasonable fare. All staff were charming and very helpful. Highly recommend."
Cons: "The flight delayed for 6 hours and when we make inquiry they keep saying will update soon. On top of that, after informing that I'm vegetarian they still insisted me to take kfc. Ended up having wedges and bun."
Pros: "Crews are ok in general"
Cons: "I was detained at the ticket cutting counter because I carried extra plastic back for purchase at the airport. Apparently in HK they have absurd rules saying that you can only have 2 bags carry on. Any extra has to be charges. I never have that kind of rules before using Air Asia at the other country, especially we buy some presents at the airport. I end up throwing a few items away because I can't squeeze in everything in my carry on bag. I will no longer take Air Asia for the Hong Kong Route."
Cons: "Worst experience. Flight delayed more than 4 hrs and staff. Couldn’t accommodate us. Please make announcement that names must be given to accommodate people if you guys going to place people in such a way. Do not make us wait and finally say no more flight. That’s absurd."
Pros: "Captain address on delayed update and get free meal"
Cons: "Initialy no staff at gate to update the delay. Passenger left wondering. Luckly received alert from Kayak.com on the delay. Received sms at 9.05pm after 1 hour delay from Airasia."
Cons: "13 hour delay worst flight ever"
Pros: "Fuss free Friendly crew Pay for service"
Cons: "Tight seats Food comes in small portions Website user experience"
Cons: "Aircraft arrived slightly late"
Pros: "He flight boarded on tkme"
Cons: "The flight sat on the runway for ages and there was no explanation as to why we took off and landed so late."
Cons: "Seating is very uncomfortable."
Pros: "BOARDING very smooth n fast...more importantly punctuation very good"
Cons: "Value meal lousy (pocket pie)..both flight offer Same pocket pie,Rokki can't use at all..i notice cabin crew didn't check whether passengers apply seating belt at all."
Pros: "The Aircraf was brand new"
Pros: "The aircraf was brand new"
Pros: "Good landing despite bad turbulence."
Cons: "The flight was damn cold and freezing"
Pros: "Pilot was communicative and smooth landing"
Cons: "Long check in. Didn't allow us to mobile or online check in for some reason"
Pros: "Awesome services - on the air and on the ground"
Cons: "Can't think of any"
Pros: "fast and good"
Cons: "seat size"
Pros: "Plane was delayed twice and nothing was communicated. They where aware that we we missing our connecting flights and promised to give us accomodation overnight a KL. when we arrived at KL there was again no communication and they then told us there was to be no accomodation, they had flat out lied. I after about an hour lining up to get a replacement ticket for the next flight (which took unnecessarily long considering they knew this was happening hours in advance), we went to the airport hotel which I would have booked if they had not lied to me to find that it was booked out."
Cons: "An apppology for a start and hopefully some compensation"
Cons: "No a ala carte food available due to insufficient staff, no towel for shower and i need to use my own towel and carry the wet towel on the way back to Singapore, no hot water for shower, staff sitting down there to chit chat and a cleaner was preparing my lousy latte. Worst Plaza Premium Lounge experience!"
Cons: "Late. As always."
Cons: "No communication of baggage fees - desperate service"
Pros: "Getting off"
Cons: "No entertainment at all, sat on the back row the toilet smelt pretty bad and I had very little leg room, when the guy in front reclined his chair I had to stand up. Prices for food and drink were pretty good."
Cons: "Delay delay"
Pros: "Amazing crew Efficient staff"
Cons: "Few room for legs No USB charger No individual screen (we couldn't even see the subtitles on the chinese movie)"
Cons: "So hot on the plane and cramped."
Pros: "New planes. Spotlessly clean. Hard working helpful staff. Good boarding. Adequate legroom by modern standards. Food typical of economy these days. OK. But really good staff."
Cons: "Fried rice breakfast out of Rome. Mushy. But overall food out of Sydney, Rome and Shanghai, fine."
Cons: "The check in counter could open earlier. The line up was long. Our flight leaves at 0210 to Nanjing while the flights to Beijing leaves at 2:30 yet the check in counter open earlier than ours."
Pros: "Plane was okay/good. Crew was good."
Pros: "Plane was good (Economy class)"
Pros: "Flight was quick"
Cons: "Chairs were small and uncomfortable."
Cons: "Ground service staff (not individual) in PVG showed poker face to customers not only to me."
Cons: "MU ground service in PVG was fair during check in, it was not as polite as in HK."
Pros: "Seats are comfortable."
Cons: "Check in agents could have been more professional"
Pros: "I liked the snacks serviced"
Pros: "Crew worked hard in carrying out several meal and drink offerings. Seat had ample leg-room ( I am 6 ft tall)"
Pros: "Excellent, fully reclinable seating in business class and excellent service"
Cons: "Boarding gate was changed in Shanghai with no advance notice. Movie and music selections were limited and relatively poor."
Pros: "The ticketing and boarding process went well."
Cons: "The staff was short and rude at times and the food on the return trip was the same two choices for the meals and "breakfast" was a smear of tuna on a huge bun -- basically mostly bread. The movie selection was old and outdated."
Pros: "Left on time."
Cons: "Food very unappetising. Poor movie selection"
Pros: "Loads of space. Super crew,"
Cons: "Nothing. It was perfect."
Cons: "Layover long time and must to start to check in again"
Cons: "I was surprised for an overnight flight, no pillows provided, no toothpaste available, need to take hus from plane to terminal"
Pros: "It was cheap but I would not do it again"
Cons: "I made friends with another passenger who when texting his number introduced himself as ‘XYZ, flight from hell’. That pretty much sums it up but here’s a laundry list of issues I faced on the trip 1. They landed us in a different airport in China and did not inform us on how to get to the other airport (PVG). After several failed attempts of catching a taxi that accepts Visa or US dollars, we finally got a bus that ferried us 2. They also did not automatically transfer the luggage, so I had to carry my two checked in bags to the other one and then stand in a 45 min queue to get them checked in again 3. Unhelpful ground staff 4. Delayed second flight. After a shitty eight hour long layover, we got another 2 5. Horrible food 6. No ear plugs are available in the plane 7. Not a single apology from the crew about the delay Also, anyone who doesn’t speak mandarin needs to understand that the crew in China is not well equipped to understand and help you, so be prepared to have the translation struggle"
Pros: "The dinner and lunch service was weird as missing components of the both services came when we were finished eating .. Breakfast was much better"
Pros: "nice service"
Cons: "all passengers of economy almost boarded but we had to wait for a minibus to take us to the plane, this is ridiculous"
Pros: "clean cabin, nice service, smooth connection"
Cons: "some of the crew didn't understand English very well, not much movie choice on board"
Pros: "Punctual. Seat space better than most airline"
Cons: "Food is meh"
Pros: "The price and availability was a plus. Food and drinks was too. No personal entertainment....short flight anyways. If leaving or arriving from HKG, you will be taking the shuttle on the Tarmack, so you maybe out in the weather for a few. Clean and friendly. Would fly again."
Cons: "They rescheduled my return flight a few hours earlier, but offered no compensation....also it was about 30 minutes late. So what was the point in making the flight earlier?"
Pros: "Short layover, very good price."
Cons: "Very obvious the crew (at least in my section) have a problem with Non- Chinese people. Their attitude changed to others as well as me when they are asked for something. Very noticeable!!!!!!"
Cons: "The seats are very small and the food was horrible. The flight attendants were rude, they actually rolled their eyes on you when you asked for water"
Pros: "Nice new airframe, for what that's worth. Staff are attentive, friendly."
Cons: "Atrocious legroom & my legs are NOT long; like being in a stress position entire haul. BRUTAL. Flown many airlines to SEA, this was so bad it shocked me. The food (every 'meal' was poor, gross all-around but the "bacon & eggs" ....the egg didn't taste like real egg, bacon left raw. Inedible. The one exception was the chicken breast, that was actually a good standard... but they never have enough for everyone, and the rest of the meal was inedible. Almost no snacks offered, variety of drinks non-existent."
Pros: "No late flights."
Cons: "The first leg from Chiang Mai to Shanghai was so cramped. Very little leg room and the back was low also. They also made me take out my headphones at the beginning and end of the flight."
Cons: "transfer process in Shanghai choatic. Need to wait for staff to take me to transfer area. Airport staff in Shanghai rude."
Pros: "Personal, comfortable, easy"
Cons: "The breakfast pack was ok but the scroll thingy was dry and not very nice!"
Pros: "Crew are mostly willing to help."
Cons: "Economy passengers are not allowed to seat on unoccupied seat with more leg room, even though the seats are empty and available the whole flight. That’s a missed opportunity to give comfort to passengers that may give them a better survey score."
Pros: "I was running late, but staff acted efficiently so that I can board. Outstanding customer service!"
Pros: "The staff was excellent and nice . Looking after everybody same"
Pros: "same as before Staff excellent and nice with everybody"
Cons: "the foods"
Pros: "Clean, comfortable and ahead ov time"
Pros: "The food was better although drinks were not enough."
Cons: "Crew were hard to understand. When you ask again they tend to be rude and short. They did not help with luggage. The seat was very uncomfortable. Boarding was confusing because they made us go back and forth."
Pros: "good selection of movies"
Pros: "Good selection of movies"
Cons: "The food were not fresh and ill prepared"
Cons: "No hotel was provided for 24 hour stay.It is mentioned on their website to provide hotel for trips from Yvr"
Pros: "Lounge was very nice and the staff at the gate was great."
Cons: "Flying business and Immediately on board was asked for my menu choice for dinner. Flight departure was 830am! Language capabilities of the cabin crew seemed more like a Chinese domestic flight rather than an international one."
Pros: "The entertainment was great n the flight attendants were the best. I enjoyed the 14hr flight. I highly recommend China Eastern Airlines. The chow was delicious & the Jasmine tea was super yummy"
Cons: "Not Applicable."
Pros: "I do not think the check in staff could have been any more useless, they wanted us to collect our luggage at every transfer, the plane was cramped, obviously made for people a lot shorter than my 6 ft, majority of the food was not edible for western people. I will not be using them again."
Pros: "Their flight attendants were kind and the flight was on time"
Cons: "The plane was uncomfortable. The real downer was that somehow they lost a whole cartload of bags for a while, perhaps took them to a different carousel or something, so many of the bags from our flight didn't make it out until probably more than an hour after we had landed."
Cons: "Landed in Kunming only to find that there was no international terminal so I had to go through immigration to change planes. Showing up in China without a visa is a big no-no. China Eastern, whose flight crew spoke minimal English, didn't warn me about this at all. The soldier at the immigration desk was not amused by a US citizen without a visa, and it took much explaining and a couple of conversations between soldiers to be allowed a 24-hour visa. It was touch and go for a bit, leaving me wondering if I was to be turned away. NOT ACCEPTABLE!"
Pros: "Friendly staff"
Cons: "Very disappointed with seat, choice of movies and food was not edible. Very poor when compared to business class on other airlines."
Pros: "Can’t think of a thing !"
Cons: "Entertainment sound system is bad, must be bad quality headphone. Toilet is not enough for eco class, crew also hardly try to keep them clean and fresh."
Pros: "Food, service on board"
Cons: "Im not realize that my luggage is not direct to nagoya, so i need to claimed my luggage, re-check in and imigration in shanghai. I just have 2,5 hours to do all stuff. Thanks god i make it to onboard in time with help other passanger that let me do immigration check first."
Pros: "Professional and quick boarding"
Pros: "Just about everything"
Cons: "I had lower expectations. That's probably I did not dislike anything. I'd easily benchmark China Eastern to Cathay Pacific. Very happy. Will use China Eastern again. For sure"
Pros: "We didn't crash, and the crew spoke some English."
Cons: "The seats were uncomfortable, the movie options were limited, I couldn't get English subtitles on e flush movies which I needed because the only headphones one could use were the provided ones (due to the jack), but the sound quality was so poor and airline so loud that I couldn't follow. Also there was no menu or schedule to anticipate meals, and I was left hungry even with what was provided (14 hour flight). Certainly not Emirates."